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

Los AngelesLong-promised Lexus LC 500 Convertible is Finally Here
Lexus wowed fans and the media alike when it launched the LC 500 coupe a couple of years ago. Now, the brand is ready for an encore with the 2021 LC 500 Convertible, which was unveiled in a world premiere at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show yesterday. Just as …
Los Angeles2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime is a Quick, Efficient Plug-in Hybrid SUV
As promised, Toyota unveiled the anticipated plug-in hybrid variant of the RAV4 today at the Los Angeles Auto Show . Capable of zero-emission driving for 60 kilometres, the new RAV4 Prime is Toyota’s first plug-in hybrid SUV and a direct rival of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV , not to mention …
Technology/Autonomous VehiclesScreens in Cars: When Will the Madness End?
Cell phones have become a real nightmare on the road. Fortunately, most governments have implemented new laws to deter drivers from texting behind the wheel and prevent similar distractions. At the same time, however, modern cars are being equipped with increasingly large displays that drivers can legally check anytime they …
TiresMichelin’s Airless Tire is Getting More and More Serious
While car tires have changed very little over the past few decades, some manufacturers are taking big steps to revolutionize the way we drive. Back in June, Michelin hosted the world premiere of its innovative new Uptis airless tire in Montreal with the promise of eliminating flats for good. A …
TiresHow to Tell if Your Tires are Still in Good Condition
We all wonder the same thing when the time comes to install winter tires on our cars. We take a look at the tread and try to determine if they’ll be good enough to last through the season. A tire’s longevity is not about the number of kilometres you travel.