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Valérie Limoges Makes History in the Nissan Sentra Cup

For the first time in Canadian racing history, a female driver has clinched a class title in Canadian road racing. When Quebec’s Valérie Limoges and her Nissan Sentra car #220 crossed the finish line in third at Circuit Mont-Tremblant in the final 40-minute race of the 2022 Nissan Sentra Cup, the 42 points she earned were enough to secure top...

Hyundai Elantra N and Kona N: serious or just showing off?

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  Many shrugged when Hyundai told us a few years ago that it would launch a performance division named N. Associating the Korean firm's products with sportiness is not as natural as linking the letters AMG to Mercedes-Benz, M to BMW, or RS to Audi. So once the announcement was made, the automotive world moved on. Behind the scenes, however, a...

Audi’s quattro AWD is Evolved

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Like Audi models, there are different versions of quattro. We drive a new S3, RS 6, and RS e-tron GT around Circuit Mecaglisse to sample the systems. Not all all-wheel-drive systems are equal – this is a fact. Above all of them is quattro which, for all intents are purposes, is the one that started it all. Be it...

Is 2022 the Year of the EV?

Roughly 25 to 30 new EVs are on the way in 2022. Even more EVs are expected to launch in 2023. The charging infrastructure is also growing. 2022 will see many new electric vehicles become available for purchase. Nearly all automakers including a handful of start-ups plan on introducing and selling new EVs next year. And although there are...

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross: The 24 Hidden Easter Eggs and Where to Find Them

It’s no secret that Toyota likes to throw in a few Easter Eggs into their new cars and trucks. Their latest model, the 2022 Corolla Cross, is no different as it features 24 hidden as well as subtle Easter Eggs that you might not notice at first glance. The Easter Eggs are located all over the vehicle and some...

5 Things You Should Know on the 2021 Toyota Venza

The Venza made a comeback in Toyota's lineup last year; Now features a 2.5 Litre 4-Cylinder Hybrid powertrain; Paired with an ECVT it boasts a combined fuel economy of 6.1 L/100 km. Toyota introduced the all-new Venza for the 2021 model year. The Venza is a midsize crossover SUV that brings a new level of sophistication to the segment...

The Risk of Resurrecting Past Icons; Mistake Were Made?

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Betraying fans with underwhelming new iterations of living legends is also risky. Manufacturers are lying to themselves and us; nobody wins. The backlash of such mistakes may be greater than ten of thousands of negative comments on the internet. The last ten weeks or so have been ripe with what could and will be called big blunders on behalf...

The History of the Chevrolet Corvette Z06

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The first Chevrolet Corvette Z06 was introduced in 1962 as a special package that prepped the Corvette for the track The second Corvette Z06 would wait until 2001 when the C5 Z06 was introduced as a replacement for the ZR-1 Chevy has since offered a Z06 version in every Corvette generation including C6, C7, and now C8 The Chevrolet...

Will Acura do the Integra Justice?

Passions flare up as fans and enthusiasts fear the Integra may not live up to expectations. Acura’s track record from the last 15 years has been spotty. Will the Integra be a marketing tool or a bona fide recreation of the original? Nearly ten years ago, I was invited to a lunch-and-learn meeting by Acura Canada as part of...

Five Questions About the 2022 Infiniti QX60 Answered

New 2022 Infiniti QX60 fully redesigned inside and out Keeps the trusty 3.5-Litre V6, but swaps CVT for a 9-speed transmission Canadian pricing starts at $54,995 MSRP We finally got to take a closer look at the new QX60 and some of its well-deserved enhancements. This remodel comes at a time where three-row luxury SUVs are multiplying to meet...