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First Drives2019 Audi Q8: The New Face of Audi SUVs
BMW has the X6, Mercedes-Benz has the GLE Coupe, and now Audi will introduce its Q8 to Canada in the first quarter of 2019. Foreshadowed by the Q8 sport concept unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show in March 2017, the new Q8 borrows several features from the recent A6, A7 …
Spotlight on2019 Subaru Ascent: We’re Heading to the Maritimes to Drive it
Subaru is a niche carmaker that has managed to remain relevant in a competitive segment by offering young and quirky products powered by unique drivetrains, as well as standard all-wheel drive across its lineup (except the BRZ). But while the Outback, the Crosstrek and the Forester are doing quite well …
Test Drives2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid: Focusing on What’s Doing Well
While the rest of the vehicles in Acura’s lineup are scavenging what they can to remain relevant in their respective categories, Honda’s luxury division currently delivers a one-two SUV force that begs to be reckoned with. Essentially, even if Acura were to restrict its lineup to only the RDX and …
Test Drives2018 Ford F-250: Continuing its Dominance
Ford has been Canada’s truck leader for the past 51 years and it doesn’t look like that will be changing anytime soon. Unwilling to get too comfortable at #1 and not afraid to take chances by tinkering with established products, Ford reworked the 2017 F-Series Super Duty from the ground …
First Drives2018 Nissan Kicks: Urban Star
MONTREAL, Quebec – Let’s face it; the automobile landscape is changing to fit our lifestyles and society. Cars are getting generally smaller for urban use, they’re much more fuel efficient because it’s good both for the environment and our wallet, and the younger generation of car buyers—a shrinking number, unfortunately—doesn’t …

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New ModelsVolvo Unveils All-New, US-Built 2019 S60
Volvo has been doing things differently lately. The Swedish automaker is separating itself from competitors with sophisticated designs and a unique focus on electrified vehicles. Now, here comes the next generation of the Volvo S60 midsize sedan, which was introduced this week at the company’s new Charleston, South Carolina plant.
New ModelsBehold the All-New 2019 BMW 8 Series Coupe!
Based on last year’s sensational concept, the all-new 2019 BMW 8 Series Coupe has finally made its global debut in production form. It will return to the Canadian market later in 2018—two decades after the original—initially with a single configuration called M850i xDrive. This new, exceptionally sporty flagship model will …
NewsSpinelli Toyota’s Grand Opening in Lachine Was A Memorable Soiree
The grand opening of Spinelli Toyota Lachine’s new facility celebrated the more-than-50-year-long love affair between the Spinelli family, the Lachine Borough and Japan’s most reputed automobile manufacturer. LACHINE, QUEBEC June 13, 2018 , comfort, hospitality and entertainment aptly sums up the memorable occa­sion that was the official grand opening of …
NewsAudi’s Top Chief Arrested in Dieselgate-Related Case
Audi CEO Rupert Stadler, who was seen this spring promoting the brand’s efforts in Formula E at the Rome and Paris E-Prix races, couldn’t escape Volkswagen AG’s dark past on Monday. He was arrested at his home in Ingolstadt and is being detained for fear that he might obstruct or …
NewsJeep Grand Cherokee, Ford Explorer Fail Latest IIHS Crash Test
Vehicle safety has made huge process in recent years especially with the addition of advanced driver assist systems, but when it comes to crash protection, shockingly, a lot of improvement can still be made. Take the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) latest passenger-side small overlap test on midsize …
NewsHyundai HDC-2 Grandmaster Concept Previews Upcoming Full-Size SUV
After introducing the “Sensuous Sportiness” design philosophy with the HDC-1 Le Fil Rouge sedan concept at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, Hyundai took another step in this new direction with the reveal of its latest SUV concept vehicle, the HDC-2 Grandmaster, at the 2018 Busan International Motor Show …
News2018 International Engine of the Year Award Winners
The winners of the prestigious 2018 International Engine of the Year awards were announced recently and Ferrari largely dominated the competition. Tesla and the Volkswagen Group also shined. In addition to its first-place finish in the Best Performance Engine and Best 3-Litre to 4-litre categories, the Italian automaker’s 3.9-litre twin-turbo …
News2019 Subaru WRX and WRX STI: Same Base Price, More Connectivity
The Japanese manufacturer has just announced the 2019 editions of its WRX and WRX STI sport sedans, and although they’re ripe for a redesign, they’ll soldier on without any major changes for the next year. And they are now on sale. However, the standard-issue infotainment system now gets a 6.5-inch …

