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2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV debuts in new commercial – Roadshow

This all-electric SUV promises incredible capability and immense performance. 

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The 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV debuted Saturday during the NCAA Final Four game in a commercial featuring basketball legend LeBron James. The next model in this revived brand's all-electric portfolio, the new utility vehicle is dressed in boxy styling that's nearly identical to the Hummer pickup that first broke cover last year.

Just like that truck, the Hummer EV SUV should offer some trail-dominating off-road capability. For starters, it features something called CrabWalk, which allows the front and rear wheels to steer the same direction at low speeds for greater maneuverability. This utility vehicle also has Extract Mode, which should lift the suspension by several inches to provide enhanced ground clearance.

With a significantly shorter wheelbase than the Hummer EV pickup, this SUV should deliver even better off-road performance thanks to its smaller size and improved departure and breakover angles. The turning radius is tighter, too, clocking in at a curt 35.4 feet when fitted with four-wheel steering, or about 3 feet less than a Honda Accord. This fancy feature will be standard on 2X, 3X and Edition 1 models.

Which do you prefer, the larger truck or the more maneuverable SUV?

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Embellishing its already butch styling is an exterior-mounted spare tire. A standard Infinity Roof with removable Sky Panels should let plenty of light into the vehicle's squared-off interior, which offers seating for five people.

Despite its rugged looks, the new Hummer EV SUV is purely electric, motivated by GM's Utlium Drive System. Underneath that towering body is a 20-module battery pack that promises an estimated driving range of at least 300 miles when the vehicle is not equipped with the available Extreme Off-Road Pack. With a smattering of electric motors, the Hummer packs up to an 830-horsepower punch. Torque measures a claimed 11,500 pound-feet, but this figure is misleading since it's actually wheel torque, not powertrain torque.

Give it a good whippin', and the 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV should be able to rocket from a standstill to 60 mph in a fleet 3.5 seconds. A top speed number has not been shared yet, but much more information about this all-electric SUV will be released soon.

Here it is in all its blocky glory, the 2024 GMC Hummer SUV's interior.

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As with the new Hummer truck, this SUV will launch with an Edition 1 special model. It features 22-inch wheels, assist steps and floor liners to keep mud and slop at bay when you're out trail-bashing. GM's groundbreaking Super Cruise is also included, which allows for hands-free driving on some 200,000 miles of supported roadway, plus it's even capable of automatically changing lanes.

For drivers who are serious about getting dirty, the Extreme Off-Road Pack adds 18-inch wheels encircled by 35-inch mud-terrain tires. You also get underbody armor plating, rock sliders, a front electronic differential locker and virtual rear lockers, HD ball-spline driveshafts and even UltraVision cameras, including some underneath the body for near-360-degree visibility when out on the trail.  

Hummer SUV production is slated to begin in early 2023, with the vehicle going on sale for the 2024 model year. As for pricing, you'd better be sitting down, because including destination fees the swanky Edition 1 model starts at $105,595. Grab an example with the Extreme Off-Road Pack and that price swells to an eye-watering $110,595. Giving you a way to spend even more money, nearly 200 accessories should be available at launch. You can learn more about this vehicle and even reserve one right now by visiting GMC's website.

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2021 Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring rated by the EPA – Roadshow

The new Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring SUV should be quiet and comfortable.

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Chances are you've forgotten about it given how rapidly things keep changing in the electrified-vehicle space, but Lincoln has been hard at work on a plug-in hybrid version of its generally likable Corsair SUV. The Grand Touring model was unveiled at the LA Auto Show back in 2019, and now we have a good idea of how efficient this juiced-up utility vehicle is going to be.

According to a post on the EPA's website, the 2021 Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring model offers an electric-only driving range of 28 miles, 3 miles more than promised a year and a half ago. This luxury crossover is also rated at 78 miles per gallon equivalent when run solely on electrons stored in its lithium-ion battery pack. Once that reservoir is depleted, the vehicle operates as a conventional hybrid, one that returns a notable 33 miles per gallon combined.

A 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine provides the motivation when not running on electricity. Total system output should clock in at a respectable 266 horsepower. For added traction, electric all-wheel drive is standard. Basically, a separate motor turns the back wheels, so you don't have to worry about running a clunky driveshaft all the way to the rear axle.

As with other, larger Lincolns, this Corsair should be quiet, coddling and comfortable. A unique grille design sets Grand Touring models apart from lesser variants and the brand's star emblem is embellished with blue, further signifying the hybrid mechanicals underneath. The handy Phone As A Key feature will be available on this vehicle and so will the Lincoln Co-Pilot360 Plus suite of advanced driver aids, which includes goodies like adaptive cruise control with traffic-jam assist, evasive-steering assist and automatic parking.

