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First Drives2020 Jaguar XE: Techno-dynamic
NICE, France – Launched in 2015, the Jaguar XE sports sedan gets an update for 2020 that includes substantial tweaks to the exterior design and the addition of new technologies shared with other models in the lineup, such as the I-PACE. Things are now simpler from a technical standpoint as …
First Drives2019 BMW 8 Series Cabriolet: 8th Heaven
FARO, Portugal— First came the 8 Series Coupe, now the 8 Series Cabriolet. Inevitably, these models will be followed by an 8 Series Gran Coupé and the almighty M8. As you can see, BMW is taking advantage of every opportunity to express its new vision of luxury. Codenamed G14, the …
PreviewsFive Things to Know About the 2019 Audi Q5
Audi’s most popular model in Canada, the Q5 compact SUV continues year after year to charm luxury-vehicle shoppers. Second in sales in its segment after the first quarter of 2019, right behind the Mercedes-Benz GLC , the Q5 is nonetheless ahead of the BMW X3 , the Cadillac XT5 , …
First Drives2020 Lexus RC F: V8 Magic FTW!
The Lexus RC F has been around since 2015 and was starting to show its age. For 2020, this Japanese luxury coupe benefits from a number of improvements. But don’t get too excited: Only a keen eye will be able to notice them. Old-School Engine While Lexus doesn’t have the …
Tips & Advice: Protect your carWhy is My Insurance Premium Going Up?
This advertorial is brought to you by the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) You’re a good driver. You haven’t had any accidents. And yet, your insurance premium is going up. Why? Claims have gone up, as has the cost of auto repairs, over the past several years. With more claim …
Test Drives2019 Lincoln MKC: One Last Show
The MKC is knocking on death’s door. The 2020 Lincoln Corsair, its replacement in the brand’s line-up, was unveiled at this year’s New York Auto Show. Wait—didn’t the MKC get a facelift for the 2019 model year? It did, and it doesn’t make sense from a financial standpoint for the …

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NewsHennessey Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Cranked up to 1,000 hp and More
Seriously, how excited are you about the upcoming launch of the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette ? We sure are. There will be many reasons to love that car, and we’re very curious to see how much power and performance engineers can extract out of its new mid-engine configuration. Now, consider what …
ElectricAudi R8 to be Replaced with an Electric Supercar?
Introduced in 2015, the current generation of Audi’s premium sports car is getting a significant update for 2020 —due this summer—that includes mechanical and exterior changes. And just a few days ago at the 2019 New York Auto Show, the brand unveiled the limited-edition R8 Decennium. That being said, many …
NewsThe Car Guide’s 2019 Best Buys: Porsche 911
If you’re looking for an ultra-powerful ride that will provide an adrenaline rush every time you get behind the wheel, a spectacular looking car that will turn heads in a heartbeat, you probably don’t need The Car Guide’s advice for this purely emotional purchase. Well, we’ll give it to you …
New Models2020 MINI Clubman Refreshed Inside and Out
If you’re looking for a fun-to-drive little car with a quirky personality, the refreshed-for-2020 MINI Clubman is coming soon with a number of cosmetic changes and technology updates. The most striking design feature is the newly styled front grille, which now extends almost fully across the bumper. Both the standard …
ElectricLotus Going Electric with First All-New Production Car Since 2008
Lotus cars seldom make headlines, but this latest news is a very big one: the brand has confirmed the upcoming launch of its first all-new production car since 2008. A teaser for the Type 130 hypercar, including the picture above and the short video below, was revealed at Auto Shanghai …
New YorkKia Stinger GTS Debuts with New AWD System and Drift Mode
In addition to the spicy-hot HabaNiro concept, Kia made sure to turn heads at the 2019 New York Auto Show with the launch of the special-edition Stinger GTS. Albert Biermann, Kia’s head of research and development, saw a tiny gap to exploit between the AWD-equipped and RWD-equipped Stinger GT models, …
New YorkKia Adds Spice to New York Auto Show with HabaNiro Concept
Really, there wasn’t much excitement and surprise at this year’s New York Auto Show . Thank God, Kia spiced things up a little by introducing the HabaNiro concept. This fully electric vehicle from Korea boasts extremely futuristic looks complete with butterfly wing doors and rugged 20-inch wheels. It’s powered by …
New YorkAll-New 2020 Lincoln Corsair Introduced as MKC Successor
Lincoln made an important reveal at the 2019 New York Auto Show yesterday. Ford’s luxury brand wanted a more modern and more attractive product to replace the low-selling MKC compact SUV, so here comes the all-new 2020 Lincoln Corsair. The standard engine is a 2.0-litre four-cylinder that produces 250 horsepower …
New York2019 Mazda CX-5 Gets a Diesel Engine… For Real
Forget about the long-promised diesel version of the Mazda6 sedan. On Wednesday at the New York Auto Show, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature Diesel was announced as the brand’s first diesel-powered vehicle in North America. Some will say it took more than a while, but I guess it’s better late …
New York2019 Audi TT RS Hits the Big Apple
Audi hosted the North American premiere of its unique TT sports coupe in high-performance RS trim at the 2019 New York Auto Show. The German automaker also seized the opportunity to celebrate its 50 years of operations on our great continent. For 2019, the TT received a facelift and the …

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Test Drives2019 Honda Insight: Yes, It’s Back
As almost every automaker is talking about electrifying its future product lineup, plug-in hybrid and fully electric vehicles will flood the market within the next few years. Consumers will obviously get to recharge their vehicles at home or using public charging stations in order to get from point A to …
Test Drives2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: The Next Logical Step
To be honest, we don’t know why manufacturers took so long to introduce a plug-in hybrid SUV in Canada. Stuffing such a powertrain in a car is obviously a good idea, but the fuel savings aren’t all that high, as today’s sedans and hatchbacks are already very efficient to begin …
Test Drives2019 Toyota Avalon: Not Letting Go Without a Fight
For 2019, Toyota’s full-size sedan gets a redo. A major redo. There’s even a sporty version called the XSE. And the car is very, very good. So good in fact, that it walked away with a Best Buy award for the full-size sedan segment here at The Car Guide .
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 Drives2019 Lincoln MKC: Fingers Crossed
It would be unfair to call the 2019 Lincoln MKC a bad purchase, because it isn’t. On its own, Lincoln’s compact luxury SUV pushes many of the right buttons as far as what consumers are seeking in this segment. The problem is that it’s submerged in a sea of excellent …
Test Drives2018 Hyundai Kona: Like an Air Freshener
The subcompact SUV segment has been around for a while now, and new models are being added on the market with every passing year. Consumers are trading in their cars and scooping up these little vehicles, which are admittedly more car-like than truck-like. In addition to popular or long-standing players …
Test Drives2018 Hyundai Accent: Leading the Pack
In the past few years, the Hyundai Accent attracted many Canadian customers with its affordable price—and excellent finance and lease incentives—as well as its spacious cockpit and comfortable ride. And now that it’s been redesigned for the 2018 model year, it has become more refined et quieter than ever. Still, …
Test Drives2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV: Welcome to Canada
Two years after its official release, the Chevrolet Bolt EV remains competitive even if it now faces serious rivals such as the long-range Nissan LEAF PLUS and the Hyundai Kona Electric . Plus, the Tesla Model 3 is finally here, and it’s not only an accomplished product, its gaining quite …

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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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