Main theme: We focus on new electric SUVs, including Tesla’s recent announcement of the Model Y and the promise of an upcoming Fisker SUV. Our panelists weigh in on how consumer desire for longer EV ranges and lower prices are driving new product offerings.

Driven this week: 2019 Hyundai Kona EV

Audience questions:

  • How much does appreciation for a model name drive buying decisions?
  • What’s the best way to adjust the driving position?
  • What are the best replacement tires for a sporty Infiniti?
  • Is a local dealership always better than one you have to travel a longer distance to visit?
Panelists Ryan Pszczolkowski, Jen Stockburger, and Keith Barry
Panelists Ryan Pszczolkowski, Jen Stockburger, and Keith Barry.

As with other “Talking Cars” episodes, this one is available free through Apple Podcasts. (Subscribe to the audio or video.) You’ll also find the audio on Spotify and video on YouTube.

• Tesla News, BMW 3 Series, episode 194
• Volvo Top Speeds, Cadillac XT4, episode 193
• The New Ford Ranger, Fate of CR Test Cars, episode 192
• 2019 Autos Spotlight, episode 191
• Cars That Broke Our Hearts, episode 190


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