Autos: Auto Shows

First Drive: 2019 Kia Niro EV

Tuesday  20:35,   18 september 2018

Kia's Niro lineup grows with the addition of a smooth and efficient all-electric variantTo differentiate it from the hybrid, the Niro EV gets a redesigned front fascia with a closed grille and built-in charging port, a new rear bumper and some... >>>

First Drive: GMC’s all-new 2018 Terrain compact CUV

Tuesday  19:26,   18 september 2018

The 2018 GMC Terrain has earned a spot on the short list of compact CUV shoppersSharper, stronger, new exterior styling drives home the difference. The current generation’s two-box, slab-sided design with bulging wheel arches has been replaced by a... >>>

The 2019 Cadillac XT4 Is More Smooth than Sporty

Monday  18:15,   17 september 2018

Cadillac continues to bifurcate its lineup into sporty sedans and milquetoast crossovers.During the day we spent hustling the XT4 along the picturesque rural roads circumscribing greater Seattle, Washington, it became clear that Cadillac's... >>>

2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 Cabriolet: How sweet it is

Monday  18:15,   17 september 2018

With its comfortable ride, plush interior and advanced suite of onboard tech, Mercedes’ E400 Cabriolet is a droptop that’s easy to love.But Karl's easy to deal with in the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 Cabriolet. Hit the Airscarf button and your neck is... >>>

2019 Chevrolet Silverado First Test: Pencils Down

Monday  17:26,   17 september 2018

Testing Chevy's new full-size truckWe had a couple weeks to sample three 2019 Silverado variants, each outfitted with a new-for-2019 Dynamic Fuel Management (DFM) V-8, a crew cab, and short (5-foot-7) bed. Despite the similarities in body style, >>>

Review: 2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke Diesel

Monday  17:26,   17 september 2018

A 3.0-litre turbo diesel has been added to the arsenal of the pickup truck sales juggernaut that is the Ford F-150. The F-150 once again had a starring role in Ford sales, posting a best August on record with a 13 per cent increase. And its work... >>>

Driving the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon on the Rubicon Trail

Monday  17:07,   17 september 2018

America's most iconic off-roader faces America's most challenging trailA pair of hands pokes up over the hood, as if two moles were sticking their heads out of the dirt. I can barely see them pointing to the left and then to the right, with... >>>

2018 BMW M5: Bimmer's beast is also its best

Friday  17:26,   14 september 2018

When BMW says it builds the Ultimate Driving Machine, it's specifically talking about the 2018 M5.And yet, closer inspection reveals that this new M5 may not be as hardcore as it might seem. I mean, yes, with 600 horsepower beneath its sheet... >>>

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: Proving a Point

Friday  16:55,   14 september 2018

Mitsubishi Motors claims its plug-in hybrid compact SUV, the Outlander PHEV, will drive up to 35 km in fully electric mode. The user’s manual says 60, and when we drove it in Vancouver during its launch this winter; we managed to do about 40 km.... >>>

Quick and the Dad: 2018 Ford Mustang GT

Friday  13:53,   14 september 2018

If anyone asks, we ate our vegetables. And went to bed early, avoided sugar, got plenty of fresh air, kept to a minimum of screen time, and didn’t spend all our pocket money on Hot Wheels. If anyone asks. Got your stories straight? Is it too much?... >>>

Review: 2018 Ford Explorer Sport 4WD

Friday  00:06,   14 september 2018

Ford grabbed a lot of headlines earlier this year with the news they’re getting out of the car business. Not exiting the automobile business, mind you, but rather ceding the lower-profit sedan and small-car game to other manufacturers. This is in an >>>

Test Drive: 2018 Nissan 370Z Nismo

Tuesday  13:51,   11 september 2018

Toshiro Mifune, perhaps the greatest actor of the golden age of Japanese cinema, was known to study the movement of lions in the wild. In films like Seven Samurai and Yojimbo, he often played rōnin, rough, itinerant warriors with unmatched martial... >>>

2019 Maserati Levante Trofeo / GTS First Drive | Yes, you want the Ferrari V8

Monday  18:31,   10 september 2018

Quickly escalating the Trident's performance.The A6GCS, a rare, Pininfarina-built sports car, lives on in today's Maseratis, he argues. This includes the Levante, a handsome crossover aimed at suburban cruisers bored with the notion of German... >>>

Review: 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Execline

Monday  17:20,   10 september 2018

At the end of 2017 those of us who write car reviews for Metroland Media were asked to list our favourite cars we had driven the previous year. My pick for favourite car last year was the Volkswagen Jetta. I noted the Jetta is a compact car that has >>>

Test Drive: 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Wednesday  14:01,   05 september 2018

What’s the best enthusiast vehicle you can buy in 2018? Some would say the re-worked Mazda MX-5 is a worthy contender, its critically acclaimed dynamics improved by a lighthearted new engine. Other votes might go to the Chevrolet Camaro or Ford... >>>