Joining us today is Benjamin Hunting, Freelance writer, comic book creator and podcast host of The Unnamed Automotive Podcast. Benjamin and Alan compare their personal experiences with the Nissan Z and Jeep Grand Wagoneer while anticipating the launch of the new Grand Wagoneer and Nissan Z prototype. They discuss the new 6-speed manual the Z prototype will be offering and compare it to the new Toyota Supra who will not be offering a manual option. Next up we have Jackie DiMarco, Director of Ford Truck Strategy sharing the launch of the new electric-powered 2021 Ford F-150. Jackie explains the all-new redesigned interior with fully reclining seats, fold-flat gear shifter, and center console that provides a flat, table-like surface. on top of that, we hear about the exterior updates which include plug-ins on the tailgate for electronics and a workstation where the engine would normally reside. Moving on to another hot topic with us is BJ Killeen, Automotive Journalist and Voice of REason, discussing California’s proposed plan to ban gas-powered vehicles starting in 2035. BJ and Alan talk about the obstacles and feasibility of such a ban. They also talk about the unveiling of the Volkswagen ID.4 prototype.  This compact, all-electric SUV gets around a 250 miles drive range and can charge to 80% in 30 minutes. Last but definitely not least we have Karl Brauer, Automotive Industry Analyst, Forbes Autos Contributor, North American Car and Truck of the Year juror and board member, joining in. Karl and Alan talk about, a one-stop-shop website for car listings. They get into the ban on gas-powered cars and how can help buys find electric cars should this proposal become reality. Karl shares his experience in the all-new Acura TLX, and how he feels it is a new competitor for the BMW 3 Series. Karl and Alan also chat about the new Ford Bronco and the sweet packages that will be available with it. Join us next time for the latest automotive news and reviews!

·[00:00:00] Nissan Z Prototype, Jeep Grand Wagoneer

·[00:05:38] Nissan Z Prototype compared to Toyota Supra

·[00:12:29] Nissan 240 Z, Review of Jeep Grand Wagoneer

·[00:19:50] Ford F-150 Electric-Powered

·[00:29:38] Ford’s New Assembly Plant & more on the new F-150

·[00:35:50] California’s plan to ban gas-powered vehicles

·[00:42:10] Volkswagen ID.4 Unveiled

·[00:48:09] Volkswagen ID.4 Spec’s

·[00:54:40] One Stop Shop Website

·[01:02:01] More on California’s plan to Ban Gas-powered Vehicles,

·[01:09:56] 2021 Ford Bronco

·[01:18:01] Acura TLX, A New Competitor for the BMW 3 Series

Explore More with Helpful Links:

·Contributor: BJ Killeen | Automotive Journalist, Voice of Reason

·Contributor: Karl Brauer | Automotive Industry Analyst, Forbes Autos Contributor, and NACTOY juror and board member

·Special Guest: Benjamin Hunting | Freelance writer, comic book creator, and podcast host of The Unnamed Automotive Podcast

·Special Guest: Jackie DiMarco | Director of Ford Truck Strategy

Vehicles Discussed: Nissan Prototype Z, Jeep Grand Wagoneer, Toyota Supra, Nissan 240 Z, 2021 Ford F-150, Volkswagen ID.4, Tesla, 2021 Ford Bronco, Acura TLX, BMW 3 Series


Host: Alan Taylor
Producer: Dave Milligan
Audio Engineer: Dave Milligan
Copy Editor: Dave Milligan 
Contributor: BJ Killeen 
Contributor: Karl Brauer
Special Guest: Benjamin Hunting
Special Guest: Jackie DiMarco

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