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Episode 10: 2020 Bronco News, EPA Probes FCA’s 3.0L EcoDiesel
Jan 17
We talk to The Truth About Cars's Mark Stevenson about the latest and greatest 2020 Bronco news and rumors. Will it be the enthusiast vehicle we're all hoping for, or is Ford going to give us a washed-over Everest? Signs are looking good towards the…
Episode 9: 2018 Ford F-150 In-Depth, NACTOY Winners, NAIAS Wrap-up
Jan 12
We talk to Brian Bell from the Ford F-150 team about the 2018 F-150, and whether you should upgrade if you just recently purchased a truck. We also talk about the winners of the North American Car, Truck, and SUV Of the Year. We recap the 2017 Detroit…
Episode 8: Truck Hate
Jan 10
On this episode of Future Motoring we ask recurring guest Tim Esterdahl of Pickup Truck Talk why he believes there's genuine pickup truck hate amongst some in the automotive journalist community. We ask him why he thinks that's the case in this…
2018 Toyota Camry - 2017 NAIAS
Jan 9
Toyota shows off the all-new, totally-redesigned 2018 Toyota Camry at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It features all new styling, revised engine and transmission options, and the hybrid system is also new. Toyota promises…
2017 Nissan Rogue Sport - 2017 NAIAS
Jan 9
Nissan is finally revealing their smaller Rogue, the Rogue Sport, at the NAIAS in Detroit. Coming in slightly smaller than the current Rogue, it's a 5-passenger crossover designed for people who don't want or need the larger Rogue. Rogue is Nissan's…
2018 Ford F-150 - NAIAS 2017
Jan 8
Ford unveils a redesigned F-150 with new engines, including a base 3.3L V6, updated 2.7L and 5.0L engines, and an all-new Power Stroke 3.0L turbodiesel engine.2018 Ford F-150 - Future Motoring
Ram Rebel “Black” - 2017 NAIAS
Jan 6
Ahead of the public showing at the 2017 North American International Auto Show, Ram Trucks is showing off their Ram Rebel "Black." As you'd expect, many components are black on this truck, including the wheels. An all-black Katzkin interior is also…
Episode 7: Ford’s EV Bombshell, Faraday Future, CES 2017
Jan 5
We talk to Chad Kennedy from Shifting Lanes about the big announcement Ford made about their EV commitment and their plans to scrub their plant expansion in Mexico in favor of more money for Michigan. A hybrid Mustang? Yup. Hybrid F-150? Yup? We hit all…
Episode 6: Lane Splitting in the U.S. and Chevrolet Bolt EV Goes on Sale
Jan 3
Happy New Year! On this episode of the Future Motoring podcast we talk to Jason Channell about lane splitting for motorcycles. Why is it legal in many parts of the world — including California — but not legal in the rest of the United States? Is it really…
Flash Cast: The Best Rides of 2016
Dec 29, 2016
We talk to Craig Fitzgerald and Nicole Wakelin of BestRide (http://www.bestride.com) about their top picks for 2016 in all the automotive segments. Craig also attempts to explain why he picked the Mitsubishi Mirage, but is forgiven when he picks a…
Episode 5: 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Review, 2017 Subaru Impreza First Impressions, Tesla Model X
Dec 27, 2016
On this episode of Future Motoring, we review the 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. Then the Motorhead Mama, Amelia Dalgaard, joins us to talk about her first drive impressions of the 2017 Subaru Impreza. There's a surprising amount of safety technology in the new…
Episode 4: Hunting and Outdoors, All-Wheel Drive Challengers, 2016 Toyota Prius Review
Dec 20, 2016
We sit down with Will Jenkins from The Will to Hunt to talk about mid-size pickup trucks, hunting and the outdoors, and all-wheel drive, including the new Dodge Challenger GT. Do you need all-wheel drive in the winter in Wisconsin? We talk about all of…
Flash Cast: Chrysler Delivers Self-Driving Pacifica Hybrids to Waymo
Dec 19, 2016
Google recently spun off their autonomous vehicle division to a separate company called Waymo. That company has now purchased, and received, 100 Chrysler Pacific Hybrid minivans for the project. We talk to FCA's Berj Alexanian about the details and go…
Flash Cast: Tim Esterdahl with 2017 Raptor Impressions and How Nissan Can Sell More Trucks
Dec 12, 2016
On this flash cast, we talk to Tim Esterdahl about the 2017 Ford Raptor and his driving review from an event he recently attended. Is it the most badass pickup truck currently on sale? Then we talk about the Nissan Titan, currently 11th out of 11 truck…
Episode 3: The Star Wars Episode
Dec 9, 2016
We're all about Star Wars this week in honor of the theatrical release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story! First, we'll talk to Nissan's Jeremy Meadows, Senior Manager of Marketing Strategy and Partnership Program Manager for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story…
Flash Cast: 2017 IIHS Top Safety Picks
Dec 8, 2016
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, also known as the IIHS, just released their 2017 Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ recipients. We go through the list of all recipients and talk about which makes a vehicle a Top Safety Pick.82 winners for…
Episode 2: Alfa Romeo Giulia, Volkswagen Diesel Buyback, Mid-Engine Corvette
Dec 6, 2016
We talk about the new Ford Fiesta, Donald Trump's saving of some 1,000 Carrier jobs in Indiana and how that will impact the automotive industry, and some special edition Jeep Wranglers with Nicole Wakelin. Nicole also talks about her first drive in the…
Recall Alert: 2013-2016 Ford Fusion and 2013-2015 Lincoln MKZ
Dec 5, 2016
This is the first of our flash cast episodes, which are short little blurbs about breaking news, important recalls, or other special features that might be more time sensitive than our weekly podcast. In this case, this is a recall alert. Here's the text…
Episode 1: 2016 LA Auto Show, Colorado ZR2 v. Tacoma TRD Pro, Nissan Sentra Nismo, Ford F-150 Lariat, The Grand Tour, Exciting Buicks
Nov 29, 2016
In this episode we introduce the podcast, and talk about the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. We also speak with Tim Esterdahl of Pickup Truck Talk about the new Colorado ZR2 that appeared at the show, and compare it to the Tacoma TRD Pro that he drove in…