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Mazda patents engine with twin turbos and electric supercharger +

September 01 2017, Clayton Seams, Driving.ca - Sprint Marketing

Mazda patents engine with twin turbos and electric supercharger

Mazda has filed a U.S. patent showing a four-cylinder engine with two exhaust-driven turbochargers, the surprise here having included an electric supercharger to boot. This highly boosted engine could be a way for Mazda to provide V6 (or even V8) power with I4 fuel consumption. Interestingly, the diagrams depict a rear-wheel-drive engine/transmission layout, but the only RWD car Mazda currently sells is the venerable MX-5. The former Miata is hardly the home of high-tech powertrains, so we wonder what Mazda could be cooking up. Volvo uses a... Read more

The new 2017 Mazda CX-5: The Crossover of choice for driving enthusiasts! +

July 21 2017, Marie-Andrée Boisvert

The new 2017 Mazda CX-5: The Crossover of choice for driving enthusiasts!

The all-new CX-5 balances passion with practicality, like a tightrope walker! This compact crossover has been the best-selling vehicle in its class for two years running. Its super-affordable price, complemented by its high-tech features, makes it a consumer favorite in Québec. The 2017 CX-5:... Read more
Vehicle rankings by CAA-Quebec +

July 15 2017, Richard DesRochers

Vehicle rankings by CAA-Quebec

When it comes to consumer information, it’s not only Protect Yourself magazine that cares about Quebec consumers. In fact, the CAA-Quebec site features hundreds of cars evaluated by their team of consultants. Here are the highlights found on the site. Vehicle inspection First, the CAA-Quebec team... Read more
Using your credit card for your summer getaway: ranking the best rates! +

June 30 2017, Richard DesRochers

Using your credit card for your summer getaway: ranking the best rates!

In a recent article on thegreedyrates.ca site, it seems that there was never a better time to equip yourself with a credit card that offers cash back. However, it can be difficult and confusing to navigate the multitude of loyalty, cash-back, incentive credit card offerings. This work has already... Read more
Calculating operating costs: Automated calculator on the CAA website +

June 30 2017, Richard DesRochers

Calculating operating costs: Automated calculator on the CAA website

When buying a vehicle, a budget is always recommended. A good budget will tell your salesperson what you’re actually able to pay and they’ll be better equipped to recommend the most appropriate vehicle. To help you calculate the total cost of operating a car, CAA Québec, in collaboration with the... Read more
The new holiday destination of the hour is Quebec's North Shore! +

June 23 2017, Richard DesRochers

The new holiday destination of the hour is Quebec's North Shore!

For many of us, the Côte-Nord (Quebec North Shore) is really unknown. However, for those who love the outdoors, large spaces and breathtaking scenery, the Côte-Nord has become a must-see destination. A thriving tourist Haven The Côte-Nord is vast geographical area. For those who insist "I want to... Read more
Take a trip equipped with the hottest apps on the market! +

June 23 2017, Marie-Andrée Boisvert

Take a trip equipped with the hottest apps on the market!

Finally, it’s summertime. This beautiful season is usually synonymous with holidays. It's also a good time to try new car gadgets or to experiment with new apps to enhance driving pleasure. To do this, here is a list of the latest useful apps for your smartphone. The first thing for tech lovers:... Read more
Go camping go, gadget of the hour: James Baroud tents +

June 16 2017, Marie-Andrée Boisvert

Go camping go, gadget of the hour: James Baroud tents

For outdoor enthusiasts, camping is a must. Better yet, for adventurers, camping is necessary, because there is nothing else nearby. For photographers and souvenir collectors, travel is frequent, even every day on vacation. In order to improve the experience of frequent trips, the James Baroud... Read more
2017 Mazda3: 10 more improvements to an already excellent vehicle +

May 30 2017, Marie-Andrée Boisvert

2017 Mazda3: 10 more improvements to an already excellent vehicle

Mazda is consistently ranked above its competitors by the automotive press. In this regard, the 2017 Mazda3 is no exception, as every detail counts. So, Mazda engineers continue to design leading edge technology and features into every MAZDA3 model. Here are some of the improvements recently... Read more
Impaired driving isn’t just about drinking and driving +

May 23 2017, Marie-Andrée Boisvert

Impaired driving isn’t just about drinking and driving

For several years, dozens of public awareness campaigns have been produced to reduce impaired driving. Now, all generations are well aware that driving while alcohol-impaired isn’t only dangerous, but is very severely punished. In Quebec, the Highway Safety Code and Criminal Code apply to... Read more