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Troubled Times Ahead For The North American Car Industry?

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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...

10 Best Electric Cars of 2019 in Canada

Best Electric Cars of 2019
If we were buying an electric car in 2019, we'd most definitely pick a model for the list here. There's something for every one and more importantly, every budget. Our top 10 best electric cars of 2019 list is based on our reviews of each car and the value they provide to their owner. This includes range, of course, but...

When Do We Get To Truly Customize Our Car?

2019 new car customization
New car sales have plateaued and brand loyalty is waning. What’s a car manufacturer to do to keep interest high? Allow its customer to truly customize their purchase. By customize, I mean spec-ing out a vehicle in such a way that makes carmaker product planners worried about their jobs. Ever wonder why, if you want a heated steering wheel, you...

New Cars Every Automaker Needs in 2019

2019 New Cars Every Automaker Should Build Next Year
We look at what each automaker should make as a new year's resolution with 2019 news cars we'd like to seem them build. The new year is upon us. Hundreds of millions of new year's resolutions will be made tonight and broken by the end of the week. For the industry's automakers, this is where we think the focus should...

5 Questions About AWD, FWD and RWD Answered

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There are a few ways a car can get you to your next destination, and it all starts with the drive wheel, or drive wheels if you prefer. These are the wheels that receive the engine’s power and therefore move your vehicle. A car can be all-wheel drive, front-wheel drive, or rear-wheel drive. These are also known as AWD, FWD...