A Lincoln spokeswoman confirmed to Roadshow the Corsair Grand Touring is launching as a 2021 model as originally planned. More details will be shared closer to when it goes on sale, which should be later this spring.

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Chevy Bolt EV available for just $107 a month – Roadshow

Now's your chance to get a screaming deal on an electric car.

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Looking to ditch internal combustion but aren't sure if it's the best fit for your transportation needs? Chevy is offering some tremendous deals on the 2020 Bolt EV. You can drive home in one of these awkward little hatchbacks for as little as $107 a month, getting a taste of the all-electric life without making a massive financial commitment.

Yes, the 2022 model, which features a much nicer interior and offers more amenities, should go on sale this summer. But there's nothing wrong with owning a leftover 2020. The car provides 259 miles of range and packs a 200-horsepower punch. With 266 pound-feet of torque on tap, it can hit 60 mph in just 6.5 seconds, though it feels even quicker than that since electric motors respond almost instantaneously to accelerator-pedal inputs.

According to Carsdirect.com, Costco members get a $3,000 incentive, which is valid through April 30. This healthy discount on the Bolt LT with Fast Charge reduces its monthly payment to a paltry $147. Coincidentally, only $147 is due at signing when coming from another lease.

But wait, there's more! If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, you can grab a 36-month, 12,000-mile lease of a 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV for just $107 a month with $107 due when you sign the paperwork. This is an incredible deal on an EV that's normally priced at more than $38,000. And hey, the way housing prices are in this corner of California, you may only be able to afford a car that costs 100 bucks and change each month, so act fast before this deal disappears.

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2021 Lincoln Nautilus is a rolling sanctuary – Roadshow

Lincoln's handy Phone As A Key feature is available here, allowing you to leave the fob at home or remotely access the vehicle from just about any place that has cell service. 

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2021 Shelby Super Snake Speedster slithers into sight – Roadshow

This modified Mustang packs a wallopping 825 horsepower.

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On Saturday, high-performance vehicle builder Shelby American announced a range of new super-fast Fords including the 2021 Speedster edition Super Snake. This two-seat car offers extra style and loads of performance.

The new Speedster is based on the Super Snake coupe (which is in turn based on the Mustang GT), a car that was inspired by an experimental vehicle built in 1967. Naturally, these two Mustangs share the same basic hardware, which means the Speedster comes with a 5.0-liter Coyote V8 engine that's crowned by a polished Whipple supercharger, a combination that delivers 825 horsepower when fed 93-octane fuel. That's a healthy bit more than even the Shelby GT500's 760 ponies, and it's enough to get this car to 60 mph in as little as 3.5 seconds.

Helping that engine breathe and adding a bit of theatrics to boot, it exhales through a Borla exhaust system. A manual or automatic transmission is offered, though ensuring the car can actually put that much power to the pavement are high-performance axle shafts that shouldn't tie themselves into knots when you stab the accelerator. Forged aluminum wheels measuring 20 inches, Shelby-spec tires and Brembo brakes round out the Speedster's most-important hardware.

Optional on every Super Snake model are painted racing stripes (a fetching addition), a special widebody package, Penske track suspension system and a rear-seat delete with a harness bar. These goodies tack an additional $4,995 onto the car's already prodigious price tag.

This car's wide body has loads of presence. 

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Inside, the Super Snake Speedster features Shelby-specific upgrades like new floor mats and sill trim, a unique gauge cluster and a special convertible light bar. Only 98 Super Snake coupes will be built in 2021 to commemorate what would have been company founder Carroll Shelby's 98th birthday (an odd milestone to celebrate, but whatever), however, the Speedster model is even rarer. Just 25 of these open-air Mustangs will be offered in the US. Naturally, each one will be included on the official Shelby Registry.

As for pricing, the Super Snake package costs $79,995 if you feel like furnishing the donor car yourself. The all-in price if Shelby grabs a new Mustang GT for you is $133,785. For added piece of mind, each of these Shelbys is backed by Ford's standard three-year/36,000-mile powertrain guarantee, so you shouldn't have to worry too much about the engine or transmission going "Bang!" while drag racing or participating in an open-track day. But even if something does fail, it should be replaced under warranty.

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2021 Shelby Super Snake Speedster slithers into sight – Roadshow

This modified Mustang packs a wallopping 825 horsepower.

Shelby

On Saturday, high-performance vehicle builder Shelby American announced a range of new super-fast Fords including the 2021 Speedster edition Super Snake. This two-seat car offers extra style and loads of performance.

