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41 minutes | Sep 21, 2017
Episode 46: Driving the Bugatti Chiron
On this episode of Future Motoring, we welcome back Jake Stumph from Internet Brands to talk about what it's like driving a 1,5000 horsepower Bugatti Chiron. The Chiron is the fastest, most powerful, and most expensive production car on the face of the earth. But, will it daily? All of that and more on this episode of Future Motoring! Special Guest: Jake Stumph.
33 minutes | Sep 14, 2017
Episode 45: Highlights from IAA Cars 2017, a.k.a. the Frankfurt Motor Show
On this episode, we welcome back Christian Moe to discuss the IAA Cars 2017 show, which is to say we talked about the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show! Mercedes-AMG showed off a road-legal Formula 1 car that's nearly $3 million USD! Porsche told 911R speculators to sod off, and Honda showed us a look into the future by making a car that looks a lot like the Mk1 Golf GTI. All of that and some hot hatch talk on this episode of Future Motoring! Special Guest: Christian Moe.
11 minutes | Sep 7, 2017
Episode 44: Life After the Dodge Challenger Demon
On this episode of Future Motoring, we talk to Ben Lyon, brand manager for the Dodge Challenger, about the changes for the 2018 model year, plus life after the Dodge Demon. All of that and more on this episode of Future Motoring! Special Guest: Ben Lyon.
37 minutes | Aug 31, 2017
Episode 43: 2017 Woodward Dream Cruise
On this episode of Future Motoring, our friend Tim Esterdahl joins us again to talk about the Woodward Dream Cruise. It's his first time at the yearly event in Detroit. What'd he think about it? Also, what are some of the cool trucks he saw? We also, during Dream Cruise, rode around in some special edition 2017 Chevrolet Silverado trucks. We provide a brief overview of what we liked, and didn't like, about the rides. All of that and more on this episode of Future Motoring! Special Guest: Tim Esterdahl.
31 minutes | Aug 29, 2017
Hurricane Harvey Special Report
On this special episode of Future Motoring, we welcome back to the show RoShelle Salinas from the Houston Automotive Dealers Association, and Houston resident, about the hurricane, the damage, and how people are coming out to help. We also talk about a few charitable organizations worth giving to in this time of crisis. Houston isn't the only city affected by Harvey, so we reach out to Toyota to see about San Antonio truck production and the impact on Gulf States Toyota. Then, for a broader analysis on the days and months to come in regards to inventory, sales, and growth, we welcome Kelly Blue Book Executive Analyst Rebecca Lindland on to provide her unique insight and knowledge. All of that and more on this special episode of Future Motoring Special Guests: Rebecca Lindland and RoShelle Salinas.
43 minutes | Aug 24, 2017
Episode 42: Bolt EV Update and the Carjojo Buying Service
On today's action packed episode of Future Motoring we talk to Kathy Beslic, advertising and marketing manager for Chevrolet Electric Vehicles about the Bolt EV and the latest happenings. How are sales going? Can you buy the car nationwide? Also, what about home charging? We address those and more with Kathy. Then we welcome Peter Levy, founder and CEO of Carjojo to talk about his new car buying site and service. How does Big Data make car buying easier? How do you save money while being more empowered? What makes the site unique and why should you care? We address all of those with Peter, plus talk a bit about the name. All of that on this episode of Future Motoring! Special Guests: Kathy Beslic and Peter Levy.
14 minutes | Aug 10, 2017
Episode 41: Nissan's EV Infrastructure Rollout
For the past nearly 4 years, Nissan has been quietly rolling out an expanded electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure network across the United States. In advance of the new Leaf announcement on September 5th, we sat down and talked to JeSean Hopkins from their EV Infrastructure and Business Development division to learn about what they've been doing, how it affects Nissan EV buyers, and how the chargers benefit the overall EV ecosystem. We also talk about Nissan's free EV charging for two years with the purchase of a Leaf, plus how to see if there's chargers near where you live or where you're traveling to. All of that, and more, on this episode of the Future Motoring podcast! Special Guest: JeSean Hopkins.
