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The Corolla GR will be based on the hatchback and will come with a 257-horsepower three-cylinder engine and a six-speed manual transmission. Photo: Toyota.

The hot-hatch Corolla is a go

An industry insider spills the beans on new product, tech and personalities

  • Jun 15, 2020
The Corolla GR will be based on the hatchback and will come with a 257-horsepower three-cylinder engine and a six-speed manual transmission. Photo: Toyota.
Truncated front and rear overhangs, coupled to a set of 19-inch wheels, provide a taut, athletic look. The base engine makes 246 horsepower. Photo: Jaguar.

A deep dive into the 2020 Jaguar E-Pace

A premium compact utility vehicle that hits the sweet spot on price, size and features

  • Jun 15, 2020
Truncated front and rear overhangs, coupled to a set of 19-inch wheels, provide a taut, athletic look. The base engine makes 246 horsepower. Photo: Jaguar.
The CT5 is rear-wheel-drive with all-wheel-drive available as an option. Notice the softening of the body lines and the duck-tail truck lid that’s reminiscent of BMW styling. Photo: Cadillac

Under the hood: Cadillac CT5

Cadillac wasn’t selling a ton of four-door sedans, so there’s a lot riding on the new ones

  • Jun 9, 2020
The CT5 is rear-wheel-drive with all-wheel-drive available as an option. Notice the softening of the body lines and the duck-tail truck lid that’s reminiscent of BMW styling. Photo: Cadillac
The Sleuth hears that Toyota is working in a minivan inspired by this TJ Cruiser concept. Photo: Toyota

Is Toyota building an off-road minivan?

An industry insider spills the beans on new product, tech and personalities

  • May 21, 2020
The Sleuth hears that Toyota is working in a minivan inspired by this TJ Cruiser concept. Photo: Toyota
In terms of length, the CX-30 splits the difference between the CX-3 and CX-5, although in terms of cargo room and price, it’s closer to the CX-3. Photo: Mazda

A sweet ride that fits in Mazda’s sweet spot

The CX-30 is a smart play on Mazda’s part and could be a smart buy for anyone seeking flair and finesse in a useful package

  • May 8, 2020
In terms of length, the CX-30 splits the difference between the CX-3 and CX-5, although in terms of cargo room and price, it’s closer to the CX-3. Photo: Mazda
The Acadia seats up to seven people with its standard third-row seat. Base models come with four-cylinder engines and front-wheel-drive. For 2020, a turbocharged four-cylinder has been added as an option. Photo: GMC

What you should know: GMC Acadia

Style and roominess in a trimmed-out wrapper is hard to beat

  • Apr 30, 2020
The Acadia seats up to seven people with its standard third-row seat. Base models come with four-cylinder engines and front-wheel-drive. For 2020, a turbocharged four-cylinder has been added as an option. Photo: GMC
The Venue is 13 centimetres shorter than the next-up Kona, although passenger room is similar. Where the Venue makes its sacrifice is total cargo room, lack of powertrain choice and it doesn’t offer all-wheel-drive. The Kona does. Photo: Hyundai

A look into the new 2020 Hyundai Venue

A stylish and tiny utility vehicle for frugal buyers

  • Apr 9, 2020
The Venue is 13 centimetres shorter than the next-up Kona, although passenger room is similar. Where the Venue makes its sacrifice is total cargo room, lack of powertrain choice and it doesn’t offer all-wheel-drive. The Kona does. Photo: Hyundai
With a base price of close to $90,000, the Genesis G90 V-8 comes well equipped with a wide assortment options plus all-wheel-drive. Photo:: Genesis

What you should know: 2020 Genesis G90

Limo-style transportation that’s practically affordable

  • Apr 7, 2020
With a base price of close to $90,000, the Genesis G90 V-8 comes well equipped with a wide assortment options plus all-wheel-drive. Photo:: Genesis
2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro is still the King

2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro is still the King

The Tundra is simple to drive and operate, delivers great performance, and offers the beauty of a solid V-8 engine

