Main theme: Major updates were just announced for two storied nameplates: The Jeep Grand Wagoneer returns as a seven-passenger SUV with a luxe interior, and the latest version of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class showcases innovative new tech. Our panel discusses these intriguing models.

Driven this week: Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

Audience Questions
• What’s up with the new electric Mini Cooper SE?
• Should I buy an EV that isn’t sold in the state where I live?
• Are Teslas hard on their tires?

Talking Cars panelists Ryan Pszczolkowski, Keith Barry, and Gabe Shenhar.
Talking Cars panelists Ryan Pszczolkowski, Keith Barry, and Gabe Shenhar.

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 (log-in required) and video on YouTube.

Headlights, Car Batteries, and EVs, episode 271
• Audi Q7, episode 270
• BMW 228i xDrive Gran Coupe, Safety Costs Extra, episode 269
• Cadillac Lyriq, Cadillac CT4, episode 268
• Nissan Leaf Plus, Camper Towing, Financing, episode 267


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