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Is Toyota's new 2018 C-HR cutting edge or over the edge?

With its polarizing out-there styling, lack of some popular features and relatively high pricing the C-HR is in tough in a very competitive segment.


10 significant new motorcycles for 2017 (and one more)

All the motorcycle manufacturers have new bikes for 2017 – here are some of the most significant among them, and the reasons why. By Mark Richardson.


Mazda puts the adventure, and money, in ‘Adventure Rally’

Mazda Adventure Rally pitted 10 teams of Canadian auto journalists against each other to win $10,000 for their charity of choice. And we won! By Mark Richardson


BMW's new M2 takes on ‘Old Blighty’

Could it be that the ideal car for England’s winding lanes is German, specifically BMW’s sporty new M2?


Canadian engineering student finds dream job in Formula One

“If you work hard and you’re passionate about what you do, why would you not go far? Why would you not achieve big things?” – Felix Lamy.


All you need to know about the all-new 2017 Subaru Impreza

The 2017 Impreza is the fifth generation of Subaru’s popular compact car, and it’s almost entirely new, including its core platform.


Inside Toyota’s private American museum

Did you know that Toyota has its own museum in the U.S.A. filled with all its important cars? Neither did we until we got a chance to look inside.


Can the all-new 2017 Continental restore Lincoln’s lost glory?

The Lincoln Continental once reigned supreme atop the American luxury car hierarchy – with the emphasis on luxury – and that’s its mission again. By Mark Richardson


BMW previews its next 100 years

To mark its 100th anniversary, BMW created four concept vehicles that it sees as the future of its brands – and of transportation.


Radical rides from the 2016 Paris Motor Show

European manufacturers typically hold back their latest vehicles for the Paris or Frankfurt shows (in alternate years) and this year was no exception.


All you need to know about Kia’s surprising 2017 Cadenza

Roomy, comfortable, thoughtfully trimmed and feature-filled, with top-ranked quality as well, Kia’s new Cadenza is worthy of new consideration.


75 Years of Jeeps

What began as a jack-of-all-trades military vehicle, has become one of the most coveted brands in the world and the crown jewel of the FCA empire.


Everything you need to know about the new Buick LaCrosse

Most LaCrosse owners won’t care about the LaCrosse’s slick new engine; they want a smooth, quiet and comfortable ride, and the Buick delivers.


Is the Rolls-Royce Wraith really worth a half-million bucks?

The Roll-Royce Wraith has a list price of $346,975 in Canada, but there are just too many tempting additions to avoid bumping up the cost – a lot!


What’s new about the 2017 Audi A3

Audi has refreshed its compact A3 for 2017 and there’ll be five different models coming on sale in Canada this September.


On the ground at Port Dover Friday the 13th bike fest

The population of the small town on the north shore of Lake Erie can swell from 7,000 to 20 times that on a warm, sunny Friday 13th.


On and off the beaten path at Auto China 2016 Beijing

Some things in Beijing are the same as at any other international auto show but others are very, very different. Words and pictures by Mark Richardson


2016 Mercedes-Benz S550e hybrid: what’s the point?

This test car might be the first Mercedes-Benz S550e on the road in Canada but it’s a long way from being the last word on electric cars.


What makes the 2016 BMW 750Li worth $148,900?

Pricing for the new 7 Series starts at $117,900 in Canada, but there’s an endless possibility of options to send the price much higher.


What’s new about the Porsche 718 Boxster besides the name?

The new Porsche 718 Boxster is not cheap, especially when you start adding those tempting options, but it’s a real alternative to a 911.

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