AJAC EcoRun heads to Atlantic Canada

For the first time in its six-edition lifespan, the Automobile Journalist’s Association of Canada’s EcoRun green driving event made its way to the Maritimes. We joined 18 other Canadian journalists in New Brunswick to sample a host of cars with all manner of d powertrain variety: EVs, hybrids, diesels, traditional gas engines and even a hydrogen example started out in ...

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First Road Test: 2019 Subaru Ascent

2019 Subaru Ascent

Baddek, NS. Not succumbing to the utility of a 3-row midsize crossover vehicle has become a very real issue for me. I’m well on my way to becoming a statistic with baby #2 in the oven, as they say, and getting around with the crew and all the gear will quickly become something of a headache in one of our ...

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First Drive: 2019 Kia Sorento

Kia Sorento 2018

For a long time, Kia’s sales pitch was mainly focused on value, the deal that the customer gets when choosing a Kia. This customer had – and still has – plenty of choice in the segments where the Korean manufacturer is active. Today, Kia is changing its game plan and wants to focus more on the product, and the lifestyle ...

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First road test 2018 Nissan Kicks

2018 Nissan Kicks

Montreal, QC. With already 20 years of field experience despite my youthful appearance, I’ve developed an ability to gauge new products. This is not exactly a talent, but it helps set expectations and what I love most about my pre-fab beliefs is when I’m off, or wrong. I wasn’t wrong about the Kicks, but it still managed to surprise me. ...

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First road test 2019 Hyundai Veloster

2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo

Montreal, QC. It doesn’t happen very often that my opinion of a car changes or evolves a short while after I’ve driven it. I’m usually pretty set in my thoughts after handing the keys back and headed towards my keyboard to write my story. For whatever reason, the all-new 2019 Hyundai Veloster has been brewing in my mind for over ...

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An all-electric Honda Fit

Now this makes an enormous amount of sense so let’s get right into it. Honda is partnering with CATL (Contemporary Amperex Technology), China’s biggest battery maker, to develop a small subcompact electric car for the global market. The details so far available state that the car would have an $18,000 USD starting price to go along with a 300-km range. ...

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