Tag: Car of the Year

Elantra named Canadian Car of the Year

TORONTO (Ontario) Thursday, February 16, 2012 – In an early morning press conference at the opening of the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto, the Hyundai Elantra was declared the 2012 Canadian Car of the Year (CCOTY) by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Related posts: 2012 Canadian Car of the Year Category Winners Canadian Car of the Year… Read more →

Audi R8 Spyder

TestFest’s Crème de la Crème

Audi R8 Spyder, $204,900. BMW 550 Gran Turismo, $90,800. Jag XJ Supercharged, $107,300. Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, $207,700. Porsche 911 Turbo S, $201,470. Getting to drive all of them in one day, priceless. All together that’s $812,170 (CAD). Plus taxes, freight, delivery et al and you’re approaching a cool million were you to buy them all at retail. With a combined… Read more →

Car of the Year Category Winners

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON – Seventy of Canada’s top automotive journalists spent this week in the picturesque tourist town of Niagara-on-the-Lake; but not for the scenery or the wine tasting. Journalist members of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) were there for the express purpose of determining the ‘Best New’ cars and SUV/CUVs in 11 different vehicle categories, as part of… Read more →

2011 Canadian Car of the Year Competition

The 2011 Canadian Car of the Year competition is a few weeks away and I’m eager to get back to Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario for some hands-on road and track-testing. As a voting member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada, I get to spend a week driving a slew of Canada’s newest vehicles back-to-back to try and pick the ‘Best of’… Read more →

Canadian Car of the Year

Canada’s 2008 Car of the Year is… drum roll please… the Audi R8 Supercar. And, if you’re thinking about purchasing a new or used vehicle, good, honest information can be hard to find. Over the years, Automobile Journalists Association of Canada members have scrutinized hundreds of vehicles in search of one to call the year’s best. Now, prospective buyers can… Read more →

2007 CCOTY overall winners

Toronto (Ontario) – During an early morning press conference at the opening of the 2007 edition of the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto, the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) awardred Car of the Year honours to… The Toyota Camry Hybrid beat nine other “best new” category winners, announced November 21st, to win the top prize. This is the… Read more →

2007 Canadian Car of the Year finalists

About a month ago, Shaun, as is his annual tradition, joined his AJAC colleagues for four days of car reviewing frenzy at “TestFest.” He evaluated the Sports Performance over $50K, SUV over $65K and convertibles. Well, after weeks of anticipation, the votes have finally been tabulated, and this year’s Car of the Year category winners are… TORONTO, (Ontario) – The… Read more →