Lai, Jodi




Jodi has been obsessed with cars since she was little and has been covering the automotive industry for more than 15 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 and is the recipient of the 2022 AJAC Journalist of the Year Award.

Recent Articles:

  1. 2023 Lexus RX 350h Review and Video

    Jodi Lai

    This popular luxury SUV is squarely focused on comfort, practicality, and efficiency.

  2. 2024 BMW X5 xDrive50e Review

    Jodi Lai

    This plug-in hybrid SUV is smooth, powerful, luxurious, and efficient.

  3. The Audi R8 GT Exists for the Kids

    Jodi Lai

    For kids and kids at heart, this supercar is food for the soul.


  4. 2023 Toyota Sequoia Review

    Jodi Lai

    A truck-based SUV that’s built for towing and hauling.


  5. 2024 Kia EV9 First Drive Review and Video

    Jodi Lai

    This well executed all-electric SUV is poised to be a game-changer.


  6. 2024 Mini Cooper S Convertible Review

    Jodi Lai

    A fun convertible that’s a delight to drive but not the easiest to live with every day.

  7. 2023 Dodge Challenger Shakedown Review and Video

    Jodi Lai

    It’s the last call for this old-school, ridiculous, and entertaining muscle car.

  8. 2024 BMW X6 M60i Review and Video

    Jodi Lai

    This smooth and refined SUV expertly balances performance and luxury.


  9. 2025 Volvo EX30 First Drive Review and Video

    Jodi Lai

    Volvo is thinking big with its smallest-ever SUV.


  10. The 2024 Porsche 911 Dakar Is the Best Kind of Revenge

    Jodi Lai

    Porsche is celebrating its 75th anniversary by proving everyone wrong. Again.

About our members

The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) is an association of professional journalists, writers and photographers whose focus is the automobile and the automotive industry. The majority of our journalists test-drive, and report on, new vehicles on an on-going basis in various media across the country.

We offer our expertise to consumers in a variety of ways so that they may benefit from our journalists' professional experience.

If you have a question about automobiles, we encourage you to read our journalists' articles in newspapers and magazines, listen to their radio programs or watch their television shows all across Canada.

Become a member