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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 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 …
Special EventsWinter Driving According to Volkswagen
SACACOMIE, Quebec – It took me a while to understand why Volkswagen Canada had invited journalists and members of the media to Sacacomie Hotel, in Quebec. We were proposed a drive on a frozen lake, followed by a casual country road trip. At first glance, the whole program seemed like …
Previews2019 Lamborghini Urus Preview
TORONTO, Canada – It’s only a matter of time before every automaker—even the high-end luxury brands—sells a sport-utility vehicle. At the moment, it’s Italian sports-car builder Lamborghini’s turn to unveil their take on the family-oriented, high-performance SUV, and it’s called Urus. It was officially unveiled in December, and it just …
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 Volkswagen Passat: Straight Arrow
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 …
First Drives2019 Infiniti QX50: Innovative Engine, Conventional SUV
LOS ANGELES, California – Call it a sign of the times: Infiniti has chosen an SUV in which to inaugurate its innovative variable valve timing drivetrain. It promises to combine the performance of a turbocharged engine with the sobriety of a diesel. Introduced as the world’s first variable compression ratio …
First Drives2019 Audi A7: Tech Made Sexy
CAPE TOWN, South Africa – The new, second-generation Audi A7 is still a paragon of elegance, but now also serves as a technological showcase for the German carmaker, as it incorporates many new technologies first introduced on the Audi A8 uber-luxury sedan. So, tech made sexy is the buzzword for …
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.
Special Events2018 Porsche Camp4: Listen to Kees!
NOTRE-DAME-DE-LA-MERCI, Québec – My instructor’s name was Kees Nierop. The man, who seemed to be in his early sixties, kept rambling on about how he was the senior of seniors. That’s great, but I had already heard such claims. It wasn’t the first time I participated in an advanced driving …

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Toronto2018 Subaru WRX STI Type RA: Sorry, All Sold Out
The limited-edition STI Type RA was on display at the Toronto Auto Show, but don’t look for one on dealer lots. Only 75 units were earmarked for the Canadian market, and according to Subaru Canada, they were quickly scooped up by STI enthusiasts, and perhaps collectors. This despite the car’s …
News2019 Volvo V60: This is it!
Last week, we shared with you some leaked images of Volvo’s latest compact wagon with promises that an official launch was scheduled this week. Well, here it is. Introducing the much anticipated, all-new, 2019 Volvo V60! Very Attractive and Powerful Of course, just like the rest of Volvo’s current lineup, …
News2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS: 520 Horsepower!
The press release was short and concise, only a few lines. It’s the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS, the ultra-lightweight, track-bred monster. The GT3 is the only 911 to be powered by a naturally aspirated engine. No turbos. And Porsche has just given it an update, as if it even …
GenevaVolkswagen I.D. VIZZION Concept: The Family’s Growing!
Anyone remember the I.D. family of electric vehicles Volkswagen presented at the Frankfurt and Los Angeles auto shows? Well, a new member will join that family in Geneva: the I.D. VIZZION concept. Sedan Proportions Volkswagen says the VIZZION represents the next step in autonomous and electric technology and gets closer …
News2019 BMW X4: This is It!
Whether you like it or not, we now live in SUV kingdom. Due to the immense popularity of these vehicles, carmakers are no longer content of selling one model in their lineup—some of them now sell two, three, and in some cases, even four variants! Take BMW for instance. It …
Toronto2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS Presented in Toronto
It’s the most powerful street-legal 911 produced so far, and it’s on stage at this year’s Toronto Auto Show. The 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS is one of 23 different variations of the legendary sports car, but the most outrageous and the most expensive. Thanks to a twin-turbo, 3.8-litre flat-six …
NewsAre These the First Images of the 2019 Volvo V60?
It was just a matter of time before Volvo’s compact luxury wagon, the V60 , went through the same design overhaul as the rest of the Volvo family. While the Swedish carmaker is supposed to officially present the car next week, and plans on presenting it at the Geneva auto …
Toronto2019 Subaru Ascent: Pricing Annonced
The all-new midsize, three-row SUV from Subaru, which can accommodate up to eight passengers, will retail from $35,995 before freight and delivery charges in Canada. The 2019 Subaru Ascent ’s standard feature list includes all-wheel drive, of course, but also the EyeSight advanced safety suite, 18-inch alloy wheels, heated front …
Toronto2019 Ram 1500 Sport: a Canadian Exclusivity
The redesigned Ram 1500 pickup made its official debut at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year, and six trim levels were initially announced, which includes the Tradesman, the Big Horn, the Rebel, the Laramie, the Limited and the Longhorn. At the Toronto Auto Show, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles unveiled the …
Toronto2019 Volkswagen Arteon Finally Confirmed for Canada!
Unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show last year, the Arteon midsize sedan, or four-door coupe, is already on sale in Europe, but the U.S. and Canadian markets had yet to decide if they wanted to add it to their product lineups. Well, the Arteon made its North-American debut at this …

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Test Drives2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV: Going the Distance
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Test Drives2017 Jaguar XE: Growl or Purr
In a quest to boost their sales numbers and remain competitive with rival luxury brands, Jaguar introduced the compact-sized XE for the 2017 model year. Aimed at the Audi A4 , the BMW 3 Series , the Cadillac ATS and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class , among others, the XE also targets …
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Test Drives2017 Nissan Titan: Roughing up the Status Quo
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Test Drives2017 Jaguar XJ: Still Got the Looks
Let's be honest, how many people really need a large luxury sedan? It's more of a purchase for business and on top of that, these flagship luxury sedans certainly don't bring in direct revenue for the automaker. On the contrary, they set an upscale bar that showcases an image, tone, …

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