AJAC 2018 car of the year finalists announced

The big Canadian Auto Show, held in Toronto, is only about a week away. It seems that every day, another showcase, or related attraction is announced. It should turn out to be quite the event this year! This time, it’s the Automobile Journalist Association of Canada’s 2018 Canadian Car of the Year and Utility Vehicle of the Year finalists that are revealed. This year’s process was different from the past where all new vehicles available ...

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First road test 2018 Jaguar E-PACE

2018 Jaguar E-PACE

Have you ever wondered why the name PACE? Mr. Jaguar, aka Sir William Lyons, was known to use “Grace, Pace and Space” when describing his cars. Now you know. The F-PACE’s success set Jaguar designers and R&D departments on fire and it’s easy to see why. In only two short years, the midsize SUV became the brand’s best-seller, and by an incredible margin. It has, in no uncertain terms, turned the company around. In no ...

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First road test 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

The small and midsize AWD crossover segments are completely on fire. The trend towards right-sizing and fuel economy are big driving factors as are versatility, room, and that all-important commanding driving position. What if I told you that Mitsubishi is, on paper, the greatest of them all? The 2018 Outlander PHEV is all of the above on top of being reasonably affordable and covered by an excellent warranty. What more is there to say? Everyone ...

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5 cars that saved their manufacturer

Manufacturers experience a wide range of ups and downs over the years, but very few every reach a point where their very survival is questioned. Others are not so lucky, though. The difference between success and bankruptcy often depends on a single model, a vehicle so well designed that it manages to pull an automaker out of trouble all by itself. Here are five vehicles that essentially saved their company, or at least allowed the ...

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2019 Chevrolet Silverado at the 2018 North American International Auto Show

2019 Chevrolet Silverado

The new 2019 Chevy Silverado! Pickups are a misunderstood love affair by the general public. One only has to attend the unveiling of a new full-size pick truck to understand the commitment and dedication a manufacturer has for its product and its customers. Truly, one can get emotional if they allow themselves to be swept up in the moment. The launch of the new 2019 Chevy Silverado was one such event. The new truck means ...

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Nissan Xmotion Concept: Nissan unveils a bold looking SUV in Detroit

Nissan Xmotion Concept

A lot of this year’s unveilings in Detroit were known prior to the show, but this one wasn’t. Nissan had teased his latest rugged SUV, but we didn’t know much about this bold new design. With these oversized tires and exaggerated ground clearance, the Xmotion definitely stands out compared to nowadays Nissan lineup of crossovers. And since the japanese brand is already interested in autonomous driving, the fact that this prototype is full of technology ...

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Top 10 unveils from the 2018 North American International Auto Show

A large portion of this year’s edition of the 2018 North American Auto Show actually took place before the show floor opened up to we members of the media. Despite a rather short press day, the Detroit Auto Show still had plenty for us to take in. Here are our Top 10 reveals from this year’s big Motown Auto Salon: Acura RDX New 2.0-liter turbo 4-pot, 10-speed autobox and more room. Should continue as the ...

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The Lexus LF-1 Limitless is born in Detroit

Lexus LF-1 Limitless

With the Lexus LF-1 Limitless concept presented in Detroit today, Lexus gives us a glimpse of what the brand will bring to its future models in terms of styling as well as the technologies they will offer. The LF-1 Limitless is big, almost as imposing as the largest SUV in the Lexus lineup, the LX 570. However, it has much slimmer and more elegant lines. We do not know which engine will power the LF-1 ...

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2019 Ford Ranger: the new kid unveiled in Detroit

Ford Ranger

After several very quiet years of evolution and new-model development, the mid-size truck segment is once again growing. In recent years, the market has seen a new Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, as well as a new-generation Toyota Tacoma. Yesterday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Ford joined the party with the all-new 2019 Ford Ranger. Advanced off-road and safety technologies for the 2019 Ford Ranger Announced a year ago and already ...

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2019 RAM 1500 at the 2018 North American International Auto Show

2019 RAM 1500

The new 2019 RAM 1500! For 2019, RAM’s pulled out all the stops. While all-out capabilities are always high priority list, RAM’s taken their full-size truck one step further. Much like what they did with the new Jeep Wrangler, the RAM 1500 is a recent graduate of the School of Refinement. The use of high-strength steel, and other materials, has done wonders for the truck. Not only is it up to 225 lbs. lighter than ...

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