Buyers like tech, Diesel on the upswing, Hondas getting new engines, more CVTs

Episode #294 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week Dan is joined by Steven Ewing, Autoblog Executive Editor Chris Paukert, and new guy George Kennedy. Topics the popularity of often-confusing technology among buyers, a small-scale diesel renaissance, and Honda getting with the program and updating engines, redesigning the Civic, and adding more CVTs. 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. Keep reading for our Q&A module for you to scroll through and follow along, too. Thanks for listening!

Autoblog Podcast #294:


In the Autoblog Garage:
2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
2012 Volkswagen Up!
2012 Nissan Leaf
2012 Ford Edge EcoBoost
2013 Scion FR-S

Hosts: Dan Roth, Steven Ewing, George Kennedy, Chris Paukert

Runtime: 01:14:51

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      Once again Autoblog's info on Honda/Acura is inaccurate, limited, and bordering on amateurish journalism. When the topic of Earth Dreams and new CVT tech came up, Fords EcoBoost and Mazda's SkyActive was talked up more...can you at least review Honda's press release before you decide to talk about their new tech!!!?? And of course Dan expects the quick fix on the new Civic will all of a sudden make it a completely new design, btw the Civic isn't exactly selling at the bottom of its segment now is it....Then you go and start to talk about the new RDX and say it has a v6 and that it's heavier...guess what? It's lighter (and gets better fuel economy) than the first gen RDX, mostly due to the removal of the SH-AWD system....
      • 3 Years Ago
      The ILX does have a 2.4L 200hp option...oy vey Dan...
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