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.
Story and photos by John LeBlanc Perhaps you’ve noticed the glut of subcompacts popping up on the Canadian new car market lately. Despite the continuing popularity of the next-size-up compact cars and crossovers, the desire to attract buyers who would normally shop used car lots and offer a vehicle to lower their corporate fleet fuel-consumption […]
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 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 […]
Story and photos by John LeBlanc Just in time to drive to the cottage this summer, Subaru debuted its redesigned 2015 Outback, the SUV-wannabe wagon version of the all-new 2015 Subaru Legacy Sedan. Since its debut as a tape-and-decal model for 1994, Subaru has pitched its Outback as “the adventure-ready mid-size SUV alternative provides stellar […]keep looking »