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Comparo: 2014 Buick Regal Turbo versus 2014 Cadillac ATS 2.0T AWD

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, […]

First Drive: 2015 Volkswagen Golf R

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.

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 New York: 2015 Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG Coupe

Story and photos by John LeBlanc As spring surely follows winter, so does a hotted-up, AMG version of any new Mercedes-Benz. So it was no surprise to find the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG Coupe appear for the first time here in NYC; a high-performance take on the German automaker’s full-size S Class two-door coupe […]

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