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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

Toyota tackles winter weather with AWD Avalon and Camry sedans

New all-wheel drive mid-size sedans share components with RAV4 crossover Read More

New Cars Car Safety
Nov 18, 2019, 2:30 AM

Hyundai confirms Alabama production of compact pickup for 2021

Alabama plant currently builds Santa Fe SUV and Elantra and Sonata sedans Read More


Ford recalls 2018-20 F-Series pickups and 2016-17 Lincoln MKX CUVs

Issues include battery cable connections or routing, and too-bright LEDs Read More

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

Hyundai noise cancelation system helps silence tire and road noise

Current noise control is good at cancelling constant or predictable sound Read More

Auto Technology Auto Industry
Nov 13, 2019, 2:30 AM

Maserati celebrates end of GranTurismo production with Zeda

GranTurismo Zéda also heralds arrival of new-gen GranTurismo and GranCabrio Read More

New Cars Luxury Cars
Nov 11, 2019, 9:30 PM

Bentley deepens its British roots with new Tweed convertible roof

Today’s tweed is a combination of treasured fabric and modern styling Read More

Luxury Cars New Cars
Nov 10, 2019, 9:30 PM

Finish historic Jaguar owning experience with authentic toolkit

Original Jaguar E-type toolkit comes in a leatherette-covered canvas roll Read More

Auto Accesories Classic Cars
Nov 8, 2019, 9:30 PM

Volkswagen's 2021 large electric car to debut as ID. concept in LA

ID. Space Vizzion a grand touring wagon, though company calls it a crossover Read More

Auto Shows Future Cars Green Cars
Nov 7, 2019, 9:30 PM

Kia Futuron concept offers up easter eggs on future Kia SUV design

Design is a vision of how Kia sees the styling of electric SUVs unfolding Read More

Auto Shows Future Cars
Nov 6, 2019, 9:30 PM

2019 Mazda CX-9 recalled over potential tire tread separations

Mixture of prototype, production tire compounds may diminish tread strength Read More

Car Safety Auto Industry Car Tires
Nov 5, 2019, 9:30 PM

Ford Bronco race prototype points to design of production vehicle

Company has kept design direction under wraps but Baja 1000 offers hints Read More

Motor Sports New Cars
Nov 4, 2019, 9:30 PM

Drivers don't trust autonomous vehicle technology and data sharing

UK study shows today’s drivers aren’t ready to take “double leap of faith” Read More


What's the auto industry's longest running model? Suburban

Chev Suburban has built impressive, unrivalled, celebrated 85-year legacy Read More

Classic Cars Auto Industry
Nov 2, 2019, 9:30 PM

New electrified Jeeps will have new environment-friendly home

New plant will make new Grand Cherokee, larger SUV and electrified versions Read More

Auto Industry Green Cars
Nov 1, 2019, 8:30 PM

Honda prepares host of concepts for SEMA, including a Chevy pickup

CR-Vs, Ridgeline, Passport and Civics from various years highlight display Read More

Auto Shows Auto Accesories Future Cars
Oct 31, 2019, 8:30 PM

19 defunct vehicles that were built in Canada

The Ford Flex was not the first Canadian-built car to go out of production Read More

Auto Industry Classic Cars
Oct 30, 2019, 11:00 PM

Ram uses Mopar parts to customize wilderness and urban pickups

Modern Off The Grid pickup and low-riding classic Dodge share stage at SEMA Read More

Auto Shows Auto Accesories
Oct 30, 2019, 10:30 PM

Ford recalling 320,000 Edges, Expeditions, Transits and Navigators

Driveshaft couplings, seatbelt pretensioners and toe links among concerns Read More

Car Safety Auto Industry
Oct 29, 2019, 10:30 PM

Ford puts the Super in Super Duty for SEMA show

Five takes on 2020 F-Series Super Duty offerings boost form and function Read More

Auto Shows Auto Accesories Off Roading
Oct 28, 2019, 10:30 PM

Will Nissan's future electric AWD be shared with Mitsubishi?

Nissan’s all-wheel control almost matches that of a Mitsubishi concept Read More


Aston Martin set to unveil its first ever motorcycle

Limited edition model will be made in collaboration with Brough Superior Read More

Auto Shows Motorcycles Luxury Cars
Oct 26, 2019, 10:30 PM

Fiat Chryser recalls diesel Ram 1500 pickups over fire concerns

Microscopic cracks in exhaust gas recirculation coolers might leak coolant Read More

Car Safety Auto Industry
Oct 25, 2019, 10:30 PM

Mitsubishi buggy concept shows drivetrain technology for new SUVs

MI-Tech Concept presents technologies for future compact and mid-size SUVs Read More


GM converts Oshawa former plant into high-speed test track

New CTC McLaughlin Advanced Technology Track named after GM Canada founder Read More

Auto Industry Auto Industry People
Oct 22, 2019, 2:30 PM

Mille Miglia crosses the Atlantic to compete in Washington D.C.

1000 Miglia Warm Up will adhere to rules, classes of modern Mille Miglia Read More

Classic Cars Motor Sports
Oct 21, 2019, 2:30 PM