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2023 Nissan Z First Drive: The last of its kind

  Las Vegas, NV -- Launched in 2008 (for the 2009 model year), the previous Nissan 370Z - which ceased to exist a year ago - was overdue for a complete overhaul. Fortunately, the automaker has been working on the renaissance of the Z moniker since 2017, as Taruma-San, chief product specialist for the Nissan Z, confirmed at this first...

2022 Ford Maverick First Drive: The Little Pickup That Can

2022 Ford Maverick Pros Full-size bed utility Impressive fuel economy Car-Like Drive 2022 Ford Maverick Cons No AWD with Hybrid No Navigation Good Luck Finding One For years, we've been told that there's no market in Canada or the U.S. for a truly compact truck. Suddenly, both Hyundai and Ford are offering exactly that product. Hyundai's is more of a lifestyle...

2022 Volkswagen Jetta First Drive Review: Always Refined, Now More Efficient

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The 2022 Jetta is priced at $22,895. The GLI starts at $31,895. This is the MK 7.5 or facelifted 7th generation Jetta. The “regular” Jetta gets a new turbocharged 1.5-litre engine. Let’s not kid ourselves. Volkswagen says that cars are still important to them, this after killing the Golf and some other car, the Passat I think it was...

2023 GMC Hummer EV First Drive: Free Electron

Strengths - GMC Hummer EV 2023   Exceptional off-road capabilities Large interior Very clear graphics Easy to drive for such a large truck   Weaknesses - GMC Hummer EV 2023   Elephant weight Awkward bulkiness High electron consumption   The new 2023 GMC Hummer EV is just as massive as the Hummers of yesteryear, but it's nothing like its predecessors. The Hummer brand has always had...

2023 Toyota BZ4X First Drive Review: Toyobaru Goes Electric

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New 2023 Toyota BZ4X is first EV from Toyota It shares many of its components with the Subaru Solterra It has 406 kilometres of range (253 miles) The 2023 Toyota BZ4X is Toyota's first electric vehicle and I had a chance to get behind the wheel a few weeks ago in California. Toyota is back in the EV game and...

2022 Infiniti QX60 First Drive Review: Much Better

Our first review with the 2022 Infiniti QX60 It is the best-selling model from the Infiniti lineup with 35 % of sales in Canada. Pricing starts at $54,995 Picton, ON – This one has been on the road for quite some time now. The Infiniti JX35 was first introduced in 2012 as a ’13 model, and it’s only now...

2022 Subaru Forester First Drive Review: More Refined and Ruggeder

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Pricing for the 2022 Subaru Forester starts at $29,495 in Canada. The 5th generation Forester was introduced for 2019. This is a midcycle refresh. The new Forester Wilderness will please adventure-styled vehicle lovers. The Subaru Forester’s always had an edge over its now countless rivals. From the very onset, going all the way back to its birth, the Forester...

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Review: Things Are Getting Serious

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 | Photo: Louis-Philippe Dubé
Our first review of the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 The Ioniq 5 offers two battery options and both RWD and AWD versions Pricing starts at just under $45,000 in Canada The new 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 brings a bold design, nifty features and spacious interior to the EV segment. Electric vehicles tend to look bland, and we appreciate it when...

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee First Drive Review: The King is not Dead; All Hail the New King

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Pricing for the 2022 Grand Cherokee L starts at $51,545 in Canada, $37,390 in the US. The Jeep Grand Cherokee is one of the most accomplished SUVs in history and it continues to be with the new 5th generation truck. Fuel efficiency is its only quasi-weakness, but Stellantis has a plan. The Jeep Grand Cherokee was introduced back in...

2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition First Drive Review: Tesla Killer?

The Ford Mustang Mach-E makes a lot more sense when you get behind the wheel of the GT Performance Edition trim, especially in bright Cyber Orange. The Mach-E is a Mustang by name only in every other trim, but in the GT Performance Edition you feel certain things that you feel in a Mustang GT with a roaring V8. Exhilarating...