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Talkin’ Trucks: LA Auto Show recap, GMC Hummer recall

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In this Friday livestream, Publisher Tim Esterdahl and Managing Editor Jill Ciminillo do a quick recap of the LA Auto Show as well as discuss some news items that came up throughout the week. Oh, and there’s that one point in the middle where they have a lively discussion (read: argument) about, well, you just need to watch to find out.

In terms of of the LA Auto Show recap, Ciminillo discusses the reveal of the Toyota bZ Compact SUV Concept as well as some of the other new vehicles revealed at the show. She also teases a video she shot on site about the best third-row seats in mid-size SUVs.

One of the news items discussed concerns a stop sale and recall of the new GMC Hummer EV. Apparently there are concerns over the high-voltage battery enclosure being improperly sealed. While owners who have taken deliver of their vehicle can drive it, there are those who’ve paid for the vehicle that can’t take delivery until this issue is resolved. And there is no resolution in sight.

Finally, Esterdahl and Ciminillo return to the hydrogen discussion, as Toyota is going to start producing a hydrogen fuel cell kit for semi trucks in 2023.

Esterdahl and Ciminillo do weekly livestreams on YouTube, which are projected out to Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. They alternate between Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m. EST, so be sure to subscribe to the YouTube channel and follow them on social media for the upcoming live episode timing and topics. You can also catch the episode as a podcast on all your favorite podcasting software — just search for Pickup Truck + SUV Talk.

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Jill Ciminillo

Jill Ciminillo is the Managing Editor for Pickup Truck + SUV Talk as well as a Chicago-based automotive writer, YouTube personality and podcast host, with her articles and videos appearing in outlets throughout the U.S. Additionally, she co-hosts a weekly radio show on car stuff for a local Chicago station. Previously, Jill has been the automotive editor for both newspaper and broadcast media conglomerates. She is also a past president for the Midwest Automotive Media Association and has the distinction of being the first female president for that organization. Jill is also currently a juror for the North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year (NACTOY).

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