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BlogGeneral Motors is Reducing its Car Lineup. So?
American giant General Motors recently announced the upcoming closure of its Oshawa assembly plant as well as four more in the United States in two others outside of North America. This despite an investment of more than $1 billion in 2008 to modernize the facility, and where build quality was …
Spotlight on2020 Volkswagen Passat: We’re Heading to Arizona
The Car Guide is on its way to sunny Arizona in order to get a first peek at the totally redesigned, 2020 Volkswagen Passat . The North-American version of the midsize sedan is in its final testing stages at the German brand’s proving grounds, and that’s where we’ll get to …
Test Drives2019 Volvo XC40: Icing on the Cake
The subcompact luxury SUV segment reminds me of carrot cake. Nobody is reinventing anything, but rather recycling an old idea presented in a better-looking shape. If you’re going to sell carrot cake, you’d better have a solid recipe if you plan on outselling your competition. Volvo, with its XC40, has …
Comparative TestsFull-size Pickup Comparison Test: Battle Royale
In Canada and in the United States, full-size pickup trucks are bread-and-butter vehicles for Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The Ford F-Series largely dominates on the sales charts, followed by the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra —when added together—and the …
Test Drives2019 Lincoln MKC: Fingers Crossed
It would be unfair to call the 2019 Lincoln MKC a bad purchase, because it isn’t. On its own, Lincoln’s compact luxury SUV pushes many of the right buttons as far as what consumers are seeking in this segment. The problem is that it’s submerged in a sea of excellent …
Tips & Advice: Protect your carCar Accident: Who’s Liable?
This article is an advertorial brought to you by le Groupement des assureurs automobile Auto insurance compensation rules aren’t always well understood. Here’s how they actually work. It’s Your Insurer that Establishes your Liability in a Collision Even if the police come to the scene of an accident, they’re not …
Test Drives2018 Kia Optima: Beauty and Brains
Times are tough for midsize sedans, as they used to be bread-and-butter vehicles for every mainstream manufacturer doing business in North America. With the current shift to SUVs, passenger cars are losing ground, and yet, they’ve never been so good. A midsize sedan offers space, comfort, refinement and fuel economy, …
First Drives2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE: The Obligation to Excel
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – These days, if a luxury carmaker wishes to survive, it must excel. With mainstream brands like Hyundai, Kia and even Toyota constantly upping their game in terms of sophistication and technology, the pressure to innovate for premium nameplates has never been so high. Mercedes-Benz is particularly …

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NewsNissan GT-R50 by Italdesign: Production Confirmed!
The Japanese automaker has just confirmed that the GT-R50 by Italdesign—which boasts bodywork penned by the Italian design firm—will be produced in limited quantity. As a matter of fact, only 50 units of the supercar will be sold for global consumption, and Nissan promises that the body is practically unchanged …
DetroitLexus will Unveil an Even Mightier RC F in Detroit
The 2019 Detroit Auto Show is already coming up, and as usual, we’ll be there to cover all the latest and coolest automotive news. Lexus is eager to share with us what it’ll bring to the show this year with an even more outrageous version of its already bonkers performance …
NewsVolkswagen's Next Generation of Combustion Engines Could be its Last
With the inevitable arrival of electric vehicles from all carmakers, the faith of the good old internal combustion engine, which continues to power the vast majority of cars and trucks on the road, looks bleak. Volkswagen has been clear and concise about this: its next generation of gasoline engines will …
Los AngelesFord Aims to Reinvent the Auto Show Experience
This past summer at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed, Volkswagen's global chairman Dr. Herbert Diess proclaimed in an interview that “motor shows are dead.” The bold statement by Diess didn't translate to what was seen at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, an event where Volkswagen has a large …
NewsThe Car Guide’s 2019 Best Buys: Hyundai Kona
The Car Guide’s Best Buys are announced each year in many vehicle categories, but the one that’s gaining the most popularity these days is the subcompact SUV segment. New models are continually being added, and consumers are turning to this type of vehicle instead of shopping for conventional cars. In …
NewsMahindra Roxor: for Off-Road Adventures
A new all-terrain vehicle just arrived in North America, but in fact, it’s not really new. The Mahindra Roxor is classified as a recreational vehicle, it isn’t street-legal and it competes with side-by-side vehicles sold by many mainstream brands on the market. We already know what your first question is.
Los Angeles2020 Porsche 911: A Classic and More Modern 8th Generation
Porsche’s decision to unveil the eighth generation of its flagship model as a prelude to the Los Angeles Auto Show was no accident. Not only have the 911 and California been inextricably linked for over half a century, but this state alone is one of the vehicle’s most important markets.
Los Angeles2019 BMW 8 Series: World Premiere in Los Angeles
The 8 Series Cabriolet is slated to hit Canadian BMW dealerships in March 2019. The first model to launch will be the M850i xDrive, powered by a 4.4-litre turbocharged V8 that produces 523 horsepower and 553 lb.-ft. of torque. With a $131,500 price tag, this vehicle gives BMW an edge …
Los Angeles2019 BMW X7: The 7 Series’ Alter Ego
Rounding out BMW’s line of luxury SUVs, the new X7 aims to prevent the Bavarian brand from losing buyers to the Mercedes-Benz GLS . The X7 is a very important vehicle for BMW, particularly in North America, where nearly 65% of the automaker’s SUVs are sold. In fact, the automaker …

