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Gabriel Gélinas

An automobile writer since 1991, Gabriel Gélinas found journalism by way of auto racing. He was a driver before becoming the head instructor at the Jim Russell driving school at the Mont Tremblant Circuit. There, he developed several advanced driving programs for various automobile manufacturers.

As a journalist, Gabriel is passionate about sports cars and all the latest technologies coming out of the automotive industry. In addition to contributing to the print and electronic versions of Le Guide de l’auto and The Car Guide, he is also a columnist for The National Post and driving.ca. In addition, Gabriel acts as the automotive expert on TVA’s Salut Bonjour! television program and regularly contributes to news reports for TVA, LCN, Argent and CTV.

Most recent articles

First Drives2021 Mazda3 Turbo: Shooting for the Stars4.5/5
It’s here at last. For many fans of the Mazda3 , the wait is over. The popular compact car is finally available with a turbocharged engine in top trim. But make no mistake: the new 2021 Mazda3 Turbo is not the same thing as the Mazdaspeed3 that was sold from …
First Drives2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA: The SUV Evolution3.5/5
When it was first introduced back in 2014, the Mercedes-Benz GLA was the automotive embodiment of a bipolar disorder. It wasn’t really an SUV, and it wasn’t really a wagon, either. The next generation currently arriving in dealerships across the country fixes that. We’re now talking about a proper small …
First Drives2021 Hyundai Elantra: A Good Step Forward4.0/5
Things are looking pretty good for Hyundai in Canada. The Korean automaker currently ranks fourth in terms of sales, just behind Honda. Over the next 14 months, six brand new or significantly redesigned products will hit the market including the Elantra, Santa Fe, Tucson, Kona, Santa Cruz and the all-electric …
New ModelsAudi e-tron GT: The Car Guide Takes an Inside Look
The all-electric Audi e-tron GT is coming for 2021. Pre-production has already started at the Böllinger Höfe assembly plant alongside the V10-powered Audi R8 sports car. The Car Guide was recently invited to attend a presentation on this highly anticipated EV. Camouflaged prototypes are undergoing the final phase of testing.
New ModelsNew Audi Q5 Sportback to Land in Canada in 2021
BMW pioneered the coupe-like SUV genre with the X6 in 2008. Since then, other German automakers have jumped on the bandwagon, particularly Mercedes-Benz which now has more variations than we can count. Audi’s first response was the Q8 , a large crossover that hit the market just two years ago.
New Models2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class: A Personal Wellness Oasis
The seventh-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class (codenamed W223) will hit the Canadian market in 2021. With this new take on its full-size luxury sedan, the German automaker aims to redefine comfort, connectivity and overall wellbeing to make life in a car easier and more enjoyable than ever. According to Dirk Fetzer, head …