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Tonight, Aaron gets hit on, Jeremy sleeps in the cold, & Ben flys off the handle
Welcome to the off-road podcast. A podcast about everything off-road. We cover the news, review products, and interview people in the off road industry. Your hosts tonight are Aaron, Jeremy and my name is Ben. Welcome to the show.
Aaron – School started back up. Sold my uncle’s truck. Avalon got hit.
Ben – Breaks door handle. Buys compressor. And some lights
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- Jalopnik – US Forest Service to Test Ford F150 Lightnings
- The Forest Service has picked up three F-150 Lightning electric pickup trucks for “field testing.”
- They will be used as an EV audit for the service, to determine if the trucks can meet the rough demands of the group in green.
- Simple, standard, fleet-spec Lightnings. The Forest Service seems not to have demanded any kind of extended range or trick suspension.
- The Forest Service didn’t specify the duration of the study, though one would expect it to last awhile. Determining a vehicle’s suitability through all seasons, and through the vehicle’s own life cycle of wear and abuse, will take more than a quick test drive.
- Autoblog – Toyota Landcruiser Likely to Return the the US
- Motor Trend asked Jack Hollis, EVP of sales for Toyota North America, about the chances of the Toyota Land Cruiser coming back to the US. Hollis told MT, “Will we ever? I would say likely yes,” adding, “Have I seen designs, thoughts, and hopes, yes. But nothing to announce. It’s still a ways off.”
- This has been Toyota’s stance for about a year now. In January, at the new Lexus LX 600 media drive, a Toyota spokesperson told CarBuzz, “Don’t be so quick to rule out the Land Cruiser. We obviously haven’t made any announcements yet, but we are listening strongly to customer feedback.
- It’s not clear how Toyota could bring any modern Land Cruiser — without running into the issues that got the 200 Series run out of the country. Current overlanding trends notwithstanding, hardly any full-size SUV owners take their SUVs as far afield as the Land Cruiser is built to go. With upper midsize competition like the Kia Telluride, a seemingly unstoppable sales monster, going for $59,000 loaded to its roof rails, about the same as a loaded Ford Explorer Timberline, the former Land Cruiser’s $87,000 base price put it too close to the sister Lexus LX and a trio of unstoppable sales monsters in the GMC full-size SUVs. We don’t see how there’s a business case for the current Land Cruiser to come back in its current form.
- Motor Trend says, “It sounds like we should be looking beyond the current J300 series Land Cruiser to whatever the next generation model may look like, which will almost certainly need to be electrified, either hybrid or full battery-electric.”
- MSRP puts a base Land Cruiser at the top end of the Jeep Wrangler and Ford Bronco. A price segment where buyers want convenience features more than the go-anywhere chops the Land Cruiser makes its name with.
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