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Test Drives2022 Honda Civic: Back on Top
Honda was forced to alter its plans considerably in the past 18 months, much like every other automaker. The difference is that its two best-selling products, the CR-V and Civic , are built right here in Canada, with the latter introducing a brand new generation for 2022. The outgoing model …
Test Drives2021 Aston Martin DBX: The SUV Prince
The Aston Martin DBX , the British automaker’s first-ever SUV, is not the fastest or the most powerful out there. It’s also not the most luxurious or the most expensive. As for technology and equipment, it trails competitors in those departments, as well. However, one look at its exquisite silhouette …
Special Events2021 Subaru WRX and WRX STI: One Final Lap
The Subaru WRX and WRX STI are getting old. The current generation was introduced for the 2015 model year and little has changed since then. While we eagerly await the redesigned models due for 2022, Subaru invited The Car Guide to Oro-Medonte, Ontario for a final lapping session. Wild Rally …
Special EventsStellantis CEO Sheds Light on Automaker’s EV Plans
Earlier this month, Stellantis (born from the merger between FCA and PSA) held an EV Day to outline its electrification strategy for the coming years. Thanks to investments of more than €30 billion ($45 billion) through 2025, four EV-centric platforms, three electric drive modules, five “gigafactories” in Europe and North …
Test Drives2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV: Cheaper AND Better
Chevrolet didn’t have to revolutionize the Bolt EV but it did introduce a refreshed and updated model for 2022 that’s significantly cheaper than its predecessor. And the loveable electric hatchback is finally getting a “big” brother in the form of the all-new Bolt EUV crossover. In terms of styling, the …

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News70,000 Chipless Ford Vehicles Now Waiting in Lots
During an earnings call with investors this week, Ford revealed that the number of incomplete vehicles built and awaiting chips had jumped from around 22,000 in March to 70,000 by the end of June. That is mind-boggling to say the least and a good way to illustrate the consequences of …
NewsNissan, Pac-Man Creator Team up to Design New Vehicle Sounds
You may have heard that automakers like Audi are spending a lot of time and effort to design the sound of electric vehicles people will drive in the future, but the various chimes and auditory alerts in all cars and trucks don’t seem to get much love. Those associated with …
ElectricNew EV Chargers Coming to Ontario
As part of #EVWeekinCanada, Natural Resources Canada yesterday announced an investment of $2.3 million to Anvil Crawler Development Corporation to install 36 electric vehicle (EV) chargers across Ontario. Anvil Crawler, Opus One Solutions, SWTCH, Energy+ Inc. and Elexicon Energy, along with site host partners, are also supporting this initiative, bringing …
BuzzFake Protest to Revive Saturn Fools Some Media Outlets
Dozens of people gathered in front of General Motors headquarters in Detroit over the past weekend toting signs and telling anyone who would listen that the automaker should resurrect the late Saturn brand. These protesters were seen and heard with slogans like “Plastic is fantastic” and “Saturns never rust.” Others …
NewsChevrolet Camaro to be Replaced by EV Sports Sedan, Report Says
The fate of the Chevrolet Camaro has not been officially sealed yet, but there’s no escaping GM’s all-electric future . According to a report by Automotive News , the bowtie-wearing muscle will not survive past the current (sixth) generation and instead make room for a performance EV sedan in 2024, …
NewsMore 2022 Toyota Tundra Details Come to Light
Toyota has just announced more juicy details about the all-new 2022 Tundra that will debut this fall, a few months after the exterior design was initially revealed. Remember, images of the redesigned full-size pickup leaked online in mid-June, prompting the Japanese automaker to post a first official picture. We know …
NewsAll New Vancouver Hotels Will Have 100% EV-Friendly Parking
The City of Vancouver is pushing its EV plans forward with a new by-law that makes it mandatory for all new non-residential buildings to have better, more accessible EV charging infrastructure. Under the new regulations, new hotels, bed-and-Breakfasts and car-share parking lots must offer EV charging option on 100 per …
ElectricMercedes me Charge Debuts as Yet Another EV Charging Platform
As it prepares to roll out its first EQ all-electric vehicles in North America, Mercedes-Benz today announced a new charging ecosystem that aims to make things simpler and more convenient for Canadian customers. It’s called Mercedes me Charge. From launch, drivers of Mercedes-EQ models starting with the EQS full-size sedan …

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Test Drives2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback: Hail the Manual Gearbox
Despite sedans losing giant market shares to SUVs, the Toyota Corolla remains one of the best-selling vehicles in the world. Available across the globe, it provides safe and reliable transportation for countless people and their families. Part of Toyota’s stellar reputation for reliability comes from a calculated approach to new …
Test Drives2022 Kia Carnival: 10 Things We Like or Dislike
Modern minivans must reinvent themselves and be creative if they hope to curb their steady extinction as sport utility vehicles (SUV) keep ruling the market. This is what the all-new 2022 Kia Carnival is trying to do as a fresh replacement for the Sedona in Canada. The company says it’s …
Test Drives2021 Toyota GR Supra: Is it Any Good in Winter?
We at The Car Guide typically wait until the summer to test drive sports cars. As a matter of fact, most sports car manufacturers prefer to keep their press vehicles away from the cold and the elements during winter. This time, however, Toyota did us a favour by putting a …
Test Drives2021 Subaru Crosstrek Outdoor: A Favourite of Canadians
Here’s a vehicle many Canadians are fond of—the Subaru Crosstrek . In 2020, sales of this small, Impreza-based crossover increased 14 percent, trailing only the Hyundai Kona in the segment. In fact, it was one of just two Subaru models that managed to sell more units than they did in …
Test Drives2021 BMW M4 Competition: BMW at Its Finest
The new 2021 BMW M4 Competition is a clear embodiment of what BMW does best. Equal parts calm and crazy, wise and wild, this formidable car can be driven leisurely on any given day before morphing into a corner-devouring monster as soon as you hit the track. The M4 works …
Test Drives2021 Mazda CX-3: Downgraded to the Minor Leagues
The Mazda CX-3 is arguably the least liked Mazda vehicle right now. In fact, it’s one of the top 10 models people enjoy the least according to the latest Consumer Reports survey. Also, consider the addition of the brand new CX-30 , which is more attractive and better across the …
Test Drives2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost: Like Floating on a Cloud
The Rolls-Royce Ghost is all-new for 2021. It retains the brand’s unique design language and a connection with its predecessors while making significant headway on the technological front. The intriguing mix of classic and modern is the first thing that caught our attention as we took a seat inside this …

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