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Test Drives2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid: Focusing on What’s Doing Well
While the rest of the vehicles in Acura’s lineup are scavenging what they can to remain relevant in their respective categories, Honda’s luxury division currently delivers a one-two SUV force that begs to be reckoned with. Essentially, even if Acura were to restrict its lineup to only the RDX and …
Test Drives2018 Genesis G80: the Luxury Without the Prestige
Launching a new luxury car brand takes guts, determination and deep pockets. However, Hyundai is pretty confident that over time, its Genesis brand will spread its wings and become a sought-after alternative to the German luxury marques. Or at least, to Lexus, Infiniti and Acura. To make Genesis’ launch even …
Test Drives2018 Mazda MX-5 RF: Simplify Your Life
As I’m writing this, Mazda has already announced an updated version of its little roadster. The 2019 Mazda MX-5 will feature slightly more power from its naturally aspirated 2.0-litre four cylinder. You might imagine then, that reading a review of the 2018 model is irrelevant. Well, not exactly. Because many …
Test Drives2018 Subaru Crosstrek: Trendy Contender
Back in 1994, sensing that sport utility vehicles were going to be popular, Subaru wisely took a Legacy wagon, jacked up the suspension, added body cladding and with a few more changes, created the Outback. Over the years, it’s become an alternative to big, clumsy SUVs and helped put Subaru …
Test Drives2018 Honda Civic Si: Sports Car or Fast Economy Car?
When I shared that I was testing the 2018 Honda Civic Si on social media, stating that it was a “great little sports car,” I had some pushback on that characterization. Some people took issue that a Civic could be labeled a “sports car.” It’s understandable if you only consider …
Test Drives2018 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400: The Excellent Compromise
We’re looking for a powerful and luxurious compact sedan? Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are probably the first brands that pop into our collective minds, but there are many more to choose from, such as Japanese brands Acura, Infiniti and Lexus, Swedish brand Volvo, Italian brand Alfa Romeo, Korean brand Genesis …
Test Drives2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: Hell Bent
After it was released back in 2006, the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 was considered a poor man’s alternative to a Porsche Cayenne Turbo, rocking a 6.1-litre HEMI V8 with 425 horsepower and a chest hair-raising soundtrack. It was fast, it was relatively affordable—compared to the Porsche—and it was very popular.

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2019 Mazda3 unveiled in L.A.
We knew it was coming, and Mazda had teased us with some technical information, telling us the car would feature its revolutionary SKYACTIV-X engine , as well as an all-new platform and styling derived from the absolutely gorgeous Kai concept car it presented last year …
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2019 Lincoln Nautilus
Soon, all the MK nameplates will be retired; for now, the MKX name—only two years into its new generational-cycle—has been changed to the Nautilus, an adventure and journey description also depicted by the Navigator and Continental. Despite the name change, the Nautilus still sits on the same platform as the …
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