Volvo Transforms Itself with All-New C40 Recharge EV

Exclusive Interview with Volvo Product Expert Kristina Vasandani; Just Introduced: 2023 Toyota bZ4X EV, 2023 Kia Niro, 1,050-Horsepower Lucid Air Grand Touring Performance

Volvo C40 Recharge

Volvo is turning itself into a completely new brand with a strong emphasis on EVs. The latest example of that is the all-new Volvo C40 Recharge, a vehicle we got a chance to test drive in the desert of Southern California. Kristina Vasandani, Volvo Senior Product Manager, is an expert on the C40 Recharge EV, and Host Jack Nerad got the chance to talk with her at length about the new car and how it fits into Volvo’s plans to concentrate heavily on electric vehicles. We’ll have that insightful interview for you in this week’s episode of America on the Road.

It is New York Auto Show week so the new model introductions came thick and fast. In our news segment, we’ll tell you about the 2023 Toyota bZ4X electric sport-utility, the 2023 Kia Niro, the 2023 Honda HR-V, and the truly mind-boggling 1,050-horsepower Lucid Air Grand Touring Performance. Does a sedan really need 1,000 horsepower? Or 1,050 for that matter? We’ll discuss all that and the implications of what was introduced in New York including what it all means to you.

In the road test segment, Co-Host Chris Teague took the wheel of the all-new 2022 Ford Maverick. Equipped with a hybrid powertrain, the base XL model could be the best automotive bargain on the road right now. Chris Teague will tell us how the small pickup worked out for his family as winter turned to spring in Maine.

At the same time, Host Jack Nerad had the opportunity to drive the 2022 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro, a sport utility that has strong off-road credentials. In the course of the rigorous test that involved a trip from Southern California to the Central Coast, he put more than 600 fresh miles on the 4Runner’s odometer. Was it up to its on-road and off-road tasks? We’ll reveal that in this week’s episode.