2023 Toyota Tundra LTD is Utilitarian and Modern – A Truck That Feels Like A Truck! | #544
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During a brief conversation, Alan and BJ Killeen, an automotive journalist and friend, discussed the possibility of a strike with the United Auto Workers. Stellantis, Ford, and GM need to renegotiate a list of demands before their contract ends. Some of the demands include different wage tiers and a 32-hour work week to allow workers to spend more time with their families. Additionally, BJ mentioned that Tesla is currently seeking part-time drivers. Tesla would like individuals to drive around their vehicle to gather data and enhance drivability and performance. Next up is George Kennedy III, Co-founder of Cartender.com and Vice President of the New England Motor Press Association. He’s a regular contributor to U.S. News & World Report, CarGurus, Forbes Wheels, and The Drive with Alan Taylor. George recently test drove the 2023 Toyota Tundra LTD IForce Max, which boasts three different drivetrains. He found the truck to be both utilitarian and modern, with strong acceleration and smart design. While it looks and feels like a truck, it’s also packed with modern features. The starting MSRP for this model is $38,000. Next on the show, Alan welcomes Lauren Fix, Editor-in-Chief of Car Coach Reports and a friend and contributor. Recently, Lauren wrote an article on Carcoachreports.com about the confusion surrounding gas, hybrid, and electric vehicles. According to Lauren, hybrid cars offer the best of both worlds, with a smooth transition from electric to gas and no need to worry about range when driving above 35mph. Joining Alan for the show’s finale is Karl Brauer, an expert in the automotive industry. He is a Forbes Autos Contributor, North American Car and Truck of the Year juror, and a board member and Executive Analyst for ISeeCars.com. Karl provides more insight into the potential UAW strike, which could lead to difficult times for the auto industry and limited options for consumers due to low inventory. If you’re eagerly waiting for the new limited edition Dodge Demon 170, Stellantis has until December 31st to produce 3,000 units for the US and 300 for Canada. Time is running out! [00:00:00] – Contributor BJ Killeen[00:06:29] – Twitter vs. Facebook[00:13:01] – Tesla Hiring Drivers[00:20:52] – Contributor George Kennedy III [00:28:50] – 2023 Toyota Tundra XL Limited[00:37:24] – Utilitarian and Modern[00:43:44] – Contributor Lauren Fix[00:50:37] – Battery Life[00:56:45] – Auto Transfer[01:04:35] – Contributor Karl Brauer[01:13:53] – Used EV’s Down 29.5%[01:21:05] – Ruby Red Beaut CREDITS Host: Alan TaylorProducer: Dave MilliganCopy Editor: Colleen Mahi Contributor: BJ Killeen Contributor: George Kennedy IIIContributor: Lauren Fix Contributor: Karl Brauer EXPLORE MORE WITH HELPFUL LINKS: * Contributor: BJ Killeen | Automotive Journalist and Voice of Reason * Contributor: George Kennedy III | Co-founder of Cartender.com, and the Vice President of the New England Motor Press Association. He contributes to U.S. News & World Report, CarGurus, Forbes Wheels, and here on The Drive.  * Contributor: Lauren Fix | Editor in-Chief for Car Coach Reports. * 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 Vehicles Discussed:
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