Is the traditional American car dead, or is it just being re-imagined? That’s the biggest question surrounding the global automotive industry today, and providing a variety of answers will be the focus of Season 38 of MotorWeek, television’s longest running automotive series.
Behind the claims, headlines, and advances in fuel economy, active safety, autonomous driving technology, and powertrain electrification, lies an industry that is desperately trying to plan for an uncertain future that may be driven more by government environmental mandates than consumer popularity. Even without those factors, clearly American automotive tastes are rapidly changing, with the traditional family sedan quickly giving way to a tidal wave of SUVs and trucks of all shapes and sizes.
Each and every week, series’ Host and Creator John Davis and the MotorWeek crew will continue their relentless quest to test, evaluate, and understand the insatiable but evolving American appetite for personal transportation.
MotorWeek’s unbiased evaluations cover all the new vehicles on any car buyer’s wish list; showcasing the latest technology, while grading their real world performance, practicality, efficiency and safety. From hatchbacks to sport utility vehicles, exotics to pickup trucks, our staff gets comfortable behind the wheel of more than 150 vehicles each season.
Complete with stylish new open animation, graphics, and updated music, MotorWeek Season 38’s feature line-up continues with the return of popular segments like Goss’ Garage with Master Technician Pat Goss offering know-it-yourself car care advice; Yolanda Vazquez also keeps viewers in the know with consumer news and trends in Motor News; veteran Over the Edge Reporter Zach Maskell turns up the fun with a look at the auto world in overdrive; our new Feature Reporter Stephanie Hart will deliver insights on driving and automotive safety, money-saving advice, as well as the latest technological advances in FYI; while Brian Robinson takes a very hands-on look of the two-wheel experience reviewing the newest motorcycles and scooters in Two Wheelin’.
MotorWeek's team of reporters and photographers are true road warriors, traveling the world covering auto shows and new vehicle launches. As one of the first mainstream media outlets to provide regular coverage of advances in green motoring technologies and the use of alternative fuels, MotorWeek is tuned in to consumer demand for the latest on fuel efficient vehicles. MotorWeek's magazine-style format features regular segments that both entertain and inform:
From sedans to sport utility vehicles, to exotics and economy cars, every vehicle takes a spin on the MotorWeek track. A series of rigorous tests evaluates each vehicle on performance, technology, practicality and efficiency.
MotorWeek puts two or more vehicles from the same segment through a side-by-side comparison test to give consumers a better idea of how the competition stacks up.
MotorWeek features Quick Spins of the latest vehicles to hit the MotorWeek lot or First Looks from recent trips we've been on. We can't wait to get behind the wheel and give viewers our First Impressions.
Long-Term Road Test
Vehicles in MotorWeek’s Long-Term test fleet are reviewed for up to one year and 30,000 miles. Careful logs are kept to record fuel economy and repairs, and frequent updates show the ups and downs of living with the most popular new models as they get tempered with time.
Pat Goss, MotorWeek’s resident master technician, helps viewers keep their cars on the road and out of the garage with vehicle repair and maintenance tips.
Reporter Yolanda Vazquez gives consumers the inside track on timely, in-depth automotive information.
MotorWeek tracks auto industry news, focusing on crash tests, safety ratings, new advances in technology and the latest developments in the auto industry.
Over the Edge
If it’s off-the-wall and it’s automotive, Zach Maskell will track it down in this unique look at the auto world gone extreme.
A fun, fast-paced lifestyle feature on the trendiest automotive gear on the planet! Greg Carloss and Ben Davis dig up the hottest automotive accessories and the hippest apparel.
Producer and Two Wheelin’ correspondent Brian Robinson reviews the latest motorcycles and scooters, testing them on the street and on the track.
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