21 minutes | Jul 27, 2017
Episode 40: We Drive the Refreshed 2018 Infiniti Q50 in Nashville
On this episode of Future Motoring, we force Christian Moe against his will to talk about the refreshed 2018 Infiniti Q50 in Nashville. We're actually in person, in the car, unlike most of our Skype interviews. How is the Direct Adaptive Steering? Does Bose Performance Series mean the stereo is actually good? We address those questions and others as we also try to not get lost. All of that and more on this episode of Future Motoring! Special Guest: Christian Moe.
15 minutes | Jul 20, 2017
Episode 39: 2018 Hyundai Sonata and Elantra GT Driven
On this episode of Future Motoring, we fly to southern California to experience the new 2018 Hyundai Sonata midsize sedan as well as the new 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT. Are these cars still great values? How is the technology? Are they fun to drive? We answer all of those questions and more on this episode of the podcast!
71 minutes | Jul 6, 2017
Episode 38: What Defines a Crossover?
On today's show, we attempt to define what a crossover is and what a SUV is. How are they different? Are there similarities? What about cars and trucks? Can a SUV also be a truck? Our friends Christian Moe and Jill Ciminillo attempt to figure it out. We also briefly talk about which Mazda vehicle we'd buy, including ones they don't make or probably will ever make, and wax more poetic about Aston Martin, the DB11, and something about punching nuns. All of that and more on this episode of Future Motoring! Special Guests: Christian Moe and Jill Ciminillo.
21 minutes | Jun 29, 2017
Episode 37: What's New (and not Embargoed) at FCA and Autocrossing the Ford Focus RS
On this episode of Future Motoring, we head to Chelsea, Michigan to see what's new with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) for 2018. While most of the event is under embargo, we talk about the widebody Dodge Challenger Hellcat, the Tungsten Ram package, and the updated Dodge Durango. Then, we review the 2016 Ford Focus RS and take it autocrossing. How is Ford's hottest hatch? All of that and more on this episode of Future Motoring!
47 minutes | Jun 22, 2017
Episode 36: Heels & Wheels, 2018 Toyota Camry and the Future
On this episode of Future Motoring, we welcome back to the show Nicole Wakelin and Eileen Falkenberg-Hull to talk about Heels and Wheels, an all-women event that included driving the beautiful Aston Martin DB11. Then, we get first drive impressions from both women on the all-new 2018 Toyota Camry, which turns out might actually be an entertaining drive. Eileen even makes a pretty bold statement about which car she'd buy in that statement. Up next week talk about the Movin'On By Michelin that took place in Montreal and discuss various mobility solutions and how there are unique mobility problems in other parts of the world that we aren't exposed to here in the United States. Plus, we talk to Nicole about the Alfa Romeo Stelvio. We can't talk about driving impressions or price, because it's still under embargo, but we have a frank discussion about the segment and our hopes for a successful Alfa Romeo product. All of that and more on this episode of Future Motoring! Special Guests: Eileen Falkenberg-Hull and Nicole Wakelin.
1 minutes | Jun 20, 2017
Program Update for June 20th, 2017
Due to a change in Chad's personal schedule and the summer news cycle, lots of information is front-loaded at the beginning of the week making it more difficult to produce a quality podcast on Tuesday. Starting this week, the podcast is moving to Thursday. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause, but we want to make sure we're bringing you a quality show each and every week.
41 minutes | Jun 13, 2017
Episode 35: 2018 Volvo XC60 Review in Spain
On this episode of Future Motoring, we welcome back Harvey Briggs from Rides & Drives to talk about his first drive review of the 2018 Volvo XC60 in Barcelona, Spain. Is it just a smaller XC90? Is that a good thing? Does it deliver on what we expect from a modern Volvo? Harvey gives us all of the details. We also muse about interior design, Polestar, and the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio. Finally, we answer some listener questions from Twitter. All of that on this episode of Future Motoring! Special Guest: Harvey Briggs.
