BMW M5 CS: Most Powerful BMW Ever, Plus First Drive: 2021 Nissan Kicks

Interview with Safelite Autoglass's Elliott Asch on High Tech Cars and Novice Drivers

While the redesigned 2021 Nissan Kicks small SUV is just as sassy as it ever was, it also shows a new level of sophistication and refinement. That is one of the key takeaways from our recent road test of this just introduced model. Introduced in the American market just three years ago, the renewed Kicks has more features, enhanced technology, and a new standard level of connectivity. The updated interior offers a revised center console, new seating, and upscale trim. Does the driving experience match its new, more mature looks? We’ll tell you.

In the news segment, we’ll also tell you all about the upcoming 2022 BMW M5 CS, the quickest and most powerful BMW production car ever. Sporting an intercooled twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8 that delivers 627 horsepower, the new limited-production model will be available only for the 2022 model year. Price for the new super-sedan? A cool $142,000.

The revisited 2021 Nissan Kicks has a higher level of gravitas.
The redesigned 2021 Nissan Kicks has a much bolder front end that rids it of its “cute” image.

Also in the news, host Jack Nerad will discuss a new study just released by J.D. Power detailing the likes and dislikes of electric vehicle owners. What do Tesla owners value most about their cars? You might be surprised. You might also be surprised to learn how the Nissan LEAF and Chevy Bolt score in the survey.

In our interview segment, we talk with Eilliott Asch of Safelite Autoglass about the difficulties novice drivers might experience learning to drive in cars equipped with high-tech driver’s aids. And we’ll look at how you can best take care of the glass in your car.

Finally this week we say a fond goodbye to two vehicle models that are the latest victims of the SUV crossover craze. Either one of them might represent a big bargain as a 2020 model. But don’t bother looking for a 2021.

The 2021 Nissan Kicks has an updated interior with a new center console, new seating and trim materials.