Autos: Auto Shows

Test Drive: 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e

Wednesday  16:25,   01 august 2018

Perhaps the greatest appeal in any plug-in electric vehicle is that first stretch of pure electric driving before the gas engine kicks in and you get to coast along in near silence, the instantaneous torque wafting you up to speed with a whirr of[...]
Autos / Auto Shows

Test Drive: 2019 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4x4

Tuesday  17:57,   31 july 2018

<p>Between the chrome accents and rich Velvet Red Pearl paint, it plays the part of baby Grand Cherokee to perfection.</p>Everyone knows what the Jeep brand stands for: tough, capable off-roading capability that’s tough. And poor reliability.[...]

Test Drive: 2018 BMW i3s

Tuesday  14:01,   31 july 2018

It cost me ten bucks to drive the BMW i3s from the Greater Toronto Area to Sudbury, Ontario. A tricky machine (and experience) to sum up. That’s 390 clicks, door to door – starting in Central Ontario and ending at home some four hours north. It[...]

Test Drive: 2018 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback Diesel

Monday  19:58,   30 july 2018

If small cars are finding themselves increasingly choked-out by the crossover headlock, doomed to languish on dealer lots while practicality-minded families go all-in on SUVs, someone forgot to tell the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback. Well into its[...]

FIRST DRIVE: 2017 Cadillac XT5 replaces the aging SRX

Sunday  21:10,   29 july 2018

It’s spacious, athletic and luxurious, but wait – no turbocharged engine?That may explain why the 2017 Cadillac XT5 feels utterly in its element through Ortega’s 40-some kilometres of sweeping curves and tight hairpins. Paul Spadafora, the XT5’s[...]

2017 Honda Ridgeline is the truck you need, not want

Sunday  21:10,   29 july 2018

Ridgeline is a capable light pickup that refuses to conform to the established norm .Not the truck you want, but the one you needChevrolet, GMC, Ford, Ram and more recently Nissan build trucks that feed the very essence of the American truck image.[...]

FIRST DRIVE: 2016 Cadillac CT6 fits big, drives small

Sunday  21:10,   29 july 2018

The CT6 is Cadillac’s new candidate for the full-size prestige car categoryCadillac also needs a player in the flagship segment, where autodom’s elite brands display the ultimate expressions of their craft. The CT6 is Cadillac’s new candidate for[...]

‘Family Vacation’ test of Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan

Sunday  21:05,   29 july 2018

From Toronto to Amelia Island and back in Chrysler’s elite new hybrid minivanThe last time I drove a Pacifica I was 40 pounds lighter and I had to keep sweeping my hair out of my eyes. Let’s just say it’s been a[...]

First look: 2019 Hyundai Veloster gets sportier

Sunday  21:05,   29 july 2018

New engine and new suspension make second gen drive as good as it looksIt does look better, too, thanks to new bodywork on a new chassis that stretches the car a little, by 20 mm in length and 10 mm in width, and lowers the roofline while pulling[...]

FIRST DRIVE: 2019 Jaguar I-Pace aces electric luxury

Sunday  21:04,   29 july 2018

Grace and space with electric paceJaguar has nonetheless growled its way firmly into the 21st Century this past decade with the gorgeous F-Type sports cars and the wildly popular F-Pace and E-Pace, its first-ever sport-utility vehicles, among[...]

Toyota Corolla hatchback is fashionably late

Sunday  21:03,   29 july 2018

New platform, fresh new Corolla hatch signals Toyota move away from ScionOnce seated inside, passengers quickly notice the lower seating position and a hood that’s 40 mm lower. The new configuration improves all-around visibility and straps you in[...]

2016 Mercedes-Benz S550e hybrid: what’s the point?

Sunday  21:03,   29 july 2018

Rear-wheel-drive hybrid S-Class is a hybrid in more ways than oneThe S550e qualifies for a green licence plate in Ontario, which lets it drive in most High Occupancy Vehicle lanes with only one person inside, because it’s a plug-in hybrid electric[...]

Genesis Essentia makes public appearance at Cannes

Wednesday  07:51,   18 july 2018

Electric GT supercar concept had world premiere at New York auto show 1/7 SLIDES © Provided by Autofile Genesis Essentia Concept 2/7 SLIDES © Provided by Autofile Genesis Essentia Concept interior 3/7 SLIDES © Provided by[...]

Buick Reveals All-electric SUV in China

Wednesday  07:51,   18 july 2018

The Buick Enspire all-electric concept SUV, an exploration of Buick’s bold design ideas and innovative technologies for future mobility, has made its global debut in Wuzhen, China.&nbsp;The exterior features lines and advanced aerodynamics[...]

2019 Mercedes C-Class L Brings Its Extended Wheelbase To Beijing

Tuesday  17:41,   22 may 2018

It's all about the rear legroom in China. Mercedes has not one, not two, but three world premieres at the Beijing Motor Show where aside from the controversial Maybach SUV concept and the A-Class Sedan L, the three-pointed star is also[...]