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2020 Kia Soul, New Car Tech, Electric Vehicles, Lexus GX 460 | #397
If there's one thing we've come to know over the past few weeks, it's that Alan is not the biggest fan of electric cars. He needs that visceral V8 engine growl! To that, Automotive Journalist, BJ Killen, says "OK Boomer." Jokes aside, BJ reviews the new, revamped 2020 Kia Soul X-Line and gives it high marks. Next up, JoshCAR Hollywood Car Consultant, Josh Hancock, fills us in on the return of the 1959 Cadillac that was featured in the original Ghostbusters film for the reboot. Then we discuss the accurate, yet embellished, style of storytelling James Mangold used while filming Ford V Ferrari, the Tesla Model 3's comparable performance to the Porsche 911, and the Fiat 124 Spider Abarth. Changing lanes, Autotrader Executive Editor, Brian Moody, gives us a list of the best upcoming new car tech into 2020 model year cars, like Wireless Apple CarPlay, back seat reminders, and the rise of the electric performance car. We also learn about the Ford Mustang Mach-E, and lease deals to keep your eye out for in December and beyond. Closing out the show, Co-founder of Cartender and Freelance Automotive Journalist for CarGurus, Boston Globe, and U.S. News & World Report, George Kennedy III, analyzes the luxury SUVs that can actually go off the beaten path and get dirty while keeping you comfortable, dispels brand assumptions, and reviews the 2020 Lexus GX 460. Tune in for more.
[00:00:00] I Need V8 Engine Sound! OK Boomer.
[00:06:19] Updated 2020 Kia Soul Keeps Personality
[00:12:30] 2020 Kia Soul X-Line Review
[00:19:51] New Ghostbusters Brings Back '59 Caddy
[00:28:17] Ford V Ferrari Is Great, If Embellished
[00:35:52] Tesla Model 3, Fiat 124 Spider Abarth
[00:42:13] Wireless Apple CarPlay, Backseat Reminder
[00:48:04] Electric Performance Cars? Yay or Nay?
[00:54:44] Mustang Mach-E and Best December Leases
[01:02:05] Which Luxury SUVs Actually Get Dirty?
[01:11:23] Dispelling the Old Brand Assumptions
[01:18:07] 2020 Lexus GX 460 Passes Coffee Test!…read more