The Friday Five:The Raptor Rumor, Synthetic Fuel, Facial Recognition Edition
The annual J.D. Power Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study results were released this week. You can get an overview of the 2021 APEAL Study or take a look at the top-ranked models in various market segments in our New Car Shopping Guides section.
Otherwise, we covered news about the start of production for the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning, revisions to the 2022 Mazda CX-5, and a new special-edition version of the Nissan GT-R. There’s also a new report explaining the importance and effectiveness of crash-avoidance technology to younger, less experienced drivers.
If you’ve ever wondered how a crossover SUV is different from a regular SUV, we explain it. We’ve also got a primer on Mercedes-Benz EQ Boost technology, which electrifies the automaker’s internal combustion engines to make them more efficient and powerful.
Chevrolet revealed changes to the 2022 Silverado this week, including a new off-roader wearing ZR2 badges. The redesigned 2022 Subaru WRX also debuted, adhering to the recipe that has made it a success but wearing lots of gray lower body cladding it didn’t have before.
But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.