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First Drives2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Elevation: What, Only Four Cylinders?
While the idea of a turbocharged six-cylinder engine in a full-size pickup would have seemed ludicrous just a few years ago, it is now common practice for manufacturers. GMC even went a step further with a turbo engine that only has four cylinders. It’s the first such application in the …
First Drives2020 BMW X3 M and X4 M Competition: 503 Hp FTW!
The SUV craze, combined with the sales success of BMW’s M vehicles including the X3 M40i and X4 M40i , drove the performance division of the Bavarian automaker to launch the first-ever X3 M and X4 M. These models are powered by a new turbocharged 3.0-litre inline six-cylinder engine that …
First Drives2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC: Refreshed and Rejuvenated
FRANKFURT, Germany— Don’t think for one second that Mercedes-Benz is going to rest on its laurels when it comes to compact luxury SUVs, a market segment that’s still growing rapidly. The GLC is the venerable automaker’s most popular SUV and a class leader everywhere in North America. After four years …
Tips & Advice: Protect your carThese Body Care Products are Bad for Your Car
Summer has arrived and that means plenty of sunshine, fun activities and, yes, mosquitos. It’s a good thing for your body and your physical health to use products like sunscreens, hand sanitizers and insect repellents, but here’s the thing: Your car probably hates them. You see, the chemicals they contain …
Special EventsBehind the Scenes at the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge
This year’s Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal was full of action and surprises, not only in the main event but also in the support series. One of them is the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge, and Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve marked the second stop of its six-race tour. The Car Guide got the …

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NewsReports of the Camaro’s Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated
A shockwave hit the automotive world and the muscle car community in particular yesterday when a report indicated that the seventh-generation Chevrolet Camaro had been cancelled. The information came from “multiple sources within GM” that chose to remain anonymous. As it turns out, the car has just been delayed until …
BuzzWatch: This Modified Tractor Hits 165 Km/h
When we talk about tractors here at The Car Guide , we usually mean the vehicle that pulls a trailer, not an actual tractor. But today, we’re making an exception—again. Many of you liked it when we posted a video of the Honda Mean Mower V2 , a modified lawn …
ElectricLightyear One, the World’s First Long-range Solar Car
When the sun rose in the Netherlands today, a Dutch mobility company called Lightyear introduced the prototype of what is hailed as the world’s first long-range solar car. After making a name for themselves with their Stella car in the World Solar Challenge, the two founders aimed to build and …
New ModelsBMW Vision M NEXT: The Driver’s Car of the Future
For people who like to drive and want no part of autonomous vehicles, BMW today hosted the world premiere of the Vision M Next concept at its #NEXTGen mobility event in Germany. This comes less than a year after the Vision iNEXT , a concept that previews future connected and …
ElectricEven 100-year-old Bentley is Planning a Full EV
Bentley , which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, has a glorious tradition of producing world-class luxury automobiles with big, powerful combustion engines, including the storied 6.75-litre V8 and the new twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre W12. However, the company is fully aware that the future will be electric and that many …
Buzz1,000-Hp Jeep Gladiator: Why the Hell-cat Not?
The all-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator has been on sale for just a short while, but it already promises to be a hit. And why wouldn’t it? The Gladiator shares many design cues with the iconic Wrangler, it’s the only convertible pickup on the market (both the doors and roof can …
News250,000 GM Trucks Under Investigation by Transport Canada
People shopping for a used full-size pickup or SUV from General Motors need to be aware of an investigation that Transport Canada has opened earlier this month after receiving reports of braking issues. More specifically, around 249,700 vehicles are being probed for what could be a safety-related defect. Affected models …
New Models2020 Lexus GX Becomes Safer and Better Off the Road
Three-row SUVs are very popular these days, yet the midsize Lexus GX remains in the shadow of most competitors. Toyota’s luxury brand is making some updates for 2020 to help it draw more attention. Physically, the spindle grille gets a bold, kaleidoscopic treatment that is equal parts fashion statement and …
ElectricElectric MINI to be Revealed on July 9
If you like the latest and greatest from the auto industry, you should know that there will be at least two major vehicle debuts next month. One of them, of course, is the eighth-generation, mid-engined Chevrolet Corvette on July 18. The other is the fully electric MINI Cooper S E, …

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Test Drives2019 Jaguar I-PACE: Style, Luxury, Comfort… and No Emissions
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Test Drives2019 Infiniti QX60: Versatility First
From the moment the QX60 went on sale back in 2012—it was called the JX35 during the first year of production before all the brand’s models received new nameplates—it outsold every other Infiniti car and SUV. Up until 2019, the QX60 consistently accounted for more than 35% of the brand’s …
Test Drives2019 Subaru Forester: Diluting the Soul
Any Subaru faithful will tell you that their cars have a soul, a definitive way of sounding, driving, handling and operating. And frankly, we agree. With its rumbling Boxer engine, low centre of gravity and witty all-wheel drive system, a Subaru is a different kind of car. But lately, it …
Test Drives2019 Honda Pilot: Try to Keep Up
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Test Drives2018 Nissan Frontier: What the Heck is Instagram?
The midsize pickup truck market will gain traction with the arrival of the 2019 Ford Ranger and the recent launch of the 2020 Jeep Gladiator . By 2022, the Ram brand will introduce a new pickup as well, and there are persistent rumours that Hyundai will bring one to market, …
Test Drives2018 Honda Accord Hybrid: The Best Accord?
Redesigned for the 2018 model year, the Accord sedan has been largely well received by the automotive press, and picked up several awards over the course of the year. We at The Car Guide have proclaimed it a Best Buy in the midsize sedan category in 2018 and in 2019, …
Test Drives2019 Mazda CX-9: The Gymnast
For mainstream brands, successfully selling a midsize, three-row SUV isn’t an easy task. The average number of children in North-American families isn’t rising, so the need for such a big vehicle isn’t always justified. And each model in this segment must battle about ten competitors. The number is about to …
Test Drives2019 Ford Fusion Energi: Soon to Be Unplugged
It’s sad to see more and more cars leave the market, but customer demand obviously dictates what manufacturers will sell. Ford probably figures that development of a new-generation midsize sedan for America won’t be profitable. The 2019 model year should be the last one for the Fusion, and will be …

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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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Alfa Romeo Tonale Concept
Italian brand Alfa Romeo has just revealed a new concept SUV at the Geneva Auto Show , and it previews what could be its first plug-in hybrid model.
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Pininfarina Battista
“The Battista represents purity, beauty and rarity, and a vision for sustainability that appeals to the heart as much as the head,” said Michael Perschke, CEO, Automobili Pininfarina. It will be the most powerful car ever designed and built in Italy and will make you fall in love with electric …
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