Heeps, Graham


TractionLife, Autocar, Automotive Testing Technology International, Tire Technology International, AutoJournal, FleetDigest, Engine Technology International, autocar.co.uk, CarCare Business, AMA Insider



Experienced, knowledgeable and reliable freelance writer and editor. I am based in Calgary, AB, working on automotive, technical, motorsport and business assignments for clients in Europe and North America. I previously spent 11 years as a writer and editor for international magazines published in the UK. Fluent German speaker.


Recent Articles:

  1. Tech deep dive: BMW Big Boxer | Engine + Powertrain Technology International

    Graham Heeps

    There’s no turbocharger, high-pressure direct-injection, Bi-VANOS valvetrain or even water cooling. Technically speaking, BMW Motorrad’s all-new boxer two-cylinder has little in common with current BMW passenger car ICEs. But the comparatively simple, air-cooled boxer engine for the new R 18 cruiser motorcycle has had just as much engineering passion lavished upon it as any ofRead More

  2. 2021 Lexus RX 350 F Sport Black Line Edition Review | TractionLife

    Graham Heeps

    Do the 2021 Lexus RX 350 F Sport Black Line's looks match performance? Our full review: interior, performance, pros & cons, and photos.

  3. 2021 Toyota Venza Limited Review | TractionLife

    Graham Heeps

    Part-Lexus, part-RAV4, does Toyota’s new Venza SUV have the substance to go with its style? Full review: interior, hybrid performance & more.

  4. Heroic custom cars from SEMA360 2020 | Autocar

    Graham Heeps

    It may have gone virtual this year, but the SEMA show once more featured some truly brilliant custom cars

  5. First Look: 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Compact Electric SUV | TractionLife

    Graham Heeps

    Here's closer look at the new 2021 VW ID.4, including US & Canada release dates, MSRP pricing, key features, EV charging, pictures and more.

  6. Current Thinking - Autosphere

    Graham Heeps

    As EVs start to reach workshops in larger numbers, how will their braking impact demand for pads, calipers and rotors? As sales of both battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) are expected to increase, the impact of these vehicles will be increasingly felt in repair shops across Canada. Brake servicing and replacement is...

  7. 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Review | TractionLife.com

    Graham Heeps

    Full review of the all-new, fourth-generation 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited, costing little more than the gas version.

  8. VW Atlas Cross Sport Interior Review | TractionLIfe.com

    Graham Heeps

    Here's a closer look & review of the new VW Atlas Cross Sport interior. Including passenger space & trim, dashboard & infotainment, cargo capacity & more.

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  10. 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road Review | TractionLife.com

    Graham Heeps

    We put the 2020 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 Double Cab TRD Off RD Premium to the test. Updates keep market-leading midsize truck fresh, but can Tacoma still compete?

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