2020 Subaru WRX STI examined, Audi A3 goes delicate hybrid and extra: Roadshow’s week in evaluate

2020 Subaru WRX STI examined, Audi A3 goes delicate hybrid and extra: Roadshow’s week in evaluate


An oldie, however a goodie.


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We have made it to the weekend, Roadshow readers. Sure, it is the weekend, despite the fact that time seems like a blur as of late.

Our employees’s been mighty busy this week nonetheless, as we examined the 2020 Subaru WRX STI, had seat time within the 2020 Cadillac CT5 and lined the new Audi A3 that is coming to the US with a mild-hybrid powertrain. The very best of this week lies beneath, so seize a beverage and dive in.

Here is a recap of our most necessary tales from April 19 to 25.

Prime critiques

2020 Subaru WRX STI

The most recent Subaru WRX STI is an oldie, however a goodie. Managing Editor Steven Ewing acquired behind the wheel of a Sequence White variant (with wonderful bronze-colored wheels) and located this previous pal continues to be fairly younger at coronary heart.

Click on right here to learn our 2020 Subaru WRX STI evaluate.

2020 Cadillac CT5

The Cadillac CTS is out and the CT5 is in. Barely smaller than the CTS, the CT5 is meant to separate the distinction higher with the smaller CT4. Opinions Editor Andrew Krok spent a while with Cadillac’s new sedan and located it is a particular enchancment, but it surely’s nonetheless shy of greatness.

Click on right here to learn our 2020 Cadillac CT5 evaluate.

2020 Mazda6

It has the driving chops, but it surely’s nonetheless mighty fancy. Though there’s quite a lot of good happening, Krok wonders if that leaves the Mazda6 a tad confused about what it truly needs to perform. Did the automaker stability posh emotions and sporty vibes?

Click on right here to learn our 2020 Mazda6 evaluate.

Prime information

  • A floating Cybertruck?: Tesla CEO Elon Musk talked about the upcoming Cybertruck will have the ability to float for a time frame within the water. It is unclear why it’s going to, however no less than we all know the electronics will survive some fairly tough stuff.
  • Oil goes unfavorable: The value of a barrel of oil dipped unfavorable for the primary time in historical past this week. Sure, some corporations have been paying clients to simply take the useful resource off their fingers as fears over demand and storage sunk in.
  • A3 returns as a hybrid: The 2021 Audi A3 broke cowl this week and it is coming with a mild-hybrid powertrain to maintain the small sedan tremendous frugal.
  • Focus RS is lifeless: Ford’s scorching hatchback will not be returning as emissions laws struck the automobile off the desk. Not even a hybrid powertrain may save the RS.
  • Automobile values sink: Because of the coronavirus pandemic, consultants estimate your automobile is probably going price 10% much less now as values tank and the market navigates uncertainty.
  • Mazda’s acquired rotary on the thoughts: A brand new patent in Japan confirmed Mazda’s nonetheless serious about a rotary engine. The patent pairs a rotary engine with a brilliant complicated hybrid powertrain, but it surely sounds superior — and Mazda advised us it needs followers to precise the place they need to see it. You all higher say RX-9.

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It is slightly boring, but it surely positive is sensible. The 2020 Subaru Legacy does not rewrite the playbook for sedans, but it surely nails the fundamentals. Opinions Editor Antuan Goodwin simply is not positive why somebody would select it over an Outback.



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