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

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

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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First road test 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS

Ten years ago, fear struck the automotive community. The economy crashed, jobs and money were lost, and the car business came under heavy fire. A complete revamp of the car and the industry suddenly became priority. While I’ve absolutely over-simplified the 2008 financial crisis, cars have evolved at an unprecedented rate since. The advent of multiple forms of electrification has ...

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Geneva Auto Show 2018: The SEAT CUPRA E-Racer

SEAT Cupra E Racer

CUPRA, which was once a trim for sportier SEAT (pronounced say-at) models such as the compact Leon, has now been spun off into its own performance brand. Its first production model will be the Ateca, a high-powered crossover. The specs are very interesting: The Ateca will sport a turbocharged 2.0-litre engine that is good for 296-horsepower and will be paired ...

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