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2014 New York Auto Show Wrap-up

Story and photos by John LeBlanc NEW YORK – The city that never sleeps is renowned for having some of the world’s best restaurants. But when it comes to its annual auto show, New York is strictly a meat and potatoes proposition. Share:

2014 New York: 2015 Volkswagen Jetta

Story and photos by John LeBlanc Volkswagen has been continually updating its best-selling front-wheel-drive, five-passenger Jetta compact four-door sedan since the current generation went on-sale for 2011. And Jetta updates for 2015 are targeted at saving more at the fuel pumps, with a new, more fuel-efficient turbodiesel engine and subtle tweaks to its bodywork for […]

2014 New York: Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TDI 4Motion Concept

Story and photos by John LeBlanc All the bits and pieces for the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TDI 4Motion Concept currently exist: the body comes from the next-generation Golf SportWagen coming to Canada; the TDI engine is the updated turbo-diesel that also debuted here in New York in the 2015 Jetta; and the manual transmission is […]

2014 Geneva Motor Show: Volkswagen T-Roc Concept

Story and photos by John LeBlanc GENEVA – Just as Jeep was unveiling its Renegade and Nissan was showcasing a refresh of its Juke and Hyundai rolled out its Intrado Concept here at the Geneva show, Volkswagen debuted its thoughts on the burgeoning small-and-sporty crossover segment: the T-Roc Concept, a Golf-based, Targa-roofed two-door crossover that […]

Dear John: “I need an entry-level diesel sedan”

Story by John LeBlanc For a lot of Canadians, spending hours in a car to get back and forth from work has become a necessary evil. But that tedium doesn’t have to cost you as much in fuel as it does with a conventional gas-powered vehicle. Which is exactly the problem I’m going to solve […]

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