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FIRST DRIVE: Maserati Levante adds muscle to Trident style

Introduced two years ago, Levante adds V-8 muscle in GTS and Trofeo trims

Built on a gussied-up Ghibli luxury sedan architecture, Levante has contributed to doubling the legendary, century-old Italian marque’s sales in Canada. Read More

Automotive Reviews New Cars Jul 15, 2018, 2:30 AM

Dyson adds another winner in new V7 Car + Boat

Exclusive-to-Canada handheld overcomes shortcomings of previous vacuums Read More

Car Care Auto Accesories Jul 13, 2018, 2:30 AM

VIDEO: 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 Review

The all-new 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 has been completely redone for the first time since 2009. Read More


TIRE TEST: BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM3 acts and looks better

On- and off-road, BFGoodrich’s latest off-road tire is quieter and more competent Read More

Car Tires Off Roading Jul 1, 2018, 3:30 PM

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An Inside Look at the Cars of the Petersen Automotive Museum

VIDEO: Check out one of the most valuable automotive collections in the world. Read More


AutoGlym a functional inexpensive Father's Day gift

Sample kit allows dad to sample several products for future car care needs

AutoGlym has been developing car care products since 1965, and in the past couple decades has earned "Royal Warrants of Appointment" to the Royal family. Read More

Car Care Auto Accesories Jun 7, 2018, 9:30 AM

Movin'On summit exists to facilitate change

Global summit seeks solutions to ensure mobility is sustainable

Nicholas Beaumont, director of the Movin’On Summit by Michelin says event gathers people “to innovate, to construct, to look from ambition to action.” Read More

Green Cars Auto Industry Jun 5, 2018, 3:10 PM

QUICK LOOK: 2018 McLaren 720S is not subtle

Cars like the McLaren 720S require drivers with experience and ability

In world of expensive supercars, brands need something to make them stand out. McLaren is going for style and performance, usually a costly combination. Read More

Automotive Reviews Car Nuts May 29, 2018, 1:35 AM

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5 things besides texting that are distracting your driving

Car controls, food and drink, even vaping can cause drivers to lose focus

Common driving occurences drivers don’t think much about, can be distracting for even a split second, which is long enough for catastrophe to strike. Read More

Car Safety Safe Driving Tips Apr 13, 2018, 2:30 AM

Ford hybrid delivers a greener shade of blue

Hybrid quicker to 160 km/h than Ford’s long-serving Crown Vic police car

Ford’s Police Responder Hybrid has earned thumbs-up in independent police vehicle testing by the Michigan State Police and the Los Angeles Police Dept. Read More


TIRE TEST: BFGoodrich All-Terrain T-A K02 – Part 2

A real-world evaluation of BFG All-Terrain T-A K02 tires on an old Jeep Wrangler

The second of three installments to see if BFGoodrich’s All Terrain T-A K02 tires live up to their hype in on-road/off-road and all-weather conditions. Read More

Car Tires Off Roading Mar 26, 2018, 8:10 PM

Ford shifts strategies to focus on hybrids, SUVs

New faces include include Shelby GT500, Bronco, F-Series HD and Ranger

Ford brass announced it’s revamping product portfolio, replacing 75% of existing models and adding four new nameplates, including two new off-road SUVs. Read More

Auto Industry Green Cars New Cars Mar 16, 2018, 7:55 PM

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Chevrolet Silverado HD is 2018 Canadian Truck King

Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Colorado also earn Truck King Challenge honours

Now in its 11th year, the Canadian Truck King Challenge compares contenders back-to-back in a real-world testing regime to determine which is best. Read More

Auto Awards New Cars Feb 6, 2018, 11:25 AM

Nissan and NASA join forces on self-driving robot car

Nissan’s end goal is to provide a complete system of seamless mobility

A robot car has to learn how to interact with people and other cars in a socially acceptable way if it is to be accepted by the community. Read More

Car Nuts Auto Technology Car Safety Feb 1, 2018, 4:00 PM

FIRST DRIVE: 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV a game changer

The Outlander PHEV has the potential to shake up the compact SUV segment

With the efficiency, technologies and features it offers, the Outlander PHEV has the potential to truly shake up the compact SUV segment. By Clare Dear Read More

Automotive Reviews New Cars Green Cars Jan 31, 2018, 7:55 AM

FIRST DRIVE: 2018 Lincoln Navigator is big in the best ways

The all-new 2018 Lincoln Navigator is a real contender in the ultra-luxe SUV segment

Its premium features, outstanding comfort and impressive drivability make the Navigator worth considering if you’re looking for the ultimate big SUV. Read More

New Cars Automotive Reviews Jan 29, 2018, 7:50 AM

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Thousands of litres go into painting a vehicle

From design through final assembly, developing paint takes 1,100 days

Three years ago, designers started working on a range of colours, based on market trends, which means today’s favourites had to be envisioned long ago. Read More

Auto Industry Auto Technology Jan 21, 2018, 10:30 PM

Is this the best fuel-saving device?

A fuel-consumption monitor creates a feedback loop that can change driver behaviour

Countless studies and tests have shown that adjusting driving habits can have a bigger impact on fuel consumption than most technological solutions. Read More

Fuel Economy Safe Driving Tips Green Cars Jan 18, 2018, 11:20 PM

Tips for driving in slush

Smooth and steady is the key to changing lanes in slushy conditions

Slush has a tendency to build up between driving lanes and between the wheel tracks within a lane, creating a barrier against lane changes. Read More

Safe Driving Tips Weather Driving Jan 8, 2018, 7:25 AM

QUICK TAKE: 2018 Buick Regal Sportback has the looks

New take on the old sedan might just give Regal sales a major boost

Buick claims to have taken the struggling sedan and given it both practicality and curb appeal, simply by hinging its rear trunk lid at the roof. Read More

New Cars Dec 29, 2017, 9:30 PM

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QUICK TAKE: 2018 Subaru BRZ tS a bundle of driving fun

Developed with expert help of engineers at famed STI performance division

Numerous changes and upgrades applied to limited-edition sport coupe are aimed at improving driving feel, handling precision and overall performance. Read More

New Cars Dec 22, 2017, 9:30 PM

QUICK TAKE: 2018 BMW i3s ups the ante for compact EVs

We sample the joys and delicious quirks of BMW’s pure electric hatchback

Price aside, there are no other cars like the four variations of BMW’s i3 and they might be the very best you can get today, for city driving. Read More

New Cars Luxury Cars Green Cars Dec 20, 2017, 7:45 AM

Get prepared for the first snowfall of the season

Here are some tips on how to cope with that first snowfall and all those that will follow

When the first snowfall arrives it always seems as if most drivers have never seen the stuff before and have no concept of how to handle it. Read More


What’s a Buick Avenir?

New Avenir sub-brand boosts Buick’s premium presence

Buick ups the ante with a new premium sub-brand, the Avenir, which will be shared across the lineup in a manner similar to GMC’s Denali package. Read More

New Cars Dec 8, 2017, 6:35 AM

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What cars do Canadians want from Santa?

The answers are both expected and, in some cases, quite surprising

SUVs topped all other vehicle types on Santa’s list for the fourth year in a row but what came second on the list was less predictable. Read More

New Cars Dec 7, 2017, 1:30 PM