Posts Tagged: 2015

That's not to say that there weren't some lookers waiting to take to Sweden's well-maintained highways. I mean, could anyone really ignore a car like the McLaren 650S Spyder?

Gumball: Kidnap, Fire, Explosions and Pillow Fights

It’s been nearly 20 years since Maximillion Cooper and a small group of wealthy, yet somewhat unhinged friends organized their first rally that saw a pack of supercars and celebrities party their way from England to Italy. In the interim, the Gumball 3000 Rally has become a rare example of corporate-sponsored debauchery, with routes and…

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2015 Nissan Murano SL

Road Trip: Ottawa to New York in Nissan’s New Murano

Originally introduced in 2003 to a combination of admiration and accolades, the Nissan Murano was a real leap ahead in the midsize SUV segment. Comparables – at the time, boxy and truck-like – immediately seemed dated when parked next to the curvy, modern Murano, one of the first “crossovers” to hit the market. It came…

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Auto shows offer a mix of outlandish concepts and upcoming production vehicles; this year's New York International Auto Show is no different. Here are our must-see reveals from  Day 1.

2015 New York International Auto Show: Day 1 Highlights

Auto shows offer a mix of outlandish concepts and upcoming production vehicles; this year’s New York International Auto Show is no different. Here are our must-see reveals from Day 1. Tags: 2015, 2016, 2017, amg, cadillac, chevrolet, concept, Ford, honda, hyundai, infiniti, jaguar, kia, land rover, lexus, lincoln, mazda, mclaren, mercedes-benz, new york international auto…

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2016 Chevrolet Malibu

All-new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu revealed at New York International Auto Show

Facing stiff competition in the mid-size sedan segment, Chevrolet responds with an all-new Malibu that’s also available in a fuel-saving and eco-conscious hybrid version. The new Malibu, expected in late 2015, is notable for its sleek styling enthusiastically described by Jesse Ortega, Malibu chief engineer as “gorgeous.” Certainly styling is important, if response to recent…

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The Rebel uses a similar formula to the Power Wagon but in a light duty package. Slightly raised suspension, bigger tires, skid plates, and other off-road gear make this the truck you want to be in when travelling the road less taken.

Trucks Take Over Detroit Auto Show

If you go to the Detroit Auto Show this week and only look at the trucks, you might be mistaken for thinking it’s SEMA in Las Vegas instead. With the number of factory custom trucks with serious off-road capabilities and street-savvy style, Detroit has turned into the North American International Truck Show. The all-new Ford F-150…

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The engine under the hood is the same 5.0L found in the RC F and does arrive with a horsepower advantage over its Bavarian counterpart, yet it is down significantly when it comes to torque (the BMW M5 cranks out 479 lb-ft). Power is sent to the rear wheels by way of an eight-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting capabilities.

2015 North American International Auto Show Highlights: Day 2

Article and photos by Brendan McAleer and Mark Stevenson, additional photos courtesy of the manufacturers We couldn’t pack all the goodness of the North American International Auto Show into just one slideshow. And honestly, we’ve seen more new vehicles than we can shake a stick at, but these are the cream of the crop. These…

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Sweet mother of Ayrton Senna, here’s the production NSX, finally revealed. Three separate electric motors (one on the drivetrain and two up front) combine with a twin-turbocharged, longitudinally mounted V6 for a total power output that Acura claims is “North of 550 hp.” Helloooo.

2015 North American International Auto Show Highlights: Day 1

Article and photos by Brendan McAleer and Mark Stevenson, additional photos courtesy of the manufacturers Sure, January 1 was two weeks ago, but when you’re talking about cars, it’s the North American International Auto Show in Detroit that marks the beginning of a new year. Running now through to January 25, this is the show…

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2015 Chrysler 300

2015 Chrysler 300: 7 Things You Need to Know

Chrysler invited us to Austin, Texas to test the third-gen 2015 Chrysler 300. The brand’s full-size sedan soldiers on with the distinctive three-box profile that’s helped make the model one of the bestselling domestic full-size sedans of the last few years. Styling is one area that Chrysler got right from the beginning, so they didn’t…

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2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat: By The Numbers

Was anyone really surprised when it was announced that the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat would be joining the Challenger SRT Hellcat in an over-the-top celebration of all things tire-smoky? The new Charger SRT Hellcat boasts the same 707 horsepower supercharged V8 and phenomenal accelerative capabilities as its two-door cousin, but it also brings five-passenger…

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2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe

2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe: 10 things you need to know

If the original ATS sedan broke new ground for Cadillac with a focus on lightweight materials, a nimble feel, and driving exhilaration rather than luxuriant comfort, then the launch of a two-door version is simply a natural progression of the brand’s goals. Four doors good, two doors better – a slight reduction in practicality in…

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2015 Dodge Challenger

2015 Dodge Challenger Slideshow

We sent Brendan McAleer down to Portland, Oregon to get a taste of Dodge’s wicked new muscle car, the 2015 Challenger. The new king of the drag strip and horsepower wars is the Challenger Hellcat, its supercharged 6.2L V8 Hemi making 707 hp. That’s right, 707. SEVEN HUNDRED AND SEVEN freakin’ horsepower!

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2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe in the Spanish Pyrenees Slideshow

Gentlemen, start your engines. The base Coupe at $72,900 Canadian gets a 340 hp, 332 lb-ft supercharged 3.0L V6. Move up to this $84,900 S Coupe and the same V6 is tuned to 380 hp and 339 lb-ft while adding adaptive suspension, bigger brakes, a mechanical limited-slip differential, launch control and active sport exhaust. These…

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