TodayApril 15, 2022

BYD PHEV SUV, Memorial day, Takata airbag carchat

Volvo XC 90

Good Morning Warren and Friends,

Last week I wrote that the Volvo XC 90 will be the first plug-in hybrid SUV. I should have said in the United States. China already has plug-in SUVs and the BYD Tang SUV plug-in hybrid has sold more than 12,000 units so far this year. Warren Buffett owns 10% of BYD.

What’s everyone going to do for the memorial weekend. Stretch will put the American flag out this weekend. Both his Mother and Father were in the military. His Mom was a Women’s Army Corps (WAC), and his Dad landed at Omaha Beach. My Great Uncle, Fred Larson, was in the 13th Battalion SeaBee.

I drove the 2017 Kia Sportage SX FWD this week. The 2.0-liter turbo 4-cyl engine was $33,395 with an EPA fuel estimate of 21 city/26 highway/23 combined.

I also drove the 3-row Ford Explorer Platinum 4WD, $55,155 with an EPA fuel estimate of 16 city/22 highway/18 combined. It made me think of the chatter a couple of weeks ago that wanted something other than a Chevy Suburban. If you are reading this, have you looked at the Ford Explorer?

Let’s chat about cars.

From: Warren Brown

The Sportage is one of the best and most enjoyable compact SUVs available.


BYD PHEV SUV, Memorial day, Takata airbag carchat

BYD PHEV SUV, Memorial day, Takata airbag car chat


Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.