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Should You Buy An Internal Combustion Engine-d Car?

Will the shift to electric cars have a negative effect on your petrol-powered car’s resale value in the very near future? In a way, maybe. Earlier this month, the always-vocal Elon Musk shared a link to a story from cleantechnica.com that touches on the impact Tesla cars and SUVs are having on the car market by comparing costs of ownership,...

Porsche Taycan Turbo: The Trim Debate

Porsche’s decision to use “Turbo” and “Turbo S” as trims on the new Taycan electric car is confusing many. We’re not confused. A few weeks ago, Porsche invited a bunch of auto scribes to the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta for a deep dive into the new Porsche Taycan. At one point, trim nomenclatures were brought up and they justified...

Car Manufacturers Are Slowly Conditioning Us For The Next Phase Of The Automobile

Changes to the automotive landscape are far deeper than they seem. The risings costs of doing business are slowly killing brand identity Some 10 or 12 years ago, I wrote a story about the convergence of research, design and development. In my piece, I described how uniqueness and specialized products would eventually disappear as all R&D for all car manufacturers...

SUVs Are Not A Trend : Stating What’s Obvious

Volkswagen Atlas Basecamp Concept
We often refer to trends when it comes to automotive designs. Crossovers and SUVs have surpassed the trend state and are here to stay We often read that kids never want to buy what their parents drove. I completely understand although I grew up with station wagons and currently own two and have purchased five over the last ten years....

We Play With the 2020 Toyota Supra Online Configurator

2020 Toyota Supra color summary
You can now build your Toyota GR Supra on Toyota Canada's website. Let's have a little fun. Build Your Car configurators are always a lot of fun, even when there's no way in the world you could ever afford whatever you're building. In the case of the 2020 Toyota Supra configurator, however, we're actually playing in the realm of rear-world...

Volkswagen’s Puebla, Mexico Plant : Assembly Lines Make More Than Just Cars

Volkswagen Beetle production ends at the Puebla plant in Mexico
A tour of VW’s Puebla, MX plant reminds me that building cars is like nothing else. Working for a car assembly line may not seem like the most exciting job but it just might be one of the most fulfilling. I’ve been to a number of plants in Japan, Europe, the US and Canada and something struck me at the...

Nissan Blainville Latest Dealership to Join HGregoire Group

Nissan Blainville
Article presented by Nissan Blainville One of the most important and significant dealership groups in Canada has made another acquisition. HGregoire announced recently the acquisition of Nissan Blainville making it the 28th dealership to join the group founded in 1993. What started as a group specializing in pre-owned vehicles has blossomed into a network of used vehicle superstores and new vehicle...

Gracias Beetle : We Say Goodbye To The Volkswagen Beetle

Volkswagen Beetle production ends at the Puebla plant in Mexico
After more than 20 years of production, the final Volkswagen Beetle has rolled off the assembly line. And by final Volkswagen Beetle, we mean the third generation of its kind, which began for the 2012 model year. This was after the New Beetle arrived in 1997. Prior to that, a fond farewell was given to the first generation Beetle in...

The Volvo Station Wagon –  A Brief Exposé And Review Of The Volvo V60 Cross Country

Volvo was not the first automaker in the world to build station wagons but they are arguably some of the best of their kind. Volvo has built its reputation on a number of positive points. The first, and most obvious, is safety. After this, comes longevity, reliability and finally, station wagons. The Volvo long-roof began in the early 1950s with...

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...