John McElroy

Autoline After Hours

Autoline After Hours
Autoline After Hours

Description

Unscripted. Unapproved. Unusually frank discussion. Automotive journalist John McElroy taps into his vast network of auto reporters and colleagues to gather for an irreverent roundtable discussion of the latest news to come out of the automotive world. Together with his guests, it's an uncensored, no-holds-barred, tell-it-like-it-is conversation on what's wrong, what's right, and what's up with the auto industry.

Link: www.autoline.tv

Episodes

AAH #503 - A Tesla Skeptic Lays It On The Bottom Line

Apr 3, 2020 01:15:06

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GUEST: Montana Skeptic, SeekingAlpha.com PANEL: David Welch, Bloomberg News; Gary Vasilash, ADandP; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #502 - From Horseless Carriages to Micro LED Technology, All In One Show

Mar 27, 2020 01:05:05

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GUESTS: Louis Fourie, Past President, Society of Automotive Historians Cole Cunnien, Global Director of Engineering, Magna Lighting TOPICS: - Rosie the Respirator Builder: Detroit Takes on COVID-19 - Digital NASCAR: Sure Cuts Down on the Repair Costs - Polestar Goes Into Production in China: A Post-Virus Beacon? PANEL: - Joe DeMatio, Hagerty - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #501 - An Unbelievably Simple Manufacturing Breakthrough

Mar 19, 2020 01:02:41

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GUEST: Jeff Trumble, Trumble Inc. TOPICS: 02:08 - Trumble Incorporated and Manufacturing Breakthrough 37:40 - Hyundai's New Elantra: Upping the Ante for Compacts 45:37 - Kia's New Sorento: On the Heels of the Seltos and Telluride 56:35 - BMW Ends i8: Will Anyone Notice? PANEL: Bob Gritzinger, Wards Intelligence; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #500 - Husband, Wife, Honda, Acura

Mar 13, 2020 01:04:35

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Celebrating our 500th Episode! GUESTS: Rob and Gail May, Honda TOPICS: - Tesla Makes a Million: A Real Car Company Now? - Fast Company Names Transportation Innovators: One Car Company—Guess Who? - Mazda CMO Resigns: Who Knew? TOPICS: - Paul Eisenstein, The Detroit Bureau - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #499 - Inside GM's EV Strategy

Mar 6, 2020 01:08:17

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TOPICS: - Geneva Unplugged—What You Didn’t See - GM Charged Up—Using Scale for EVs - Some Sales—Better Than Expected? PANEL: - Christie Schweinsberg, Wards Intelligence - Joe White, Reuters - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #498 - When Robots Race at Indy

Feb 28, 2020 01:04:19

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GUEST: John Waraniak, VP, Vehicle Technology, SEMA TOPICS: - Indy Autonomous Challenge - Doctor Data - BP Breaks With 3 Petroleum Trade Groups - Puts 5 More on Notice - PSA Finishes 2019 Big - Lordstown Motors Endurance: Hub Motors at Last? PANEL: - Peter DeLorenzo, Autoextremist.com - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #497 - 2021 Escalade: Inside Cadillac’s Flagship

Feb 21, 2020 01:00:41

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GUEST: Phil Kucera, Interior Design Manager, Cadillac TOPICS: - 2021 Cadillac Escalade - Doctor Data - Nissan Trying Subscriptions? Will It Work? - Taycan: One Goes Up In Flames. Bill Gates Buys One (Elon Not Happy) - The Incredible Shrinking Giant: GM Leaves Oceania PANEL: - Joe DeMatio, Hagerty - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #496 - From Corvette to Cadillac: GM's New Electronic Architecture

Feb 14, 2020 01:03:20

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GUEST: Gary Bandurski, General Motors TOPICS: - What’s Happening at the Top of Ford? - Does the World Need Another Electric Pickup: Nikola Enters the Fray - Forget About Genesis at the Top of JD Power Dependability: Land Rover is at the Bottom PANEL: - Richard Truett, Automotive News - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #495 - Why Design Needs To Sit at the CEOs Table

Feb 7, 2020 01:03:02

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GUEST: John Manoogian II, Director of Design, Quadrobot Corporation TOPICS: - Doctor Data - Big Two Earnings. So to Speak - Cadillac Gen 5 Escalade: Well, Cadillac Will Go Electric One of These Days - Coronavirus Effects On Auto: The Fragility of Supply Chains PANEL: - Lindsay Brooke, SAE International - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #494 - Autonomous Is Cool, But Level 2 Is Where The Money Is

Jan 31, 2020 01:08:37

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GUEST: Aaron Jefferson, Vice President, ZF Electronics and ADAS Division PANEL: - Stephanie Brinley, IHS Markit - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #493 - Would You Ride in the Cruise Pod? And Other Automotive Adventures

Jan 24, 2020 00:59:06

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GUEST: Jeff Schuster, LMC Automotive TOPICS: - Tesla Can Sell and Service in Michigan: Henry Payne’s Happy - Doctor Data - Cruise Launches Origin: Too Bad GM Gave Up on the U-vans - Uber Testing Flex Fares: A Race to the Bottom? PANEL: - Mike Austin, Hemmings Motor News - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #492 - Deconstructing The Tooling Cost on Tesla’s Cybertruck

Jan 17, 2020 01:24:29

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GUEST: Sandy Munro, Munro and Associates PANEL: - Frank Markus, Motor Trend - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #491 - Why A Gearhead Loves His Tesla Model 3

Dec 26, 2019 01:05:39

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GUEST: Henry Payne, The Detroit News PANEL: - Lindsay Brooke, SAE International - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #490 - 2019 Review: On The Edge of Carmageddon

Dec 20, 2019 01:14:23

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GUESTS: - Paul Eichenberg, Paul Eichenberg Strategic Consulting - Joe Langley, IHS Markit TOPICS: - Is Tesla Gaining Traction? - Ford and VW: Will They Get Closer Than This Year’s Deal? - FCA and PSA: The End of Chrysler (Literally and Figuratively)? - GM Strike: Was the $2.9-billion Worth It? - What’s the Matter with Nissan? - Should Daimler and BMW Merge? PANEL: - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #489 - 2020 Corvette Chief Engineer Talks C8 Stingray

Dec 13, 2019 01:15:54

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GUEST: Tadge Juechter, Executive Chief Engineer, Corvette PANEL: - Greg Migliore, Autoblog.com - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #488 - Reviving The Rotary Engine With A Simple Solution

Dec 6, 2019 01:13:33

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GUEST: Ernie Brink, Inventor TOPICS: 4:57 - Reviving the Rotary Engine 38:27 - Doctor Data 44:09 - McLaren: They Don't Make Money 48:22 - Hyundai Spending 52-billion Getting Smarter 53:26 - Toyota RAV4: 425,000 Sold in 2019 56:32 - PSA and FCA Getting Closer 1:06:46 - Sales Seem Solid PANEL: Todd Lassa, Automobile; Gary Vasilash, AD and P; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #487 - Ford Mustang Mach-E: Adding Another Pony to the Stable

Nov 21, 2019 01:18:51

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01:28 - Dave Pericak, Global Director, Ford Icons, Ford 28:02 - Chris Walter, Exterior Design Manager, Mustang Mach-E, Ford 52:00 - Journalist Impressions PANEL: John Voelcker, Freelance; Eric Noble, The CARLAB; Bob Gritzinger, Wards Intelligence; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #486 - A Virtual Reality Ride Inside Tesla's Model 3

Nov 14, 2019 01:12:15

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GUEST: Mathew Vachaparampil, President and CEO, Caresoft Global TOPICS: - Caresoft Global: See Inside a Tesla Model 3 - NightFood - Mach-E - Doctor Data - Elon: Ich bin ein Berliner - Nissan 1st half net income down 73.5 percent - Daimler initiates austerity program: The Best or Nothing? PANEL: Jack Keebler, Keebler Auto; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #485 - 3D Printing, Fuel Cells and Other Automotive Advances

Nov 8, 2019 01:02:18

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GUESTS: Joe DeSimone, Carbon 3D Michael O'Brien, VP, Hyundai Motor America PANEL: - Jeff Gilbert, WWJ NewsRadio 950 - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #484 - FCA, PSA, Tesla and Other Scary Things

Nov 1, 2019 01:10:14

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TRICKS AND TREATS: - What will the strike cost GM—beyond some $4-billion? - FCA and PSA: What is it about French car companies? - Ford's Mustang-themed Electric CUV - Doctor Data - Hyundai Self-Driving Shuttles - Tesla: The Thing that Drives All News - MINI SE Electric: Why? OUR SPoOoOKY PANEL: - Michelle Krebs, Cox Automotive - Lindsay Brooke, SAE Engineering - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #483 - Forget Ford versus Ferrari; It’s Ferrari versus Porsche

Oct 25, 2019 01:14:30

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GUEST: Ted West, Author, Closing Speed TOPICS: 07:04 – Closing Speed 39:32 – Doctor Data 42:10 – Can Penske Crack the Micro-Rental Market? 46:40 – Ford Earnings Down 55:36 – Bollinger Announces Pricing 58:00 – Bob Kruse Quits Karma 1:00:14 – The Tokyo Show: What Is the Japanese Word for Horsepower—Naw, It Doesn’t Matter 1:03:43 – Rivian and Amazon 1:06:26 – Viewer Questions PANEL: Peter DeLorenzo, AutoExtremist.com; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #482 - Bob Lutz on the Corvette C8, Tesla Model S… and more!

Oct 18, 2019 01:22:49

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GUEST: Bob Lutz, Former Vice Chairman, General Motors TOPICS: - Thoughts on the Corvette C8 - Bob Talks Tesla - Lincoln - UAW - Lutz's Favorite Daily Driver PANEL: - Frank Markus, MotorTrend - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #481 - Karma Takes On Tesla

Oct 4, 2019 01:02:05

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GUESTS: Bob Kruse, Chief Technology Officer, Karma Automotive and Steve Lietaert, President, Hella Corporate Center PANEL: - Richard Truett, Automotive News - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #480 - Citroen Chapron: The Original Low Rider

Sep 27, 2019 01:13:02

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GUEST: Ken Nelson, Orphan Car Collector and Joe McCabe, AutoForecast Solutions TOPICS: - Will the Diesel Scandal ever end? - Will the GM-UAW acrimony end post-strike? PANEL: - Jack Keebler, Keebler Auto - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #479 - Robots, Amazon and The State of California

Sep 20, 2019 01:03:01

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SPECIAL GUEST: Mike Cicco, President and CEO, FANUC America TOPICS: - Ford Folds Canvas - Trump, California and Cars - Waymo’s 60K Miles in One Month PANEL: - Drew Winter, WardsAuto.com - Mike Austin, Hemmings Motor News - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production

AAH #478 - Nuggets of Design Wisdom Through the Eyes of Ralph Gilles

Sep 6, 2019 01:01:45

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SPECIAL GUEST: Ralph Gilles, Head of Design, FCA PANEL: - Craig Cole, AutoGuide.com - Lindsay Brooke, SAE - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #477 - Why Electric Cars Don’t Make Cents

Sep 6, 2019 01:06:49

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SPECIAL GUEST: Mike Tracy, Principal, The Agile Group, Inc. TOPICS: - Doctor Data - Taycan: 4 Years from Concept to Production - The End of the Fiat 500 in U.S.: Does the Italian Brand Have a Future? - UAW Picks a Target: Will We See a Strike? PANEL: - Joe White, Reuters - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #476 - Mopar’s Jeep Gravity Climbs to New Heights

Aug 30, 2019 01:14:34

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SPECIAL GUEST: Mark Bosanac, Mopar North America TOPICS: 03:35 - Remembering Jim Dunne 04:28 - Mopar and The Jeep Gladiator Gravity 30:48 - Doctor Data 34:22 - Tariffs and German SUVs 39:32 - Piech: The Last Titan? 48:54 - Do AVs mean less sales? 55:01 - Anthony Levandowski: Shades of Ignacio Lopez PANEL: Bob Gritzinger, Wards Intelligence; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #475 - SEMA, Tesla, and Baking Up A New Generation of Gearheads

Aug 16, 2019 00:58:22

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SPECIAL GUEST: John Waraniak, VP, Vehicle Technology, SEMA TOPICS: 07:30 - SEMA and The Woodward Dream Cruise 38:13 - Doctor Data 41:00 - Tesla: The Pot of Gold at the end of the Rainbow 56:30 - Dodge: What's the Secret? PANEL: Henry Payne, The Detroit News; John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production

AAH #474 - Back In The USSR: A Lada 'Bout Lada

Aug 2, 2019 01:06:37

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SPECIAL GUEST: Julian Azariah, Lada Enthusiast with Lada in studio! TOPICS: - Trouble in Bavaria? BMW Cuts Models, Cans CEO, Charges for CarPlay - Uber Fires 400. Lyft Loses COO. Ride-hailing Facing Reality? - Kona EV Catches Fire. Only the Owner Cares. But Tesla Adds Netflix... PANEL: - Jason Fogelson, Ride.tech - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #473 - The Corvette C8 and Classic Cars

Jul 26, 2019 01:07:05

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SPECIAL GUEST: David Rand, Designer TOPICS: 05:36 - Concours d'Elegance of America 32:30 - Doctor Data 35:18 - What Will Happen to the Detroit 3 If People Stop Buying Pickups? 42:55 - Corvette C8: What We Think 54:00 - Tesla's 408 Million Loss 56:18 - Cruise Automation: Slow Moving PANEL: Christie Schweinsberg, WardsAuto.com; Joe DeMatio, Hagerty; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production

AAH #472 - The Story Behind The Story of Ford's Transmission Problems

Jul 19, 2019 01:04:33

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SPECIAL GUEST: Larry Erickson, Global Design Director, Magna Exteriors TOPICS: - Magna Exterior Design - Ford's Transmission Problems PANEL: - Chris Paukert, Roadshow by CNET - Phoebe Howard, Detroit Free Press - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #471 - The Auto Industry On The Eve Of Destruction

Jul 12, 2019 01:27:45

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SPECIAL GUEST: Paul Eichenberg, Paul Eichenberg Strategic Consulting TOPICS: - Doctor Data - First Half Sales In Review: Meh. - Iacocca Saved Chrysler in ’79. How’s It Look 40 Years Later? - The Model S Debuted in 2012. And Elon Isn’t Going to Refresh It? PANEL: - Joe White, Reuters - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #469 - 2020 Palisade: Hyundai Throws Down The Gauntlet

Jun 20, 2019 01:06:16

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00:13 - Greetings from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 02:20 - Chris Chapman, Senior Chief Designer, Hyundai Design North America 14:36 - Brian Smith, Chief Operating Officer, Hyundai Motor America 29:02 - Mike O'Brien, VP, Hyundai Motor America 51:20 - Wrap Up with Nik Miles, OurAutoExpert.com and Roman Mica, TFLCar.com PANEL: - John McElroy, Autoline.tv - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production

AAH #470 - Powertrain To The People!

Jun 20, 2019 01:25:32

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SPECIAL GUEST: James Martin, IHS Markit TOPICS: - J.D. Power IQS: The Koreans Crush It - Cars.com American-Made Index: Honda Dominates It - Chevy Camaro: Will GM Continue to Make It? PANEL: - Lindsay Brooke, SAE Engineering - Gary Vasilash, AD and P - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #468 - Need A Body Shop? We Got An App For That

Jun 14, 2019 01:33:12

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SPECIAL GUESTS: Stacey Wesselink, Marketing Director, I-CAR and Joe McCabe, AutoForecast Solutions PANEL: - Steve Finlay, WardsAuto.com - Eric Trytko, IM at CS - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #467 - SAE AutoDrive Challenge: A New Generation of Autonomous Engineers

Jun 6, 2019 00:51:43

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SEGMENTS: 02:20 - Chris Ciuca, SAE International 18:54 - Lindsey Malson, BulldogBolt/Kettering University 26:37 - Keenan Burnett, Team Lead, aUToronto/University of Toronto 38:13 - Dan Nicholson, VP of Electrification, Controls, Software and Electronics, General Motors PANEL: - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #466 - A Window Into The Transformation of Interiors

May 31, 2019 1:25:16

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SPECIAL GUEST: Jeff Stout, Executive Director, Innovation and New Mobility, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors TOPICS: - Doctor Data - FCA and Groupe Renault: Would It Work? - Now Aurora Buys a Lidar Company: What Doesn’t Elon Understand? PANEL: - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #465 - The Racing Special: Mustang GT350 and Penske at Indy

May 24, 2019 1:01:16

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SPECIAL GUESTS: Carl Widmann, Ford Performance Engineer and Bud Denker, Detroit Grand Prix Chairman TOPICS: - Ford Mustang GT350 - Detroit Grand Prix PANEL: - Todd Lassa, Automobile - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #464 - Why The Car of The Future Will Still Be Made From Steel

May 17, 2019 1:00:48

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SPECIAL GUEST: Dr. Jody Hall, Vice President, Automotive Market, Steel Market Development Institute TOPICS: 06:50 - Stronger with Steel: SMDI 42:19 - Name Recognition: Dave who? 44:22 - Best-selling Hybrid Passenger car in U.S. 48:02 - Adaptive Cruise Control and Manual Transmissions 49:35 - Will Nissan need another Carlos Ghosn to take care of its seeming collapse? 53:02 - Is Rimac more amazing than Rivian? PANEL: - Drew Winter, WardsAuto.com - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #463 - Toyota Talks Autonomous Cars

May 10, 2019 1:10:15

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SPECIAL GUEST: Dr. Ryan Eustice, Senior VP, Automated Driving, Toyota Research Institute TOPICS: 02:48 - Toyota Research Institute P4 Automated Driving Test Vehicle 35:04 - Doctor Data 41:08 - Lyft Loses Money and Goes Waymo 44:50 - GM Cruise Gets More Money 47:45 - Uber Drivers Strike: Maybe that Autonomous Thing Will Work 52:46 - Lordstown Plant: GM and Workhorse? Not Likely 1:02:30 - Autonomy: Where is Nissan? 1:08:26 - Post-show Discussion PANEL: - Pete Bigelow, Automotive News - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #462 - The Auto Industry So Far and The Return of the AutoExtremist

May 3, 2019 1:23:32

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TOPICS: - Did April showers help sales (or was it the extra selling day)? - Why does GM want an EV pickup (Ford envy)? PANEL: - Stephanie Brinley, IHS Markit - Brett Smith, Center for Automotive Research - Peter DeLorenzo, AutoExtremist.com - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production

AAH #461 - Robert Bollinger Builds A Truck, An Electric Truck

Apr 26, 2019 1:05:31

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SPECIAL GUEST: Robert Bollinger, Founder/Owner, Bollinger Motors TOPICS: - Bollinger Motors - Doctor Data - Will Munoz pull a Tavares at Hyundai? - Why don’t other OEMs innovate like Tesla? - Daimler to cut 10,000: the price of electrification? PANEL: - Henry Payne, The Detroit News - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #460 - New York Auto Show: Come Along For The Ride!

Apr 18, 2019 59:55

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Join John McElroy, Autoline.tv and Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production, on the floor of the New York Auto Show 2019! We're taking a look at the hottest reveals and coolest displays and getting several interviews along the way. VEHICLES: 02:00 - Lincoln Corsair 07:52 - Cadillac CT5 18:42 - Toyota Highlander 21:56 - Honda Crash Vehicle 25:36 - Porsche 911 Speedster 26:40 - Subaru Outback 30:04 - Kia HabaNiro, Stinger GTS 40:50 - Genesis Mint 47:00 - Rivian 47:35 - Mercedes GLC Coupe, GLS, EQC 51:23 - Hyundai Sonata, Venue GUESTS: - David Woodhouse, Lincoln Design Director - Brian Smith, Exterior Design Director, Cadillac - Chris Martin, Communications Manager, Honda - Kurt Kahl, Senior Design Manager, Kia - Manfred Fitzgerald, Head of Genesis Brand - Mike Evanoff, Manager, Product Planning, Hyundai USA

AAH #459 - Mazda: Small But Mighty Through Engineering

Apr 12, 2019 01:17:24

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SPECIAL GUEST: Masahiro Moro, CEO, Mazda North America
Vehicle In-Studio: 2019 Mazda3 Hatchback TOPICS:
02:42 – Mazda’s Momentum
36:02 – Doctor Data
41:48 – Hinrichs and Farley: Old vs. New?
48:22 – The Autonomy Bandwagon
1:10:21 – NY Auto Show
1:13:05 – FCA in the pool with Tesla: Clever way to meet EU emissions? PANEL:
- Todd Lassa, Automobile
- Lindsay Brooke, SAE International
- Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production

AAH #458 - Sandy Munro Talks About Tesla in China

Apr 5, 2019 01:28:27

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SPECIAL GUEST: Sandy Munro, Munro and Associates TOPICS: - Tesla Model 3, China's Version - Sales: What Happened to Silverado? - NYC’s Cure for Congestion? - Will Lyft Sink? PANEL: - Frank Markus, Motortrend - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #457 - The Amazing Heritage of General Motors

Mar 22, 2019 01:04:30

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SPECIAL GUEST: Greg Wallace, GM Heritage Center TOPICS: - Carlos Tavares Goes Shopping: What Looks Good? - GM to Invest 2.7-billion in Brazil: How Do You Say Yikes in Portuguese - Evelozcity Talks to Magna Steyr About Building EVs in U.S. PANEL: - Craig Cole, AutoGuide.com - James Amend, WardsAuto.com - Gary Vasilash, AD and P

AAH #456 - Tipping A Pint and Draining The Brains

Mar 15, 2019 01:21:47

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TOPICS: - Doctor Data - Cruise on a hiring binge - VW going even more electric - UAW increases strike fund pay PANEL: - Michael Robinet, IHS Markit - Charles Chesbrough, Cox Automotive - Gary Vasilash, ADandP - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #454 - Tractors, Airplanes and Other Things You Don't Know About Ford

Mar 1, 2019 01:10:31

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SPECIAL GUEST: Bob Kreipke, Ford Historian, Emeritus TOPICS: 04:10 - Ford's Fascinating History 33:50 - Doctor Data 37:40 - Mercedes and BMW: Joining on Autonomy 41:35 - The Reality of Level 4 Autonomy 45:20 - Did Ford go too far in the move to SUVs? 51:55 - FCA: Maybe They Should Rename the Company Jeep 56:45 - Tesla: The Wait is Almost Over 1:02:45 - POST SHOW discussion PANEL: - Christie Schweinsberg, WardsAuto.com - Greg Migliore, Autoblog.com - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production

AAH #455 - Corvette C8: Specs and Speculation

Mar 1, 2019 01:10:49

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TOPICS: Corvette C8, Doctor Data, Lordstown Closes, Geneva Opens and Volvo Limits PANEL: Don Sherman, Freelance Peter DeLorenzo, Autoextremist.com Gary Vasilash, AD and P John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #453 - How To Engineer an Electric Hot Rod

Feb 22, 2019 01:24:26

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SPECIAL GUEST: Dave Fulton, EV Powertrain Expert, BorgWarner TOPICS: - Car loan repayments lag; global sales sag - Uber and Didi each lose a billion: Need a ride? - Ford says Adeus to Brazilian production PANEL: - Henry Payne, The Detroit News - Jason Vines, Automotive Communications Expert - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #452 - Cadillac, Rivian and Other Valentine Stories

Feb 15, 2019 01:18:55

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SPECIAL GUEST: John Plonka, Chief Engineer, Cadillac XT6 TOPICS: 02:16 - Cadillac XT6 33:35 - Doctor Data 36:45 - Automotive Valentines 50:45 - Amazon and GM Love Rivian 1:03:17 - Disengagement of Autonomous Vehicles 1:06:10 - Cruise Automation testing 1:09:19 - After Hours After Glow: Should Apple buy Tesla? PANEL: - Jeff Gilbert, WWJ NewsRadio 950 - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #451 - Will The Internal Combustion Engine Survive?

Feb 8, 2019 01:36:37

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SPECIAL GUEST: Brett Smith, Center for Automotive Research TOPICS: 03:10 - Will the ICE get Clobbered by Electrics? 22:05 - PHONE CALL: Why isn't more time being spent on natural gas? 32:36 - U.S. Government doesn't prioritize Hybrids/Electrics 38:20 - Doctor Data 42:02 - Opinions on Tesla 57:25 - Is GM doing more research on autonomy than electrification? 1:00:25 - Rapid Fire Q and A 1:11:12 - POST SHOW PANEL: - Phoebe Howard, Detroit Free Press - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #450 - Ed Welburn Talks Car Design

Feb 1, 2019 01:23:11

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SPECIAL GUEST: Ed Welburn, Former VP of GM Design PANEL:
- Peter DeLorenzo, Autoextremist.com
- Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #449 - 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500

Jan 25, 2019 00:57:34

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SPECIAL GUEST: Jim Owens, Performance Marketing Manager, Ford TOPICS: 03:36 - 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 34:45 - Ghosn Resigns 39:50 - Ford Earnings 48:12 - GM Design Stumbling: XT6, Silverado 52:47 - Bugatti: No to SUVs (famous last words)? PANEL: - Jack Keebler, Keebler Auto - Doron Levin, In The Driver's Seat, SiriusXM, Ch. 121 - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #448 - Inside The Detroit Auto Show

Jan 18, 2019 01:02:05

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TOPICS: - Doctor Data - Did the Detroit show deliver? - CES in the rearview mirror - VW and Ford: Are commercial vehicles just the first engagement? PANEL: - Todd Lassa, Automobile - Frank Markus, Motor Trend - Joann Muller, Axios - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production

AAH #447 - Sandy Munro's Tesla Deep Dive

Jan 4, 2019 01:19:41

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TOPIC: Tesla Deep Dive SPECIAL GUEST: Sandy Munro, Munro and Associates PANEL: - David Welch, Bloomberg - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #446 - Automation, Electrification, and Other Highlights of 2018

Dec 21, 2018 01:13:31

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SPECIAL GUEST: Bill Kozyra, President and CEO, TI Automotive 01:50 - A Life in Automotive: Bill Kozyra 23:55 - Doctor Data 27:26 - 2018: A Year in Review Begins 27:45 - GM Unveiled Cruise AV 33:42 - Ford put a Diesel Engine in the F-150 35:27 - The Trend away from Passenger Cars 46:27 - The Passing of Sergio Marchionne 48:54 - All-new Ram 1500 53:39 - Honda Unveiled 3 New Vehicles 58:03 - Tesla and EV Report 1:03:49 - White Wall Tires Returning PANEL: - Drew Winter, WardsAuto.com - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #445 - Buying Cars In The Age of Amazon

Dec 14, 2018 01:08:04

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SPECIAL GUEST: Ryan LaFontaine, Chief Operating Officer, LaFontaine Automotive Group TOPICS: - Daimler Buying BILLIONS in Batteries - Ranger’s Remarkable MPGs - Aston’s 1,000-hp Engine: Sweet or Absurd? PANEL: - Mike Wayland, Automotive News - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #444 - A Hardcore Gearhead Buys A Tesla Model 3

Dec 6, 2018 01:12:10

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SPECIAL GUEST: Henry Payne, The Detroit News VEHICLE IN STUDIO: Tesla Model 3 PANEL: - Jack Keebler, Keebler Auto - Gary Vasilash, ADandP - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #443 - Jeep Gladiator Steps Into The Arena

Nov 29, 2018 01:00:49

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SPECIAL GUESTS: - Scott Tallon, Jeep Marketing Director - Mark Allen, Head of Jeep Design PANEL: - Eric Noble, ArtCenter College of Design - Lauren Fix, The Car Coach - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #442 - The Ultimate In Altima

Nov 16, 2018 01:01:31

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SPECIAL GUEST: Christian Spencer, Senior Manager, Marketability, Nissan, 2019 Nissan Altima in-studio PANEL: - Peter DeLorenzo, Autoextremist.com - Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #441 - Hyundai: N Here We Go!

Nov 9, 2018 01:05:13

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SPECIAL GUEST: Tim Herrick, Full-Size Truck Chief Engineer, General Motors NEWS: - Doctor Data - GM Announces Profits and Buyouts the Same Day: What’s That All About? - Does Faraday Have a Future? - SEMA Seems Exciting. How Come Other Shows Don’t? - Hamilton Wins Fifth Title to Tie With Fangio: Is a Comparison Relevant? PANEL: - Bob Gritzinger, WardsIntelligence.com - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #440 - All-New Chevrolet Silverado: Engineering The Franchise

Nov 2, 2018 01:05:45

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SPECIAL GUEST: Tim Herrick, Full-Size Truck Chief Engineer, General Motors NEWS: - Doctor Data - GM Announces Profits and Buyouts the Same Day: What’s That All About? - Does Faraday Have a Future? - SEMA Seems Exciting. How Come Other Shows Don’t? - Hamilton Wins Fifth Title to Tie With Fangio: Is a Comparison Relevant? PANEL: - Bob Gritzinger, WardsIntelligence.com - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #439 - Gearheads Talking Flatheads

Oct 19, 2018 01:04:29

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SPECIAL GUEST: Craig Cole, AutoGuide.com NEWS: - Doctor Data - Uber’s Potential IPO: Big Money - German Government Fines Audi 927m: Small Money - Aston Martin’s Value: Uneasy Money PANEL: - Steve Purdy, Shunpiker Productions - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #438 - Pushing Performance to the Edge with the 2019 Ford Edge ST

Oct 11, 2018 00:48:20

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Today's show was taped in the mountains of Utah. Join us for a deep dive into the 2019 Ford Edge ST! SPECIAL GUESTS: 01:21 - Ed Krenz, Chief Functional Engineer, Ford 21:51 - Cristina Aquino, Marketing Manager, Ford Edge 40:10 - Nik and John's thoughts on the 2019 Ford Edge ST PANEL: - Nik Miles, OurAutoExpert.com - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #437 - Power Under Her Foot. Drive, She Said.

Oct 5, 2018 01:08:45

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SPECIAL GUEST: Chris Lezotte, Author, Power Under Her Foot NEWS: 03:20 - Women Enthusiasts of American Muscle Cars 34:27 - Doctor Data 37:28 - Bondurant Driving School Files for Bankruptcy 38:45 - The SEC gives Elon a slap on the wrist 48:54 - Sales: And the days grow short when you reach September 55:50 - Post-NAFTA: Much ado about nothing 1:01:20 - Honda and GM: Will they collaboratively drive the future of transportation? PANEL: - Doni Langdon, Throttle Gals - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #436 - Bob Lutz: Live and Unleashed (And Yes, He Talks About Tesla)

Sep 21, 2018 01:19:19

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SPECIAL GUEST: Bob Lutz, Former Vice Chairman, GM TOPICS: 09:35 - Mid-Engine Corvette 31:47 - RAM: Thanks Lutz! 39:40 - Lutz's Daily Driver 43:19 - Pontiac Solstice 48:49 - Maximum Bob Talks Tesla 56:09 - Doctor Data 59:46 - Lutz loves Rick Wagoner, Lee Iacocca 1:04:44 - Will GM bring brands back to Europe? 1:17:32 - Who should buy Tesla? PANEL: - Henry Payne, The Detroit News - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #435 - It’s Not All About Ford

Sep 14, 2018 01:04:05

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NEWS: - Doctor Data - What’s the outlook for Q4? More trucks and fewer cars? - What are this year’s most notable vehicles? - There was Ghosn. Mulally. Marchionne. Who’s next? PANEL: - Todd Lassa, Automobile - Joann Muller, Forbes.com - Stephanie Brinley, IHS Markit - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production

AAH #434 - ZF and ADAS: Safety Meets Autonomy

Sep 7, 2018 01:04:19

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SPECIAL GUEST: Christophe Marnat, Executive VP, ZF TOPICS: - Doctor Data
- August sales: Bet you can get a good deal on a Fusion Or Camry Or
- Ford and VW in Europe: More than commercial vehicles?
PANEL:
- Christie Schweinsberg, WardsAuto.com
- Doron Levin, In The Driver's Seat, SiriusXM, Ch. 121
- Gary Vasilash, AD and P
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #433 - SAE Takes Autonomy To The Public

Aug 31, 2018 01:02:40

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SPECIAL GUEST: David Schutt, CEO, SAE International TOPICS: 06:49 - SAE: Autonomous Rides in Tampa 33:35 - Doctor Data 38:18 - Toyota Motor collabs with Uber on Autonomy 46:41 - Is Dyson the next Tesla? 52:57 - PHONE CALL: Should NASCAR be worried about Ford? 56:09 - PHONE CALL: Manual Transmission is Disappearing
PANEL:
- Sam Abuelsamid, Navigant Research
- Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #432 - RDXcellence in Engineering

Aug 24, 2018 01:02:35

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SPECIAL GUEST: Stephen Frey Chief Engineer, Acura RDX Acura RDX cut body in studio TOPICS: - Doctor Data
- VW Diesel Scandal: Exhausting
- Monterey Car Week: Exotics Abounding
- Alex Zanardi Will Be Driving a BMW DTM M4: Unstoppable?

