September 17, 2014

September 15, 2014

  • The midsize truck segment is suddenly seemingly exploding with new vehicles worldwide, even here in North America. Not only will the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon be available very soon, Toyota is already testing a replacement for its aging Tacoma and Honda has promised a Ridgeline replacement within the next 18 months. Also, the recently shown Nissan Navara is said to portend the future of our Frontier. Here's some more fresh evidence from Europe of this pickup boom with the next...

September 14, 2014

September 11, 2014

  • It used to be easier to make sense of the auto industry. There were mainstream manufacturers, and there were niche sports car manufacturers. That was before Porsche starting selling more crossovers than it does sports cars, Lamborghini began preparing to go down the same road, and Ferrari introduced an all-wheel-drive hatchback. But long before the arrival of the Cayenne, the unveiling of the Urus and the advent of the FF, the storied marque that is Maserati was already bolstering its sports...

September 10, 2014

  • from Autocar

    Roomy, economical, decent to drive. Not bad - but volume saloons must be better than that to stand a chance in 2014 The facelifted Peugeot 508: a traditional volume-brand family car of the kind we’ll do almost anything these days not to buy.While this car’s market segment shrinks slowly towards obscurity, the niches in which its new alternatives reside – from ‘compact premium’ hatches and saloons, through crossovers and compact SUVs, to executive options like the new Jaguar XE, even down to...

September 8, 2014

September 7, 2014

September 5, 2014

September 4, 2014

  • Coupefying hatchbacks is all the rage in the European market these days. Its what Opel and Vauxhall did with the latest Astra, and what Renault did with the Mégane, and now Hyundai is preparing to follow a similar formula, only in a smaller form. While the i30 is the model with which Hyundai competes with the aforementioned Astra and Mégane, to say nothing of the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus, it's the smaller i20 - recently introduced in five-door form - which the Korean...

September 3, 2014

  • from Autocar

    Land Rover Discovery Sport revealed; seven-seat people carriers assessed; BMW M4 Convertible driven; full road test of Ford's new EcoSport This week's issue of Autocar magazine, dated 3 September 2014, features all the details of Land Rover Freelander Mk3. Or, as it will be known from now on, the Discovery Sport.The Discovery Sport — deliveries of which are due to begin in January — has been comprehensively redesigned and lengthened compared with the Freelander, with new rear suspension and a ‘...
  • from Auto123

    Brossard, QC -- The small-car segment is huge. In Europe it's an absolute behemoth, and here in North America we are just beginning to grow it into the giant it is worldwide. As the feisty little fellows start to overtake our streets (particularly in Quebec, where a special love for hatchbacks resides), companies like Toyota are taking note of the need for a highly European influence in these funky little vehicles and answering the public's desires with their latest refreshes. Dubbed a “...

September 2, 2014

August 29, 2014

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