Home » Author Archives: Charles Jolicoeur (page 12)

Author Archives: Charles Jolicoeur

The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray with an 8-speed automatic

2015 Corvette Stingray

An 8-speed automatic transmission with steering-wheel integrated paddle shifters will be offered on the new 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. According to General Motors, the new transmission will be able to compete with the best dual-clutch automatic transmissions in the world in terms of shift speeds. The transmission was developed by GM, and will be built by the U.S. manufacturer. It ...

Read More »

2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid vs. 2013 Lexus ES300h

Lexus versus Lincoln

Lexus has long dominated the rather small eco-friendly luxury market. Their lineup, now offering five hybrid models, includes the 2013 Lexus ES300h that was completely redesigned in 2012. On the other hand, Lincoln is trying to change the image that consumers have of the brand, and this year they’re offering a new MKZ with a personality and driving behaviour that is nothing ...

Read More »

FWD versus AWD system – What’s the difference?

FWD versus AWD system – What’s the difference? Regardless of the type of car that interests you, it’s highly probably that you will come face to face with the terms front-wheel drive (FWD), and all-wheel drive (AWD). It’s possible that you will also hear the terms rear-wheel drive (RWD) or 4×4. These terminologies refer to the wheels of a vehicle ...

Read More »

2014 Nissan Rogue Review – One more option

Consumers looking for a compact sport utility vehicle are not exactly lacking in choice. This year, Nissan added to the range of models available with their new 2014 Nissan Rogue, an SUV that by all means must be successful – that is – if you’re the Japanese manufacturer. Why is the new Rogue’s popularity so important for Nissan? After all, ...

Read More »

The safest hybrid vehicles

Although several organizations evaluate the safety of new vehicles on a yearly basis, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is considered to be a leader in this field.   For the purpose of this article, we reviewed the assessments conducted by the IIHS on hybrid models, included the ones offering a hybrid version, to determine which of them are ...

Read More »