2010 Audi A3 TDI Clean ...

Over the past few years I’ve made a habit (or perhaps a tradition) of driving an Audi from the Toronto area to the annual North American International Auto Show, held in Detroit. I made the requisite phone calls well in advance of this year’s drive to ensure I would have a ...

2010 Honda CR-Z Sport H...

Honda has taken the wraps off the 2009 CR-Z Concept car at the 41st Tokyo Motor Show. While the vehicle displayed at the show is the second concept version of the hybrid coupe, the production version that will be introduced to Canada and the U.S. in the second half of 2010. The final...

2008 Ford Focus

The Ford Focus has been the oldest design in the compact car segment for some time now. When Ford decided a few years ago not to bring over the then-new European Focus that had met with wide acclaim, there were some questions raised. But of course, the world knew about the company’s...

2009 Honda Pilot

Many Canadian consumers are shying away from large SUVs and opting for smaller more fuel-efficient vehicles because of the down turn in the economy and the high cost of fuel. Honda recently introduced its second generation midsize SUV. Obviously the folks at Honda must know something that...

2009 Mercedes Benz SLK

Having sold almost a half-million SLKs to date, Mercedes-Benz is revamping the second-generation car to keep it current. In all there are 650 new parts, the bulk of which, new look aside, key on the comfort and dynamic sides of the car’s split personality. As the first of the current...

2009 Volkswagen VW Rout...

“Drivers wanted” was a marketing slogan from Volkswagen used to push the company’s sportier vehicles. Now they can reach out to drivers with larger families – the inventor of the Microbus has co-opted with Chrysler to build a minivan in Windsor, Ontario. The Microbus...

2007 Hyundai Elantra

At the launch of the all-new 2007 Elantra, Hyundai made no bones about the fact that this is the most competitive segment in the Canadian marketplace. This, the fourth generation Elantra, was designed to build on the company’s market share. The new Elantra styling marks a significant...

BMW X6 Crossover

Crossover vehicles are perhaps the fastest growing segment of the automotive market. Typically, this marries an SUV body to a car-based platform. What if the reverse were true? Welcome to the new 2008 BMW X6. The X6 is officially labeled as a Sport Activity Coupe, a pretty sleek 4-door...