PANEL:
- Lindsay Brooke, SAE International
- Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #431 - The Show About Shows, Auto Shows That Is

Aug 17, 2018 01:07:01

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SPECIAL GUEST: Craig Erlich Senior VP, George P. Johnson TOPICS: - Doctor Data
- Is Tesla Going Private or Is This a Distraction?
- Thompson Smashes Land Speed Record—Danny, Not Mickey
- Over 1 Million Attendees to Watch 40,000 Cars on Woodward: Who Says Driving Is Dead?
PANEL:
- Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #430 - Why You Won't Call "Shotgun" In An Autonomous World

Aug 2, 2018 01:00:56

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SPECIAL GUESTS: Andrew Lund, Chief Engineer, Toyota Motor North America Jeff Stout, Executive Director, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors NEWS: 01:30 - Toyota's Project Portal 2.0: A Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Semi 19:15 - Introduction to Yanfeng 21:35 - Doctor Data 24:00 - Yanfeng: Designing Autonomous Interiors 32:20 - Waymo, Ride-Sharing, and New Mobility 42:30 - Purpose-Built Ride-Sharing Vehicles PANEL: - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #429 - From Steam Cars to SEMA

Jul 27, 2018 00:57:38

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TOPICS: - Concours d'Elegance of America
- AVs and EVs affecting aftermarket?
- Doctor Data
- Sergio's Legacy
- Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC: What's that all about?
- Steel tariffs hit GM profits: If farmers get 12-billion, what will OEMs receive?
PANEL:
- Diane Fils-Schneider, Executive Director, Concours d'Elegance of America
- John Waraniak, VP, Vehicle Technology, SEMA
- Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #428 - Genovation GXE: The World’s Fastest electric Corvette

Jul 20, 2018 01:01:52

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SPECIAL GUEST: Andrew Saul, CEO, Genovation In-Studio: Electric Corvette
NEWS:
- Doctor Data
- Auto Alliance doesn’t want tariffs. Will the Administration listen to 12 car companies?
- BMW’s ReachNow car sharing service adds ride hailing in Seattle. The uber Uber?
- Nissan’s UK plant builds 1-millionth Juke. Does that prove consumers’ tastes aren’t global?
- Model 3’s 30 percent margin. Is Elon smarter than even he thinks?

PANEL:
- Greg Migliore, Autoblog.com
- Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #427 - The Last Panhard and the Genesis of Genesis

Jul 13, 2018 01:04:04

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SPECIAL GUEST: Ken Nelson, Orphan Car Collector
NEWS:
- Doctor Data
- First Half Sales: Anything to learn beyond lots of crossovers?
- Volvo Launches M: Why is it taking on Uber?
- Why are scooter companies attracting such huge investments?
- What will the effects of tariffs be on the industry?
PANEL:
- Paul Eisenstein, The Detroit Bureau
- Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #426 - VW Jetta Mk7: This is an Entry Car?

Jun 29, 2018 01:08:36

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SPECIAL GUEST: Daniel Shapiro, Product Manager, VW Jetta, Volkswagen NEWS: 02:45 - 2019 Volkswagen Jetta 43:17 - Doctor Data 50:58 - Tesla assembly tents 54:28 - May Mobility to run autonomous shuttles in Detroit 1:00:36 - Ram offering the Ram 1500 Classic: What’s the rationale for new/old vehicles? 1:04:38 - Midget track and NASCAR PANEL: - Mike Austin, Hagerty - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #425 - Creating the Atomic Car Seat

Jun 22, 2018 01:06:47

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SPECIAL GUEST: Chuck Cauchy, President and CTO, Thermavance NEWS: - Doctor Data - Collaborations Rising: VW and Ford, Audi and Hyundai - Launching a Rocket Is One Thing, But Building Cars in a Tent? - Colorado Joins CARB on EPA Pushback - Volvo Opens a U.S. Factory and Still Struggles With Care by Volvo PANEL: - Sam Abuelsamid, Navigant Research - Gary Vasilash, ADandP - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #424 - Ford's Transit Gets Hit By a Bolt of Lightning

Jun 15, 2018 01:15:02

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SPECIAL GUEST: Tim Reeser, CEO, Lightning Systems NEWS: - Doctor Data - Tesla Faces Reality and Layoffs - The Consequences of Tariffs - IIHS Tests: Ouch! PANEL: - Todd Lassa, Automobile - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #423 - Look Ma, No Hands! Here Comes Cadillac Super Cruise

Jun 8, 2018 01:10:18

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SPECIAL GUEST: Jason Ditman, Chief Engineer, Cadillac Super Cruise NEWS:
- Doctor Data
- Sergio Plans the Future: So Long Sedans
- May Sales: What Happened to Ford’s SUVs?
- Mark Reuss Demonstrates the Value of Traction Control PANEL: - Stephanie Brinley, IHS Markit - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #422 - The Electric Future of the Internal Combustion Engine

Jun 1, 2018 01:02:02

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SPECIAL GUEST: Brian McKay, Director, Powertrain, Continental North America NEWS:
- Doctor Data
- Tesla Fixes Brakes Over-the-Air
- Will FCA Drop Fiat in the U.S.
- SoftBank Invests $2.25-Billion in GM Cruise PANEL: - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - Lindsay Brooke, SAE - Greg Migliore, Autoblog.com

AAH #421 - The Amazing World of 3D Printing

May 18, 2018 01:08:25

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SPECIAL GUEST: Jon Walker, Area Sales Manager, EOS North America NEWS: 05:13 - Straight Talk On The Future of 3D Printing 40:30 - Doctor Data 43:21 - The Politics of Auto: The Detroit 3 Go to Washington 56:27 - Gas Prices Inflate: Will Iran Result in Reduced Summer Driving? 1:02:21 - Executive Churn at Tesla: Much Ado About Nothing? PANEL: - Gary Vasilash, ADandP - Chris Paukert, Roadshow by CNET - Joe White, Reuters - Stephanie Brinley, IHS Markit

AAH #420 - 2019 Ram 1500: From Top to Bottom

May 11, 2018 01:08:49

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SPECIAL GUEST: Rob Wichman, Director, Ram Truck Engineering NEWS: 03:07 - Ram 1500 Engineering Deep Dive 34:05 - Doctor Data 37:40 - 100 percent Electric Buses in China 44:50 - AAA Indicates 20 percent of Americans will likely go electric 48:25 - Uber Elevate: Annual Flying Car Summit 53:28 - The number of Pedestrians killed by vehicles is up since 2009. Why? 55:40 - Port of LA Now with Natural Gas Powered Drayage. What Happened to Natural Gas Cars? 59:53 - Automakers headed to D.C. to talk CAFE 1:04:55 - Does Iran Spell the End of the Truck Boom as Oil Prices Rise? PANEL: - Gary Vasilash, ADandP - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #419 - Steve Miller on Tesla, Ford and Being a Supplier

May 4, 2018 00:59:48

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SPECIAL GUEST: Steve Miller, President and CEO, IAC NEWS:
03:15 – Toyota Sold 70K Cars in April. Ford 40K. Are Cars the Problem or Is It Ford?
07:06 – Gas Tax: Helpful or Harmful?
20:48 – GM Has Taken Itself Out of the Sales Conversation. A Bad Move In a Media-Saturated Age?
28:06 – Flexibility of Manufacturing in Japanese Plants
29:36 – Doctor Data
38:40 – Sailing Into Uncharted Waters: Talking Tesla
49:37 – Autonomous Passenger Drones
50:55 – Autonomy and Ride-Sharing PANEL:
- Todd Lassa, Automobile
- Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #418 - From Ford to Tesla to Mahindra

Apr 27, 2018 01:08:35

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SPECIAL GUEST:
Rick Haas, President and CEO
Mahindra Automotive North America NEWS:
- Doctor Data - Electric Vehicles: will the Range Anxiety ever end? - Payne Races a ZR1
- Ford discontinues its cars: Only Mustang and Focus crossover Survive PANEL: - Henry Payne, The Detroit News - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - John McElroy, Autoline.tv

AAH #417 - Tesla Model 3: Inside and Out

Apr 20, 2018 01:28:01

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SPECIAL GUEST: Sandy Munro, Munro and Associates, Inc. NEWS: 03:00 - Tesla Model 3 Teardown Analysis 14:55 - The Good Stuff: Model 3 Automatic Drive Modules 26:46 - Are the pieces good? Door Panels, Exterior, etc. 29:00 - Model 3 Battery: Intricate Magic 42:55 - Doctor Data 44:55 - Mechanics of the Model 3 1:11:10 - PHONE CALL: Automation Issues 1:14:29 - PHONE CALL: Model 3 Build Quality 1:18:30 - Johan de Nysschen out at Cadillac PANEL: - John McElroy, Autoline.tv - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - Craig Cole, AutoGuide.com

AAH #416 - 2019 Jeep Cherokee Is Way More Than A Refresh

Apr 13, 2018 01:13:05

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SPECIAL GUEST: Rich Silbert, Engineering Development Mgr., Jeep Cherokee NEWS: - 2019 Jeep Cherokee
- Doctor Data
- Will the global Focus work on this side of the globe? - Seven years until the Bolt redesign. Is the timing right or too long? - NASCAR Cup sponsorship: Winston Cup from 1972 to 2003. Monster Energy from 2017 to 2019. Will NASCAR go the way of Winstons? PANEL: - John McElroy, Autoline.tv - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - Eric Lawrence, Detroit Free Press

AAH #415 - Autoextreme-ing All Over The Place

Mar 30, 2018 01:09:35

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NEWS:
- Doctor Data
- What did they say at NADA?
- New York, New York
- The NAIAS Meltdown
- Uber Accident Aftermath PANEL: - John McElroy, Autoline.tv - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - Peter DeLorenzo, The Autoextremist

AAH #415 - Autoextreme-ing All Over The Place

Mar 30, 2018 01:10:19

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NEWS:
- Doctor Data
- What did they say at NADA?
- New York, New York
- The NAIAS Meltdown
- Uber Accident Aftermath PANEL: - John McElroy, Autoline.tv - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - Peter DeLorenzo, The Autoextremist

AAH #414 - TourX: Why Is Buick Doing A Station Wagon?

Mar 21, 2018 01:04:52

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SPECIAL GUEST: Doug Osterhoff, Marketing Manager, Buick NEWS: - Doctor Data - The Uber Accident: A little perspective on traffic fatalities - Lyft: Testing subscriptions and partnering with Magna—is it the transportation game-changer? - Ford Ready.Shop.Go. Will the dealer become a deliverer” PANEL: - John McElroy, Autoline.tv - Gary Vasilash, ADandP - Mike Wayland, Automotive News

AAH #414 - TourX: Why Is Buick Doing A Station Wagon?

Mar 21, 2018 01:05:35

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SPECIAL GUEST: Doug Osterhoff, Marketing Manager, Buick NEWS: - Doctor Data - The Uber Accident: A little perspective on traffic fatalities - Lyft: Testing subscriptions and partnering with Magna—is it the transportation game-changer? - Ford Ready.Shop.Go. Will the dealer become a deliverer” PANEL: - John McElroy, Autoline.tv - Gary Vasilash, ADandP - Mike Wayland, Automotive News

AAH #413 - We Have A Winner, A Katzkin Winner

Mar 16, 2018 00:59:37

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SPECIAL GUEST: Tim Clyde, President and CEO, Katzkin NEWS: - Katzkin Custom Leather Interiors - Katzkin Winner Announced - Ford bares all its Future Product Plans - New York Auto Show Preview - Will the Auto Industry get caught up in a Trade War? PANEL: - John McElroy, Autoline.tv - Jason Fogelson, ReviewGarage.com - Mike Austin, Hagerty

AAH #412 - Achates' Amazing Engine Breakthrough

Mar 10, 2018 01:09:14

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SPECIAL GUEST: David Johnson, President and CEO, Achates Power NEWS:
- Doctor Data
- Geneva: The Cars We'll Never Drive Unless We Win the Powerball
- SXSW Conference: Sponsored by Bud, Capital One, Austin Chronicle and Mercedes?
- Edmunds Finds Toyota, Subaru and Honda Buyers Most Loyal. Dodge, smart and Chrysler, Not So Much PANEL: - John McElroy, Autoline.tv - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - Frank Markus, Motor Trend

AAH #411 - Death of the diesel and Michigans move into Mobility

Mar 3, 2018 01:09:33

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TOPIC: Planet M SPECIAL GUEST: Trevor Pawl, Group VP, MEDC NEWS:
- Can Fred Diaz save Mitsubishi in the US?
- Are diesels doomed?
- Geely Now Daimlers Largest Shareholder
- The Society of Cult Brands honors Jeep (seriously)
PANEL:
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv
- Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production
- Dustin Walsh, Crain's Detroit Business

AAH #410 - Nissan Sprouts A New Leaf

Feb 24, 2018 01:09:57

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TOPIC: 2018 Nissan Leaf SPECIAL GUEST: Christopher Reed, VP of Engineering, Nissan Leaf NEWS:
- Raj Nair, Ford: Top Ford Exec out after 'Inappropriate Behavior'
- Doctor Data
- Bosch Adds Mobility Services: A Tier One Redefined?
- GM Korea and the Transforming GM Global Footprint
- The Cobalt Conundrum: The 21st Century Catalytic Converter Material Challenge
PANEL:
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv
- Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production
- Doron Levin, In The Driver's Seat, SiriusXM, Ch. 121

AAH #409 - NAIAS, NASCAR and NHTSA Numbers Hit the Skids

Feb 17, 2018 01:04:05

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TOPIC: Reporter Roundtable NEWS: - Mercedes-Benz to skip 2019 NAIAS: Did Dieter just doom the Detroit show? - Did you know NASCAR’s new season kicks off this Sunday at Daytona? Maybe that’s the problem. - Doctor Data PANEL: - John McElroy, Autoline.tv - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - Stephanie Brinley, IHS Markit - Joe White, Reuters

AAH #408 - Corvettes, Teslas, The Super Bowl and Dalai Lama

Feb 10, 2018 01:06:29

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SPECIAL GUEST: Don Runkle, Runkle Enterprises Hear his opinions on Autonomy, Achates, EVs and more NEWS: - Automotive Super Bowl spots: Who got the most bang for its buck? - The Greatest Automotive Publicity Stunt Ever? SpaceX, the Falcon Heavy and Tesla’s Original Roadster - FCA Executive Shuffle: Tim Kuniskis now runs luxury brands - Mercedes-Benz ad quotes the Dalai Lama: Big mistake in China PANEL: - John McElroy, Autoline.tv - Chris Paukert, Roadshow by CNET - Phoebe Howard, Detroit Free Press

AAH #408 - Corvettes, Teslas, The Super Bowl and Dalai Lama

Feb 9, 2018 01:06:16

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SPECIAL GUEST: Don Runkle, Runkle Enterprises Hear his opinions on Autonomy, Achates, EVs and more NEWS: - Automotive Super Bowl spots: Who got the most bang for its buck? - The Greatest Automotive Publicity Stunt Ever? SpaceX, the Falcon Heavy and Tesla’s Original Roadster - FCA Executive Shuffle: Tim Kuniskis now runs luxury brands - Mercedes-Benz ad quotes the Dalai Lama: Big mistake in China PANEL: - John McElroy, Autoline.tv - Chris Paukert, Roadshow by CNET - Phoebe Howard, Detroit Free Press

AAH #407 - Visiting Kona… The Hyundai Crossover, That Is

Feb 3, 2018 01:07:22

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TOPIC: 2018 Hyundai Kona SPECIAL GUEST: John Juriga, Director of Powertrain, Hyundai-Kia Technical Center NEWS: - Dr. Data - Samsung Sells More Chips than Intel—1st time in 25 Years: Will it be the player in advanced auto tech? - Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi: They’re Number 1. Does it matter? - German OEMs: First diesels. Now collusion on steel. Ach du lieber! PANEL: - John McElroy, Autoline.tv - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - Tom Murphy, WardsAuto.com

AAH #406 - CES, NAIAS, and Issues With Tesla's Model 3

Jan 26, 2018 01:12:02

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TOPIC: Reporter Roundtable NEWS: - CES vs. SAE: is CES killing NAIAS? - Dr. Data - Tesla Model 3 Issues: What did Munro and Associates discover? - NAIAS: The Big Three's Big Bet on Trucks - Why Is Atlanta Suddenly So Popular?: PSA NA HQ and Waymo go to the ATL - Will Automobili-D Exist After Rick Snyder is Out of Office? PANEL: - John McElroy, Autoline.tv - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press - Todd Lassa, Automobile

AAH #405 - How To Engineer A CUV

Jan 6, 2018 01:11:42

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TOPIC: 2018 Buick Enclave SPECIAL GUEST: Rick Spina, Executive Chief Engineer, Crossovers, General Motors NEWS:
- Call from The Drive Home with Diane Fils-Schneider
- Softbank: Japanese telco to dominate autonomy?
- Dr. Data
- 2017 Sales: End of the party?
- 2018 NAIAS: any breakthrough products? PANEL:
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv
- Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production
- James Amend, WardsAuto.com

AAH #404 - Tidings Of Discomfort and Joy

Dec 23, 2017 01:03:20

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It's a Very Merry After Hours!
A PEEK AT SOME PRESENTS:
Lyft, Kia, Delphi/Aptiv, Lear, GM, Subaru
AND UNCOVERING SOME COAL: Uber, Dodge, Camaro, UAW, Trump, Tesla PANEL: - John McElroy, Autoline.tv - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - Mike Wayland, Automotive News - Mike Martinez, Automotive News

AAH #404 - Tidings Of Discomfort and Joy

Dec 22, 2017 01:03:07

Description:

It's a Very Merry After Hours!
A PEEK AT SOME PRESENTS:
Lyft, Kia, Delphi/Aptiv, Lear, GM, Subaru
AND UNCOVERING SOME COAL: Uber, Dodge, Camaro, UAW, Trump, Tesla PANEL: - John McElroy, Autoline.tv - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - Mike Wayland, Automotive News - Mike Martinez, Automotive News

AAH #403 - What Did James Bond Drive? We Ask Mr. Aston Martin

Dec 15, 2017 00:58:38

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TOPIC: ASTON MARTIN DB11  SPECIAL GUEST: Simon Sproule, VP and Chief Marketing Officer, Aston Martin
NEWS:
- Mary Barra Talks About the Future: Electric and Autonomous
- Automakers Attack California’s ZEV Mandate Again: What About All Those EVs They’re Going to Make?
- Thor Semi: Just Another Pipe Dream?
PANEL:
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv
- Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production
- Dave Sullivan, AutoPacific

AAH #402 - Engineering Insights and Stories On The 2018 Mustang

Dec 8, 2017 00:53:17

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TOPIC: 2018 Ford Mustang 01:07 – Carl Widdman, Mustang Chief Engineer, Ford and Tom Barnes, Mustang Engineer, Ford 25:36 – Mark Schaller, Mustang Marketing Manager, Ford 36:46 – Panel Discussion PANEL: - John McElroy, Autoline.tv - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - Roman Mica, TFLCar.com - Nik Miles, OurAutoExpert.com

AAH #401 - The All-New Wrangler Is A Jeepster For You Love

Dec 1, 2017 00:53:35

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TODAY'S TOPIC: JEEP WRANGLER and THE LA AUTO SHOW SPECIAL GUESTS:
- Scott Tallon, Director, Jeep Product Marketing
- Mark Allen, Head of Jeep Design
PANEL:
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv
- Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production
- Aaron Gold, Freelance
- Tony Quiroga, Car and Driver

AAH #400 - Hyundai Wants A Pickup Truck For Women

Nov 18, 2017 01:04:48

Description:

SPECIAL GUEST: Mike O'Brien VP, Product Planning, Hyundai NEWS: - Hyundai's Fresh Product Lineup - Dr. Data and Happy 400th Episode - Geely to buy Terrafugia: Is Geely Going To Take Over Mobility? - 2019 Corvette ZR1 introduced in Dubai: Do Superchargers Like Sand? - IHS Markit Study: One third of Vehicles will be EVs by 2040 PANEL: - John McElroy, Autoline.tv - Gary Vasilash, ADandP - Ron Sessions, AutoTrader.com

AAH #399 - Ford Took The All-New Expedition To The Max

Nov 10, 2017 00:57:30

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TOPIC: 2018 FORD EXPEDITION SPECIAL GUESTS: - Craig Patterson, Utility Marketing Manager, Ford - Todd Hoevener, Expedition Chief Engineer, Ford NEWS: - Doctor Data - Can Ford Take Truck/Utility Buyers From GM? - House Republicans say "No" to EV Tax Credit PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, ADandP; Henry Payne, The Detroit News; Stephanie Brinley, IHS Markit

AAH #398 - Sales Still Rockin, Tesla Droppin, and V2V Vanishing?

Nov 4, 2017 01:08:42

Description:

NEWS: - October Sales: Trick or Treat? - Why is the Peugeot in the movie Blade Runner 2049 significant? - Dr. Data - SEMA and Tokyo: Polar Opposites of Automotive? - Waymo Shows Off: What Might Krafcik's Strategy Be? PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, ADandP; Jake Holmes, Motor1.com; Paul Eisenstein, The Detroit Bureau

AAH #397 - The New Honda Accord: It's Scary Good

Oct 28, 2017 01:04:02

Description:

TOPIC: 2018 Honda Accord SPECIAL GUESTS:
- Ray Mikiciuk, AVP, Honda Sales, American Honda
- Don Warnock, Plant Program Leader, 2018 Honda Accord
NEWS:
- Musical chairs for Ford Management - Dr Data - Delphi goes deeper into autonomy with nuTonomy PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, ADandP; Sharon Carty, Automotive News

AAH #397 - The New Honda Accord: It's Scary Good

Oct 27, 2017 01:03:48

Description:

TOPIC: 2018 Honda Accord SPECIAL GUESTS:
- Ray Mikiciuk, AVP, Honda Sales, American Honda
- Don Warnock, Plant Program Leader, 2018 Honda Accord
NEWS:
- Musical chairs for Ford Management - Dr Data - Delphi goes deeper into autonomy with nuTonomy PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, ADandP; Sharon Carty, Automotive News

AAH #396 - Magna's Supermarket of Automotive Technology

Oct 21, 2017 01:06:51

Description:

TODAY’S TOPIC: Magna International
SPECIAL GUEST: Swamy Kotagiri, CTO, Magna NEWS:
- Polestar: Tesla isn’t the only company that needs to worry about this
- F Series: On Wednesday Named Truck of Texas and 1.3-million are recalled
- Dr. Data
- Daimler: Will breaking it apart make a better company?
- Cruise Automation makes impressive progress PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, ADandP; David Welch, Bloomberg

AAH #395 - Wall Street Loves The OEMs Again

Oct 14, 2017 01:00:34

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NEWS: - Auto stocks back in fashion - Porsche Adds Subscription: Will All Lux Cars Have Microleases? - EU Considers Carbon Credits for EVs: Is Tax Policy Required for OEMs? - GM Buys a LiDAR Company: Why? - US Post Office wants autonomous delivery trucks for rural routes PANEL: Gary Vasilash, ADandP; Keith Naughton, Bloomberg.com; Jeff Gilbert, CBS Radio; Sam Abuelsamid, Navigant Research

AAH #395 - Wall Street Loves The OEMs Again

Oct 13, 2017 01:00:19

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NEWS: - Auto stocks back in fashion - Porsche Adds Subscription: Will All Lux Cars Have Microleases? - EU Considers Carbon Credits for EVs: Is Tax Policy Required for OEMs? - GM Buys a LiDAR Company: Why? - US Post Office wants autonomous delivery trucks for rural routes PANEL: Gary Vasilash, ADandP; Keith Naughton, Bloomberg.com; Jeff Gilbert, CBS Radio; Sam Abuelsamid, Navigant Research

AAH #394 - Mazda's Xtreme Engine

Oct 7, 2017 01:11:00

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TOPIC: Mazda's SKYACTIV-X GUEST: Robert Davis, Senior Vice President, Mazda North America NEWS: - Takata Airbags - Doctor Data - Ford's Plan to Get Fit - GM Going Electric - Dodge Demon - Buick Enclave Avenir - Are EVs realistic? EV Infrastructure questions - Sales: Is it All Harvey and Irma? - How's That Model 3, Elon? PANEL: Gary Vasilash, ADandP; Mike Austin, Hagerty; Todd Lassa, Automobile

AAH #393 - Talkin Tiguan

Sep 30, 2017 01:04:31

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TOPIC: 2018 VW Tiguan SPECIAL GUEST: Jeffrey Ng, Product Planner, Volkswagen NEWS: - BMW Adds Alexa: The Ultimate Shopping Machine? - Will Dyson Suck Up Tesla Customers? - Is Ford Giving Lyft a Boost? - Toyota Debuts Smarter Autonomous Test Vehicle: Dodges Hay Bales PANEL: Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Frank Markus, Motor Trend; Scott Burgess, Autoblog.com

AAH #392 - Traversing Chevy's Crossover Lineup

Sep 23, 2017 01:07:08

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TOPIC: 2018 Chevrolet Traverse SPECIAL GUEST: Rick Spina, Executive Chief Engineer, GM Crossovers NEWS: - Impressions from Frankfurt Motor Show 2017 - China dropping JV for EVs? - Tesla vs. Caddy: Plug-in EV showdown - EV infrastructure challenges - Self-driving in Pittsburgh Uber Volvos PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Henry Payne, The Detroit News; Stephanie Brinley, IHS Markit

AAH #391 - Autonomous Pizza, Hurricane Harvey, and The Nissan Pao

Sep 2, 2017 01:08:06

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NEWS: - 1989 Nissan Pao - 80's Cars Becoming Classics - Phone Call: Modern Station Wagons - Doctor Data - Are pizza delivery driver jobs at risk? - What will Harvey's impact be on auto? - Cummins electric semi: done with diesel? PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Joe White, Reuters; Chris Paukert, Roadshow by CNET

AAH #390 - HCCI Spells Efficient Engines

Aug 26, 2017 01:03:00

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Today's Topic: Nautilus - SPECIAL GUEST: Matthew Riley, CEO, Nautilus HCCI NEWS: - Doctor Data - VW's Retro EV Minivan: Back to the Future - Ford Says Millennials Drive Like Their Parents - Fleet Side of Market Causing Slowdown - Hyundai Sonata vs. Toyota Camry - Hyundai Gives in to Pickup Demand to Pick Up Its Sales - 2018 Volvo XC60 Walkaround - Viewer Rapid Fire Questions PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Drew Winter, WardsAuto.com

AAH #389 - FCA, PSA, and Looking For A Parking Spot

Aug 18, 2017 01:08:31

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REPORTER ROUNDTABLE NEWS: - NAFTA talks begin this week; What to expect? - PSA's unusual approach to the North American market - Are the Chinese going to buy FCA? - Doctor Data - JLR and its Portland, OR tech incubator PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Dave Sullivan, AutoPacific; Joann Muller, Forbes.com

AAH #388 - PSA Returns and CARB Will Not Back Down

Aug 4, 2017 00:54:48

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TOPIC:CAR's MBS
SPECIAL GUESTS:
- Annette Hebert, California Air Resources Board
- Larry Dominique, President and CEO, PSA North America, Inc.
- Robert Davis, SVP, Mazda NA
PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production

AAH #387 - Pink Steel and The Structure of Honda's New Minivan

Jul 29, 2017 01:04:18

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TOPIC: 2018 Honda Odyssey SPECIAL GUEST:  Chad Harrison, Chief Engineer, Honda Odyssey
NEWS: - Doctor Data
- Now the Brits plan to ban ICEs
- Did BMW, VW, and Daimler meet in a backroom about diesels?
PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Lindsay Brooke, SAE

AAH #386 - Classic Cars At The Concours Of America

Jul 22, 2017 01:04:22

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TOPIC: Concours USA SPECIAL GUEST: Diane Flis-Schneider, Concours d'Elegance of America
NEWS:
- Are diesels dead? Mercedes recalls 3 million in Europe
- Doctor Data
- Will EV Startups get absorbed?
- New midsize designs, Does anyone care?
PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Mike Austin, Hagerty

AAH #385 - Tearing Into The Chevy Bolt EV

Jul 15, 2017 01:10:12

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TOPIC: Chevrolet Bolt EV SPECIAL GUEST: Sandy Munro, Munro and Associates
NEWS: - Tearing down the Chevy Bolt - Doctor Data
- VEHICLE WALKAROUND FEATURE: Get a peek at the new Hyundai Sonata with Chris Chapman, Chief Designer, Hyundai Design Center
PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; David Welch, Bloomberg

AAH #384 - Alfa Romeos Make It Or Break It Stelvio

Jun 30, 2017 00:45:40

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TOPIC: 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Even though it has nothing to do with a birthday or Christmas, Alfa Romeo just received a much-needed present all the way from Italy and AFTER HOURS has the scoop. The AAH crew is once again on-the-road, this time in rural Tennessee, to show you how the hottest segment in autos just got a little hotter. But we’ll save the details for our Alfa executive guests. In the meantime, get ready as we help Alfa Romeo unwrap the story of its brand new 2018 Stelvio Premium SUV. SPECIAL GUESTS:
Reid Bigland, CEO, Alfa Romeo
Pieter Hogeveen, Director, Alfa Romeo North America PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press; Roman Mica, TFLcar.com; Paul Brian, ABC Stations; Lauren Fix, The Car Coach; Henry Payne, The Detroit News

AAH #384 - Alfa Romeos Make It Or Break It Stelvio

Jun 29, 2017 00:45:22

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TOPIC: 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Even though it has nothing to do with a birthday or Christmas, Alfa Romeo just received a much-needed present all the way from Italy and AFTER HOURS has the scoop. The AAH crew is once again on-the-road, this time in rural Tennessee, to show you how the hottest segment in autos just got a little hotter. But we’ll save the details for our Alfa executive guests. In the meantime, get ready as we help Alfa Romeo unwrap the story of its brand new 2018 Stelvio Premium SUV. SPECIAL GUESTS:
Reid Bigland, CEO, Alfa Romeo
Pieter Hogeveen, Director, Alfa Romeo North America PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press; Roman Mica, TFLcar.com; Paul Brian, ABC Stations; Lauren Fix, The Car Coach; Henry Payne, The Detroit News

AAH #383 - The All New Camry In Portlandia

Jun 23, 2017 00:59:14

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TOPIC: 2018 Toyota Camry SPECIAL GUESTS:
- Jack Hollis, Group VP, Toyota Division
- Ian Cartabiano, Chief Designer, Toyota Camry
- Masato Katsumata, Chief Engineer, Toyota Camry PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Nina Russin, Carspondent.com; Tara Weingarten, Vroomgirls.com

AAH #382 - Can The Atlas Lift Volkswagen?

