Kicking off the show, Autoblog Editor-in-Chief, Greg Migliore, reviews the new EcoDiesel Jeep Wrangler and discusses the newly revealed Tesla Cybertruck. Up next, JoshCAR Hollywood Car Consultant, Josh Hancock, chat about the possibilities of the Cybertruck that Tesla revealed being more of a concept and less of an actual finished product, 2020 Audi e-tron reserves not being claimed by customers, the Ford Mustang Mach-E, and Josh’s top picks from Automobility LA. Then, Automotive Journalist, BJ Killeen, chats with Alan as he gives us his wife’s impressions of the new Dodge Charger Hellcat Widebody, reviews the 2020 Toyota RAV4, and dunks on the Tesla Cybertruck. Next up, Freelance Automotive Journalist for CarGurus, Boston Globe, U.S. News & World Report, and Cartender Co-Founder, George Kennedy III, reviews the all-new 2020 Kia Soul GT-Line Turbo and the 2020 Toyota GR Supra. Tune in for two hours of reviews and automotive news.
·[00:00:00] EcoDiesel Gives Jeep Wrangler New Energy
·[00:05:50] Diesel Wrangler, Great Torque and Econ
·[00:12:30] Tesla Cybertruck Looks Like a Joke?
·[00:19:51] Will There Be a Different Cybertruck?
·[00:29:09] Audi e-tron and Ford Mustang Mach-E
·[00:35:53] Josh’s Top Picks From LA Auto Show
·[00:42:15] Alan’s Wife Loves Widebody Charger
·[00:48:05] Tesla Cybertruck and Mustang Mach-E
·[00:54:46] Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Complaint-Free Review
·[01:02:07] 2020 Kia Soul and 2021 Kia Seltos
·[01:11:59] Kia Soul GT-Line Turbo, Fun to Drive
·[01:18:08] George Takes GR Supra to the Track
[00:00:00] EcoDiesel Gives Jeep Wrangler New Energy
If you’re driving in the snow or in rough terrain the Jeep Wrangler is a go-to vehicle. Now, the Wrangler comes with a 3L V6 EcoDiesel variant. Editor-in-Chief of Autoblog, Greg Migliore, recently got to drive this new vehicle and gives it a big thumbs up! Listen in to find out why.
[00:05:50] Diesel Wrangler, Great Torque and Econ
Have you ever wanted a Jeep Wrangler with that powerful gurgly diesel engine sound? Well, now you can have one! Autoblog Editor-In-Chief, Greg Migliore, gives us his impressions after driving the new Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel, which sports the same diesel engine as the RAM 1500. The ride felt very smooth and calibrated, the engine provides 442 lb-ft of torque, and the fuel economy is higher than you’d expect. That said, Greg isn’t fully sold on the diesel version of the Wrangler, not that there’s anything wrong with it; tune in to find out why.
[00:12:30] Tesla Cybertruck Looks Like a Joke?
Okay, so Tesla’s new Cybertruck has to be a joke, right? Elon Musk is obviously pulling our leg. For Autoblog Editor-In-Chief, Greg Migliore, the problem isn’t the wedge shaped design, it’s that it feels more like a concept car than an actual production vehicle. Everything else aside, how can the Tesla Cybertruck pass federal rules and standards? Tune in as we discuss.
[00:19:51] Will There Be a Different Cybertruck?
So, we’ve floated the idea of the new Tesla Cybertruck being a big, elaborate prank played on us by Elon Musk; but do we think he will reveal the ‘real’ truck later? JoshCAR Hollywood Car Consultant, Josh Hancock, gives us his opinion on this, noting that there were no rearview mirrors, door handles, and no front bumper to speak of. Do you think the Cybertruck will be different upon release?
[00:29:09] Audi e-tron and Ford Mustang Mach-E
When the Audi e-tron was announced, a whole host of people raised their hands and put down $1,000 to reserve their very own fully electric SUV from Audi. Now that its come time to take delivery and commit to the full price, some people are having sticker shock. JoshCAR Hollywood Car Consultant, Josh Hancock, discusses this phenomenon and says the Ford Mustang Mach-E would appear to be a safer bet, considering it starts around $44,000. Alan shares why he thinks they shouldn’t have attached the Mustang name to the Mach-E. Tune in to hear more.
[00:35:53] Josh’s Top Picks From LA Auto Show
Auto shows may be suffering a bit as far as journalist attendance goes in recent times, but the general public still likes to check them out. JoshCAR Hollywood Car Consultant, Josh Hancock, recently attended Automobility LA (formerly the LA Auto Show) and gives us his top picks from the show. From the super high performance Audi RS6 Wagon, to the Lexus LC convertible, the showing at Automobility LA had some impressive cars in its lineup. Tune in to learn more.
[00:42:15] Alan’s Wife Loves Widebody Charger
Alan got a chance to drive the Dodge Charger Hellcat Widebody recently, and so did his wife! Automotive journalist, BJ Killeen, and Alan discuss how awesome the Widebody Charger is and why his wife loved it. When the time came to give the Charger back, it was a sad day. Alan also fills us in on his new life perspective after having his gallbladder removed. Tune in for more.
[00:48:05] Tesla Cybertruck and Mustang Mach-E
There has been much debate around whether the new Tesla Cybertruck reveal is reflective of what the finished product will be. Automotive Journalist, BJ Killeen, adds her voice to the mix stating that replacing such a heavy duty, expensive stainless steel body would be prohibitively expensive! We also find out what BJ thinks of the Ford Mustang Mach-E. Listen in for more!
[00:54:46] Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Complaint-Free Review
As automotive journalists, it’s our duty to convey any negative marks against all of the cars we drive. Automotive Journalist, BJ Killeen, could find no such negatives when she drove the 2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. With 176 HP, 219 combined lb-ft of torque, 41 mpg city, aggressive styling, and a starting price of $25,000, this vehicle is a must-see for anyone looking to buy a new SUV. Tune in to learn more.
[01:02:07] 2020 Kia Soul and 2021 Kia Seltos
Kia has been improving the quality and value on their vehicles steadily over the past decade, and it’s all coming to a head with the new 2020 Kia Soul and 2021 Kia Seltos. Cartender Co-Founder, George Kennedy III, just got to drive the 2020 Kia Soul and says it is an impossibly practical car. An all new look, plenty of head, leg, and cargo room, and a starting price of $22,000 make the Kia Soul an amazing addition to anyone’s garage. Tune in to learn more.
[01:11:59] Kia Soul GT-Line Turbo, Fun to Drive
You can’t find a better bang for your buck on the market than Kia vehicles. Freelance Automotive Journalist, George Kennedy III, recently test drove the 2020 Kia Soul GT-Line Turbo and was blown away. With nothing bad to say about it, and everything good to say, take it from George that if you’re in the market for a new car, you can’t skip on checking out the 2020 Kia Soul.
[01:18:08] George Takes GR Supra to the Track
Freelance Automotive Journalist, George Kennedy III, has had his complaints about the new 2020 Toyota GR Supra, but when he got to take it to the track recently, none of that mattered. With 50/50 weight distribution, the GR Supra’s stock 300-350 HP is perfect for a thrilling ride through the twists and turns. Tune in to find out why George thinks the Toyota GR Supra is an extremely fun car.
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