America on the Road Episode 0002

Road tests of Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel and Chevy Silverado plus interview with Jaguar designer Dominic Najafi

2020 Jeep Wrangler Sahara
2020 Jeep Wrangler Sahara EcoDiesel

In this edition of America on the Road, hosts Jack Nerad and Chris Teague road test the new 2020 Jeep  Wrangler Unlimited EcoDiesel and the Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. The EcoDiesel is the most recent powerplant to be installed in the popular Wrangler, and it offers great drivability and superior fuel economy. The Silverado is involved in a life-and-death battle with the Ford F-150 And Ram 1500 for pickup truck supremacy.

In the podcast’s interview segment, Jack has an in-depth discussion with Dominic Najafi, a lead exterior designer at Jaguar, about the revised styling the Jaguar F-Type sports for the 2021 model year. Najafi also tells what it is like to be a top designer for a storied automotive brand.

2020 Chevrolet Silverado LTTrail Boss

In the show opener, Jack and Chris talk about how the coronavirus pandemic has radically changed the car business and altered the way auto journalists go about reviewing cars, trucks, minivans, and SUVs. They also detail efforts some major manufacturers like Ford and General Motors are making to pivot their efforts to assembling medical equipment like ventilator and personal protective equipment like respirators and face masks.

2021 Jaguar F-Type
The 2021 Jaguar F-Type will feature revised styling that concentrates on simplicity.

Hear what product manager Harlan Charles has to say about the mid-engine Corvette Stingray.