2018 Audi R8 RWS, 2018 Buick Regal GS, 2019 Buick Envision, Hyundai's Sound System Takeover

Episode 61 · March 3rd, 2018 · 50 mins 24 secs

About this Episode

Is it smart to sell a version of your halo car that subtracts the one factor that your brand is known for above all else? Sami pilots the rear-wheel drive 2018 Audi R8 RWS in Spain and comes back to tell Benjamin what he thinks about Audi's gambit. Benjamin, meanwhile, spends time behind the wheel of the completely redesigned 2018 Buick Regal GS and discovers that it's a lot better than anyone would expect. He also drives the 2019 Buick Envision, the 'oldest' new car in the Buick fleet. Finally, Hyundai decides that everyone's car stereos should be linked together, and then patents that idea.

Episode Links

  • 2018 Audi R8 RWS Review — This is the new Audi R8 RWS, a rear-wheel-drive model of the brand’s halo supercar. The German automaker says that this is how to properly experience the mid-engined, V10 powered marvel in its purest form (and customers have been begging for it), so we set out to Madrid to see if they got it right.
  • 2018 Buick Regal GS Review and First Drive — The 2018 Buick Regal GS is a continuation of the company’s plan to occupy gaps in a bid accumulate cross-segment sales rather than dominate with any one particular model. The sport-oriented mid-size GS hatch serves as the third and final prong in the Regal TourX and Regal Sportback trident that aims to skewer a trio of prospective buyers with a single family of wallet-friendly options.
  • 2019 Buick Envision Review and First Drive — Why puff up the Buick Envision now after a mere 24 months of sales? Because as young as it might have seemed to North American shoppers, the Envision was actually the oldest member of the Buick family, with models like the Enclave and the Regal having been completely redesigned within the last year.