  • Apr 2, 2020
2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro is still the King
Unlike competitors that offer multiple powertrain choices, including hybrid propulsion, the Passat gets a 2.0-litre four-cylinder and that’s it. Photo: Toyota

Just the right amount of ‘new’ polish to show off this gem

When is a new car really new? That question might be on the minds of new-car buyers as they scope out the 2020 Volkswagen Passat

  • Mar 30, 2020
Unlike competitors that offer multiple powertrain choices, including hybrid propulsion, the Passat gets a 2.0-litre four-cylinder and that’s it. Photo: Toyota
The 3.5-litre V-6 carries over as the base engine for 2020. The all-wheel-drive hybrid uses a four-cylinder gasoline engine instead of the previous V-6, which means a big loss in total system power but an increase in fuel economy of a claimed 19 per cent. Photo: Toyota

Toyota dials in its eight-passenger family hauler

Comfort, roominess and capability are the 2020 Toyota Highlander’s key strengths

  • Mar 27, 2020
The 3.5-litre V-6 carries over as the base engine for 2020. The all-wheel-drive hybrid uses a four-cylinder gasoline engine instead of the previous V-6, which means a big loss in total system power but an increase in fuel economy of a claimed 19 per cent. Photo: Toyota
The T8 eAWD blends two electric motors with a 2.0-litre internal-combustion engine to produce 400 horsepower and an estimated 4.2 l/100 km in combined city/highway driving. Photo: Volvo

Is it a wagon? Is it a utility vehicle? Does is matter?

Volvo has maintained a strong relationship with buyers who appreciate understated elegance along with the automaker’s abiding concern for safety

  • Mar 18, 2020
The T8 eAWD blends two electric motors with a 2.0-litre internal-combustion engine to produce 400 horsepower and an estimated 4.2 l/100 km in combined city/highway driving. Photo: Volvo
The so-called EcoDiesel has returned

The so-called EcoDiesel has returned

There’s nothing ‘eco’ about 6,000 pounds of metal and glass, but it hauls more than its gasoline counterparts and has decent fuel economy

  • Mar 18, 2020
The so-called EcoDiesel has returned
Electric vehicles for your next ride

Electric vehicles for your next ride

Consider these four favourites for your next EV purchase

  • Mar 16, 2020
Electric vehicles for your next ride
What you should know: Subaru Legacy

What you should know: Subaru Legacy

Subaru has its utility vehicles, but this all-wheel-drive sedan could be its best value

  • Mar 6, 2020
What you should know: Subaru Legacy
The Z4 is a gorgeous piece of art, especially in a matte colour that shows off the curves and edges. Not so noticeable is a 10-centimetre increase in front track width and 6.5 centimetres at the rear. Photo: BMW

A BMW/Toyota collaboration clearly benefits both brands

A BMW-Toyota partnership creates two vehicles so dramatically different that they’re impossible to compare

  • Mar 6, 2020
The Z4 is a gorgeous piece of art, especially in a matte colour that shows off the curves and edges. Not so noticeable is a 10-centimetre increase in front track width and 6.5 centimetres at the rear. Photo: BMW
What you should know: 2020 Cadillac XT6

What you should know: 2020 Cadillac XT6

It took awhile for the brand to realize that the Escalade isn’t for the masses

  • Feb 24, 2020
What you should know: 2020 Cadillac XT6
Get to know the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Get to know the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Perhaps the only thing that’s not exotic is the price

  • Feb 24, 2020
Get to know the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
Empty tank indicator on car dashboard. (Photo Source: Pond 5 stock images)

5 ways to improve your car fuel efficiency

Among constant travels and peaking gas prices, improving fuel efficiency can be a top priority

  • Feb 19, 2020
Empty tank indicator on car dashboard. (Photo Source: Pond 5 stock images)
2020 AMG C43 Wagon and Sedan are true benchmarks

2020 AMG C43 Wagon and Sedan are true benchmarks

Even more intriguing is the fact that the C43 wagon is only offered in Canada and not the US

  • Feb 18, 2020
2020 AMG C43 Wagon and Sedan are true benchmarks