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CRUISE CONTROL RADIO

Fred Staab and Les Jackson
100 episodes
Cruise Control is a automotive show that takes viewers on an inside tour of the car industry with vehicle reviews and interviews with auto industry designers, engineers and executives. Cruise Control is a show for the car enthusiast that enjoys racing and restoring all kind of vehicles.Check out our site at www.cruisecontrolradio.com

Disclaimer: the content and artwork of this podcast are the property of its owner and are not affiliated with nor endorsed by Audiotrails.

HONDA 11 GEN CIVIC , 2022 ACURA MDX REVIEWED, ANNOYED CANADIANS

On this edition of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson Honda unwraps its 11th generation Civic with a more straightforward design inside and out. AMG GLC 63 S SUV comes alive with V8 Power. Talking Tech: Virtual Design. It's the key to Cadillac's future new models. Why are Cana…

TOYOTA EV CROSSOVER, SELL THAT USED CAR, OVERLANDING DOCUMENTARY

On this edition of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson Plenty of vehicle reveals at the Shanghai Auto show. What will be coming to the U.S and Europe? Toyota is getting in the electric crossover game. And Honda says it's going all-electric by 2040. Genesis goes electro lux with i…

TESLA TROUBLE, MINI OXFORD, CADILLAC LYRIC REVEAL, SHORT ON CHIPS

On this edition of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson Consumer Reports says it was able to drive a Tesla with no one in the driver's seat fooling the Autopilot system. Mini shows off its Oxford Edition line up that can have you behind the wheel for about 20K Subaru Prices out it…

AUDI E-TRON Q4, CAR DEALER DEMISE? and FORD'S BLUE CRUISE

On this edition of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson Audi adds to its E Tron line up with the Q4 and Q4 sport back If you wanted a Durango Hellcat well you just might be in luck. Are the days of the traditional brick-and-mortar dealers numbered thanks to new upstarts? Talking…

MERCEDES EQS, MAZDA MX30 , MUSTANG 57TH BIRTHDAY

On this edition of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson Mercedes reveals its Electric flagship the EQS Mazda takes the wraps off its first Battery Electric the MX30. Chip woes: the chip supply problem persist cutting into production at Honda GM and Nissan, Volkswagen brings back…

HUMMER EV SUV, LEXUS ADVANCED DRIVE, TOYOTA GR86, RENTAL CARS PRICES SKYROCKET

On this edition of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson Lexus announces its teammate Advanced Drive system and also takes on distracted driving Toyota debuts the GR 86 no replacement for more displacement. Jeep Updates the Compass. Rental Car prices skyrocket we'll tell you why. …

Electric Silverado , Mercedes CLS, Cadillac Lyric , Hyundai Santa Cruz, Explorer Enthusiast ST

On this edition of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson   The Chevy Silverado goes electric but gas models are not going anywhere. From Concept to Consumer: GM says its Lyric will look the same as the prototype. Mercedes redesigns its CLS. Hyundai says it's not a truck OK! You that…

IIHS SAFETY AWARDS, JEEP WRANGLER 392 ANDGRAND CHEROKEE L PRICED, HONDA ACCORD HYBRID DRIVEN

On this edition of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson   Awards Season: The Insurance Institute for Highway safety class of 2021 picks is a big one. 90 vehicles have won safety awards. Important info if you on the market for a new vehicle. Join us for our Facebook Live show Satu…

KIA CARNIVAL, FORD KING RANCHER and JAG JEOPARDY

On this edition of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson   Is it an SUV or a Mini Van? Kia takes the wraps off its Carnival and we have the details. Mitsubishi extensively freshens up the Outlander Plug-in Hybrid for 2021 Ford expands its King Ranch models to a new category of vehic…

JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE L, APPLE AND HYUNDAI TEAM UP AND BMW Z4 DRIVEN

On this edition of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson Jeep completely revamps its Grand Cherokee and now offers optional three-row seating. Could the Chrysler brand be a victim of Stellantis: the new group resulting from the merger of FCA and Groupe PSA Will Hyundai and Appl…

F150 STOCKPILE, NISSAN UPDATES and TOYOTA COROLLA DRIVEN

On this edition of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson   Ford is stockpiling 1000's of new F 150s. We'll tell you what behind it all.   Pricing info on Nissans Leaf and updated Murano   Toyota shows off its second-generation  Mirai fuel cell vehicle   Take a guess what's the most popula…

HYUNDAI SAFETY SCORES, MERCEDES S CLASS AND TOYOTA NOT SO FAST ON ICE BAN

On this edition of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson Hyundai scores with eleven of its new models getting the safety pick or safety pick plus rating. Mercedes takes the wraps off its tech loaded S Class flagship that features a sounds system with more than 30 speakers. Ford B…

CAMARO STRUGGLES, CADILLAC STICKS AND MAZDA MIATA CLUB SPORT

On this edition of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson Fords 150 Hybrid is the most efficient full-size pickup sold in the US. We have the official MPG numbers. Buying a used Honda online just got a lot easier.   Chevy's Camaro struggles for sales and some models can't be sold in two st…

HYUNDAI EV PLANS, JEEP 392 and MACH-E MUSTANG UPDATE

On this edition of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson Hyundai's got big plans for EV's we'll take a look at their project plugin roster. Two more online reveals are in the works this time from Jeep and Honda. Is one manufacturer bringing back four-wheel steering? Ford's Mustan…

