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First road test 2018 Jaguar E-PACE

2018 Jaguar E-PACE

The desire for self-expression is strong in this second decade of the 21st century. One of the most obvious ways to express oneself is through fashion. Projecting the desired image can also be done with accessories and this is essentially what cars like the new Jaguar E-PACE have become. I am certainly not undermining the worth of the vehicle. In ...

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The latest on the next Toyota Supra and BMW Z4

Information and details continue to trickle in on the co-developed sports cars. As you may or may not know, the next generation Toyota Supra, a car made very famous by the late Paul Walker in the Fast & Furious franchise, is slated for a comeback. This round however, Toyota will not be alone in creating the car. The Japanese giant ...

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Review: 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2018 VW GTI

If you were tasked with conceptualising a compact sporty car 40 years ago, you had no choice but to look over in Volkswagen’s direction and study what they’d done with the GTI. Thirty years ago, the situation was the same. By the mid 90s however, the tides had changed somewhat. Volkswagen’s GTI was no longer the best at everything. A ...

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As Tesla reaches for the stars, it bleeds money

Less than two days ago, Elon Musk’s SpaceX ‘s Falcon Heavy Rocket launched into space with a Tesla Roadster strapped to its back. The waves following this impressive feat were felt around the world. Unfortunately, that’s where the good news ends. Yesterday, Tesla announced that the company lost an eye-watering $675.4 million in the final quarter of 2017. By comparison, ...

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AJAC 2018 car of the year finalists announced

The big Canadian Auto Show, held in Toronto, is only about a week away. It seems that every day, another showcase, or related attraction is announced. It should turn out to be quite the event this year! This time, it’s the Automobile Journalist Association of Canada’s 2018 Canadian Car of the Year and Utility Vehicle of the Year finalists that ...

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Skyactiv-X: the internal combustion engine evolved

Mazda SkyActiv-X

Mazda’s never been a company that follows trend. It doesn’t set them either but by doing things their way, they’ve managed to out-fox the entire automobile industry, or nearly. In order to reach their once lofty fuel efficiency goals, Mazda’s done the unthinkable: they’ve not relied on electrification, at least for now. They took the long road to efficiency be ...

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