GMC Pickup Design, 2020 Nissan Sentra
Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast

Whether you drive a car, need a car, or just occasionally bum a ride with friends, you’ve come to the right place. Join the editors of Consumer Guide Automotive 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: 30

Broadcast date: May 24, 2020

Guest: Carl Zipfel

GMC Pickup Design, 2020 Nissan Sentra

Host Tom Appel and co-hosts Jill Ciminillo and Damon Bell start the show by discussing Toyota’s recent online unveiling of the 2021 Sienna minivan and Venza midsize SUV–both of which come standard with a hybrid powertrain. Next, we talk about our test-drive experiences with the redesigned-for-2020 Nissan Sentra compact car. Carl Zipfel, Design Manager of GM’s Advanced Truck Studio, calls in to fill us in on GM’s full-size pickup design, GMC’s AT4 sub-brand, and innovative features such as the CarbonPro bed. Tom has a “fuel tank or trunk space?” numbers quiz for Damon and Jill, and Damon shares a tongue-in-cheek list of proposed minivan features. Damon also runs down the latest articles on the Consumer Guide Daily Drive blog–including a test-drive review of the new-for-2020 BMW 228i Gran Coupe.

Previous Episodes

The Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast is broadcast every Sunday on Chicago’s WCPT AM 820 at 1:00 PM CST. It is available as a podcast shortly thereafter.

Consumer Guide Publisher Tom Appel on the Nick Digilio Show

Tom on Green Sense Radio


Discussed this week:

First Look: 2021 Toyota Sienna

First Look: 2021 Toyota Venza

2020 Nissan Sentra Walk-Around

Test Drive: 2020 Nissan Sentra SR Premium

GMC MultiPro Tailgate Demo Video

First Look: 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 CarbonPro Edition

Test Drive: 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4

Test Drive: 2020 BMW 228i xDrive Gran Coupe

Forgotten Concept: Mercedes-Benz Auto 2000

Consumer Guide 2020 Best Buys


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Jill on Twitter

The Crew

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