Jun 16, 2017 01:10:31

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TOPIC: 2018 Volkswagen Atlas SPECIAL GUEST: Michael Lovati, Vice President, Product Line Mid/Full-Size, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. NEWS: 37:25 - Who is Going to Replace Marchionne? 42:40 - More about FCA Diesels 46:30 - Why is Apple Talking Autonomy Again? 54:28 - Bolt EV AV Built in Orion: Important or Convenient? 59:45 - Who Might Toyota Buy To Up Its Autonomy Capability? 1:05:50 - Why Is BMW Investing 55 million in a Bus Builder? PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Tom Murphy, WardsAuto.com

AAH #381 - Direction Of The New Lincoln Navigator

Jun 10, 2017 01:05:36

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TOPIC: 2018 Lincoln Navigator SPECIAL GUEST: Andrew Kernahan, Chief Program Engineer, Lincoln Navigator NEWS: - Why Is Honda Suddenly Talking Level 4? - Used Car Prices Drop: KBB says they're down, Manheim says they're up - Is CARB Like the Honey Badger? PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, AD and P; Dave Sullivan, AutoPacific

AAH #380 - Why I Quit The UAW and Voted For Trump

Jun 3, 2017 01:07:28

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SPECIAL GUEST: Brian Pannebecker, former UAW worker NEWS: - Levandowski Fired from Uber: Much Ado About Autonomy - Doesn't President Trump Like Mercedes? - Volvo Takes the Silk Road, BMW Gets an Export License: Is this the Chinese Century? PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, AD and P; Doron Levin, In the Driver's Seat, SiriusXM, CH.121

AAH #379 - Toyota Puts Fuel Cells In Semis

May 27, 2017 01:11:21

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TOPIC: Toyota Heavy Duty Fuel Cells SPECIAL GUEST: Sheldon Brown, Advanced Fuel Cells, Toyota NEWS: - Is clean diesel an oxymoron? - How could Fields have been more clear? - What's Geely up to? PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Craig Trudell, Bloomberg.com

AAH #378 - Kia Niro? Yeah, It's Got A Hybrid

May 20, 2017 01:05:32

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TOPIC: 2017 Kia Niro SPECIAL GUEST: - Steve Kosowski, Kia Motors America NEWS: - Have Ford Professionals become 10 percent more efficient since 2009? - Nissan at the bottom of OEM-Supplier Relationship Study. Worst score since Chrysler in 2010. something wrong in Nashville? - Doctor Data - Volvo and Audi both sign on to use Android as an OS. If Google gets all of Geely and VW, will there be any stopping them? PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Christie Schweinsberg, WardsAuto.com

AAH #377 - The Mind Behind The First Fuel Cell Car

May 13, 2017 00:59:55

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General Motors Electrovan SPECIAL GUESTS: - Floyd Wyczalek, Retired engineer, General Motors - Charles Freese, Global Fuel Cells, General Motors PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production

AAH #376 - What The Heck Is Going On In That Corvette Plant?

May 6, 2017 01:01:52

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NEWS: - Sales: Are the numbers as bad as they're saying? - Delphi: What does spinning off Powertrain mean? - Intel Autonomous Driving Workshop - Acura TLX, Nissan Rogue Sport, McLaren 720S - GM Shutdown Corvette Plant Tours: What's up GM's sleeve? - GM Opens Original Building in Flint: Durant-Dort Factory means what? PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Seyth Miersma, Motor1.com; Lindsay Brooke, SAE.org; Chester Dawson, WSJ

AAH #375 - Automotive Sculpting Or Bust!

Apr 29, 2017 01:17:21

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NEWS: - Will Waymo make the Pacifica the real Taxi of tomorrow? - Dr. Data - Automakers push performance cars and automated EVs: schizophrenic or market savvy? - Flying cars: flights of fancy? - Acura TLX SPECIAL GUEST: Don Tocco, Author and Artist PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Henry Payne, The Detroit News

AAH #374 - Buick's Future Is Avenir

Apr 22, 2017 01:01:12

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SPECIAL GUEST: Jace Stokes, Product Manager, Buick Enclave TOPIC: 2018 Buick Enclave NEWS: - Dodge Demon and "The Fate of The Furious": Is this the Golden Age of Drive It Like You Stole It? - VW Plans to Sell a Million EVs in 2020, Uber EV leasing in Portland - GM adds 1,100 people in San Fran for Cruise Automation PANEL: Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Joann Muller, Forbes.com; Mike Austin, Autoblog

AAH #373 - All You Wanna Know About The New York Auto Show

Apr 14, 2017 01:06:15

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John McElroy from Autoline.tv and Gary Vasilash of Automotive Design and Production get a first hand look at some of the big announcements from the floor of the New York Auto Show where they talk 2-on-1 with special guests: - Bill Fay, Sr. VP, Automotive Operations, Toyota Motor Sales - Randy Parker, VP INFINITI Americas - David Woodhouse, Design Director, The Lincoln Motor Company And joining the roundtable with analysis on the whole show are two east coasters who cover the auto industry: - Sam Fiorani, VP, AutoForecast Solutions - Jim Henry, freelance auto writer

AAH #372 - Nothing's Ironic About Hyundai's Ioniq

Apr 8, 2017 01:04:29

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SPECIAL GUEST: Mike O'Brien, VP, Product, Corporate, and Digital Planning, Hyundai Motor America TOPIC: 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Chris Paukert, Roadshow by CNET

AAH #371 - Inside Honda's Fuel Cell Strategy

Mar 31, 2017 01:05:06

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SPECIAL GUEST: Steve Center, VP, Environmental Vehicles, Honda TOPIC: Honda Clarity Fuel Cell PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, ADandP; Henry Payne, The Detroit News

AAH #370 - We've Got The Head Of Jeep Design

Mar 25, 2017 01:01:08

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SPECIAL GUEST: Mark Allen, Head of Jeep Design, FCA TOPIC: 2017 Jeep Compass PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Eric Lawrence, Detroit Free Press

AAH #369 - Ford Goes Further With 3D Printing

Mar 18, 2017 01:03:14

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NEWS TOPICS: - Dr. Data - CAFE/EPA: Good or bad for Detroit? - PSA/Opel: A Euro-Asia play or implications for USA? - Intel's big play in autonomy: Intel Inside stickers for cars? PANEL: Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Sam Abuelsamid, Navigant Research; Mike Martinez, Automotive News

AAH #368 - Who Is Your Favorite Giulia: Child, Roberts, or Alfa Romeo?

Mar 10, 2017 01:03:53

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NEWS TOPICS: - Inside look at the Alfa Giulia Quadrifoglio - Geneva Highlights: Bentley, Hyundai, VW and more - GM sells Opel SPECIAL GUEST: Pieter Hogeveen, Director of Alfa Romeo NA PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press; Rory Carroll, Autoweek

AAH #367 - Cadillac Sags, Lexus Sinks, and Diesels Are About To Die

Mar 4, 2017 01:16:17

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NEWS TOPICS: - Lincoln vs. Cadillac - Diesel: Is it FCA's Turn? - Dr. Data - Sales: Spiffs or Trump Bump? - Consumer Reports' Top 10 PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, ADandP; Alisa Priddle, Motor Trend; Stephanie Brinley, IHS Markit

AAH #366 - Concours, Cuba, and Cars You Can't Afford

Feb 25, 2017 01:14:53

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NEWS TOPICS:
- Amelia Island Concours
- Doctor Data
- All-new Jeep Compass
- Tesla Model 3
- Phone Call – Tesla Model S
- Ghosn gone!
- Bonus Footage: Phone Call – Honda Odyssey SPECIAL GUEST: Bill Warner, Amelia Island Concours PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, ADandP; Frank Markus, Motor Trend

AAH #365 - Adient: The Inside Story

Feb 18, 2017 01:09:04

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SPECIAL GUEST: Tom Gould, Director of Design, Research and Craftsmanship, Adient PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, ADandP; Todd Lassa, Automobile NEWS TOPICS: - GM/PSA: Start of Consolidation, or Simply a Sale? - Americans Are Buying More Vehicles - Anti-Uber? - Ford's Big Bet on AI and its new Wind Tunnel - Highway fatalities up thanks to Mobile Phones

AAH #364 - Nissan, NADA, and The Chicago Auto Show

Feb 10, 2017 01:05:33

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Chicago may be known as America’s second city, but when it comes to car show attendance it’s the King of the Country. Though it doesn’t receive a lot of automaker reveals, it still gets its share. But more importantly, it draws and draws and draws potential consumers throughout its 10-day run. That’s why AAH is anchoring this week’s show from the floor of the Chicago Auto Show with our special guests including: Dave Sloan, Chicago Auto Show General Manager Fred Diaz, Division VP and GM, North American Trucks, Nissan NA Mark Scarpelli, NADA 2017 Chairman PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, AD and P; Paul Brian, ABC Stations; Kirk Bell, Motor Authority

AAH #363 - Engineering The Lincoln Continental

Feb 4, 2017 01:11:21

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NEWS TOPICS: - Exploring the new Lincoln Continental with the Chief Engineer - Dr. Data - Robert Davis reassigned at Mazda and management shakeup at BMW NA - Lynk and Co.: Sales Model of the Future or Daewoo Revisited? - 24 Hours of Daytona - Bosch and VW: Bet They Wished They’d Used SCR SPECIAL GUEST: Mike Celentino, Chief Engineer, Lincoln Continental PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, ADandP; Michelle Krebs, Autotrader.com

AAH #362 - Chevy Colorado Takes Z High Road

Jan 28, 2017 01:07:17

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NEWS TOPICS: - Ford: Aftermarket Parts and Apple Retail Hire. was Jac Nasser Right? - NAFTA: Watch What You Wish For - Dr. Data gets artsy - Tesla: NHTSA Says Operator Error SPECIAL GUEST: Anita Burke, Chief Engineer, Chevy ZR2 PANEL:  John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, AD and P; Chris Paukert, Roadshow by CNET

AAH #361 - When Car Shows Clash

Jan 20, 2017 00:52:35

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For the second straight year, the LeMay Museum of Tacoma, WA and the North American International Auto Show teamed up to drive three classic cars to the Detroit Auto Show. LeMay CEO David Madeira is our guest from the floor of the auto show to explain why they tempt fate, and winter weather, to bring these beauties to Detroit. And don’t miss our panel’s discussion on the Game of Thrones-like civil war going on between CES and NAIAS. Two important auto shows just days apart in January are driving journalists to have to make a choice between the two, which means someone is going to lose out on coverage SPECIAL GUEST: David Madeira, President and CEO, LeMay Museum PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, ADandP; Murray Feldman, CBS Radio Detroit; Karl Brauer, Kelley Blue Book

AAH #360 - A Very Merry AAH

Dec 24, 2016 01:07:35

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Tis the season for the annual Presents and Coal show, when Santa’s AAH elves bestow gifts on those in the automotive world who were nice, and hand out chunks of coal to those who were naughty. And some of our recipients are: FCA, GM, Honda, Lincoln, BMW, Germany, America and many more... PANEL:  John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, AD and P; Mark Phelan, The Detroit Free Press, Todd Lassa, Automobile

AAH #359 - Pacifica Goes Electric

Dec 16, 2016 01:10:12

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When Bob Dylan went electric at the Newport Folk Festival he literally rocked the music world; At the time, not in a good way.  Earlier this year Chrysler debuted its new Pacifica minivan to rave reviews. Five months later they followed up with a vehicle that no one was asking for in the form of the first plugin hybrid minivan. Join host Gary Vasilash as he talks to the men behind this powertrain, and then hear what his auto reporter panel has to say about the new Pacifica Plugin Hybrid. SPECIAL GUESTS:
01:25 - Kevin Mets, Chief Engineer, Pacifica Hybrid
13:09 - John Gibson, Global Chief Engineer, Electrified Powertrains, Fiat Chrysler 26:10 - PANEL: Gary Vasilash, AD and P; Jean Jennings, Facebook.com/JeanKnowsCars; Anton Wahlman, Seeking Alpha; Alisa Priddle, Motor Trend

AAH #358 - Where Henry Ford Stood

Dec 10, 2016 01:22:08

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SPECIAL GUEST: Nancy Darga, Executive Director, Piquette Museum PANEL:  John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, AD and P; and Joe Szczesny, The Oakland Press NEWS TOPICS:  01:16 - A Peek at the Piquette 32:30 - Trump's EPA Choice and his Automotive Advisors 45:19 - Doctor Data: Amazon Snowmobile 48:50 - Is Apple Back in the Autonomy Game? 57:44 - Phone call: Electric powered vehicles 01:00:12 - Phone call: Ford EcoSport 01:10:29 - Bonus Footage

AAH #357 - Alfa Giulia: Are You Ready For A Performance Sedan?

Dec 2, 2016 01:04:59

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It’s been years of waiting, but the Alfa Romeo brand is finally starting to take shape. Dealerships have had the 4C for a while, but now they’re welcoming the brand’s first sedan, the all-new Giulia. Join host Gary Vasilash from the site of its North American media drive in Napa Valley, California as he and guest co-host Tim Stevens from Roadshow by CNET, talk to the team behind Alfa Romeo. In addition during the news portion of the show, Gary and Tim are also joined by two colleagues as they discuss the hopes for this new performance sedan. SPECIAL GUESTS: Reid Bigland, CEO, Alfa Romeo Richard Cox, Director, Alfa Romeo North America Fabio Di Muro, Vehicle Line Director, Alfa Romeo PANEL: Gary Vasilash, AD and P; Tim Stevens, CNET; Rebecca Lindland, KBB; Tony Quiroga, Car and Driver

AAH #356 - EcoSport Goes Online In LA

Nov 18, 2016 00:55:31

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John and Gary take the show Hollywood as they host After Hours from the corner of Hollywood and Highland at the Ford EcoSport reveal party. They're joined by two Ford officials who tell them all about this crossover coming to the U.S. from India. And then, in our discussion section, they are joined by analysts from KBB and WardsAuto talking about the crossover segment and what's coming to the LA Auto Show. SPECIAL GUESTS: Eric Loeffler, EcoSport Chief Program Engineer, Ford Chantel Lenard, Executive Director, U.S. Marketing, Ford NEWS TOPICS: - Ford's all-new CUV: EcoSport - Automobility LA: Who's taking the spotlight? PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, AD and P; Karl Brauer, Kelley Blue Book; Bob Gritzinger, WardsAuto

AAH #355 - Buckle Up: President Trump Is About To Take The Auto Industry On A Wild Ride

Nov 12, 2016 01:02:34

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NEWS TOPICS: 01:26 - Election 2016: CAFE, trade deals, consumer confidence? 31:22 - Thoughts on Ford EcoSport, Bronco 37:46 - Phone call: Chinese trade restrictions to change? 49:30 - Phone call: Trump's effect on Supreme Court important for auto industry 50:42 - Can auto shows remain relevant as more automakers debut cars outside of the show? PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Mike Wayland, The Detroit News; Todd Lassa, Automobile; and Chris Paukert, Roadshow by CNET

AAH #354 - LOL: Lutz Out Loud

Nov 5, 2016 01:20:42

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SPECIAL GUEST: Bob Lutz, Chairman, VLF Automotive; CEO, Lutz Communications PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, AD and P; Frank Markus, Motor Trend NEWS TOPICS: 01:30 - VLF Destino 37:37 - Doctor Data 39:55 - Lutz's autonomous predictions 48:20 - Phone call: Lutz for President 2016! 52:15 - What does Uber do to car ownership? 54:31 - Lutz on Tesla and Autopilot 57:12 - Opinions on the Chevy Bolt and EVs 1:03:21 - Viewer questions answered

AAH #353 - GMC Acadia: The Goldilocks of SUVs

Oct 29, 2016 01:01:03

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SPECIAL GUEST: Paul Spadafora, Chief Engineer, GMC Acadia PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, AD and P; Joann Muller, Forbes.com NEWS TOPICS: - Rightsizing the 2017 GMC Acadia - Doctor Data - Maybe VW should leave the U.S. and concentrate on China? - Tesla earns some money (finally) - Can Consumer Reports boost Buick? - Pickups fall short in IIHS headlight testing

AAH #352 - Tenneco, Tesla, and Technology

Oct 22, 2016 01:04:28

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SPECIAL GUEST: Tim Jackson, EVP of Technology, Tenneco PANEL:  John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, AD and P; Joni Gray, Autobytel NEWS TOPICS: - Latest technology from Tenneco - Apple bailing out of car program - Geely launching a new brand - How successful are startup brands? - Renault-Nissan software development

AAH #351 - Everything You Don't Know About The Acura NSX

Oct 14, 2016 01:09:47

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SPECIAL GUEST: Ted Klaus, Chief Engineer, Acura NSX VEHICLE IN STUDIO: Acura NSX PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, AD and P; Joe DeMatio, Road and Track NEWS TOPICS: - Acura NSX - Doctor Data - Can Nissan revive Mitsubishi in the U.S.? - Ford ends production in Australia - German Bundesrat passes ban on ICEs by 2030 - Why did FCA pile on incentives for RAM trucks?

AAH #350 - Hybrids Mild and Prius Prime

Oct 8, 2016 01:15:49

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I.C.E. mpgs keep improving; EV batteries are lasting longer; And even fuel cells are still in the mix. If all this is true, then why are companies like Delphi banking on something called a 48-volt, mild hybrid as the next big thing to power your car? Well one reason could be because experts see sales of over 12-million of these mild hybrids in consumer cars by 2025.  But why guess at all this when we can hear it straight from a modern day Oracle of Delphi in the AFTER HOURS studio. SPECIAL GUEST: Mary Gustanski, Vice President, Engineering, Delphi PANEL:  Gary Vasilash, AD and P; Christie Schweinsberg, WardsAuto.com; Joe Szczesny, The Oakland Press NEWS TOPICS: - Prius Prime: Bad Time for Prime? - Paris Show: sans importance? - September Sales: How soon before everyone drives a truck? - UX: Going beyond the Glass Slab.

AAH #349 - Driving With Payne

Sep 30, 2016 00:54:42

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SPECIAL GUEST: Henry Payne, The Detroit News Vehicle in Studio: 1988 Lola 90 Racer PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv and Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production  TOPICS: - Lola 90 Racer - Ford Performance Sales - Do Diesels have a passenger car future? - Jeep unveils Compass in Brazil?

AAH #348 - Chianti Classico and Lusso: The Story Of The Fiat 124

Sep 24, 2016 01:27:46

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NEWS TOPICS: - Fiat 124 Spider - Ford's 150 Quadrasteer - Apple buying McLaren? - Recent press events - Tesla's autopilot software update - BONUS FOOTAGE SPECIAL GUEST: Leia Horton, Fiat 124 Spider Engineering PANEL:  John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Todd Lassa, Automobile; Bob Gritzinger, WardsAuto

AAH #347 - Here We Go With Elio

Sep 17, 2016 01:03:31

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NEWS TOPICS: - Elio Motors - Ford demos Autonomous Fusion to Journalists - 3D Printing - Otto - Ubers Autonomous Semi - VW Full Line Drive - Google and the Michigan Legislature SPECIAL GUEST: Jeff Johnston, VP, Engineering Elio Motors It’s got three wheels, one door and is made from pure imagination. Even though it sounds like a Willy Wonka invention, this is a real car.  The brainchild of engineer Paul Elio, the E Series is a two seat, 84mpg vehicle that’s road ready. But the question is, when will it be customer ready? PANEL:  Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Lindsay Brooke, SAE; Chris Paukert, Roadshow by CNET

AAH #346 - Hudsons, Diesels, And The Near Death Of Detroit

Sep 10, 2016 01:02:48

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SPECIAL GUEST: Ed Souers, Hudson Hornet Expert   VEHICLE IN STUDIO: 1952 Hudson Hornet with 7x Engine (only Hudson NASCAR racer that exists) PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Michelle Krebs, COX Automotive; Mike Austin, Autoblog NEWS TOPICS: - Live Another Day Movie - Reid Bigland in big trouble - Is Diesel Dead? - Will China become EV Central? - Is the Volvo/Autoliv JV an Autonomous game changer?

AAH #345 - Slower Sales, Slower Semis, and Stuff About Self Driving

Sep 3, 2016 01:26:00

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PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Mike Wayland, The Detroit News; Mike Martinez, The Detroit News NEWS TOPICS: - Auto Sales - Self Driving Cars - Carbon bicycles: Will Greg LeMond's company make materials in automotive affordable? - Jeep's entry into India as a high-end SUV brand - 10-speed transmission in the F-150

AAH #344 - The Supercharger Goes Electric

Aug 27, 2016 01:03:15

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NEWS TOPICS: - Hyundai and Genesis Get to Amazon Before Other OEMs - Tesla’s Bigger Battery: A Faster Way to Bankruptcy - Delphi and Mobileye: Maybe Sergio Was Right About Autonomy Being a Commodity SPECIAL GUEST: Matti Vint, Director, Powertrain R and D, Valeo North America Automakers keep downsizing their engines to meet fuel economy and emissions standards. But smaller engines need some sort of boost to provide the power that drivers need and want. That’s why turbocharging and supercharging have become so popular. Now comes the next step, electric boost. E-turbos and e-superchargers are about to hit the market, and we have an experimental Lincoln MKZ with an e-supercharger in the studio. PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; David Zoia, WardsAuto.com; David Welch, Bloomberg

AAH #343 - The First Camaro Ever and The Teenager Who Found It

Aug 20, 2016 01:30:15

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SPECIAL GUEST: Logan Lawson, Owner, Camaro #1 What’s better than being Number 1? How about finding and owning Number 1, especially when it’s the very first Chevrolet Camaro. Join John McElroy for the fascinating story of how a teenager from Kansas tracked down and documented the historic car which he now owns. Also on today’s panel is Mark Gessler from the Historic Vehicle Association. Joining John McElroy of Autoline.tv, asking questions and providing insight, is Henry Payne from the Detroit News. Then during our NEWS portion of the show both David Welch from Bloomberg and Seyth Miersma of Motor1 join John and Henry to discuss the following topics: - The First Camaro - The new Luxury brand Genesis - Ford’s move into autonomy - Plus Woodward Dream Cruise

AAH #342 - Is Local Motors The End Of The Auto Industry?

Aug 12, 2016 00:43:13

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Local Motors is bringing a radically different business model to the automotive industry. No design studios. No engineering staff. No massive factories. No dealerships. In other words, no massive capital investments. If they can make it work it could completely turn the industry upside down. Justin Fishkin, the Chief Strategy Officer of Local Motors, joins John and Gary for a most interesting conversation on the brave new world of crowd sourced car design. SPECIAL GUEST: Justin Fishkin, Chief Strategy Officer, Local Motors. All that and more with hosts John McElroy from Autoline.tv and Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production.

AAH #341 - On The Wright Track For Electrification

Aug 5, 2016 01:03:06

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Automakers are under enormous pressure to improve fuel economy. But the regulations were written when gasoline prices were soaring and now they're the cheapest in decades. How can automakers improve fuel efficiency and still get consumers to buy the right mix of vehicles. Join us as we discuss the choices the industry faces. SPECIAL GUEST: MaryAnn Wright, Group VP, Johnson Controls All that and more with hosts John McElroy from Autoline.tv and Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production, with guest analyst Michelle Krebs of Autotrader.com.

AAH #340 - Choosing Cars That Could Become Classics

Jul 30, 2016 01:17:59

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SPECIAL GUEST: Ray Arondoski III, owner 1971 Cadillac Eldorado UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Concours d'Elegance of America at St. John's - More Chinese buying pickups - McElroy's Future Classics - VW US Marketing to name next SUV - FCA under investigation for sales reporting All that and more with host John McElroy from Autoline.tv, and guest panelists, Todd Lassa with Automobile, and Chris Paukert of Roadshow by CNET.

AAH #339 - Back When Fiat Did Not Want Chrysler

Jul 23, 2016 00:59:30

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SPECIAL GUEST: Steve Miller, CEO, IAC Automotive UP FOR DISCUSSION: - A life in Automotive: Steve Miller - Tesla Master Plan All that and more with host John McElroy from Autoline.tv, and guest panelists, David Welch with Bloomberg, and Doron Levin of Forbes.

AAH #338 - Buick LaCrosse: From Good To Great

Jul 15, 2016 01:09:25

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The all new Buick LaCrosse is not all that well known. You haven’t read any driving reviews, and it’s not even on sale yet. But this is Buick’s flagship sedan and it's bristling with new technology. So join us for an in-depth conversation with the car’s chief engineer, Jeff Yanssens, to learn about the details on this car and how they went about developing it. UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Ford and Collaborative Robotics: will it affect manufacturing and jobs in China? - Tesla Crash: NHTSA or SEC? - Hacking cars All that and more with co-hosts John McElroy from Autoline.tv and Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design and Production, with guest journalist Dave Sullivan from AutoPacific.

AAH #337 - Dr. Data and A Deep Dive On The Detroit Three

Jul 2, 2016 01:12:02

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - VW’s Mammoth Penalty - Surprising Leader in Quality - Ube-tter Pay Us More Join our host Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design and Production along with his journalist panel including Mike Colias from Automotive News, Mike Martinez from The Detroit News and Mike Wayland, also from The Detroit News as they tackle the hottest automotive topics of the week.

AAH #336 - Look Who's Going Into The Automotive Hall of Fame

Jun 24, 2016 01:02:09

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Mulally and Nader: Hall of Famers? - Toyota’s Near Miss at Le Mans - VW’s EV Distraction Join our co-hosts John McElroy from Autoline.tv and Gary Vasilash of Automotive Design and Production along with our guest journalist, Bob Gritzinger of WardsAuto as they tackle the automotive issues of the week. SPECIAL GUEST: William Chapin, President, Automotive Hall of Fame.

AAH #335 - Good, Bad, and Ugly: New Cars and Press Trips

Jun 18, 2016 01:25:43

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - New Product: Fiat124, Jaguar F-Pace, Porsche Macan - Press Trips - What we like, what we don't - The Story behind the Opel Bitter CD Join our co-hosts John McElroy from Autoline.tv and Gary Vasilash of Automotive Design and Production along with our guest journalists, Chris Paukert of CNET and freelancer Scott Burgess, as they tackle the automotive issues of the week. SPECIAL GUEST: Dick Ruzzin, Retired GM Designer and the story behind the design of the Opel Bitter CD.

AAH #334 - Car Sales, FCA, and Even More About Musk

Jun 4, 2016 01:13:24

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: -  Which way is FCA going? -  May sales better or worse than expected -  Takata airbag update - Tesla shareholder meeting  Join our cohosts John McElroy from Autoline.tv and Gary Vasilash of Automotive Design and Production along with our guest journalists Alisa Priddle from Motor Trend and David Welch of Bloomberg as they tackle the automotive issues of the week.

AAH #333 - Google, Gentex, and Transflective Mirrors

May 28, 2016 1:03:47

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SPECIAL GUEST: Neil Boehm, VP of Engineering, Gentex UP FOR DISCUSSION: - How your car mirror became a technology module - Toyota and Uber making a mobility move - Google moves into Suburban Detroit - Mazda goes Premium with CX-9 All that and much more with hosts John McElroy of Autoline.tv and Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; and journalists Mark Phelan from the Detroit Free Press and Bob Gritzinger of Wards.

AAH #332 - Corvette Racing: Ground Pounding American Thunder

May 21, 2016 1:07:46

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SPECIAL GUEST: Doug Fehan, Corvette Racing. Le Mans. Every enthusiast knows this is the cauldron that makes or breaks the best sports cars in the world. Corvette Racing has clawed its way to 8 class wins in 16 years, a storied accomplishment in the history of the 24 hour race. Doug Fehan is the general manager of Corvette Racing and he is stopping by the Autoline After Hours studio. Here is your opportunity to hear about his plans before he heads to France for this years race. ALSO UP FOR DEBATE: - Will the public ever trust the scandal-ridden auto industry again? - Acura NSX: supercar or sissy car? - Is FCA turning Chrysler into a truck company? - NACTOY decides to elect its officers for the first time   All that and much more with host John McElroy of Autoline.tv and Mike Austin with AutoBlog.

AAH #331 - Honda Ridgeline: The Un-Truck, Truck

May 13, 2016 1:05:46

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: The growing truck market and the new Honda Ridgeline. Guests include members of the Honda Ridgeline team plus News and Truck Talk on location from San Antonio, TX with our hosts and panel. SPECIAL GUESTS: Jeff Conrad, SVP and GM Honda Sales Kerry McClure, Ridgeline Chief Engineer Jim Loftus, Ridgeline’s Performance Lead All that and much more with hosts John McElroy of Autoline.tv and Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design and Production along with special guest panelists auto analyst Joe Phillippi from Auto Trends and auto historian Ken Gross.

AAH #330 - Don Panoz, DeltaWing, and Le Mans

May 7, 2016 01:01:29

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SPECIAL GUEST: Don Panoz, DeltaWing Technology Group UP FOR DISCUSSION:- A special talk with Don Panoz: the man who gave the world the nicotine patch and then became the motorsports legend you may never have heard of. All that and much more with co-hosts John McElroy of Autoline.tv and Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design and Production, with guest panelist Todd Lassa from Automobile.

AAH #329 - The Sportage Life

Apr 23, 2016 55:58

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SPECIAL GUEST: Orth Hedrick, VP, Product Planning, KIA Motors America UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Kia Sportage - VW goes luxury in Beijing - Faraday Future rolls dice in Vegas - Sibling Mileage Squabble – Cruze v. Volt - New Mercedes Battery Car? All that and much more with host Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design and Production with guest panelists Stephanie Brinley, IHS Automotive and Dave Sullivan, AutoPacific.

AAH #328 - Toyota's Fuel Cell Is Right Here

Apr 16, 2016 1:04:44

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SPECIAL GUEST: Jackie Birdsall, Senior Engineer, Toyota Mirai UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Vehicle - The flag drops for orders of the Ford GT - VW Executives are lighter in the wallet - GM and Ford Campuses of the future - Ford tests its autonomous car at night All that and much more with hosts John McElroy of Autoline.tv and Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design and Production with guest panelist, Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press.

AAH #327 - Lessons in Luxury: From Cadillac to Tesla

Apr 9, 2016 1:08:12

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SPECIAL GUEST: Paul Spadafora, Chief Engineer, Cadillac XT5 2017 Cadillac XT5 in studio UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Cadillac’s new CUV, the XT5 - Tesla Model 3: Savior or Scam? - VW diesels hurting other OEM diesel sales All that and much more with hosts John McElroy of Autoline.tv and Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design and Production with guest panelist, Michelle Krebs from Autotrader plus a special phone-in report on Tesla from Anton Wahlman of SeekingAlpha.com.

AAH #326 - Not Your Soccer Mom’s Minivan

Apr 2, 2016 1:01:53

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SPECIAL GUEST: Mike Downey, Chief Engineer, Chrysler Pacifica SPECIAL IN-STUDIO VEHICLE: Chrysler Pacifica UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Tesla to unveil Model 3. Bad for the Bolt? - VW recalls EVs and gets hit by the FTC. Well, the “Star Wars” commercial was cute. - Maybe they’re developing autonomous cars because they can’t get the headlights right. All that and much more with hosts John McElroy of Autoline.tv and Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design and Production with guest panelist, Pete Bigelow of Autoblog.

AAH #325 - 2 Hosts, 4 Guests, and 1 Big Apple

Mar 26, 2016 01:05:13

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - The New York Auto Shows Hits and Misses including: - The Lincoln Navigator 3 step! - A Prius Finally Ready for Prime Time? - Face Lifts for Acura and Buick, and much more. SPECIAL EAST COAST PANEL: Lauren Fix, The Car Coach; Dan Gray, Autobytel; Tim Stevens, CNET; Mike Spinelli, The Drive Join hosts John McElroy of Autoline.tv and Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design and Production for AAH at the Toyota LIVE Stage in the New York Javits Center.

