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10 Biggest News Stories of the Month: Genesis GV80, Chevy Silverado Lose to Electrics

2021 Genesis GV80

If you’re not plugged in to the fact that the future of automobiles is electric, we’re here to tell you that we’re not just yanking your cord. While all-electric-all-the-time is still some time off, your ability to get ahead of the game is now — and our roundup of eight exciting new electric vehicles coming your way in calendar-year 2020 demonstrates the ever-expanding options to that end.

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In Cars.com’s most popular article of the past month, we show you the Audi E-Tron Sportback, Ford Mustang Mach-E, Mini Cooper SE, Polestar 2, Porsche Taycan, Rivian R1T and R1S, Tesla Model Y and Volvo XC40 Recharge — and those are just the ones on the immediate horizon. Find out all about them by following the link below to our No. 1 story from February.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

Competition in February was fierce, with much of it coming from the 2020 Chicago Auto Show — which could prove to be the last major auto show of the season to go on as scheduled due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak — coverage from which takes up nearly half of the top 10. Leading the Chicago Auto Show pack at No. 2 is Cars.com reviewer Brian Normile’s report on his straight-from-the-show-floor first impressions of 2021 Genesis GV80, the first SUV from Hyundai’s offshoot luxury brand. Normile says the GV80 was well worth the wait — which started around the time the Genesis brand launched for 2017.

2021 Genesis GV80

“Inside, matching green leather covered the seating surfaces, which are as well designed and as cushioned as anything a German manufacturer might offer,” he said of the GV80 on display at the show, its first major auto-show appearance after an earlier reveal. “Soft-touch surfaces abound and materials quality is top-notch.”

Other Chicago Auto Show stories dominating February’s top news included our expert reviewers’ picks for the show’s winners and losers at No. 4, likewise Cars.com’s official Best in Show awardee at No. 6 and our Aaron Bragman’s first impressions of the successfully redesigned-for-2021 GMC Yukon full-size SUV at No. 8.

2020 Silverado 2500

Rounding out the month’s top five were the announcement of Cars.com’s 2020 Pickup Truck of the Year award, which went to the big Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500, at No. 3, and our countdown of the 10 most-popular must-have car features based on Cars.com visitor searches, at No. 5.

Beyond that, our expert review of the born-again-mid-engine 2020 Chevrolet Corvette and a rapid-fire rundown of the things we like and don’t like about the 2020 Hyundai Palisade are still in store, so don’t check out early. Here are the top 10 news stories Cars.com readers couldn’t get enough of in the past month:

1. 8 Cars, SUVs and Pickups Electrifying 2020

2. 2021 Genesis GV80: Well Worth the Wait

3. 2020 Pickup Truck of the Year

4. 2020 Chicago Auto Show: Winners and Losers

5. 10 Most Popular Car Features

6. 2020 Chicago Auto Show: Best in Show

7. What’s the Best New-Car Deal for February 2020?

8. 2021 GMC Yukon: A Denali as Nice as It Should Be

9. 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Review: We Drive the $60,000 One

10. 2020 Hyundai Palisade: 8 Things We Like (and 7 Not So Much)

2020 Hyundai Palisade

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