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Julien Amado

When his elementary school teacher asked Julien what he wanted to do when he grew up, his answer was “the same thing as Alain Prost.” His love for everything on two or four wheels has only gotten stronger ever since, particularly auto racing from the 1980s to this day.

Following his Journalism studies in Paris, Julien began his career as a motorcycle writer in 2007. For more than six years, he worked for French magazine Moto Revue, lighting up roads and tracks with virtually all the bikes you can name, from ordinary 125cc rides to actual Le Mans racers.

Julien switched to cars after moving to Canada, first as a contributor to the Quebec version of Autoblog, then as a member of the editorial staff at Protégez-Vous magazine where he was in charge of the automotive content. He is now a permanent auto journalist at The Car Guide.

Most recent articles

Test Drives2022 Volkswagen Atlas: American SUV With German Roots3.0/5
Unlike the Touareg that was sold on both sides of the Atlantic, the Volkswagen Atlas is designed and built in North America for North American drivers. This change reflects the automaker’s new strategy. Instead of a 100-percent German-bred SUV, the Atlas is a vehicle that is specifically tailored to meet …
ElectricRivian Delays Max Battery Packs to 2023
The all-new R1T pickup and R1S SUV from all-electric vehicle manufacturer Rivian can be ordered with two distinct battery packs. And according to Reuters, buyers who have ordered the R1T pickup truck or the R1S SUV with a large battery called “Max Pack” will not get delivery until 2023. This …
ElectricFully Electric Subaru STI Concept Heading to Tokyo Motor Show
Subaru has officially announced that a new concept of the future 100% electric STI will be presented at the Tokyo Motor Show. Scheduled for January 2022, the show has been chosen by the Japanese manufacturer to unveil this vehicle which heralds a new era for the STI branch at Subaru.
Test Drives2022 Infiniti QX60: What the Doctor Ordered3.5/5
The low-profile Infiniti QX60 is a key product for the Japanese luxury brand, accounting for 35 percent of total sales. The 2022 redesign is critical, as you can imagine. Heck, Infiniti told us it spent over 1.5 million hours working on it. First, designers made sure to give the QX60 …
Test Drives2021 Ford Bronco: Between a Wrangler and a 4Runner4.0/5
Nearly 12 months after its original introduction, the all-new Ford Bronco finally entered production in June of this year. It’s hard to blame the automaker for the various supply chain and logistics issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, mind you. The Car Guide had the opportunity to test-drive a four-door …
News2022 Toyota Tundra Pricing Announced for Canada
After more than a decade without any major changes, the Toyota Tundra is completely redesigned and improved for 2022. As a reminder, the old 5.7-litre V8 engine has been replaced by a brand new, twin-turbocharged 3.5-litre V6 which can optionally be paired with an electric motor. And just like every …
First Drives2022 Nissan Rogue Turbo First Drive: Three Cylinders, 201 Horsepower
When the completely redesigned Nissan Rogue arrived for 2021, we got pretty much the same powertrain as the previous generation, namely a naturally aspirated 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine (now with 181 horsepower) mated to a continuously variable transmission. For 2022, Nissan adds a second option under the hood. Base models continue …