37 minutes | Jun 6, 2017
Episode 34: Diesel Lawsuits
We welcome back to the show Tim Esterdahl to talk about the most recent lawsuit facing General Motors and their Duramax diesel, plus FCA's ongoing issues with the EPA over their 3.0L EcoDiesel. What is different about the two suits? Why does each one matter? Do customers care? We answer all of those questions and more on this episode of the Future Motoring podcast! Special Guest: Tim Esterdahl.
23 minutes | May 16, 2017
Episode 33: Off-Roading with the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2
On today's show, Nicole Wakelin joins us once again to talk about her first drive impressions of the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2. What is DSSV? Who is Multimatic? Is it a good truck? All of those questions, and more, will be answered on this episode. Special Guest: Nicole Wakelin.
68 minutes | May 8, 2017
Episode 32: 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport First Drive Review
On today's episode of Future Motoring, it's all about the new Nissan Rogue Sport. We talk to Robin Moreo, a senior manager on the Rogue and Rogue Sport team about the car and the differences from the global Qashqai vehicle in which the Rogue Sport is based. Then, Eileen Falkenberg-Hull from the Business Journals joins us to talk about our drive impressions of the Rogue Sport, plus how it'll compete against the others in this rapidly growing segment. Plus, we talk about our other favorite subcompact crossovers and render a verdict on if the Rogue Sport is a product we'd buy. All of that and more on this episode of the Future Motoring podcast! Special Guests: Eileen Falkenberg-Hull and Robin Moreo.
81 minutes | May 2, 2017
Episode 31: Is the Dodge Demon Safe? Are Sports Cars Doomed? How Do I Protect My Car's Paint?
On this episode of the Future Motoring podcast, we talk to Albert Helcberger from Block-A-Chip about XPEL Paint Protection Film and why his high-end clients choose it for their cars, and why you might want to consider something like it on your next car purchase. Then, Sami Haj-Assaad and Benjamin Hunting from the Unnamed Automotive Podcast join the show to talk about their podcast, Brodozers and performance trucks. We also wonder if the new Dodge Demon is a menace to society? Should sports cars -- and cars in general -- be more difficult to get licensed for? Also, we take a somber note when Benjamin poo-poos the end of the sports car and tries to prepare us for the new way of things with crossovers, and schools us on why you probably shouldn't drive your heroes, or should you? All of that, and so much more, on this episode of Future Motoring! Special Guests: Albert Helcberger, Benjamin Hunting, and Sami Haj-Assaad.
68 minutes | Apr 25, 2017
Episode 30: Girl in the Trunk
On this episode of Future Motoring, we "do it live" with our special guests Jill Ciminillo and Tim Esterdahl. Before we get started, we have some followup from Nissan about last week's show and Rogue sales numbers. Then we talk about autonomous cars and EVs, and when will people adopt them (if ever). We also talk about everything from Raptors to Genesises, and we're not talking about Phil Collins. Also, we discuss the Ciminillo unit of measure and why she's called the Girl in the Trunk. All of that and more on this episode of Future Motoring! Special Guests: Jill Ciminillo and Tim Esterdahl.
42 minutes | Apr 18, 2017
Episode 29: Nissan Rogue Sport in Houston and the New York Auto Show Recap
On this episode of Future Motoring, we talk to Nathan Sneddon from Nissan about the all-new Rogue Sport (which we'll be driving shortly) and who is the target customer for Rogue Sport? Will Rogue Sport sales cut into the Rogue sales? Or, are they two entirely different customers with different mindsets? Then, we welcome Kirill Ougarov from Automobile Magazine and Nicole Wakelin from The Boston Globe on the show to talk about some of the highlights from the 2017 New York International Auto Show. Is the Demon dumb? Would you get a Macan over a Trackhawk? Rogue Dogue? We hit all the highlights from the show and provide expert analysis. Finally, what's up with LYNK & CO? All of that and more on this episode of the Future Motoring podcast! Special Guests: Kirill Ougarov, Nathan Sneddon, and Nicole Wakelin.
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