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Frédéric Mercier

As a life-long car buff, Frédéric Mercier got his start in automobile journalism at the age of 19 with a gig revising technical data sheets for The Car Guide. He launched into full-time car writing in 2014 after completing a degree in Journalism from Laval University and today he is the head of automobile content at Quebecor Media.

Frédéric’s work regularly appears in The Car Guide, the Journal de Montréal and the Journal de Québec. He also contributes to QUB radio’s automotive podcast and has appeared on TVA’s Propulsion television show.

Most recent articles

NewsPorsche Introduces New One-off Customization Program
In a move to cater to the ever-growing wishes and requirements of its customers, Porsche is introducing a new one-off car customization program called Sonderwunsch. “We are aiming our offering specifically at customers who attach particular value to realisation of their personal dream vehicle by the Porsche factory and for …
ShanghaiHonda SUV e:prototype Might Foreshadow Electric HR-V
Today at Auto Shanghai 2021 in China, Honda showed a small electric SUV prototype that many Canadian drivers would likely find interesting. Few details were provided by the automaker, however. For sure, the similarities with the next-generation Honda HR-V are striking. Will it come to our shores? Nothing is more …
NewsAll-new 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Doesn’t Want to be Called a Pickup
For the first time ever, a Korean pickup truck is making its debut in North America. Hyundai’s approach with the all-new 2022 Santa Cruz is pretty unconventional, mind you. In fact, the company doesn’t want to call it a pickup or a truck, instead using the term “sport adventure vehicle.” …
NewsSaskatchewan Announces New Tax for EV Owners
The Government of Saskatchewan last week announced a new $150 annual fee for electric vehicle owners that will go into effect October 1, 2021. It is described as an effort to recoup fuel tax money from residents who drive fully electric vehicles. “These vehicles contribute to wear and tear on …
First Drives2022 Mitsubishi Outlander: Vastly Improved and More Serious4.0/5
This time it’s real. After updating the old Outlander many times but not really making significant changes, Mitsubishi is finally introducing a brand new model. The next-generation 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander is about to land in Canadian showrooms and we at The Car Guide had the opportunity to put it to …
NewsGMC Reveals Hummer EV SUV
After solidifying the return of the Hummer nameplate last fall with the introduction of a 100% electric pickup truck , GMC is now unveiling the Hummer SUV. This newcomer is built on the same architecture as the Hummer EV pickup truck, and it can be geared with the same cool …
News2021 is Off to a Bad Start for Fiat
Things are clearly not improving for Fiat in Canada. After a disastrous 2020 that brought in just 228 vehicle sales nationwide, Fiat says it has only sold 32 cars in Canada during the first quarter of 2021. This is a 50% drop compared to the same period in 2020, when …