Behind the Design of the Fashion-Forward Kia Concept EV9 Battery Electric Vehicle

Exclusive Interview with Kia Design Chief Karim Habib; Road Tests: 2022 Honda Civic Hatchack, the last Toyota Land Cruiser; Will Flying Cars become a reality?

Kia Concept Car

Battery-electric crossover vehicles are the new vehicle du jour, and one of the latest to join the fray is the Kia Concept EV9, a stalking horse for the brand’s upcoming production version of the vehicle. In a suddenly very crowded segment, the EV9 is one of the best-looking, and it is filled with advanced tech. To learn more about the EV9 we had the chance to talk with Karim Habib, Kia Senior Vice President and Head of Kia Design Center. What distinguishes the EV9 Concept from others that are plowing the same ground. Our interview will reveal that.

In the road test segment of this week’s show, Co-Host Chris Teague will be giving his thoughts on the 2022 Honda Civic hatchback. All-new for the 2022 model year, the Civic Hatchback is one of the most versatile compact cars you can buy.

Also in the road test segment Host Jack Nerad and his family tested the newest version of one of the most venerable and venerated vehicles of the past several generations, the Toyota Land Cruiser. They got the chance to wring it out on several family adventures over the past 10 days, and he’ll have a full report.

In the news, there is new heat under the idea of flying cars. The fodder of many a future prediction in the 1950s, small vertical takeoff aircraft now might graduate from being a pipedream to becoming reality. A lot of big money has gotten behind the idea of “flying taxis.”

Also in the news, Chrysler and Jeep haven’t been at the forefront of the electric vehicle revolution up to now, but that might change this week, based on big announcements the brands intend to make at CES in Las Vegas. We’ll give you some details.

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