Rivian’s Big Surprise
Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast – Rivian’s Big Surprise

Whether you drive a car, need a car, or just occasionally bum a ride with friends, you’’ve come to the right place. Join Jill and Tom as they break down everything that’’s going on in the auto world. New-car reviews, shopping tips, driving green, electric cars, classic cars, and plenty of great guests. This is the Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast.


Episode: 210

Broadcast date: March 11, 2024

Guest: Randy Dale

Rivian’s Big Surprise, Sons of Speed Hit the Track, Surprisingly High-Value Nissan Sentra

Tom and guest host Paul Herrold of the Sons of Speed covered a number of topics this week. First, the hosts addressed the surprise Rivian reveal of not one, but two, small crossovers last week, both of which are scheduled to be built at the maker’s existing Illinois facility. Both will be much more affordable than Rivian’s current offerings.

Also, the Chevrolet Blazer EV is back in production, this after a stop-sale was ordered by the brand as a result of software issues. Listen for details regarding the Blazer’s return to production, and significant price cuts.

Still in the first segment, Paul shared the scoop on a pair of excellent Sons of Speed-produced “The Lap” videos, one featuring a collectible Dodge Challenger, the other a rather rare—and high-performance—Mercedes-AMG product.

In the second segment, the hosts welcome Randy Dale of Nissan to the program. Randy walked Tom and Paul through the updates to the 2024 Nissan Sentra, which Tom feels has become a far better vehicle—and a great value.

In the last segment Paul is subjected to Tom’s “Who Made More” quiz, which Tom expected Paul to fail. Did he? The hosts wrapped up the show covering a number of subjects, including the impressive interiors of Hyundai and Genesis cars and crossovers.

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