AAH #116 – Goatees and Fancy Scarves

August 26th, 2011 at 3:00pm

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This week we’re asking: why did Jack Roush hire a chief designer? And, we think we’ve got the perfect man to answer that question: Roush’s new head of design, D. Mark Trostle, a man with an impressive performance car pedigree. He’s designed such cars as the Buick GNX and Chevy SSR as well as the renowned Speed33 Roadster — so what’s going down at Roush? In addition, we’ll be discussing the news as usual. Is Toyota playing it too safe with the Camry’s new styling? Is the Cadillac Ciel concept a hint at the brand’s upcoming flagship sedan? Why are Ford and Toyota teaming up on hybrid development? To discuss all of this and more, John McElroy is joined in studio by the one and only Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo.

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2 Comments to “AAH #116 – Goatees and Fancy Scarves”

  1. Matt Hansen Says:

    I agree. The new Camry needed to really step it up. Its a move forward but the competition is sprinting forward. Toyota and Honda are having complacency problems, living on the name and in the past. The 6th gen had more lines this doesn’t. I know its just a Camry but the competition looks better inside and out. Sure it gets good mileage but Toyota is going to only cator the loyalists but new customers, good luck. Peter De Lorenzo keeps comparing C class cars with the Camry, they don’t really compare unless he’s making a point. The new Camry’s lines are just mess mesh, just yuck. At least they improved on the interior but nothing special.

  2. John B. Says:

    Every misstep Toyota makes; brings a smile to my face (as long as nobody gets hurt).
    They seem to be a more shady company than GM in the 70s.
    Toyota’s been riding on a legacy reputation since 2002 and it’s about time they’re knocked down a bit.