F150 HYBRID, POWER WAGO LEXUS UX250H REVIEW

On this edition of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson   We the numbers when it comes to the F 150 hybrid fuel economy. Ram celebrates 75 years of the Power Wagon.   Chrysler starts building a high-end Minivan.   Why is Volvo dropping cars from a 100-foot tall crane?   In our deals of t…

GOOD CARS FOR LESS $$, HELLCRATE RELEASED AND SONATA HYBRID REVIEW

On this edition of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson When Stellaris takes over Chrysler and Peugeot which models and brands won't make the cut? Who says you have to spend 35 thousand dollars on a new car? We have details on inexpensive wheels. Talking Tech: Illuminated seat bel…

MERC OUT OF AUTONOMOUS, ETHANOL TRANSITION AND GOLF R REVEALED

On this edition of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson   Mercedes says it's out of the autonomous driving business.   Is Ethanol a transitional fuel for the next several decades?   Bill Ford loved a prototype vehicle so much that he wanted to keep it.   Lexus builds a car inspired by bi…

RAM ELECTRIC, FORD BIG CUBIC INCHES, VW TIGUAN DRIVEN

On this edition of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson RAM says their electric pickup is on the way.   Is Ford putting a big cube engine back in its Mustang?   Why are the Feds watching Tesla and why do some Tesla owners have to pay to get their radios back?     Jaguar fr…

LOWER COST FORD, HIGH END JEEPS and AVALON HYBRID DRIVEN

On this edition of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson   The new boss of Ford wants less expensive vehicles and he is getting started by cutting the price on the new Mach E Mustang.   Buying a Jeep Wagoneer will be a high-end experience. We'll tell you why. Kia has plans for a new Spor…

VOLKSWAGEN IDed , BRONCO JOB ONE AND MUSTANG BULLITT DRIVEN

On this edition of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson   Volkswagen takes the wraps off its fully electric ID4 crossover. We have plenty of details to share.   California wants no new internal combustion cars by 2035   For the first time in 24 years, a Ford Bronco is on the assembly lin…

F-150 ELECTRIC, VW SAFETY RATED AND JEEPS MOJAVE GLADIATOR DRIVEN

On this edition of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson   Ford tees up its factory plans for the All-electric F150. Plus we have some design details for the EV version of America's best selling vehicle   One of Volkswagen's models gets a great safety score and is the brand getting ready …

NISSAN Z PROTO, MOST AMERICAN MADE AND HONDA CR-V DRIVEN

On this edition of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson   There has been no shortage of new model reveals lately and this week did not disappoint with the wraps coming off Nissan's Z Proto that features a bit of styling form  Z cars of the past.   Plus Hyundai reveals it's brand new Tucso…

RAM SELLS OUT TRX, TECH EXPERIENCE SURVEY AND LEXUS 450H DRIVEN

On this edition of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson   Ram Sell Out its. 702 Horsepower 1500 TRX. It's the quickest and fastest \pickup truck sold in the US. How does Ford Respond? With even more horsepower.     Could one of Lincoln's newer SUV's end up canceled? Buick aggressively pr…

FORD CEO CHANGE, SEDANS DISAPPEAR AND VOLVO XC90 INSPIRATION REVIEW

On this edition of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson   Change at the top: Ford's CEO says it's time to retire.   And is General Motors really thinking of doing away with its name?   The Pandemic has people keeping their vehicles longer.   Bronco builders get petitioned.    Two more d…

F150 PRICES, 500 MILE EV AND MAZDA CX-30 REVIEWED

On this edition of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson   Leaks, Leaks, and More Leaks!  Plenty of car industry news leaking out this week including Subaru's future line up and complete pricing for the new F150,     Ford targets Tesla with its Mach E.. And did I say, Tesla?   As the Tesl…

VW TEAMS UP, HONDA CANCELS FIX, FORD BRONCO REVEALED

Is Volkswagen ready to team up with an emerging EV manufacturer?   Honda cancels a popular model, drops manual transmission options, and eliminates a coupe.   Daimler ends US production of sedans   What vehicle models will be future collectibles?   The Ford Bronco  and Ford Bronco Sport are here …

STELLANTIS, CHEVY EV PICKUP, NISSAN CUTS AND HYUNDAI SONATA HYBRID DRIVEN

On this edition of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson   Stellantis: its the new FCA and Peugeot.  What's in a name.   Chevrolet says its got an electric pickup and its got a 400-mile range.   As the Tesla Turns: Tax breaks for a move to Texas and Germany bans some autopilot language,  …

FORD BURNS MACH E RUBBER, HONDA TAKES ON JEEP AND GENESIS G90 REVIEW

On this edition of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson   Ford burns some rubber in a 1400 horsepower Mach E     We'll look over the results of Consumer Reports Top Ten Picks study that's packed with purchasing info.   Is Honda taking on Jeep and Is Jeep ready to reveal its Hemi powered …

BMW"S NEW FACE , TESLA PEELS AND THE PRICE OF SAFETY

On this edition of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson   BMW reveals its new 4 Series and its got a face they hope BMW buyers will love.   Ford Bronco Reveal Yup we have an actual date for that.   Tesla has a peeling paint problem.   What vehicle is hit with the Millenial generation?   …

EV SALES PROBLEMS, VW SOFTWARE FIX, BENTLEY LAST OF BREED

On this edition of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson   Will low prices at the pump cause big problems for Electric Vehicle sales? One manufacturer says they're not worried.   VW solves its software problem and teases yet another new model.   Chrysler opens up the order books for the P…