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INFINITI Engineering Academy: Engineers Wanted

During the 2019 Canadian Grand Prix weekend, we had the chance to attend an INFINITI Engineering Academy 2-day assessment event. Being the pinnacle of motorsports, Formula 1 only uses the best for the cars on the track. The highest and brightest engine technology available (and sometimes, yet to be available) and spacecraft-worthy materials and composites combined with a whole lot...

Would You Spend $63,000 On A New Jeep Wrangler, Or On Something Else?

You may not know this but the Jeep Wrangler is quite expensive. We’ve put together a list of cars and SUVs you could purchase with the same coin. When I spec’d a 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara to match my tester, I almost fell off my chair. And this, despite knowing full-well that these hardcore boxes on wheels don’t come...

What Is The GM Preferred Pricing Employee Discounts?

GM Preferred Pricing
Are employee discounts like GM Preferred Pricing worth it? There are plenty of ways to save money when purchasing a new vehicle. One of those ways is through exclusive employee pricing or discounts. Not every automaker offers employee pricing discounts, and they don't always call it the same thing either. Ford refers to it as employee pricing while GM calls it...

2020 Jeep Gladiator Goes First Overall in 2019 Midsize Pickup Draft

2020 Jeep Gladiator
The 2020 Jeep Gladiator is the first overall pick in our first annual midsize pickup draft.  With its unique combination of style and capability, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator has just enough arguments to nudge ahead of the redesigned Ford Ranger in our first annual midsize pickup draft. We looked at a variety of factors in coming up with our selections, but...

Troubled Times Ahead For The North American Car Industry?

Car Industry stats
2019 is shaping up to be a roller-coaster ride for the automotive industry. On one end, some OEMs are saying everything will be fine while on the other, economy experts are stating the opposite. From where we sit, it’s looking rather bleak. We like to consider ourselves knowledgeable here at Motor Illustrated. If anything, we can read the signs of what...

Porsche Ice Experience: When Germany’s Finest Tackles Canada’s Coldest Roads

Porsche Ice Experience
Yes, you can drive a Porsche in winter and you can get quite the kick out of it. If the Porsche Ice Experience proves one thing, it's that you don't have to store your Porsche in winter. Get it out on an icy road road and enjoy the heck out of it. Canadian roads have become notoriously famous for being dilapidated,...

10 New EVs Including EQA and EQB To Follow Mercedes-Benz EQC CEO Says

2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC
Mercedes-Benz has a bold strategy when it comes to electric vehicles and it will all start with the new EQC scheduled to arrive in dealerships in early 2020. The Mercedes-Benz EQC will be followed by the EQA and then the EQB as 10 new all-electric vehicles are planned by 2022, Mercedes-Benz Canada President and CEO Brian D. Fulton told us...

Remember the Subaru SVX?

Subaru SVX
One day, Subaru decided to build a coupe that would rival some of the best Japanese sports cars of the 1990s. They called it the SVX and it was definitely one of the weirdest cars to come out of that era. But weird, as you know, can be really cool. And the Subaru SVX launched in 1992 in North American...

A Look At Toyota Army Green Available On 2020 Tacoma TRD PRO

Toyota Land Cruiser FJ25 Army Green 1960 on display
The new Toyota Tacoma was unveiled today at the Chicago Auto Show and sports plenty of noteworthy additions and improvements. The 2020 Toyota Tacoma gets Android Auto, for example. It gets a new infotainment system and new features for the TRD Pro version. But perhaps the coolest new feature of the redesigned Tacoma and specifically the TRD Pro model is...

Car Guy Learns He Doesn’t Know How to Ride a Polaris Snowmobile

Polaris Snowmobiles
I’ve held a driver’s license for nearly 27 years, a racing license for four of those, have hundreds upon hundreds of track hours under my belt and have driven in excess of 1,500 different cars since becoming a newly minted driver. What could possibly be so different on a snowmobile? As I look out my home-office window, at the accumulated snow...