2013 Ford F-150 Limited and SVT Raptor, BMW Toyota partnership, Mobius SUV, Supercharged Jaguar XJ

Episode #289 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Chris, Dan, and Zach are joined by Mike Levine and Raj Sarkar of Ford Motor Company to chat about the F-150 Limited and 2013 Raptor. Other topics include the official announcement of a BMW/Toyota partnership, the Mobius low-cost SUV for Africa, and the switch to a supercharged V6 for the base Jaguar XJ. Your questions and comments power the end of the 'cast, and for those of you who hung with us live on our UStream channel, thanks for taking the time. We've embedded our Q&A module after the jump for you to scroll through and follow along, too. Thanks for listening!

Autoblog Podcast #289:


In the Autoblog Garage:
2012 Volvo XC60 R-Design
2012 Honda Pilot
2012 Nissan 370Z
2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco

Hosts: Dan Roth, Chris Shunk, Zach Bowman
Guests: Mike Levine, Raj Sarkar
Runtime: 01:13:02

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      • 3 Years Ago
      I was looking forward to an update review on the Honda Pilot in this podcast...and then I listened...and it was 5 seconds long. What a joke. I know you guys pretty much hate or are bored with Honda (Acura) these days...but come on!
        • 3 Years Ago
        What would you like to know about the Pilot? We went over it quickly because it's a model we've reviewed more than once. Good vehicle for what it is, lots of space, drives pretty well for an SUV-type-thing, TONS of buttons on the center stack, crappy interior materials, comfortable, occasional-use-only third row, not a whole lot of towing capacity, but not completely terrible, either. That's the short version - feel free to reply back with any specific questions. -Dan
          • 3 Years Ago
          "For the most part, I like listening to the podcasts...the same way people like watching Jersey Shore...not exactly informative, just getting the pulse of the (very) average man's way of thinking..." Yeah, compare them to Jersey Shore and not-so-subtly insult their intelligence. Now they'll want to accomodate you for sure!
          • 3 Years Ago
          If they were doing their job correctly in the first place, they wouldn't have to 'accommodate me'... I'm not exactly expecting a Honda love-fest here on Autoblog...but that gloss over review was so blatant I couldn't hold my tongue anymore...they have spent much more time on much less worthy topics...
      • 3 Years Ago
      So what's going on with the comments cutting out from the Ford employees? Are they being screened?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Love the podcast. Started listening a few months ago. I'm guessing Dan is a more recent addition to the show? Gotta say though, he's my favorite host. One request I have is about the upload time of the podcast. I usually listen to the show at work on thursday. I work tuesday, but the podcast from the previous night is uploaded so late in the day that I don't get a chance to listen to it at work 'til thursday (I'm off on Wednesday). Not that you need to hear my life story here. In short, would you guys be able to upload the podcast on the site before noonish on tuesday rather than late tuesday? I don't know how the whole editing process goes so I might be asking too much. But if not, I'd really appreciate it! Thanks, and great job with the show!