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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

First Drives2021 Kia K5: More Than Just Good Looks4.0/5
Do you feel that? That’s the wind of change blowing through the Kia lineup for 2021. Gone is the Optima . Here comes the brand new K5 , a much more elegant and advanced family car arriving in dealerships this fall. Why K5? For marketing purposes, Kia has decided to …
Test Drives2021 Kia Seltos: Everything You Need to Win4.0/5
The small-SUV market is booming and Kia recently expanded its offering with the all-new Seltos . Sharing many components with the award-winning Hyundai Kona , the 2021 Kia Seltos boasts a solid foundation and realistically could enjoy as much success as its domestic cousin. With good looks, attractive pricing and …
News2021 Kia Forte5 GT Goes Old-school, Adds Manual Gearbox
While many automakers are abandoning manual transmissions, Kia is somewhat reversing the trend by adding one to the Forte5 lineup for 2021. More specifically, a six-speed manual gearbox will come standard on the sporty Forte5 GT model, which returned last year with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission only. The latter will …
ElectricTesla Model S Plaid Announced With up to 1,100 Horsepower
One of the highlights of Tesla ’s highly anticipated Battery Day on Tuesday was the announcement of the sick new Model S Plaid packing up to 1,100 horsepower. According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, this car will sprint from 0-100 km/h in a ludicrous time of 2.1 seconds thanks to …
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 …