Unnamed Automotive Podcast

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

198 episodes of Unnamed Automotive Podcast since the first episode, which aired on October 19th, 2016.

  • Episode 70: 2019 Genesis G70, 2018 Land Rover Discovery, Sami Visits Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

    May 6th, 2018  |  44 mins 34 secs
    abu dhabi, audi, bmw, discovery, ferrari, g70, genesis, land rovery, mercedes-benz, race track

    Benjamin is blown away by the 2019 Genesis G70, Sami travels to the Middle East to drive the 2018 Land Rover Discovery SUV. Sami also sneaks in to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and, um, is not at all blown away.

  • Episode 69: 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, 2018 Lincoln Navigator, Ford Stops Making Cars

    April 28th, 2018  |  42 mins 33 secs
    a-class, croatia, ford, lincoln, mercedes-benz, mustang, navigator, suv, trucks

    Sami comes back from driving the all-new 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class in Croatia to talk about the luxury brand's latest foray into entry-level premium cars, while Benjamin spends a week with the completely redesigned 2018 Lincoln Navigator.SUV. Both are stunned by the news - released during the recording - that Ford has decided to stop making cars and go to an all-truck and SUV lineup (with the exception of the Mustang).

  • Episode 68: 2018 Mazda 6 Turbo, 2018 Nissan Armada, Bear Attacks, News Round-Up

    April 21st, 2018  |  56 mins 50 secs
    armada, bears, mazda, mazda 6, news, nissan, turbo

    Mazda finally goes turbo with the 2018 Mazda 6, and Benjamin heads to British Columbia to see just how much of a difference more power makes for the mid-size sedan. Sami and Benjamin also discuss the 2018 Nissan Armada full-size SUV, bear attacks, and a bunch of fun and weird news from this week in the auto industry.

  • Episode 67: 2019 Chevrolet Camaro Turbo 1LE, 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, 2018 Subaru Outback, 2019 Volkswagen Jetta

    April 14th, 2018  |  1 hr 1 min
    1le, camaro, chevrolet, corvette, ev, jetta, leaf, nissan, outback, subaru, turbo, volkswagen, vw, zr1

    Benjamin turns laps in the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro Turbo 1LE, and also gets some right-seat time with professional drivers Tommy Milner and Tony Kanaan in the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZR1. Sami extols the virtues of the 2018 Subaru Outback, while Benjamin wraps things up with his drive of the redesigned 2019 Volkswagen Jetta.

  • Episode 66: 2018 Nissan Leaf EV, 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, 2018 New York Auto Show

    April 7th, 2018  |  58 mins 47 secs
    atlas, auto shows, electric car, ev, leaf, new york auto show, nissan, volkswagen

    This week Benjamin and Sami discuss how disappointing the all-new Nissan Leaf EV turned out to be, as well as whether Volkswagen really needs to be building a three-row SUV like the Atlas. Sami also gives his hot takes from the New York Auto Show.

  • Episode 65: 2018 Jeep Compass SUV, 2019 Kia Sorento SUV, Kia Stinger GT Ice Racing

    March 31st, 2018  |  37 mins 27 secs
    colorado, compass, ice racing, jeep, kia, off-road, sorento, stinger, stinger gt, suv

    Benjamin drives the all-new 2019 Kia Sorento SUV through the Colorado Rockies while Sami tries to conceal his disappointment with the Jeep Compass SUV in this week's utility-heavy podcast. Benjamin also describes not taking out a fence with the Kia Stinger GT on a high speed ice track.

  • Episode 64: 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar, 2018 BMW X3 M40i, 2018 Volvo XC60

    March 24th, 2018  |  43 mins 38 secs

    Three luxury SUVs to talk about today that couldn't be more different - with one of them, the 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar, not seeming to fit in anywhere, especially as compared to the 2018 BMW X3 M40i and the 2018 Volvo XC60.

  • Episode 63: 2019 Ram 1500, eTorque, 2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake, Amelia Island, Ford's New SUVs

    March 17th, 2018  |  53 mins 22 secs
    1500, amelia island, etorque, jaguar, pebble beach, ram, sportbrake, trucks, xf

    Benjamin and Sami each drive the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 full-size pickup and talk about how impressive the changes are - while also lamenting the missing eTorque drivetrains. The pair also discuss the 2018 Jaguar XF and XF Sportbrake, with the latter being the British automaker's all-new luxury wagon, and then wrap things up with a comparison between Amelia Island and Pebble Beach before providing hot takes on Ford's new SUV announcements.

