Porsche Cayenne Coupe, BMW Garmisch, our long-term Nissan Leaf and extra: Roadshow’s week in assessment – Roadshow

Welcome to Roadshow’s week in assessment, the place we have a look again on the greatest tales from the previous seven days. The week crossed the beginning line with our first drive of the 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe (which truly is not a coupe in any respect), and and saved momentum with some large information and a candy idea automobile debut, as well.

Here is a have a look at our most vital tales from Could 19-25, 2019.

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2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe

Consider the brand new Cayenne Coupe as a daily Cayenne SUV, however with a swoopier roofline. Managing Editor Steven Ewing headed to Austria for a primary drive of Porsche’s new crossover SUV. Regardless of being barely heavier than the usual Cayenne, whereas additionally providing much less cargo house and being somewhat costlier, Ewing calls this new Porsche “rattling good.”

Click on right here to learn our 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe first drive.

2019 Honda Civic Sedan

We predict the Honda Civic is among the greatest compact automobiles you should buy in the present day, and apparently America agrees. Accounting for retail gross sales alone (and never inflationary fleet gross sales), the Civic has been the best-selling automobile in america since 2016. To not relaxation on its laurels, Honda has up to date the Civic for 2019. Critiques editor Jon Wong spent every week with the Civic Sedan, and he says it is stronger than earlier than.

Click on right here to learn our 2019 Honda Civic Sedan in-depth assessment.

2020 Kia Soul

Kia’s boxy little runabout is all new for 2020 with a more-assertive exterior design and extra cargo-hauling functionality. After every week of testing, opinions editor Manuel Carrillo III got here away impressed with the sharp-dressed field … sufficient for the Soul to earn itself a Roadshow Editors’ Alternative award.

Click on right here to learn our 2020 Kia Soul in-depth assessment.

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BMW Garmisch idea: Forward of the Concorso D’Eleganza Villa D’Este traditional automobile present, BMW has finished one thing remarkably surprising by recreating the 1970 2002ti Garmisch Coupe idea as a tribute to the Bavarian automaker’s previous.Honda CR-V recall: When you drive one of many 118,598 CR-Vs constructed between Oct. three, 2018 and April 1, 2019, Honda says your crossover SUV could also be susceptible to inadvertent airbag deployment.Tesla gross sales wanting up: Within the newest in a protracted line of leaked Tesla emails, CEO Elon Musk reportedly tells staff that they will anticipate a record-breaking quarter.Seems aluminum is cheaper: Ford made a controversial choice when it determined to make use of sometimes costlier aluminum for its F-150 automobile physique, however in keeping with a brand new report, the aluminum panels are literally cheaper to restore than metal.Porsche 356 optimized: Mad scientist Rod Emory has created maybe the final word 356 from a hodgepodge of Porsche’s most scrumptious race- and street-car bits.Honda Civic Kind R elevated: Someone made an off-road model of the Civic Kind R, and we’re form of dropping our minds about it.

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The Porsche 911 Speedster is a stripped-back automotive…


Porsche 911 Speedster

Our Carfection staff within the UK had some some enjoyable with the brand new Porsche 911 Speedster in Sardinia, and as anticipated, Henry Catchpole smiled all through the vast majority of his stint behind this rawer, extra unfiltered, open-top canyon scalpel.

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The Opel Manta 400 was a Group B rally legend


Opel Manta 400

In yet one more spherical of enjoyable, Carfection’s Henry Catchpole takes a stroll down reminiscence lane with the Opel Manta 400 — the road-going model of the Group B rally legend, of which solely 245 had been constructed.

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Nissan Leaf long-term wrap-up: One yr of electrical feels


Goodbye, long-term Leaf

We have spent fairly the pleasant yr residing with Nissan’s all-electric Leaf, however after hundreds of miles of commuting smiles, Government Editor Chris Paukert offers the Leaf a last send-off.

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