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Classic CarsMini Shorty: When the Classic Mini Isn’t Mini Enough
Ever heard of the Mini Shorty? This model does not officially exist. Rather, it’s the nickname given to the original Morris Mini by fans who deem it too big and wanted to do something about it. The result is almost cartoon-like, as evidenced by some of the examples that are …
Test Drives2021 Porsche Taycan 4S: Elektrisch
Sharing platforms, powertrains and technologies between an automaker’s various brands and products is not only common these days but also critical to success. This has led Volkswagen AG to develop the new Audi e-tron GT right around the same time as the spectacular Porsche Taycan , which seems to grab …
First Drives2022 BMW i4 M50: First Electric BMW M Car is a Treat to Drive
Munich, Germany—The all-new BMW i4 M50 is the first M-branded electric car from BMW, spearheading the Bavarian automaker’s EV offensive along with the equally new iX crossover which we also took for a spin recently. We drove the i4 M50 on the roads between Munich and the Austrian border on …
Test Drives2021 Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle: Fun for the Entire Family
Ah, the minivan. For some reason, society has labeled the minivan as the soul-sucker of all cars, the one you “settle for” when you have no choice. And truthfully, today’s modern minivan is anything but a step down from other vehicles on the road. In fact, it’s a full level …
Test Drives2022 Nissan Frontier: My, How Times Have Changed
True story: I attended the media presentation of the previous-generation Nissan Frontier just a few days before my daughter was born. I even used that truck to get to the hospital and later return home. My baby girl is now 17 years old, and ironically the Frontier didn’t change at …
First DrivesLexus IS 500 2022 : The V8 Isn't Dead Yet
From 2008 to 2014, Lexus released a particularly radical version of the IS , one gifted with an impressive V8 engine. Alas, all good things come to an end and this model was erased from the catalogue. Last February, Lexus informed us last that the 5.0 L V8 engine was …
First Drives2022 Lexus NX: Four Powertrain Options FTW
The Lexus NX is the second most popular vehicle in the luxury brand’s lineup, yet it’s rarely one of the first names that come to mind when talking about premium compact SUVs. For 2022, Lexus went back to the drawing board and made some big, bold decisions. The Car Guide …

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ElectricNissan LEAF to be Replaced by Small Electric Crossover
Before the all-new Nissan Ariya electric SUV even goes on sale, the Japanese automaker said that a smaller utility vehicle would follow. Now we have confirmation that this model will replace the LEAF hatchback. Nissan ’s European boss, Guillaume Cartier, said as much in an interview with Autocar . The …
NewsToyota, Stellantis Announce EV Battery Plants in North America
People ordering one of the latest electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles on the market need to show a lot of patience due to centralized production and/or limited battery supplies. Those who have signed up for a Toyota RAV4 Prime can tell you all about it. We have great news to …
NewsWhat You Should Know Before Buying a 2011-2016 Hyundai Elantra
In partnership with Otogo.ca Looking for a small, affordable used car? Hyundai is certainly a brand to consider. In 2011, the Korean automaker launched a new generation of its Accent subcompact and Elantra compact sedan. The latter showed more dynamic lines that were not unlike those of its larger sibling, …
New ModelsFive-door Subaru WRX is Back… in Australia
In North America, the hot Subaru WRX stopped offering a five-door hatchback body style after 2014, leaving enthusiasts with just the four-door sedan. The new generation debuting for 2022 likely won’t change that. Now, if you’re wondering what could have been, you just have to look down under. Subaru has …
NewsWhat Are All-Weather Tires?
In partnership with Otogo.ca A new type of tire product called “all-weather” has grown in popularity over the last few years. These tires, which adorn the mountain and snowflake pictogram, are approved for winter but can also be used all year. They have nothing to do with conventional all-season tires.
Electric2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge Gets Price Cut, Extra Range
Volvo’s all-electric SUV, the compact XC40 Recharge , returns for its sophomore year with a pair of good news for Canadian customers. First, the company has lowered the base price. While the 2021 model started at $64,950 (plus destination and delivery), the 2022 model retails from $59,950. That’s a drop …
NewsAcura Integra to Offer 6-speed Manual Gearbox
The road leading up to the reveal of the all-new Acura Integra sometime in 2022 is full of small announcements, but the latest one has us pretty excited. In case you didn’t know already, Honda ’s luxury brand confirmed in August the return of its iconic compact sports car. More …
BuzzLo-Res Car Might Be the Strangest Car for Sale Right Now
Car enthusiasts who have always dreamed of getting their hands on a fancy concept to add to their collection have a unique opportunity to seize this week. Listed on auction website Bring a Trailer , the Lo-Res Car is an extremely futuristic-looking vehicle that wasn’t actually designed by an automaker …

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Test Drives2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV: Cheaper AND Better
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Test Drives2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1: Hardcore to the Mach
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Test Drives2022 Honda Civic: Back on Top
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Test Drives2021 Volkswagen ID.4: As Good as Advertised
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Test DrivesRoad Tripping in a 2021 Audi RS 6 Avant
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