Europe has enjoyed Mitsubishi's Outlander PHEV for 5 years but the wait for the best selling PHEV SUV in the world is over. It's been out since 2014 in the Asian and European markets but it's finally available in North America! While many want to go the cleaner option they still want the practical utility vehicle which most EV vehicles are on the smaller and less family friendly side.
Hyundai is a bit late to the compact SUV market but they've definitely done their homework and studied what's worked and hasn't for the other brands. The interior feels nice for a sub compact SUV in this class and the 1.6L Turbo engine beats out the 0-100 times in it's competition.
Nissan's 2018 370z Nismo isn't the freshest option on the sport car market with a body that hasn't changed in a decade but it's still a good looking design. It has a nostalgic old school interior, muscular look, sporty drive feel, and satisfying short shifter. The end result is a fun driving machine.
Infiniti's QX80 which has been refreshed. It is their largest vehicle and a luxury take on a family hauler. In 2018 the QX80 receives a new infotainment system, an all new front end, some slight interior tweaks and rear exterior tweaks.
Nissan's Frontier in North America is a bit of an anomaly in its line up. It is kind of a dinosaur in the automotive industry as it is the oldest new truck you can get making it one of the best priced pick up trucks in the market.
Ford's Escape is one of their best seller and was heavily refreshed. It has a clean simple flowing exterior without looking like it's trying to hard. With its EcoBoost 2L engine it's basically the king in terms of power in the cross over segment. Let's see how this utility vehicle is as an every day commuter!
New for 2018, the exciting G80 Sport is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.3 litre V6 engine producing 365 horsepower and 376 lb-ft of torque. With peak torque available at just 1,300 rpm, G80 Sport offers explosive mid-range response paired with smooth, linear power delivery.
Hyundai’s Ioniq slays the long standing Prius which has dominated the market for years. It comes in three versions, hybrid, ev, and phev. In the PHEV, you can switch between pure electric mode which generates zero emissions or hybrid mode. In hybrid mode, the gasoline engine works in tandem with the electric motor to maximise fuel economy.
Hyundai's Accent is their most inexpensive model in North America now in it's 5th generation. Hyundai’s Accent design has matured and is well equipped with many features. It doesn't look horrible, and feels solid.
Acura's 2018 TLX gets an aggressive styling update to the grill and more standard features in all trims. A-spec is a looks better and handles better package. The suspension and steering is different from the other trims! The "Super Handling" system is pretty interesting as it can send more power to the rear wheels without any wheel slip.
The Healthy Chef Competition is a Vancouver chef competition that has been going on for its 19th year. 10 restaurants and/or culinary schools are invited by BCCA to create an appealing and delicious dish and dessert with the focus of using as many fruits and vegetable as they can. For guest they get a secret envelop of their entree and dessert.
The Accord is familiar car to most people. It is the iconic car that many families owned when I was growing up. 40 years after it's been introduced the Accord still goes strong. It was named Canada's 2018 Car of the Year, 2018 Best Large Car and 2018 North American Car of the Year.
Honda's Civic was the cool car to have growing up. Specifically the Si and Type R models. In 2017 Honda has 5 versions of the Civic. The Sedan, Coupe, Hatchback, Si and Type R. The Si comes in a sedan or coupe. For this week we have the Sedan version of the SI. The SI stands for sport injected!
The small and mighty Honda Fit was a huge success when it was first launched. In 2018 the Fit has been refreshed with more technology, and safety features. The Sport is an all new trim level for the model as well!
Every year the Science World is transformed into Vancouver’s largest cocktail laboratory. At Science of Cocktails, the city’s most talented bartenders and chefs will showcase the chemistry, biology and physics behind preparing modern cocktails and cuisine.
The 2017 Genesis G90 is a big, and comfortable car equipped with a beast of an engine. Hyundai being the parent company, you wouldn't expect it to make a nice luxury car but I was surprised by the design language of the cabin. I think overall the car has a classic look that will stand the test of time. It's top of the line trim is cheaper than the base model of it's competition making it a great deal.
Chewing for Charity is a series about combining food and community good. Select restaurants craft unique and appealing dishes that attract the modern tech-savy diner and have portions of each dish sold be donated to a charitable cause.