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First Drives2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray: Already Fantastic
ANN ARBOR, Michigan— Two pre-production copies of the new, mid-engine 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray were among the three dozen vehicles submitted to the North American Car of the Year (NACTOY) jury for three days of testing. Both were 3LT models equipped with the essential Z51 performance package and virtually all …
Test Drives2019 Honda Civic Sport: Still Cool at 47
Originally introduced in 1972, the Honda Civic was a nimble little car priced to attract young drivers. Forty-seven years later, it continues to build on that tradition. Our most recent experience involved a 2019 Civic Coupe Sport and was quite refreshing. But this had nothing to do with its Mountain …
Special EventsNissan LEAF NISMO RC: The Future of Cars is Anything but Boring
A few days after the Global Climate Strike, the renowned Circuit Mont-Tremblant hosted its annual Fall Classic, which is a large gathering of performance enthusiasts and definitely not the place to be if you’re a Mother Nature advocate. That being said, Tremblant did its part to reduce greenhouse gas emissions …
First Drives2020 Dodge Charger Hellcat Widebody: The Survivor
SONOMA, California— SRT (Street and Racing Technology) is to FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) what AMG is to Mercedes-Benz or M to BMW. It’s an expert team of engineers, technicians and drivers who have become preachers of uncompromised performance. They have the brains, the skills, the tools and the financial resources …
Test Drives2020 BMW Z4: Resuming Where it Left Off
The Z4 roadster is back, fully redesigned and ready for action. It’s more powerful than ever and its performance and handling have been enhanced, in addition to boasting a more luxurious cockpit and new technologies. Simply put, it’s better than ever, but is it too late? See, just when the …
First Drives2020 Kia Forte GT: The Civic Si Can Rest Easy
A good way to stand out from other compact cars is to offer a sporty variant. Kia does exactly that with the Forte GT, and it openly admits that this model is designed to take on the Honda Civic Si and Volkswagen Jetta GLI . We recently attended a media …
Classic CarsRemembering the Subaru Baja…
Let’s take a trip back to the 2003 model year. Subaru introduced a funny-looking “lifestyle” vehicle that was equal parts sedan, SUV and pickup: the Baja . The goal was to offer a trendy option to young and active customers. How did that work out? The Origins Utility vehicles burst …
Spotlight on2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport to be Unveiled This Week
The Car Guide is heading to Chattanooga, Tennessee for the unveiling of Volkswagen’s new midsize SUV. The Atlas Cross Sport is the five-passenger version of the Atlas, which can seat six or seven people. Remember, the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Concept was revealed at the 2018 New York Auto Show, …
Test Drives2019 Lexus ES 350: Still the One
The Lexus ES may not be the brand’s best-selling car in Canada – that title belongs to the Lexus IS – but in is in the United States. By a mile. Needless to say, it’s an important model for the company and it couldn’t mess up the ES’ redesign. Flaunting …

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NewsEight-gen Volkswagen Golf Accidentally Revealed Before its Debut
Pictures of what appears to be the eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf have just been posted on the Facebook page of VW fans in Czech Republic, one week before its official debut. From the looks of it, the shots were taken at the German automaker’s plant that manufactures the Golf. We’ve seen …
NewsCar Drivers Should Still be Afraid of Pickups but not SUVs, Study Says
Today’s SUVs aren’t a major threat to occupants of smaller vehicles, according to a new study by the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), which is responsible for collision tests. However, mostly because of the weight imbalance, pickups still represent an outsize danger when they crash with cars. Back …
NewsJeep Gladiator Gets the Military Treatment
Leading manufacturer of light tactical vehicles AM General, together with Jeep, introduced a new light tactical concept vehicle at the Annual Meeting and Exposition of the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) on Monday. The Jeep Gladiator Extreme Military-Grade Truck (XMT) leverages the new pickup’s class-leading capabilities in order to …
ElectricNew Porsche Taycan 4S Model is Slightly More Affordable
As promised, Porsche is expanding the all-new Taycan range with the addition of a 4S model that’s slightly more affordable than the Turbo and Turbo S we’ve already tested. While these two generate up to 751 horsepower and offer a range of 381-450 kilometres, the Porsche Taycan 4S is a …
SEMACheck out the Six Ford Ranger Models for SEMA
Now wanting to wait for the 2019 SEMA Show to kick off in Las Vegas on November 5, Ford this week revealed the six custom-built Ranger models that will be featured at the event. In fact, with more than 50 vehicles on exhibit, the Blue Oval will boast the largest …
New Models2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport: Tag Team
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee – As North-American consumers are scooping up SUVs like crazy, it only makes sense for a manufacturer to offer as many as possible and cover as many segments it can. Volkswagen currently has two utility vehicles in its Canadian and U.S. model lineup, but a third one will …
News2019 Bentley Flying Spur Makes Canadian Debut in Montreal
The Car Guide was on hand at Bentley Montreal for the Canadian premiere of the new 2019 Bentley Flying Spur , which marks the third generation of the British luxury grand touring sedan. Bentley designers and engineers made sure to wow brand enthusiasts and potential customers. They drew inspiration from …

