- Helping you drive happy’s most read stories of the week (June 25-July 1, 2017)

Here are the top 5 news, car reviews, and features that caught your attention this week…

The all-new 2017 Honda Civic Type R will go on sale in Canada July 14 starting at $40,890, the company announced this week, keeping its promise to offer the car in the low $40K range. Will you be one of the first buyers?

As part of its bid to increase its presence on the SUV market, Volkswagen developed the all-new Atlas, the largest vehicle it has ever offered to North American consumers, and followed this up by pumping up the Tiguan to meet the demands of our market. Don’t miss our review of the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan!

For 2018, Subaru enthusiasts in Canada will have the opportunity to purchase limited-edition models with an even greater focus on performance, namely the Subaru WRX STI Type RA and the Subaru BRZ tS. They will go on sale early next year at a price that has yet to be announced.

The 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is an achingly attractive car that's been outfitted with the engine equivalent of a thousand mega-sugared eight-year-olds trapped in a helium-filled bouncy castle. With sultry good looks, a chassis that can do everything Fred Astaire can do only backwards and in heels, and 505 horsepower stuffed under its hood, this most-potent version of Alfa Romeo's entry-level sedan should be a dream to drive. Instead, it's a cautionary tale of what happens when you overachieve at overachieving. Find out why by clicking on the link above.

Finally, the all-new third-generation 2018 BMW X3 was unveiled this week in a world premiere, revealing an even more striking and dynamic design, powerful yet efficient engines and a high luxury quotient. It’s the Bavarian manufacturer’s response to freshly updated competitors like the Audi Q5 and Volvo XC60.

2018 BMW X3
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2018 BMW X3