They changed the lineup to what I, and pretty much everyone else, wanted. Perhaps they also changed some more stuff that might pull me away from TGT which mostly seems to be aiming at low IQ muricans, back to TG.
It's again from the US, "oh no we're still very British" out of the window again in the first second
Alfa bit was bland and uninspired. Deserved better
Chatting was terrible as it has been since TGT started
Car reef was not interesting at all
The premise itself felt hollow, there's no story there nor do we see anything interesting on the country itself or the cars (which are bland as hell). Also the whole swearing thing started to annoy me, I normally don't care about things like that but it's so out of character and happened so...
Have to agree with the OP and several other posters, it's not going in a direction I'm liking very much.
Now we just have to wait for our local troll to tell us how wrong we are for having an opinion different than his and how we should just stop watching it.