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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Ford’s SYNC 3 and Waze app make friends

This makes us happy. Most of us at the office love to use the Waze traffic navigation app. One of us, well me, is so addicted to the app that the wife needs to remind me not to take my phone with me to find the best route to the nearest bathroom… Having said that, when properly used, Waze helps ...

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First road test 2018 Honda Clarity FCV

As odd as it may sound, there’s little to report when it comes to driving a fuel-cell vehicle. Quite frankly, if you’ve driven a fully-electric car in the last three or four years, you’ve essentially experienced what it is to drive an FCV, with a few distinctions, of course. Let’s begin by very briefly clarifying what an FCV is: It’s ...

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