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2019 Volkswagen Jetta at a glance

2019 Volkswagen Jetta
It speaks volumes to the quality of the previous-generation Jetta introduced in 2011 that it was able to remain basically unchanged for seven years and still be competitive in its segment. But with so many redesigned compact sedans hitting the market, Volkswagen needed to upgrade its offering in the segment in the worst way. Enter the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta. The...

The 10 cheapest new vehicles in Canada

Nissan Micra
Buying a new car is a major investment, no doubt about it. You have the cost of the vehicle itself, but you also have to factor in the cost of insurance, gas and maintenance to name a few. Buying a new car certainly helps lower the cost of maintenance as the owner is covered under a new vehicle warranty, but...

The Volvo 360c Concept is a mobile living room

We’ll admit that we’re not all that enthused about autonomous driving cars here at Motor Illustrated but there’s something about the Volvo 360c Concept that made us watch the Swedish company’s video a few times over. Actually, it’s not the car but the idea behind it that’s intriguing. Most if not all media that have or will report on this...

Leasing vs Buying: Everything You Need to Know

Leasing vs financing
As a former sales rep at Volvo and Subaru, I’ve witnessed my fair share of poor vehicle purchasing decisions that included buying a car that’s way over budget or trading in a vehicle purchased less than a year ago. I’ve also seen buyers lease a vehicle they couldn’t really afford to buy or buy a vehicle that would have really...

2019 Audi Q8 Preview

2019 Audi Q8
For any automaker to survive in today’s market, a fully-stocked lineup of sport utility vehicles is a must. Audi is not immune to this although it seems to take the German automaker from Ingolstadt a little longer to understand this reality than BMW or Mercedes-Benz. Take the Q3, for example, which arrived on the market in 2015, a year after...

No manual transmission for the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500?

2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
Information on the next Super-Stang has begun to make its way onto the interwebs. Just recently, a build sheet was apparently leaked with both interesting and odd details. The document specified that the GT500 would be powered by a supercharged 5.2-litre V8 and that it would produce upwards of 720-horsepower at 7,500 rpm, the engine’s redline. It also stated that...

Mid-engine C8 Corvette sightings and details increasing by the day

Chevrolet Corvette C8
Rumours and stories have circulated about the coming of a mid-rear engine Corvette for nearly a half century. It’s no small wonder as everyone that knows anything about car- and driving-dynamics will tell you the closer the weight is to the middle, the better the car’s handling will be. That’s an over-simplified explanation but think Ferrari, Lamborghini and McLaren… It...

2019 Subaru WRX STI at a glance

2019 Subaru WRX STI
The 2019 Subaru WRX STI has been around for a while now, and although it has gone through two redesigns in the 14 or so years since it’s been on the market, it kind of still feels like that first 2004 model. It still has its massive wing although it’s no longer mandatory, and it has traded its distinctive...

Audi begins mass production of its 100% electric SUV

Audi E-Tron SUV
Less than a day before Mercedes unveiled their EQC electric SUV, Audi flicked the assembly-line switch to “on” for their own fully-electric SUV. Known for the moment simply as the e-tron Prototype SUV, Audi has said that many more details will be revealed on September 17th, in San Francisco. What we do know is that the vehicle will sport a...

Ready to order your all-new Hyundai Veloster N?

Hyundai Veloster N
Hyundai Canada’s been ready since August 20th for your online pre-order. If you’ve been thinking about grabbing an N for yourself, make haste as only 200 are slated for importation for the Canadian market. What the heck is the 2019 Hyundai Veloster N? Only the first North American vehicle from Hyundai’s new, high-performance N brand! Ok, that doesn’t help either…...

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