Beintema, Rob

Outlets:

Metroland Newspapers, Hamilton Spectator, Metroland Digital

Connect:

http://Wheels.ca

Recent Articles:

  1. REVIEW: 2022 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 4WD – WHEELS.ca

    Rob Beintema

    Well, actually, it really only missed the 2021 model year. But it doesn’t take long to pick up on a “return to rugged roots” theme for the all-new-for-’22 Pathfinder. The styling includes throwback cues that pay homage to the ancestral two-door Hardbody pickup truck conversion version that debuted 35 years ago.

  2. REVIEW: 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD – WHEELS.ca

    Rob Beintema

    Compact and mid-size models offered trucker-wannabe style, econo affordability with a smallish cargo box to boot. Popular, full-size half-ton 1500 models added more utility, more box room, infinite trim choices and enough hauling hubris to tow trailers and toys, haul a half cord of firewood home, drag junk to the dump or just soldier on in daily commuting.

  3. REVIEW: 2021 Toyota C-HR Nightshade Edition – WHEELS.ca

    Rob Beintema

    Actually, the C-HR (Coupe-High Rider) probably doesn’t need any help in daring to be different. Toyota designers went all-in blending the best traits of sport coupe, hatchback, and sub-compact crossover stylings. Slim LED headlights slash rearwards and the curvy character lines and stealth fighter-like edged angles flow along a fast-back profile. The Coke-bottle middle flares out to sculpted “wide-body” rear quarter panels. And “hidden type” high-mounted rear door handles and unique “C” pillars

  4. Review: 2021 Lexus RX 350 AWD Black Line Edition – WHEELS.ca

    Rob Beintema

    The Lexus RX lineup boasts 16 model and trim choices, starting with RX 350 gas-powered models and RX450h hybrid versions, in regular two-row or extended three-row L layouts, with all models in Canada harnessing all-wheel drive (AWD). Those choices can be bolstered with Executive, Luxury or racier F SPORT configurations.

  5. Review: 2021 Cadillac CT4 Premium Luxury AWD – WHEELS.ca

    Rob Beintema

    A car that blends traditional Cadillac cues and crests with up to date techs, amenities and enough performance mojo to satisfy any sport sedan fan.

  6. First Look: 2022 Kawasaki KLR650 – WHEELS.ca

    Rob Beintema

    The KLR650 adventure motorcycle has been resurrected, still boasting minimalistic style and bargain basement pricing but revised with freshened form and function

  7. Drive Thru: Is enough being done to combat noise pollution from loud vehicles? – WHEELS.ca

    Rob Beintema

    Toronto introduced a noise by-law in 2019 targeting Noise pollution, its a problem that can cause stress, annoyance, sleep disturbance, hearing loss.

  8. Review: 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer AWD RS – WHEELS.ca

    Rob Beintema

    Review 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer AWD RS: Yup, plenty of choices in a busy small crossover sport utility segment, and now one more choice worth considering.

  9. First Look: 2021 Honda Gold Wing – WHEELS.ca

    Rob Beintema

    2021 Honda Gold Wing has been tweaked for with improved passenger comforts, increased luggage capacity and platform-wide updates.

  10. Review: 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport S 80th Anniversary      – WHEELS.ca

    Rob Beintema

    Review 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport S 80th Anniversary: Capable and civilized all-purpose, all-weather, all road conditions family hauler

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