August 25, 2014

April 30, 2014

April 28, 2014

  • from Auto123

    Will the five-passenger Ford C-MAX and Toyota Prius v face direct competition from the next-generation Chevrolet Volt? That's a question more and more people are seeking an answer to. According to a Reuters article from two weeks ago, the new Volt may be available in more than one model, including a less expensive, lower-range variant. More interestingly, there are growing rumours of a production version of the Orlando-inspired concept that debuted at the 2010 Beijing Auto Show. The new...

April 15, 2014

February 17, 2014

  • from Auto123

    ORLANDO, Florida - Our drive route through central Florida is almost unrelenting in its flatness, and instead of the vibrant, green foliage customary to the humid coastal regions, the surrounding vista resembles the tawny landscape of Northern California - minus the mountains. Yet despite the lack of tropical color, we're just happy to have a break from the brutal cold back home. Ironically, we've escaped Canada to drive the compact car chosen by most Canadians. Despite a lukewarm reception...

November 11, 2013

  • When it comes to the cars we choose, Canadians are a bit different than our neighbours to the South – we favour the smaller, more efficient option, if given a choice. With the Orlando, a Euro-style people-mover based on the Cruze, Chevy gives us just such an option. It’s compact enough for dense city traffic, but has seating and space to spare. It’s got an efficient 2.4L four-cylinder engine (we hate paying at the pump), yet can be optioned with all-wheel-drive for added traction in...

November 8, 2013

September 6, 2013

  • from Auto123

    Much nicer to look at than to drive When I saw the latest Rondo at the Toronto Autoshow this past February, I understood right away that Kia was a hot topic. The company's desire to revamp their image is obvious. I believe the company has succeeded in developing a more youthful edge with the family-oriented Rondo. Its look won me over right away. All that was left to do was to give it a spin. Recently, I got the chance to do just that. Unfortunately, what I experienced behind the wheel of the...

August 28, 2013

August 9, 2013

  • from Auto123

    I know, we used to say the same thing after the first hybrids hit the market some 15 years ago, but I think it bears repeating: The automobile has significantly evolved when it comes to technology. Few could have guessed that we would one day be able to travel more than 30 km around town and on the highway at a little more than the posted speed limit without burning a single drop of gas. Yet I recently pulled off this very feat with a fully charged ">2013 Ford C-MAX Energi...
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