AAH #324 - Domino's Pizza, Pepperoni and Cars

Mar 19, 2016 1:03:14

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SPECIAL GUEST: Russell Weiner, President, Domino’s USA SPECIAL IN-STUDIO VEHICLE: The Domino’s DXP UP FOR DISCUSSION: - The Domino’s DXP Pizza Delivery Vehicle - GM and Ford make big mobility moves - Inside the Acura NSX Factory - BMW prepares to take on Google and Tesla All that and much more with hosts John McElroy of Autoline.tv and Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design and Production with special guest panelist, Jeff Green of Bloomberg.

AAH #323 - VW De-Horned

Mar 12, 2016 59:16

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - VW Troubles Continue - JEEP MOAB Concepts - BMW turns 100 - Improved Compact Segment - Trade Rules Michigan Results All that and much more with special guest host Scott Burgess, Yahoo! Autos; Alisa Priddle, Motor Trend; Todd Lassa, Automobile, and Bob Gritzinger, WardsAuto.com .

AAH #322 - The Bar that created The Car

Mar 5, 2016 1:01:26

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SPECIAL GUESTS: A.J. Baime, author, "The Arsenal of Democracy," Matt Anderson, Transportation Curator, The Henry Ford Museum, and Dan Austin, author and founder of HistoricDetroit.org UP FOR DISCUSSION: - The Historic Pontchartrain Bar in Detroit - KIA's new Sportage CUV - Sergio admonishes Apple - Google's 1st autonomous Ooopps All that and much more with Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production.

AAH #321 - A PhD in GM Propulsion

Feb 27, 2016 1:06:03

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SPECIAL GUEST: Dan Nicholson, VP, GM Global Propulsion Systems UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Corvette C7R engine - JD Power -- GM Scores High - Honda Engine Problems - Nameplate Sales All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Bill Visnic, SAE International; and Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production.

AAH #320 - Powertrain vs. Propulsion and from Pickups to Potholes

Feb 20, 2016 1:05:56

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Yahoo! Autos Unloaded - GM's New Performance Name - Faurecia zaps resonator - EV Tax Credit burn out - Top Chicago debuts All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Joann Muller, Forbes.com; Mike Wayland, The Detroit News; and Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production.

AAH #319 - CCC: Creating the Civic Coupe

Feb 13, 2016 1:07:48

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SPECIAL GUEST: John Hwang, the Honda Civic Development Leader UP FOR DISCUSSION: - In-depth look at award-winning Honda Civic - Why Honda still scores with the coupe - The Super Bowl Ad Tally: Automaker winners and losers All that and much more with John McElroy of Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design and Production; and Henry Payne, the auto critic of The Detroit News.

AAH #318 - Bob Lutz: Live, Lively and Unscripted

Feb 6, 2016 1:07:57

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SPECIAL GUEST: Bob Lutz, the former General Motors Vice Chairman and current Chairman of VLF Automotive UP FOR DISCUSSION: - An inside look at VLF Automotive and its flagship product - Brands and Products getting the axe - What’s the latest with VW and Diesels? All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; and Csaba Csere, Contributing Editor, Car and Driver.

AAH #317 - It's a Fun Day with Hyundai and an Elantra on the Beach

Jan 30, 2016 57:12

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: — A rundown on Hyundai’s 2015, what to expect for ’16 and the plans for Genesis with the man in charge. — An in-depth look at the all-new Hyundai Elantra, its technology and how it stacks up in the competitive Compact Car segment. SPECIAL GUESTS: Dave Zuchowski, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor America Scott Margason, Director, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America Michael Evanoff, Manager, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America All that and much more with John McElroy from Autoline.tv and Gary Vasilash with Automotive Design and Production.

AAH #316 - Chevy Bolt: The EV for the Rest of Us

Jan 23, 2016 1:07:57

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: Deep dive into Chevrolet's new 200-mile electric Bolt,CES: Is Las Vegas Simply Sexier Than Detroit?, NAIAS: Did a Minivan Really Steal the Show?, Autonomous: Ford and GM Are Chasing It SPECIAL GUEST: Steve Majoros, Chevrolet Marketing Director All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv and Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production and Mike Martinez, The Detroit News.

AAH #315 - Yumpin’ Yiminy, We’re Talkin’ Scandinavian Design

Jan 8, 2016 31:21

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - An in-depth look at Volvo’s new XC90 and how the company is moving from premium to luxury especially with its interiors. - Volvo’s relaunch into the American market. SPECIAL GUEST: Tisha Johnson, Chief Design Interiors, Volvo North America All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv and Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production.

AAH #314 - Presents, Coal, and Chorus

Dec 19, 2015 1:05:39

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Tis the season for the Annual #AAH “Presents and Coal Show” with Santa John, his elves — Gary, Mark and Scott -- with music by the former General Motors Employees’ Chorus. All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv, Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production, Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, and Scott Burgess, YAHOO!Autos.

AAH #313 - At Mazda, the Sky's the Limit

Dec 12, 2015 1:05:20

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - NACTOY Finalists: Honda snags two out of six slots; Nissan has only “truck” in final three; Neither Volt or Prius make the cut. - CES Threat to NAIAS? More and more automotive reveals scheduled at CES in Vegas just days before the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. - The Crude Slide: Oil continues to drop as the Saudis announce its pumps are full speed ahead for 2016. SPECIAL GUEST: Robert Davis, Senior VP, U.S. Operations, Mazda NA VEHICLE IN STUDIO: 2016 Mazda CX-3 All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv, Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production, and Chris Paukert, CNET.

AAH #312 - On Site With Nissan Titan XD

Dec 4, 2015 48:45

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: On site in Arizona at the Nissan Titan XD Media Launch. Get the inside scoop from the experts on: -the design of the new truck -the details on the engineering of Titan XD -the overall program concept -the marketing and advertising plan for Titan XD GUESTS: Diane Allen, Senior Manager, Nissan Design America; Rich Miller, Director, Product Planning, Trucks, SUVs, CUVs and Commercial Vehicles, Nissan North America; Brent Hagan, Manager, Product Planning, Nissan North America; Phil O’Connor, Director of Marketing, Trucks and SUVs, Nissan North America. All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production.

AAH #311 - Something for Everyone at the LA Auto Show

Nov 20, 2015 1:06:06

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: -The Lincoln MKZ -Ford's new Escape -All-new FIAT 124 Spider -2017 Buick LaCrosse -And many, many more reveals from the 2015 LA Auto Show Guests: Kumar Galhotra, VP, Ford Motor Company and President of Lincoln; Milton Wong, Chief Engineer, Ford Escape; Bob Broderdorf, Director of FIAT Brand North America; Tony DiSalle, VP, Buick/GMC Marketing All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; and Anton Wahlman, SeekingAlpha.com/TheStreet.com.

AAH #310 - Excuse me, But is that a Panhard in the studio?

Nov 14, 2015 1:00:37

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - VW's Gift Cards: Will $500 make a difference to US customers? - LA Auto Show Preview: The hottest cars unveiled in the City of Angels. - Dieselgate Fallout: Bob Lutz blames Ferdinand Piech Special Guest: Ken Nelson, Orphan Car Collector with Panhard 24 BT in studio - Automotive Innovations that have been lost to history All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production.

AAH #309 - Crossover Sale Highs to Luxury Brand Lows

Nov 7, 2015 1:13:19

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - VW: EPA discovers more cheating. - October Sales: Is 18 the lucky number? - Hyundai: Its long-anticipated luxury line. All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Todd Lassa, Automobile; Bob Gritzinger, Wards

AAH #308 - Pratt and Miller’s Amazing Engineering Playhouse

Oct 31, 2015 58:42

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - NSX: Acura gives the press its first seat time in the long-awaited performance car. - Tokyo Motor Show: Honda intros new Fuel Cell car, while Nissan and Yamaha are the talk of the show. - Trump v Ford: CEO Mark Fields "corrects" the GOP presidential frontrunner's "facts" on Mexico. SPECIAL GUEST: Lynn Bishop, VP, Engineering Services, Pratt and Miller All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Lindsay Brooke, SAE; Frank Markus, MotorTrend.

AAH #307 - ROUSH Performance: There's an App for That

Oct 24, 2015 1:05:14

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - VW: A Brand Sell-off Could Mean a Smaller Company Post-Scandal. - Consumer Reports: Tesla’s Model S is the Best Car Ever, Not. - LG Chem: Supplier Ticked Off After GM Reveals the Price of Batteries. SPECIAL GUESTS: Don Manfredi, VP, Marketing, ROUSH Performance and Justin Schroeder, Chief Engineer, ROUSH Performance All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Dave Sullivan, AutoPacific.

AAH #306 - Sergio, Elon and The Brady Bunch

Oct 17, 2015 1:01:26

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - VW: The Scandal Goes On and On… Like a Diesel - FCA and UAW: Can Sergio Afford It? - Tesla’s Autosteer: Like a Bike with Training Wheels? All that and much more with Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Sharon Carty, Yahoo! Autos; Scott Burgess, Motor Trend; Mike Wayland, The Detroit News.

AAH #305 - The Tucson Also Rises

Oct 10, 2015 1:01:43

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - 2016 Volt: Does/Will Anyone Care? - Emissions: Paris Goes Semi-Carless - Porsche, Motor Trend and Google: Whose Data Is It, Anyway? - ISIS: A Customer Toyota Doesn’t Want SPECIAL GUEST: Mike O’Brien, VP of Corporate and Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America - While the Tucson carves its way through the crowded crossover field, Hyundai finishes its first month as a new NFL sponsor. All that and much more with Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Richard Truett, Automotive News; Henry Payne, The Detroit News.

AAH #304 - One Badass Tacoma

Oct 3, 2015 1:03:44

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Model X Revealed: Is $142,000 Ludicrous Enough? - FCA and UAW: Too Hasty at the Bargaining Table? - September Sales: How were VW and diesels affected? SPECIAL GUEST: Mike Sweers, Chief Engineer – Trucks, Toyota. - Learn more about Toyota Tacoma, the newest pickup in the compact truck segment. All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Chris Paukert, CNET.

AAH #303 - VW's Emissions Nightmare

Sep 26, 2015 1:09:02

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: Volkswagen: -What VW did. -Who knew what and when? -The casualty list. SPECIAL GUEST: Brian Bautsch, Lead Safety Engineer, Honda R and D -How Honda ACEs the safety test. All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Henry Payne, The Detroit News; Csaba Csere, Contributing Editor, Car and Driver.

AAH #302 - Forecasting the Hits for Frankfurt

Sep 12, 2015 1:08:23

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - IAA Cars in Frankfurt: Bentley Bentayga, Rolls-Royce Dawn, Audi e-tron quattro, Honda Project 2 and 4, and more! - 2016 Toyota Prius - Labor Front: What's going on between the UAW and the Big 3? All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Todd Lassa, Automobile; Stephanie Brinley, IHS Automotive.

AAH #301 - A Fake City for Tomorrow's Cars

Sep 5, 2015 1:09:07

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - BMW's DriveNow: Will only the rich buy cars? - The Tesla Trifecta: X, 3, S. - Sales: Should OEMs just build trucks? All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Peter Sweatman, MCity; Doron Levin, SiriusXM

AAH #300 - 6 Years, 300 Shows and 1 of the Most Beautiful Cars in History

Aug 29, 2015 1:04:43

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Dodge Barracuda and Ford Bronco coming back. - Is it time for closed cockpits in racing? - Chaos in the Market: What it means for August sales. All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Karl Brauer, Kelly Blue Book; Michelle Krebs, AutoTrader

AAH #299 - Meet the 3000-Horsepower Blue Viper

Aug 22, 2015 1:12:02

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Will Toyota and Lexus put an end to dealer haggling? - Is Tesla about to be clobbered by the Germans? SPECIAL GUEST: Van Conway, CONMAR Racing All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Jim McCraw, Freelance Auto Journalist

AAH #298 - An Automotive List to Die For

Aug 7, 2015 47:52

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SPECIAL GUEST: Jason Fogelson, Author, “100 Things for Every Gearhead to do Before They Die.” - Digging into a gearhead’s bucket list and adding a few items of our own. All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Todd Lassa, Automobile.

AAH #297 - How Do You Stop a Rocket Ship?

Aug 1, 2015 1:03:33

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - The Apple i3: Will BMW provide the basis for the MacMobile? - Mazda’s Delayed Diesel: Is it ever going to happen? - Aluminum proves its mettle in IIHS F-150 test SPECIAL GUEST: Dan Sandberg, President and CEO, Brembo NA All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Richard Truett, Automotive News

AAH #296 - How Tesla and CARB Got Us to Drink the Kool-Aid

Jul 25, 2015 1:01:14

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Hacking cars: Serious Issue or Serious Exaggeration? - Tesla Battery Swap: Is the Million-Dollar Loophole Dead? SPECIAL GUEST: Larry Moss, Chairman, Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s - What cars will be at the Concours and why were they chosen? All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Ed Niedermeyer, Daily Kanban

AAH #295 - Lessons Learned from the BMW i3

Jul 18, 2015 1:04:34

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Silverado/Sierra: New faces for ’16. How clever is this? - Sergio Shows His Elbows: The start of UAW negotiations - Magna Gets Getrag: “Every vehicle has and will have a transmission in the foreseeable future” SPECIAL GUEST: John Kelly, BMW Product Manager - Join us as we take a deep dive into the BMW i3. All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Gary Witzenburg, Freelance Auto Writer.

AAH #294 - 2016 Nissan Maxima: The Whole Thing’s Controversial!

Jul 11, 2015 1:03:21

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - ZF Shows Off its Coolest Tech in Germany - Inside Edsel Ford‘s 1915 Cross-Country Road Trip SPECIAL GUEST: Vishnu Jayamohan, Product Planner, Nissan Product Planning and Advanced Strategy - What’s the strategy behind Nissan’s big, all-American Maxima? All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press.

AAH #293 - Lincoln Continental’s New Design Direction

Jun 27, 2015 1:08:11

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Chevrolet Unveils the new Cruze and the Camaro Convertible - Alfa Romeo Unveils the Long-Anticipated Giulia - Ford Unveils… an Electric Bicycle? SPECIAL GUEST: David Woodhouse, Design Director, Lincoln Motor Company - Does Lincoln’s Continental Concept look a little too much like other luxury leaders, or just enough? All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; John Manoogian, College for Creative Studies.

AAH #292 - Designing Sex in the Surfaces of the Ford GT

Jun 20, 2015 1:03:34

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - 2015 J.D. Power IQS: Who is it good for? - Porsche Wins Le Mans: Even if it did take 17 years - EPA Ratings: Reality check SPECIAL GUEST: Craig Metros, Exterior Designer, Ford GT - Which came first, engineering or styling? All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Todd Lassa, Automobile.

AAH #291 - Crazy About Camaro

Jun 13, 2015 1:02:36

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Costco the Auto Giant: Guess the middle man can be helpful after all - BMW’s Tagline: What happened to “Ultimate Driving Machine”—too steampunk? - GM’s Bryan Nesbitt: Wuling and Baojun… and now Buick SPECIAL GUEST: Al Oppenheiser, Chief Engineer, Chevrolet Camaro All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Chris Paukert, Freelance Auto Journalist; Jim McCraw, Freelance Auto Journalist.

AAH #290 - Discovering Explorer

Jun 6, 2015 1:04:43

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - May Sales: Is Everybody Happy? (Well, maybe not Ford) - Telematics, infotainment: Too much of not always a good thing? - Chevy’s 2015 Car Onslaught: Didn’t they get the memo about trucks? SPECIAL GUEST: Arie Groeneveld, Chief Engineer, Ford Explorer All that and much more with Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Henry Payne, The Detroit News; David Welch, Bloomberg.

AAH #289 - The Top Automotive Brands and Tesla’s Scam

May 30, 2015 1:17:19

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Racing: Montoya, Rosberg, Edwards all had a good Sunday—as did TV viewers. - Apple, Android, Auto: Are the players from Silicon Valley ready for primetime? - Automotive brand valuation: Walmart has greater value than Mercedes. Whoa. - Merger Talk: Sergio Marchionne continues to seek a partner for FCA. All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Scott Burgess, Motor Trend; Todd Lassa, Automobile.

AAH #288 - Mr. Gas Monkey Gets Fast N' Loud

May 23, 2015 1:02:06

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - 2016 Camaro: Enough to take on Mustang? - GM says it owns your car’s software - Starbucks vs. A Car Lease: Which costs more? SPECIAL GUEST: Richard Rawlings, TV Host and Author, “Fast N’ Loud” All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Mike Austin, Autoblog.

AAH #287 - Slicing Open Cadillac's CT6

May 16, 2015 1:06:36

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Inside the Volvo XC90 and the strategy behind its new U.S. plant - The autonomy plot thickens with reports of Google-car accidents SPECIAL GUEST: Travis Hester, Executive Chief Engineer, Cadillac CT6 - Learning the secrets of Cadillac‘s innovative new flagship All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Lauren Fix, The Car Coach.

AAH #286 - Autonomous Technology Takes a Great Leap Forward

May 9, 2015 1:04:14

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Remembering the late, great automotive legend Denise McCluggage - Autonomy leaps forward as Freightliner‘s Inspiration Truck hits the road - April Sales: The Golden Age of the Muscle Car? All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Todd Lassa, Automobile; Stephanie Brinley, IHS Automotive.

AAH #285 - FCA's Santa Klaus Shares Some of his Easter Eggs

May 2, 2015 1:01:23

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Will VW’s Ferdinand Piech be missed? - Cadillac is “V-serious” about performance. The right strategy? - Who will Sergio Marchionne ask to dance with FCA? SPECIAL GUEST: Klaus Busse, VP of Interior Design, FCA US LLC - Inside the coming trends of car interiors and the secrets of award-winning design All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Drew Winter, Wards.

AAH #284 - Tearing Down the Model T of Our Time

Apr 25, 2015 1:02:49

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SPECIAL GUEST: Sandy Munro, Munro and Associates - A teardown analysis of the BMW i3 so complete that the company thought the secrets were leaked! All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Lindsay Brooke, SAE.

AAH #283 - No Love Lost Between Me and My EV

Apr 18, 2015 1:08:20

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - The CT6 is NOT the vehicle Cadillac needs - Will Fiat Chrysler find a third partner or a buyer? - Volt production pauses and the price of the Spark EV drops - Furious 7 is the highest-grossing film in that franchise All that and much more with Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Aaron Gold, About.com; Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press; Chris Paukert, Automotive Freelancer.

AAH #282 - Rini, Steve and the Safety Strut

Apr 11, 2015 1:05:51

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - NY Auto Show one week later: Who were YOUR winners and losers? - Tesla Q1 Sales: How does a company get so much attention with zero advertising? - And the 2015 World Car of the Year is… definitely not American. - Who’s insulting Mary Barra with this poster? SPECIAL GUEST: Rini Sherony, Sr. Principal Engineer, Toyota - Inside Toyota pedestrian safety with its walking dummies, “Steve” and “Steve Jr.” All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Jeff Gilbert, WWJ.

AAH #281 - Maximum Luxury at the Big Apple Auto Show

Apr 3, 2015 1:01:36

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: New York Auto Show Wrap-up - Cadillac CT6: How does the much-awaited flagship stack up? - Scion iA and iM: Is this the product the brand so dearly needs? - Lexus RX: How will drivers take to the new styling of the CUV that started it all? SPECIAL GUEST: Pierre Loing, Vice President, Product Planning, Nissan North America - Inside the all-new Maxima and look behind the curtain of Nissan’s product strategy All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Michelle Krebs, AutoTrader; Jamie Lincoln Kitman, Automobile; Joe Phillippi, AutoTrends Consulting.

AAH #280 - 2nd Gen Volt, 1st Rate Car

Mar 28, 2015 1:04:00

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Reviewing the Cars.com’s top ten most annoying features in cars. What are your picks? - Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson gets the boot. Where will he land? SPECIAL GUEST: Andrew Farrah, Chief Engineer, Chevrolet Volt All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Frank Markus, Motor Trend.

AAH #279 - Ford Sharpens its Edge

Mar 21, 2015 1:06:54

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - What's all this talk from FCA's Sergio Marchionne about a merger? - Russia is in a sales tailspin. Will anyone notice outside the luxury brands? - Up close with Jeep's new Moab concepts SPECIAL GUEST: Scott Smith, Program Manager, Ford Edge All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Aaron Bragman, Cars.com.

AAH #278 - From Z06 to Zee-Oh… What?

Mar 14, 2015 1:05:43

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Could nanoFlowcell technology be the future of propulsion? - Harman's Sound Zone speakers could change how you experience infotainment SPECIAL GUEST: Tadge Juechter, Chief Engineer, Chevrolet Corvette - Is he already working on the next-gen Vette? Is it rear mid-engine? All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Todd Lassa, Automobile.

AAH #277 - Small Jeep, Global Footprint

Mar 7, 2015 1:02:44

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Sorting through February sales - Will Nissan be able to make a run at FCA when it has a full-size pickup? - It’s supercar mania at the Geneva Motor Show - Toyota’s North American executive shuffle SPECIAL GUEST: Art Anderson, Chief Engineer, Jeep Renegade All that and much more with Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Joe Szczesny, Oakland Press; Brent Snavely, Detroit Free Press.

AAH #276 - Ford Performance Pushes the R and D Envelope

Feb 28, 2015 1:01:45

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Why are impressions of the Honda HR-V embargoed for TWO months? - J.D. Power‘s and Consumer Reports‘ “Best” Cars are totally different. What gives? SPECIAL GUESTS: Jamie Allison, Ford Racing and Dave Pericak, Director, Ford Performance - What’s behind Ford’s big push into racing and performance? All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv and Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production.

AAH #275 - At Volkswagen Schmidt Happens

Feb 21, 2015 1:07:58

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - What is Apple up to? - NASCAR becomes the WWE of motor racing. - Can station wagons make a comeback? SPECIAL GUEST: Oliver Schmidt, VW - Where do automakers need to place their powertrain bets? All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Dave Zoia, WardsAuto.com.

AAH #274 - Nissan Murano Rolls the Design Dice

Feb 14, 2015 1:02:18

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - We nominate ourselves to the GM Board - Life Beyond Fuel Cells SPECIAL GUEST: Chris Reed, Overseas Chief Vehicle Engineer, Nissan Murano - Murano gets a sexy makeover inside and out All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Joann Mueller, Forbes.

AAH #273 - Cadillac Performance: Where V is for Velocity

Feb 6, 2015 1:07:03

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Truck sales are booming, but what is a "truck"? - Super Bowl Spots: the Best and Worst of automotive advertising SPECIAL GUEST: Tony Roma, Chief Engineer, Cadillac CTS and V Series - How did Cadillac get the CTS-V to hit 200 MPH? All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Greg Gardner, FREEP.

AAH #272 - Jeeps, GTs and Volkswagens

Jan 31, 2015 1:06:58

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Can an Italian-built Jeep make it in America? - Detroit Auto Show 2015: what we saw, what we liked, what we didn’t see, and what we didn’t care about - Volkswagen is dominating everywhere in the world, it seems, except the U.S. All that and much more with Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Dave Sullivan, AutoPacific; Jeff Sabatini, Car and Driver.

AAH #271 - We Built This (ProMaster) City

Jan 10, 2015 1:02:33

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - CES vs. NAIAS: Which is more important to the auto industry? - Mercedes moving to Altanta, PSA out of Paris. - Cadillac cuts CTS price: Enough for the suffering brand? SPECIAL GUEST: Bob Hegbloom, Head of RAM Brand - RAM says it’s the fastest growing truck brand in America. What will they do to keep that lead? - PLUS: the RAM ProMaster City is in the studio, and we’ll learn a lot more about the cargo hauler. All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Seyth Miersma, Autoblog.com.

AAH #270 - Who's Been Naughty and Who's Been Nice?

Dec 20, 2014 1:06:39

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Who was naughty and who was nice in 2014? It's time for our fourth-annual Presents and Coal awards. Find out who we liked and who gets lumped. John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Aaron Bragman, Cars.com; Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press.

AAH #269 - Fiat 500X Marks the Spot

Dec 13, 2014 1:06:28

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Uber: Is It Over? - NACTOY: Did the Journalistic Crowdsourcing Lead to the Right Finalists? - NAIAS Mystery: Alfa Romeo Is Having a Press Conference. Even Guangzhou. Where’s Tesla? SPECIAL GUEST: Matt Davis, Head of Product Marketing, Fiat North America - Learn all about the Fiat 500X (also in studio) and ask any questions you have about that vehicle or Fiat's plan for North America All that and much more with Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Stephanie Brinley, IHS; Chris Paukert, AOL.

AAH #268 - Talking Design with the Motor City Master

Dec 6, 2014 1:01:22

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Chevy Colorado is Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year… Trouble in FordLand. - Are Diesels Doomed in France? SPECIAL GUEST: Camilo Pardo, Designer - What does the designer of the legendary Ford GT have to say about a successor rumored for the 2015 Detroit auto show? All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Lauren Fix, The Car Coach.

AAH #267 - Inside the Inner Sanctum of Honda's Racing Factory

Nov 22, 2014 58:59

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Ford Explorer gets a bolder look. - Bigger could be better when it comes to Chrysler 300's grille. - Audi Prologue Concept previews the brand's new form language. - Mazda gets into Subcompact CUV territory with the CX-3. PLUS: We'll be coming to you from Honda Performance Development, which is the automaker's technical operations center for its motorsports program! SPECIAL GUESTS: Steve Eriksen, VP and COO, HPD; Marc Sours, Sr. Mgr. Commercial and Product Division, HPD; Jason Castillo, Development Engineer, HPD Dyno. All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Joni Gray, Autobytel; Aaron Gold, About.com.

AAH #266 - Magna's CTO Talks Tomorrow's Tech for Today's Cars

Nov 15, 2014 1:06:10

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Ford's Farley goes to Europe. - Hack Attacks! Your car is more vulnerable than you thought. - Motor Trend chooses the VW Golf family as Car of the Year. SPECIAL GUEST: Swamy Kotagiri, Chief Technology Officer, Magna - What are the hottest technologies OEMs are asking for? All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Drew Winter, WardsAuto.

AAH #265 - Taking a S.W.O.T. at NASCAR

Nov 8, 2014 1:01:12

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - A major melee breaks out at a NASCAR race. - SWOT Team: an analysis of the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats facing the six biggest car companies. All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Joe White, Wall Street Journal; Scott Burgess, Motor Trend.

AAH #264 - An Update on Achates’ Revolutionary Engine

Nov 1, 2014 1:07:21

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - What to expect from Chevy’s Next-Gen Volt. - Tales from Racing Legend Dan Gurney. - Gary drives VW’s e-Golf in Deutschland. - One truck brand’s promo goes viral — in a very bad way. SPECIAL GUEST: David Johnson, Achates Power All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Lindsay Brooke, SAE.

AAH #263 - Pony Up: Mr. Mustang Pays a Visit

Oct 25, 2014 1:03:59

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Takata air bag recalls out of control. - Are plastic windows the next big lightweighting revolution? SPECIAL GUEST: Dave Pericak, Mustang Chief Engineer - Will this finally be the 'Stang that outsells Camaro? All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Henry Payne, The Detroit News; Chris Paukert, Autoblog.

AAH #262 - Acura's Game-Changing TLX

Oct 18, 2014 1:03:59

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Will cheap gas wreck CAFE? - Suddenly Tesla's Elon Musk likes dealers. - Test drives... FROM HELL! SPECIAL GUEST: Mat Hargett, Vice President of Acura Development & Chief Engineer, Acura TLX - Inside the engineering of Acura's game-changing TLX All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Michelle Krebs, AutoTrader Group.

AAH #261 - Under the Hood of the 2015 Ford F-150

Oct 11, 2014 1:03:33

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Marchionne Retires in 2018. Will FCA merge with another company before then? - Paris: Was there anything beyond a focus on fuel efficiency on display? - September trucks sold almost as though gas was averaging $3.30 in the U.S. (it was). SPECIAL GUEST: Steve Gill, Chief Engineer, Ford Powertrain - A look at the new aluminum 2015 Ford F-150 and its real highlight, the all-new 2.7L EcoBoost engine. All that and much more with Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Frank Markus, Motor Trend; Keith Naughton, Bloomberg.

AAH #260 - Studio 2000X: Rendering the Future of Ford Design

Oct 2, 2014 1:04:44

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Ford’s big quarter: Mustang and F-150. What do they do for a second (third?) act? - Ram 1500 not only is selling like mad, but they’re going to be making 20% diesels. - Johan de Nysschen tells Cadillac dealers that things are going to get worse before they get better. - GM’s Mary Barra gets on the cover of Time magazine. Why? SPECIAL GUEST: Jeff Nowak, Chief Designer, Ford Studio 2000X - What does this little-known studio have to do with how future Ford models will look and feel? All that and much more with Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Jeff Sabatini, Car and Driver; John Manoogian, College for Creative Studies.

AAH #259 - The Inside Story on the New Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon

Sep 27, 2014 1:01:21

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SPECIAL GUESTS: - Tony DiSalle, VP, GMC Marketing - Jeff Perkins, Exterior Design Manager, General Motors - Jeff Luke, Executive Chief Engineer, Full-size and Mid-size Trucks, General Motors - Anita Burke, Chief Engineer, Mid-size Trucks, General Motors - Tom Wilkinson, Chevrolet Truck Communications All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Ken Gross, Playboy; Frank Aukofer, Freelance Automotive Columnist.

AAH #258 - The Secrets of Chevy's Legendary Small Block V8

Sep 20, 2014 1:01:24

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - First impressions: 2015 Ford Mustang. - Cadillac's new leader won't cut prices. - ZF takes over TRW, becomes world's 2nd largest supplier. SPECIAL GUEST: Dave Cole, Autoharvest.org - The untold story behind GM's legendary Small Block V8 All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Todd Lassa, Automobile; Drew Winter, WardsAuto.

AAH #257 - Meet the Man Who Made the Hellcat

Sep 13, 2014 1:05:04

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - First impressions: Mazda MX-5 Miata and Lexus RC. - Remembering Jim Harbour. - Sergio Marchionne fires Ferrari Chief, Luca di Montezemolo. SPECIAL GUEST: Russ Ruedisueli, VLE and Head of Engineering at SRT. - What's the REAL horsepower rating on the Dodge Challenger Hellcat? Where else is this engine going? All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Chris Paukert, Autoblog.com.

AAH #256 - Why Luxury Brands are Murdering Mass-Market Cars

Sep 6, 2014 58:44

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - How come Nissan's Carlos Ghosn’s direct reports are leaving left and right? - Is the “The Hydrogen Transition” on the horizon? - Are down-market luxury cars stealing sales from mass-market brands? All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Dave Sullivan, AutoPacific and Joe White, The Wall Street Journal.

AAH #255 - Plug-ins, Spin Loss and Powertrains of the Future

Aug 30, 2014 1:04:04

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Was Ross Perot Right? More Move to Mexico - China and India Go After Western Automakers: Is This the Beginning of the End? SPECIAL GUEST: Larry Nitz, GM Powertrain Executive Director, Global Transmission and Electrification All that and much more with Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production, Stephanie Brinley, IHS Automotive and Gary Witzenburg, AutoMedia.com.

AAH #254 - The ART of Audi

Aug 23, 2014 1:04:34

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SPECIAL GUEST: Jamie Dennis, Audi Quality and Technical Service Director - Audi has new technology that transmits its expert technicians into any service center. How and why are they doing this? All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv and Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production.

