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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 […]

Top 10s: New vehicles for Canadian hockey parents

Story by John LeBlanc Are there any drivers on Canadian roads and highways that deserve more respect than hockey parents? (or skiing, speed skating, curling, luge, bob sleigh or ringette parents?) Battling before-dawn wakeup calls, rush-hour traffic, four-season driving conditions and unruly passengers — not to mention the transportation of toxic cargo known as the […]

2014 Detroit: Six most significant production debuts

Story and photos by John LeBlanc DETROIT – Another January, another Detroit auto show. But while this year’s annual event in the Motor City was notable for the plethora of high-performance reveals, in what is arguably the most competitive new vehicle market in history, these are my six most significant production debuts:

Top 10s: Most anticipated test drives for 2014

By John LeBlanc Who would have thought the Ultimate Driving Machine makers at Germany’s BMW would ever build an electric city car (the new i3?) Or the best family sedan you could buy would be a new Chevy (the new Impala)? But that was sooo 2013.

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