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Iain Shankland, www.Road-Test.org

2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 – Road Test

We’ve seen pictures of the IONIC5 for a while now, but I’ve never actually seen one in the flesh, on the road. It’s a very rare beast and as of right now there’s a 1 year wait until people are going to be getting them…people want them, but dealerships can’t get them – it’s the typical story of 2022 from all manufacturers. Oh well, we’ve got one and we’ve got an entire week behind the wheel.

Iain Shankland, www.Road-Test.org

2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT AWD – Road Test

Last year we had a Mach-E Select and we liked it – it had lots of oomph, could corner like it was on rails and was a blast to drive. This time round we get the all-singing-all-dancing GT version. Don’t even get me started along the lines of this ain’t a Mustang – clearly you’ve never driven a Mach-E if those words even come out of your mouth…and I’d have to wonder if you’ve ever driven a Mustang at all. We know the Select was good, but is the GT better? Let’s find out…

Iain Shankland, www.Road-Test.org

Canada To Get A ‘Second Carbon Tax’ On July 1, 2023

Clean Fuel Regulations (CFR) Will Cost Every Working Canadian An Extra $1,277 Per Year! The federal government are set to bring in new Clean Fuel Regulations (CFR) on Canada Day (July 1) next year that are supposed to “reduce carbon emissions” – but in fact do the exact opposite according to a published report by LFX Associates of Toronto. According to the research commissioned by the advocacy group Canadians for Affordable Energy, the tax-grab will cost the average employed Canadian more than $1,277 a year – about $25 a week or $50 per week for a two-income family.

Iain Shankland, www.Road-Test.org

2022 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum – Road Test

Nissan (and Infiniti) went through a period in the mid-2000’s where a huge chunk of their vehicles were… to say it nicely – ugly. Thankfully they’ve turned the corner and the entire line-up is fantastic looking, gorgeous even. The new for 2022 Pathfinder is not only a looker, but Nissan videos show that it’s also a capable towing and off-roading vehicle. To our eyes the Pathfinder has always been a great-looking SUV – even when the original one came out in 1986. It’s changed considerably since then – as have more peoples’ needs and viewpoint on SUV’s. We spend a week with the 5th generation of this iconic SUV – let’s see how it fairs in 2022…

Iain Shankland, www.Road-Test.org

2022 Ford Escape Titanium PHEV – Road Test

Last year we drove the fabulous Escape Hybrid and loved it. Ford have since added the PHEV version to their ever expanding electric lineup and we couldn’t wait to get our hands on it. Oddly enough, it’s the same colour as last year’s hybrid – Antimatter Blue. What’s the difference between them? Well, the PHEV has a larger battery that you can plug in and charge. Depending on the distance you drive, potentially you’ll only visit the gas station once or twice per year.

Iain Shankland, www.Road-Test.org  

2022 Volvo V90 Cross Country B6 AWD – Road Test

It’s been a while since we got some seat time behind the wheel of a Volvo… 10 year in fact!!! Wow – time flies. So what’s changed in the world of Volvo since the last time? Plenty has changed over the years, but one thing that hasn’t changed is the Volvo of today is still as awesome as the Volvo of the past. This week’s test is a huge departure from the typical SUV infested roads of Canada – it’s a station wagon!!! It doesn’t have some newfangled label that the media people come up with – it’s a plain old station wagon – and damned if it isn’t still better than an SUV!

Ford Maverick Hybrid, Iain Shankland, www.Road-Test.org 

2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid – Mini Road-Test

This week get some very limited seat time behind the wheel of the Maverick hybrid pickup truck – probably the hottest vehicle Ford have produced in decades. People have ordered their Maverick back in July 2021 and still haven’t received them yet – almost a year later. Due to the shortage of any available, we had to grab a quick test – courtesy of our local Ford dealership, (Grimsby Ford), so a big thanks to them. The order books closed for 2022 Maverick’s in February, so it looks like most people are going to be getting 2023’s…when they eventually arrive.

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Road Test Special: The 2022 Gumball 3000 Rally

We’re doing something unique this week… We’re going to be embedded with a 2-car team that are doing the 2022 Gumball3000 that starts in Toronto. They’re coming in from Germany and we’re picking them up at the airport, getting the car + truck ready and prepped for the rally (it’s NOT a race). We’ll see the car and truck at the same time they see them for the first time…