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First Drives2020 Hyundai Sonata: Awesome… Just Like the Others
Hyundai recently invited us to its assembly plant in Alabama, where the Sonata , Elantra and Santa Fe are all built, not to mention the future Santa Cruz pickup. We were introduced to the completely redesigned 2020 Sonata, a finalist for the North American Car of the Year award along …
First Drives2020 Hyundai Venue: The Perfect Fit for the Right Customers
Just before our test drive of the all-new 2020 Hyundai Venue, we received a short message from the company’s public relations staff. Basically, they asked us to put ourselves in the customer’s shoes. You see, the Venue is aimed at city-dwelling millennials with a fondness for the latest and hottest …
First Drives2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB: CuteWagen
With the addition of the all-new 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB , there are now eight SUVs in the German automaker’s lineup. People in Stuttgart are ecstatic since rival BMW “only” has seven. However, the latter offers three sub-compact models including the BMW X1 and X2 as well as the MINI Countryman.
PreviewsFive Things to Know About the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime
At the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show, Toyota introduced a new plug-in hybrid vehicle that should post record sales if the company manages to build enough units. Here are five things you need to know about the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime … Generous EV Range Equipped with a bigger battery …
First Drives2020 Audi RS 6 Avant: The Most Badass Wagon
Performance enthusiasts have been waiting for it for a long time, and now it’s about to go on sale in Canada. The 2020 Audi RS 6 Avant arrives next year as a sinister-looking, 590-horsepower wagon and a total badass. Out first drive took place in California’s Malibu area, a hotbed …
First Drives2020 Lincoln Corsair: A Redesign Filled With Hope
Despite launching some truly well-designed products in recent years, Lincoln continues to be perceived as a bit old-school by many. The all-new 2020 Corsair aims to fix that. This is the luxury brand’s entry-level model, slotting below the Nautilus , Aviator and Navigator as a replacement for the MKC , …

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NewsMore Details About Future Jeep SUVs, Ram Rebel TRX
We now know a bit more about FCA’s upcoming products—SUVs and pickups in particular—thanks to its tentative new deal with the United Auto Workers (UAW). As previously reported, the automaker will invest more than $10 billion in its U.S. factories. The Mack Avenue Engine Complex in Detroit will be converted …
NewsGenesis G70 to Get More Power Soon
Originally introduced for 2019, the Genesis G70 sports sedan is the Korean luxury brand’s youngest and best-selling model. A mid-cycle update will likely occur for the 2021 or 2022 model year and it will include a more powerful base engine, according to new report by Car and Driver . Hyundai …
BuzzAcura Restores its First SUV and it is Subtly Awesome
Remember the old Acura SLX? Maybe not. The Japanese luxury brand’s first SUV was sold exclusively in the U.S. in the late 1990s as a clone of the Isuzu Trooper. It was replaced at the turn of the century by the MDX —arguably one of the smartest decisions Acura has …
NewsAnother Jaguar Sports Car May be Coming
Jaguar unveiled the refreshed 2021 F-TYPE this week and has already started working on the next-generation model , but at the same time it would like to add a second sports car to its lineup. At least that’s the wish of new design director Julian Thomson, who replaced Ian Callum …
NewsLance Stroll’s Father Seeks Major Stake in Aston Martin
REUTERS —Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll, owner of Formula One team Racing Point, is preparing a bid for a major stake in Aston Martin , Autocar magazine reported, sending the luxury sports car maker’s battered shares up 17 percent on Thursday. Aston Martin, the drive of choice for fictional British secret …
NewsFord CEO Speaks out Against Rising New-Car Prices
You think new cars and trucks are starting to get seriously expensive? You’re not alone. In an interview with Automotive News , Ford Chief Executive Officer Jim Hackett talked about the significant increase in new-car prices over the past couple of years. In his opinion, this has to stop sometime—prices …
NewsBye bye Regal: Buick to Become All-SUV Brand
Buick , which is currently phasing out the Lacrosse full-size sedan, is about to become the first mainstream car brand in North America to offer sport utility vehicles exclusively. Multiple reports confirm the Regal won’t be back after the 2020 model year due to weak demand in Canada and the …
NewsThe Manual MINI is Dead
MINI might be an iconic car brand with a big focus on driving excitement, but it doesn’t really have the choice to follow major market trends. So, like many other automakers that are abandoning manual transmissions due to poor sales, MINI is no longer offering this option with its 2020 …
BuzzNew Record: From New York to Los Angeles in 27.5 Hours
Driving across America from coast to coast in the shortest amount of time has been an obsession of many drivers for decades, especially since the advent of the Cannonball Run. Officially, this “race” no longer exists as it involves speeding on public roads and other traffic violations. But that doesn’t …
New Models2021 Genesis GV80 Leaked Ahead of its Official Reveal
As you may know, Genesis is preparing to launch two SUVs by 2021 to bolster its lineup and capitalize on customers’ insatiable appetite for utility vehicles. One of them will be a midsize model based on the GV80 concept introduced at the 2017 New York Auto Show. The company recently …

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Porsche’s future will be electrified, and the new 2020 Taycan is already proving that the company’s strategy is to accept no compromises regarding performance and handling. It has been announced that the next-generation Macan will get an electric powertrain, but for now, we get a revised current-generation model that’s the …
Test Drives2019 Ford Ranger: My, How You Have Changed!
After a seven-year hiatus, the Ford Ranger has returned to the Canadian market. During that time, the small pickup truck changed quite a bit, but it had to if it wanted to compete head-to-head with the competition. Actually, it’s the first time since the early ‘80s that Ford offers essentially …
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 …
Test Drives2019 BMW M850i Cabriolet: Expensive Bargain
As if the BMW 6 Series wasn’t prestigious enough, the German brand replaced it with the recently introduced 8 Series, available in coupe, convertible and—very soon—four-door Gran Coupé body styles. Leapfrogging the BMW 7 Series sedan, it means the 8 Series is now the flagship model line and must be …
Test Drives2020 Range Rover Evoque: Take Two
The Evoque shocked the small luxury SUV world when it arrived on the scene back in 2011. Not only was it a breath of fresh air in Land Rover’s lineup, but also a sign of things to come from its upper-crust Range Rover sub-brand. Once the purveyor of fuel-guzzling, but …
Test Drives2020 Hyundai Palisade: Standing Tall
In the U.S. and Canada, about 1.5 million midsize, three-row SUVs are sold each year. That’s a important segment not just in size, but in profitability, and everyone obviously wants in. Hyundai does too, and it recently introduced the 2020 Palisade. Oh, it’s not the brand’s first effort to produce …
Test Drives2019 Porsche Cayenne S: A Little Too Tame
What is arguably the sportiest midsize luxury SUV on the market got a full redesign for the 2019 model year, and in typical Porsche fashion, the many variations of the Cayenne hit the market one after the other. Base and S trims of the 2019 Porsche Cayenne were available first, …

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2020 Audi RS Q8: Green Hell’s Fastest SUV
Mechanically speaking, the Audi RS Q8 shares its twin-turbocharged V8 engine with the RS 7 and RS 6 Avant . It produces 590 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque."Because someday it will be my turn to drive this super Audi SUV and tackle the Green Hell…" These are the words …
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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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