Lai, Jodi



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Jodi has been obsessed with cars since she was little and has been covering the automotive industry for more than a dozen years. She has a Bachelor of Journalism from Ryerson University, is a member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC), and a jury member for the prestigious North American Car/Truck/Utility Vehicle of the Year (NACTOY). Jodi is the Editor-in-Chief of

Recent Articles:

  1. First Look: 2022 BMW iX Poised to Shake Up EV Space

    Jodi Lai

    The electric vehicle (EV) space is getting increasingly competitive. BMW seems ready to jump back into the game with its upcoming 2022 BMW iX, the brand’s first fully electric crossover SUV. got a chance to see the new EV in person prior to its launch and there’s a lot to get excited about.

  2. 2021 Porsche Cayenne GTS Coupe Review

    Jodi Lai

    Living in the middle of the Cayenne lineup, Porsche says the GTS variant offers a mix of performance and comfort with the so-called coupe design chipping in to add some extra style. There’s no doubt the 2021 Porsche Cayenne GTS Coupe is fancy and fast, but it does make some compromises along the way.

  3. 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Review and Video

    Jodi Lai

    While traditional truck enthusiasts – not to mention the very brand that builds it – refuse to call the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz one, this vehicle can definitely be classified as a pickup truck. This pickup’s non-conformity and non-traditional approach is a fresh take on trucks, and its biggest strength.

  4. 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV Review

    Jodi Lai

    The 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV was updated for this year in an attempt to entice potential buyers with its simple operation, affordable entry price, and generous driving range.

  5. 2022 Porsche Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo First Drive Review

    Jodi Lai

    As Porsche’s follow-up to its first EV, the Taycan Cross Turismo, wagonizes the brand’s popular four-door and adds some much-appreciated practicality. If “traditional car enthusiasts” or “wealthy-but-practical people” weren’t already on board with EVs, two surefire ways to suck them in would be to build a wagon and slap a Porsche badge on it. The next would be to make it fast enough to make Superman recoil and then, bingo! Now it’s an object of desire and a status symbol that has uses beyond jus

  6. The Minivan is the Family Road Trip Champion

    Jodi Lai

    The 2022 Kia Carnival (previously called the Sedona) has been completely reworked, making a vehicle that was already family-friendly even more so.

  7. 2022 Genesis GV70 Review

    Jodi Lai

    The 2022 Genesis GV70 is an all-new model that’s expected to double this brand’s sales, so there’s no downplaying its significance and how good it needs to be.

  8. The Rear-Wheel Drive Porsche Taycan Could Be an Excellent Second Car

    Jodi Lai

    The added confidence of having four driven wheels during our sloppy winters is worth its weight in crypto. But for those fortunate enough to be able to afford a second car in the ultra-luxury category, the Porsche Taycan is a candidate to rank high on that list, and the rear-wheel-drive (RWD) version makes the electric four-door even more compelling.

  9. 2021 Mitsubishi Mirage Review

    Jodi Lai

    Definitively cheap and cheerful


  10. 2021 Porsche Macan GTS Review

    Jodi Lai

    911 with a fancy fanny pack


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