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Special Events1990 Lexus LS 400: The Game Changer
LIBERIA, Costa Rica – Lexus is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2019, and it invited journalists from around the globe to Costa Rica, where we had the opportunity to get some seat time in a few vintage Lexus models alongside a couple of 2020 models, including the Lexus RX and …
First Drives2020 Audi A4: New Look and New Touchscreen
The new 2020 Audi A4 flies at more than 150 km/h on a serpentine stretch of autostrada through the rolling hills that separate Bolzano and Bressanone. Even at that speed, the interior remains quiet and serene. Granted, there are few road imperfections along the way, but we still have to …
First Drives2020 Porsche 718 Spyder and Cayman GT4: The Star Players
KNOCK HILL, Scotland – It’s simple, really: pound for pound, dollar for dollar, there are no better sports cars than the mid-engined Porsche Boxster and Cayman. They’ve been the undisputed handling champs since making their debuts in 1997 and 2006, respectively. The wizards in Weissach keep finding ways to increase …
Special Events30 Years of Lexus
LIBERIA, Costa Rica – As the Japanese automobile manufacturers expanded their business globally in the 1980s, they grabbed a stranglehold of the small-car market in North America. Three of those automakers decided to build on that success and aim to redefine the luxury-car market. Honda was first, creating the Acura …
First Drives2020 Lexus RX: Minor Changes to Stay in the Game
LIBERIA, Costa Rica – Lexus is proud to say that it invented the luxury crossover when it introduced the RX 300 back in 1998. It was an instant hit and when on to become the brand’s all-time, best-selling model. In 2018, it accounted for 29% of total Lexus sales across …

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New Models2020 Chevrolet Corvette: The New Pride of America
This is it! The all-new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette has finally shed its camouflage and the least we can say is that this car is quite a sight to behold. The breathtaking front fascia, the exquisite proportions that mark a radical departure from the C7 Corvette and the mid-mounted engine seen …
New Models2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4MATIC is Back with More Power
As you probably know, the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is refreshed and improved for 2020 , including both the SUV and Coupe variants. We flew to Germany a couple of weeks ago to put the vehicles to the test and were enamoured of them, particularly the irresistible GLC 63 S 4MATIC+ .
NewsSubaru and Lexus Top Brand Loyalty Rankings, Study Shows
Selling attractive, high-quality cars and trucks is one thing, but making sure they are dependable and durable enough so that customers keep coming back for more is another. And we know for a fact that loyal customers are more likely to recommend a brand to their friends and family members …
ElectricTesla Kills Standard-Range Model S and Model X
Here we go again. Following a series of updates announced this spring in a move to stay one step ahead of competitors, Tesla has now decided to kill the Standard Range versions of its Model S sedan and Model X crossover. The changes are effective immediately on the company’s website.
BuzzFord Wants to Introduce the World’s First Pickup Truck Emoji
Ford is currently working on the world’s smallest pickup truck and, if all goes according to plan, we could see it everywhere pretty soon. No, it’s not a more compact version of the Ranger , not even a die-cast model or a Hot Wheels toy. Today, July 17, is World …
NewsThe Nardo Test Track has Re-opened!
There are cool tracks all around the world, and then there’s Nardo—not to be confused with the Volkswagen concept. Originally built by Fiat, this perfectly circular 11.3-kilometre loop located in Italy is actually a test facility that Porsche bought in 2012. After closing for several months, it’s now back open …
NewsMercedes-Benz X-Class Could be Short-lived, Sources Say
Some pickup fans were disappointed when Mercedes-Benz confirmed that its brand new X-Class would not be sold in North America. If you are one of them, this will probably make you feel better: According to a report from Automotive News Europe , which cites anonymous sources within the company, the …
New ModelsAll-new Lotus Evija Unveiled with Nearly 2,000 Hp
The highly anticipated Lotus Evija, formerly referred to as Type 130, made its global debut today in London as the first hypercar from Lotus and the company’s first model with an electrified powertrain. The performance numbers are unreal, so let’s throw them out there first. With a target output of …
NewsA Ford Bronco Pickup to Rival the Jeep Gladiator?
Excited about the launch of the next-generation Ford Bronco yet? Even though it won’t hit the market until 2020 as a 2021 model, this rugged off-road SUV has many among the media and the enthusiast community scrambling to get every little piece of information available, whether confirmed or rumoured. We …
NewsThis is the Fastest-accelerating Production Truck Ever Built
When someone modifies a pickup truck, their goal is usually to make it more extreme and capable off the road or simply to create something flashy and outrageous. Think about Hennessey’s VelociRaptor 6x6 or VelociRaptor Ford Ranger . Roush Performance, which is known for creating super-powerful and ultra-fast versions of …

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Test Drives2018 Volkswagn Golf Alltrack: The Veedub SUV
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Test Drives2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV: Welcome to Canada
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Test Drives2019 Lincoln MKC: One Last Show
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Test Drives2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo: a GT, but not a GTI
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Test Drives2019 Infiniti QX50 : Quiet Engineering
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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 …
Test Drives2019 Infiniti QX60: Versatility First
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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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