Podcast: Toyota 4Runner, Detroit 3 Covid-19 Response & Auto Industry Shutdown

Podcast: Toyota 4Runner, Detroit 3 Covid-19 Response & Auto Industry Shutdown
The #cardujour discussed on this week's podcast was the 2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro. (Photo by Jill Ciminillo)

This week was the first week we weren’t able to go into the studio to record the Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast. So, we used a nifty app called CleanFeed to help with sound quality. I think it mostly worked.

We started out discussing the cool things the Detroit Three are doing to help with the Covid-19 relief effort. As someone who has a family member “on the front lines” as a paramedic, I appreciate what they’re doing to get more safety equipment and ventilators out to more entities as quickly as possible.

Then we switched gears to discuss a #cardujour I had a few weeks ago: The Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro. This is a unique vehicle in its segment with an upright stance and a body-on-frame construction. But the truck has experienced a resurgence, and it’s novelty is a big part of the reason why.

Lastly, we spent a significant portion of the show talking to our guest Sam Fiorani, vice president of global vehicle forecasting for AutoForecast Solutions, to talk about the long-range effects Covid-19 will have on the automotive industry. 

While I will continue to post the podcast to my blog each week, you can subscribe to the Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast on any podcast subscription service or visit the Buzzsprout link. New episodes are usually posted on Friday, and then the show itself airs on WCPT 820 AM on Sundays from 1 to 2 p.m.

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