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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

NewsGenesis GV60 Electric SUV Detailed Further With Impressive Specs
The Car Guide was invited this week to the first official presentation of the Genesis GV60 , the young Korean brand’s first fully electric vehicle. Company executives provided a lot more details this time around, with an emphasis on technology and performance. Naturally, the Genesis GV60 is built on the …
First Drives2021 Ford Escape PHEV: The Greatest Escape4.0/5
One of the highlights of the latest-generation Ford Escape is the addition of a plug-in hybrid variant offering 60 kilometres of EV range. After an extremely long and frustrating wait, the model is finally starting to arrive in dealerships. Production started last month following multiple delays caused by the COVID-19 …
NewsAcura NSX Signs Off With Type S Variant
Acura has announced that the 2022 NSX will be released with a Type S variant and its production will be limited to just 350 units worldwide. This exceptional variant will be officially unveiled on August 12 as part of Monterey Car Week, the large-scale annual event that is making a …
Test Drives2021 Volkswagen ID.4: As Good as Advertised4.0/5
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 …
NewsOnStar Services No Longer Exclusive to GM Vehicles
OnStar’s 25-year exclusive partnership with General Motors is coming to an end. Starting today, the company is making its services available to all Canadians no matter what vehicle they drive. The OnStar Guardian app can be downloaded by anybody for iOS and Android devices. The monthly subscription fee is $15.
NewsExclusive Uh-oh, Ford Escape PHEV Delayed Yet Again
Bad news for customers who have ordered a copy of the new Ford Escape PHEV: The Car Guide has learned that production is delayed yet again. Now, the plug-in hybrid variant of the Escape is slated to begin its journey on the assembly line in August at Ford ’s Louisville, …
News2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 Specs, Range Announced for Canada
Hyundai Canada has shared new details about the highly anticipated 2022 IONIQ 5 , its next-generation, long-range electric vehicle. Most importantly, The Car Guide has learned that the compact crossover will be able to travel up to 480 kilometres with a full charge when equipped with the available, higher-capacity battery.
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 …