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NewsThe Best Subcompact Luxury SUVs in 2024
Subcompact luxury SUVs are key players in the Canadian market. The team at The Car Guide has analyzed all the various models available in 2024 and identified the best buys in the segment for Canadian drivers. Just like they do with compact luxury cars, Audi and BMW lead the way, …
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NewsVolvo Renames EV, PHEV Models to Avoid Confusion
As the lineup keeps transforming and moving closer to becoming all-electric by 2030, Volvo today announced name changes to some of its models. The XC40 Recharge and C40 Recharge , the Swedish automaker’s first two electric vehicles, are renamed EX40 and EC40, respectively. That makes perfect sense considering the new …
NewsFirst ‘Volvo Retail Sustainable Experience’ Facility Opens in B.C.
Sustainability-obsessed Volvo has just opened its first North American “Volvo Retail Sustainable Experience” (VRSE) facility in Richmond, B.C. Formerly Volvo of Vancouver, the location now goes by the name of Volvo Cars Richmond. It covers more than 20,000 square feet on a prominent 2.1-acre site, just off the Vancouver-Blaine Highway …
NewsMost Compact SUVs Blamed for Inadequate Rear Passenger Protection
The U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently updated its moderate overlap front collision test to address a growing gap in the protection provided for front and rear occupants. It found out that only two out of 15 compact SUVs, the Ford Escape and Volvo XC40 , protect the …
NewsThe Car Guide's Best Buys for 2022: Audi Q3
Every year, The Car Guide unveils a list of Best Buys covering all the different vehicle categories in the industry. Subcompact luxury SUVs are quite popular in Canada. The best ones come from Europe, unsurprisingly. American and Japanese competitors have a lot of catching up to do. The Winner For …
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 …
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 …
BuzzVolvo Canada and Casca Team Up to Make Shoes Using Old Tires
An association between a car manufacturer and World Car Free Day is always a bit… special. But Volvo seems to be out there for the long run with a carbon-neutral future and wants you to know it. Volvo Cars Canada last week announced that it has teamed up with Vancouver-based …
NewsThe Car Guide's Best Buys for 2021: Audi Q3
Every year, The Car Guide unveils a list of Best Buys covering all the different vehicle categories in the industry. Small luxury SUVs are pretty popular, though General Motors and Lexus are the only non-European automakers competing in this market segment. Audi Leads the Way For 2021, the Audi Q3 …
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