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Special EventsSUV Push in Full Force at the Toyota Motor Company
EDMONTON, Alberta – Last year, the Canadian automotive industry reached record sales, topping two million vehicles. Close to 70 percent of those sales were attributed to the light-truck segment that includes SUVs and crossovers. Record-breaking Canadian sales numbers were also posted by Toyota and the Japanese brand appears primed and …
Special EventsNissan 370Zki: Hot-rod Snowmobile
It must be fun to work in one of Nissan’s marketing teams. They have the creative liberty and the funds to come up with unique, off-the-wall vehicles that will end up drawing attention to the brand and its product lineup. To prove that their vehicles aren’t afraid of winter, the …
Special Events2018 BMW Test Fest: The German Buffet
PALM SPRINGS, Calfornia – From a personal standpoint, a trip to Palm Springs in California to drive BMW M cars on Thermal raceway is a very exciting experience, especially for an automotive enthusiast. But when viewed from a journalistic approach, these events often prove to be hard to cover. There’s …
Special EventsWinter Driving According to Volkswagen
SACACOMIE, Quebec – It took me a while to understand why Volkswagen Canada had invited journalists and members of the media to Sacacomie Hotel, in Quebec. We were proposed a drive on a frozen lake, followed by a casual country road trip. At first glance, the whole program seemed like …
Special Events2018 Porsche Camp4: Listen to Kees!
NOTRE-DAME-DE-LA-MERCI, Québec – My instructor’s name was Kees Nierop. The man, who seemed to be in his early sixties, kept rambling on about how he was the senior of seniors. That’s great, but I had already heard such claims. It wasn’t the first time I participated in an advanced driving …
Special EventsMercedes-AMG in Affalterbach: Where Dream Cars Come True
During our recent trip to Stuttgart in order to drive the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S 4MATIC+ , the German manufacturer took the opportunity to give us a tour of the AMG factory in Affalterbach. Back in 1967, Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher founded a little company with a …
Special Events2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class: a Major Redesign, 40 Years Later
STUTTGART, Germany – the venerable G-Class will receive take a dip in the fountain of youth, but don’t worry, Mercedes-Benz won’t make the mistake of changing its timeless look. Forty years after hitting the market, the robust 4x4 is more popular than ever. In fact, of the 300,000 units sold …
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