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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 Hyundai Tucson: Exciting But Not Super-efficient4.0/5
"That’s the new Tucson? It’s really hot!" Comments like these—and longing stares—never stopped during my brief time with the all-new 2022 Hyundai Tucson . I’m used to it with sports cars like the Toyota GR Supra and Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, or insane machines like the Ram 1500 TRX, but …
NewsConfirmed: Volkswagen ID. Buzz to be Sold in North America in 2023
A modern interpretation of the iconic Volkswagen Type 2, the ID.Buzz concept originally debuted at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, combining vintage looks with modern technology including a fully electric powertrain. The best thing about it is that Volkswagen has plans for production, although sales in …
NewsJeep Magneto Concept Unveiled as Fully Electric Wrangler
This year at the annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari in Utah, one of the many concepts Jeep will introduce is particularly interesting since it foreshadows a fully electric variant of the iconic Wrangler . Don’t worry, though: there are plenty of gas-powered models, too! Jeep Magneto Chrysler, Dodge, Ram and …
New Models2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo: All-electric Adventurer
Porsche successfully entered the luxury EV game with the Taycan , adding a battery-powered model to its lineup without sacrificing what makes the brand so appealing to enthusiasts in the first place. The Taycan is an impressive product, for sure. In fact, this year it won The Car Guide’s Best …
First Drives2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge: Stop Calling Me Polestar!3.5/5
Ever since Polestar became a standalone brand, there’s been some confusion around Volvo vehicles. Polestar models used to be the performance variants in the Swedish automaker’s portfolio, then the plug-in hybrid options. To make things clearer for potential Volvo customers, the Polestar name will be phased out, and electrified vehicles …
New Models2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Undergoes Complete Transformation
Mitsubishi has often been criticized for being too conservative, with products that don’t seem to evolve that much over the years. Despite some cosmetic changes, the platform and engines are the same. With the completely redesigned 2022 Outlander , however, the Japanese manufacturer is making a huge leap forward. New …
New Models2022 Nissan Frontier Turns to the Future With a Nod to the Past
Nissan today unveiled the all-new 2022 Frontier along with the equally new 2022 Pathfinder . The former draws inspiration from midsize pickups sold in the 1980s while turning to the future in many ways. The rounded shapes of the outgoing Frontier are replaced by a more angular and rugged-looking silhouette …