AAH #253 - On the Shores of Advanced Automotive Technology

Aug 9, 2014 1:02:29

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It's a special edition from the 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, Michigan! SPECIAL GUESTS: Chuhee Lee, Deputy Director, VW Electronics Research Lab, VW Group of America Han Hendricks, VP, Advanced Product Development and Sales, Johnson Controls, Inc. Dr. Mark White, Chief Engineer, Body Complete Business Unit, Jaguar Land Rover Kregg Wiggins, SVP, Powertrains, Continental Prof. Frank Zhao, PhD, Director, TASRI (Tsinghua Automotive Strategy Research Institute) All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv and Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production.

AAH #252 - Kicking Truck Tires with Ford's Matt O'Leary

Aug 2, 2014 1:08:15

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Will Sergio rob Chrysler to feed Fiat? - Defending the dealer franchise system. - How CAFE could become a bitter cup of coffee. SPECIAL GUEST: Matt O’Leary, Vehicle Line Director, Ford - Ford is the truck master, but will it ever start making semis again? All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Lindsay Brooke, SAE.

AAH #251 - 2014 Automotive Fantasy Draft

Jul 26, 2014 1:06:21

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It's that time again! Join us for the Autoline Automotive Draft as some of the best minds in the auto business assemble their fantasy car companies. This year's event features some all-new challenges; team owners will have to choose at least one executive from outside the auto industry, choose a premiere vehicle and even fire an executive during the course of the contest. 2014 Roster: Gary Vasilash, Basic Motors Aaron Bragman, Ursus Motors Paul Eisenstein, Motor City Mammoths Jeff Sabatini, Automobiles Portlandia

AAH #250 - Lawyers, Luxury and Life After Sedans

Jul 19, 2014 1:04:59

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - GM CEO Mary Barra gets grilled in front of the U.S. Senate... Again. - Are B-segment CUVs and luxury cars set to boom? - VW announces its CrossBlue SUV will be built in Chattanooga, Tennessee. All that and much more with Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Keith Naughton, Bloomberg; Michael Robinet, IHS; Bill Visnic, Edmunds.com.

AAH #249 - Hyundai Sonata Sings a New Song

Jul 12, 2014 1:08:00

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Is the next automotive recession due to arrive in 2017? - First drive impressions of the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C. - Can recalls actually help sales? SPECIAL GUEST: Mike O'Brien, VP, Corporate and Product Planning, Hyundai - Among other vehicles, is there a pickup in Hyundai's product plans? All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Henry Payne, The Detroit News; Doron Levin, Journalist and Author.

AAH #248 - Totally TrueCar with John Krafcik

Jun 28, 2014 1:09:25

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Fuel Cell Vehicles or "Fool" Cell Vehicles? - Ford reveals its new Fusion-based Edge and readies it for a global play. SPECIAL GUEST: John Krafcik, President, TrueCar - One of the most dynamic executives in the industry today. All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Todd Lassa, Automobile; Steve Finlay, Ward's Dealer Business.

AAH #247 - How Volkswagen Puts Power Under the Hood

Jun 21, 2014 1:19:16

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - GM CEO Mary Barra Returns to the Hill. - J.D. Power, AutoPacific and Edmunds are out with their latest ratings. Who's tops? SPECIAL GUEST: Oliver Schmidt, General Manager, Engineering and Environmental Office, Powertrain and Fuel Strategy, VWoA All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press.

AAH #246 - Everything Camaro: From A to Z/28

Jun 14, 2014 1:11:33

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - After driving BMW's M3 and M4, we ask: how will sports cars evolve? - Thoughts on the Cadillac ELR's failure to perform. - By 2025, survey says, 75 percent of North American pickups will be aluminum. SPECIAL GUEST: Mark Stielow, Program Engineer Manager, Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 - How and why his team developed a $70,000 Camaro All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Michelle Krebs, AutoTrader Group.

AAH #245 - Jeep Renegade Gets Ready to Invade the World

Jun 7, 2014 1:12:50

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - GM's internal investigation. - First impressions after driving the Lincoln MKC. SPECIAL GUEST: Philip Jansen, Vehicle Line Executive, A/B Segment, Minivan and Current C/D Segment Vehicles, Chrysler - A closer look at the Jeep Renegade in studio and an exploration of Jeep's Product Development Process All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; and Todd Lassa, Automobile.

AAH #244 - Toyota Throws Out the Plain Vanilla Approach

May 31, 2014 1:02:39

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Why is racing losing fans? Look no further than your TV screen. - Google's car puts the OEMs on notice. Autonomy is coming. - The Union of Concerned Scientists issues a damning report (with a political agenda). - BMW i8 First Drive: panelist Christie Schweinsberg has her report. SPECIAL GUEST: Monte Kaehr, Chief Engineer, Toyota Camry - What will it take to keep Camry #1? All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Christie Schweinsberg, WardsAuto.com.

AAH #243 - The Secret, Illegal Race that Nobody Knows About

May 23, 2014 1:00:12

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Dodge and SRT: Hell(cat) Yes! - Hyundai's Fuel Cell Tucson Hits the Streets of SoCal - GM Recalls Continue to Pile Up as a New PR Chief Steps In SPECIAL GUEST: Cory Welles, Director, "32 Hours, 7 Minutes" - The filmmaker discusses her documentary about breaking a record time for traveling across the United States All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Todd Lassa, Automobile; and Elliot Wilhelm, Detroit Film Theatre Director.

AAH #242 - Corvettes, Composites and Checkered Flags

May 17, 2014 1:04:37

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Talking Golf (the German version, not Scottish) - BMW Makes More Fiber; GM More Batteries: Why? - What Have Car and Driver and the Detroit Free Press Been Driving? SPECIAL GUEST: Jim Campbell, U.S. VP, Performance Vehicles and Motorsports, GM - Mr. Campbell has a Corvette C7.R in tow. What technologies and tricks will it pass on to future production vehicles? All that and more with Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press; and Jeff Sabatini, Car and Driver

AAH #241 - Motor Racing is Such a Drag

May 10, 2014 1:21:17

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles reveals its five-year plan - GM REhires one of the best PR gurus of all time - Hybrids vs. SUVs - weren't massive people haulers supposed to be extinct by now? SPECIAL GUESTS: Phil and JP Gutierrez, Gutierrez Brothers Racing All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; and Karl Henkel, The Detroit News

AAH #240 - A $500 Plan to Turbocharge GM Sales

May 3, 2014 1:28:45

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Toyota moves its U.S. headquarters from California to Texas - Why can’t Red Bull keep up with Mercedes-Benz in Formula One? SPECIAL GUEST: Jim Dollinger, Founder, GeneralWatch.com - Inside his plan to greatly grow GM sales All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; and Drew Winter, WardsAuto

AAH #239 - "T" Party, Ford Style

Apr 26, 2014 1:06:54

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Mark Fields to replace Alan Mulally at Ford -- Yes, and? - No new hybrids at the NY Auto Show, meanwhile is Beijing stealing its thunder? SPECIAL GUEST: David Liepelt, Antique Car Enthusiast - Would YOU commute to work in a Ford Model T? Our guest has. All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; and Todd Lassa, Automobile

AAH #238 - LIVE (to Tape) from New York, it's Autoline After Hours!

Apr 18, 2014 1:03:52

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SPECIAL GUESTS: Mark Fields, Ford COO Dave Zuchowski, President and CEO, Hyundai Motor America Harlan Charles, Product Marketing Manager, Corvette Raj Nair, Group VP, Product Development, Ford Pierre Loing, VP Product Planning – Nissan North America Michael Sprague, EVP Sales and Marketing, KIA Motors America Moray Callum, VP Design, Ford Alanna Tracey-Bahri, Product Manager, BMWNA X4 All that and more with Host Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production

AAH #237 - Meet Chris Svensson of Ford Design

Apr 12, 2014 1:07:54

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Hybrids vs. diesels… or maybe you don’t need either. - GM adds $1.3 billion charge in Q1, meanwhile invests $449 million to build more Volts - Land Rover’s augmented reality technology could be a game changer. SPECIAL GUEST: Chris Svensson, Ford Design Director, The Americas All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; and Chris Paukert, Autoblog

AAH #236 - GM's Defect: What Did Barra Know, and When Did She Know it?

Apr 5, 2014 1:14:00

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Mary Barra's testimony in D.C. -- going from bad to worse? - How did the analysts get March sales forecasts so wrong? - Chrysler says Ram outsold Silverado, but WardsAuto data disagrees - Sales overall are up, yet green car numbers continue to plummet SPECIAL GUEST: Barry Ratzlaff, Executive Director, Hyundai Connected Car and BlueLink All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; and Mike Austin, Popular Mechanics.

AAH #235 - Ralph Gilles Lets the Hellcat Outta the Bag

Mar 29, 2014 1:15:51

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Honda Civic is the #1 retail car in California -- what happened to the Prius? - Marco Rubio comes out in support of Tesla with other Republican governors in tow - Rallye Monte-Carlo ZENN (Zero Emissions No Noise) -- will fans attend a race without noise? SPECIAL GUEST: Ralph Gilles, Chrysler/SRT - What's going on with Viper -- yanking it from Le Mans, a shut down at the plant? All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; and Frank Markus, Motor Trend.

AAH #234 - Mose STILL Knows Engines

Mar 22, 2014 1:20:00

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Viper plant shuts down for 15 weeks. Is Corvette the culprit? - First impressions after seat time in the 2015 Chrysler 200. - VW knows diesels, but where are the hybrids? - Chip Ganassi Racing wins Sebring. SPECIAL GUEST: Mose Nowland, Ford Racing Historian - An inside look at 55 years of building race engines for Ford. All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; and Jim McCraw, Society of Automotive Historians.

AAH #233 - Chuck Thomas: Honda's Cap'n Crunch

Mar 15, 2014 1:02:49

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Our driving impressions on the newest products from Audi and GM. - Nissan's top marketing man, Simon Sproule, leaves to join Tesla. - How has GM done in managing its ignition problems? SPECIAL GUEST: Chuck Thomas, Chief Engineer Automotive Safety, Honda R and D Americas - How did Honda get the jump on other automakers to beat the IIHS small overlap crash test? All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; and Brent Snavely, Detroit Free Press

AAH #232 - Water Your Diesel and Watch it Grow

Mar 8, 2014 1:15:24

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Geneva auto show hits and misses. - Cadillac's anti-Occupy ad. SPECIAL GUEST: Calvin Visser, Fierce Fuel Systems - Can the answer to diesel's woes be as simple as H2O? All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; and Frank Markus, Motor Trend

AAH #231 - Lincoln Rolls Large

Mar 1, 2014 1:04:32

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - What's the deal with Geneva? Do we really think "Switzerland = Automobile"? - Overweight keychains lead to a massive GM recall. - Detroit makes snubbed again by Consumer Reports. SPECIAL GUEST: Elaine Bannon, Chief Engineer, Lincoln Navigator - What's next for the newly refreshed luxury SUV? All that and more with Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press; and Keith Naughton, Bloomberg News

AAH #230 - Tesla, Dodge and the UAW

Feb 22, 2014 1:13:05

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - The UAW is voted down at VW; will they take it out on the Detroit Three? - Dodge is lauded for innovation, but not for the cars they build - Tesla is on fire (in a good way) - China's largest auto supplier now owns Fisker All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Karl Henkel, The Detroit News; and Dave Sullivan, AutoPacific

AAH #229 - Sun-Kissed Cars at the Amelia Concours

Feb 15, 2014 1:10:25

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Will people pay $60K for a Kia K900? - Richard Petty disses Danica Patrick SPECIAL GUEST: Bill Warner, Amelia Island Concours - What goes into putting on a major automotive event like the Concours? All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; and John Manoogian, Center for Creative Studies

AAH #228 - Time Fencing, Crowdsourcing and the Future of Ford

Feb 8, 2014 1:02:42

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Will EVs ever catch on in big numbers? - What are Ford's plans for autonomous vehicles? - 60 years from now, will Ford still be a car company? SPECIAL GUEST: Nancy Gioia, Director, Electrical, Connectivity and User Interface - Strategy and Planning, Ford All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Alisa Priddle, Freep.com; and Lindsay Brooke, SAE

AAH #227 - Watch Out! Bob Lutz is Now a Watchmaker

Feb 2, 2014 1:15:36

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Bob Lutz discusses his latest ventures. - Bob Lutz's thoughts on Ford's aluminum F-150. SPECIAL GUEST: Bob Lutz, CEO of Lutz Communications, Chairman of VL Automotive, formerly Vice Chairman of GM All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; and Todd Lassa, Automobile

AAH #226 - Hey, Lighten Up!

Jan 25, 2014 1:11:34

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Truck Strategy: Aluminum vs. Compact. - What happened to the Green buzz? - The IIHS Smear Campaign. All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Henry Payne, The Detroit News; Joe White, The Wall Street Journal; and Tony Swan, KBB and Car and Driver

AAH #225 - 2014 Detroit Auto Show Preview

Jan 11, 2014 1:02:16

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Is the U.S. car market really slowing down? - Why Alan Mulally decided to stay put at Ford. PLUS: - Who will steal the headlines at the 2014 Detroit auto show? All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Scott Burgess, Motor Trend; and Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press

AAH #224 - Collecting Cars: Inside the Henry Ford Museum

Jan 4, 2014 1:04:57

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Why did John Krafcik abruptly leave Hyundai? - The Fiat-Chrysler takeover is complete. We'll tell you why the UAW is the big winner. - Despite prohibitive fuel prices and a lack of incentives, VW's diesels are handily outselling the EV/hybrid competition. SPECIAL GUEST: Bob Casey, Curator of Transportation (Ret.), The Henry Ford - We talk to the man John McElroy calls a "walking encyclopedia of automotive knowledge and a true car guy." All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv and Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production

AAH #223 – Presents and Coal: The Automotive Best and Worst of 2013

Dec 21, 2013 1:04:29

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Who was naughty and who was nice in 2013? It's time for our third-annual Presents and Coal awards. Find out who we liked and who gets lumped. John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist; Scott Burgess, Motor Trend; and Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production

AAH #222 – Inside GM: the Story You Haven't Heard

Dec 14, 2013 1:04:50

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - VW of America sacks its president, Jonathan Browning - NACTOY jurors debate car and truck of the year - GM pulls Chevy out of Europe, appoints a new CEO, shuts down Holden and a whole lot more All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist; Matt DeLorenzo, KBB; and Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production

AAH #221 – Lexus Gets Ready for the Lux Car Knife Fight

Dec 7, 2013 1:04:20

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - The much-hyped, all-new Ford Mustang rolls out on a brand new platform, but is it worth the wait? - John McElroy drives Chevy's new rear-wheel performance cars back-to-back, including the SS - The numbers are in, which automakers are thankful for November sales? SPECIAL GUEST: Jeff Bracken, Group Vice President and General Manager, Lexus Division, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. - What does Lexus make of increasing competition on their luxury turf, from the likes of Mercedes with its sub-$30K CLA? All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist; Mike Ramsey, Wall Street Journal

AAH #220 – A Tour of the Garage with Bruce Meyer

Nov 23, 2013 1:04:10

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Is the Porsche Macan a Crossover Too Far? - Chevrolet Colorado gets GM back into the midsize pickup market - Mercedes presents what could be the "most hideous" concept of the LA Auto Show - Kia's K900 represents a bold attempt to elevate the bargain brand SPECIAL GUEST: Bruce Meyer, Owner, Beverly Hills Garage - Among all the hot rods, classic cars, and motorcycles (not to mention a boat) what's the real gem in his collection? All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Jack Nerad, Kelley Blue Book; Matt DeLorenzo, Robb Report

AAH #219 – Luxury Bandwidth

Nov 16, 2013 1:04:19

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Which automakers are investing the most in their future? - Lincoln's MKC shows its face ahead of LA - The number of driver's licenses under age 20 is falling fast All that and more with Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Frank Markus, Motor Trend; and Todd Lassa, Automobile

AAH #218 – Corvette C7: Technical Tour de Force

Nov 9, 2013 1:08:41

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: - J Mays Retires from Ford - A Third Tesla Catches Fire — Is it a Design Flaw? - Mark Reuss Talks About His Wishlist for New GM Products SPECIAL GUEST: Tadge Juechter, Chief Engineer, Chevrolet Corvette Stingray - What was the Biggest Challenge in Designing the C7? All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist; and Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production

AAH #217 – Jeep Cherokee Hatches Some Easter Eggs

Nov 2, 2013 1:03:27

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Controversial design. Production delays. For a brand so often associated with off-road adventures, the description "rocky start" seems particularly apt. Mitch Clauw is the Vehicle Line Executive in charge of the Jeep Cherokee. We'll be asking him what problems are behind the delays in getting this SUV to dealerships. As usual, we'll also get into some other topics including Ford's poor performance in Consumer Reports due to infotainment issues. Plus, we'll talk about what to expect out of the Las Vegas SEMA show. And, John McElroy just got to drive Nissan's 2014 Rogue; he'll give us some thoughts on this all-new family hauler. Joining John in studio is co-host Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and Scott Burgess from Motor Trend.

AAH #216 – Will Truckers Finally Love Toyota's New Tundra?

Oct 26, 2013 1:10:29

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Despite increasingly aggressive fuel economy regulations and a trend toward more desirable small cars, make no mistake: the truck business is big money and Toyota wants a piece of the action. That's why we've invited Mike Sweers, the Chief Engineer of the Toyota Tundra, to join us with pickup in tow (so to speak). We'll be asking him if, with this updated truck, he thinks Toyota has cracked the code on how to sell full-size pickups. Of course, we'll be getting into some hot topics including John McElroy's visit to China, where he observed a smog problem that just might cripple the auto industry. Also, could car ownership as we know it end within ten years? Plus, we'll talk about Ford's latest conundrum: balancing the cost of complexity with the value of variation. Joining John in studio is co-host Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design and Production.

AAH #215 – Four-Car Fantasy

Oct 19, 2013 1:07:01

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So far Tesla has been the electric brand that could do no wrong. But that may all be about to change. BMW reports that early orders of its i3 model are exceeding expectations and the company will be increasing production to meet demand. The power of brand is quite a force to be reckoned with, indeed. Meanwhile, Cadillac's electrified ELR coupe now has a price tag and it exceeds $75,000 -- another sensitive numbers game for a luxury brand still clawing its way up from the brink. We'll talk all about this greenified chess game and its greater implications as we round up the week's news, discuss our latest test drives and more. Host Peter De Lorenzo is joined by Scott Burgess from Motor Trend, Todd Lassa of Automobile and Jim Hall from Design Handbook and 2953 Analytics.

AAH #214 – The Inside Thinking on Car and Truck of the Year Contenders

Oct 12, 2013 58:50

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The kids haven’t even stepped out on the sidewalk draped in their ghoulish finery, and Aunt Mildred has yet to buy a fat turkey for the family feast. Nevertheless, here in the auto world, the time has come to start deliberating on the best cars and trucks of the year. Among the accolades in the automotive community, one of the most prestigious honors is the North American Car and Truck of the Year award. On this week’s special edition of Autoline After Hours, John McElroy welcomes three fellow jurors to join him in reviewing the nominees on the “short lists.” See which cars, trucks and utility vehicles have risen above the rest as John is joined by Michelle Krebs from Edmunds.com, Chris Paukert of Autoblog.com and freelance auto journalist Jim McCraw.

AAH #213 – How Cadillac’s Making its Cars Lighter than BMW

Oct 5, 2013 1:03:17

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Is the golden age of horsepower nearly at an end with new fuel economy standards on the horizon? Not if Dave Leone, Executive Chief Engineer of GM Performance Luxury Vehicles, has anything to say about it. Mr. Leone will be stopping by the studio with a new Cadillac CTS in tow, and we’ll be pressing him for all the fuel-saving secrets used in engineering the new sedan. Plus, we’ll be getting into some hot topics of the moment. Have you seen “Rush” yet? John McElroy has, and we’ll get his impressions. And, we’ll apply some analysis to September sales results. All that and much more as John is joined by co-host Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and Lindsay Brooke from SAE.

AAH #212 - Ford Fiesta ST: Best Enthusiast at the Lowest Price

Sep 28, 2013 1:01:40

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American enthusiasts were excited when Alan Mulally announced his One Ford plan; it meant loads of long-coveted European products would come stateside. Getting the Fiesta was great. The Focus, C-Max and Fusion (Mondeo), all good cars. But, the Fiesta ST… wow. We’ll be joined this week by Chief Engineer John Davis, and we’ll be asking him the secret behind this ultrafun hatchback. You’ve got to wonder, will this car be the tipping point that pulls the performance market down into the B segment? Plus, as usual we’ll dive into the news of the week. All that and much more as John McElroy is joined by co-host Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design and Production.

AAH #211 - Small Buicks Drive Big Sales

Sep 21, 2013 1:01:16

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Buick has been on a winning streak, but how will the brand keep it up? Well, marketing is sure to play a big role in GM's strategy, and to that end we've invited the Product Marketing Director for Buick, Roger McCormack, to join us this week. You can bet we'll also get to the hot topics of the moment including host John McElroy's impressions from the Frankfurt Motor Show -- he's got news about designer Peter Horbury and Valeo's tiny lidar sensor. Plus, some racing scuttlebutt: Juan Pablo Montoya will be making his return to IndyCars next year with Penske Racing. All that and much more as John is joined by Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and Mark Phelan from the Detroit Free Press.

AAH #210 - Frankfurt: From the Sublime to the Ridiculous

Sep 14, 2013 1:07:02

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The dust has settled and the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show has put its wares on display for the world to see. As always, it was a tremendous show, but we'll try to condense it down to its utmost essence in this week's Autoline After Hours with Mr. Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo, at the helm. We'll also talk supercars as we look at the new generation rolling out of the gates: green and very expensive. All that and much more as Peter is joined by Todd Lassa from Automobile and Gary Vasilash of Automotive Design and Production.

AAH #209 - Toyotathon with Bob Carter

Sep 7, 2013 1:05:54

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Toyota has long been the mainstay of sensible, middle class families. Though they might get teased for being the "beige" brand, it's a formula that has and continues to work. So where does the company go from here? Where will it find room for even more sales in the market? That's exactly what we'll be asking Bob Carter, Sr. VP, Automotive Operations, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. as he makes his debut appearance on AAH. We'll also get into some pressing topics including the winners and losers of August car sales and a preview of next week's Frankfurt Motor Show. Plus, has America's love affair with the automobile officially jumped the shark? Joining host John McElroy in studio is co-host Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and Bryce Hoffman from The Detroit News.

AAH #208 - GM has Big Plans for its Truck Business

Aug 31, 2013 1:04:38

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GM's truck operation, if you were to separate it from the rest of the company, would be one of the most profitable automotive ventures in the world. So, perhaps you can understand why so much one-upmanship goes on between the truck brands. Working to keep Chevrolet and GMC on the cutting edge is Jeff Luke, the Executive Chief Engineer of GM Full-Size Trucks. He'll be our special guest this week and we'll be asking what technologies GM is looking at -- CNG? LPG? Turbocharging? Light-duty diesel? As usual, we'll also get into the biggest news of the week: Nissan sets an ambitious goal for achieving autonomy, Carlos Tavares gets the boot from Renault, and VW protests a lack of diesel incentives. Joining host John McElroy in studio is Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design and Production.

AAH #207 - Cadillac by Design

Aug 24, 2013 1:00:46

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Cadillac has certainly established its modern identity. With its well-known Art and Science design language, Caddy's cars have been all about sharp edges and bold choices. But no brand can resist evolution without becoming stale; so what's next? Bob Boniface is the Director of Cadillac Exterior Design and he'll be rolling into the studio with the company's latest offering, the 2014 Cadillac CTS. You can bet we'll be discussing the just-revealed Elmiraj concept along with a bevy of other design topics. Joining host Peter De Lorenzo in studio is Joe DeMatio from Automobile and Jim Hall, host of Autoline Design Handbook.

AAH #206 - Electric Slide

Aug 10, 2013 1:06:03

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Ferrari. Corvette. Porsche. All iconic, but who produces the best-designed sports car today? Our crack team of automotive experts will assemble their ultimate wishlist this week on AAH. But of course that isn't all. We'll also get into the biggest news and most pressing topics of the week. Chevy drops the price of the Volt by $5,000, but will it be enough to give EV sales a shot in the arm? Is the upcoming Mercedes-Benz S-Class the car of the future, today? Plus, the automotive industry's best and brightest gathered in Traverse City this week; did they make any news or was it just more of the same? Joining host Peter De Lorenzo in studio is Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design and Production, Todd Lassa of Automobile and Jim Hall, host of Autoline Design Handbook.

AAH #205 - Bob Lutz's "Icons and Idiots"

Aug 3, 2013 1:07:53

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If it exists in the automotive world, he’s got an opinion on it. And, he won’t be afraid to tell you what he really thinks. The man of the hour is the cigar-chomping, helicopter flying, car guy’s car guy Bob Lutz. He’s just recently been inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame and has authored a new book, “Icons and Idiots.” We’ll be picking his brain about the state of the automotive industry with no particular agenda in mind, but make no mistake, this will be a wide-ranging, engaging discussion with the man who couldn’t mince a word if he wanted to. Joining John McElroy in studio is co-host Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and Csaba Csere from the Valvefloat Group.

AAH #204 - Cadillac Goes to Twin Turbo Heaven

Jul 27, 2013 1:01:52

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This week we take a deep dive into Cadillac's newest engine, the Twin Turbo V6. Host Peter De Lorenzo talks to Rich Bartlett, Assistant Chief Engineer of the aforementioned power plant. Todd Lassa from Automobile and Scott Burgess from Motor Trend also join the panel. So, tune in for the best insider discussion in the automotive industry!

2013 Autoline Automotive Draft

Jul 20, 2013 59:39

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It’s time once again to prove that no one can run a car company like an auto journalist… or so we think. Our contenders are here and ready to go head-to-head as they assemble their automotive dream teams. In addition to stalwart John McElroy of Dymaxion Motors, three newcomers have joined the fray: Csaba Csere of Cheetah Motors, Chris Paukert of Mitty Motors, and Joe White of Rat Rod Global Motors. Charlie Vogelheim MCs the evening’s event, and we’re joined once again by those quick-witted color commentators: Scott Burgess and Mark Phelan. This year’s draft is one of the most challenging yet! Each team owner has to pick, among other requirements, a company HQ, the perfect brand spokesperson and a talented corporate leader. Which company will draft the best picks? Click “play” to find out!

AAH #203 - Fiat's 500L: The Cavernous Compact

Jul 12, 2013 59:57

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Remember when you were a kid and went in a tent for the first time and were amazed by how big it looked inside? That's what happens when you get in the Fiat 500L. You can't believe how big it is. And tonight's guest, Art Anderson, Chief Engineer of the car will be bringing one of those tent-sized 500Ls in-studio for us to check out. With 500 sales already catching up to the Mini brand, the L may just be the car that puts Fiat in the passing lane. And, as usual, the panel will be talking about the hottest topics going on in global automotive industry: Cadillac has killed its Ciel flagship, John McElroy has his impressions after a week with the Chevy Cruze diesel, and we'll look at lessons from Lutz's "Icons and Idiots." Joining John in studio is co-host Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and Doug Guthrie of The Detroit News.

AAH #202 - A Peek Inside Ford's PR Strategy

Jun 29, 2013 1:10:13

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He's been in the auto industry for almost 25 years having worked at all of the Detroit Three. Most notably he was President of OnStar; but if that wasn't glamorous enough for you, he also logged time as the "handler" for "Maximum" Bob Lutz. Today he finds himself at Ford as the head of Communications for the Americas and global product. The man behind that rather weighty resume is Chris Preuss. This week he's our guest in studio for AAH joining McElroy, co-host Peter De Lorenzo and Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design and Production discussing all things Ford...and maybe we'll wrangle some opinions out of him on the competition as well.

AAH #201 - opoc Gets the Green Light from Red China

Jun 22, 2013 1:13:28

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Try you might, the internal combustion engine just won't die. And, that's partly thanks to innovative designs that keep cropping up like the opoc (opposed piston opposed cylinder) engine from EcoMotors. For several years now, we've been following the progress of this startup on AAH. This week CEO Don Runkle joins us and we'll be asking him about the deal to fund a $200 million opoc engine factory. We'll also be getting into the big news stories of the week: Chrysler caves to NHTSA's recall demands after previously refusing, but why? EVs and plug-ins are depreciating much faster than other cars. And with Bosch's new eClutch anyone can drive a stick! Joining John McElroy to discuss all this and more is Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and Chris Paukert from Autoblog.

AAH #200 - Inside Lincoln Design

Jun 15, 2013 1:00:16

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For too long, Lincoln has been forgotten. Once a symbol of American luxury, the brand had devolved into a vector for rebadged Fords in recent decades. Now, with new product like the MKZ, there is hope on the horizon. On this week's show we'll talk to two of the people helping the Lincoln Motor Company navigate its way back to true luxury status. Janet Seymour is the Colors and Materials Design Manager for the brand and Susan Lampinen serves as Group Chief Designer of Color and Material Design for both Ford and Lincoln. We'll be asking them, among other things, what design trends will be most important to embrace as a luxury marque. And, while there's a lot to get into on that subject alone, we'll also be delving into some of the latest auto news. Joining Peter De Lorenzo in studio is Jim Hall, the Majordomo for Life of 2953 Analytics.

AAH #199 - Chrysler Tells NHTSA to Go Pound Sand

Jun 8, 2013 1:16:39

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Chrysler is going out on a limb. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has ordered the company to recall 2.7 million Jeeps, but they aren’t budging. The problem is that even if Chrysler wins in court, it may tarnish its safety record in the public eye. We’ll be debating that hot topic along with a raft of other items. May car sales look to be back on trend, the Chevrolet Malibu gets a quickie redo, plus the sporty SS gets priced out just below $45K. Joining John McElroy in studio to talk it all out is co-host Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design and Production and Todd Lassa of Automobile.

AAH #198 - Automotive Telematics for the Masses

Jun 1, 2013 1:06:12

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According to data by Nielsen a full 55.5% of Americans are clicking away on the mini-keyboards of smart phones. Of course, that may just be the reason youngsters aren't as enamored with cars as previous generations. How nice then, that Delphi is doing its part to bring cars and handheld technology together in harmony. This week's guest is Delphi Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President Jeff Owens. We'll be asking him about how the company is putting vehicle diagnostic technology in the hands of consumers as well as the company's efforts to make direct injection a quiet process. Per usual we'll also tap into the news of the week: Ford says it knows why utility vehicles are such a hot seller, Better Place goes bankrupt and one company predicts a fuel cell bonanza by 2030. Joining John McElroy in studio is co-host Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design and Production.

AAH #197 - Chevrolet Cruze Diesel: 50 MPG at 50 MPH?

May 25, 2013 1:06:12

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Why take the risk? What makes you think it would work this time? We're asking, of course, about GM's relationship with the long-embattled diesel engine. Decades after the General killed diesels in passenger cars, Chevrolet is counting on a reversal in fortunes as it offers the Cruze with a modern diesel powerplant. This week as Mike Siegrist, Assistant Chief Engineer of the Chevy Cruze Diesel, joins us in studio with an engine in tow, we'll ask him why the company is putting its faith in diesel once again. As usual, we'll get into the latest news including Viper returning to Le Mans and Renault entering Formula E. Joining John McElroy in studio is co-host Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design and Production.

AAH #196 - Little Big Block

May 18, 2013 1:05:08

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Here at Autoline After Hours we pride ourselves on tracking down the all-important "gurus of go" in the automotive industry. Well, dang if we ain't lassoed another! Jordan Lee is the Global Chief Engineer and Program Manager for Small Block Engines at GM. But, Mr. Lee might just be upstaged by our other special guest on set: none other than the heart and soul of the Corvette itself, the 6.2L LT1 V-8. Plus, we'll get into some hot topics this week including the end of the great driving boom as miles driven per capita continues to decline. The new Fiat-Chrysler headquarters could end up in Auburn Hills, MI -- surprised? And is Jaguar going too far with its "baddest boy on the block" claim? Joining Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, to discuss all this and more is Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design and Production and Scott Burgess from Motor Trend.

