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Episode #048 – LA Auto Show, Driverless in San Francisco, What Is A Station Wagon

After a hiatus while Sam finished off a flurry of travel, the team is back for episode 48. Sam drives the 2017 Mazda CX-5 while Dan gets the Hyundai Ioniq and Mitsubishi Outlander (is it just me or does it seem like Mitsubishi has sent its entire press fleet to New England for Dan to drive?). While in Napa to drive the new Nissan Leaf, Sam talked with Jalopnik’s Jason Torchinsky about what defines a station wagon and picks up the conversation with Dan. Lincolns have names again, VW is building EVs, Sam rides in automated Chevrolet Bolt and Infiniti launches its variable compression engine.

Links

Lincoln goes back to names

Deep dive into the automated Chevrolet Bolt

Ford goes bespoke for AVs and moves EVs to Mexico

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Episode #30 – Crashing and Electrifying

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Wheel Bearings 30

As we head into the second half of 2017, Dan and Sam have a bunch of stuff to discuss including spending time with the Chevrolet Bolt and the air conditioning capacity of the Mazda CX-9. In the news topics, Tesla responds badly to IIHS crash test results, Volvo adds electrons to its full lineup and sales of the Kia Niro and Hyundai Ioniq reflect the changing character of the automotive market as a whole.

http://hespenrally.com/

Finally, if you are in the Detroit area on August 6, 2017, please come join the Hespen Rally to honor the memory of Patrick Hespen and help raise funds for research into a cure for cholangiocarcinoma , the rare cancer that took Patrick’s life way too soon. There were will be lots of cool cars and Patrick’s friends, family and colleagues. Register at http://hespenrally.com/

Links

Tesla Takes on the IIHS

Volvo Electrifies and the media misreports it

Kia Niro outsells Hyundai Ioniq

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Episode #20 – Stump Pulling Trucks, Sport Sedans, Hatchbacks and Crossover Wagons

Wheel Bearings Episode 20

Wheel Bearings Episode 20

In episode 20, Dan ponders what to tow with the massive 910 lb-ft of torque available from the redesigned 6.6-liter Duramax diesel in the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado HD 2500 while Sam swaps the BMW 530i for a 330i. Buick has shifted gears with the new 2018 Regal, ditching the trunk in favor of a five-door hatchback or wagon/crossover and Hyundai Motor Group has launched two distinctly different vehicles off its first dedicated electrified vehicle platform. Sam got to drive the electric and hybrid variants of the Hyundai Ioniq while Dan got to at least see the Kia Niro.

Links

2018 Buick Regal Sportback and TourX Fill White Spaces in GM’s Lineup

Kia Reveals Its First Dedicated Hybrid, The Niro Crossover Plus New Optima Hybrids

2017 Hyundai Ioniq, Company’s First Dedicated Electrified Vehicle Platform Arrives In December

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