Entries by Tony Whitney

TEST DRIVE: 2016 LEXUS IS 350 F SPORT AWD

Lexus’ answer to demand for a performance-oriented compact sports sedan is the IS 350 F Sport, which is around the same size as an Audi A4, Mercedes C-Class or BMW 3 Series. Fast cars in this class have always been favourites for me, especially if they offer something extra in performance and cosmetics and this Lexus delivers on that score.

REVIEW: 2017 ACURA NSX

There’s a very special Acura sports car coming to the dealerships fairly soon – a new NSX, which stylishly fills a gap in the automaker’s range which has been evident since the earlier model was phased out some years ago.

TEST DRIVE: 2016 NISSAN VERSA NOTE HATCHBACK

The Versa Note is Nissan’s entry in the hotly contested and now well-populated subcompact hatchback market. Products like this are very appealing to a very wide range of buyers from young people perhaps buying their first new car to retirees who are downsizing from a larger sedan but still want something attractive and practical.

REVIEW: 2016 MCLAREN 675LT SPIDER

If there’s anything more thrilling than a top-end McLaren coupe it has to be a McLaren with convertible bodywork. It’s always exciting drive somewhere interesting on a fine day in any open car, it could be argued, but a McLaren 675LT Spider is a lot more than just another wind-in-the-hair experience.

TEST DRIVE: 2016 HONDA FIT EX-L

The Honda Fit is a subcompact hatchback and on a worldwide basis, one of Honda’s best-selling vehicles. It’s been around now since 2001, but it was 2006 before the car made its North American debut. It’s built in eight countries and so far, Honda has built an impressive 5-million of them. In some countries, it’s called the Honda Jazz, if ever you want to rent one while on vacation.

REVIEW: 2016 FORD FLEX CROSSOVER

The Ford Flex has always been something of a standout in the full size crossover field. For starters, it doesn’t look like anything else out there. It’s low and sleek and its stance on the road makes it appear a foot lower than most other large crossovers.