Total Car Score

Total Car Score

The Total Car Score podcast covers a wide range of automotive topics, including new car reviews, shopping guidance, buying advice and news stories impacting the automotive marketplace.

Episodes

September 24, 2021 17 min
In this episode, we travel to Phoenix, Arizona, to test drive the all new 2022 Lexus NX. We talk to Andrew Gilliland, Group Vice President and General Manager at the Lexus Division, about the new era of the luxury manufacturer, which is based on 4 pillars: Design, Lexus Driving Signature, Electrification and Advanced Technology.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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In this episode we analyze the list of 23 semifinalists for the 2022 North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year™ (NACTOY), which includes eight cars, six trucks and nine utility vehicles. All are new or substantially new and are or will be on sale in showrooms across North America this year.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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In this episode, Lauren helps people find jobs in the automotive industry. She talks with Scott Trainor at USA Motor Jobs about signing bonuses, what type of jobs are available at all levels, from no experience to a veteran and enthusiasts - there’s a job for you! This is the smartest and easiest way to find the right job. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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In this episode we travel to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina to compete in the 2021 Land Rover TRĕK 2021 with a customized 2022 Land Rover Defender, equipped with specially modified accessories. We talked to Joe Eberhardt, President & CEO of Jaguar Land Rover North America, about this amazing experience. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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In this episode, we travel to Chattanooga, Tennessee for the first drive of the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 AWD and to explore the new factory where it will be built, starting next year. We also get to talk to Product Manager Jeffery Lear and Dustin Krause, Director of eMobility at Volkswagen to learn everything about the new electrificación era of the German manufacturer. Thank you and best regards! Learn more about your ad-choices at ...
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In this episode we travel to Munich, Germany for the first major international Auto Show since the beginning of the pandemic and talk to Adam Sykes, VP Government Affairs & Corporate Communications, Region Americas for BMW. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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September 8, 2021 15 min
In this episode we travel to Napa Valley and interview Bob Welby, Sr. Director OF Infiniti Operations in North America about the all-new QX60, which will arrive in showrooms this fall to compete in the highly popular segment of the 3-row luxury SUV market.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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In this episode Karl takes the lead with important advice for the 2021 Labor Day Weekend, which will be one of the busiest for new car shoppers despite the chip shortage and low inventory at dealerships. Drivers with a current lease set to expire in the next 6 months might get the most benefits from his tips. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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In this episode we talk to Lisa Materazzo, Group Vice President of Marketing at Toyota, about the new compact SUV 2022 Corolla Cross, which takes the name from the sedan that just celebrated the sell of it´s 50th million unit, and adds utility, cargo space, safety technology and the option of an advanced all-wheel drive system. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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In this episode we interview Travis Calhoun, the F-150 Consumer Marketing Manager at Ford Motor Company, about the fully redesigned F-150 Raptor, which we drove from Las Vegas to the Dumont Dunes, where we enjoyed its off-road capability. Thank you and best regards! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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In this episode we talk about the 2022 Toyota GR 86 and the 2023 Nissan Z, a pair of Japanese sports cars with new design, turbo engines, new technology and manual transmissions. A ray of hope for car enthusiasts in the era of hybrids and electric cars. The new Nissan Z made it´s global debut this week in Brooklyn, New York, despite the third cancellation of the New York International Auto Show due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn ...
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In this episode at the 2021 Monterey Car Week, we interview Soon Hagerty, Senior Vice President of Brand Strategy at Hagerty, about the fast expansion of the company, which began as a niche insurance agency for collector cars and now is a global automotive enthusiast brand. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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In this special episode at the 2021 Monterey Car Week, we interview Ralph Gilles, Global President Product Design at the Stellantis Group, inside the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer, which makes the rebirth of a premium American icon, with legendary capability and a new level of luxury, technology and comfort for up to eight passengers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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In this episode we talk to Aston Martin, Chief Executive Officer, Tobias Moers, who is celebrating his first anniversary as the head of the famed British automaker at the 2021 Pebble Beach Concours d´Elegance with the unveiling of Valkyrie Spider, the fastest, most extreme open top Aston Martin to date. Production limited to 85 units worldwide and deliveries scheduled to begin H2 2022. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://w...
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In this episode we talk to Mike Colleran, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Nissan North America, about the new 2022 Nissan Frontier, which was finally redesigned and is one of the candidates for the 2022 Truck of the Year Award. It will have tough competition with entries such as the 2022 Toyota Tundra, the Hyundai Santa Cruz and the Ford Maverick, among others. Does it have what it takes to win? Learn more about yo...
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In this episode we interview Trevor Lai, Senior Manager, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor North America, about the 2022 Santa Cruz, a compact pickup truck or Sports Adventure Vehicle (SAV), which breaks new ground within the SUV, Truck and Crossover segments, unlike anything else in the U.S. market.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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In this episode we talk about the all-new Audi e-tron GT – the spearhead of Audi’s electric portfolio -which is on sale now in the United States offering an EPA-estimated range of 238 miles on the e-tron GT, and 232 miles on the 637 horsepower RS e-tron GT, which is the good news of the week on EVs. We also talk about the not-so-good news regarding the EV trend in the automotive industry. Learn more about your ad-choices at https...
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In this episode we analize this week´s most annoying, stupid and absurd news from the Automotive Industry, including issues about restricting your ability to modify your car in California, making gas stations liable for DIUs in New Mexico. and the prediction that the global EV battery industry will be sold out by 2025. Of course, we also talk about billionaires flying to space and what that had to do with cars.  Learn more about ...
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July 16, 2021 20 min
In this episode, we talked about the 2021 Chicago Auto Show, which opened to the public with a 2021 Special Edition inside McCormick Place, as the first automotive exhibit post the COVID-19 Pandemic. This marks the first time in history that the show, traditionally hosted in February, will be held in the summertime. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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In this episode we analyze all the news about the electrification of the automotive industry around the world, including the announcement from the Stellantis Group, which created a new "electrification approach" for each of its 14 brands. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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