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Gabriel Gélinas

An automobile writer since 1991, Gabriel Gélinas found journalism by way of auto racing. He was a driver before becoming the head instructor at the Jim Russell driving school at the Mont Tremblant Circuit. There, he developed several advanced driving programs for various automobile manufacturers.

As a journalist, Gabriel is passionate about sports cars and all the latest technologies coming out of the automotive industry. In addition to contributing to the print and electronic versions of Le Guide de l’auto and The Car Guide, he is also a columnist for The National Post and driving.ca. In addition, Gabriel acts as the automotive expert on TVA’s Salut Bonjour! television program and regularly contributes to news reports for TVA, LCN, Argent and CTV.

Tests and Features

All articles by Gabriel Gélinas
  1. Test Drives 2020 Subaru Outback Outdoor XT: A Brilliant Alternative to SUVs

    The Subaru Outback is one of the company’s most important and popular products with over 1.8 million units sold in North America since the original came out in 1995. For 2020, we have a brand new, sixth-generation Outback built on the Subaru Global Platform, which also underpins the latest Impreza … Full story

  2. Test Drives 2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid: The Best RAV4 You Can Buy

    The Toyota RAV4 is the Japanese brand’s best-selling product in Canada, way ahead of the Corolla. There are multiple variants and trims to choose from including the RAV4 Hybrid, which benefits from Toyota’s leading expertise. Completely redesigned a year ago, the RAV4 stands out with a prominent new grille, highly … Full story

  3. Test Drives 2020 BMW X1 xDrive28i: Looking Good with Racier Styling

    The BMW X1 is the German brand’s best-selling SUV globally. In Canada, where utility vehicles are on the rise, it ranks third behind the larger X3 and X5 , in that order. Sharing its platform with the MINI Clubman and … Full story

  4. Test Drives 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 4MATIC: The Baby CLS

    The second-generation CLA joins the brand new A-Class to give Mercedes-Benz a pair of fresh products in the all-important small-car segment. Last year, one out of four vehicles sold by the German automaker around the globe was a compact car. As you can easily imagine, only SUVs were more popular. Full story

  5. First Drives 2022 Volkswagen Golf: Our Exclusive First-Drive Review

    Porto, Portugal— The eighth-generation (Mk8) Volkswagen Golf is currently hitting the European market. Alas, Canadian customers will have to wait until 2021 to buy one. The Car Guide recently flew to Portugal for an exclusive, way-early first look at this brand new Golf. Previous generations took a sweet time to … Full story