Talking Cars (MP3)

We discuss our favorite vehicles and trends from the floor of the 2023 NY Auto Show, including previews of the Toyota Grand Highlander, Kia EV9, Ford Mustang, Ram 1500 REV, and Chevrolet Equinox and Blazer EVs. We also share our thoughts on the future direction of the automotive landscape, with the lack of concept cars at this year's show, and the polarization between big trucks and performance vehicles in contrast with the continuing electrification of the industry.

 

 

SHOW NOTES

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00:00 - Introduction

00:15 - Polar Opposites: Big Trucks/Performance Cars vs. EVs

01:40 - RAM 1500 REV

02:50 - Dodge Challenger Demon SRT 170

04:29 - Chevrolet Camero

05:25 - Ford Mustang

07:01 - Chevrolet Blazer EV

07:24 - Kia EV9

12:38 - Hyundai Kona EV

13:26 - Chevrolet Equinox EV

15:02 - Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray

16:16 - Chevrolet TRAX

17:03 - Toyota Grand Highlander

10:51 - Lack of Concept Cars

18:45 - Personal Picks of The Show

22:40 - Japanese Domestic Market Cars

23:13 - Top Secret V12 Supra Gold

 

 

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Longer 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander Boasts Big Power

https://www.consumerreports.org/cars/suvs/2024-toyota-grand-highlander-review-a7963942236/

 

2024 Hyundai Kona Breaks Cover as an EV

https://www.consumerreports.org/cars/suvs/2024-hyundai-kona-review-a8558776955/

 

Preview: 2025 RAM 1500 REV Packs 500-Mile Range, 14,000-lb. Tow Capacity

https://www.consumerreports.org/cars/hybrids-evs/2025-ram-1500-rev-review-a2009025869/

 

The Kia EV9 Promises to Be a Family-Friendly, 3-Row Electric SUV

https://www.consumerreports.org/cars/hybrids-evs/2024-kia-ev9-review-a4079455654/

 

High Powered, High-Tech 2024 GMC Sierra EV Breaks Cover

https://www.consumerreports.org/cars/hybrids-evs/2024-gmc-sierra-ev-review-a5905542270/

 

Stunning 2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray Combines Hybrid and AWD

https://www.consumerreports.org/sports-cars/chevrolet-corvette-hybrid-electric-review-a2522443606/

 

2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV Unveiled With Up to 320-Mile Range

https://www.consumerreports.org/hybrids-evs/2024-chevrolet-blazer-ev-review-a1328332871/

 

2024 Chevrolet Trax Grows in Size, Not Price

https://www.consumerreports.org/cars/suvs/2024-chevrolet-trax-review-a4562224665/

 

2024 Ford Mustang Boosts Power and Technology, and a Dark Horse Emerges

https://www.consumerreports.org/cars/sports-cars/2024-ford-mustang-review-a1352269489/

 

New 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV Starts at $30,000

https://www.consumerreports.org/cars/hybrids-evs/2024-chevrolet-equinox-ev-review-a7430613629/

 

Guide to Car Safety

https://www.consumerreports.org/cars-guide-to-car-safety/

 

 

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