What's it like driving the 2019 Audi Q8 across the driest desert on the planet? Benjamin has the scoop after piloting the Q8 through Chile's Atacama, which NASA uses as a stand-in for the surface of Mars. Closer to home, Sami is impressed by how well Subaru has nailed its second attempt at a seven-seat crossover with the 2019 Subaru Ascent, which he drove along the Cape Breton coast. Finally, Benjamin drives one of this heroes - the bonkers Renault Clio V6 - and Sami is sad about the recent reveal of the Chevrolet Blazer.
- First Drive: 2019 Audi Q8 passes luxury SUV coupe test in Chilean desert — Following the leader is a time-honored trend in the automotive business, and one that often leads to a profitable payoff at the end of the line. Still, for luxury brands whose entire identity is wrapped up in being able to offer something the other guy doesn't, trend-surfing - no matter how much market share is at stake - can be a delicate enterprise.
- First Drive: 2019 Audi Q8 (Canadian market) — For those expecting the Q8 to be merely the Q7-plus-one, the all-new SUV “coupe” has several surprises in store. Not the least of these is the decision to truncate the 8 in favour of introducing more muscular proportions as compared to its full-size platform-mate.
- 2019 Subaru Ascent Review — The all-new Subaru Ascent is finally here and the brand thinks it has really cracked the code when it comes to three-row goodness.