Summer driving instantly sprang to my mind when I first saw the 2020 X1 xDrive28i. December doesn’t make me think of summer normally, but the X1 has the sporty style of a car you want drive to the beach–or on the beach–and maybe a weekend getaway in the woods.
Like a lot of people, I knew a little about electric vehicles, but until I drove the 2019 Hyundai Kona EV, I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect. How fast can an EV go and how far can you drive? Does the car handle differently? And what comes in a standard model?
What a perfect day for a drive. Ford invited me and my brother-in-law, Matthew, down to Toronto Motorsports Park on Wednesday to help celebrate Father’s Day, and as part of the fun they arranged track time for us behind the wheel of the 2017 Ford Mustang GT Premium Fastback and the Ford Focus RS.
Autonomous vehicle technology is on the way in the next decade, and it’s positioned to change the world in ways that we’re not even sure of yet. At the recent Further With Ford conference at Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, the company offered a glimpse into their strategy for the future, going so far as to point out that they are now “an auto and a mobility company”.
Driving is one of my very happy passions, but the funny thing is that I don’t actually own a car. For the last decade, I get my road trip fixes thanks to car rentals, and any time I need to get on four wheels, I’ve turned to one of the (now vanishing, it seems) rental locations in Toronto.