Main theme: Summertime brings an abundance of car shows, highlighting a variety of models that include classic hot rods, muscle cars from the 1960s and 1970s, hits from the 1980s, and popular Japanese vehicles.

In this episode, we come up with new cars we think will be car-show favorites 20 years from now. 

Driven: The new Volkswagen Arteon. We discuss the recent history of VW's German- and American-built vehicles, and how the new Arteon four-door hatchback has a more Germanic driving experience. But is it worth the price?

Audience questions:

  • Is it a good idea for an audience member to test out the automatic emergency braking system on his Toyota Prius Prime?
  • Are low-profile tires useful on a pickup truck?
  • Will the new BMW-powered Toyota Supra have Toyota-like reliability?
Panel members Ryan Pszczolkowski, Jon Linkov, Jake Fisher
Panelists: Ryan Pszczolkowski, Jon Linkov, and Jake Fisher

As with other “Talking Cars” episodes, this one is available free through Apple Podcasts. (Subscribe to the audio or video.) You’ll also find the audio on Spotify (log-in required) and video on YouTube.

Cadillac XT6, Trusting New Tech, episode 213
• Tire Buying, Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, episode 212
• Audi E-Tron, Lee Iacocca, episode 211
• Hyundai Palisade, Road-Trip Cars, episode 210
• Jaguar I-Pace, Kia Soul, episode 209


Have a Question?

We’d love to include it in a future show. Click here to upload your video questions to our Dropbox folder. Please send high-definition (1920x1080) MP4 video files with high-quality audio. Or send an iMessage question to our TalkingCars@icloud.com account.