New for 2017, Bentley filled the gap between its most basic Flying Spur V8 and W12-powered model with a 521-hp V8 version that’s capable of blisteringly quick 4.9-second blasts to 100km/h and enhanced…

2017 Bentley Flying Spur V8 S Road Test Review

To call the new V8 S the "sport sedan" of Bentley's 2017 Flying Spur range somehow doesn't seem right.

After all, the "base" Flying Spur boasts a twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 outputting 500 horsepower and 487 lb-ft of torque through an eight-speed Quickshift automatic with manual mode and paddle shifters plus standard 40:60 rear-biased all-wheel drive that grips tarmac via sizeable 19-inch alloys wrapped in 275/45ZR19s, the result being a 5.2-second charge to 100km/h, a 295 km/h (183 mph) top speed, and plenty of capability through the corners. Even better, the 6.0-litre W12-powered version, simply called Flying Spur without any engine reference, hits 100km/h in 4.6 seconds before attaining a 320-km/h (199-mph) terminal velocity thanks to 616 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. In other words, Bentley doesn't make a Flying Spur that wouldn't qualify as a sport sedan, other than simultaneously being hedonistically plush and therefore normally classified as a luxury sedan. That's Read Full Story
It was only a matter of time before Mercedes-Benz combined its much-lauded 4x4 know-how with the ultimate utility of its Sprinter van, the result being one of the most versatile vehicles to arrive on…

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is the only commercial van to offer factory 4WD

It was only a matter of time before Mercedes-Benz combined its much-lauded 4x4 know-how with the ultimate utility of its Sprinter van, the result being one of the most versatile vehicles to arrive on the commercial market. Mercedes-Benz has been building four-wheel drive vehicles for more than a century. Most will be familiar with its lineup of compact and mid-size SUVs, from the diminutive GLA and larger GLC to the mid-size GLE and largest seven-passenger GLS. Serious off-road fans will also be well aware of the legendary G-Class, dubbed Geländewagen when introduced in 1979, and the brand's unstoppable Unimog (UNIversal-MOtor-Gerät) range of multi-purpose four-wheel drive medium trucks that were first introduced in 1947 and are still available for commercial application today. Mercedes' commercial van division is newer, at least to Canadians. Similar to its 4WD heritage the German automaker has more than a 100 years of commercial vehicle sales under its corporate Read Full Story
To say Volvo has been on a roll would be an understatement, the Swedish brand’s new XC90 mid-size crossover SUV and S90 mid-size luxury sedan rejuvenating interest in the brand’s entire lineup. Volvo…

Volvo Car Canada reports 27.5 percent growth for 2016

To say Volvo has been on a roll would be an understatement, the Swedish brand's new XC90 mid-size crossover SUV and S90 mid-size luxury sedan rejuvenating interest in the brand's entire lineup. Volvo Canada sold 6,103 units in calendar year 2016, which showed a 27.5-percent increase over the 4,788 deliveries experienced in 2015. December resulted in 433 units down the road compared to 340 total sales for the same month the year prior, this strong result marking the fifteenth consecutive month of sales growth in Canada. "2016 was truly an exceptional year for Volvo Canada. Exciting new product, the introduction of advanced technologies and a motivated retailer network led to the Volvo Car brand exceeding expectations in Canada," said Alexander Lvovich, Managing Director, Volvo Car Canada Ltd. "With three new models being unveiled in 2017, the brand is poised for another year of growth as the Volvo Car brand continues to make its impact on the premium car segment in Canada." The big mover Read Full Story
Jaguar’s F-Pace was named “Supreme Winner” at the 2016 Women’s World Car of the Year Awards, while also achieving SUV/Crossover of the Year in the same competition, just two of the latest in a…

Jaguar F-Pace named 2016 Women’s Car of the Year

Jaguar's F-Pace was named "Supreme Winner" at the 2016 Women's World Car of the Year Awards, while also achieving SUV/Crossover of the Year in the same competition, just two of the latest in a long line of awards the F-Pace has garnered since going on sale last April.

"The awards of 'Supreme Winner' and 'Best SUV/Crossover' in the 2016 Women's Car of the Year Awards is a great achievement and a true highlight in the continuing F-Pace success story," said Fiona Pargeter, Head of Global PR Communications, Jaguar Land Rover. "The combination of beautiful design, everyday usability and unrivaled driving experience set the F-Pace apart from the competition and is attracting new customers to the Jaguar brand worldwide."

The Women's World Car of the Year is the only automotive award decided entirely by women, comprised of 17 judges from 14 countries around the world. The award's judges submit their personal shortlists, this year resulting in 294 nominated vehicles. After compiling Read Full Story
Ask those in the know about their favourite luxury sports coupe or convertible and Bentley’s Continental often gets named, not only for its beautiful lines and luxurious interior, but also its superb…

New Bentley Continental Supersports achieves world’s fastest four-seater status

Ask those in the know about their favourite luxury sports coupe or convertible and Bentley's Continental often gets named, not only for its beautiful lines and luxurious interior, but also its superb driving dynamics.

Whether equipped with its base 500 horsepower twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 good for 4.8 seconds from standstill to 100km/h and a 305 km/h (190 mph) top speed, the 520 horsepower version of the same engine found in the V8 S that's capable of a 4.5-second sprint to 100km/h and 309 km/h (192 mph) terminal velocity, the 582 horsepower twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre W12-powered GT that achieves identical straight-line performance albeit a higher top speed of 319 km/h (198 mph), or the 633 horsepower version of that more potent W12 that's capable of 4.1 seconds to 100km/h and a 332-km/h (206-mph) top speed, it's a four-seat sport luxury coupe that few rivals come close to matching.

Rather than give those challengers opportunity to catch up, Bentley now offers a Read Full Story