Where Does Dodge Go in the Age of Electrification? We Have the Answers

Exclusive Interview with Dodge head Tim Kuniskis; Road Tests: 2022 Infiniti QX55, 2022 Kia Carnival MPV; Is the BMW M Concept Ugly or Just Forward-Looking?

Dodge is America’s premier muscle car brand. At the same time the American market seems to be moving inexorably toward an electrified future. So what does this mean for the Dodge brand? Will it go the way of the dinosaur and the do-do bird? Or does it have a path forward in light of the expected advance of the EV?

Our guest this week has the answers to those questions and many more. Tim Kuniskis is the head of the Dodge brand, and Host Jack Nerad got a chance to enjoy an exclusive interview with him recently. In the interview Kuniskis reveals details about the surprising future plans of Dodge. It is obvious the brand doesn’t just know what it stands for today, but it also has a very good idea of where it is going to be tomorrow. (EDITOR’S NOTE: A technical issue caused the absence of the Tim Kuniskis interview in the earlier edition of this episode. That has now been corrected. If you encountered this problem, delete the previous episode download and re-download. The file attached to this article contains the updated episode.)

In the road test segment of America on the Road, Co Host Chris Teague will share his thoughts on the 2022 Infiniti QX55 after a thorough road test. The QX55 has one of the most innovative internal-combustion engines on the planet, and we will examine its complications and its benefits.

Also in the road test segment, Host Jack Nerad had the opportunity to take his whole family – even Austin the dog — on a long distance drive in the 2022 Kia Carnival. The Carnival MPV minivan replaced the venerable Sedona, and it propels Kia from being an also-ran in the minivan race to being one of the top contenders.

In the news, BMW has introduced radically designed M concept vehicle, and we’ll have the details for you. Is it fair to call it ugly? Also in the news a survey of auto executives finds they are very bullish on the prospects for electric vehicles. Their predictions verge on the incredible. So are they speaking the truth or just blowing smoke? We’ll discuss all that in this episode of America on the Road.