There's nothing we like more here at MotorWeek than talking about cars. But we can't really squeeze everything we want to say into a 30-minute weekly show. That's why the conversation continues on MotorWeek's podcasts. It gives us a chance to share our candid, and sometimes comical, thoughts about the cars we test drive, as well as our auto shows adventure and the most recent new vehicle launches we've attended. We hope you enjoy listening! Would you rather watch?! Head over to our YouTube channel for our Video Podcasts!
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In episode #17, John Davis and the MotorWeek crew talk luxury hybrids as Lexus launches its first dedicated hybrid sedan with the HS 250h, while Mercedes-Benz makes a breakthrough in battery technology with the S400 Hybrid. And, once considered a leading alternative fuel, federal funding for hydrogen fuel cell research is cut. Davis and crew debate whether this sends the wrong signal, or is a step in the right direction. Plus, find out where all the great deals on new wheels can be found! Featured guests include Road Test Producer Brian Robinson, writer Shamit Choksey and publicist Michelle Parker.
In episode #16, John Davis and the MotorWeek gang give their impressions of Volkwagen's latest entry into the U.S. diesel market. Plus why BMW's latest take on its flagship luxury sedan 7-Series is a revelation, and how Triumph has unleashed a triple threat with its Street Triple R. They'll also tackle the question many are asking, "Is high performance really dead?" Featured guests include Road Test Producer Brian Robinson, writer Shamit Choksey and publicist Michelle Parker.
In episode #15, John Davis and the MotorWeek crew give their impressions of a trio of new, and newly refreshed cars: the spunky new Kia Soul, the sporty Mazda5 and the spectacular-looking Infiniti G convertible. During the Lightning Round, panelists debate whether electric cars are just a fad, or the future of the auto industry. Plus, another lucky listener's burning question is answered! Featured guests include reporter Yolanda Vazquez, Road Test Producer Brian Robinson and assistant producer Ben Davis.
In episode #14, John Davis and the MotorWeek crew have the latest from the Big Apple, where two wheels stole the spotlight during the 2009 New York Auto Show. Plus, Hyundai makes performance more affordable with the Genesis Coupe, why the new Chevy Camaro was worth the wait, and how Fisker Automotive hopes to reshape the auto industry. Also, Davis and guests candidly debate the future of GM. Featured panelists include reporter Yolanda Vazquez, Road Test Producer Brian Robinson and assistant producer Ben Davis.
In episode #13, John Davis and the MotorWeek crew discuss what's new with the Mazda RX-8 R3 and Porsche 911S, as well as their impressions of Volkswagen's Routan minivan. Plus, an unconventional car convention. Featured panelists include Road Test producer Brian Robinson, writer Shamit Choksey and reporter Steven Chupnick.
In episode #12, John Davis and the MotorWeek crew have the scoop on all the glitz and glamour of the 2009 Geneva Motor Show, where high-end luxury cars and exotics took center stage. Plus Lexus raises the "green" bar with its RX 450h Hybrid, and the return of an 80's icon - the DeLorean. Featured panelists include Road Test producer Brian Robinson, writer Shamit Choksey and reporter Steven Chupnick.
In episode #11, John Davis talks one-on-one with Volkswagen of America's Chief Operating Officer Mark Barnes about the Jetta TDI being named MotorWeek's 2009 "Best of the Year" Drivers' Choice Award winner.
In episode #10, John Davis and the MotorWeek crew share details of their road trip to Roebling Road Raceway in Georgia, where they put the pedal to the metal on some of the hottest and fastest sports cars around - the Nissan 370Z, Corvette ZR1 and Audi TTS. Featured guests include Road Test producer Brian Robinson, writer Shamit Choksey and associate producer Ben Davis.
In episode #9 - they're the cars, trucks and utilities we love to drive, and would love to own! MotorWeek's annual Drivers' Choice Awards recognize the best vehicles we've test driven over the past year - and one exceptional vehicle that rises to the top earning the highest honor as "Best of the Year." Check out podcast #9 to hear John Davis and the MotorWeek crew candidly discuss their top picks for 2009, and what makes those vehicles the best in their class. Featured guests include Road Test producer Brian Robinson, writer Shamit Choksey and associate producer Ben Davis.
In episode #8, MotorWeek has the scoop on the North American International Auto Show. Host John Davis and the MotorWeek crew highlight what they think is the best from Detroit, including the Cadillac Converj, Chrysler 200C EV and Ford Taurus - just to name a few. They also take a look at whether Honda got it right with the Insight - the most affordable hybrid yet. Plus how the Mazda3 just keeps getting better. Featured guests include producer Brian Roberts, Road Test producer Brian Robinson and writer Shamit Choksey.