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FIRST ROAD TEST: 2018 Jeep Wrangler

2018 Jeep Wrangler

 Icons are dangerous blessings. A carmaker lucky enough to have stumbled upon creating one will bask in their brilliance up until the time comes for an update – one false move could mean certain catastrophe. Of all the iconic cars from the past 125 years, few have survived generations and decades like the Porsche 911 and Jeep Wrangler Both of these automakers need walk on eggshells when their product goes under the knife. Truth be ...

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ADVICE: Some practical tips for safe winter driving

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Winter driving requires a lot of patience and a lot of adjustments, especially in the weeks following the first real snowstorm. After all, motorists are always adjusting to the new realities of driving when winter officially sets in, and they tend to forget some of the notions learned in previous years. The idea behind this article is not to give a winter driving course. It is rather series of small reminders which, we hope, will ...

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Several companies will test the Tesla truck

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According to various sources, there are currently more than 1,000 pre-orders for the Tesla truck unveiled a few weeks ago. Big names are on the list of companies interested in the electric semitrailer including Wal-Mart, Anheuser-Busch, DHL and now Pepsi who has apparently placed an order for 100 Tesla trucks. The majority of these companies claim that the reduced cost of using the new Tesla truck combined with the vehicle’s positive image explains the decision ...

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CAR NEWS: The Tesla truck will cost between $ 150,000 and $ 200,000 US

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A week after the unveiling of its electric semi-truck in California, Tesla offered more information on how it plans to price its latest project. Three versions of the new electric Tesla truck will be available. The entry-level model with a range of 480 kilometers will be available starting from US $ 150,000 while the model with 800 kilometers of range will require US $ 180,000. A special version called Founders Series will be available for ...

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CAR REVIEW: 2018 Volvo XC60 T6 R-Design

2018 Volvo XC60 T6 R-Design

I’ve no shame in admitting that I’ve been a fan of Volvo cars for as long as I can remember. I’ve cycled in and out of “like” with most other car manufacturers but somehow Volvo’s managed to never fall out of favour with me. What makes Volvo special? It does things differently, despite past arguably unfavorable ownerships. It has a flair all its own, a clear and present identity; it’s Swedish, and proud of it. ...

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TECHNO: the 2019 Infiniti QX50 will get the new VC-T variable compression engine

Unveiled last year, Infiniti’s Variable Compression CV-T engine will be officially introduced to the market under the hood of the upcoming 2019 Infiniti QX50. Unique in its ability to vary its compression ratio, the VC-T engine (or VC-Turbo) from the Japanese manufacturer promises vast improvements in fuel consumption that do not come at the expense of performance. More specifically, the QX50’s VC-T engine delivers 268 horsepower and 288 lb-ft of torque, and can reach 60 ...

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CAR NEWS: Tesla nearing bankruptcy according to Bob Lutz

Less than 24 hours after Tesla once again grabbed the world’s attention with the unveiling of the awesome Roadster and its semi-trailer electric truck, GM’s former vice president Bob Lutz threw some shade on the groundbreaking automaker. “The company, folks, is going out of business. At this rate they’ll never get to 2019”, Lutz said in an interview with CNBC. According to Lutz, Tesla will soon have to raise more capital in order to support ...

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CAR NEWS: What you need to know about the Tesla truck unveiled tonight

Tesla Truck

Tesla is getting ready to unveil a new product tonight which means that, essentially, the world will stop turning for a few moments. Like the late Steve Jobs when he introduced a new iPhone, Elon Musk has mastered the art of captivating crowds and generating a level of craze that other manufacturers can only envy from afar. New Tesla Model S? A new Model Y sub-compact SUV? Actually no. Tesla is preparing to present its ...

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The 10 lowest-selling vehicles in Canada

There are more than 240 new vehicles available to consumers in the Canadian market today. In other words, there are a lot of options for buyers, and manufacturers must therefore make sure their models stand out in their respective segments. If they don’t, they just won’t sell them. For different reasons, some models are simply not popular with consumers. Sometimes it’s because they do not have a sufficient competitive advantage over their rivals, while at ...

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Review: 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid

2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid

It is rather unlikely that Acura knew or aptly projected the impact their MDX would have on their bottom line when they launched it back in 2000 as a 2001 model year luxury SUV. It quickly rose to become to best or second best-selling product in the line-up, outselling even the affordable ILX (the EL’s and CSX’ latest name) by a margin of nearly 3 to 1. And this despite being one of the most ...

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