Mathieu St-Pierre

Matt picked up his first press car in December of 1998—a beautiful brand new 1999 Mazda Protegé LX. He was promptly rear-ended by a beige Corolla (true story). He immediately accepted the challenge of informing car buyers the world over that there are alternatives to the Corolla. At over 40 million sold so far, it’s clear that he has failed in his endeavour.

Be that as it may, Matt has worked for the Automobile Protection Association (APA) and contributed to Protegez-Vous’ annual car guide, joined in 2004, moved on to for a brief period of time only to be recalled to

Today, he contributes to LC Media,, and other outlets. He’s a standing member of both the Automobile Journalist Association of Canada and International Motor Press Association (IMPA) and manages a fleet of six cars with a total value inferior to that of the damaged Corolla.

Most recent articles

TechnologyMercedes-Benz EQ-Boost: the 48-volt Mild-hybrid Wave
The charge towards the electrification of the automobile is well under way. Hybrids are 20 years old and well accepted. In the last few years, we have seen an influx of plug-in hybrid and EV options, but not all is ideal. At least not yet. Despite the seemingly never-ending talk …
First Drives2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS: Returning to its Roots4.5/5
BARCELONA, Spain – They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. It wasn’t long after the Vision CLS concept broke cover some 15 years ago that another carmaker introduced its own vision of a four-door luxury coupé. Although the niche segment now features a little more than a …
Spotlight on2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS: the Original Four-door Luxury Coupé
I clearly remember my first encounter with the CLS-Class. I was at the 2004 New York Auto Show, same year the retro-modern Ford Mustang first broke cover, and my breath was taken away. I couldn’t wrap my brain and senses around the CLS’ sleek body, sensual curves and out-worldly beauty.
BlogVolvo’s Not Back, it’s Ahead
The last near two decades for Sweden’s sole-surviving, mass-production car manufacturer have been tumultuous, to say the least. From Ford’s failed attempt at building a luxury brand consortium called the Premier Automotive Group in the late 90s, which Volvo was part of, to being sold to Chinese Geely Holding Group …
First Drives2019 Volvo XC40: Playful Utility4.5/5
BARCELONA, Spain – How many of you like the Volvo brand? I, for one, have always rooted for the Swedish company. I applauded, and continue to do so, their constant desire to stand out from the crowd with unique design and their unrelenting quest to make the safest cars ever.
Spotlight on2019 Volvo XC40: Covering All the Bases
Volvo is in it to win and the imminent arrival of their compact XC40 crossover is proof. The current XC60 is an excellent alternative to the German onslaught that includes the Audi Q5 , Mercedes-Benz GLC and BMW X3 .
Test Drives2017 BMW i8: BMW Showcase4.0/5
In a conversation where the topic is modern-day hypercars and supercars, the members of the most recent Holy Trinity will inevitably come up. I am, of course, referring to the McLaren P1, the Ferrari LaFerrari and the Porsche 918 Spyder. On top of the fact that these are epic, insanely …
Special Events2019 Porsche Cayenne: Third Generation Under the Microscope
The story about Porsche’s Cayenne SUV is well known. Although the vehicle is now 15 years of age, discussions about bringing the truck to market were had well before that. In fact, the good Professor Doctor Ferry Porsche said to the Die Welt (The World) newspaper on January 24th, 1989, …