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TechnologyGM’s Ultium Technology Explained Simply by Its Engineers
Back in March 2020, General Motors unveiled the fundamental basis for its next-generation electric vehicles, a technology called Ultium . What is it? Simply put, it’s a modular EV platform and high-capacity battery that can be used for all sorts of applications. Leading the way in Canada will be the …
Test Drives2021 Toyota GR Supra 3.0: Makes You Feel Like Batman
Toyota is doing its best—or so we assume—to shed its image of plain, uninspiring cars by launching sportier models with more character. Recently, we happened to test drive two of them in back-to-back weeks, although they couldn’t have been more different: the Corolla Apex Edition and the GR Supra 3.0 …
Special EventsA First Look at the 2022 Kia EV6
While it is putting the finishing touches on its renewed branding, Kia is also pushing its electrification plans. The EV6 is the latest card from this Korean manufacturer on the electric table. It is (obviously) a crossover built on the E-GMP platform which slips between the Sportage and Sorento in …
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 …
First Drives2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L: The Grand Revamp
A well-overdue redesign has finally happened for the Jeep Grand Cherokee after a ten-year stint with the current generation. Even if a decade feels like an eternity in automotive years, it would appear, however, that aging products are rarely a problem at Jeep, where dated interiors, powertrains and designs are …
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 …

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NewsAlfa Romeo Will Become 100% Electric
Alfa Romeo will become 100% electric in 2027 in Europe, North America and China, its parent company Stellantis announced on Tuesday. The Lancia brand, distributed elsewhere in the world, will also make the jump to a fully electric lineup starting in 2026. The third premium brand of the group, DS, …
NewsAcura NSX Signs Off With Type S Variant
Acura has announced that the 2022 NSX will be released with a Type S variant and its production will be limited to just 350 units worldwide. This exceptional variant will be officially unveiled on August 12 as part of Monterey Car Week, the large-scale annual event that is making a …
News2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Gets Bolder With the XRT Model
With the growing popularity of more "rugged" versions in the crossover world, the trend for blackened accents all around has also gained traction. Hyundai has just unveiled the XRT variant of the 2022 Santa Fe, and this variation sports a more daring look, with said accents, appliqués and blackened components …
Racing2022 COPO Camaro Gets Monstrous 9.4L Big-block V8
Chevrolet said it had a big announcement planned for today and now we know what it meant by “big.” The 2022 edition of the COPO Camaro , a non-street-legal car exclusively designed for drag racing, will be available with a 9.4-litre big-block V8 engine. That’s 572 cubic inches if you …
NewsCAA Poll: 55% of Ontarians admit to driving dangerously
According to a recent study conducted by Campaign Research on behalf of the CAA South Central Ontario, 55 per cent of Ontario drivers admit to engaging in unsafe driving. Speeding, distracted driving (which includes texting or scrolling through Instagram feed or TikTok videos), switching lanes when it’s not time to …
NewsLand Rover Defender Trophy Edition Aimed at Select Adventurers
Remember the limited run of 25 Defender Works V8 Trophy vehicles built by Land Rover Classic using the original Defender? Well, the automaker has decided to something similar with the new generation. We must warn you, though: the 220 units that are planned for North America will be sold exclusively …
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 …

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Test Drives2021 Mazda6: Stealthy and Explosive
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Test Drives2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback: Hail the Manual Gearbox
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Test Drives2021 BMW M4 Competition: BMW at Its Finest
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