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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 Drives2020 Kia Telluride: Think Big, Korean Style4.0/5
Long considered a stronghold of American manufacturers, the three-row midsize SUV segment is now populated by companies from all over the globe. This year, it’s Kia’s turn to think big. Meet the largest vehicle ever offered by the Korean brand, the 2020 Telluride. Make no mistake, though: apart from the …
New YorkKia Adds Spice to New York Auto Show with HabaNiro Concept
Really, there wasn’t much excitement and surprise at this year’s New York Auto Show . Thank God, Kia spiced things up a little by introducing the HabaNiro concept. This fully electric vehicle from Korea boasts extremely futuristic looks complete with butterfly wing doors and rugged 20-inch wheels. It’s powered by …
New YorkNissan Unleashes an Even More Wicked GT-R
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of its sports cars, Nissan has created special editions of the GT-R and 370Z for 2020. The GT-R gets a two-tone treatment dominated by the iconic Wangan Blue seen on R34-generation models. A white stripe extends from the hood all the way to the rear.
First Drives2019 Mazda3 AWD: A Lot More Than All-Wheel Drive4.0/5
Mazda caught the attention of many drivers in Canada with its decision to offer an all-wheel-drive option with the new-generation 2019 Mazda3. Other than the Subaru Impreza and more expensive models like the Volkswagen Golf R and Mercedes-Benz A-Class , compact cars equipped with AWD are few and far between …
First Drives2019 Nissan Murano: Modest Update3.5/5
The Nissan Murano is facing growing competition in its segment. The Hyundai Santa Fe has been completely redesigned, the Ford Edge offers a new performance model, while the brand new Honda Passport and Chevrolet Blazer look like serious challengers. To make sure people don’t forget about the Murano, Nissan has …
NewsTesla Model Y: Meet Tesla’s Brand-New Electric SUV
True to form, Tesla held a big party last night to unveil its latest car, the much-anticipated Model Y. Live from the company’s design studios in Los Angeles, Tesla CEO Elon Musk took part in the presentation and confirmed to attendees that the first units will be delivered in the …
First DrivesNissan Altima-te AWD: Just Because
Why would a company like Nissan spend thousands of dollars to transform an ordinary sedan into a snow-busting, track-equipped vehicle that will never go on sale? The better question might be: why not? In order to promote its brand new all-wheel-drive Altima , Nissan Canada came up with a unique …