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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.

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S5E33: The 2025 Genesis GV80; watch out Mercedes-Benz and all others!
In this episode we are in Fort Worth, Texas with Sr. Group Manager of Product Planning to learn all about the 2025 Genesis GV80, the luxury SUV whis is ready to take on similar models from Mercedes-Benz, Audi, BMW, Infiniti, Lexus and all others. 
14:17 14/05/2024
S5E32: The 2024 GMC HUMMER EV might be the best off-road SUV ever
In this episode we talk to Scott McLane, the Lead Development Engineer for the 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV, at Moab, Utah, where he and his team worked to develop the off-road capability of the 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV.
16:39 08/05/2024
S5E31: The 2024 Chevrolet Traverse with Chief Engineer, Joel Hofman
In this episode we are at the Foxhall Resort outside Atlanta, Georgia, to talk to Joel Hofman, the Vehicle Program Engineering Manager for the 2024 Chevrolet Traverse, which was fully updated to catch up to rivals such as the Kia Telluride and Hyundai Palisade.
19:20 30/04/2024
S5E30: Who will pay the most for the union vote at the Volkswagen Plant in Chattanooga?
In this episode we talk to journalist Henry Payne of the Detroit News, about the consequences of the workers' vote at the Volkswagen Plant in Chattanooga to join the United Auto Workers. 
18:24 26/04/2024
S5E29: 2024 Toyota Tacoma i-Force Max with Chief Engineer, Sheldon Brown
 In this episode we are in San Diego to test drive the 2024 Toyota Tacoma i-Force Max and talk with Chief Engineer, Sheldon Brown, who shares all the details for all the 8 versions, including the TRD Pro with the hybrid i-Force Max power train. 
18:19 23/04/2024
S5E28: 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser, not to be confused with the Land Rover Defender
In this episode we are in San Diego, where we get to test drive the 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser, which design follows the body trend of other brands, but has it´s own and distintive retro look and advanced technology for off-roading and much more. 
17:16 17/04/2024
S5E27: The Hyundai IONIQ5 N is an amazing sports car with EV powertrain
In this episode we are in the legendary Laguna Seca race track with Till Wartenberg, Vice President of the Hyundai N Brand & Motorsport, to test drive the 2025 IONIQ5 N, which just won the World Performance Car of the Year Award.
16:23 16/04/2024
S5E26: Why Toyota is the No.1 car brand in Poland?
In this episode we talk to Tomasz Korniejew, Publishing Director of @motopl, who shares his insights in the automotive industry in Poland, where Toyota has the No. 1 position in market share and the Camry is still one of the most popular cars.
17:00 12/04/2024
S5E25: How did Pirelli engineered the tires for the Hyundai IONIQ 5 N?
In this episode we are at the legendary Laguna Seca racetrack with Nicolò Villa, Pirelli´sProject Leader, who developed the tires for the 2024 Hyundai IONIQ5 N, the 100% electric car, which just won the World Performance Car of the Year award. 
14:57 11/04/2024
S5E24: The 2024 FIAT 500e is the perfect City Car with 149 miles of range
In this episode, we are in Miami for the first drive with the 2004 FIAT 500e, an affordable electric car, with a base price starting at just $32,500, before lease incentives of up to $7,500.
16:52 08/04/2024
S5E23: The Next Era of Buick is ‘Exceptional by design’
In this episode we talk with Sharon Gauci, Global Executive Director of Design, inside the legendary Design Dome at General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Michigan, to learn about the next era of Buick, which the brand calls ‘Exceptional by design’. 
09:52 04/04/2024
S5E22: The 2026 Rivian R2 at the Meatpacking District Studio in NYC
In this episode we are at the Rivian Meatpacking District Studio in New York City to learn all about the new R2, the new model from the EV American manufacturer, which was "designed for theadventurous" and will be on sale in 2026 with an estimated range of 300+ miles, seat capacity for 5 and 0 to 60 MPH speed of under 3 seconds.  
16:02 29/03/2024
S5E21: The World Car of the Year winners at the New York Auto Show
In this episode we are at the New York Auto Show, where the winners of the 2024 World Car of the Year Awards were presented with 2 wins for the Kia EV 9 as EV Car of the Year and World Car of the Year. Toyota Prius, Hyundai IONIQ5 N, BMW 5 and Volvo EX30 also took home an award.
17:00 28/03/2024
S5E20: The 2025 Infiniti QX80 had a spectacular global debut in New York
In this episode we are in New York with José Román, the Global Head of Infiniti, for the debut of the 2025 Infiniti QX80, which took place at Edge, the 100-story-high outdoor sky deck at Hudson Yards. 
16:17 22/03/2024
S5E19: The 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor with Performance Chief Engineer, Carl Widmann
Ford it´s 5th. consecutive trophy as NACTOY´s Truck of the Year Award. 
