The New Buzz Around Town is the 2024 Dodge Hornet, Small Crossover with a Big Attitude | #531
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“The Drive”, with Alan Taylor welcomes contributor Karl Brauer – Automotive Industry Analyst, Forbes Autos Contributor, North American Car and Truck of the Year juror, and board member and Executive Analyst for ISeeCars.com. Karl is selling his 2019 Ford GT carbon body series on carsandbids.com. With a dual suspension that goes from the street to the tracks. Perfect for the next car enthusiast. Next, he shares a study done on vehicles that are priced above the MSRP. The Genesis GV70 is 27.5% above the Chevy Silverado 1500 and is 1.9% below MSRP. The full list can be found on ISeeCars.com. Up next is Lauren Fix –  Editor-in-Chief for Car Coach Reports. Lauren and Alan discuss the politics behind electric vehicles. and how the automakers are feeling the pressure behind the force of becoming all-electric. However, Toyota’s CEO says that they will not be going all-electric at the end of the year, they will be offering multiple drivetrains. Lauren shares that the average cost for a new gas-powered vehicle is $50K and for an electric around $66k. You can visit her website carcoachreports.com as she will give you advice on what to look out for before purchasing a vehicle, new or used. Before she leaves, Alan inquires about a teaser Lauren released on the 2024 Dodge Hornet. Lauren shares that It comes in two trims, the GT and the plug-in hybrid R/T. It’s a small crossover with a big attitude. Next Josh Hancock –  JoshCAR Hollywood Car Consultant, makes a quick pit stop to talk about a few shows that are worth watching. The first is Formula 1, Drive to Survive. It’s on its fifth season and from what Josh says it’s worth watching. Formula 1 has been popular mainly in Europe, but with this show, it has found a new audience in the U.S. There will be three F1 races held in the U.S., Las Vegas, Texas, and Miami. The next show is called “Rennervations”. Jeremy Renner, an actor known for Hawkeye in the Avengers, and who was recently injured in a snowplow accident has taken on a new project. He and a team of expert builders are going around the world rebuilding decommissioned vehicles to turn them into something purposeful for communities. The release date is April 12th. Brian Moody – Executive Editor of Auto Trader.com and KBB.com brings in the rear as he announces that you can enter a contest for free gas or electric charging for a year. $250 worth per month. You can visit fueledbyautotrader.com to enter. Next Brian gives us a list of the top 11 best vehicles of 2023. From Genesis GV60 to a Toyota Prius, you can find the full list on autotrader.com. As the show comes to an end, Brian drops the mic as he lets us know that Mercedes is cutting their car portfolio almost in half. From thirty-three car styles to fourteen. Chomp! Chomp! That’s it for today’s show, join us next week for more auto news. [00:00:00] – Contributor Karl Brauer[00:06:51] – 2019 Ford GT[00:13:00] – Average MSRP[00:20:51] – Contributor Lauren Fix [00:30:05] – carcoachreports.com[00:37:24] – 2024 Dodge Hornet[00:43:44] – Contributor Josh Hancock[00:50:57] – Formula 1[00:56:46] – Rennervations[01:04:36] – Contributor Brian Moody[01:15:19] – Best Cars of 2023[01:21:08]– Massive Cut for Mercedes CREDITS Host: Alan TaylorProducer: Dave MilliganCopy Editor: Colleen Mahi Contributor: Karl Brauer Contributor: Lauren FixContributor: Josh Hancock Contributor: ...
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