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And it’s this trio of SUVS that Subaru highlighted in our recent trip to Montebello, Quebec. Between the three of them, they accounted for 66 percent of Subaru sales in 2014, XV Crosstrek represented 16 percent, Outback 21 and Forester 29 percent.

Subaru’s Canadian Legacy

When Subaru first hit Canadian showrooms in 1976 they weren’t always all-wheel drive. The little Japanese marque has, however, always been quirky. Subaru is ideally suited to meeting the needs of Canadians with permanent all-wheel-drive throughout their lineup, class-leading ground clearance in their SUVs and noted reliability – Subaru is a consummate winter warrior. Tags:…

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The Niagara Wine Region seems like an appropriate place to exercise the S 550 Coupe, so my wife and I don some appropriately chic duds and head out. After a serene cruise on the QEW while listening to the fabulous Burmester audio, we duck off the highway and join the Wine Route that gives access to almost 400 wineries. First stop is Angel’s Gate Winery. The Merc looks at home here.

Wish List Car: 2015 Mercedes-Benz S 550 4Matic Coupe

Mercedes-Benz recently crowned its S-Class lineup up with the flagship 2015 S 550 Coupe. With a starting price of $147,000, this techno-laden sybaritic slice of personal magnificence might seem a bit dear, but after spending time within its gorgeous confines and behind the silken 449 hp, 516 lb-ft 4.7L twin-turbo V8, this 2+2 comes across…

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2016 Audi Q3

First Drive: 2016 Audi Q3

Audi Canada invited us for a brief visit to Munich to sample some changes they have in store for the recently launched Q3, based on Audi’s excellent A3 sedan. Available on the market now as a 2015 model, the updated 2016 Q3 will reach Canada in fall of 2015. Tags: 2016, audi, awd, cuv, new…

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