Ford has just introduced an ultra-high-performance version of its Bronco off-roader called the Bronco Raptor. And we’ll have all the details in this episode. The 2022 Ford Bronco brings a 400-horsepower turbocharged V-6 engine and a heavily altered, fully-boxed frame to the task of desert running. With a significantly wider track and added ground clearance, the Bronco Raptor seems ready to do battle with the Ram 1500 TRX. But does it have the horsepower to catch up?
Electric vehicles continue to grab attention, and we have the inside line on one of the most exciting new EVs, the Hyundai Ioniq 5. Our special guest is Ryan Miller, manager of electrified powertrain development at Hyundai Kia America Technical Center. Host Jack Nerad had a chance to sit down with him recently on the initial Ioniq 5 press drive event, and he and Miller had an in-depth discussion about the fascinating vehicle. Miller says that it represents a new start for Hyundai in its transition from a maker of cars to a provider of sustainable transportation.
In the road test segment, Co-host Chris Teague got behind the wheel of the new 2022 Acura RDX. One of the first crossover utilities to put an emphasis on performance, the Acura RDX has seen its position threatened by other imports recently. Teague will tell us how the new 2002 version matches up versus the competition.
Also in the road test segment Jack Nerad evaluated the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe XRT, the newest version of the brand’s midsize five-passenger crossover. The XRT has off-road-oriented looks but can it act the part? Nerad and Teague will discuss that in this episode.
Finally, in the news, a very familiar name in consumer electronics — Sony — is taking steps to enter the electric vehicle market on a worldwide basis. Do they have a chance to succeed? Or is the attempt doomed from the start? We’ll give our opinions.