Monthly Archives: June 2015

The Audi Q7 May Have the Most Legroom in the World

3 cylinders, 8 wheel drive, 37 000 lb tractive force, 72 tons.

Wait a second, that’s the London and North Eastern Q7. I was driving the Audi Q7. Sorry about that.

Say Guten Tag to the New Audi A4

Audi’s best selling sedan finally received a well-deserved refresh. Not that there was anything wrong with the previous look, but new things are nice and shiny. And more efficient. 

Early this morning Audi quietly unveiled the redesigned 2016 Audi A4. Like Beyoncé with her latest album. Not that it wasn’t to be expected as the Deutsch manufacturer has been blitzing through its lineup, refreshing and upgrading along the way. This time, it’s the brand’s best selling sedan that headed back to the drawing board, and the result is pretty slick.

New 2016 Chevrolet Cruze; How Much Do You Miss the Older Gen?

GM has unveiled the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze. Bigger, better, stronger, faster. Oh! Did I mention it looks like a Civic?

Coming from a long history of more or less successful compact sedans (remember the Cavalier and the Cobalt?) that was either cherished or cursed by former owners, the Cruze picked up the torch in 2008. The first generation has even done pretty well for itself. Way to go Cruze! And it’s in the hopes of pursuing this new-found legacy that GM has unveiled its newly redesigned, second generation Chevrolet Cruze. There’s good news and there’s bad news.

Ford Leads the Super Hot Hatch Pack with 345 hp Focus RS

Bye bye, STI. So long, Golf R. Ford has made a stand with their new Focus RS.

According to Ford via Autoblog, the new Focus RS has a confirmed output of 350 PS or 345 hp translated to our numbers. 

Alfa Romeo Giulia, the Future Italian Exchange Student

Giulia currently lives in Milan and will very soon be coming to America. She’s got four wheels, a button-nose grille, a V6 engine and a quadrofoglio badge for luck.

All eyes were on Milan, today. More specifically on Alfa Romeo’s recently renovated Museo di Arese, where the Italian manufacturer unveiled its own version of what should be the real competitor of the BMW M3. Introducing the Alfa Romeo Giulia. 

At Last! The 2016 MINI Cooper Clubman is Here!

The practical non-Countryman returns, and it retains its barn doors.

I’ve been waiting for a new Clubman ever since the first (BMW) one came out. I was even about to buy one, but couldn’t find any clean ones in my budget. But, now MINI has responded to MINI-goers that want a MINI that can haul but don’t want the bubbly Countryman with reduced reflexes and extra heft. The Clubman is the perfect solution for anyone looking for 90% Cooper with 200% the practicality.

Little Yellow Camaro: Baby You’re Just Not Fast

Every fibre of my being wants to use “You could’ve had a V-8”, but how cliché is that?

Last Saturday was a rainy cold day. It was coming down hard. The windows of the bus I was on were completely fogged over. I couldn’t see anywhere. When it was time to get out I pulled my hood up, laced it tight, jumped out and ran to the car I wanted. I didn’t know what car, just that I was looking for an orange sticker on the windshield.  Oh, hey, it’s a Camaro. Neat! 

Infiniti Q30 is Coming to Canada in 2016

Nissan wants your Mazda CX-3 sales with this Mercedes-based cute-ute.

Infiniti is set to unveil the production version of the Q30 concept that was unveiled in 2013 at the Frankfurt Auto Show. The Q30 is a compact lifted hatchback alla Mercedes GLA and Mazda CX-3 but more sized towards the CX-3. Infiniti hasn’t had a car this small since the G20, so this should expand their rather small lineup quite significantly.