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Spotlight onWe finally get to Test the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class
Since its inception in 1997, the compact Mercedes-Benz A-Class has been forbidden fruit in North America. It may have not been as ripe and juicy as the fruit Adam temporarily enjoyed in the Garden of Eden, but it was unattainable and therefore desired in this neck of the woods. For …
Test Drives2018 Chevrolet Traverse: Bigger, Smaller, Better
When General Motors launched its quartet of midsize SUVs back in 2007 and 2008, namely the Chevrolet Traverse, the GMC Acadia , the Buick Enclave and the short-lived Saturn Outlook , it shook things up in the segment by maximising interior space in a—relatively—small package. They…
First Drives2019 Volkswagen Jetta: Lucky Seven
RALEIGH, North Carolina – The Jetta is an important car for Volkswagen, especially in Canada where it was their bread-and-butter model for a long time. Since it first launched in 1978, more than 600,000 units have been sold in our market. Of course, the brand’s SUVs are now the hot …
Special EventsSUV Push in Full Force at the Toyota Motor Company
EDMONTON, Alberta – Last year, the Canadian automotive industry reached record sales, topping two million vehicles. Close to 70 percent of those sales were attributed to the light-truck segment that includes SUVs and crossovers. Record-breaking Canadian sales numbers were also posted by Toyota and the Japanese brand appears primed and …
First Drives2018 Nissan LEAF: The People's Electric Car
OTTAWA, Ontario – Two hundred and forty two kilometres. That’s how much range you’ll get from the 2018 Nissan LEAF with its new 40-kWh battery. That number seems to trigger many reactions whenever we talk about the car. Whether it is on our social media pages or directly in person …
Spotlight on2018 Edmonton Motorshow, Here We Come!
Just when you thought the auto show season was done with, there's one more Canadian one to take in: the Edmonton Motorshow. The 2018 Edmonton Motorshow is of the local variety, running from April 12 to 15, but The Car Guide will be attending media day on the 11th to …

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News2019 BMW M2 Competition: Even Hotter!
The German automaker has just announced a new version of its mean little M2 coupe, which will go on sale in the summer of 2018. The M2 Competition should replace the “regular” M2 in the company’s Canadian product lineup, and will benefit from a new, more powerful engine. As a …
ElectricLaval, First City in Canada to Offer an EV Purchase Rebate
The city of Laval, Quebec, proclaims itself as the first to offer its citizens a rebate towards the purchase of an electric motor vehicle. The announcement was made today at the Montreal Electric Vehicle Show, which runs from April 20 to 22. Starting today, residents of Laval will benefit from …
News2018 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet Set to Burn up Drag Strips
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the very first Mustang Cobra Jet, which ruled the drag strips in 1968, the automaker will once again release a modern-day take of this legendary racing pony car. According to Ford Performance, the 2018 edition will be the most powerful and the quickest factory-built …
NewsGoobye John de Nysschen, Steve Carlisle now Head of Cadillac
General Motors has just announced a major change within the Cadillac luxury brand. Effective immediately, President Johan de Nysschen is out, replaced by Steve Carlisle that was, up until now, president of GM Canada. Johan de Nysschen was managing Cadillac since August 2014, and not long after his nomination, a …
Hybrid/Plug-in HybridBuick VELITE 6 PHEV and EV Unveiled in China
In case you don’t already know, Buick is big in China , and has been for a while now. There are several models available over there that we don’t get here in Canada and in the United States, such as the compact Excelle and Verano, the GL8 minivan and even …
Technology/Autonomous VehiclesRIP Diesel-powered cars, 2018
All that for nothing? Diesel engines were supposed to help us transition to an all-electric transportation system, but it turns out it was too little, too late. The Volkswagen debacle badly hurt diesel technology during, these past few years. The German carmaker has gone full-reverse and has become one of …
NewsNew Ford Focus Unveiled!
In its current form, it’s been on the market in Canada and the United States since 2011, and it was due for a redesign. The Focus, one of Ford’s most popular vehicles of all-time from a global standpoint, has received a full redesign and will be on sale in North …
NewsAlfa Romeo Could Build a 641-horsepower Giulia Coupe
According to British car website Autocar , Alfa Romeo is currently working on a hybrid version of its popular sports sedan, the Giulia. Its sources say the car will be a coupe and will adopt Formula 1 technology. The Impact of Motorsports We already know Alfa Romeo has announced its …
News2019 Chevrolet Spark: New Nose, New Colours
Introduced in its current form in 2016, the Spark minicar will enter the 2019 model year with a few changes, most of which will be cosmetic. The Spark’s new front fascia gets some chrome trim, while projector-style headlights and LED accent lighting are available on 1LT and 2LT variants. The …

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Could there be a more cutthroat segment in the industry than the midsize sedan one? The midsize crossover segment could also be one, but I find the sedan market to be particularly intense and we’ve seen several automakers just pull out entirely. If the product isn’t stellar, it stands no …
Test Drives2018 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400: The Underdog Has Bite
If your company is competing in the compact luxury sedan segment and it’s not named BMW, Audi or Mercedes-Benz, then you’re an underdog. Sure, you might find a top ten list here or there with the odd outsider besting the big three Germans, but for the most part, they remain …
Test Drives2017 Mazda3 Sport: Vying for Your Attention
With the current-generation Mazda3 being on the market since the 2014 model year, it was time for a slight refresh to keep things relevant to today’s buyers. Slight might even be an understatement as there have only been a few small changes to speak of. Up front, we find a …
Test Drives2018 Hyundai Elantra GT: Priced to Please
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Test Drives2017 Nissan Rogue: The Sensible Choice
In Canada, the Rogue is by far the most popular model in Nissan’s lineup. In 2017, the automaker sold as many units of its compact SUV as it sold cars. Add up sales of the Micra, the Versa Note, the Altima, the Maxima, the 370Z, the GT-R and the LEAF, …
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 Drives2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio: Love at First Sight
Alfa Romeo’s return to the North American market was a timid one, but in the last year, things have picked up considerably. The Giulia compact sedan has been on sale for a few months now, and the Stelvio compact SUV is just arriving. They share the same platform and powertrains, …
Test Drives2017 Genesis G90: The Silent Type
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The 2018 Kia Stinger
The most talked about vehicle in the automotive world this year was, without a doubt, the Kia Stinger. It was also Motoring TV’s Car of the Year. This was the first time we drove it. Check out our other story on the Stinger - https://youtu.be/2xFxI5VVb7g For more stories about the …
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