Late last month Hyundai revealed the U.S. specs on the 2022 IONIQ 5 that will be available this fall, with a larger rollout coming in 2022. While closely related to the Kia EV6, they are very different crossover EV’s.
Kia officially unveiled their EV6 crossover in March, but no prices were announced at that time. It is scheduled to go on sale in the second half of 2021 – probably in the fall. Now we have the prices coming out of South Korea, with estimates converted to $U.S.
Love or hate minivans, you have to admit they are the most underrated vehicle on the road today. They are far more adaptable and useful than every CUV/SUV, and looking at the interior numbers of the 2020 Ford Transit Connect Passenger Wagon – it’s got more cargo and passenger room than the much larger Ford Explorer!
Tired of computer algorithms controlling your social feeds, have a case of automotive FOMO (fear of missing out)? Welcome to the latest segment at Road Test where we bring you top automotive stories from around the web. If you’re following us on social, thank you, we hope our posts are actually reaching you. If you find you’re still missing out, be sure to sign up for email notifications on Road-Test.org so you won’t miss a beat. For The Week Of March 19, 2021…
We’ve had an interesting week… first we got to spend some behind the wheel of the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y, and then 2 days later we had the opportunity to take the Ford Mustang Mach-E – Ford’s first-ever 100% electric vehicle, and the All-New Bronco Sport Big Bend out for a spin. With COVID continuing to put a stranglehold on my usual manufacturer-supplied test vehicles, I really appreciate Grimsby Ford providing me the opportunity for this all too brief, but very enjoyable test-drive. While we only got a quick spin around the block, these are two very impressive vehicles. Stay tuned for a full-blown road test in the future.)
For a number of years I’ve been trying to get a Tesla for a test drive, but their media people have been AWOL – even when I had their actual email address, I was ignored. So how did we get this test drive? Patience really. I signed up on their website for a Tesla Test Drive Event – where they actually come to you – or close to you, and let you get behind the wheel of the vehicle of your choice for 30 minutes or so. Since I’m an Auto Journalist, I took the opportunity and asked to drive both the 3 and the Y so I could write an article, and they were happy to oblige!
Hyundai’s all-new electric mid-size crossover – the Ioniq 5, has been revealed to the public and it comes in three models and a long list of features. It’s the first model to be branded under the ‘Ioniq’ electric sub-brand. The Ioniq 5 rides on the dedicated Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), which blends the traditional skateboard design with an elongated wheelbase. At a fairly long 4.65m (182.4 inches) overall and a 3m wheelbase (over 118 inches), it’s even longer than the Palisade!
GM continues to expand its operations in Canada, and has just completed work on the Canadian Technical Centre (CTC) McLaughlin Advanced Technology Track in Oshawa – near GM’s Oshawa plant.
NASHVILLE, Tenn./Mississauga, Ont. – Today, Nissan unveiled the All-New 2022 Frontier to the media in a virtual product launch. We bring you the highlights from the live launch in this second part… Frontier highlights… All-New powerful, rugged design Best-in-class 310 horsepower, proven shift-on-the-fly 4WD “Right-sized” pickup for a workweek in the city or a weekend off-road Modern, utility-centric interior includes largest-in-class available 9-inch colour touchscreen, standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Available WiFi and wireless charging First-ever Nissan to feature Intelligent Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection and Off-Road Mode Standard class-exclusive Intelligent Forward Collision Warning Standard Nissan Safety Shield 360 on every trim Available class-exclusive Traffic Sign Recognition
General Motors plans to transform its Ingersoll plant in Ontario, Canada into a major electric delivery vehicle factory by the end of this year. At a cost of just under $800 Million U.S., the CAMI Facility will Canada’s first large-scale commercial electric vehicle manufacturing plant Work will begin immediately to transform work at the plant over the next two years from Chevrolet Equinox production to production of the BrightDrop electric light commercial vehicle, serving the growing North American electric delivery solutions market.