  • Episode 62: 2018 Maserati Quattroporte, 2018 Maserati Levante, 2018 Cadillac Escalade, 2018 Cadillac CT6, Cadillac Super Cruise

    March 10th, 2018  |  53 mins 28 secs
    autonomous, cadillac, ct6, escalade, levante, maserati, quattroporte, super cruise, suv

    Sami's back from the Italian Alps, where he drove the 2018 Maserati Quattroporte and the 2018 Maserati Levante SUV. Benjamin stuck around Montreal to test out both of Cadillac's flagships - the 2018 Cadillac Escalade SUV and the 2018 Cadillac CT6. He also had the chance to try Cadillac Super Cruise, which is sort of autonomous, and sort of not. Fear the future!

  • Episode 61: 2018 Audi R8 RWS, 2018 Buick Regal GS, 2019 Buick Envision, Hyundai's Sound System Takeover

    March 3rd, 2018  |  50 mins 24 secs
    audi, bees, buick, envision, honey, honey bee, hyundai, r8, r8 rws, regal gs

    Sami heads to Spain to drive the 2018 Audi R8 RWS, the rear-wheel drive version of the German brand's supercar, while Benjamin drives both the 2018 Buick Regal GS and the 2019 Buick Envision SUV, both of which have been redesigned. The pair also talk about Hyundai's weird new patent for taking over the stereo systems of neighboring cars so that you can start a 'speaker gang' with fellow Hyundai owners.

  • Episode 60: 2018 Acura TLX A Spec, 2018 Honda Odyssey, Listener Questions, Chevrolet Corvette Z06, Supercars

    February 24th, 2018  |  47 mins 52 secs
    acura, c7, chevrolet, corvette, honda, minivan, odyssey, tlx, z06

    Sami gets passionate in his defense of the 2018 Acura TLX A Spec, while Benjamin questions whether Acura has any brand identity at all. Benjamin then discusses the 2018 Honda Odyssey and ponders its place in a world where crossovers and SUVs rule supreme. The pair also answer a listener question about whether the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is an overlooked, and undermarketed, supercar.

  • Episode 59: 2018 Honda Fit Sport, 2018 Kia Niro Hybrid, Sad Toyota Supra Rumors, Korean Serial Killers

    February 17th, 2018  |  40 mins 24 secs
    fit, fit sport, honda, kia, niro, prius, serial killers, supra, toyota

    Benjamin is pleasantly surprised by the tiny-yet-huge-inside 2018 Honda Fit Sport, while Sami tries to think of sports the Fit Sport would fail at while recounting his experiences with the Kia Niro Hybrid. The pair then argue about how sad the leaked specs for the upcoming Toyota Supra truly are, and whether the once-proud sports car is about to be re-born as an also-ran. Finally, Benjamin tells an off-color story about Korean serial killers from the time he traveled to Seoul to drive a prototype version of the Niro.

  • Episode 58: 2019 Audi A7, BMW i8 In The Snow, Driving Exotics In The Winter, Sami's Extreme Exhaustion

    February 10th, 2018  |  44 mins 41 secs
    a7, audi, bmw, exhaustion, exotic, hybrid, i8, jet lag, supercar

    Sami is back from South Africa where he drove the all-new 2019 Audi A7, while Benjamin recounts a week spent battling blizzards and sub-zero temperatures in the BMW i8 supercar. We also talk about what it's like driving exotic cars in the winter time, and just how exhausted Sami is after 60 hours in the air.

  • Episode 57: 2019 Infiniti QX50, Variable Compression Turbo, Mazda Compression Ignition Prototype, 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

    February 2nd, 2018  |  48 mins 51 secs
    compression, hybrid, ignition, infiniti, mazda, mitsubishi, outlander, phev, turbo

    How many times can we say 'compression' in a single podcast? How many awkward explanations of internal combustion can we provide over the course of an hour? Find out with this week's look at the 2019 Infiniti QX50, Mazda's Skyactiv-X compression ignition prototype, and the plug-in 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. Compression! Compression! Compression!

  • Episode 56: 2018 BMW M550i xDrive, 2018 BMW M760Li, M-A-R-K-E-T-I-N-G

    January 24th, 2018  |  50 mins 55 secs
    bmw, m, m550i, m760li, marketing, v12

    Benjamin and Sami talk about two 'lowercase' M cars - the M550I and the BMW M760Li, which Benjamin probably calls the 'iL' about one hundred times during this episode. The pair dive deep into the marketing magic that makes M cars not really but also sort of M cars, and whether that's good or bad for BMW.

  • Episode 55: Live From The 2018 Detroit Auto Show

    January 17th, 2018  |  36 mins 38 secs
    1500, acura, bullitt, concept car, edge sport, ford, forte, hyundai, infiniti, jetta, kia, lexus, lf1, mustang, nissan, q inspiration, ram, ranger, rdx, veloster, vw

    Sami and Benjamin make the rounds of the 2018 Detroit Auto Show and talk about the most important new car, truck, and SUV debuts.