2022 New York Auto Show | Talking Cars with Consumer Reports #355

2022 New York Auto Show | Talking Cars With Consumer Reports #355 1

EVs, rugged trucks, and "futuristic nostalgia" were the big trends at the New York International Auto Show. We share our impressions on a number of vehicles, including the Subaru Solterra, Nissan Z, Ford Bronco Raptor, Nissan Ariya, Volkswagen ID. Buzz, Chevrolet Silverado EV, and Vietnamese startup Vinfast. We also discuss the focus on outdoor recreation, vehicles with throwback styling stuffed with cutting-edge tech, and something called the Toyota Tacozilla.


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00:00 – Intro
00:13 – New York Auto Show Impressions
01:19 – New Trends
04:23 – Exciting Vehicles
06:58 – Chevrolet Silverado EV
08:52 – Volkswagen ID. Buzz
11:54 – Subaru Solterra & Toyota bZ4X
14:17 – Nissan Ariya
16:05 – Vinfast
17:01 – EV Concepts
18:45 – Nostalgia
19:14 – Earth Theme

2022 New York Auto Show: Nissan Z

2022 New York Auto Show: Nissan Ariya EV

2022 New York Auto Show: Toyota’s All-Electric bZ4X

2022 New York Auto Show: Chevrolet Silverado EV

2022 New York Auto Show: Subaru Solterra EV

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20 Comments on "2022 New York Auto Show | Talking Cars with Consumer Reports #355"

  1. First!
    LOL. Is this still a thing?

  2. Super excited about that VW id Bus! Perfect baseball dad vehicle.
    Nissan Ariya looks awesome.

  3. Great to see Jennifer come out to the auto show

  4. In this day and age of terrorism, especially with recent events in NYC, what is to stop a deranged person from test driving a vehicle inside and directing it at persons attending the show. It’s unfortunate but these have to be addressed. Nevertheless a great show.👍

  5. Captain America America | April 15, 2022 at 3:43 PM |


  6. Captain America America | April 15, 2022 at 3:51 PM |


  7. Lookout for all the asian startups. They have products ready to sell, not prototypes. Really like the Toyota-Subaru products, they will gain popularity fast despite of the range. People love Toyota because of realiability and Suburu because of the outdoor image they bring to the table. They will sell like hotcakes. Silverado will be the first exciting pickup on the market and well, I am glad that shows are back.

  8. You bring a generator with the EV to a park

  9. EVs aren’t selling that well 😱…where have you been!?

  10. “There’s either performance or EV”
    Yes! 👏 this is what I always thought the automotive scene would turn into once Evs become the norm for non enthusiasts and enthusiasts alike. High profit evs (once batteries and tech cost go down) and crazy high performance (hopefully throughout the price range) for those who want it.

    Consumer reports should do an entire video on just that concept of the automotive landscape coming in a decade.

  11. A note on the EV out in the wilderness camping scenarios. I live in the Midwest in most campgrounds at least in my state and my neighboring state support plugging EV’s in so it’s easy to go an hour or two out of town to camp and plug-in. For future reference.

  12. The auto industry missed the entire offroad trend. Covid supercharged that entire boom. We are on the downslope, with $6/gal gas and skyrocketing dealer markups.
    EV’s are the future but the camping trend will go down now that people can fly, hotel and travel normally again.

