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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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Geneva Auto Show 2018: The Range Rover SV Coupe

Range Rover SV Coupe

There is something deceptively simple and elegant about Range Rover’s very limited 2-door ultra-luxury SUV. At first glance, it looks like nothing’s going on but the moment the eye focuses on the absence of rear doors and the length of the front door, your sense melt. How is it possible that such an unpretentious design decision has an impact of ...

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