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Test Drives2022 Volvo V90 Cross Country: A Swedish Queen Returns
The Volvo V90 Cross Country has silently returned to Canada following a two-year hiatus. It doesn’t look that different from the model that first launched in 2017. Built on the same Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) as the XC60 and XC90 crossovers, the rugged Swedish wagon is now available in a …
Test Drives2022 Volvo C40 Recharge: Seriously Attractive, But Expensive
An electric vehicle’s success largely depends on range and affordability, more specifically a reasonable price and available incentives. Starting at $72,600, the new 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge is quite expensive and doesn’t qualify for any rebates, be it at the federal or provincial level. The similarly powered Volvo XC40 Recharge …
Pre-owned vehiclesUsed Volvo XC40: Beware of Reliability Issues
The Volvo XC40 joined the Swedish automaker's lineup for the 2019 model year and has been warming up to the XC60 for the best-seller title ever since. It's an attractive and compelling product, notably for its safety, refined interior, and comfort that's superior to an Audi Q3 , for example, …
Pre-owned vehiclesWhich Used Vehicles Are the Safest?
Every season, safety should be a priority for all drivers. When winter rolls around, this statement becomes even more important. In addition to proper driving techniques and caution, you need a vehicle that is sturdy and capable of handling different road and weather conditions. Having a limited budget doesn't necessarily …

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News2023 Volvo XC40: The Evolution and Electrification Continue
One of Volvo’s two sales leaders along with the XC60 , the small XC40 gets a refresh and new technology for 2023, which marks its fifth year on the market. This includes the fully electric XC40 Recharge, of course. Designers have revised the front bumper and incorporated a frameless grille …
NewsIIHS Announces Top Safety Pick Award Winners for 2022
Vehicles keep getting safer and more advanced, as evidenced by the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) identifying 65 different models as a 2022 Top Safety Pick+, up from 49 in 2021 and 22 in 2020. If you also count the 36 other models that were named a 2022 …
NewsVolvo XC90 and Electric Successor to Coexist for a While
We haven’t talked about the Volvo XC90 for a long time. Last we checked, the current generation of the Swedish automaker’s three-row midsize SUV received a series of updates for the 2020 model year. As you may know, Volvo plans to completely ditch internal combustion engines by 2030 . Following …
BuzzAlberta Driver Pulled Over and Fined for Driving With Lumber in Hand
“It’s not the destination, it’s the journey,” as the saying would so inspiringly say. Well, the journey wasn’t so pleasant for this motivated Alberta driver as he was pulled over and fined by the Alberta RCMP for carrying lumber out of his Volvo S60 window. Home renovations can sometimes be …
Technology/Autonomous VehiclesVolvo Mulling Full-Windshield Head-Up Display
Volvo has just invested in Israeli start-up Spectralics, which specializes in optical and imaging technology, through the Volvo Cars Tech Fund. Why? To apparently revolutionize the in-car user experience. How? By integrating a new head-up display system covering the entire windshield. The technology is still at an early stage of …
NewsCompact SUVs Struggle Mightily in IIHS’ New Side Crash Test
The U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has completed new, tougher side crash tests to address higher-speed crashes that continue to cause fatalities and found out that 19 out of 20 compact SUVs failed to earn a “Good” overall rating. The lone exception? The 2021 Mazda CX-5 . Nine …
Electric2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge Gets Price Cut, Extra Range
Volvo’s all-electric SUV, the compact XC40 Recharge , returns for its sophomore year with a pair of good news for Canadian customers. First, the company has lowered the base price. While the 2021 model started at $64,950 (plus destination and delivery), the 2022 model retails from $59,950. That’s a drop …

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2001
Motoring TV 2001 Episode 1
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe 2001 Volvo V40 2000 Honda S2000 2001 Honda Insight 2001 Mazda Tribute road crown effect of tires 1935 Chevrolet breaking in new engine Jim Kenzie on Firestone tire scandal.
2001
Motoring TV 2001 Episode 8
All new 2001 Acura MDX 2001 Volvo S60 2001 Honda S2000 winterizing; 2001 Toyota RAV4 2001 Acura 1.7EL stalling problems Jim Kenzie on sulfur debate.
2001
Motoring TV 2001 Episode 18
Volvo Safety Car 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe checking coolant levels Dodge unveils new Ram pick-up the young Bill Gardiner stabilizer link should consumers have access to dealer costs?
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Motoring TV 2002 Episode 11
Volvo intros S60 AWD 2002 Jaguar X-Type 2002 Chevy Trailblazer starter motors 2002 Nissan Sentra SER Bill Gardiner on windshield washer products Jim Kenzie on RWD vs AWD.
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Motoring TV 2002 Episode 18
Volvo enters SUV segment with XC90 2003 Toyota Matrix fluid levels must be checked regularly pros and cons of 4-wheel steering Jim Kenzie on Mini owners signing no-sell contracts with BMW.
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Motoring TV 2002 Episode 25
Behind the scenes at Volvo Safety Centre 2003 Honda Pilot checking the state of your suspension world's largest motorbike collection added weight can handicap your vehicle's performance "Officer" Kenzie talks Highway Traffic Act.
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Motoring TV 2003 Episode 21
Volvo's R cars 2004 Subaru WRX STI should you top up oil levels between regular changes? Lexus RX330 would you believe an engine with 1.6 million kms? stop sign or red light -- why it's important to come to a full stop.