Heeps, Graham


TractionLife, Autocar, Automotive Testing Technology International, Tire Technology International, AutoJournal, FleetDigest, Engine Technology International, SMMT Transport News Brief, Turnology.com, autocar.co.uk, CarCare Business



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. 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?

  2. Yokohama in UHP tire market comeback | Tire Technology International

    Graham Heeps

    Yokohama Tire finds the right mix as it attempts to recapture market share Back in the early 2000s, Yokohama Tire had a 10% share of the North American UHP tire market with its Advan brand. At the time, its major competitors were Tier 1s like Michelin, Bridgestone and Continental, but since then, the likes ofRead More

  3. 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country T5 AWD Review | TractionLife.com

    Graham Heeps

    The Volvo V60 Cross Country does a great job of reminding us why station wagons were once so popular (and can do pretty much everything that an SUV can).

  4. 7 Outdoor Products from 2019 SEMA Overland Experience You Need Now

    Graham Heeps

    If you missed it, here's some the best adventure gear for overlanders & off-roaders, on display at SEMA Show 2019. Including, of course, rooftop tents.

  5. 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Review | TractionLife.com

    Graham Heeps

    Built on a new platform, we review the 2019 VW Jetta in the Execline trim. With good value for the money and a long US warranty, the new Jetta sports Euro-style driving dynamics with the performance & economy of 1.4-turbo gas engine. The Jetta redesign looks nice, but how does the compact sedan perform?

  6. 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Review | Touring Model Tested

    Graham Heeps

    We review the new Honda hybrid in its Accord-sized form. The 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid comes in two trims; we review the top Clarity Touring adding US$3,200 or C$4,000 to the price with a nominal 76km of electric-only range from a 181-horsepower electric motor and 17kWh lithium-ion battery.

  7. 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti Review: The Mid-Range Model

    Graham Heeps

    We put a US$43,995 Stelvio Ti - the mid-range offering - to the test on the unforgiving streets of winter. The new Alfa Romeo SUV sales have climbed quickly since its launch last September. So we spent some time with this 280-hp, AWD model to learn a bit more about Italy's new luxury sport utility.

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