16:20 21/03/2024
S5E18: The 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe has amazing design and technology!
In this episode we are in Franklin, Tennessee, with Manish Mehrotra, Vice President of Digital Business, Planning, and Connected Operations, to learn everything about the 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe,  which not only has a bold new exterior design, but is loaded with the most advanced and useful technology.
19:11 19/03/2024
S5E17: Lindsey Vonn introduced the 2024 Range Rover Sport Park City Edition
In this episode we are in Park City, Utha, where Range Rover introduced the 2024 Range Rover Sport Park City Edition, with the help of brand ambassador, Lindsey Vonn, one of six women to have won World Cup races in all five disciplines of alpine skiing.
11:52 15/03/2024
S5E16: A lot is happening at Polestar
In this episode we are with Gregor Hembrough, Head of Polestar USA, at the Grand Opening of a new showroom in Coral Gables, Florida, where he gives an update about everything that has happened at the EV manufacturer in the last few months. 
16:22 08/03/2024
S5E15 - The 2024 Lincoln Nautilus is a whole new level of luxury
In this episode we are in Palm Springs, California, with Monica Gorgas, Brand Manager for the 2024 Lincoln Nautilus, which includes new signature features and connected experiences that go beyond the levels of luxury you never knew were possible.
15:35 07/03/2024
S5E14: The inaugural Moda Miami, much more than a Concours d´Elegance
In this episode we are at the historic Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida, with Ethan Gibson, Director of Communications at RM Sotheby's & Moda Events, for the inaugural edition of Moda Miami, an exclusive multi-day event, which celebrates world-class cars, culture, and the utmost in luxury experiences. 
15:31 01/03/2024
S5E13: The 2024 McLaren 750s at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
In this episode, we are at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with Nicolas Brown, President at McLaren Automotive for the Americas, to learn all about the 2024 McLaren 750s and to get an update on the success story of the British super sports car manufacturer.
18:09 28/02/2024
S5E12: The Hangar Amelia 2024 with founder Jeff Einhorn
In this episode we talk about The Hanger Amelia 2024, which will return on the eve of the 29th annual Amelia Concours d’Elegance at the spectacular Bent Wing Flight Services, Fernandina Beach.  
16:08 26/02/2024
S5E11: The Prologue 2024 is the first EV from Honda
In this episode we are in Sonoma County where we speak to an expert to learn everything about the all-electric 2024 Honda Prologue, a new SUV with tons of tech-rich, different charging options and exciting performance, which will go on market starting at $47,400.
14:19 23/02/2024
S5E10: Can we already name the 2025 Ram 1500, Truck of the Year?
In this episode, we are in Texas with Chief Vehicle Síntesis Manager, Doug Kilian, to test learn everything about the 2025 RAM 1500 pickup track family, which is replacing the legendario V8 HEMI engañes with the in-line 6 cylinder Hurricane family, which can produce up to 540 HP and is much more efficient. 
17:22 22/02/2024
S5E9: Expedition Motor Company's Founder & CEO, Alex Levin
In this special episode we talk to Expedition Motor Company's Founder & CEO, Alex Levin, to learn about the whole restoration process of the classic Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen to your exact specifications.
11:50 16/02/2024
S5E8: The 2024 Chicago Auto Show with Nissan
In this episode we are at the 2024 Chicago Auto Show, which opened to the public over the weekend at McCormick Place, where customers can experience dozens of EVs on an in-door track, including the Nissan Ariya.
15:32 12/02/2024
S5E7: The 2024 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV on the ice in Montreal
In this episode we are at the ICAR Complex at the Mirabel Airport to test drive the 2024 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV on the ice and to learn about it´s Super All Wheel Control (S-AWC) system, which is much better than anything else in the industry.
16:43 09/02/2024
S5E6: The Mercedes-Benz eSprinter is a cool EV van MADE in the USA
In this episode we are in Newport Beach, California, with Klaus Rehkugler, Head of Sales & Marketing Mercedes-Benz Vans, to learn about the 2024 Mercedes-Benz eSprinter, the 100% electric van which is now available for order at U.S. dealerships starting from $71,866. 
16:53 05/02/2024
S5E5: Can the 2024 Genesis G70 win the Car of the Year Award ... again?
In this episode we are with Tedros Mengiste, Vice President of Sales Operations at Genesis Motor America, to talk about the 2024 Genesis G70, the luxury sedan which is already a strong candidate to win the Car of the Year Award. 
16:17 02/02/2024
S5E4: The 2024 Lexus GX is finally here!
In this episode we are in Tucson, Arizona, with Greg Kitzens, General Manager of Marketing, to learn all about the new 2024 Lexus GX, which will go on sale later this year to compete head to head with the Land Rover Defender and others.
18:56 25/01/2024