2020 Honda Pilot tested, coronavirus plant restarts and more: Roadshow's week in review
Here's a look at our most important stories for the week ending May 2.
It all started with Gran Turismo. From those early PlayStation days, Sean was drawn to anything with four wheels. Prior to joining the Roadshow team, he was a freelance contributor for Motor Authority, The Car Connection and Green Car Reports. As for what's in the garage, Sean owns a 2016 Chevrolet SS, and yes, it has Holden badges.
We did it, guys and gals. Another week has come and gone. While the world starts to slowly emerge from stay-at-home orders, the auto industry didn't stop producing news and we still slid behind the wheel of a variety of new cars.
Black on black with... well, a little more black. It's in the name, so the 2020 Honda Pilot Black Edition wasn't full of surprises. Reviews Editor Craig Cole says the Pilot remains a well-thought machine, but it's already starting to show a couple age marks, especially inside the SUV.
"A Subaru WRX STI on steroids." Those are the words of Reviews Editor Emme Hall, who spent some time with the most aggressive WRX STI we've ever seen in America. Make no mistake, this is a very race-bred car, and it drives like one. If buyers know that going in, be prepared for a special kind of bliss behind the wheel.
Nope, it's not a coupe, despite the name, but it's perhaps BMW's most controversial new car in awhile. The 2020 228i Gran Coupe slots a front-wheel-drive-based car into the German marque's lineup, and BMW wants this to be the brand's gateway car. Reviews Editor Jon Wong gave it a shakedown to see if the bellyaching is worth it, or if there's something to love about the coupe that's totally not a coupe.
The most underrated new cars: The Roadshow staff rounded up what we believe are a group of cars on sale that fly under the radar for various reasons. Whether they just never broke through, or they're still perfectly good vehicles playing in a less-popular segment, we still love 'em.
Automakers begin to come back online: As parts of the world begin to emerge from lockdown states, automakers are returning their employees to work. We sorted through the handful of automakers that have restarted production in some capacity.
No Hummer this month: The GMC Hummer EV will not debut this month like it was supposed to. Do you really need to wonder what caused the event's cancellation?
Tesla turns another profit: The electric carmaker surprised Wall Street with another profit in the first quarter of this year. The profit comes as the automaker shut down its plant in California amid the coronavirus pandemic.
A Rivian-based Lincoln is dead: Ford's luxury division said a planned electric vehicle, meant to sit on a Rivian platform, is dead. However, it still plans to develop an alternative vehicle with the startup carmaker.
Hyundai Elantra N Line shows the shape of sporting things to come
Watch this: 2020 Chevrolet ZR2 vs. Toyota Tacoma TRD: Midsize truck dirt battle
2020 Chevy Colorado ZR2 vs. Toyota Tacoma TRD
Two trucks enter, one exits. Not really; no pickups were harmed in the making of this video. But, Reviews Editor Emme Hall tackles the question in a new video battle.
Watch this: 2020 BMW X4 M Competition: What's the point?
2020 BMW X4 M Competition: Everyone's a Critic
The X4 M Competition stars in a new episode of Everyone's a Critic with Hall and Reviews Editor Antuan Goodwin in the passenger seat. The duo dive into fan comments and what BMW has to say about the car as they both work to wrap their heads around this kind of vehicle.
Watch this: Here are some of our favorite trucks
Roadshow's favorite trucks
What's Roadshow like when it comes to trucks? Well, let Reviews Editor Craig Cole guide you through our choices.