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Joe Duarte

News Editor and Contributor, Autofile.ca

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

Ford, GM invest $1.2 billion US on EV production

Ford to invest $850 million in Flat Rock; GM puts $300 million into Orion Read More

Green Cars Auto Industry
Mar 23, 2019, 2:30 AM

Porsche makes a spicier Cayenne

Coupe has all the good of Cayenne but spices it up with a few enhancements Read More

New Cars Luxury Cars
Mar 22, 2019, 2:30 AM

Volvo looks at in-car cameras to monitor drivers

Volvo to install driver-monitoring cameras and sensors in next-gen cars Read More


Bentley celebrates 100th with new Continental GT

3rd-generation Continental GT V8 available only in North America to start Read More

New Cars Luxury Cars
Mar 20, 2019, 2:30 AM

22 T-tops for Tea-for-Two Tuesday

T-top models to help enthusiasts enjoy their cup of tea with a friend Read More

Classic Cars Auto Enthusiasts
Mar 19, 2019, 2:30 AM

Tesla Model Y leaves market underwhelmed

Tesla shares drop 5% after launch of new compact crossover based on Model 3 Read More

New Cars Green Cars Luxury Cars
Mar 18, 2019, 6:30 AM

JD Power CSI shows luxury owners most satisfied

Porsche ranked highest by satisfied owners; Buick tops mass-market brands Read More

Car Care Auto Industry
Mar 17, 2019, 2:30 AM

New Ford Mustang colour to leave rivals green with envy

All 2020 Mustangs will be available in new Grabber Lime heritage colour Read More

New Cars Auto Industry
Mar 16, 2019, 2:30 AM

Chrysler recalls Pacificas over steering-loss concerns

Chrysler Pacifica minivans may experience lower control arm separations Read More

Car Safety Auto Industry
Mar 15, 2019, 2:30 AM

Karma plans for good karma from Pininfarina

Italian designer Pininfarina to help Chinese-owned Karma on US-built cars Read More

Future Cars Auto Shows Green Cars
Mar 14, 2019, 2:30 AM

Ford Focus seats receive back-health seal of approval

Seats received seal of approval from Germany’s spinal-health organization Read More

New Cars Auto Industry Auto Awards
Mar 8, 2019, 11:30 PM

Bugatti celebrates 110 years with $16.5M 1-off car

Voiture Noire pays homage to Type 57 SC Atlantic, Bugatti’s most famous car Read More

New Cars Luxury Cars Auto Enthusiasts
Mar 7, 2019, 11:30 PM

Aston Martin prepares for its electric future

Lagonda All-Terrain Concept sets path for brand’s first electric vehicle Read More


Jeep Compass, Renegade plug into future of off-roading

Jeep Compass and Renegade plug-in hybrid eAWD versions expected in 2020 Read More

New Cars Green Cars Off Roading Auto Shows
Mar 5, 2019, 9:30 PM

Volvo to reduce top speeds in vehicles next year

Company to limit top speeds in its vehicles to 180 km/h starting in 2020 Read More

Car Safety Luxury Cars Auto Industry
Mar 4, 2019, 9:30 PM

Smart opens up new possibility for Fortwo

Forease+ shows potential Fortwo open top profile with fully removable roof Read More

Future Cars Auto Shows Green Cars
Mar 1, 2019, 9:30 PM

Ferrari shows off new berlinetta ahead of Geneva

Mid-engined F8 Tributo replaces 488 GTB, sets up new Ferrari design language Read More

New Cars Auto Shows Auto Enthusiasts
Feb 28, 2019, 9:30 PM

Lexus recalls LS over unstable run-flat tires

Standard run-flat tires on LS 500/LS 500h may suffer from tread separation Read More

Car Safety Luxury Cars
Feb 27, 2019, 9:30 PM

Jaguar touches up XE sedan for 2020

New exterior, all-new interior and added technology update compact sedan Read More

New Cars Luxury Cars
Feb 26, 2019, 8:40 PM

McLaren dresses up 600LT Spider for Geneva intro

In tribute to 675LT predecessor, 600LT Spider is trimmed in Napier Green Read More

New Cars Auto Shows
Feb 25, 2019, 9:30 PM

19 small cars to celebrate the shortest month

What many consider “small” are spacious compared to some historic cars Read More

Auto Industry Classic Cars
Feb 24, 2019, 8:05 PM

Mitsubishi prepares Geneva crossover introductions

Concept Engelberg Tourer sport utility speculated to be new Outlander PHEV Read More

Auto Shows Future Cars Green Cars
Feb 23, 2019, 9:30 PM

Volvo announces mild hybrids with new designation

Volvo upgrades T6 and T8 plug-in hybrids, creates B4, B5 and B6 mild hybrids Read More

Auto Industry Green Cars
Feb 22, 2019, 9:30 PM

Hyundai Group teases introductions in Geneva

Kia all-electric concept and Hyundai performance SUV to take the stage Read More

Auto Shows Future Cars New Cars
Feb 21, 2019, 9:30 PM

Audi takes e-tron to the slopes

Audi’s first fully-electric e-tron takes on the famous Hahnenkamm downhill Read More

Green Cars Luxury Cars New Cars Off Roading
Feb 20, 2019, 9:30 PM