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First Drives2019 Hyundai Kona electric: Guaranteed Home Run
LOS ANGELES, California – The Car Guide has fallen under the spell of the 2019 Hyundai Kona, based on its quality of assembly, versatility, design, driving experience and value—and that’s why we have unanimously named it the best buy in the subcompact SUV segment for 2019. While our journalists debated …
Test Drives2019 Nissan 370Z NISMO: Endangered Species
Twenty years from now, or even sooner, autonomous and electric vehicles will take up a significant portion of our roadways, and people will start losing interest in driving. No one likes being stuck in traffic, and as long as humans drive cars and cause accidents by distraction or lack of …
Previews2019 Honda Fit Preview
The subcompact-car segment has been struggling over the past few years, as compact-sized models benefit from more interesting finance and lease incentives, and small crossovers are taking over in the hearts of North-American consumers. Still, and more than ever, subcompact cars are affordable, spacious and versatile. In the case of …
Test Drives2018 BMW M3 CS: One Last Brilliant Flash of Speed
Only 1200 units of the BMW M3 CS have been produced, and only 52 cars were allocated for Canada. Rare and fast? You bet. The CS is a more powerful and more dynamic M3. Its release also signalled the end of the line for the current generation of the 3 …
Test Drives2018 BMW M2: Shivers Down Your Spine
I could sum up my review of the 2018 BMW M2 in one simple sentence: it’s brilliant, and you should buy one now. Obviously, no one will be surprised to read this, because ever since BMW’s baby M car hit the road in 2015, the automotive press has been smothering …
First Drives2019 Kia Forte: The Smart Sedan
MONT-TREMBLANT, Quebec – The Forte hasn’t had it easy ever since it was introduced for the 2010 model year. At the time, it represented a good leap forward compared to the Spectra it replaced, with much-improved refinement, a more engaging drive and a more attractive design. However, competing in a …
First Drives2019 Audi e-tron Quattro: Driving the Prototype in Namibia
BITTERWASSER, Namibia – There’s a gathering storm over the horizon on the wide expanse known as the Salt Pan in Bitterwasser, on the edge of the Kalahari Desert in Namibia. A huge dust cloud is getting bigger and bigger, and you quickly realize that this sandstorm isn’t caused by the …
Spotlight on2019 Kia Forte: We’re Driving it This Week
The Car Guide will be getting behind the wheel of the Kia’s compact sedan, which receives major overhaul for the 2019 model year. Overall, the Forte is longer, higher and wider, and in addition to a new exterior design, the car receives a new cockpit that provides more rear-seat leg- …
First Drives2019 Ford Edge ST: Yes, it's a Thing
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – as journalists, it’s our duty to put aside any subjective opinions we may have and remain as objective as possible. But sometimes, the subject matter is so outrageous that’s it’s difficult to keep your head cool. Take the vehicle you see here, the 2019 Ford …