AAH #195 - True Luxury Cars have Nothing to do with Technology

May 11, 2013 1:07:37

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While the rest of the automotive industry is trying to scrounge up every last sale it can, Ferrari has decided it's selling too many. On the subject of product, can you tell the difference between the old and new Silverado designs? Has Chevrolet built a vehicle that lacks differentiation? Meanwhile, Jaguar is making it very clear what it is and what it isn't -- we'll explain what we mean. Onboard to discuss all this and a whole lot more with John McElroy is co-host Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, Jim Hall from 2953 Analytics and Todd Lassa of Automobile.

AAH #194 - A Billion Cars on the Road Today, a Billion More on the Way

May 4, 2013 1:05:28

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The idea of hub motors takes conventional car thinking and turns it on its head. Instead of one centrally located motor that drives some or all of the wheels, the motors are the wheels. Protean Electric thinks it has the formula to make EVs work, and this week we'll talk to the man with the plan, Chairman and CEO Bob Purcell. We'll be asking Bob when to expect the first vehicle rolling off the line equipped with Protean hub motors. Of course we'll also get into the hot topics of the week including slowing car sales in the U.S., GM and Chrysler's sour earnings and more. Joining John McElroy in studio is co-host Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design and Production.

AAH #193 - The Rise and Fall of Henrik Fisker

Apr 27, 2013 1:10:36

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Sometimes it's good to hang out with "just the guys." That's why on this week's Autoline After Hours, we'll be eschewing our normally scheduled guest segment for a longer discussion about the news of the week and other hot topics that need talking out. Ford reports a record first-quarter profit with North America providing a strong contribution, Buick takes the wraps off a Riviera concept in Shanghai and Fisker goes under the gun of the U.S. Congress. Joining John McElroy in studio is co-host Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design and Production and AAH alum David Welch from Bloomberg Businessweek.

AAH #192 - Wow! Achates Opposed Piston Engine Design

Apr 20, 2013 1:02:03

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There is no shortage of innovative thinking when it comes to internal combustion technology. And, as this week's guest will demonstrate, Achates Power is no exception. David Johnson is the President and CEO of the company, which is developing an innovative opposed-piston engine that will be more fuel efficient and less expensive to produce than conventional power plants. But, we'll be asking him, is the world ready for such a radical new design? Will a mainstream automaker take a chance at adopting an untested technology? Plus we'll get into the news of the week including the game of musical chairs going on amongst the executive ranks of Chrysler and Nissan. And, Edmunds projects that 40-50 percent of new car sales will be hybrids... in the year 2040. Joining John McElroy in studio to discuss this and a whole lot more is co-host Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design and Production.

AAH #191 - Superchargers Stage a Resurgence

Apr 13, 2013 1:02:24

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What do the Nissan Micra, Chery Tiggo and Audi Q7 all have in common? While one of these things is not like the other, all have engines with Eaton superchargers. And, like turbochargers in recent memory, get ready to see superchargers in cars you would have never expected. This week's guest is Grant Terry, the Business Development Manager for the Eaton Supercharger Product Line. We'll be asking him what advantages superchargers have over the ever-more ubiquitous turbocharger technology. Plus, we'll be discussing the news of the week including a tale of two startups: EcoMotors and Fisker. And, which is really the best seller, the Ford Focus or Toyota Corolla? Joining John McElroy in studio is co-host Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and Lindsay Brooke from SAE.

AAH #190 - A Bridge in a Backpack for Tomorrow's Roads

Apr 6, 2013 1:05:04

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Why is it that everyone wants better roads to drive on, but no one wants to fix them? If only we'd build them like the German autobahns, nary a pothole there'd be ... right? It may not be so simple. Kirk Steudle is the Director of the Michigan Department of Transportation and one of the foremost road experts in the country. We'll be asking him about what it takes to build highways and byways that last, and we'll discuss how we're going to pay for it one way or the other. We'll have plenty of news on tap as well including the latest car sales breakdown. Also, the long-forgotten Detroit Electric has been revived in the form of a sporty Tesla-like model. Plus, the latest news on GM's full-size trucks: do they have what it takes to compete? Joining John McElroy in studio is co-host Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design and Production.

AAH #189 - World-Class Cat Throws on the Brand New Chevy Impala

Mar 30, 2013 1:08:50

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Chevrolet's new Impala is finally here and it's big and beautiful, but does it have what it takes to challenge full-size competition like the Chrysler 300 and Hyundai Azera? As this sedan rolls into the studio, we'll be asking Chief Engineer Todd Pawlik to give us the download on the new car. We'll also get into the hottest topics of the week including the myriad reveals of the New York Auto Show. While we're on the subject, we'll discuss whether all these auto shows are worth it. Australia is canceling at least one of its major shows due to lack of interest, should others be on the chopping block? And, Ford has just initiated a very interesting program challenging app makers to dig deep into its fuel economy data. Joining John McElroy in studio is co-host Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design and Production.

AAH #188 - The Best Car Designs Since 1950

Mar 23, 2013 1:04:34

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This week we gave our guest of honor a very challenging task: name the best vehicle designs since 1950. But, John Manoogian II, former GM designer, was up to the task, so join us as he presents, and we discuss, his short list. Did your favorite car make it? Find out! Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, takes the helm tonight and is joined by Jim Hall of 2953 Analytics and Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design and Production.

AAH #187 - What's Next in Automotive Interiors

Mar 16, 2013 1:01:39

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Remember the days when Chrysler interiors were wall-to-wall shiny plastic? It's quickly becoming a fading memory because, with Klaus Busse, Head of Interior Design, at the helm, the company's cabins are among the best in the business. As Mr. Busse joins us tonight, we'll ask him what innovations we can expect as future generations of vehicles roll off the line. Per usual, we'll get into the hot topics of the week. Joining John McElroy in studio with the best insider discussion in the industry is his co-host Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and Drew Winter from WardsAuto.com.

AAH #186 - The Supercar Segment has Hit its Peak

Mar 9, 2013 1:01:39

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This week the AAH team gets out its crystal ball to see what is in store for the industry in the next few years. Michael Robinet from IHS will be on hand to help us do just that. We'll ask him to map out the state of the global industry in the years ahead. Plus, we'll take a look at future vehicles through the prism of the spectacle known stateside as the Geneva Motor Show. Paul Eisenstein from TheDetroitBureau.com has spent the last several days at this massive show, and he'll tell us what cars to watch. Plus, we'll get into other hot topics like the latest vehicle sales -- why did passenger cars plummet? Also, it looks like LPG and CNG are poised to dominate the heavy truck market. Joining John McElroy in studio to talk about all that and much more is his co-host Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist.

AAH #185 - Mr. Mopar Pays a Visit

Mar 2, 2013 1:03:45

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What's black and blue and striped all over? Well, it's rolling into the Autoline After Hours studio this week, and the team at Mopar is ready for it to tear up the tarmac. Our guest is Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of the Mopar Brand, and he'll be bringing a very special variant of the Dodge Dart called the Mopar '13 -- in fact the only one traveling around right now. We'll be asking Mr. Gorlier what's so special about this slick-looking compact, and we'll find out more about Mopar's dealer business. Plus, we'll get into the news of the week: a top Porsche designer departs for greener pastures at... Chery?; GM steals away Volkswagen's top marketing executive; and we rank the automakers to see who has the best claim as top dog. Joining John McElroy in studio to talk about all that and much more, is Scott Burgess from Motor Trend and Gary Vasilash of Automotive Design and Production.

AAH #184 - Winners and Losers in the Automotive Branding War

Feb 23, 2013 1:00:49

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If you want to stick out from the crowd in this ever more-busy, social media-laden, fifteen-seconds-of-fame world, there's only one way to do it and stay there: good, solid branding. To that end, we've got the guy who wrote the book on branding, literally. Charlie Hughes is the author of "Branding Iron" and the former head of Land Rover North America. We'll be asking him to help us identify the winners and losers in the branding game. As per usual, we'll be getting into the news of the week as well: Volkswagen has just announced that its super-efficient XL1 will actually be going into production; Danica Patrick became the first woman ever to qualify in the pole position for the Daytona 500; and the New York Times and Tesla's Elon Musk duke it out in public. Joining John McElroy in studio to talk about all that and much more, is co-host Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, Frank Markus from Motor Trend and Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design and Production.

AAH #183 - Inside the 2013 Ford C-MAX Energi

Feb 16, 2013 1:00:49

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Just as you could get the Ford Model T in any color, as long as it was black, when the company brought the C-MAX stateside, it declared you could get any powertrain, as long as it was a hybrid. This week the C-MAX Energi rolls into the Autoline studio with John Davis, Chief Program Engineer, in tow. We'll be asking him all about the car and about what challenges Ford faces in trying to sell a plug-in. We'll also want to know why the C-MAX struggles, in testing, to meet the fuel economy ratings on the EPA label. And, yes, we will also get to the top news of the week. GM earnings are disappointing; 2013 just may be the year of the diesel as Ram and Subaru both announce new entries; and Federal Mogul says goodbye to spark plugs while Chevrolet says hello to shape memory alloys. Joining John McElroy in studio to talk about all that and much more, is Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and Todd Lassa from Automobile.

AAH #182 - Don't Knock the Chevy Diesel

Feb 9, 2013 1:14:39

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It's been decades since GM released a diesel engine in a U.S. passenger car. Now, with the Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel, it's back in the game. On deck to answer all our questions is Josh Tavel, Vehicle Performance Manager for Chevrolet Small Cars. Plus, we'll be delving into the big news of the week and the questions racking our brains. Did the auto industry bet wrong on small displacement turbos? What happened to Nissan's partnership with the revolutionary DeltaWing race car? Joining John McElroy in studio to talk about all that and much more, is Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design and Production.

AAH #181 - Super Bowl Advertising: the Good, the Bad and the Ego

Feb 2, 2013 57:44

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On Sunday all eyes--well, a lot of eyes--will be on the action going down in New Orleans, but while the 49ers and Ravens are at each others' throats, another competition will be playing out. That's because all of those aforementioned eyes will be there for the taking and there is nothing else that matches the advertising spectacle that is the Super Bowl. Thus, automakers from around the world will be embroiled in a battle of corporate egos. As luck would have it, many of these ads have already been, *ahem*, "leaked" so the AAH panel will be doing a roundup of what's on the docket, so far. Joining us to offer an inside perspective on this high-stakes competition is Michael Sprague, the Executive Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Kia Motors America. Kia has two ads in the queue for the big game, and we'll get to preview at least one of them. Joining John McElroy in studio to talk about all things Super Bowl, plus the news of the week, is Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and David Kiley from AOL Autos.

AAH #180 - From Indy to Le Mans, Mose Knows Engines

Jan 26, 2013 1:04:41

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He spent 55 years developing racing engines with Ford, worked with some of the greatest drivers of the 20th century, and now he's talking with us! Mose Nowland is the former Senior Motorsport Engineer for Ford Racing, and he's only recently retired. Having worked on cars for Le Mans, Indy, NASCAR and drag racing, this guy's no one trick pony. We'll be asking him to opine on the good ole days and compare them to what's going on today in racing. Plus, you can bet there's a discussion of the past week's hottest topics on tap, including the revelation that Mark Reuss got passed over for Dan Akerson at GM. And, should Corvette spin off into its own brand? Peter De Lorenzo thinks so, and John McElroy thinks his ambitious plan might not be ambitious enough. Joining John and Peter in studio is none other than the man who knew far, far too much: Jim Hall of 2953 Analytics.

AAH #179 - Corvette C7 Heaven

Jan 19, 2013 1:06:03

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For the first time ever, John McElroy and the Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo, host the webcast from the floor of the Detroit auto show! They'll be joined by Todd Lassa of Automobile to review their favorite reveals to come out of the show. Plus, they’ll be taking a stroll over to the Corvette booth to take a look at that little car you may already have heard about, the 2014 Stingray. Harlan Charles is the Product and Marketing Manager for the Corvette and he'll be giving us the lowdown on this all-new two seater.

AAH #178 - Yesterday's Chevrolet, Tomorrow's Corvette

Jan 12, 2013 1:06:03

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“Chevy Runs Deep” no more, instead it’s trying to “Find New Roads” with a new slogan. And, as another tagline lands in the dustbin, we’ll be asking a Chevrolet historian for his take on the matter. Mike Davis is the author of “Images of America: Chevrolet,” a two-volume pictorial history of GM’s flagship brand, and we’ll see what lessons he learned in the long tale of the bowtie. We’ll also get into the news of the week and talk a bit about what we’re anticipating as brands roll out their newest stuff at the North American International Auto Show next week. Joining John McElroy in studio to discuss all this and more is co-host Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and a face we haven’t seen in a long time, none other than grizzled PR veteran and AAH founding member Jason Vines.

AAH #177 - Forecast 2013: Cars are set to Soar

Jan 5, 2013 1:09:11

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Well, it would appear we've survived both the Mayan apocalypse and the fiscal cliff, but how will the auto industry fare in 2013? To help us answer that question we've invited Anthony Pratt, Director of Forecasting Americas for Polk. In keeping with our New Year's theme, our panelists will be discussing the resolutions the automotive world should adopt in 2013. Plus, we'll get into the recent news including the promotion of Kia designer Peter Schreyer to Group President at Hyundai-Kia. Joining John McElroy in studio is co-host Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, as well as Ed Lapham from Automotive News.

AAH #176 - Naughty and Nice

Dec 22, 2012 1:04:31

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Once a year the Autoline After Hours fellas get to play Santa as they bestow their prestigious (or not so prestigious) Naughty and Nice awards. What people, brands and cars will get presents? Which will be smothered in coal dust? There's only one way to find out! Joining John McElroy for this special holiday-themed broadcast is his partner in crime Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, Jim Hall from 2953 Analytics and Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design and Production.

AAH #175 - Full Chat with the BorgWarner Turbo Guy

Dec 15, 2012 59:29

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This week the conversation gets turbocharged as we welcome John Norton from BorgWarner into the AAH studio. He heads up the company's racing efforts and we'll be asking him what technologies they are developing and if we might see these innovations on everyday cars and trucks. Plus, as always, we'll be getting into the biggest news of the week including who we think will win the North American Car and Truck of the Year Award. We'll also talk about all-new trucks just revealed by GM and delve into the news about Chrysler's delinquent employees getting reinstated. Joining John McElroy to participate in the discussion is Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, as well as auto journo Jim McCraw.

AAH #174 - The Inside Story on the World's Newest Automotive Design School

Dec 8, 2012 1:13:03

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The U.S. is home to two of the preeminent automotive design schools, the College for Creative Studies and Art Center College of Design, but are these lauded institutions falling down on the job? Finding that design school graduates were entering the workforce with a lack of engineering knowledge, automakers approached Lawrence Technological University about developing a design program that would intertwine the two disciplines. Our guest, Keith Nagara, is the Director of the Transportation Design Program at Lawrence Tech. We'll be asking him what his school is doing differently to prepare students for a real world design occupation. And, you can bet we'll also get into the news of the week including the big announcement that Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is pursuing right-to-work legislation that will have major ramifications for the UAW. Joining John McElroy in studio to discuss all this and more is Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, Scott Burgess from AOL Autos and Gary Vasilash of Automotive Design and Production.

AAH #173 - Topless on the Beach with Three Cylinders Thrown In

Dec 1, 2012 48:28

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This week Autoline After Hours comes to you from California with a special edition. John McElroy will be taking an in-depth look at the latest incarnation of VW’s Beetle Convertible with Product Manager Andres Valbuena. McElroy will also get a hands-on preview of the new 1.0L EcoBoost engine in the Ford Fiesta with Stephen Russ, Tech Leader of Gas Engine Systems, and Liz Elser, the Marketing Manager for the Fiesta. John will even get behind the wheel and experience both of these cars on the streets of Santa Monica! So, buckle up and join us for the best insider information in the industry.

AAH #172 - How Ford Developed the New Fusion

Nov 17, 2012 1:01:08

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Well, the Ford hit parade continues, and this week we have the hottest new star out of the Motor City, the Fusion, parked in the Autoline Garage. But, more importantly, to get the back story behind this four-door looker, we have invited John Jraiche, the vehicle's chief engineer. We'll be asking him what Ford has done differently to turn out a vehicle that is truly a world-class car. And, you can count on a discussion of some of the biggest news stories of the week as well: the U.S. is set to dominate worldwide oil production in the near future; Tesla's Model S wins Motor Trend Car of the Year; and Ford PR outflanks GM in electrification announcements. Joining John McElroy to talk about this and a whole lot more is the Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo, and Alisa Priddle from the Detroit Free Press.

AAH #171 - A Breakthrough in Automotive Materials

Nov 10, 2012 1:13:28

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What's the true cost of that Nissan LEAF your neighbor is driving? How about that Chevrolet Volt? We're not talking about the cost to own; we're talking about the cost to manufacture. Sandy Munro is a manufacturing expert, and as the president of Munro and Associates, he makes it his business to figure out the smartest way to assemble cars. He recently reverse engineered the Chevrolet Volt, and as our guest this week he'll be able to tell us what it really costs to build an EV and where that expense originates. Of course, we'll also be getting into the hottest topics in the news including a discussion about what impact the 2012 election results will have on the auto industry. Joining John McElroy to talk about this and a whole lot more is the Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo, and Joe White from The Wall Street Journal.

AAH #170 - Taking the Pulse of the Ad Biz

Oct 27, 2012 1:01:19

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This week the Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo, takes the helm, and it's time to talk auto advertising. And, we've got one of the marketing world's seasoned veterans to offer his expert opinion. Mark LaNeve was the marketing chief for General Motors before going to Allstate and now he's back, fully enveloped in the automotive world, as the COO for Team Detroit, Ford's advertising agency. We'll talk about some of the very best examples of car ads out there right now and find out what agencies are turning out the most engaging creative. On hand to offer her opinion as well is friend of the show Jean Halliday from AutoAdOpolis.

AAH #169 - And Hau!

Oct 20, 2012 1:00:59

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One of the most anticipated cars over the last few years has been the Ford Focus ST. Well, this hot hatch is finally gracing the Autoline studios, and as if that weren't enough, we're also joined by Ford's gearhead supreme, Hau Thai-Tang, Vice President of Engineering and Global Product Development. Suffice it to say, we won't be lacking for topics. Plus, John McElroy and Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, will discuss the news of the week including A123's bankruptcy. Which EV companies could be next? All that and much more on this week's rip-roaring installment of Autoline After Hours.

AAH #168 - Debunking All Those Ethanol Myths

Oct 13, 2012 1:11:00

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When you fill your tank up with E85, are you burning food for fuel? Don't biofuels take more energy to produce than we get out of them? Candace Wheeler is GM's foremost fuels expert, and she'll be in studio to answer all of your questions. And, don't fret, you'll get the panel's reaction to the latest news to cross the transom including the baffling appointment at the Cadillac brand. We'll discuss why GM chose an executive with no car experience to run this critical luxury division. Plus, NASCAR's smash 'n' crash races look increasingly stupid, so what should be done? Joining John McElroy to talk about all these topics and much more is Peter De Lorenzo, the one and only Autoextremist, and Drew Winter from WardsAuto.

Autoline LIVE from the Paris Motor Show

Oct 6, 2012 59:17

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While AAH is off the air this week, please enjoy this encore presentation of our Paris Motor Show coverage. Join John McElroy for a personal tour of the Mondial de l’Automobile with guests such as Johan de Nysschen, the man who has been challenged to transform Infiniti into a competitive global brand. John also talks to Jim O'Sullivan and gets a peek at the brand new Mazda6, including a version we won't see in the U.S. Plus a look at some of the coolest French concept and production cars to debut at the show. What is the best looking concept at this year's exhibition? McElroy gives you his answer. All that and way, way more.

AAH #167 - Another Night NOT in Paris

Sep 29, 2012 1:02:02

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While the rest of the Autoline crew is hard at work in Paris, we lucky stiffs get to observe from afar. With the Autoextremist leading the charge, we'll take a look at the most important reveals from the 2012 Paris Motor Show so far. The Maserati Levante, Porsche's new Panamera wagon concept, the Opel Adam, Jaguar F-Type and VW Golf are all on the docket. Plus, we'll discuss the rough week had by EV makers like Fisker and Tesla. Joining Peter De Lorenzo to talk about all these topics and much more are Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design and Production and Jim Hall, majordomo of 2953 Analytics.

AAH #166 - Keep on Truckin', Ram Truckin'

Sep 22, 2012 1:07:54

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The buck stops here, or at least the truck on this week’s episode of Autoline After Hours. Host John McElroy’s special guest is Mike Cairns from Ram. They’ll dive to the deepest depths of Chrysler’s recently refreshed pickup, talking about design, engineering and more. Joining the discussion is Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, as well as Mark Phelan, ace reporter from the Detroit Free Press. Aside from the new Ram 1500, the troupe will also discuss John’s impressions of the all-electric CODA sedan, Peter’s take on Ford’s brand-new Fusion and an advertising masterpiece, the latest Volkswagen commercial. All that and much, much more.

AAH #165 - No Lack at Cadillac

Sep 15, 2012 1:09:53

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Cadillac calls itself “The New Standard of the World” while BMW claims to be “The Ultimate Driving Machine.” That’s all marketing. When it comes down to building the vehicles that can live up to the hype, these top dogs turn to their engineers. This week’s guest, David Leone, the Chief Engineer for Cadillac, has the not-insignificant task of meeting and exceeding the “Standard.” We’ll be asking him how Cadillac plans to knock BMW off the top perch. As usual, you can expect us to take a dive into the biggest news of the week as well. It looks like Mark Fields may just be the executive to succeed Alan Mulally at Ford, and John has some impressions of the powerful Porsche 911 he’s been testing. Joining John McElroy in studio is his After Hours co-host Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and Gary Vasilash of Automotive Design and Production!

AAH #164 - Let a Broker Buy Your Next Car

Sep 8, 2012 1:13:05

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Like it has everything else, you would think the Information Age would have by now worked its magic on the car buying experience. Depending who you ask, it has … maybe. But there is still a lot of confusion over how to negotiate the best deal. How do you know whether you’re getting a fair price or whether you’re being taken for a ride? This week’s guest has been an auto broker for more than 20 years. Now Isaac Bouchard has authored the new ebook, “Car Buying Tips Guide.” We’ll ask him how the average person can improve his or her buying experience. And, whether they should skip the showroom altogether and go through a broker like Isaac. Of course you can expect us to delve into the hot topics of the week as well. Joining John McElroy in studio is his After Hours partner in crime Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and Steve Finlay of WardsAuto Dealer Business!

AAH #163 - Toyota's All-American

Sep 1, 2012 1:01:34

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Toyotas are bland, right? That's the wrap. And for a long time it's been hard to disagree, but the new Toyota Avalon shows that this company really can turn out compelling cars. So, we asked the Chief Engineer of the Avalon, Randy Stephens, to park one in our studio while we talked to him about this, the first Toyota passenger car to be designed, engineered and manufactured in the U.S. In addition, you know that we'll get into the biggest news of the week including the continued "brain drain" at GM. John McElroy will also have some driving impressions to share of the Cadillac XTS. Joining John in studio is his After Hours cohort Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist!

AAH #162 - Camaro ZL-Wow!

Aug 25, 2012 56:43

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On this week's episode of Autoline After Hours we welcome Al Oppenheiser, Chief Engineer of the Chevrolet Camaro. He has a shiny new ZL1 convertible to pull into the studio and we have a lot to ask him about that hot new car. Plus, we get into Peter De Lorenzo's latest rants and John offers his styling critique on the 2013 Honda Accord. All that and much, much more!

AAH #161 - Rollin' on Woodward

Aug 18, 2012 58:03

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This week Autoline After Hours goes retro from the site of the world's largest one-day automotive event, The Woodward Dream Cruise. Crowds and cars will be populating the sidewalks and parking lots as many of the 40,000 classics get Woodward Avenue warmed up for the big day. And, we'll give you a much-coveted curbside position, plus we'll even go for a cruise down Woodward! John McElroy and Peter De Lorenzo are joined by a host of special guests such as: "the man who knows too much," Jim Hall, Ken Lingenfelter from Lingenfelter Performance Engineering and Mark Phelan from the Detroit Free Press, as well as executives from our friends at MOPAR along with their most tricked-out rides.

AAH #160 - Old Blood and Guts

Aug 11, 2012 1:07:21

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Each summer, nearly every major automaker makes its way to northern Michigan for a conference called the Management Briefing Seminars (MBS) and organized by the Center for Automotive Research. John McElroy and Michelle Krebs from Edmunds were both in Traverse City for the event and they'll be in studio to explain some of the news that broke and why it's such a well-attended conference. They, along with Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, will also be discussing some of the big news coming out of the industry this week including Dodge ditching NASCAR and the National Governors Auto Caucus announced at MBS. Plus, we'll welcome Karl Brauer from TotalCarScore.com who will join the discussion via Skype from Camarillo, California.

AAH #159 - In Big Ed's House

Aug 4, 2012 1:01:05

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This week our webcast goes where no webcast has gone before as our camera gets into the highly guarded, super-secretive GM Design Center. We’ll give you a walking tour of the facilities guided by none other than the man himself, Ed Welburn, GM Vice President of Global Design. John McElroy and Peter De Lorenzo will get an inside look at the creative heart of GM including the Color and Trim Studio, the company’s high-tech Virtual Reality room as well as Bill Mitchell’s historic garage populated with iconic cars like the Mako Shark concept. Join us for an intimate look into the design rock stars’ playground and a discussion about how GM’s past is informing the cars of the future.

AAH #158 - Lutz LIVE

Jul 28, 2012 59:51

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How do you find the proper title for a man like Bob Lutz? In the end, there’s really only one choice: Automotive Icon. He’s been everywhere from BMW to Ford to GM to Lotus, and he hasn’t quit yet. This week, he gives Autoline After Hours the unique honor to visit his farm where we’ll get to tour his extensive collection of automobiles and motorcycles. For the man who could own just about anything, what does he choose to keep in his garage? We’ll find out. But, we won’t let him go without asking what he thinks of the state of GM now that he’s no longer the much-vaunted vice chairman. And, is Lotus going to survive? On hand to do the hard work of hanging out with the ultimate car guy is John McElroy and Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist.

AAH #157 - Inside GM Marketing

Jul 21, 2012 1:01:02

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This week we're getting inside the head of General Motors' marketing chief, Joel Ewanick. We'll be asking him what sort of message GM plans to get out to the world as it continues its uphill battle to shake the "Government Motors" moniker. What advertising is one the horizon? Why did GM pull out of the Super Bowl? Is there a value to social media? Joining John McElroy in the studio is Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist.

AAH #156 - 2012 Automotive Draft

Jul 14, 2012 1:42:02

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They’re on the clock…almost. This week the Autoline After Hours studio transforms into Draft Central as the show conducts its second-annual Automotive Draft. If you recall last year’s event, John McElroy led a contingent of four “team owners” — made up of his colleagues from the auto press — in choosing the executives who would lead their own car companies. This year’s automotive draft is bigger, better and even has its own ESPN-like “Draft Reporter” — Ms. Tiffany Stone — who will try her best to moderate the show’s returning Draft analysts, Mark Phelan from the Detroit Free Press and Scott Burgess from AOL Autos. Join John McElroy from Dymaxion Motors, Jim Hall from Automobiles Bistango, Michelle Krebs and her team Edmunds iMobility, Drew Winter and New America Motors along with Todd Lassa and Jaeger Motor Car Company and see who they choose during the seven rounds of the 2012 AAH Automotive Draft.

AAH #155 - ATS … the Movies

Jun 30, 2012 1:00:14

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When Richard Hollingshead invented the drive-in theatre he knew he was combining two passions that would go great together. And, while drive-ins may not be as popular as they once were, cars and movies just keep cruising on and on. As you’ve probably guessed by now, that’s the subject of this week’s show. We’ll talk about the classics like “Vanishing Point” as well as films you might not associate with cars like “Body Heat.” Plus, we’ll get into some non-Hollywood topics such as Cadillac’s struggle to take on BMW with the ATS. To discuss all this and much more, Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, is joined by Todd Lassa from Motor Trend and Jim Hall from 2953 Analytics.

AAH #154 - 15th Anniversary Party

Jun 23, 2012 56:57

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Celebrate 15 years of Autoline on this week’s edition of After Hours! We’re having a party to commemorate our anniversary and you’re invited alongside some of our illustrious guests including: Mustafa Mohatarem, General Motors’ Chief Economist; Mark Fields, the President, Americas of Ford; and author Margery Krevsky with a couple of her “Sirens of Chrome.” We’ll be talking about some of the changes we’ve seen in the industry over the last decade and a half, and we’ll take a look back at some of the notable interviews we’ve conducted over time. Have a listen or sit down and watch this very special edition of Autoline After Hours!

AAH #153 - More Boost than Boast

Jun 9, 2012 1:19:06

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On this week’s show, “father knows best” and in this case the patriarch we’re talking to is none other than the “father” of the very successful Ford EcoBoost technology. Dan Kapp is the Director of Ford Powertrain Research and Advanced, and we’ll be asking him what’s next for EcoBoost and what other powertrain goodies he’s working on for the Blue Oval. As you can guess, we’ll be getting into the news of the week including management shifts for Audi and Infiniti and the move of Road and Track magazine from its historic home in Newport Beach, California to Ann Arbor, Michigan. To discuss these topics and much more, John McElroy is joined by Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and Alisa Priddle from the Detroit Free Press.

AAH #152 - Vapor Lock

Jun 2, 2012 1:02:57

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On the docket this week: is the Toyota sales recovery the real deal? Chevrolet drops the Super Bowl and teams up with Manchester United (they play the other kind of football) to hopefully cement the bowtie as an international brand. Plus, we'll take a stroll down memory lane to remember the Chevrolet Corvair, the classic in the studio today. To discuss these topics and way, way more, Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, is joined by Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design and Production and Scott Burgess from AOL Autos.

AAH #151 - Ding, Dong! The Buick Guy's Here

May 26, 2012 1:11:25

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When the dust cleared from GM's restructuring, many were surprised to see Buick and GMC left standing. The former had become known for its 50-and-older demographic while the latter appeared to exist for the sole purpose of rebadging Chevrolet trucks. This week's guest is Craig Bierly, the Director of Buick and GMC Advertising and Promotions. We'll be asking him what he's doing to market two brands that are more important than they have been in a long time. In particular, is Buick making a mistake by targeting a younger demographic that wants fun-to-drive cars instead of sticking to its knitting (so to speak)? To discuss this and the news of the week, John McElroy is joined in studio by co-host Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design and Production.

AAH #150 - Hitting 150 with Ralph Gilles

May 19, 2012 1:06:07

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There's no doubt that one of the most hotly anticipated cars to rise from the ashes of the Detroit auto implosion is the 2013 SRT Viper. On this week's show, we get down to brass tacks and talk to the man behind the two-seat beast. And, that man is none other than the President and CEO of the SRT Brand, Ralph Gilles. We'll be getting all of the details about the fierce new snake, where the SRT brand is going, and we'll ask what we can expect next from Chrysler's rising star. To discuss this and more, John McElroy is joined in studio by co-host Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and Chris Paukert from Autoblog.

AAH #149 - Graceful Directional Stabilizers

May 12, 2012 1:12:36

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Engines of Change is the new book by Paul Ingrassia. In it he names the 15 cars he thinks have had the biggest impact on American society and culture. Paul is our guest this week in the AAH studio, and this conversation is could be a big debate! What 15 cars would you pick? Plus, you know we’ll be digging deep into the hot topics of the week including Dan Akerson blaming Detroit’s downfall on the car guys. To discuss this and way, way more, John McElroy is joined in studio by co-host Peter De Lorenzo, the one and only Autoextremist, and Todd Lassa from Motor Trend and Motor Trend Classic.

