A major global car company tried to prank the press this week, and now they are paying the price for that. Earlier in the week, Volkswagen spread rumors that it was about to change its name to “Voltswagen” to confirm its commitment to electric cars, and then it followed up by putting out an official press release to that effect. Several major news sources fell for the April Fool’s trick, and in this episode of America on the Road Host Jack Nerad and Co-Host Chris Teague discuss this situation and its fallout. The prank had significant ramifications around the industry.
In the interview portion of the podcast, Jack Nerad has a lengthy discussion with Kia’s Paul Fisher, who is the product planning manager for the Stinger sports sedan. The Stinger has some significant changes for the 2022 model year and we’ll discuss them with Fisher.
The road test segment of this week’s podcast consists of a battle of sports sedans. Chris Teague takes a detailed look at the 2021 Lexus IS350 F Sport sedan. A former IS owner, Teague brings a lot of enthusiasm and expertise to the task.
Jack Nerad has never owned a Cadillac, but he’s driven scores of them through the years and he tells us he’s found a hidden gem in the Cadillac CT5 550T. With a 335-horsepower turbocharged V-6, the 550T brings both plenty of acceleration and very composed manners to the sport sedan party. Its great looks inside and out simply add to its charm.
In the listener-question portion of the program, we’ll give an answer to the age-old query is it better to buy a new car at the end of the month than at the beginning? Both Teague and Nerad have their well-educated thoughts on the subject. Is it the God’s honest truth? Or an urban myth? We’ll give you the answer.