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Nokian zLINE A/S: Nokian makes an all-season tire?

Nokian zLINE tyres

It’s terrible for me to admit that I was not aware that Nokian, one of the world’s oldest tire makers, produces and sells an all-season tire, sorry, tyre. To find out if I was alone or had been living under a rock for too long, I asked a number of industry people including some tire guys about it. Although all ...

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Quick Review: 2018 MINI Countryman S E

Big price, medium fun, small returns I’ve shown lots of tough love for recent MINI products and I think it was and still is warranted. The moment MINI returned to Canada more than 15 years ago, I was enthralled, and excited. My first “new” MINI experiences were incredible but that quickly changed. The first Countryman I reviewed was a manual ...

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REVIEW: 2018 Subaru Crosstrek

2018 Subaru Crosstrek Sport

Subaru caught on real fast with the whole crossover deal. In fact, they were among the first to skew conventional body style lines with the Outback. The brilliant part was to call a station wagon a utility vehicle and it worked! It worked so well in fact that the Impreza-based Outback Sport (a rare bug-eye bird in Canada) did really ...

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First Road Test: 2019 Infiniti QX50

The luxury compact SUV segment is one of the most important niches in the automotive industry, and automakers know it. To be successful as a luxury brand, you need a successful luxury compact utility vehicle, plain and simple. The big German three sit at the top, but other manufacturers like Infiniti are trying hard to get their slice of the ...

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