Born with oil in his veins, Pedro Arrais has been in, on and around cars and trucks for over 30 years. His high-octane articles on anything that runs on four wheels appears in Friday's Drive section. Before he joined the Times Colonist full-time in 2006, his freelance articles appeared in a number of newspapers and magazines..
乐橙官网平台 The 2020 Volvo XC40 is a chip off the old block, with decidedly Swedish style that incorporates a handsome look, clean lines and an upscale demeanour. Having grabbed the attention of premium . . .
Two car manufacturers have taken a page from history by announcing a strategic union and conceiving two vehicles, one of them the 2020 Toyota GR Supra, to strengthen their position in the industry.. . .
乐橙官网平台 Scandinavian luxury and safety both sit in the back seat with the introduction of the 2020 Volvo V60 T8 Polestar Engineered wagon. Volvos have always been synonymous with safety, with numerous . . .
乐橙官网平台 Fuel-cell vehicle manufacturers are targeting British Columbia as a key market for the rollout of their vehicles, such as the 2019 Hyundai Nexo. While car companies are ramping up to deliver . . .
In a crowded marketplace, it pays to stand out. Jaguar tasked its Special Vehicle Operations arm to do their magic on their mid-sized SUV, which has resulted in the introduction of the 2019 F-Pace . . .
乐橙官网平台 Mitsubishi undercuts the competition in the hotly contested compact SUV segment with a $22,998 starting price — and a 10-year powertrain warranty — with the 2020 Mitsubishi RVR. Mitsubishi knows . . .
乐橙官网平台 Thinking electric? The 2020 Kia Soul EV offers a combination of style, function, power and better range. This is the second generation of the all-electric subcompact hatchback, which first . . .
The name and venue have both changed, but the Vancouver Island Concours d’Elegance and Motorcar Weekend, a leading fundraising event featuring exotic, classic and collectible automobiles, returns . . .
乐橙官网平台 Ford has wisely tapped into a streak of nostalgia with the introduction of the 2019 Mustang Bullitt, a tribute car to one that appeared in the 1968 classic film Bullitt. If you are of a certain . . .
乐橙官网平台 Audi’s ambitions plan to develop and deliver 12 battery-electric vehicles to customers in the next seven years starts with the 2019 55 quattro e-tron (lower case “e”), their first all-electric SUV.. . .
乐橙官网平台 Recently, BMW has not only relaunched a new Z4 roadster, it effectively launched a shot across the bow of the Porsche Boxster in the premium sports-car segment. The Z series has undergone several. . .
乐橙官网平台 When you first lay your eyes on the 2020 Jeep Gladiator pickup, the evolution from a four-door SUV to a mid-sized pickup makes you wonder how it took the manufacturer so long to introduce the new . . .
乐橙官网平台 Ford is back in the saddle again in the mid-sized truck segment with the reintroduction of the 2019 Ford Ranger. The Ranger nameplate has been used by Ford since 1958. It was first applied to . . .
乐橙官网平台 If you are a lover of all things Italian, you will definitely fall head over heels in love with the Maserati Levante, the first SUV to be offered by the luxury vehicle manufacturer. Founded in . . .
乐橙官网平台 If you can’t understand what the fuss over SUVs is all about and yearn for a conventional compact four-door sedan, the 2020 Toyota Corolla is your ride. Not a week goes by without a manufacturer . . .
乐橙官网平台 A mid-cycle refresh to the 2019 Honda Pilot provides the manufacturer an opportunity to give the mid-sized SUV a host of changes, inside and out. Mid-cycle for Honda usually means at the two-year. . .
乐橙官网平台 Sensible meets zoom-zoom as Mazda adds all-wheel drive to the 2019 Mazda3. The compact hatchback is a perennial favourite among Canadians — certainly a lot more popular than south of the border.. . .
Step into a world of luxury with the 2019 Lincoln Nautilus. We’re not talking about the European version of luxury, which can be slightly cold and clinical, but the North American ideal of luxury . . .
The 2019 Ford Edge ST looks, more or less, like your regular mid-sized SUV. But just put the pedal to the metal once and you will immediately know that some magic dust has been liberally sprinkled . . .
乐橙官网平台 Toyota has upped its game in the off-road department, with an upgraded suspension and a snout that has off-roaders talking about the 2019 Tacoma with the TRD Pro package. Toyota is no stranger to. . .
乐橙官网平台 The subcompact field has taken a leap upward with the introduction of an Ultimate trim level in the 2019 Hyundai Accent line. Subcompacts have always been entry-level vehicles — the ones with the. . .
乐橙官网平台 The introduction of a turbocharged V-6 diesel into the 2018 Ford F-150 is guaranteed to bring smiles to people who typically haul with their rigs. The Big 3 — Ford, GM and Ram — pride themselves . . .
乐橙官网平台 With the addition of an electric motor, Chrysler has created the 2019 Pacifica Hybrid, the world’s only plug-in electric vehicle that is also a minivan. Chrysler has a long history with the . . .
乐橙官网平台 Jaguar, a luxury brand that has produced some of the world’s most memorable cars, has just added another milestone to its history — the I-Pace, its first all-electric vehicle. Many manufacturers . . .
Some muscle cars loudly and boldly proclaim their prowess. The 2018 Volkswagen Golf R is the exact opposite — an ordinary-looking five-door hatchback with a giant-killing powertrain underneath its . . .
If your idea of off-the-beaten-track is more driving along a trail that can be a rocky crag at one moment (with one wheel in the air) and a swollen mountain stream the next, the 2019 Jeep Cherokee . . .
乐橙官网平台 The world is your oyster if you have a budget of about $90,000 to spend on a vehicle — and the attractive pearl you see today is the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S. The whole world, it seems, is . . .
乐橙官网平台 The 2018 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid holds the promise of a long and happy marriage between luxury and fuel economy. Everyone loves to be pampered — but typically the premise of luxury also meant a . . .
乐橙官网平台 Nissan has traded in an unique and quirky vehicle with the 2018 Kicks, a more conventional-looking design that will appeal to a broader audience in the growing subcompact crossover market. A few . . .
乐橙官网平台 Big trucks are big business. In Canada, four of the 10 top best-selling vehicles are full-size trucks, including No. 2 — the Ram 1500. The 2019 model represents the fifth generation of the truck,. . .
乐橙官网平台 Six automobile manufacturers are betting that battery-powered electric vehicles are just a phase, and that the cleanest, greenest car in your future will be a hydrogen-powered fuel-cell electric . . .
乐橙官网平台 To figure out the future of the automobile, Honda brass looked into a crystal ball and saw Clarity — the 2018 Honda Clarity. In Canada and most of the United States, we get the Clarity PHEV — a . . .
乐橙官网平台 Mazda has chosen to stay positive in the face of adversity with the introduction of the midsized 2018 Mazda6. The four-door family-sedan segment has been in a freefall of late. People have . . .