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Video review: the new Volvo XC40 is a success

The new Volvo XC40 is my favorite of the new models coming from this reinvented Swedish brand owned by Geely, the Chinese manufacturing giant.

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Ford’s $50-billion pickup, diesel and all

Ford’s F-Series pickup is the $50 billion (US) rig. That’s billion not million. So, the pickup as high-profit luxury ride. The F-Series generated about $50 billion in sales last year. That is based on the U.S. average selling price of $45,700 and calculated by The Detroit Free Press. That $45,700 converts to some $60,600 Canadian …

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Video review: roughing it in the Rolls-Royce Cullinan

A Rolls-Royce Cullinan has a base sticker of $400,000, but most buyers go for a customized version that can might costs hundreds of thousands more. Worth it? Find out.

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Video review: the smart fortwo electric drive or ED

The little two-seater electric car from smart is amusing and even cute, but in the end, I was disappointed for a number of reasons.

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Detroit’s car companies are in the early stages of a great crisis

Exactly a decade ago, Detroit’s automakers were in crisis as the broader world economy descended into chaos. There’s another crisis unfolding in Detroit now, but it’s not so obvious, even if it is just as real. And while the world’s economy is not yet out of control, there are alarm bells ringing from Beijing to …

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