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First Drives2022 Honda Civic : Here to Win
The outgoing generation of the Honda Civic had lost a lot of flavour in its final years. Its choppy-lined exterior sprinkled with chrome accents was showing signs of age. And, while ergonomic, the interior was also starting to go out of fashion. However, that did not deter Canadian motorists from …
Test Drives2021 BMW M4 Competition: BMW at Its Finest
The new 2021 BMW M4 Competition is a clear embodiment of what BMW does best. Equal parts calm and crazy, wise and wild, this formidable car can be driven leisurely on any given day before morphing into a corner-devouring monster as soon as you hit the track. The M4 works …
Comparative Tests2021 Tesla Model 3 vs. 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV: The Numbers
For 2022, the Chevrolet Bolt EV gets a number of styling revisions and new technologies along with a sizable price cut. Meanwhile, the Tesla Model 3 keeps leading EV sales with unmatched range and breathtaking acceleration. Despite their vast differences, these two cars are similar in many ways. Which one …
Test Drives2021 Porsche 911 Targa 4S: Here’s to (Almost) Perfect Compromises
As the 911 gets better and better with every generation, it manages to keep its identity and DNA. And, from time to time, a Targa model pops up and squeezes itself between the multiple coupe and convertible offerings inside the 911’s prestigious lineup, offering discerning buyers an alternative of debatable …
Test Drives2021 Volkswagen ID.4: As Good as Advertised
Volkswagen has come a long way since Dieselgate hit the company five years ago. Now, the page is completely turned and the next chapter involves a brand new generation of fully electric vehicles. The first model to land in Canada is the Volkswagen ID.4 , a crossover whose shape and …
Spotlight onWe’re Driving the 2022 Honda Civic This Week
The 2022 Honda Civic is fresh out of the Alliston plant in Ontario and we were given the opportunity to put our hands on it before it hits the dealership floors. We don’t need to tell you that this compact car is an important model for Honda, but also for …
Test Drives2021 Lexus IS: One Step Forward, The Other Won’t Follow
For 2021, two compact luxury sedans from Japan introduced new generations to hopefully catch up with the German rivals and also ward off Korea’s impressive Genesis G70 . The Acura TLX and Lexus IS are now sportier and more skilled in their respective ways. But when we tested the latter …
BlogWho is the 2022 Ford Maverick Designed For?
Pickups are big business, but they can and should come in smaller packages, too, which is why Ford is adding a fourth line to its portfolio. Following the Super Duty , F-150 and Ranger , here’s the all-new 2022 Maverick, a compact and affordable model full of surprising features. But …

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NewsMcMaster University Launches $28.4M Automotive and Aerospace Hub
Autonomous and zero-emission technologies will be a bigger part of Ontario's automotive industry thanks to a new multi-million innovation hub. Filomena Tassi, Minister of Labour and Member of Parliament for Hamilton West–Ancaster–Dundas, announced a $10-million FedDev Ontario investment for McMaster University towards iHub, a university-based integrated automotive, aerospace and advanced …
NewsPorsche's New Infotainment System Will be Music to Your Ears
A clear illustration that technology is taking over the automobile, Porsche this week introduced its all-new infotainment system with much fanfare as if it were the debut of a brand new sports car. A number of hosts, experts and company executives were on hand—in a futuristic setting to boot—to talk …
RacingSabine Schmitz Gets a Nurburgring Corner Named After Her
The Queen of the Ring, Sabine Schmitz, who died from cancer on March 16, 2021 at the age of 51, is getting a fitting tribute. One of the corners of the legendary Nurburgring—a track she lapped more than 33,000 times—will now bear her name following a petition signed by 50,000 …
NewsÉquiterre Urges Ottawa to Address Damaging SUV, Pickup Marketing
Conventionally powered SUVs and pickups now account for 80 percent of new vehicle sales in Canada while EVs and hybrids represent just 3.5 percent. Such major imbalance is undermining efforts to reduce the climate impact of transportation and is largely attributable to exaggerated and misleading advertising from the auto industry, …
NewsMazda’s Electrification Plans Are Finally a Bit Clearer
After resisting the adoption of electrified powertrains for many years, Mazda today announced it plans to launch 13 new electrified models globally between 2022 and 2025. These products based on the "SKYACTIV Multi-Solution Scalable Architecture" will be introduced mainly for the Japan, Europe, North America, China and Southeast Asia markets.
Hybrid/Plug-in HybridThe Honda Clarity Experiment is Coming to an End
After just five years, Honda has announced that production of the Clarity will end this August, including both the plug-in hybrid model we have here and the fuel-cell variant available in select markets such as Japan and California. The Clarity Electric, which we never got in Canada but briefly found …
ElectricPolestar 3 Announced as Electric Performance SUV Built in the U.S.
Polestar , the young Swedish electric car brand, has announced that its third model will be a performance SUV built in the U.S., more precisely at the same South Carolina plant where Volvo makes the S60 sedan and soon the next-generation XC90 crossover. Naturally called Polestar 3, it will follow …
ElectricGM to Invest 30 Percent More in Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
General Motors again boosted its investments in electric and autonomous vehicles, announcing Wednesday it is raising planned spending by 30 percent to $35 billion USD ($42.5 billion CAD) through 2025 as it unveils new models and builds capacity. The big U.S. automaker cited strong consumer reception to its early electric …

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