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BlogAn Automaker’s Impact on a Community
I’m not big on politics, but my general understanding of the Trump Administration’s view on foreign carmakers is completely whack. Its desire to impose tariffs and stiffer rules on imported cars, to protect domestic carmakers, seems like it will do little to no good, if not the exact opposite. The …
Blog2019 Jeep Cherokee: Turbo or V6?
During a brief discussion with Scott Tallon, Director of U.S. and Global Jeep Product Marketing Coordination at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, it was clear that for the brand, the compact SUV’s refresh arrived a perfect time. First of all, FCA categorises the 2019 Jeep Cherokee as a midsize vehicle, but that …
BlogWhat to Give a Car Enthusiast for Christmas
This advertorial is brought to you by Icar Mirabel Do you know a car enthusiast? This year for Christmas, offer a gift that he or she will remember for a long time! No more objects that end up gathering dust in the garage, it’s time for a gift that will …
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 …
BlogHas All-Wheel Drive Still Got It?
For many, an all-wheel drive vehicle is a must; for others, not so much. In this era of countless integrated electronic assistance systems, is all-wheel drive still an advantage? The answer is a resounding yes. Sure, you can get by with a two-wheel drive system, especially since the advent of …
BlogFour-Wheel Drive: A Performance Essential?
If there’s one sedan that has always been synonymous with sportiness, it’s the BMW M5. Over the last few years, however, the M5 has been facing a rather unusual problem. Specifically, it is no longer the fastest BMW 5 Series¾at least not for the 0-100 km/h sprint. That distinction now …
BlogIndividual Actuation: The Future of Four-Wheel Drive Systems?
Not familiar with how four-wheel drive works? When the engine in a “normal” car runs, this movement is transferred to the front or rear wheels by way of a gearbox. In a four-wheel drive vehicle, the movement is sent to all four wheels via a transmission and various components known …
BlogAll-Wheel Drive: The Tesla Advantage
Everyone’s talking about Telsa, the California-based electric vehicle company. And that’s something when you consider that automakers rarely make traditional media headlines anymore, unless of course there’s a disaster like the Volkswagen diesel car scandal . Tesla sure has a way of garnering the attention of traditional media¾and good on …
BlogFour-Wheel Drive vs. All-Wheel Drive
These days, there are a whole lot of four-wheel drive systems out there, but do you know the difference between the two main types? Let’s begin with what’s known as 4X4. This type of system is usually found in SUVs and off-road vehicles. Basically, the engine sends torque to a …
BlogThe Most Affordable AWD Sport-utility Vehicles in Canada
To confront our harsh winters, a vehicle equipped with an all-wheel drivetrain has an undeniable advantage. The biggest selection of affordably priced models is found in the small SUV segment, and every automaker offers at least one of them in their product line-up. The least-expensive AWD SUV currently on sale …
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