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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

Test Drives2020 Hyundai Venue: Formerly Known as Accent3.0/5
Come 2021, Hyundai will stop selling the Accent in North America. From this point on, the Venue will become the brand’s entry-level product, undercutting the completely redesigned 2021 Elantra compact sedan by a few dollars. While the Korean automaker is marketing the Venue as a small utility vehicle, don’t be …
NewsBugatti Set to be Sold by Volkswagen to Rimac
Bugatti , one of the world’s most prestigious automakers, is reportedly on the verge of being sold to Croatian builder Rimac. Currently owned by Volkswagen AG, the French supercar company will become the property of entrepreneur Mate Rimac, Manager Magazine said on Thursday citing people familiar with the talks. Reuters …
News2021 Montreal and Toronto Auto Shows to be Held Virtually
Due to recent pandemic outcomes and the uncertainty about easing the public health measures surrounding indoor public event gatherings of more than 250 people in the coming months, the organizers of the Montreal Auto Show have decided to cancel the event set to take place at Palais des Congres early …
News2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime Comes With Big EV Rebates
The upcoming 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime has been generating quite a buzz since its debut last fall. And for good reason: this plug-in hybrid variant of the best-selling SUV in Canada offers a zero-emission range of up to 68 kilometres. Many customers have ordered one without even knowing how much …
Test Drives2020 Land Rover Defender: The King of the Mountain is Back4.0/5
The legendary Land Rover Defender made its triumphant return last summer and, unlike the previous generation, the new one is available in Canada. If you don’t know the Defender, well, shame on you. It’s arguably the heart and soul of the British manufacturer. In fact, without this model, Land Rover …
New ModelsCadillac LYRIQ: A New Era Begins at Cadillac
With the brand new LYRIQ, its first-ever all-electric vehicle, Cadillac looks to return to its glorious ways. The Car Guide followed the virtual reveal on Thursday night and witnessed the dawn of a new era at Cadillac. This shift in the 118-year-old American brand starts with a crossover-style wagon that …
NewsHyundai Accent is Officially Not Coming Back
Hyundai Canada has just confirmed that the Accent will not return in Canada for 2021. The Korean automaker follows the lead of Honda and Toyota , which recently announced the elimination of the Fit and Yaris , respectively, in North America. First launched in September 1994, the Accent has been …