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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

Test Drives2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid: The Best RAV4 You Can Buy4.5/5
The Toyota RAV4 is the Japanese brand’s best-selling product in Canada, way ahead of the Corolla. There are multiple variants and trims to choose from including the RAV4 Hybrid, which benefits from Toyota’s leading expertise. Completely redesigned a year ago, the RAV4 stands out with a prominent new grille, highly …
Test Drives2020 BMW X1 xDrive28i: Looking Good with Racier Styling4.0/5
The BMW X1 is the German brand’s best-selling SUV globally. In Canada, where utility vehicles are on the rise, it ranks third behind the larger X3 and X5 , in that order. Sharing its platform with the MINI Clubman and Countryman , the second-generation X1 gets an update for the …
Test Drives2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 4MATIC: The Baby CLS3.5/5
The second-generation CLA joins the brand new A-Class to give Mercedes-Benz a pair of fresh products in the all-important small-car segment. Last year, one out of four vehicles sold by the German automaker around the globe was a compact car. As you can easily imagine, only SUVs were more popular.
CESAudi AI:ME Concept Showcases Intelligent, Customized Mobility
Back in 2011, Audi was the first car company to unveil new technologies at the Consumer Electronics Show (now simply called CES) in Las Vegas. Since then, the German brand has always had a strong presence at the event, which has become a must-stop for automakers and parts suppliers alike.
First Drives2022 Volkswagen Golf: Our Exclusive First-Drive Review4.0/5
Porto, Portugal— The eighth-generation (Mk8) Volkswagen Golf is currently hitting the European market. Alas, Canadian customers will have to wait until 2021 to buy one. The Car Guide recently flew to Portugal for an exclusive, way-early first look at this brand new Golf. Previous generations took a sweet time to …
Test Drives2020 BMW Z4: The Better of the Two4.0/5
Sales of sports cars are falling right now and with development costs continuing to rise, it only makes sense for automakers to join forces and create a common platform that has the ability to spawn different products. That’s what Toyota and BMW did with the GR Supra and Z4, respectively.
Spotlight onWe’re Driving the All-new Mk8 Volkswagen Golf This Week
The Car Guide is off to Portugal for an exclusive opportunity to drive the all-new, eighth-generation (Mk8) Volkswagen Golf . Obviously, this is a critical product for the Wolfsburg-based automaker. Do we need to remind you that over 35 million Golfs have been sold over the past 45 years? The …
First Drives2020 Audi RS 6 Avant: The Most Badass Wagon4.5/5
Performance enthusiasts have been waiting for it for a long time, and now it’s about to go on sale in Canada. The 2020 Audi RS 6 Avant arrives next year as a sinister-looking, 590-horsepower wagon and a total badass. Out first drive took place in California’s Malibu area, a hotbed …