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NewsPorsche Launches the Panamera GTS
Like death and taxes, the arrival of the GTS edition for the second-generation Panamera line was a certainty, and we can expect one for the recently redesigned Cayenne as well at some point. The 2019 Porsche Panamera GTS and GTS Sport Turismo offer a sportier appearance, unique suspension settings and …
New ModelsA New Aston Martin Hypercar on the Way
Even before starting to produce the Valkyrie, as well as the Valkyrie AMR Pro, the first two hypercars of the English brand, a third one has been confirmed. Baptised 003 for now, this car should arrive on the market at the end of 2021, and should be equipped with a …
NewsChevrolet Announces Pricing for the 2019 Silverado 1500
We now have an idea of how much the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will cost, which has been thoroughly redesigned and will soon be on sale. The Silverado 1500 Work Truck Double Cab 2WD will get a base MSRP of $35,000 before freight and delivery charges of $1,795. Then comes …
News2019 Jeep Renegade: New Engine, New Styling
Introduced for the 2015 model year, the subcompact Renegade is getting some changes in order to remain competitive, now that it has more competition than ever with the recent launches of the Nissan Qashqai and Hyundai Kona . The biggest news is the arrival of a turbocharged and direct-injected, 1.3-litre …
News2019 Ford Ranger: Power, Torque and Towing Capacity Announced
Ford has just released some more technical information on its Ranger pickup that will hit the North-American market later this year. And it’s already touting class-leading payload and towing capacities. The midsize 2019 Ford Ranger will be equipped with a turbocharged 2.3-litre four-cylinder engine that will develop 270 horsepower and …
NewsPorsche 911 Speedster to be Offered in 2019
Last June, Porsche celebrated the 70th anniversary of its sports cars by introducing the 911 Speedster Concept , designed to focus above anything else on delivering a pure driving experience. Painted silver and white, it boasted a chopped windshield and shor…
BuzzSmyth Performance Transforms Cars into Pickup Trucks
Back in 2012, after creating Factory Five Racing and co-founding Local Motors, Mark Smith established a small conversion-kit company in Wareham, Maine called Smyth Performance . His first project was to convert an Mk4 (1999-2005) Volkswagen Jetta sedan into a pickup truck, and sell the kit to consumers seeking an …
Paris2019 BMW 3 Series: Here it Is!
We knew that an all-new generation of the BMW 3 Series was about to be revealed, but we were expecting it to appear later this year. However, it just made its world debut at the Mondial de l’automobile show in Paris. Much Less Conservative This new generation of the iconic …
ParisThe 2019 Porsche Macan Gets a Refresh
Introduced in 2014, the Porsche Macan quickly became the brand’s most popular vehicle, bringing Porsche at more affordable levels to attract a new clientele. After making its world debut at the latest Shanghai Auto Show, the Macan made its European premiere in Paris. As usual at Porsche, the 2019 Macan’s …
ParisInfiniti Unveils its 563-hp Project Black S in Paris
Like many other automotive manufacturers such as Volvo, Infiniti has committed itself to bring electrified vehicles to market, including a fully electric car by 2021 . To that effect, the luxury brand unveiled a prototype equipped with what it calls a dual-hybrid electric powertrain, borrowing Formula 1 technology. At this …

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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 Jeep Wrangler Sport Unlimited V6: Back to Basics
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Test Drives2018 Lincoln MKZ: Quietly Slipping By
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Test Drives2018 Hyundai Sonata: Reasonably Priced and Highly Capable
The 2018 Hyundai Sonata received a mild update this year, improving on an already solid offering from the Korean manufacturer. Gone are the days when Korean cars were considered inferior to the Japanese and this vehicle should be on anyone’s test-drive list. Hyundai still hasn’t managed to pass the midsize …
Test Drives2018 Subaru Crosstrek: Trendy Contender
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Test Drives2018 Dodge Durango SRT: Pro Linebacker
When Dodge was fine-tuning the 2018 Durango SRT around Virginia International Raceway, it tested the rig with and without an air intake fitted in the lower left corner of its front fascia. Realizing it was quicker this way around the track by 1.2 seconds, the SRT geeks decided to leave …

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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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2019 Mazda CX-3 - Test Drive
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1994 BMW 540 - Throwback Thursday
4-litre 32-valve V8, producing 282 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. Not impressed? Well it was impressive when the BMW 540 hit the showroom in 1994. To watch all our most up to date content, check out our TV show schedule - https://www.guideautoweb.com/en/motoring-tv/schedule/ Check out our website for full episodes …
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2018 Hyundai Kona - Test Drive
Hyundai Kona is the newest member to the hot CUV segment and is taking dead aim at the likes of the Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3 and the Toyota C-HR. So does the Kona have its work cut out to make inroads on the established? Graeme goes for a drive. To …
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Top 1010 Things you Need to Know About the New 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe
Hyundai’s Santa Fe crossover enters 2019 as a nearly all-new vehicle. If you’re shopping for a midsize crossover, make sure you look into this value leader. We’ve written a full review of the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe , so make sure you read up on it. A new vehicle purchase …