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Special EventsA First Look at the 2022 Kia EV6
While it is putting the finishing touches on its renewed branding, Kia is also pushing its electrification plans. The EV6 is the latest card from this Korean manufacturer on the electric table. It is (obviously) a crossover built on the E-GMP platform which slips between the Sportage and Sorento in …
Special Events2021 Subaru WRX and WRX STI: One Final Lap
The Subaru WRX and WRX STI are getting old. The current generation was introduced for the 2015 model year and little has changed since then. While we eagerly await the redesigned models due for 2022, Subaru invited The Car Guide to Oro-Medonte, Ontario for a final lapping session. Wild Rally …
Special EventsStellantis CEO Sheds Light on Automaker’s EV Plans
Earlier this month, Stellantis (born from the merger between FCA and PSA) held an EV Day to outline its electrification strategy for the coming years. Thanks to investments of more than €30 billion ($45 billion) through 2025, four EV-centric platforms, three electric drive modules, five “gigafactories” in Europe and North …
Special EventsLexus AWD Event Pits Hybrid Tech Against Gasoline
The inline six-cylinder engine hits the rev limiter and the studded rear tires cut through the ice as the 2001 Lexus IS I’m driving drifts around the track in beautiful fashion. This car along with 14 other IS models on site all belong to my friend and colleague Russ Bond, …
Special EventsHere’s How GM Puts Vehicles Through Cold-weather Testing
General Motors invited The Car Guide to a virtual presentation of its cold-weather proving grounds in Kapuskasing, Ontario. The 242-acre facility is nearly 50 years old—it opened in 1973, more than 30 years after the automaker started testing military vehicles for the government in the middle of World War II.
Special EventsSubaru Winter Experience: Mad Fun on Sheer Ice
EAGLE RIVER, Wisconsin— It’s a shame the Subaru Winter Experience is not offered in Canada. We bet you’d have a blast, too. Imagine spending one, two or three full days driving Subaru BRZ and WRX STI models equipped with studded tires through various courses on a frozen lake. You could …
Special Events2020 Porsche Ice Experience: 443 Horsepower on Slick Ice
The Car Guide was recently invited to Circuit Mécaglisse about an hour north of Montreal to put the new 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S and Carrera 4S to the test on an icy track. As you may know, the sports-car manufacturer offers customers the opportunity to take part in advanced …
Special EventsMercedes-AMG Winter Sporting: Pure Fun in the Snow
Mercedes-Benz recently invited The Car Guide to Gimli, Manitoba for the Canadian edition of the AMG Winter Sporting. AMG, of course, is the German automaker’s performance division, known for hosting various events and activities for employees, dealer reps and customers wishing to hone their driving skills on a track. It’s …
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