Autoline After Hours 148 - Inside Ford's Technological Sandbox

May 5, 2012 1:16:05

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TechShop is for doers. If you want to make something with your own two hands and you don’t have the thousands of dollars to spend on a top-of-the-line workshop, then this is the place for you. Think of it as a gym membership for the DIY crowd. Now, TechShop, in partnership with Ford, will become an incubation lab for new ideas that will fuel R and D. To get to the bottom of this, we’ll talk to the man who’s behind this new plan, Bill Coughlin, President and CEO of Ford Global Technologies. Plus, you can bet we’ll be getting to the news of the week including a rundown of what companies kicked ass in April sales and which companies got their asses kicked. Also, we’ll talk about which companies are doing a beautiful job building their brands and which ones don’t seem to have a clue. John McElroy is joined in studio by co-host Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and Charlie Vogelheim from Digital Air Strike.

Autoline After Hours 147 - Beijing Boats

Apr 28, 2012 58:30

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Let's take a moment to stop and think about who the auto industry really should be targeting. In an age when Facebook seems to be more important to 16-year-olds than cruising on a Saturday night, could Gen Y actually spell the death of the automobile as we know it? After all, how critical is car design to a generation that cares very little about automobile culture? Now, spin the globe and take a close look at China -- the vehicle manufacturers sure are. There's no mistaking the fact that this burgeoning market is critically important to every automaker. But, at what point do the car companies start to lose their focus as they work to cater to the every need of the Chinese consumer? We'll tackle these issues and much more in this week's edition of AAH. Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, is in the driver's seat tonight, and he's joined by Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design and Production and Frank Markus from Motor Trend.

Autoline After Hours 146 - Tin Whiskers? Ha!

Apr 21, 2012 1:03:51

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This week host John McElroy is joined in the AAH studio by his partner in crime, Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist. Their special guest is Art Spinella from CNW Marketing Research. He always has fascinating insight about vehicles and what's going on in the car market. Some of the topics up for discussion include the redesign of two American icons, the Chevrolet Corvette and the Ford Mustang and the real cause of unintended acceleration.

Autoline After Hours 145 - Mao More than Ever

Apr 14, 2012 1:17:03

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What good is design these days? If fuel efficiency is our master, shouldn't the wind tunnel have final say over every car's silhouette? We'd wager that this week's special guest disagrees with that statement. David Rand was GM's Executive Director of Global Advanced Design, and he's most-recently back from a stint as Brand Director for Design at Changan Automobile Co. in China. We'll ask him why design that stands out from the crowd is important. And, of course, we'll have to take a moment to mark the passing of Ferdinand Porsche who designed the Porsche 901, which became the 911. To talk about all this and a whole lot more, John McElroy is joined in studio by Peter De Lorenzo the Autoextremist and analyst extraordinaire, Jim Hall of 2953 Analytics.

Autoline After Hours 144 - It's Cool to be at Katz's

Apr 7, 2012 1:06:37

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All of the biggest car news this week was in the city that doesn't sleep and so were we! For the first time ever, Autoline After Hours comes to you from New York City, and it's courtesy of our good friends and Katz's famous delicatessen. We're broadcasting from their historical eatery, and we're ready to gab about all the latest automotive issues. John McElroy will be joined by AAH alum Jason Vines as well as naming expert Nina Beckhardt from, where else, The Naming Group.

Autoline After Hours 143 - I Am the Master Cylinder

Mar 31, 2012 1:04:37

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If you wanted to assemble your ideal car from existing components, what engine would you use? Who would craft the interior? How about the transmission? On tonight's show, we'll talk about the auto industry's "magical ingredients," and we'll find out what guest host Peter De Lorenzo would put into his car, the Bandini. Plus, guest Mark Phelan just reviewed the Turbo and Hybrid versions of the Porsche Panamera in the Detroit Free Press, so we'll talk about this misunderstood car and what it means for the company. Also in house to talk about all this and a whole lot more are Charlie Vogelheim from ResponseLogix and Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design and Production magazine.

Autoline After Hours 142 - Turn it up to '12

Mar 24, 2012 1:07:13

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It’s time for another episode of Autoline After Hours! Host John McElroy will be joined by Frank Markus of Motor Trend as well as Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design and Production magazine. Together, these three mus-car-teers will delve into the top news stories from the past week, including Chevrolet delaying the Camaro ZL1, BMW missing fuel-economy targets on its latest 3 Series and Consumer Reports panning the Fisker Karma. In addition to these hot-button topics, they’ll also cover everything Mopar. The brand’s president and CEO, Pietro Gorlier, is this week’s special guest, and he’ll be pulling the special Mopar 12 Chrysler 300 right into the AAH studio. We’ll be asking him how he’s working to build Mopar into a strong, credible brand. And we’ll want to know: how does Chrysler balance the strengths of Mopar and SRT?

Autoline After Hours 141 - Inside an "American Icon"

Mar 16, 2012 1:04:14

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Get an inside peek at all the fights and controversy behind Ford's epic turnaround at the hands of Alan Mulally. This week's guest is Bryce Hoffman, the author of "American Icon," which is all about what went on behind the scenes during Ford's restructuring. We'll also get into the news of the week including the DeltaWing race car's debut with Nissan behind the wheel. Audi's bid for Ducati and its luxury motorcycles. And, the appointment of Ferdinand Piech's wife to Volkswagen's board of directors. Plus, we'll announce a chance to win a copy of "American Icon" so stay tuned for details. Joining John McElroy in studio to discuss all this and a whole lot more is Peter De Lorenzo the Autoextremist.

Autoline After Hours 140 - In Search of Josef Ganz

Mar 10, 2012 1:09:28

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Get ready for a fascinating episode of Autoline After Hours. We’ll talk to a man who claims Hitler stole the idea for the Volkswagen Beetle from a Jewish engineer. Paul Schilperoord is the author of "The Extraordinary Life of Josef Ganz" and we'll ask him about the facts behind this obscure bit of history. Of course we'll have a few other items on our agenda including a discussion of electric cars: do they have a promising future or are they already a sales flop? Plus we'll get into the intriguing blank sheet design of the Mazda CX-5, which John McElroy drove around Laguna Seca last week. Joining John in studio to discuss these burning topics and a whole lot more are Peter De Lorenzo the Autoextremist and David Kiley from AOL Autos.

Autoline After Hours 139 - The Replacements

Mar 3, 2012 1:05:27

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It's Renzo at the reigns this week as the Autoextremist takes over the Autoline airwaves. McElroy is out of town driving some of the latest and greatest cars, meanwhile Peter De Lorenzo is here in Motown with some of your Autoline After Hours favorites: Jim Hall, the man who knew too much from 2953 Analytics, and Scott Burgess, formerly of The Detroit News, and now of AOL Autos. They'll be discussing all of the biggest automotive news to bubble to the surface this week. GM and PSA ink a deal to partner up in Europe. Chrysler's former chief, Tom LaSorda takes over at Fisker. Ferrari takes the wraps off its fastest car ever, the F12 Berlinetta; can you say "wow"? All that and much, much more in this week's rip-roaring edition of AAH!

Autoline After Hours 138 - I'm Gonna Build Me an Engine

Feb 25, 2012 1:09:43

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Meet the man who hand-built your Corvette's engine. No Corvette? How about a Camaro? Rob Nichols is the supervisor of GM's Wixom Performance Build Center so get ready for some horsepower worship. As usual we'll get into the news of the week including a possible partnership between GM and PSA; the bailout bashing that the Republican presidential candidates are doling out; and Mazda's struggle to survive. Plus, we've got the brand new Prius V in studio, and we'll explain why it's not easy being green. All that and more with John McElroy and Peter De Lorenzo the Autoextremist as well as guest panelist Todd Lassa from Motor Trend!

Autoline After Hours 137 - I Want to Drive Your Business Case

Feb 18, 2012 57:21

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This week a fierce-looking Falcon swoops into our studio. Specifically the Falcon F7, an exotic sports car made right here in Michigan. We'll be talking to the owner of Falcon Motorsports, Jeff Lemke, who also happens to be the designer of this boutique supercar. Of course we'll also get into all the top news of the week including GM's profits (and losses) in 2011, Europe's languishing EV sales and Bob King's call for UAW protests. All this and more with John McElroy and Peter De Lorenzo the Autoextremist.

Autoline After Hours 136 - Oh My God, it's Michael Paratore!

Feb 11, 2012 1:06:17

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This week it’s all about auto ads, and we’re bringing in the automotive advertising queen to help us get down to the heart of the matter. Jean Halliday is the voice behind AutoAdOpolis, and we’re sure she has some opinions to share about the big Super Bowl ad event. We’ll also get into the news of the week and that includes the Chicago Auto Show, and we’ll discuss the implications of the Ford management changes that went down this week. All this and more with John McElroy and Peter De Lorenzo the Autoextremist.

Autoline After Hours 135 - Uh-Oh for Opel

Feb 4, 2012 1:07:54

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This week we're joined by Chris Preuss, Executive Vice President at Hill and Knowlton Strategies and former chief of OnStar and former VP of GM communications. Suffice it to say, you can expect a lively discussion. Per usual we'll get into the news of the week including the strong sales numbers in the first month of 2012, brash Chinese rip-offs and the 50th anniversary of 24 Hours of Daytona. We'll also talk about whether Opel has any chance at all of surviving. All this and more with John McElroy and Peter De Lorenzo the Autoextremist.

Autoline After Hours 134 - London Calling

Jan 21, 2012 1:12:08

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This week we're going to resist the temptation to polish up our Cockney accents, but we might just call our special guest "guv'nah" since he's Skyping in live from the UK. Karl Ludvigsen is an independent motor industry consultant and all-around car guy. He also wrote the well-known book "Porsche: Excellence was Expected." On the docket tonight, we'll discuss some European goings on. Who will Fiat merge with? How will GM save Opel? Also we'll talk about Audi's new Traffic Jam Assist technology -- a very real step toward automotive autonomy. All this and much more with John McElroy and Peter De Lorenzo the Autoextremist. Cheerio!

Autoline After Hours 133 - Katz's and Cars

Jan 14, 2012 1:11:58

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This week it's all auto show all the time as we talk about the best and the worst of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. On hand to help us spot the trends and discuss all the nitty-gritty no one should know is Jim Hall of 2953 Analytics. All this and more with John McElroy and Peter De Lorenzo the Autoextremist.

Autoline After Hours 132 - On with the Show

Jan 7, 2012 57:39

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This week we're getting the inside dirt on the North American International Auto Show, or as we prefer to call it: the Detroit Auto Show. Our guests are Bill Perkins, the NAIAS Chairman and Rod Alberts, the Executive Director for NAIAS. We'll be asking them if things have really changed down at Cobo Center. Are unions still ripping everyone off? Can we expect any more fights with the Detroit City Council? Of course, with the big show only a few short days away, we'll be talking a lot about what we can expect to see at the show with major reveals from Cadillac, Lincoln, Dodge, Acura, Ford, and more. To discuss these stories and more, John McElroy is joined in studio by Peter De Lorenzo the Autoextremist.

Autoline After Hours 131 - And To All a Good Night - 2011

Dec 24, 2011 1:03:07

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This week Santa Welch is comin’ to town … and Santa De Lorenzo and Santa McElroy for that matter. And, like old Kris Kringle, all three of our panelists have taken a look back at the year and decided which automakers have been naughty and which have been nice. In this special episode — the last of 2011 already — our three esteemed panelists will dole out presents for some folks and dirty lumps of coal for others. John McElroy is joined by his cohort Peter De Lorenzo and David Welch of Bloomberg.

Autoline After Hours 130 - Three Men, Twelve Tacos

Dec 17, 2011 1:02:15

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This week the Autoextremist gets behind the wheel while John McElroy is in Texas driving the new Chevy Malibu Eco. And, as we close in on 2012, we'll be taking a look back at some of the biggest automotive stories of 2011 with Scott Burgess of The Detroit News and Todd Lassa from Motor Trend. As usual we'll also get into the news of the week including China's import tariffs on U.S. cars, Acura's attempt to become relevant again, and the NTSB's recommendation to ban all cell phone use in cars. All this and more with the man himself, Peter De Lorenzo.

Autoline After Hours 129 - Problems, Problems, Problems

Dec 10, 2011 1:00:46

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This week we plan to have a quality discussion, that is, a discussion about quality. As you know, we've taken exception to the way Consumer Reports evaluates cars for its quality ratings. Well, our guest on this show knows a thing about automotive evaluation since he runs the website, TrueDelta.com. We'll be asking Michael Karesh if he thinks Consumer Reports' methodology is sound. As always we'll be getting into the news of the week: the Chevrolet Volt issue is still burning hot, drama goes down between Nissan and the UAW and Aptera calls it quits. To discuss these stories and more, John McElroy is joined in studio by Peter De Lorenzo the Autoextremist.

Autoline After Hours 128 - Get the Lead Out and the LED In

Dec 3, 2011 1:05:04

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This week we ask the question: does Detroit's culture nurture or choke off entrepreneurial thinking? We'll be getting into this discussion with our special guest, Michael Pickholz, an engineer and inventor. And, as always, we'll discuss the latest news coming out of the automotive world. Chevy Volts are catching on fire, but did NHTSA follow proper safety procedures? Laura Soave is out as head of Fiat after sales of the 500 fail to meet goals set forth by Sergio Marchionne. Plus, we'll touch on some of the announcements coming out of the Tokyo Motor Show. To discuss these stories and more, John McElroy is joined in studio by Peter De Lorenzo the Autoextremist.

Autoline After Hours 127 - A Peek Inside the Petersen

Nov 19, 2011 1:02:48

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This week we're in a very different time zone. Since John McElroy and the crew are in Los Angeles for the LA Auto Show, they've decided to pay a visit to the famous Petersen Automotive Museum and meet the collection's curator, Leslie Kendall. They'll also talk to John Clinard, formerly of Ford West Coast Communications, but perhaps more well known for the event he helped create in California: Cars and Coffee. We'll learn a whole lot about that, find out what's new at the Petersen and much more on this week's show.

Autoline After Hours 126 - Revenge ... Revenge!

Nov 12, 2011 1:02:36

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First he accused GM of “Kill(ing) the Electric Car.” Then he took “Revenge” and got buddy-buddy with the giant company that created the Chevrolet Volt. But Chris Paine, director of the new documentary, “Revenge of the Electric Car,” hasn’t faced off against our resident EV skeptics. This week John McElroy and Peter De Lorenzo will attempt to navigate the EV hype and get down to the heart of the matter: are electric cars really here to stay? Of course we’ll get into the top news of the week as well: GM earnings disappoint, experts are sounding the overcapacity alarm in China and Lexus is calling it quits on the HS 250h. All that and much more on this week’s show.

Autoline After Hours 125 - CUE Up Everybody, CUE Up

Nov 5, 2011 1:03:51

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This week we're wondering if the iPhone has met its automotive match. Designed by our guest, Stuart Norris, Cadillac CUE is the infotainment system that promises to simplify a user's experience while offering the smart phone features people have come to expect. It will begin arriving in 2012, and we'll be asking Stuart what he thinks puts CUE ahead of the competition and how it will avoid the quality problems plaguing MyFord Touch. To discuss this and more, John McElroy is joined in studio by Peter De Lorenzo the Autoextremist.

Autoline After Hours 124 - Ashtrays and Paper Cups

Oct 29, 2011 1:10:58

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This week we’re calling Consumer Reports to the mat. As far as we’re concerned, their automotive testing is second to none, but when it comes to quality ratings: bogus. Much has been made of Ford’s plummeting status in the latest survey, but we’ll talk about whether the folks in Dearborn have to start worrying or not. We’ll also get into the news of the week including the third quarter financial results. Plus we want to talk about what we, including one of our viewers, think the next generation of Mustang could look like. To discuss this and more, John McElroy is joined in studio by Peter De Lorenzo the Autoextremist and Charlie Vogelheim from ResponseLogix.

Autoline After Hours 123 - Scion Swings for the Fences

Oct 22, 2011 1:13:30

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This week we're thinking small. Micro actually. Our special guest for this episode is Jack Hollis, the Vice President of Scion. We'll be talking about the pint-sized iQ and whether it could be the car that gets the brand's mojo back. We'll also get into the news of the week including the Indy race that never should have been run. To discuss this and more, John McElroy is joined in studio by Peter De Lorenzo the Autoextremist and Michelle Krebs from Edmunds.com.

Autoline After Hours 122 - It's the Water, Stupid

Oct 15, 2011 1:11:18

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This week the AAH crew is back from its hiatus and on location in the new studio. We'll be making up for lost time, discussing some of the biggest stories we missed. Cerberus' Bob Nardelli ran his mouth off about the Chrysler-Fiat partnership and had to issue a humiliating retraction. The guy who triggered the Nardelli backlash? None other than After Hours alumus Jason Vines. Also, the Big Three contract negotiations seem to point to the fact that the UAW is in fact running scared. And, some happy news for the Motor City, the Detroit Grand Prix will return in 2012. To discuss this and more, John McElroy is joined in studio by Peter De Lorenzo the Autoextremist with a special appearance by Mr. GreatNoRoCo himself, Roaster Jack a purveyor of fine coffee and a Buick enthusiast.

Autoline After Hours 121 - Leaving Livonia

Oct 1, 2011 1:00:20

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This week we talk UAW and all the other top automotive news of the week. Joe Szczesny from The Oakland Press, joins John McElroy and Autoextremist Peter De Lorenzo for a discussion about where negotiations will go with Ford and Chrysler. Watch this week's show for your weekly dose of unscripted, unapproved, unusually frank discussion on Autoline After Hours!

Autoline After Hours 120 - From Clay to Concept

Sep 24, 2011 1:08:32

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This week the topic is wood. Sorta kinda. Actually, we'll be touching on the very special wood that went into the new Cadillac Ciel concept, and we'll be talking with none other than Clay Dean, the Director of North America Advanced Design for GM. We'll be asking him where the future of Cadillac and other GM design is going in the next few years, and we'll see if we can talk him into letting us test drive Cadillac's new über-sedan -- but somehow we doubt it. To discuss this and more, John McElroy is joined in studio by Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and Scott Burgess from The Detroit News.

Autoline After Hours 119 - Alfa-Bet Soup

Sep 17, 2011 1:08:15

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This week the Autoextremist hijacks the Autoline airwaves while John is in Frankfurt for the big auto show. Speaking of the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung, we’ll be getting into a Frankfurt post-mortem including the invasion of tiny slo-mo EVs from VW, Opel and Audi and the Jeep Grand Cherokee-based Maserati Kubang. We’ll also discuss the NADA’s lobbying effort against upcoming fuel regulations, and we’ll talk about whether we’ll see watered down rules if Obama loses the White House. Also, Coda’s EV will be the first (almost) Chinese vehicle to enter the American market. And, Chevrolet will be aiming the next-generation Corvette at younger buyers — will it work? To discuss this and more, Peter De Lorenzo is joined in studio by Sharon Terlep of the Wall Street Journal and Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design and Production.

Autoline After Hours 118 - Bulli for Volkswagen!

Sep 10, 2011 1:08:11

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This week we're coming in with our shoes shined and ready for inspection because we've invited the man in charge of quality for Volkswagen, Bentley, Lamborghini and Audi. Marc Trahan is the Executive Vice President, Group Quality, VW of America and if you want to know how the company is going to maintain its commitment to quality while growing to become the largest automaker in the world, this is the man to ask. To discuss this and more, John McElroy is joined in studio by Peter De Lorenzo of Autoextremist.com and Todd Lassa from Motor Trend.

Autoline After Hours 117 - Hey, You're Not Clay!

Sep 3, 2011 1:05:31

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This week we invite a former After Hours regular to join us for our automotive bull session. David Welch from Bloomberg Businessweek will be stopping by to talk about all the latest controversies in the auto industry. One thing we want to know: why are Ford and Cadillac tipping their hands in future design direction? The Cadillac Ciel and, most recently, the Ford Evos are beautiful concepts that signal where these brands are headed, but doesn't that give the competition an edge? We'll be getting into other news of the week as well including a surprising sales story from GM and the ongoing UAW negotiations. To discuss all of this and more, John McElroy is joined in studio by His Extremeness, Peter De Lorenzo of Autoextremist.com.

Autoline After Hours 116 - Goatees and Fancy Scarves

Aug 27, 2011 1:00:51

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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.

Autoline After Hours 115 - Woodward Ave. After Hours 2011

Aug 20, 2011 1:00:22

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This week "Autoline After Hours" goes retro from the site of the world's largest one-day automotive event, The Woodward Dream Cruise. Crowds and cars will be populating the sidewalks and parking lots as many of the 40,000 classics get Woodward Avenue warmed up for the big day. Join John McElroy and Peter De Lorenzo along with special guests such as: -Detroit News Auto Critic Scott Burgess -The "men who know too much" Jim Hall and his twin brother Bob Hall -Executives from Mopar and Bosch See the some fabulous classics and new customs like: -1953 Clean Diesel Corvette -Fatchance 2.0 Chrysler 300 -Mopar Challenger Drag Pak -JK8 Independence Jeep -Plus, all the Woodward cruisers!

Autoline After Hours 114 - In Search of Studio X

Aug 13, 2011 1:17:58

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This week we peer into the future of automotive design with the Vice President of Global Design for GM, Ed Welburn. We’ll be finding out more about the upcoming Cadillac XTS and ATS cars. And as the push for massive CAFE increases looms, we’ll get Ed’s take: does aero-optimization destroy expressive styling? We’ll also find out how GM studios around the globe compete to design vehicles the company has in the pipeline. We’ll also discuss John’s sneak peek at future Lincoln product and get into details of the brand’s turnaround plan. John McElroy is joined in studio by the one and only Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo.

Autoline After Hours 113 - A Primer on Painting

Aug 6, 2011 1:05:40

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This week it's time to don your beret and painting smock because our guest is an artist with a penchant for classic cars. David Snyder specializes in recreating automotive tableaus -- dealerships, car shows, parking lots -- in such meticulous detail that he even matches the original car paint exactly. We'll be learning what he does to make his paintings so realistic. Of course you can also count on a heated discussion of the news of the week including all the latest from the MBS conference in Traverse City, Michigan. Sergio Marchionne is warning about China; Bob King is aiming to organize suppliers; John DeCicco says battery electric vehicles are barely better than turbo diesels in reducing emissions. But, perhaps the biggest news: Wall Street is melting down today. Could the auto companies feel the brunt of the decline? John McElroy is joined in studio by the one and only Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo.

Autoline After Hours 112 - Time Vampire

Jul 30, 2011 1:05:30

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This week get ready to be "electrified" and you'll be "shocked" at how much it's going to cost the industry. Our two guests will both be talking about the future CAFE standards that automakers are going to have to meet in the U.S. Jay Baron is the Chairman, President and CEO of the Center for Automotive Research (CAR). According to CAR's findings, in order to meet future fuel economy requirements, prices of cars are going to skyrocket. We'll be asking what cost the regulations will have on jobs. We'll also be asking what technologies will enable us to meet those requirements, and clearly our next guest has part of that answer. Mark Perry is the Director of Product Planning and Strategy for Nissan, and he is intimately familiar with the all-electric Nissan LEAF. The company can't seem to get enough of these electric cars out the door, and we want to find out what's going on. John McElroy is joined in studio by the one and only Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo.

Autoline After Hours 111 - A New Kind of Car ... Industry

Jul 23, 2011 1:03:57

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This week can you say "Double Feature"? Join us for not one but two visionary guests. One of our guests wants to do away with the assembly line as we know it. Tom Crumm, the author of "What is Good for General Motors?", believes the future of manufacturing lies in the past when small teams built each car from start to finish. Crumm thinks this is a surefire way to rekindle the passion workers once had for their products. Speaking of passion, our other guest has plenty of it. Duncan Dayton is the owner of Highcroft Racing, which is involved in bringing the DeltaWing concept to race at Le Mans in 2012. He says this could be "one of the most significant developments in motor racing in 50 years." John McElroy is joined in studio by the one and only Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo.

Autoline After Hours 110 - Show and Telnack

Jul 16, 2011 1:08:05

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Who would make the perfect automotive CEO? What if Alan Mulally was already taken? How about a chief designer -- would you try and lure Ed Welburn away from GM? That's the game we're playing this week as we perform the first-annual Autoline After Hours Automotive Draft. Just as in fantasy football, we're assembling our top executive teams, and once a coveted executive has been picked, he or she is out of the running. Our team owners for the 2011 Draft are John McElroy from Dymaxion Motors, Peter De Lorenzo from Renzo Motors, Ed Lapham from DeWard Auto Group and Jim Hall from Automobiles Bistango. On site in our War Room will be Scott Burgess from The Detroit News and Mark Phelan from the Detroit Free Press with their play-by-play analysis of the draft picks. Our master of ceremonies will be none other than Frank Markus from Motor Trend. So tune in and get ready for the battle to begin; this is gonna be good!

Autoline After Hours 109 - 2011 Autoline After Hours Automotive Draft

Jul 2, 2011 1:07:01

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Who would make the perfect automotive CEO? What if Alan Mulally was already taken? How about a chief designer -- would you try and lure Ed Welburn away from GM? That's the game we're playing this week as we perform the first-annual Autoline After Hours Automotive Draft. Just as in fantasy football, we're assembling our top executive teams, and once a coveted executive has been picked, he or she is out of the running. Our team owners for the 2011 Draft are John McElroy from Dymaxion Motors, Peter De Lorenzo from Renzo Motors, Ed Lapham from DeWard Auto Group and Jim Hall from Automobiles Bistango. On site in our War Room will be Scott Burgess from The Detroit News and Mark Phelan from the Detroit Free Press with their play-by-play analysis of the draft picks. Our master of ceremonies will be none other than Frank Markus from Motor Trend. So tune in and get ready for the battle to begin; this is gonna be good!

Autoline After Hours 108 - Cue the Theremin Music

Jun 24, 2011 1:07:30

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This week we take an up-close peek at the next phase of transportation with our guest, Chris Borroni-Bird, the Director of Advanced Technology Vehicle Concepts for GM. We'll be getting into the details of the EN-V program and even take a ride in one of the futuristic concepts. GM's President of North America, Mark Reuss, suggested that an EN-V trial program could happen in Detroit, but what would it take to make that happen? As usual, we'll be getting into some of the hottest topics of the week. John McElroy is joined in studio by the one and only Autoextremist Peter De Lorenzo as well as Charlie Vogelheim from Intellichoice.com.

Autoline After Hours 107 - Good On Ya, Mate

Jun 18, 2011 1:04:06

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This week while we're enjoying some beers on the set, our special guest will just be having his first cup of coffee. That's because Peter Robinson, contributing editor for Wheels magazine, will be Skyping in all the way from the land down under -- a difference of 14 hours. We'll be asking him about the latest automotive issues in Australia and find out what Aussie-derived platforms we can expect stateside. We'll also get into the news of the week including California's EV mandate that says 5.5% of all vehicles sold must be EVs by 2018. Also, CAR says that reaching the CAFE goal of 62 MPG will cost an additional $4,000 - $9,000. John McElroy is joined in studio by the one and only Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo.

Autoline After Hours 106 - We are Going to Clean Their Socks

Jun 11, 2011 1:21:33

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This week we welcome Francois Castaing who was the VP of Vehicle Engineering at Chrysler back when the company was making boatloads of money. We'll ask him about what he's doing these days including his effort to raise money for the Detroit Science Center. As usual we'll be parsing the news of the week including GM's Dan Akerson, and the controversial comments he made about the Lincoln brand. We'll also find out why Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, is excited for the DeltaWing concept to come to Le Mans. John McElroy is also joined in studio by AAH founding member Jason Vines.

Autoline After Hours 105 - From Subaru to Saab

Jun 4, 2011 1:02:40

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This week we pose one very important question to Saab's U.S. COO, Tim Colbeck: how is this company going to survive? If the company is in fact manufacturing cars again, how are its dealers going to keep their heads above water while they wait for product to arrive in showrooms? And how is Saab going to get the message out to the world that it is alive and well? John McElroy and the Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo, will also talk about the news of the week including the announcement of Ford's three-cylinder EcoBoost engine. They'll also talk about why three pony cars outsold all hybrids in May, combined. All that and much more on this edition of Autoline After Hours.

Autoline After Hours 104 - The Malibu 500

May 28, 2011 1:09:35

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This week we get the skinny on some of Chevrolet's upcoming products as we talk to Russ Clark, the Product Marketing Director for the brand. In particular we'll be asking him about the next-gen Malibu, but we'll also be asking him about the news that the redesigned Impala will be built in Detroit. John McElroy and the Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo, will also be talking about the upcoming Indy 500 weekend, which marks the 100th anniversary of the race. They'll be talking about the four women who will be running on Sunday and how some of the big teams choked in qualification. John will also be joined in studio by Todd Lassa from Motor Trend.

Autoline After Hours 103 - Cacklefest

May 21, 2011 1:11:25

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This week we're talking about one of the best ways to have fun wasting fuel as well as all the boring ways to save as much gas as we can in a crisis. First we'll be getting into some drag racing talk with long-time Milan Dragway Track Announcer Michael G. Nastos. We'll talk about the emerging popularity of vintage drag racing, something called "Project 1320" and why the IRS is investigating the NHRA. In the meantime, a survey says most Americans want to get 62 miles per gallon. So why aren't hybrids that popular? While we're at it: why haven't CAFE regulations ever reduced our dependence on foreign oil? John McElroy is also joined in studio by the Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo, and auto journalist Jim McCraw.

Autoline After Hours 102 - Sirens of Chrome

May 14, 2011 59:06

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This week the AAH studio is transformed into a swinging boutique as we take a look back at the history of auto show models with author Margery Krevsky. Margery wrote the book "Sirens of Chrome," which details the transformation of models into knowledgeable product specialists. We'll be getting a look at some vintage outfits from the past 50 years, modeled by contemporary product specialists. These are the dresses that stood alongside cars such as John Lennon's Flower Power Rolls-Royce, the Ford Sunliner and Pontiac Firebird. Per usual, we'll also be getting into the news of the week. John McElroy is joined in studio by the Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo.

Autoline After Hours 101 - Burns, Baby, Burns

May 7, 2011 1:07:41

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This week in the After Hours bunker is Larry Burns the now-retired Vice President of Research and Development for General Motors. During his time at GM, Burns was an unflagging proponent of hydrogen propulsion, and we're going to ask him if fuel cells will ever catch on. Will we ever see a hydrogen infrastructure in this country? We'll get into the news of the week too including GM's whopping big earnings and talk about why hybrid sales are stagnate while the price of gas shoots sky high. John McElroy is joined in studio by the Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo as well as Frank Markus from Motor Trend.

Autoline After Hours 100 - A Classy Uni-Chassis

Apr 30, 2011 1:19:05

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This week we welcome Chris Theodore, the namesake of Theodore and Associates. Chris played key roles in the development of the Ford GT and the Dodge Viper. Now he's showing off what he calls Uni-Chassis, which will be aimed at EVs. He also has a goal of creating a $500 car. You read that right $500. We'll be talking about those projects and getting into the big news of the past week including Ford and VW profits, the sinking ship that is Lexus and what we can infer from the fact that Chrysler and Fiat have all but dropped out of the EV game. By the way, we've got an update about the MKZ after last week's show; this info is very telling. John McElroy is joined in studio by the Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo.

Autoline After Hours 99 - Barb's in Fordland

Apr 23, 2011 1:06:51

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This week's guest of honor is Ford's Barb Samardzich, the Vice President of Global Product Programs. We'll be asking her if there are new segments Ford needs to get into and what the future holds for the Lincoln brand. John McElroy will also talk about his trip to Taiwan and a brand new car company called Luxgen that is developing some very interesting technologies. We'll also touch on some of the most interesting reveals from the dueling New York and Shanghai auto shows this week. John is joined in studio by the Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo.

