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With automakers trying to find different niche markets, the lines that traditionally define a “coupé” as a “coupé” and a “sedan” as a “sedan” have been blurred beyond recognition.   Decades ago, a four door Porsche, let alone a Porsche Sport Utility Vehicle would be utter sacrilege, inconceivable by many. However, here we are in 2017, and the Porsche Cayenne and Macan SUVs count for up to 70 per cent of Porsche sales in some regions.   These everyday vehicles are what is on trend right now, and what continues to fund further development of the iconic Porsche...
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Welcome to 2017, ladies and gentlemen. A time where the Apple iPhone, the phone that revolutionized how we think of and use mobile devices, turns a decade old. Incidentally, 2017 is also when “Batman” and “Star Trek” both turn 50.   We also now live in a time where Porsche A.G., the beloved automobile manufacturer specializing in high-performance sports cars, has a Sport Utility Vehicle as one of its entry-level products in which to get people into the brand.   But perhaps this is not too far from the company’s original roots after all. Dr. Ferdinand Porsche initial...
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Built for everyday practicality and utility All photos by Andrew Ling In everyday life, there are many examples of the benefits of working in harmony with nature. When first venturing out beyond home, parents teach their children to walk with traffic. By going with the grain, a carpenter can achieve a cleaner result on his piece of millwork. Even in competitive sports, one of the secrets of a successful team is one who takes maximum advantage of what the defence gives them. Wherever you look, there are countless other examples that express why it is better to work with the fl...
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Kudos to Honda. In a day and age where CUVs and SUVs are ruling the roads, it is nice to see that this engineering-lead company is still willing to put its engineering and marketing dollars into a two door car. According to the company’s research, customers who end up with coupes feel that the absence of the rear doors suggests that not only does the car possess a sporty persona, but that the driver does as well. No surprise there that these buyers are primarily seduced by styling and image, and less by practicality. So the big question is whether the new Civic coupe lives up t...
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Get ready to see a lot of these sleek, multi-angled new four-door models on Canadian roads soon. Some folks may need to do a double take in order to catch the chromed nameplate on this car's backside, however, and I'm guessing there'll be a lot of slack-jawed looks of puzzled amazement when people start to realize that this ultra-modern compact is actually a regular old Honda Civic. Of course there's nothing remotely regular or old about it, other than the household nameplate and company behind it. The Civic has grown to legend status since it debuted in Canada in the early '70s, having b...
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Like what you see? It's the "new" QX50, which while implied as being new in the model's latest ad campaign, is merely a very mild mid-cycle refresh behind its restyled front and rear clips, which also involved the North American adoption of a stretched version previously unavailable here. While we could beat up Infiniti for a lack of investment in this model that has only had minor changes over its eight-year lifecycle, or probably more accurately take a jab at Nissan for failing to adequately invest in Infiniti on the whole since inception of the luxury brand, something I chose to do in a r...
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If current Camry sales are any indication, people really like the way the new model looks. After only 11 months it's already passed last year's final tally, and just like in the U.S. it's the clear front-runner in the mid-size sedan segment. Unlike the U.S. however, where it's dominated its category's sales for years, calendar year 2015 will be the first 12 months that the Camry ends up on top of its segment sales chart since 2008, having previously lost out to the Ford Fusion, Honda Accord and even the Hyundai Sonata, therefore number one for 2015 will truly be something to celebrate. No...
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This is an SUV that turns heads. Truly, even while driving through a BMW dealership for some business I needed to attend to, their own people snapped their necks around to take a closer look while one gave me the nod of approval. I've always had a thing for the QX, even the first generation FX. I was in Phoenix, Arizona for the official launch of that wonderfully sporty ute and remember it vividly. The program was excellent, taking us high up South Mountain Park's lofty summit, which was good from a scenic perspective but daytime traffic limited many opportunities to safely test this 350Z...
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If you hadn't heard, the Lexus NX is a runaway sales success. You may have noticed the edgy compact crossover cruising through better neighbourhoods lately; I've certainly seen my fair share. It's an eye-catching addition to its ever-expanding market segment, but this said the response it's had with premium consumers is especially impressive for a newcomer because it's hardly without both fresh and longstanding competition. The luxury compact crossover SUV segment is one of the fastest growing in the entire automotive sector, both in overall sales as well as models being added. It's now u...
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Have you ever had to suffer through some know-it-all blowhard spouting off about mid-size four-door sedans being nothing more than plebeian family shuttles for boring unimaginative working stiffs, or something along those lines? Yes, I find those with the loudest opinions are often the ones that know least, and when it comes to cars, something I have more experience with than most know-it-all blowhards, these schleps couldn't be farther from the truth, at least when the Honda Accord is at stake. I've been reviewing the Accord as long as I've been covering the automotive industry, the firs...
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