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2017 Nissan Versa Note SL

Getting an economy car doesn’t have to be boring or uncomfortable, Nissan’s Versa Note especially good at relieving the latter problem. The Japanese brand’s second smallest hatchback gets a mid-cycle update for 2017, highlighted by a particularly attractive new “V-Motion” chromed grille design sourced from previously restyled models within…

2017 GMC Yukon XL Denali

Remember when full-size truck-based SUVs were the environmental equivalent of the antichrist? Hummer was the “Chucky” poster child brand of everything automotively evil, and its 2010 demise at least partially due to socially falling out of favour with the do-gooder elite that helped it get a foothold in the mainstream market in the first place.…

Renewed 2018 Infiniti Q50 set for late summer availability

Infiniti started production of its refreshed 2018 Q50 sport-luxury sedan at the premium brand’s Tochigi, Japan facility on June 1, the announcement promising a Canadian market arrival time of late summer. “We can’t wait to bring the updated, 2018 Q50 to the North American market,” said Randy Parker, Vice President, Infiniti Americas, in a press…

2017 Volvo V60 Polestar Road Test

Nothing in the compact luxury 5-door D-segment comes close to delivering the kind of performance provided by a Volvo V60 Polestar, so we’ll try to describe just how fun this 367-hp 2.0L turbocharged and supercharged wagon is in our latest road test review. Its Rebel Blue paint doesn’t fly under the radar either, meaning we’ll need to be careful…

Lighter, nimbler Aston Martin DB11 gets twin-turbo V8 power

There’s been a V8 in Aston Martin’s lineup since 1969, and while the latest version wasn’t designed in-house by famed engine-builder Tadek Marek or massaged from the Ford-sourced albeit hand-assembled AJ37, it’s very special just the same. This one hails from Mercedes’ AMG headquarters, unlike the in-house engineered and produced 600 horsepower…

Dramatic new 2018 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid revealed

Anyone who’s driven Acura’s RLX Sport Hybrid knows it’s an especially impressive sport-luxury sedan, especially in top-line Elite trim. It’s just suffering from forgetful styling, which is nothing a mid-cycle makeover can’t fix. That’s what Acura has planned for the 2018 RLX, following the same Precision Crafted Performance design language…
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