Sep 24

Road Test – 2015 Mercedes-Benz C400 4MATIC

2015 Mercedes-Benz C400 4MATIC ,, Iain ShanklandAfter years of procrastinating, I finally stopped by Oakville Mercedes-Benz to see my friend Steve Jones and take him up on his offer to go out on a test drive in one of his cars. I have no idea why I took so long to get around to it, but after today’s trip – it won’t be long before I’m back at his door begging for another test drive!! I let Steve chose the car, because after all who would better know about them than a top salesman and AMG Specialist? Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

Why Ford Is Getting a Bloody Nose And It’s Their Own Fault, Iain ShanklandFord have screwed up big-time, but based on recent rumours there may be hope for them – but at what cost? This week word has started to spread that Ford are going to build the New Ranger for the U.S. and Canada in 2018 – that’s 3 years before they START to build it. At best we can hope for a 2019 model in late 2018. In the meantime what is a person to do? Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 31

Mazda Takes Top Honours In The Car Guide’s Best Buy Awards

Mazda CX-3 [small]– Mazda MX-5 and Mazda CX-3 Win Both Car & SUV Of The Year Awards –

RICHMOND HILL, ON, Aug. 31, 2015 /CNW/ – The Mazda lineup received an unprecedented vote of confidence from The Car Guide (Le Guide de l’Auto), a prominent automobile publication in Quebec, as both Car of the Year and SUV of the Year were awarded to Mazda vehicles; the first time ever that a single manufacturer has taken home both of these awards given by The Car Guide in their annual Best Buys.

The award for Best New Car of the Year was given to the best-selling roadster of all time, the all-new 2016 Mazda MX-5, while the title of Best New SUV of the Year now belongs to the 2016 Mazda CX-3, the fun, go-anywhere crossover that’s perfect for any situation. Both vehicles also received Best Buy awards for their respective segments, which are Convertibles and Roadsters under $50,000, and Sub-compact SUVs. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Bold new exterior design for next-generation Kia Sportage

2016 Kia Sportage, August 27, 2015 – Kia Motors has today revealed the first official exterior images of the all-new Kia Sportage, featuring an attractive new design. The all-new Sportage will make its global debut at the Frankfurt International Motor Show on 15 September 2015.

Entering its fourth-generation, the all-new Kia Sportage features a bold, progressive design, with the vehicle’s designers creating a sense of power and agility from every angle. Echoing the contrast of smooth and sharp shapes found on some of the most iconic modern fighter jets, creating visual harmony out of the tension between sharp, defined feature lines and smooth surfacing. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 15

Road Test: 2015 Buick Verano

Road-Test.orgI’ve never been a big fan of Buick cars – or GM in general, even though I’ve owned a couple of Chevy’s (Camaro & Malibu) and a Saturn. My experience with the Chevrolet brand has been terrible, but I must admit I really liked our Saturn Vue. So why am I driving a Buick Verano? Quite by accident really – my wife’s car was in the shop for repairs and the dealership gave us a rental. Being a car guy – it’s never just a drive – everything is a test drive for me and so why not? Let’s give this car the full test treatment….

What Is It? 

  • Small-mid-size sedan
  • Buick are way off the mark by offering this as a luxury car
  • Up against similar cars like the Honda Civic and Ford Focus, this car is a true, fierce competitor

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Jul 09

Driverless Cars – 6 Problems They Have To Overcome

I’m completely against Autonomous cars and the theory behind them… after all, if you don’t want to drive – use a taxi!! Here are just 6 problems that have to be overcome before they become a reality in this infographic – check it out… Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 26

The 2016 Lexus IS – “A Whole Lot Of New”

 New engines, including a turbo. Additional standard equipment, including new F SPORT editions for all models

(TORONTO, ON – June 26, 2015) Get behind the wheel: The Lexus IS luxury sport sedan is the innovative sedan that delivers complete driving enjoyment. New for 2016, the Lexus IS is offered in an all-new line-up, with new engines and a whole lot

“From the moment you touch the throttle in the Lexus IS, you’ll know: This is it,” said Cyril Dimitris, Director, Lexus Canada. “When we introduced the current generation IS in 2014 it established a new benchmark for bold styling and track-proven dynamics that deliver maximum driving. Now, we’re making the IS even better, with more standard features and a fresh line-up of available upgrade packages.” Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

All-New Mercedes-Benz GLC – Generation Change, Same Price As GLK,

Stuttgart, Jun 18, 2015 // The All-new GLC (replacing the GLK) is significantly more attractive, with enhanced engineering and improved equipment. Customers can order the versatile SUV from 44,506 euros, which is the same model price as the predecessor. Market launch in Europe will start in September. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 12

Mercedes-Benz SUV’s Win In Five Categories At prestigious “Off Road Award 2015”- Commanding Victories For G, GLA, GLK and GLE Coupé

GLE 450 AMG 4MATIC (C 292) 2014; Exterieur: Designo Hyazinthrot Metallic exterior: designo hyacinth red metallic


Stuttgart, Jun 12, 2015
Mercedes-Benz victorious in no fewer than five categories at prestigious “Off Road Award 2015”. Readers of the magazine Off Road have voted five Mercedes-Benz SUV models Off-Road Vehicle of the Year. This makes the Stuttgart-based premium manufacturer more successful and more popular than all other car brands.

The commanding victory in five categories reflects strong demand for the various Mercedes-Benz SUV models in many markets. The Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupé, which celebrates its launch in July, especially impressed the readers of the magazine Off Road. The new SUV was victorious both in category G “Luxury Crossover” and in category K “Newcomer”. The compact Mercedes-Benz GLA triumphed in category F “Crossover”, leaving a clear distance between it and the second-placed vehicle. With 22.8 percent, the GLA won more than one in five of all votes cast in a category that included 14 contenders. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 09

Ram Truck Announces Pricing for 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel and Ram 1500 Laramie Limited


2015 Ram 1500 Rebel Final (retouched)

2015 Ram 1500 Rebel

The Ram 1500 continues to move forward with two mid-year 2015 offerings that carry into the 2016 model year – the Ram 1500 Rebel and Ram 1500 Laramie Limited.The Ram 1500 Rebel brings a one-of-a-kind, off-road design to the full-size truck segment. The Rebel drops right into a core segment of the truck market with unique design cues and mechanical innovation backed by Ram Truck engineering.

Rebel features an all-new grille with a prominent billet silver “RAM” letter badge. Departing from the brand’s iconic “crosshair” designs, the blacked-out Rebel grille tops a completely new black off-road front bumper design with a durable powder-coated surface. It also incorporates a powder coated, billet silver skid plate, front tow hooks, 33-inch Toyo tires and an all-new 17-inch aluminum wheel.

Inside, Rebel is every bit as brawny and rugged as it is outside. The truck features Read the rest of this entry »

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