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Test Drives2019 Infiniti QX50: A Softer Side
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Test Drives2019 Toyota Sienna: Long in the Tooth
When a vehicle segment declines in popularity, or even when it stagnates, automobile manufacturers have a tough decision to make. Should they abandon the segment because designing and engineering a new-generation model won’t be profitable, or just keep selling the current model until interest dries out? Obviously, most automakers have …
Test Drives2019 Volvo XC40: Still in Seduction Mode
Volvo’s smallest SUV has been on sale for about a year now. We love it enough to have handed it the Best Buy title in its category for the 2019 model year, and it’s a breath of fresh air in its segment—at least from a design perspective. We thought it …
Test Drives2019 Lamborghini Urus: Heavy Artillery
The Italian automaker has always relied on low-volume, super-expensive cars to turn a profit, but since consumers rich and poor want SUVs, Lamborghini had to create one of its own. Well, not exactly. The 2019 Lamborghini Urus adopts the same platform as the Audi Q8 , the Bentley Bentayga and …
Test Drives2019 Buick Envision: Premium, Not Luxury
If the Buick brand is doing well on the Chinese market, it’s been in search of an identity in North America for quite a while now. Which is ironic, since it’s one of the oldest domestic brands still in business. What is Buick anyway? Can it be considered a mainstream …
Test Drives2019 Audi A7 Sportback: Style and Poise
The first-generation Audi A7 made its mark by boasting a timeless design and will likely be regarded as one of the most beautiful cars ever produced by the German brand. And yet, function wasn’t sacrificed for form, as the A7 remained practical for the daily grind, even more so than …
Test Drives2019 Mazda3 GT AWD: The Art of Making Sedans Fun and Compelling
As you all know, sedans have lost big market shares to SUVs and crossovers in recent years, so much in fact that American manufacturers are almost completely abandoning them. Those who continue forward need to stand out from the more spacious and practical utility vehicles by offering higher quality, better …
Test Drives2020 Hyundai Elantra: Still Good Enough for Bronze
The Hyundai Elantra is one of the most popular cars in Canada. And for good reason. Despite a drop of about 9 percent last year, it still sold more than 41,000 units. Korea’s finest compact ranks third in the country behind only the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla. The quality …

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Light on the 2019 Mazda MX-5 by Gabriel Gélinas
This introductory video, led by automotive journalist Gabriel Gélinas, is a perfect example of why the Mazda MX-5 won the best-buy title in the convertible segment of the 2020 Auto Guide... Whether with her soft roof on the standard model or remote-controlled hardtop in the MX-5 RF grand touring version, …
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Focus on the Mazda 3 with Gabriel Gélinas
The Mazda 3 wins the Best Buy Award in its category in the 2020 Auto Guide. It has an athletic look, and the addition of the optional all-wheel-drive makes this compact a great upgrade to the Quebec market. Here is a car to discover under the keen eye of journalist …
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2020 Mazda CX-30
Described as a new core model, the CX-30 slots between the diminutive (too small for some) CX-3 and the popular CX-5 . It embodies the latest evolution of Mazda’s KODO design language, with a particularly sexy hood line and rear section, while adding sizable cladding around the wheel arches for …
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Audi Q4 e-tron concept
Smaller than the e-tron quattro , the new Q4 e-tron Concept features a long wheelbase that maximizes interior room. In terms of size, it stands at 4.59 metres long, 1.90 metres wide and 1.61 metres tall. During the press conference, Audi president and CEO Bram Schott announced that the Q4 …
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Volkswagen ID. Buggy
Barely four metres long and slightly less than two metres wide, the I.D. Buggy concept is a cute nod to the good old dune buggies that were powered by Volkswagen Beetle engines. As was the case then, it comes standard with rear-wheel drive. However, an AWD system could be fitted …
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