Story and photos by John LeBlanc News alert for station wagons fans: The once-dominant family haulers aren’t coming back. At least that’s the impression buyers get by waltzing into any new car dealership these days.
By John LeBlanc It’s been a while since an American automaker could offer a competitive entry-level luxury sports sedan. For the past four decades, if you were looking for a small, sporty four-door, the German brands Audi, BMW or Mercedes-Benz were more than likely at the top of your list. But now America’s biggest automaker, […]
Story and photos by John LeBlanc MUNICH, Germany — After a couple of days embedded in the annual GTI Wörthersee fan festival in Austria, it seemed all-too-appropriate to make my half-day return drive to my awaiting flight in Germany in what is known as the ultimate Volkswagen Golf, the R.
Story by John LeBlanc The streets are awash in midsized crossover vehicles. Whether you’re shopping for nuts at the hardware store, picking up the offspring at the local rink or ordering a double-double at the drive thru, big crossovers have replaced minivans as the new mode of Canadian family transport. Yet one three-row crossover that […]
Story and photos by John LeBlanc MARSEILLE, France – Mercedes-Benz is quite happy if its latest generation of C-Class sedan garners a few knowing nods. As has been the case since the original arrived in 1993 as a replacement for the revolutionary compact 190 —known as the “Baby Benz” — from afar, the new 2015 […]keep looking »