The Friday Five:The Factory-Direct Mustang Heist, Civic Type R Track Test Teasers, and Color-Changing BMW Edition
Today marks the last Friday of the year that isn’t Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve. This means an action-packed week for car news before the holiday break! For starters, every major model update for 2022 from every major (plus mid-major and minor) automaker is now available in our Shopping Guides section. The latest additions are Genesis, GMC, Jaguar, Jeep, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche.
Our experts also offer their driving impressions of the Lincoln Corsair plug-in hybrid and the newest crossover SUVs from Hyundai. We test the new Santa Fe hybrid along with the first-ever Ioniq 5, which debuts the automaker’s newly created EV-only Ioniq sub-brand.
Other headlines include a Chevrolet Corvette production stoppage due to damage sustained from deadly storms that impacted the Midwest and Southeast; the Ford Bronco failing to earn top safety ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety; Mazda MX-5 Miata pricing for 2022; and Toyota’s $70-billion investment in electrification.
But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.