Posts Tagged automotive

Out of Arizona: the 2016 Hyundai Tucson

Crossovers have won sizeable chunks of space on the roads, in parking lots, in dealer showrooms and particularly in the hearts of car buyers. Just about every automaker in the world offers a crossover, and it’s into this competitive niche that Hyundai has introduced the 2016 Tucson. First impressions

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If the CX-5 and 3 had a baby, it would be the 2016 Mazda CX-3

Modern Mazdas strike me as constantly grinning things, with their big, smile-shaped grilles and squinty headlights. I know this is part of Mazda’s Kodo – Soul of Motion design language, but still. It’s not like these vehicles shouldn’t be happy. One in particular ought to be celebrating

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F-Sport meets the Lexus CT 200h

Lexus (and parent company Toyota) are no strangers to hybrid vehicles. A quick look at the Lexus lineup shows hybrid options for many of the vehicles it produces, plus a hybrid that has no regular gasoline-motor-only equivalent: the Lexus CT 200h.

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Braving winter and technology in the 2016 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk

Driving on a wintry highway with my girlfriend asleep in the passenger seat, I took my hands off the wheel. The vehicle approached the right lane marker. Suddenly, the steering wheel turned itself to bring us back into our lane. I let the vehicle keep going steadily to the opposite lane

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Losing a door on the 2016 Hyundai Veloster Rally Edition

It’s odd for a vehicle to be a coupe on the driver’s side while offering two doors on the other. I explored this distinctive feature, among others during my week with the Hyundai Veloster Rally Edition. First impressions

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The snarl of the 2015 Jaguar F-Type S AWD

Driving down a busy Toronto street, my girlfriend suddenly said: “Wow, this car really turns heads!” That about sums up the first impression this car makes. Complete strangers approach you with compliments and questions. And it only gets better when you slide into the driver’s seat, fire up the willing

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Ground speed: the 2015 Ford Mustang 2.3L EcoBoost

Ground Speed. Those are the words on the speedometer of the 2015 Ford Mustang I drove during the week Doc and Marty apparently visited in the second “Back to the Future” movie. It got me thinking: I really should check out the settings on this car. If it has

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The fighter-jet inspired 2016 Nissan Maxima

When carmakers design new models, they look for inspiration in a variety of places. Nissan’s designers? They visited the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels. Their attempts to imbue a car with a jet fighter’s looks results in the 2016 Nissan Maxima. I checked out a Platinum edition in the Maxima-exclusive exterior colour

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Mazda's latest pinup – the 2016 MX-5

More than 950,000 units sold over 26 years. A slew of awards that stretches 11 pages in a press kit. In automotive circles, these are the numbers of a proven winner with staying power. You’ll find this car stampeding at autocross competitions, cruising winding country roads and

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The zaftig 2015 Infiniti Q50S Hybrid sedan

On the highway in the suburbs west of Toronto, a pair of condominium towers draw drivers’ eyes south. They’re nicknamed the Marilyn Monroe towers thanks to pleasing curves you wouldn’t expect on structures that tall. Similar thoughts about curves struck me when I picked up the 2015 Infiniti Q50S Hybrid for a

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