  13. Vingroup Joint Stock Company is the largest conglomerate of Vietnam, focusing on technology, industry, real estate development, retail, and services ranging from healthcare, education to hospitality. They have been manufacturing cars, especially gas-fueled ones for about 4 years, and over 30,000 cars have been sold and used in Vietnam since 2018. In addition, VinFast is the fifth best-selling car brand in Vietnam. Over 6,500 units of VinFast Lux A2.0 executive sedan based on the F10 BMW 5 Series, had been sold and over 6,000 units of VinFast Lux SA2.0 premium crossover based on the F15 BMW X5, had been delivered. Fadil had been Vietnam’s best-selling A-segment car of the year, with the most powerful engine of its segment and a full range of comfort and safety features, but the most well-known one was the VinFast President, which was a BMW X5 powered by a GM V8. This gave the President its own personality! Since October 2021 after VinFast initiated their EV production, over 100 electric cars VFe35 has been delivered in Vietnam. Moreover, VinFast EVs had been tested and they all met the NHTSA, Euro NCAP and ASEAN NCAP 5 star-ratings, which explained why VinFast has confidently joined all the well-known international auto shows from Paris, Los Angeles, Las Vegas to New York. As a result, saying VinFast had “no manufacturing expertise or experience, much less engineering a moving vehicle” is completely ignorant and baseless. From beginning with a goal of competitively selling cars especially EVs in Vietnam and globally, the company has relied on Siemens’ expertise to utilize the latest technology. In fact, VinFast has teamed up with car manufactures from America, Europe and Siemens to build its automotive factory in 21 months, taking full advantage of the modern automotive technology to speed up their production while maintaining quality and reputation. Remember when starting to make its first EVs, Tesla did not have any experience in making cars, including gasoline ones, which explained why the very first Tesla cars had so many problems like Tesla doors jammed, unable to stop the Tesla cars even after hitting breaks, Tesla cars lost control after engines started. Just google them, you will see tons of them. By contrast, VinFast did have experience in manufacturing gasoline cars before making their EVs. In reality, VinFast has made not only electric cars like VF5, VF6, VF7, VF8, VF9; but also public electric buses (VinBus or eBus or smart Bus) with a battery capacity of 281 kWh, and the buses can travel between 220 – 260 km (130 – 160 miles) on a single charge, carrying 50-60 passengers at a time. Last December, VinFast launched a fleet of 100 – 200 smart electric buses in Phu Quoc, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, trying to achieve its goal of making greener cities in the country. I don’t recall Tesla really making any public electric transportation! Everyone knows Hyperloop is just a pipe of dream. This explained why it’s easy for VinFast with all the experiences to transform itself into a fully EV manufacturer. Transparent and open, VinFast information has been posted everywhere on the internet worldwide.

  14. The look on the kids face at the end… when you were lying to yourself about the solar panels says it all… you have no idea what you are talking about. If the entire car was a solar collector, it would take days to recharge it, if ever… these EV’s are a joke as a true replacement for normal autos… We could in no way build enough batteries to replace all the cars (not to even mention the environmental disaster that would be), and there’s aren’t even enough charging stations for 1% of the population in the US… EV’s as mainstream are years away, assuming a Normal American” lifestyle. They need to stop building 0-60 in 4 second EV’s… and focus on basic transportation with a full day of driving, that could be recharged overnight at a hotel or at your In-laws house. Most people want real range (all day 10 hours if necessary), you know normal life kind of a thing… Chancing that maybe you could recharge “some” at lunch on the interstate is a joke!

  15. Congrats on one of the best Talking Cars episodes I have seen in a while. Very informative and entertaining as well. 😀

  16. If you’re interested in the electric F100 retro pickup, Jay Leno did a whole episode on it for his YouTube channel.

  17. We are a frugal retired couple who live in the pacific NW. We just bought a Nissan Leaf SV plus for our second around town car. For our traveling and camping we’re looking at a hybrid Toyota. To camp off grid and travel on Forrest service roads a minimum of 8” ground clearance is recommended. Long range EV can lose 40-50 % range in cold weather. For example, a hybrid Toyota Highlander has about 590 mile range and costs mid 40s. An ev like that today, if it exists could be $100 k plus. I know the leaf is old non sexy technology, but I only found one documented fire on line, which happened in 2015.

  18. My parents were among those that put the original VW bus on the map! My family had two of them in the early 60s. They weren’t hippies just a young couple who needed to move the family in a “large” car. How times have changed!

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