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TiresMichelin’s Airless Tire is Getting More and More Serious
While car tires have changed very little over the past few decades, some manufacturers are taking big steps to revolutionize the way we drive. Back in June, Michelin hosted the world premiere of its innovative new Uptis airless tire in Montreal with the promise of eliminating flats for good. A …
PreviewsDiesel Pickup Comparison: Who’s the Best at What?
Getting the most bang for your buck, isn’t that what everyone wants when it comes to buying a new car or truck? Full-size pickup owners would certainly say yes, because they use them for all sorts of applications: work, play, family, travel, etc. As you know, three of the four …
Test Drives2019 Honda Accord Touring: Still a Go-to Car, But…
The latest Honda Accord is an award-winning sedan for many reasons. For the record, it was voted as the 2018 Car of the Year in both Canada and North America, while earning a 2019 Best Buy award from The Car Guide . But as you know, the auto industry can …
TiresHow to Tell if Your Tires are Still in Good Condition
We all wonder the same thing when the time comes to install winter tires on our cars. We take a look at the tread and try to determine if they’ll be good enough to last through the season. A tire’s longevity is not about the number of kilometres you travel.
First Drives2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV: Once Again the Range Champ
A lot of things have changed since the Chevrolet Bolt first hit the market in 2017. Once alone in its class, the brand’s all-electric hatchback has seen a number of highly competitive models also fight for consumer dollars. The list includes the Hyundai Kona Electric , Nissan LEAF PLUS , …
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 …

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TokyoMitsubishi MI-TECH Concept is Another Cool Electric Buggy
We finally have an answer to the mysterious teaser released by Mitsubishi a few weeks ago as the new MI-TECH Concept made its global debut at the 2019 Tokyo Auto Show. Reinforcing its commitment to electrification, particularly plug-in hybrids, the Japanese automaker says this small-sized SUV concept—which definitely takes a …
NewsVolvo, Audi Both Withdraw From the Montreal Auto Show
Volvo and Audi have just taken their names off the list of automakers planning to attend the 2020 Montreal Auto Show in January. According to a report by Driving , the two European companies have decided to follow the lead of Mercedes-Benz , which announced last month that it is …
TokyoToyota Unveils e-Racer Concept at the Tokyo Motor Show
TOKYO, Japan – The 46st edition of the Tokyo Motor Show was filled with electric vehicles, autonomous driving technology as well as solutions for personal mobility and last-mile mobility. Stuff that doesn’t exactly set automobile enthusiasts’ hearts on fire. Toyota is also showcasing a slew of electrified products, from commercial …
TokyoNissan Ariya Concept: A Bold Look to the Future
In addition to the IMk Concept, which essentially targets the Asian market, Nissan used the 2019 Tokyo Auto Show to unveil the new Ariya Concept. Larger than the Qashqai yet smaller than the Rogue , this crossover stands out with a fully electric powertrain. By the way, Nissan is one …
TokyoAll-new Honda Fit Makes its Global Debut with Hybrid Tech
The fourth-generation Honda Fit , also known as Jazz in certain markets, has just unveiled at the 2019 Tokyo Auto Show in Japan. The biggest news, of course, is the introduction of Honda’s advanced two-motor hybrid powertrain as standard (under the newly established “e:HEV” product name). This will set the …
TokyoLexus LF-30 Electrified Concept Unveiled in Tokyo
TOKYO, Japan – Like many other manufacturers, the Toyota Motor Company is electrifying its future with expanded development of plug-in hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell technologies, but also fully electric powertrains. Luxury brand Lexus will also benefit from these new forms of electromobility, and to showcase what’s in store for …
TokyoMazda MX-30 Becomes the First All-electric Mazda
TOKYO, Japan— Mazda has just unveiled the all-new MX-30 at the Tokyo Auto Show in Japan. The brand’s first-ever electric car is designed as a coupe-like compact SUV and features a new electric powertrain called “e-Skyactiv.” Embodying the next phase of KODO styling, the MX-30 boasts simple, clean surfaces with …
NewsHow to Get a 700-hp Ford Mustang GT for $50K
Remember the awesome Roush Performance Mustang Stage 3 we told you about last spring? This is almost as good… and considerably cheaper, too. A Ford dealer in Tennessee, Brown Lee Performance, is getting a lot of attention these days for selling 700-horsepower Mustang s at a cool price of $39,995 …
NewsMazda Has a “Surprising” New Diesel Engine in Store for 2020
One could be forgiven for not knowing exactly where Mazda is going right now. Just as the small Japanese automaker prepares to unveil its first-ever all-electric vehicle at the Tokyo Auto Show, we hear from one executive that Mazda is still committed to diesel engines despite their rapidly decreasing popularity.

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Test Drives2019 Mercedes-Benz G 550: As Desirable As Ever
There are a few cars and trucks on the market that have achieved such a level of admiration and desirability, that only a major screwup from the manufacturer could tank its sales. The Porsche 911 has reached this level, and so has the Jeep Wrangler . Here’s another one: the …
Test Drives2019 Ford Mustang BULLITT: Call Me Steve
Although Ford is trying hard to convince us that a turbo four-cylinder Mustang is awesome, this sports car is much more delectable with a good ol’ V8. For those who believe they’ll lack originality by purchasing a Mustang GT, and who can’t swing a Shelby GT350, there’s the BULLITT. In …
Test Drives2019 Mazda CX-3 GT: Staying in Shape
As more and more small crossovers are hitting the market, consumers are trading in their cars for these urban runabouts. The Mazda CX-3 was introduced for the 2016 model year and was quickly adopted for its athletic styling, fun-to-drive character and reasonable price. In order to compete with popular rivals …
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 …
Test Drives2019 Infiniti QX50: A Softer Side
Out of the three Japanese luxury brands on our market, two are struggling with sales decreases almost every year for the past decade. While business is good at Lexus, Acura and Infiniti seem to have lost their identity along the way. It’s particularly challenging for Infiniti, the least successful of …
Test Drives2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross: Pricey In-betweener
Now in its second year on the market, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is the brand’s newest and most distinctive product, yet it doesn’t enjoy the kind of success executives had hoped for. Not quite a compact or a subcompact SUV, this model aims to fill a relatively small void between …
Test Drives2019 Subaru Forester: Less Quirky, More Practical
The Forester has been thoroughly redesigned for the 2019 model year and has gained a slew of improvements. However, like many other Subaru models, it seems to be stepping away from the brand’s traditional quirkiness in order to attract a wider audience. Subaru loyalists may not be too thrilled, if …

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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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