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Peppy GTI stays true to sporty roots

Peppy GTI stays true to sporty roots

The Volkswagen Golf was a fresh design that replaced the archaic Beetle in 1974. Volkswagen made use of Auto Union's experience with its Audi front-wheel drive cars and had famed Italian designer Giorgio Giugiaro do the styling of the Golf.
In hybrid country, Fusion is near top

In hybrid country, Fusion is near top

Although SUVS and CUVs are the must-have vehicles in North America these days, there are people who still prefer the traditional mid-size sedan. And within this market segment are some very good cars.
Highlander scores as a capable family hauler

Highlander scores as a capable family hauler

I recently had the opportunity to test drive not one, but two Toyota Highlander models. One a hybrid, the other not. For the 2014 model year the Highlander is longer and wider than the previous generation.
Kia Soul SX Luxury

Kia Soul SX Luxury

The styling of this funky looking little crossover is polarizing. Some like the block-of-ice shape and others simply don't. Styling aside, the Soul has a lot of fans starting with automotive writers in Canada.
Ford Fiesta earns muted cheers

Ford Fiesta earns muted cheers

When Ford announced several months ago that it would be introducing a tiny 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine in the Fiesta, I was skeptical.
Hyundai Tucson is pleasantly simple

Hyundai Tucson is pleasantly simple

I like simple and simple is good, although in this technically hyped 21st century, what is simple anymore? I like to think that the Hyundai Tucson CUV is a simple, uncluttered example of somewhat stylish, dependable and easy to use transportation.