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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

So-Cal hypercar Czinger 21C to debut on Geneva show stage

Lightweight 1,250-hp hybrid AWD hypercar will have production of just 80 units Read More


Volvo pushes universal safety regulations, shows safer controls

Volvo notes large gap between safety in developed and in developing nations Read More

Car Safety Auto Technology Auto Industry
Feb 20, 2020, 3:00 AM

GM pulls plug on Holden and pulls Chevrolet from Thailand

Australian-based company started marketing cars in 1908 and joined GM in 1931 Read More

Auto Industry Auto Industry People
Feb 18, 2020, 3:00 AM

Ford recalls 230,000 vehicles over rear suspension issues

Issue affects Ford Taurus SHO and Police Interceptor, Ford Flex and Lincoln MKT Read More

Car Safety Auto Industry
Feb 13, 2020, 9:30 PM

Felino cB7R Canadian supercar to be unveiled at Toronto auto show

Just 10 units will be produced in Montreal to customers’ specs for $360,000 Read More

Auto Shows New Cars Auto Enthusiasts
Feb 11, 2020, 10:30 PM

Mercedes-Benz unveils its first pop-up camper in North America

Metris-based van can perform duties from daily driving to road trip vacation Read More


Jeep showcases Performance Parts with limited edition Wrangler

2020 Wrangler customized with Jeep Performance Parts for enhanced off-roading Read More

New Cars Auto Accesories Off Roading
Feb 7, 2020, 11:00 PM

Nissan Leaf completes 370-km autonomous drive on UK country lanes

“Grand Drive” was part of HumanDrive project, and involved complex roundabouts Read More

Autonomous Driving Green Cars
Feb 5, 2020, 12:00 PM

Hummer is coming back and it's electric, under the GMC brand

Announcement, pushing numbers and featuring Lebron James, made during Super Bowl Read More

Green Cars New Cars
Feb 3, 2020, 12:00 PM

Dodge puts accent on 2020 Durango SRT with Black and Grey packages

Durango SRT gets Black centre stripe; SRT Black gets Grey/Black exterior accents Read More

New Cars Auto Industry
Jan 31, 2020, 11:00 PM

Video fills in the story of the Acura NSX twin turbo V-6 engine

Current 3.5-litre engine is built in Ohio, where it was designed and engineered Read More

New Cars Luxury Cars Auto Enthusiasts
Jan 30, 2020, 10:00 PM

Bentley recruits candidates for its continuing-education program

Particularly keen on candidates with digital and technology skills and interests Read More

Auto Industry Auto Industry People
Jan 28, 2020, 9:30 PM

Princess of Wales's Audi Cabriolet goes to auction

1994 Audi Cabriolet was Diana’s personal driver for her and her sons in spring ’94 Read More

Classic Cars Auto Industry People
Jan 26, 2020, 10:30 PM

2021 Chev Silverado goes off the beaten path with Realtree Edition

Pickup combines capabilities of Silverado Trail Boss with Realtree camo graphics Read More

New Cars Off Roading
Jan 24, 2020, 11:00 PM

Stop the trailer-braking insanity! GM takes panic out of towing

Advanced braking concept utilizes Chevrolet/GMC pickups’ eBoost braking system Read More

Car Safety Auto Technology
Jan 22, 2020, 10:30 PM

Toyota invests $700 million US in Indiana to build 2020 Highlander

Move is part of plan to realign production at North American plants by 2022 Read More

Auto Industry Auto Industry People
Jan 19, 2020, 10:30 PM

GM invests over $45 million in engine plants that build 5.3L V-8

$40 million will go to the Spring Hill, Tenn. plant; 6.7 million to Tonawanda, NY Read More

Auto Industry Auto Industry People
Jan 18, 2020, 10:00 PM

Rare Bondurant tribute Shelby Cobra auctioned at Barrett-Jackson

Ultra-limited edition, of which only 50 will be made, pays tribute to 1965 champion Read More

Classic Cars Motor Sports
Jan 17, 2020, 11:00 PM

New Volkswagen Golf makes it easy to keep your cool or to get hot

Smart Climate controls make it easy to call for instant temperature satisfaction Read More

Auto Technology New Cars
Jan 16, 2020, 11:00 PM

Canadians can charge their EVs while shopping at Canadian Tire

By end of 2020, 90 Canadian Tire locations will have a total of 240 fast chargers Read More

Green Cars Auto Industry
Jan 15, 2020, 11:30 PM

Toyota recalls over 750,000 vehicles to address faulty fuel pumps

Recall affects almost every Lexus and Toyota vehicle from 2018-2019 model years Read More

Car Safety Auto Industry
Jan 14, 2020, 9:30 PM

Volkswagen collects data from road users to improve AD software

Data on the different types of Autobahn users will be collected by cameras Read More

Autonomous Driving Car Safety
Jan 12, 2020, 10:30 PM

GMC Canyon scales to new heights with new AT4 and revised Denali

Premium GMC Canyon AT4 borrows trim designation from larger Sierra pickup Read More

New Cars Luxury Cars
Jan 12, 2020, 7:00 PM

2020 GMC Sierra heads out on the highway in Harley-Davidson trim

Limited edition pickup from Tuscany Motors is first ever Harley-Davidson Sierra Read More

Luxury Cars New Cars
Jan 11, 2020, 9:30 PM

Takata airbag recall claims another half million Subaru models

Recall nets Baja, Forester, Impreza, Impreza WRX, Legacy, Outback, and Saab 9-2X Read More

Car Safety Auto Industry
Jan 10, 2020, 10:30 PM