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 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

Recent Articles:

  1. Destination Defender Taught Me It’s OK to Get Stuck

    Jodi Lai

    In life and in off-roading, you learn the most when you’re spinning your wheels.

  2. 2022 Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT Review and Video

    Jodi Lai

    This record-holding super SUV sets the bar for performance SUVs sky high.

  3. 2022 Porsche Macan GTS Review

    Jodi Lai

    With its strong sports car influences, this crown of the Macan lineup is exciting to drive.

  4. 2023 Acura Integra Review and Video

    Jodi Lai

    Acura’s sport compact gets a lot right but doesn’t raise the bar.


  5. 2022 Cadillac XT6 Sport Review

    Jodi Lai

    This baby Escalade has the goods to move a family in style.


  6. 2023 Mini Cooper JCW Review

    Jodi Lai

    This zippy little hatchback is a blast to drive but oddly difficult to live with every day.

  7. 2023 BMW M850i Cabriolet Review

    Jodi Lai

    Life hits differently and feels a bit less stressful in this swift, swanky, and smooth convertible.

  8. Rivian R1S First Drive Review

    Jodi Lai

    This funky-looking three-row is full of clever features and is an EV to get very excited about.

  9. The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS is the Antidote to Numbness

    Jodi Lai

    The Cayman GT4 RS is about as raw and focused a car as they come. As a purpose-built marvel that’s engineered for the singular goal of speed, if something doesn’t help it go faster, it’s been cut.

  10. 2022 BMW i4 Review and Video

    Jodi Lai

    The 2022 BMW i4 is a polished offering that combines a fantastic EV powertrain with a familiar BMW look and feel.

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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.

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