Neil Moore

Auto Features Writer

Neil Moore is a seasoned automotive journalist who is hesitant to reveal just how many ‘seasons.’ His passion for all things automotive has been published in many newspapers, magazines and websites – a mix of articles that inform, entertain and occasionally stir the pot. Neil is also a member of AJAC (Automobile Journalists Association of Canada).
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Urban hauler shines in the ‘wilds’ of Algonquin Park

Urban hauler shines in the ‘wilds’ of Algonquin Park

Last week’s family vacay to Killarney Lodge in Algonquin Park was the perfect test for Volvo’s new XC40 compact SUV. Not because we were venturing deep into this 125-year-old protected wilderness – and needed bushwacking prowess. Heck, soft roaders such as these are not meant to take [...]

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More power, less fuel with plug-in Volvo flagship

More power, less fuel with plug-in Volvo flagship

It has been a couple of years since I first drove Volvo’s S90 flagship. And although not much has changed since the launch, there have been some review-worthy upgrades under the skin. This full-size sedan benefits from a coupe silhouette – long bonnet, short rear deck, steeply-raked and [...]

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Movin’ On drives big ideas on sustainability

Movin’ On drives big ideas on sustainability

Feature photo credit: Jimmy Hamelin From the folks who bring you tires, along with the longstanding Michelin Guide to fine restaurants and hotels, last week’s Movin’ On summit was an initiative that may at first seem counterintuitive. It was all about sustainable mobility. A possible [...]

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HR-V a strong contender in red-hot small CUV segment

HR-V a strong contender in red-hot small CUV segment

It’s no wonder that small SUVs and crossovers are such big business these days. Their larger siblings, which once crammed so many suburban driveways, were more vehicle than most of us truly needed. For a while, it seemed the idea that “less is more” was lost on our automakers. Even [...]

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Auto shows give us all a chance to dream big

Auto shows give us all a chance to dream big

Photos by Neil Moore / Feature image Pixabay These days we’re all swamped with information, which is why so many emails, articles, and other useful bits of information often get ignored. And why “Top Ten” lists are so popular. We appreciate that someone has spent hours doing [...]

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Year in review: my top-five rides for 2017

Year in review: my top-five rides for 2017

Photos by Neil Moore Who doesn’t like “Top Five” lists? And who doesn’t expect a few this time of year? At OLM we don’t employ that annoying clickbait technique, luring you in with a piece of eye candy – and compelling you to plow through 78 slides to find [...]

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Hyundai continues to refine entry-level Accent

Hyundai continues to refine entry-level Accent

Photos by Neil Moore / Feature photo: Less curvy than its predecessor, the all-new 2018 Accent is now more refined, and with features you wouldn’t expect in its segment. Looking back 24 years and five generations, there’s no doubt Hyundai’s smallest ride has gained gravitas. [...]

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Murano woos buyers with cutting-edge style and tech

Murano woos buyers with cutting-edge style and tech

Photos by Neil More / Feature image: The current, third-generation Murano wears a futuristic design, with deeply-sculpted sides, “floating roof” and signature V-Motion grille. Boxy and boring it ain’t. The Nissan Murano, arguably one of the pioneers in this segment, has always [...]

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G80 joins starting lineup for standalone Genesis brand

G80 joins starting lineup for standalone Genesis brand

Photos by Neil Moore / Feature image: One of two vehicles to launch Genesis as a standalone brand, the G80 is a mid-size luxury sedan with no shortage of agility, and get-up-and-go. Tolstoy once said, ‘The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.’ Unlike Toyota, Hyundai held [...]

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Can Elantra GT take on the best from Europe?

Can Elantra GT take on the best from Europe?

Photos by Neil Moore / Feature image: Dropping its former ‘Fluidic Sculpture’ styling in favour of a more European look, the all-new 2018 Elantra GT enjoys a boost in power with an available 201-hp turbocharged four cylinder engine. Hatchbacks and hot-hatches continue to gain traction [...]

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