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Test Drives2018 Honda Odyssey: a Nod to a Simpler Era
Back in the 1990s, the automotive spectrum was rather straightforward. If you were single, or in a relationship, you either drove a compact or midsized car. If you owned a farm, you drove a pickup truck. And if you had a large family, you drove a minivan. Of course, the …
Test Drives2018 Hyundai Sonata: Reasonably Priced and Highly Capable
The 2018 Hyundai Sonata received a mild update this year, improving on an already solid offering from the Korean manufacturer. Gone are the days when Korean cars were considered inferior to the Japanese and this vehicle should be on anyone’s test-drive list. Hyundai still hasn’t managed to pass the midsize …
Test Drives2018 Nissan Pathfinder: Slight Tweaks for this Year
Way back when the Nissan Pathfinder hit the market in 1986, it was decidedly a different beast. Sporting a body-on-frame design meant it was a true sport utility vehicle which was constructed more like a truck versus a car. Over the years, it has evolved into a unibody construction, so …
Test Drives2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack: Please Buy One
If you find my headline a little desperate, that’s because the car you see here, the 2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack, is under serious threat. People aren’t buying cars anymore. The phenomenon has become so major that some carmakers, such as Ford, have given up on selling automobiles altogether. Within the …
Test Drives2018 Honda Ridgeline: New Best Friends
When we buy a pickup truck for the first time, it might seem as though everyone has magically become our best friend. That also happens when we win the lottery, but for very different reasons. Owning a pickup means you can haul or tow just about anything, and that’s where …
Test Drives2018 Tesla Model X: Space-age Family Commuting
Although Tesla’s long-term survival isn’t yet guaranteed, the EV maker from California undeniably was a game-changer in the automotive industry. It proved to the world that electric powertrains can be an alternative to combustion engines, at a price, of course. Despite being on the market for a few years now, …
Test Drives2018 Nissan Armada: Big is the Word of the Day
There are many people who may require a very large SUV, but not necessarily the luxury nameplate often associated with such brethren. The Nissan Armada would be an excellent choice in that regard because it’s nicely appointed and optioned as many other luxury SUVs are, but doesn’t cost “too” much.

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Left Lane Bandits - Throwback Thursday
Throwback Thursday continues the theme of what has been the favourite topic of conversation this week on our face book page. Left Lane Bandits! We go back 28 years when Motoring TV’s Jim Kenzie began our crusade against these lane thieves. To watch all our most up to date content, …
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The 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS - Motoring TV
The Porsche 911 GT2 RS, the most expensive and fastest street-legal 911 ever built. Nothing more to be said! For more stories about the 2018 Porsche 911, hit the link - https://www.guideautoweb.com/en/makes/porsche/911/2018/ To watch all our most up to date content, check out our TV show schedule - https://www.guideautoweb.com/en/motoring-tv/schedule/ Check …
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The 2018 Honda Accord - Motoring TV
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Why is the Nissan Micra the best buy in its category?
Subcompact cars have rapidly evolved in recent years, offering more refinement, comfort and options than ever before. But at what price? We believe subcompact cars must remain affordable, simple and easy to maintain, and the Nissan Micra checks all these boxes. It also happens to be super fun to drive, …
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Saturn Love-In - Throwback Thursday
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