Review: 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI

If you were tasked with conceptualising a compact sporty car 40 years ago, you had no choice but to look over in Volkswagen’s direction and study what they’d done with the GTI. Thirty years ago, the situation was the same. By the mid 90s however, the tides had changed somewhat. Volkswagen’s GTI was no longer the best at everything. A ...

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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 ...

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First road test 2018 Jaguar E-PACE

2018 Jaguar E-PACE

The desire for self-expression is strong in this second decade of the 21st century. One of the most obvious ways to express oneself is through fashion. Projecting the desired image can also be done with accessories and this is essentially what cars like the new Jaguar E-PACE have become. I am certainly not undermining the worth of the vehicle. In ...

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Skyactiv-X: the future of the gasoline engine

The car business is abuzz with electrification. All but one manufacturer has introduced a vehicle with some form of electric assistance or batteries. A number of OEMs have even delved into fuel-cell technology, but Mazda’s gone a different way. By looking ahead, Mazda’s devised a short, medium and long-term plan for sustainable and clean transportation. In that plan, the internal ...

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