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. 2021 Maserati Ghibli Trofeo Review

    Jodi Lai

    Doomed by its own reputation for being fabulous, Maserati has perhaps gotten too comfortable, and seems to have trouble living up to the hype and keeping up with the Joneses (or rather, Rossis). After some major updates, I was hopeful that the 2021 Maserati Ghibli Trofeo would be a stunning showcase of performance and craftsmanship, but it left me thinking that the brand could have pushed itself further.

  2. 2022 BMW Alpina B8 Review

    Jodi Lai

    In a time where certain cars, clothing, and lifestyles appeal to the masses because of their flash factor and worthiness to be posted on Instagram, the 2022 BMW Alpina B8 is a refreshing take on luxury and performance. The B8 isn’t too anything – except perhaps too dignified. This is a vehicle that will never beg for attention and praise (but gets it anyways from those in the know). It’s simply too dignified for that.

  3. 2022 Polestar 2 Single Motor First Drive Review

    Jodi Lai

    It’s no secret that EVs often cost more than their gas-powered counterparts, so models like the 2022 Polestar 2 Single Motor will play an important role in enticing drivers to make the switch.

  4. Porsche Taycan Offers Unique and Challenging Canvas for Canadian Artist

    Jodi Lai

    The art world and the automotive world exist in two seemingly separate universes, but when they collide, magic happens. When a beautifully designed car is also the canvas, however, it moves in more ways. Like Porsche, Meaghan Claire Kehoe, a Canadian artist based in the Toronto suburb of Oshawa, is in the business of moving people.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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.

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