In this the 10th episode of KarCast your automotive duo discuss the outrageous NY auto show, some tid bits from the Beijing auto show and we throw down some serious numbers. Hot rods, hot hybrids including the new Ford GT1000, Lamborghini Urus, the new plug in Prius and a special new EV…all that and more on KarCast!
The 2012 Detroit Auto Show presented many exciting cars in the first weeks of January 2012. Some of these include the Dodge Dart, and all new Ford Fusion including a plugin-hybrid version touting 100 mpg-e, which would make it the highest rated plugin hybrid so far. Other notable cars include a long awaited all new Acura NSX, Cadillac ATS, the all-new face for the Lincoln MKZ, and something Toyota is calling the NS4 which is claimed to be a hint at the new Rrius. Exciting news for the automotive world, we cover it all in Episode 7 of KarCast…listen for all this and more!
On this installment, we answer a question from one of our listeners, and also talk about everything ‘light.’ What does that mean? Talking about BMW’s new laser headlight system, talking about making cars lighter for efficiency, Honda Civic Hybrids are too ‘light’ on MPG promises and the Mercedes E Superlight. Plus, all the latest from around the automotive world and talking about the upcoming Detroit Motor Show.
Topic list for this show:
–Preview of the 2012 Detroit Motor Show
–A look at BMW’s upcoming laser lighting system
–Chat about the 2013 Audi A1 Quattro — only 333 units!
–Saab files for bankruptcy
–Tesla Model S full details and pricing info released
–China ends support of foreign investment for their auto industry
–New study reveals just how much added weight & power has reduced vehicle efficiency
–The Doge Dart is back!
–Ford promises big Lincoln relaunch with totally new MKZ Sedan
–Honda Civic Hybrid owners sue Honda over MPG claims
–The Mercedes E Superlight
On this edition of KarCast, we’re giving you the low-down on both the recent Phoenix Auto show and also the enormous Los Angeles International Auto Show. We’ve got a run-down of our top 10 list of brand-new cars that debuted in LA recently, plus a few of our thoughts on each of them.
Also, we’ve got the latest news from around the automotive world:
–The 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
–BMW’s M Product Development Head wants to develop their own car
–Mercedes is going to bring back the straight six.
–GM shows off Chevy Spark’s domestically-produced electric motor
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On this edition of KarCast: A great listener question about Armor-All, BMW is working on a self-driving car, Cadillac welcomes us to the new CUE standard, Chevy is working on a real EV: The Spark, The Ford Evos concept, Mazda’s new rotary engine and a whole lot more!
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In episode three of KarCast we talk about BMW, Lexus, and Infiniti’s new releases in addition to talking solar for your Ford and GM EVs. Mercedes puts in silk, and Hyundai is bringing the hurt and completing their line up. EV charging stations start popping up in the Valley. All that and more on KarCast.