Biden's transportation plans, base Porsche Taycan and more: Roadshow's week in review

Here's a look at the car world's biggest stories for the week ending Jan. 23.

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Steven Ewing spent his childhood reading car magazines, making his career as an automotive journalist an absolute dream job. After getting his foot in the door at Automobile while he was still a teenager, Ewing found homes on the mastheads at Winding Road magazine, Autoblog and Motor1.com before joining the CNET team in 2018. He has also served on the World Car Awards jury. Ewing grew up ingrained in the car culture of Detroit -- the Motor City -- before eventually moving to Los Angeles. In his free time, Ewing loves to cook, binge trash TV and play the drums.
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Frozen Berry Metallic is excellent.


Happy weekend, Roadshow readers. The biggest news of the past week was definitely the inauguration of President Joe Biden, but this new government administration has big plans for the automotive and transportation sectors, too. That, along with some new car debuts and a number of important reviews, made for a busy week on the pages of Roadshow. Here's a look at what you might've missed.

Top reviews

2021 Ram 1500 TRX is constantly fun

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Does the world need a pickup truck with a supercharged V8 and more than 700 horsepower? Heck no. Are we happy Ram went and built one anyway? Heck yeah.

Click here for our 2021 Ram 1500 TRX review.

2021 Genesis GV80 makes a heck of a first impression

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We've been seriously impressed with Genesis' new GV80 crossover from the moment it debuted. Now, we've had a chance to spend extended time with this luxury family-hauler and -- spoiler alert -- it definitely does not disappoint.

Click here for our 2021 Genesis GV80 review.

2021 BMW X5 xDrive45e: Same looks, different heart

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BMW offers a plug-in hybrid version of its popular X5 crossover. For 2021, the X5 PHEV offers more power, more electric driving range and more onboard tech, as well. Win, win, win.

Click here for our 2021 BMW X5 xDrive45e review.

2021 Buick Envision: Banishing the bland

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Top news

  • Biden's transportation plans: Here's a look at what the new president hopes to accomplish for the automotive and wider transportation sector over the next four years.
  • Base Taycan revealed: Porsche's EV gets a lower-cost, rear-wheel-drive version for 2021. Oh, and you can get it in pink.
  • Buick's new Envision: The company's midsize crossover gets a big makeover for 2021.
  • A bigger Bolt is coming: Chevy teases the new Bolt EUV ahead of its Feb. 14 debut.
  • Meet Stellantis: Here's an overview of all the brands included in this week's FCA/PSA merger.
  • Mercedes EQA debuts: It's not clear if this one will come to the US, but there's a lot to like about Mercedes' new subcompact EV.

Mercedes' EQA crossover is a cute, compact EV

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Top videos

Watch this: Volkswagen ID 3: Is it the people's EV?

The Carfection team takes a closer look at Volkswagen's new ID 3, an all-electric hatch that we don't get in the US.

Watch this: Super73 S2 Review: Where an e-bike meets an electric motorcycle

Video producer Evan Miller hops on the Super73 S2 e-bike to see if it can handle daily commuting in San Francisco as well as weekend trips off the beaten path.

Watch this: 2021 Buick Envision is an ugly duckling no more

Buick's midsize Envision goes from frumpy to fabulous as part of a 2021 model year makeover.