Joe Duarte

News Editor and Contributor,

Joe Duarte has spent his entire journalism career reporting on the auto industry in various newspapers, business and lifestyle magazines, auto websites and in different broadcast media. Shortly after starting his professional career in 1987 at a start-up Metroland weekly auto-dealer supported newspaper in Toronto, he was recruited as the new editor of World of Wheels magazine (at the time, Canada’s only year-round magazine for auto-enthusiasts). He holds the distinction of being the longest serving editor of the magazine, guiding it to three design and layout awards, as recognized by the Automobile Journalists’ Association of Canada (AJAC). At World of Wheels, he also helped to found the Canadian Auto World trade journal and an annual auto industry directory digest. He left World of Wheels to start up the short-lived Drive upscale lifestyle glossy magazine before heading Canadian Tire’s Auto Club magazine Autoroute. Between 2000 and 2013 he wrote and edited automotive content for Sun Media, where he served in several management roles. Joe is a classically trained journalist who holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Waterloo and a Journalism degree from Durham College, and considers himself the voice of the sensible motorist, with his ability to spin a utility perspective on just about any vehicle available in today’s market.

Recent Posts by Joe Duarte

Crosstrek is Subaru's first plug-in hybrid

Debuting at LA show, Crosstrek Hybrid arrives in showrooms by end of 2018 Read More

Auto Shows New Cars Green Cars
Nov 20, 2018, 2:30 AM

AAA finds driving aids aren't replacement for driving

Test of four partially-automated systems showed flaws in real-world driving Read More

Auto Technology Car Safety
Nov 19, 2018, 2:10 AM

Chinese maker Zotye to sell in North America in 2020

Company has joined forces with California-based HAAH to create Zotye USA Read More

New Cars Auto Industry
Nov 18, 2018, 2:30 AM

Ford recalls some 38,000 vehicles in four actions

Expedition, Explorer and SD pickup, Lincoln Nautilus and Navigator affected Read More

Car Safety Auto Industry
Nov 17, 2018, 7:30 AM

Aston Martin takes first SUV DBX for first spin

Prototype started real-world test at Welsh Rally before going to extremes Read More

New Cars Luxury Cars Future Cars
Nov 15, 2018, 2:30 AM

Replacement batteries to affect used EV sales

Costs to replace batteries for most-popular EVs and PHEVs vary widely Read More

Green Cars Used Cars
Nov 14, 2018, 2:30 AM

FCA addresses Hellephant in the room at SEMA

Mopar makes 1000-hp crate engine with plug-and-play kit for pre-1976 cars Read More

Auto Accesories Auto Shows
Nov 13, 2018, 2:30 AM

New EV developments connect cars with bikes

Bike maker introduces car concept, while Ford, GM make move to two wheels Read More

Green Cars Future Cars
Nov 11, 2018, 2:30 AM

Lexus gets Inspiration for 2019 LX SUV

Limited edition Inspiration Series all black outside and all white inside Read More

Luxury Cars New Cars Auto Shows
Nov 10, 2018, 2:30 AM

Hyundai to introduce Palisade at LA Auto Show

Mid-size SUV roughly size of rivals Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot and others Read More

Auto Shows New Cars
Nov 9, 2018, 2:30 AM

Volkswagen ready to enter pickup market with Tarok

Volkswagen concept recently unveiled in Brazil is ready for production Read More

Future Cars Auto Shows
Nov 7, 2018, 9:30 PM

Honda utility goes to new level with rugged concept

Honda Rugged Open Air Vehicle combines two models from different genres Read More

Auto Shows Future Cars
Nov 7, 2018, 2:30 AM

Kia introduces GT trim level to Forte

New trim levels add turbo engine, sporty cues and enhanced suspension Read More

Auto Shows New Cars
Nov 6, 2018, 7:30 AM

RECALL UPDATE: 44,000 vehicles recalled first week of Nov

Latest update of the vehicles recalled in Canada over the past year Read More

Car Safety Auto Industry
Nov 5, 2018, 2:30 AM

Toyota adds Nightshade to popular models

Camry and Highlander join 4Runner with Nightshade special editions for 2019 Read More

New Cars Auto Industry
Nov 3, 2018, 9:30 PM

Ford recalls Fusion, Lincoln MKZ for faulty airbags

Passenger side front airbags on 215 cars may not inflate fully in crashes Read More

Car Safety Auto Industry
Nov 2, 2018, 8:30 PM

Ford Edge ST customized to make movie magic

Ford’s mid-size SUV has required performance and room for a camera-car Read More

Commercial Vehicles Auto Industry
Oct 31, 2018, 1:30 AM

Nissan debuts Project Clubsport 23 project car at SEMA

Nissan says combination of parts may someday become available at dealers Read More

Auto Shows Auto Accesories
Oct 29, 2018, 10:30 PM

19 scary cars in scary movies

They're inanimate objects that also happen to be favourites in scary films Read More

Classic Cars Future Cars
Oct 28, 2018, 10:30 PM

McLaren reveals Hyper-GT Speedtail to owners

Future owners each paid £1.75 million ($2.93 million Canadian), sight unseen Read More

Luxury Cars New Cars
Oct 27, 2018, 10:30 PM

Classic car auction site launches in UK

Norman’s Pond a daily live auction site for classic and enthusiast cars Read More

Auto Enthusiasts Car Buying
Oct 26, 2018, 10:30 PM

Ford recalls 1.5 million Focus over fuel system issue

Fuel valve could make plastic gas tank deform, leading to engine stalls Read More

Car Safety Auto Industry
Oct 25, 2018, 10:30 PM

Cadillac elevates V-Series to Pedestal

Limited run of 300 cars available in ATS-V Coupe and CTS-V Sedan models Read More

Luxury Cars New Cars
Oct 24, 2018, 10:30 PM

Ford Ranger production kicks off

Mid-sized pickup adapted from international Ranger in dealers early in 2019 Read More

New Cars Auto Industry
Oct 22, 2018, 10:30 PM

Cyan Racing to go racing with new Lynk & Co car

Racing team started racing Volvos, helping to develop the Polestar brand Read More

Motor Sports Future Cars
Oct 19, 2018, 10:30 PM