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Antoine Joubert

Antoine was a motor vehicle enthusiast long before he could even say the word “car.” In fact, his first utterings were probably the rumblings of an engine. By the age of four, he knew the logos for different vehicle makes and by the time he was six, he could tell what type of car was driving past based on its sound. Buying toys for the young lad was easy enough—all he wanted were Matchbox, Hot Wheels and Majorette model cars so that he could modify them, paint them and race them!

His passion for automobiles is long-standing and has never wavered. Like many car buffs, he grew up reading the Guide de l’auto (and he still owns all the old copies) but he has since broadened his library to several other publications. Antoine has been an automobile journalist for nearly 20 years and through his work he shares his vast knowledge and uncensored opinions.

As a multidisciplinary communicator, Antoine can be seen on TV, heard on the radio, read online or followed on social media. But whatever you do, don’t ask him about what his dream car would be. This is a man who could never settle for a single car!

Most recent articles

New Models2021 Nissan Rogue: A New Hope?
Nissan is going through a pretty rough stretch, but there is hope that the all-new 2021 Nissan Rogue unveiled today will do much good as the freshest entry in the immensely popular compact SUV segment. The Rogue accounted for 30 percent of the brand’s total sales last year despite the …
Test Drives2020 Dodge Grand Caravan: One Last Time2.5/5
The funny thing about the Dodge Grand Caravan —and many other FCA products, for that matter—is that MSRPs listed on the brand’s website are ridiculously high. Nobody actually buys one at those prices. Incentives can go as high as $15,000, which is about 30 percent off. And now time is …
Test Drives2020 Audi Q3: From Last to First4.0/5
The second-generation Audi Q3 is starting to become a common sight on Canadian roads. And it’s no surprise: the popularity of urban luxury crossovers is skyrocketing. Cadillac , Jaguar , Lexus and Volvo have all jumped on the bandwagon lately, hoping to catch the Germans. The BMW X1 took an …
Test Drives2020 Chevrolet Traverse: Former Star Shines Not so Bright3.5/5
Introduced in 2009 as a replacement for the Trailblazer (a nameplate that will be revived for a small new crossover in 2021), the Chevrolet Traverse enjoyed instant success with stylish looks, a comfortable ride and a versatile interior much more suited to the needs of families. It made everyone forget …
First Drives2020 MINI Cooper SE: The Battery Game
We’re going to cut to the chase right away: the new, all-electric MINI Cooper SE offers disappointing range. With a small 32.6-kWh battery, it’s only marginally better than the first Ford Focus Electric and Nissan LEAF models. The actual number is 177 kilometres—or about 110-120 kilometres in winter. Nothing to …
First Drives2020 Mazda CX-30: CrossMazda34.0/5
Mazda is introducing a fourth crossover for 2020, meaning cars will soon become a minority in the brand’s lineup. Slotting between the CX-3 and CX-5 , the all-new Mazda CX-30 won’t replace the former—at least not for now. The idea is to keep the CX-3 around for a while to …
TokyoNissan Ariya Concept: A Bold Look to the Future
In addition to the IMk Concept, which essentially targets the Asian market, Nissan used the 2019 Tokyo Auto Show to unveil the new Ariya Concept. Larger than the Qashqai yet smaller than the Rogue , this crossover stands out with a fully electric powertrain. By the way, Nissan is one …