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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STUDY: Electric vehicle carbon emissions calculated for each country

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There is no doubt that an electric car pollutes less than a gas-powered car once on the road. That said, the level of pollution generated by EVs when other external factors, such as the energy used to generate the electricity required for their operation, are taken into account has long been debated. A recently published study by the University of Michigan sought to explore the issue a little further. This study examined the pollution generated ...

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NEW CAR: What you need to know about the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler 2018

The new-generation Jeep Wrangler is coming. The model will be officially unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show in late November, and then the media will get behind the wheel in early December. In the meantime, there isn’t too much information about the new Wrangler and we will therefore have to wait until Los Angeles to know more about the technical details of Jeep’s flagship model. With the three photos recently unveiled by the American ...

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AUTO NEWS: A more generous warranty for Volkswagen vehicles sold in the United States

Volkswagen

The diesel engines scandal has had a very negative impact on Volkswagen’s image all over the world. In the United States, the German manufacturer will try to return in the good graces of consumers by offering a 6-year or 72 000-mile warranty, the equivalent of more than 115 000 kilometers. This is one of the most generous warranties in the automotive industry, and a clear improvement over the 4-year or 80,000-kilometer warranty offered currently on ...

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AUTO NEWS: say hi to the Range Rover Sport P400e plug-in hybrid

Land Rover’s Range Rover models are known for their comfort and off-road capabilities, but certainly not for their fuel economy. The Range Rover Sport P400e should improve the British manufacturer’s reputation with its hybrid plug-in engine. Combining a 2.0-liter, 300-horsepower four-cylinder engine with an 85 kW electric motor, the new Range Rover Sport P400e’s plug-in hybrid engine will produce a total of 404 horsepower with 472 pound-feet of torque. With your foot to the ground, ...

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