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Review: 2020 Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered


Though a well-rounded SUV that carries zero-emission capability, this $90,000 XC60 PE is just too expensive to be considered a top choice.


February 10, 2020 / Calvin Chan





Review: 2020 Lexus GX 460


Teaching an old dog new tricks only gets you so far but for the GX 460, it works, for now.


February 9, 2020 / Calvin Chan







Review: 2020 Jaguar XE


A sleek, refined, and quintessentially British take on the sports sedan, and it deserves more attention.


February 3, 2020 / Calvin Chan






Review: 2020 Lexus NX 300


Initially attractive, the NX loses its magic when compared with the equally impressive Toyota RAV4 that does the same job, albeit better in some areas, and for less money.


February 2, 2020 / Calvin Chan





Review: 2020 MINI JCW Countryman ALL4


The JCW’s significant horsepower upgrade helps to mask the Countryman’s inherent weight penalties and makes it the most versatile MINI.


January 29, 2020 / Calvin Chan





High-octane AMGs on North America’s largest frozen racetrack


We flew up to brisky Manitoba to sample nearly every 4MATIC and AMG product in the silver star's portfolio.


January 28, 2020 / Calvin Chan





Review: 2020 Subaru Outback Outdoor XT


Retaining the familiarity as a versatile wagon, but now with added features, better off-road capability, and a turbocharged powertrain.


January 23, 2020 / Calvin Chan





Review: 2020 Lexus RX 350


Lexus plays it safe for 2020, with only minor tweaks to its best-selling SUV.


January 20, 2020 / Calvin Chan







Review: 2020 Subaru WRX Sport-tech RS


An analog experience that may fall behind in some areas, but the core essence of what makes this rally-derived sedan such a joy to drive remains.


January 19, 2020 / Calvin Chan





Review: 2019 Kia Stinger


While the Stinger hasn’t robbed its European rivals of the spotlight, it sure as hell put them on notice.


January 15, 2020 / Calvin Chan







Preview: 2021 Kia Seltos


Size, interior space, value, and safety features put the new Kia Seltos on the top of the compact SUV shortlist.


January 13, 2020 / Calvin Chan






Review: 2020 Mitsubishi RVR


While it doesn’t move the needle forward, Mitsubishi’s entry-level SUV remains an effective, all-weather, and no-frills commuter tool for small families and the like.


January 7, 2020 / Calvin Chan





Review: 2020 BMW X7 M50i


First-class, four-wheel travelling for you and six other lucky companions.


December 24, 2019 / Calvin Chan







Review: 2020 Genesis G70 3.3t Prestige


Value and a convincingly premium interior do little to draw us away from a 3 Series or C-Class


December 23, 2019 / Calvin Chan





Review: 2020 BMW M550i xDrive


The M550i comes 80% of being an M5 but with a more mature attitude, a less shouty exhaust, and is dripping in sleeper status material. That’s just my kind of 5 Series.


December 16, 2019 / Calvin Chan





Review: 2020 Volvo V60 T8 Polestar Engineered


Not the Polestar wagon we want, but still a well-rounded product that is more than the sum of its parts.


December 9, 2019 / Calvin Chan





Review: 2020 BMW X1 xDrive28i


BMW's stellar compact crossover soldiers on into 2020 with subtle but meaningful upgrades.


December 8, 2019 / Calvin Chan







Review: 2020 Nissan Armada


Eight-passenger capability, an impressive towing capacity, and a decent starting price, all dressed in an appealing package, can be tough to come by. The Armada, just isn’t it.


December 2, 2019 / Calvin Chan





Review: 2020 Infiniti QX50 Sensory


The lack of cohesion from the trick powertrain, disconnected driving experience, and average real-world fuel efficiency, have us looking elsewhere.


December 1, 2019 / Calvin Chan






Review: 2020 Mercedes GLB 250 & 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLB 35


The new GLB carves a seven-seater niche with a well-packaged interior, feature-rich cabin, and oodles of nail-biting performance.


November 26, 2019 / Calvin Chan





Review: 2019 Volkswagen Arteon


Volkswagen’s interpretation of a slightly more affordable but no less sexy Audi sportback sedan.


November 25, 2019 / Calvin Chan







Preview: 2021 Aston Martin DBX


The inevitable and first-ever SUV from Aston Martin.


November 21, 2019 / Calvin Chan







Preview: 2020 Audi RS Q8


The Audi Q8 receives the RS treatment with a V8 engine, aerodynamic bodywork, real exhaust tips, and yes, it's coming to Canada!


November 20, 2019 / Calvin Chan






Review: 2020 Jaguar F-Pace SVR


It may not be the quickest compact performance SUV, but it sure as hell makes the biggest entrance.


November 18, 2019 / Calvin Chan






Review: 2020 Nissan Altima Platinum AWD


A strong winter beater candidate but while there's a lot to like about the new four-wheel driven Altima, there's just not enough to love.


November 17, 2019 / Calvin Chan





Review: 2019 Kia Niro EV


Respectable range, hatchback practicality, and a feature-rich cabin give the Kia Niro EV an electric edge.


November 12, 2019 / Calvin Chan






Review: 2020 BMW X6 M50i


No excuses necessary.


November 11, 2019 / Calvin Chan