The new Speedster is based on the Super Snake coupe (which is in turn based on the Mustang GT), a car that was inspired by an experimental vehicle built in 1967. Naturally, these two Mustangs share the same basic hardware, which means the Speedster comes with a 5.0-liter Coyote V8 engine that's crowned by a polished Whipple supercharger, a combination that delivers 825 horsepower when fed 93-octane fuel. That's a healthy bit more than even the Shelby GT500's 760 ponies, and it's enough to get this car to 60 mph in as little as 3.5 seconds.

Helping that engine breathe and adding a bit of theatrics to boot, it exhales through a Borla exhaust system. A manual or automatic transmission is offered, though ensuring the car can actually put that much power to the pavement are high-performance axle shafts that shouldn't tie themselves into knots when you stab the accelerator. Forged aluminum wheels measuring 20 inches, Shelby-spec tires and Brembo brakes round out the Speedster's most-important hardware.

Optional on every Super Snake model are painted racing stripes (a fetching addition), a special widebody package, Penske track suspension system and a rear-seat delete with a harness bar. These goodies tack an additional $4,995 onto the car's already prodigious price tag.

This car's wide body has loads of presence. 

Shelby

Inside, the Super Snake Speedster features Shelby-specific upgrades like new floor mats and sill trim, a unique gauge cluster and a special convertible light bar. Only 98 Super Snake coupes will be built in 2021 to commemorate what would have been company founder Carroll Shelby's 98th birthday (an odd milestone to celebrate, but whatever), however, the Speedster model is even rarer. Just 25 of these open-air Mustangs will be offered in the US. Naturally, each one will be included on the official Shelby Registry.

As for pricing, the Super Snake package costs $79,995 if you feel like furnishing the donor car yourself. The all-in price if Shelby grabs a new Mustang GT for you is $133,785. For added piece of mind, each of these Shelbys is backed by Ford's standard three-year/36,000-mile powertrain guarantee, so you shouldn't have to worry too much about the engine or transmission going "Bang!" while drag racing or participating in an open-track day. But even if something does fail, it should be replaced under warranty.

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2022 Jeep Wagoneer: Boxy and bold – Roadshow

While nowhere near as nice as what you get in the Grand Wagoneer, this SUV's interior is still extremely pleasant. 

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The 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer targets Cadillac and Lincoln – Roadshow

A rear camera mirror is one of many, Many, MANY technologies offered in the Grand Wagoneer. 

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Dealers perform well in 2021 J.D. Power service study – Roadshow

Where did your favorite automotive brand land in this year's rankings?

J.D. Power

On Thursday, the number-crunchers at J.D. Power released the organization's 2021 US Customer Service Index. This study measures how satisfied owners and lessees of 1- to 3-year-old vehicles are with the work performed by franchised automotive dealerships and independent repair shops. The good news is, last year dealers did a great job taking care of customers.

Even though service visits dropped by around 6% in 2020 compared with 2019 because the pandemic and various stay-at-home orders reduced the number of miles driven and, consequently, the need for vehicle service, overall satisfaction increased by 10 to 847 on a 1,000-point scale. This is the sixth consecutive year satisfaction has gone up. "Completing work right the first time [and] focusing on customers' needs play significant roles in satisfaction -- and dealers are nailing these key performance indicators nearly 100% of the time," Chris Sutton, vice president of automotive retail at J.D. Power, said in a media release.

Major automotive brands are also rated on a 1,000-point scale. Final scores are a composite of five individual metrics. In order of importance, this includes service quality, service facility, service initiation, service advisor and vehicle pickup. Among premium brands, Porsche beat all comers, earning a score of 899. Following closely behind were Lexus, Infiniti, Cadillac and Lincoln, which just squeaked in above the segment average. Jaguar, Land Rover and Alfa Romeo occupy the bottom of this list.

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Curiously, Mini beat every other mainstream brand, driving away with a score of 864. Buick, Mitsubishi (!) and GMC were the next three finishers. Kia, Chevrolet, Honda and Toyota were all above average, though four Stellantis brands are in the bottom five positions. Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler and Ram have more work to do.

What does it take to keep customers happy whey they need to bring their ride in for some work? According to J.D. Power, offering remote or online payment options is something today's drivers really appreciate. Express vehicle service is another popular offering, likely because it saves drivers a lot of time. Finally -- and somewhat paradoxically -- owners of electric vehicles are less satisfied with the service they've received. Even though battery-powered cars often require less work than their internal combustion-equipped counterparts, drivers still aren't pleased, likely because when something does go awry it can be more difficult to repair.

The findings of the 2021 J.D. Power US Customer Service Index are based on nearly 63,000 responses from verified owners and lessees of vehicles from the 2018 to 2020 model years.

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