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Hyundai IONIQ Electric | Photo: Hyundai
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Here are the news, car reviews, and other features that generated the most buzz over the past seven days on…

Hyundai Canada has finally announced the MSRP for the different trims and versions of its future stars. The Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid and IONIQ Electric will start at $24,299 and $35,649, respectively, undercutting key rivals such as the Prius, Volt, and Bolt EV.

Is it thinking outside the box to set about transforming an all-electric car into an all-terrain vehicle? Absolutely, but it’s downright madness to then take it on a 16,000-km rally from the U.K. to Mongolia! Meet Plug In Adventures’ modified Nissan LEAF AT-EV (All Terrain Electric Vehicle).

The high season for convertibles is fast approaching, and now’s the time to start dreaming of your possible new summer ride. Need inspiration? Watch a video that follows a convoy of Fiat 124 Spider roadsters on a 235-km journey along the Road of the Impressionists in France.

Hot on the heels of the Atlas, a new 7-seat midsize SUV, and the second-generation Tiguan, which rides on a longer wheelbase and can also accommodate up to seven occupants, Volkswagen will continue its SUV offensive with a smaller model. Here’s a sneak peek of the future T-Roc.

Lastly, many readers showed interest in our review of the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe, a compact SUV that has more in common with a sports coupe than with a roomy car ready to swallow all the gear a family might be apt to lug around on a daily basis. 

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe | Photo: V.Aubé
Khatir Soltani
Khatir Soltani
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As a car enthusiast, he tests and compares vehicles from different categories through the eyes of the consumer, ensuring relevant and objective reviews.
  • Over 6 years experience as a car reviewer
  • Over 50 test drives in the last year
  • Involved in discussions with virtually every auto manufacturer in Canada