Tests and Features

First DrivesLexus RX350 and RX450h: As Important as the Corolla!
Ten years ago, Toyota’s luxury division, Lexus, introduced the RX300 luxury crossover. It became such an undisputed success that when the 2010 RX350 and 450h were unveiled to automobile journalists, the directors at Lexus emphasized that this vehicle had the same impact for Lexus as the Corolla had for Toyota.
TiresContinental Tire Canada Official Sponsor of the BMW Driver Training
Continental Tire Canada is pleased to announce its continuing sponsorship of the BMW Driver Training. New in the program for 2009 is the BMW Winter Driver Training recently held at the International Club Academy Racing (ICAR) in Mirabel (QC), a location Continental Tire Canada partners with since fall 2008. The …
First DrivesThe 2010 Volvo XC60, a new war horse
Like many manufacturers, Volvo has seen a slowdown of late. Station wagons are less popular, the XC90 crossover SUV is getting old and their sedans are simply not selling. In fact, only the XC70 has seen its sales increase – but that vehicle alone is obviously not enough to generate …
First DrivesHyundai Elantra Touring: Learning to love wagons again!
The old Hyundai plant in Bromont is now home to a manufacturer of wind turbines, and since Hyundai seems to have the wind in its sails right now, the connection is almost too easy. This year, Hyundai is celebrating 25 years in Canada. Rather than downplaying the contribution of the …
TiresContinental Tire Launches New Innovative Training Program
ENGAGE 360 is an ongoing program designed to give dealers a complete 360-degree look at Continental and General passenger and light truck tires -- from the basics to advanced tread technology to selling skills and more. “Our goal is to equip our customers for success. In the tire business, knowledge …
Test Drives2009 Mercedes-Benz B Class: A way of life
In North America, “bigger is better” is a way of living. People buy the biggest house they can get, plus the biggest boat, the biggest truck and the biggest dog without thinking twice about it. Big companies, for their part, have understood this mentality, which explains why we see so …
TiresTire pressure monitoring systems to become mandatory
•European Commission campaigns for vehicle safety and protection of the environment •Tire pressure monitoring systems are to be standard in all 2012 model vehicles •Continental advocates systems that give the driver a reliable 10 percent underinflation alert for each individual tire •Continental warns against systems with insufficient accuracy of measurement …
Test DrivesGMC Yukon Hybrid: Better Living Through Technology4.5/5
It starts with a jolt; the result of a simple twist of the wrist. Six litre’s worth of exploding petroleum product echoes down the exhaust with a hearty burbling bass line as the massive momentum of the V8’s rotating assembly carries itself through the motor mounts, carrying up into the …
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