Land Rover Defender, automakers help fight COVID-19 and more: Roadshow's week in review
Here's a look at our most important stories for the week ending March 28.
Alexander BroomEditorial Assistant
Alexander is a journalism student at California State University's Long Beach campus and a former engineering student. He loves cars and all things related to automotive culture, and he proudly rocks a Volvo 850R wagon as his daily driver.
The news cycle continues to be dominated by the global COVID-19 pandemic, and as we've reported this week, the automotive industry is doing its fair share to help out in multiple ways. Despite many major plant shutdowns, manufacturers and their lenders are offering financial assistance or relief. Some automakers are even procuring or producing personal protective equipment for medical professionals or partnering with other companies to replenish the desperately needed supply of ventilators.
It wasn't all coronavirus news, however. Our editors got their hands on some superhot vehicles like the
2020 Land Rover Defender
Here's a recap of our most important stories from March 22 to 28.
2020 Land Rover Defender brings heritage into the future
Reviews Editor Emme Hall went on the trip of a lifetime to test out one of the most hotly awaited
set to hit the market. The 2020 Land Rover Defender was put through its paces in Africa and looks to be a top performer for off-road enthusiasts.
Managing Editor Steven Ewing doesn't find much fault with
new S6 sedan. It's hotter than an A6, but not as sharp or powerful as the RS6 Avant, and that puts it in sort of a sweet spot in the lineup. This is a car we could totally drive everyday.
Now that we've had a chance to sample the new
, we decided to welcome this lovable wagon into the Roadshow long-term fleet. We'll have this Onyx Edition XT model for the next 12 months, so come meet our latest long-termer in this week's intro story.
Ford recalled more than 300,000 vehicles: Through three separate recalls covering a variety of models, the automaker will remedy door latch, wiring harness and braking problems that could arise in these cars.
Watch this: We challenged the new Land Rover Defender, off-road in Namibia
We put the Land Rover Defender through its paces
You've read Emme Hall's take on the new Land Rover Defender, but our Carfection team also had a chance to sample the new SUV in Africa. Come along with Henry Catchpole as he discusses the ins and outs of this very important new sport-ute.
Watch this: 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300: Small changes, big improvement
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 review
Reviews Editor Antuan Goodwin talks in depth about Mercedes-Benz's refresh for the
. The GLC300 sees improvements in style, performance and gets an infotainment system upgrade. Antuan further explains how he thinks the GLC's design will hold up in the video above.
Watch this: See the electric trucks that want to steal the show from electric cars
Electric trucks are coming
Our editor-at-large, Brian Cooley, talks about what he thinks will make all of the upcoming electric pickups extremely popular, including that instant torque delivery EV fans have come to know and love.