Autoline After Hours 98 - Gottlieb Daimler Lied!

Apr 9, 2011 1:05:53

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Our guest this week comes straight from one of the greatest museums in the world with a fantastic car collection of all makes. Bob Casey is the Curator of Transportation for The Henry Ford and an automobile historian. We'll be asking him what's on his wishlist for the museum and if there's ever been "one that got away." As always, we'll be sure to get into the news of the week including March sales results, whether Saab is on its last legs, and a new hope for Detroit called Tech Shop. John McElroy is also joined in studio by the Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo.

Autoline After Hours 97 - PedPro, Step Right Up and Get Yer PedPro

Apr 2, 2011 1:11:40

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Behold the future of Ford! Well, we're sure our guest won't giveaway ALL the secrets, but if you want to know where Ford design is headed, tune in this week for Joel Piaskowski who is Ford's Director of Exterior Design for the Americas. As you may remember, Joel recently came from Hyundai where he was responsible for the fresh design language of the Sonata and other models out on the roads now. We can't wait to find out what he's got in store for the blue oval's product line. We'll also take some time to remember David E. Davis Jr., a former AAH guest and an outspoken automotive legend who died earlier this week. Does this mark the end of the enthusiast magazines as we know them? John McElroy is also joined in studio by the Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo, as well as Mark Phelan of the Detroit Free Press.

Autoline After Hours 96 - Lingenfelterized

Mar 26, 2011 1:13:27

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Does your IRA stink? Are they going to tax your pension? Maybe it's time to invest in classic cars ... or maybe not. That's one of the questions we'll put to our special guest this week. Ken Lingenfelter is the owner of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering as well as the Lingenfelter Collection, an assortment of Corvettes, muscle cars and exotics. Of course, you can be sure we'll get into the latest news including Bob King's accusation that Alan Mulally's raise is "morally wrong" and what the near future holds for automakers in crisis-stricken Japan. John McElroy is also joined in studio by the Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo, as well as auto journalist Jim McCraw.

Autoline After Hours 95 - Do The Right Thing

Mar 19, 2011 1:11:12

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This week it's time for that big, important talk about journalistic ethics. One of tonight's guests is Scott Burgess, former auto critic for The Detroit News. Scott decided he needed to resign this week when the newspaper asked him to soften his review of the Chrysler 200 at the request of an advertiser. We'll be asking Scott what happened and whether he might go back to the paper now that they have reversed their changes. There are a lot of sticky issues when it comes to reviewing cars and covering the industry as a journalist, and we'll be discussing them all. Should reporters accept free trips from automakers to cover their vehicles? How do you keep your criticism unbiased when the subject is also an advertiser? John is also joined in studio by the Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo, as well as fellow journalist Sharon Terlep who covers the auto industry for The Wall Street Journal.

Autoline After Hours 94 - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Mar 12, 2011 58:58

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This week the After Hours crew has stars in their eyes as they welcome Hollywood Car Designer and TV Host Fireball Tim Lawrence to Skype in from Malibu, California. He’s conceptualized vehicles, spaceships and other props for some of Hollywood’s biggest movies and television shows. As always, we’ll be getting into the news of the week including Alan Mulally’s big payday, Renault’s ever-stranger tale of EV espionage and the exit of GM CFO Chris Liddell. John McElroy is joined in studio by the Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo, as well as our pal Todd Lassa from Motor Trend.

Autoline After Hours 93 - Whatever You Do, Don't Say "Museum!"

Mar 5, 2011 1:04:22

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This week we bring in a guest all the way from Tacoma, Washington where what will be the largest car museum in the world is currently under construction. David Madeira is the President and CEO of LeMay – America’s Car Museum, and we’ll be asking him what the museum will be like when it’s finished, why they chose Tacoma of all places, and why he thinks it will become a mecca for gear heads everywhere. We’ll also get into the news of the week, including February’s fantastic sales numbers. John McElroy is joined in studio as always by the Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo, as well as AAH first-timer Mark Gillies, a hardcore enthusiast, acerbic commentator and survivor of the buff book magazine wars. You’re not going to want to miss it.

Autoline After Hours 92 - High Mileage Follies

Feb 26, 2011 1:05:04

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This week Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, takes the AAH reins while John McElroy is out on the West Coast. Mr. Renzo has summoned up two of his favorite car guys for the occasion: Scott Burgess, the automotive critic and columnist for The Detroit News, and “the man who knew too much,” Jim Hall of 2953 Analytics. Together they’ll be diving into the deep issues of the week. With oil prices skyrocketing as a result of Middle East unrest, which of the small vehicles — Cruze, Focus or Elantra — will be poised to take advantage of the situation? Meanwhile, BMW will be giving all its alt fuel vehicles the “i” moniker. Also, Honda chopped down the size of its board of directors from 20 to 12. Just what is going on at that company? Join us as we get into all this and much more.

Autoline After Hours 91 - Abandoned in Bandon

Feb 19, 2011 1:15:53

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This week we’ll use the magic of the Internet to bring a little bit of Oregonian wisdom into our studio. Said wisdom will come from none other than friend of the show, Art Spinella, the President of CNW Research, who will join us via Skype. We’ll be asking Art about the latest gems of automotive insight to be unearthed from his research. We’ll also be getting into the news of the week including the chance that Bob Lutz could be headed back to GM as well as Roger Penske’s smart car debacle. John McElroy is joined in studio by the often imitated, but never duplicated Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo.

Autoline After Hours 90 - LIVE from Area 51

Feb 12, 2011 1:19:09

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This week we’re back with another episode of Autoline After Hours as well as one our audience’s all-time favorite guests. You asked for it, and now you’ve got it: the irrepressible, always knowledgeable Sandy Munro of Munro and Associates. He’ll tell us about a new material he’s working with called “covetic aluminum,” which could be a major manufacturing breakthrough. We’ll also see how much info we can get out of him about the top secret work he’s doing for Chrysler. But, don’t worry, we’ll have plenty of the week’s news to talk about as well. In particular, we’ve got a bone to pick with Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, who just won’t call unintended acceleration what it really is: driver error. Plus, we’ll get into the huge number of automotive Super Bowl commercials seen on Sunday’s game. Did they hit the mark? John McElroy is joined in studio by Gary Vasilash of Automotive Design and Production as well as the Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo.

Autoline After Hours 89 - To Be or Not B-2

Feb 5, 2011 1:12:40

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This week it’s “Home Sweet Home” as the After Hours crew returns to the studio for another outspoken edition of your favorite LIVE webcast. We’re joined by special guest John Waraniak, SEMA’s vice president of vehicle technology. We’ll be asking him if performance cars can survive the CAFE crunch. We’ll also get into the other news of the week including Ford’s plummeting profits, January sales figures and what Dan Akerson is up to at General Motors. John McElroy is joined in studio by Frank Markus of Motor Trend and Mr. Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo.

Autoline After Hours 88 - Distracted in D.C.

Jan 30, 2011 1:03:24

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In the final installment of our mobile AAH series, we go straight into the belly of the beast: Washington D.C. And, for this special edition John McElroy has gathered a group of newcomers and old friends alike. He’s joined by USA Today Columnist Jayne O’Donnell, Kimatni Rawlins from Automotive Rhythms and our pal from the Wall Street Journal, Columnist Joe White. We’ll be asking this trio about what’s been going on in the automotive world and get their unique Beltway perspective.

Autoline After Hours 87 - Buongiorno from Auburn Hills

Jan 22, 2011 59:26

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This week our AAH on the Road series continues as we go on location to the Chrysler Tech Center where we'll talk with the Vice President of Product Planning, Joe Veltri. We'll be asking him all about Chrysler's barrage of new product and how Chrysler will integrate its platforms with Fiat. We're also curious to know how it is to work with the Italians compared to the Germans. But, we won't be forgetting the news. We're going to talk about some of the managerial shake up going on at GM with Tom Stephens moving out of product planning and Mary Barra stepping in. John McElroy is joined in the Tech Center by the ever-extreme AutoExtremist, Peter De Lorenzo.

Autoline After Hours 86 - Gee ... No, GT

Jan 15, 2011 1:23:46

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This week we continue to make good use of our LiveU backpack as we go on location to the studio of designer Camilo Pardo who created the Ford GT. We'll be asking him what it was like to design the GT and what else he's been up to. We'll be sure to talk about what we saw at the Detroit auto show and do a bit of a wrap-up as well. John McElroy is joined in Camilo's studio by the one and only AutoExtremist, Peter De Lorenzo.

Autoline After Hours 85 - Lutz Do a Show

Jan 7, 2011 1:34:14

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What a way to kick off the new year. If there was ever an Autoline After Hours you wanted--nay--needed to catch, this one is it. That's because our guest is the one, the original, the top gun of automotive executives, Bob Lutz! This man has never been one to mince words, but now he's ready to take on American business practices, so watch out. We'll be discussing his new book, his storied history in the auto industry and so much more. Get ready for one very good conversation. John McElroy is joined in studio by the incomparable AutoExtremist, Peter De Lorenzo.

Autoline After Hours 84 - And To All a Good Night!

Dec 25, 2010 1:02:04

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Hard to believe, but this week is actually the Last After Hours of 2010! In the spirit of the season, we decided to play "Secret Santa" and give out presents and lumps of coal in recognition of automotive successes and disasters, respectively. On hand to help us go through our naughty and nice list is David Welch from Bloomberg making his triumphant return to the Autoline set. John McElroy is also joined in studio by Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist.

Autoline After Hours 83 - Just the Two of Us

Dec 18, 2010 1:07:00

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We're back in the same place again, and we're chompin' at the bit to get to another great Autoline After Hours. This week we'll be talking about the nominees for North American Car and Truck of the Year. The final six (three cars and three trucks) were announced, and we'll be debating which vehicle deserves to win. We'll also be looking out into the future as we examine the coming cost of CAFE regulations. Of course, there'll be a lot more to talk about, and you never know what will come up in the discussion, so belt yourself in: we're going for a ride. John McElroy is joined in studio by Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist.

Autoline After Hours 82 - Super Sonic

Dec 11, 2010 1:09:59

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This week while McElroy is out on business, the Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo, takes the wheel as we get into some of the hottest news and most controversial topics. Chevy's Aveo gets renamed the "Sonic" and production comes home to Michigan. Porsche makes its return to the North American International Auto Show, but what will it debut? A new study reveals that Ford and Honda have the most loyal customers and "fun to drive" is becoming a more important buying consideration. Peter is joined in studio by Scott Burgess of The Detroit News and Keith Naughton of Bloomberg News.

Autoline After Hours 81 - Leaf Lessons

Dec 4, 2010 1:11:52

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This week we're back in the After Hours studio at long last, and we're ready to talk about anything and everything from the world of cars! On hand to help us do just that is Michael Robinet from IHS Automotive. He'll have particular insight on what the latest sales figures say about the direction of the automotive industry. What can we expect as we move into 2011? Of course we'll also be diving into other topics including John McElroy's experience of living with a Nissan Leaf. John is joined in studio by Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist.

Autoline After Hours 80 - LIVE from L.A.

Nov 20, 2010 1:05:10

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And now for something completely different. This week John McElroy comes to you from the Pacific time zone in the great city of Los Angeles. Autoline is out west this week covering the L.A. Auto Show, and we're getting together with some of our left coast colleagues to do an AAH from the land of CARB and some really out-of-control cars. We'll be joined by Chelsea Sexton, EV enthusiast, Matt DeLorenzo from Road and Track and Charlie Vogelheim of Intellichoice. Of course, the group will be discussing the major news out of this week's show and much more.

Autoline After Hours 79 - Better Than Being on a Cruise Ship

Nov 13, 2010 1:02:09

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This week’s gonna be fun. Not only are the inmates running the asylum here at the Autoline studios, we’ve got some of your all-time favorite AAH panelists all in the same room. Peter De Lorenzo’s in the driver’s seat while Mr. McElroy is out on business, and he’s invited Frank Markus from Motor Trend, Scott Burgess from The Detroit News and — wait for it — Jim Hall of 2953 Analytics. Tonight we’ll be running through a ton of the news to come out this week including Mercedes’ new 4-cylinder S-Class, the rising costs of raw materials and what it means for vehicle prices, as well as the GM IPO. Hold on tight, because we just might be in for a wild ride tonight!

Autoline After Hours 78 - The Good, the Bad and the Vines.

Nov 6, 2010 1:04:29

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We’re back again for another outspoken Autoline After Hours, and it’s feeling like old times as we get ready to dive head first into the latest news and views with none other than AAH founding member Jason Vines. We’ll be talking about the latest car sales for sure and whether or not it bodes well for the auto industry. We’re also going to talk about what effect the election will have on the auto industry, and we’ll discuss the impending GM IPO. Plus, John McElroy will explain why he quit the Automotive Press Association after they invited Steven Rattner to speak. John’s also joined in studio by Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist.

Autoline After Hours 77 - This Just In: Shut Up.

Oct 30, 2010 58:40

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On this week’s show, it’s just us, the beers and a dog named “Ike” — oh yeah, and the latest news out of this ever-hopping auto industry! Our pal Jean Halliday from AutoAdOpolis will be on hand to chat with us as we delve into Consumer Reports’ latest findings. They’re wild about the latest GM product and amazed at the Chrysler prototypes they got a peek at. Plus, Chevy’s having a crisis over the classification of the Volt in California. But we couldn’t have two of our favorite ad gurus on the show without talking about some of the latest campaigns, so get ready for a “Deep” dive. John McElroy’s also joined in studio by Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist.

Autoline After Hours 76 - Off the Grid, John, Off the Grid

Oct 23, 2010 1:08:42

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This week we’re joined by Kevin McMahon who is a Managing Partner at The Martec Group, a research and consulting firm. Kevin heads up the group’s automotive and transportation analysis where he discovered an interesting fact. He says the California Air Resources Board (CARB) overstated diesel emissions by as much as 350 percent, rendering it uncompetitive in the market! We’ll also be getting to other topics of the week like Mazda’s new hyperefficient powertrain for the Demio. Plus, we’ll start talking Car of the Year, especially as the Nissan LEAF and Chevy Volt are concerned. John McElroy had a chance to drive both in Hell, Michigan this week, and we’ll get his take. John’s in studio with Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and Frank Markus from MotorTrend.

Autoline After Hours 75 - Sumatra Iskandar

Oct 16, 2010 1:10:00

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In the After Hours studio this week is Bob Purcell, the CEO of Protean Electric, a company that specializes in electric hub motors. Wait till you hear how Purcell wants to use these motors to instantly add hundreds of horsepower to a conventional car. Of course we'll be getting into the news and you can bet the great Volt controversy will be on the table. We'll have to see if we can get Bob (formerly of GM's EV program) to weigh in. John McElroy's in studio with Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and AAH newbie Charlie Vogelheim from Intellichoice.com.

Autoline After Hours 74 - Tata For Now

Oct 9, 2010 1:04:46

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This week we're talking Tata tech with Warren Harris, the President and COO of Tata Technologies. We'll be asking him what plans Tata has for the American and European markets. Of course, we'll be digging into the news of the week including BMW producing a front-wheel drive car--could it be the beginning of the end for the company's performance legacy? And, could Jaguar's C-X75 go beyond concept to become the brand's new halo supercar? John McElroy's in studio with Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design and Production.

Autoline After Hours 73 - One Night NOT in Paris

Oct 2, 2010 1:03:36

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This week we’ll be getting a first-hand report from the Paris Motor Show as John McElroy joins us via Skype to offer his impressions. We’ll talk about how supercar EVs are taking over the show floor as well as the spectacular gas turbine hybrid concept revealed by Jaguar. Plus, McElroy has an exciting scoop from VW about its plan for diesels in the U.S. Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, will be in the driver’s seat tonight and he’ll be accompanied by advertising and marketing journalist Jean Halliday from AutoAdOpolis who will be on hand to discuss the latest automotive ad campaigns and more.

Autoline After Hours 72 - Help! I've Fallen, and I Can't Get Up!

Sep 25, 2010 1:21:54

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This week we welcome Chris Preuss, the CEO of OnStar, and we'll be asking him what his company will be doing to catch up to the likes of Ford's SYNC. As usual, you can count on us to take a deep dive into the latest automotive news. John McElroy's in studio with Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist and Chrissie Thompson who covers GM for the Detroit Free Press.

Autoline After Hours 71 - Ee I, Ee I, OESA

Sep 18, 2010 1:13:24

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After Hours is back and well rested after its Labor Day break, and this week we welcome Neil De Koker the founding President and CEO of the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA). The oft-ignored supplier side of the automotive business develops more technology, jobs and innovation than you probably realize. It will be interesting to see how OESA's members are coping during these economic conditions. As usual, you can count on us to take a deep dive into the latest automotive news as well. John McElroy's in studio with Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist and Mark Phelan from the Detroit Free Press.

Autoline After Hours 70 - The Big Linguine Switch

Sep 4, 2010 1:11:24

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This week our guest is Lonnie Miller the VP of Marketing and Industry Analysis for Polk. One of the questions we'll be asking him: just how bad is the Detroit Three's addiction to fleet sales? Of course, we'll be exploring other hot subjects as well including John's recent drives in the Kia Optima and the 5.0 Mustang. Also, August sales numbers are out and Chrysler-Fiat has revealed its dealership plans. John McElroy's in studio with Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and Rod Meloni from WDIV Channel 4 News in Detroit.

Autoline After Hours 69 - Que Sera Serra

Aug 28, 2010 1:04:42

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This week we invite Joe Serra on the AAH stage to talk dealerships. As a dealer principal, Joe has seen a lot in the past couple of years, and we'll be asking him how business is and what kinds of cars are moving out of the lots these days. As usual, we'll review some of the most interesting news of the week including the possibility of VW buying Alfa Romeo. Also, Chris Perry, formerly of Hyundai, is tapped to run Chevrolet marketing, and speaking of Hyundai, John recently got some seat time in the new Equus, so we'll see what he has to say about that. John McElroy's in studio with Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and David Welch from Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

Autoline After Hours 68 - Woodward After Hours 2010

Aug 21, 2010 2:30:46

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This week we bring you a very-special episode of Autoline After Hours from Woodward Avenue, home of the annual Dream Cruise, the biggest one-day automotive event in the world. Joining host John McElroy is the Autoextremist himself, Peter De Lorenzo. Together they check out some of the coolest classic cars on the street as well as some of the hottest performance machines available today . . . plus a whole lot more! Join us for this special two-hour installment of Autoline After Hours broadcasting from historic Woodward Avenue in Royal Oak, Michigan.

Autoline After Hours 67 - The 30-Percent Solution

Aug 14, 2010 1:05:28

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This week we invite Chris de Boer, head of Research and Development at Transonic Combustion to join us in the AAH studio. We'll be asking him if his technology is really the big breakthrough we've been waiting for, and how he can get 30% better fuel economy just by changing the fuel injection. As always we'll get into the big news of the week including GM's announcement that Big Ed Whitacre will be stepping down as CEO. Plus, Chrysler and GM both posted profits this week, and--can you believe it--the U.S. Department of Transportation found no electronic flaws in Toyotas. John McElroy's in studio with Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and Jim Hall from 2953 Analytics.

Autoline After Hours 66 - Joy to the World

Aug 7, 2010 1:11:02

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This week we invite Tom Kowaleski into the AAH studio. Tom's the VP of Corporate Communications at BMW, and we'll be asking him what's up with this whole "Joy" thing anyway? And, what will it take for BMW to overtake Lexus in the luxury segment? As always we'll be tackling the latest news as well including Hyundai's goal of a 50 MPG fleet average by 2025, GM's investment into Bright Automotive and July sales numbers. John McElroy's in studio with Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and Jeff Green from Bloomberg News.

Autoline After Hours 65 - Have you driven an Explorer Lately?

Jul 31, 2010 1:09:19

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This week the gang is all back together and they invite Amy Marentic, the marketing manager for the newly-revealed Ford Explorer, onto the show. We'll be asking Amy just how many people she thinks Ford can bring back to the SUV segment. Of course, the panel will also get into the news of the week like the positive earnings several companies have been seeing in the second quarter. We'll also discuss our recent trip to the VW research labs where we saw an amazing autonomous Audi TT, and we'll talk about their EV strategy which goes the laptop-battery route. John McElroy's in studio with Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and David Welch from Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

Autoline After Hours 64 - The Unusual Suspects

Jul 24, 2010 1:04:12

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This week our dear leader is on the road, so Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, grabs the wheel and takes over. We'll discuss the news of the week and other pressing topics: Is Ford running a risk having too many similar vehicles (Explorer, Edge, Flex) on the road? Can we ever realistically expect subsidy-free electric vehicles to be viable in the marketplace? Honda has lost its mojo -- can it go green to get it back? Peter's in studio with special guests Frank Markus from Motor Trend and Scott Burgess from The Detroit News.

Autoline After Hours 63 - 5 Kilowatts In A Suitcase

Jul 17, 2010 1:11:31

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This week we welcome Peter Hofbauer, a former diesel-engine designer at Volkswagen who’s now the Founder, Chairman and Chief Technical Officer of EcoMotors, the company developing a revolutionary new opposed-piston engine. Beyond that, host John McElroy, David Welch from Bloomberg BusinessWeek and Jim Hall of 2953 Analytics talk about some of the top news stories from the past week, like Ford's recent management shakeup and the latest on Toyota's unintended acceleration problem. Of course the panel also discusses the future of the ICE and what EcoMotors' new powerplant can offer the auto industry as it shoots to deliver better fuel economy.

Autoline After Hours 62 - All Rapid Fire, All Show Long

Jul 3, 2010 1:06:56

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This week we bring you a special all Q and A show. Our Rapid Fire segment has proven to be so popular that we never have enough time to make it through all our viewers' questions. In this episode we're going to do the best we can to rectify that. Our good friend Jason Vines is even coming in to help us get through all your mail and phone calls, so get ready for some answers to come your way! John McElroy's in studio with Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and David Welch from Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

Autoline After Hours 61 - Beijing Burrito

Jun 26, 2010 1:04:35

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This week we welcome Kathleen Ligocki, an auto industry consultant who is a former Ford VP, supplier company CEO and an expert in emerging markets such as China. We'll be asking her if she thinks Detroit has really recovered yet from the economic meltdown. As usual, we'll also get into the news of the week like Edmund's prediction that sales will be down this month. Also we'll discuss Ferrari's decision to drop manual transmissions and some recent news about ethanol. John McElroy's in studio with Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and David Welch from Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

Autoline After Hours 60 - Branding Bland

Jun 19, 2010 1:17:45

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This week we welcome Charlie Hughes, the author of "Branding Iron" and an expert in automotive brands. In the past couple of years we've had a major culling of automotive marques--especially in Detroit. In this episode, we'll talk about what else can go: Acura? Infiniti? As usual, we'll also get into the news of the week. John McElroy's in studio with Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and David Welch from Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

Autoline After Hours 59 - Part Two - Chevee, Chivy, Cheby

Jun 12, 2010 53:43

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This we took the show on the road to The Henry Ford for a "Racing in America" event. We had a lot of great discussion about racing, which you can catch in Part One of this week's show, but here is Part Two, and it's all about the news of the week. We discussed the outcry over the "Chevrolet not Chevy" memo, as well as GM's quiet management shake up. We also talked about Ford's new restoration parts business and why you won't get to drive the Panoz Abruzzi in America. On hand is John McElroy as well as David Welch from Bloomberg BusinessWeek and, of course, the Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo.

Autoline After Hours 59 - Part One - Racing in America

Jun 12, 2010 1:33:09

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It's a very special After Hours this week as we take the show on the road to The Henry Ford for a "Racing in America" event being held to raise funds for a new permanent exhibit in the museum. We're bringing you a two-parter this week, and Part One is all about racing as we sit down with some of the most influential movers and shakers in the business including Jack Roush, Leonard Wood and John Force. On tap as usual is John McElroy as well as David Welch from Bloomberg BusinessWeek and, of course, the Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo.

Autoline After Hours 58 - Jed, Move Away From There!

Jun 5, 2010 1:12:02

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This week we get green as we welcome John DeCicco, Ph. D, an environmentalist who is a senior lecturer at the University of Michigan. We'll be asking Mr. DeCicco how the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico will affect our consumption of petroleum--if at all. And, what does he think of alternative fuels like ethanol and electricity? You might just be surprised at the answer. Of course, we'll also get into the news of the week including the wind down of the Mercury brand. Plus, May sales numbers are in and there are some interesting results including the fact that Chrysler seems to be gaining on Honda. John McElroy's in studio with Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and David Welch from Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

Autoline After Hours 57 - Magnetic Rail Guns

May 29, 2010 1:13:20

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This week we welcome Sheila Ronis, a defense and automotive expert who will discuss the role the car companies play in military matters. In particular we'll ask why the Pentagon was staunchly against letting GM and Chrysler fold, and why it believes that would have placed the United States at a strategic disadvantage. And, we'll definitely be getting into the news of the week as Ford finally looks like it will kill off the Mercury brand. Plus, has the BP oil disaster brought us to a petroleum tipping point in which we say goodbye to fossil fuels? Conversely, many are saying Carlos Ghosn is overly optimistic in his prediction that Nissan will sell 500,000 EVs by the end of 2014. John McElroy's in studio with Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and David Welch from Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

Autoline After Hours 56 - Bob Lutz, Biofuels and Buyouts, Oh my...

May 22, 2010 1:17:01

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This week it's the man, the myth, the legend: Jason Vines, our old AAH friend and colleague. Mr. Vines joins the panel to discuss the news of the week including GM's big marketing switcheroo back to the formally-ousted Campbell-Ewald. Also, Bob Lutz gets his send-off from GM as he finally retires and gets ready to become a CNBC correspondent. Plus, Porsche raced it's flywheel hybrid at the Nurburgring to extraordinary results -- could this be a technological alternative to oust battery-powered EVs? John McElroy's in studio with Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and David Welch from Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

Autoline After Hours 55 - Car Wreck

May 15, 2010 1:22:49

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This week we welcome the author of the book Car Wreck, Mark Ragsdale, a former dealership owner and operator that says the U.S. auto industry took the American public for a ride. By the way, he wonders, why has there never been a dealer on an auto company’s board of directors? And, according to Ragsdale, you should never buy a new car again–only lease, and he’ll tell us why. Of course, we’ll get into the news of the week: Chrysler posts a profit, the UAW wants more compensation, and sales slow down in China. John McElroy’s in studio with Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and David Welch from Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

Autoline After Hours 54 - Excellence For All!

May 8, 2010 1:04:14

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This week we welcome Chantel Lenard, Ford's Group Marketing Manager for Global Small and Midsize Cars. We'll be asking her about the challenges ahead as the Ford Fiesta launches this summer. For instance, what will the company be doing to train its dealers, and how can it prevent the Focus from cannibalizing Fiesta sales? Of course we'll also get into the news of the week including the ousting of Susan Docherty as GM's head of marketing. Plus, we'll find out what Mr. De Lorenzo thinks about Chevy's new tagline. And, our analysis of April sales indicates Chrysler could be on the way back up, but not everyone agrees. John McElroy's in studio with Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, as well as David Welch from BusinessWeek and Bloomberg News.

Autoline After Hours 53 - The Word for Today is 'Brandsition'

May 1, 2010 1:11:27

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This week we welcome Nina Beckhardt, President of The Naming Group, a company that specializes in branding. She’ll be joining us to offer her expertise in how car names are created–what works and what is a total disaster? Of course we’ll also get into the news of the week including Chevy’s decision to dump Campbell-Ewald, its advertising agency since 1919. Plus, we’ll talk money: do recent earnings mean the industry has turned the corner? Is GM’s deception that it has paid off all government loans going to backfire? Why has Ford stock plummeted despite the fact that the company beat analysts’ expectations? John McElroy’s in studio with Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, as well as David Welch from Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

Autoline After Hours 52 - Stinky, Gas-Guzzling Bucket of Bolts

Apr 24, 2010 1:03:32

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This week we welcome Doug Fehan, the man who’s the “heart and soul” of Corvette racing as the GM Racing Program Manager for the American Le Mans Series. He’ll be joining us to discuss what effect the GM Racing team had on the design of the latest Corvette and whether racing on cellulosic ethanol gives the team an advantage. Of course we’ll also get into the news of the week including a study that suggests the negative perception of domestic automakers is starting to change. John McElroy’s in studio with Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, as well as David Welch from BusinessWeek and Bloomberg News.

Autoline After Hours 51 - Toyota's Family Feud

Apr 17, 2010 1:11:53

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This week we welcome Walter McManus, an economist at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute and Director of the Automotive Analysis Group. He'll be joining us to discuss the news as well as talk about CAFE standards and some recent studies his organization has been performing. John McElroy's in studio with David Welch from BusinessWeek and Bloomberg News as well as Scott Burgess from the Detroit News who's filling in while Peter De Lorenzo is on the road.

Autoline After Hours 50 - ZZ Top Hat

Apr 10, 2010 1:08:50

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This week we hit a milestone: 50 episodes of "unscripted, unapproved, unusually frank discussion" from Autoline After Hours. We, and the auto industry, have come a long way in the last year, and tonight we'll spend just a little time looking back--at the good and the bad. But, we'll also be looking forward as we welcome our guest, Larry Erickson, the Chair of Transportation Design for the College of Creative Studies in Detroit. We'll be asking Larry where the future of automotive design is going and also ask him what he and Billy Gibbons have in common. John McElroy's in studio with Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, as well as David Welch from BusinessWeek and Bloomberg News.

Autoline After Hours 49 - Wild Horses

Apr 2, 2010 1:01:28

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Tonight we're together again as Spring has finally sprung in the Motor City, and one of the cars that is putting a "spring" in our step is the just-launched 2011 Mustang. By all accounts, this is a car that can do no wrong: great power, great fuel efficiency and great fun. So, how did Ford do it? To answer that question we've asked Dave Pericak, the Chief Engineer of the Mustang to take a seat on the AAH sofa and spill the beans. Of course, we'll also be getting into the news of the week including the announcements coming out of the NY Auto Show. John McElroy's in studio with David Welch from BusinessWeek and Bloomberg News and they welcome an AAH newcomer, Reilly Brennan from AOL Autos.

Autoline After Hours 48 - Invasion of the Pod Cars!

Mar 27, 2010 1:03:15

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This week it's a good old fashioned journalists' roundtable as we discuss the news of the week. Trial attorneys are ramping up their campaign against Toyota. Honda says joint ventures don't work out, but clearly Renault and Daimler don't agree as they get ready to collaborate. GM's EN-V promises to be the future of city transportation, but can it possibly be more than another Segway? John McElroy's in studio with the Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo, and they welcome two other esteemed automotive colleagues on the program: Frank Markus of Motor Trend and Tom Walsh of the Detroit Free Press.

Autoline After Hours 47 - Think About It

Mar 20, 2010 1:07:39

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This week we talk with the man who's running the little car company that want's you to "Think About It." John Krafcik, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor America, sits down with the AAH crew to discuss the Korean company's philosophy, and how that thinking has brought it recent success. Mr. Krafcik will also answer your questions about the future of the company and how it will keep from becoming the next Toyota. All that and we discuss the news of the week and take your pressing Rapid Fire questions. John McElroy's in studio with the Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo, and they welcome After Hours newcomer Stephanie Brinley from AutoPacific.

Autoline After Hours 46 - Unintended Acceleration: Gimme a Brake!

Mar 13, 2010 1:04:17

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Tonight the old crew is back together to do a deep dive into the news of the week, and Jason Vines, that outspoken PR veteran that we love, is back to give his two cents. Toyota Priuses are seemingly going haywire left and right, and we wonder: isn’t this a little too convenient? Plus, as General Motors continues to make changes, Cadillac moves to distance itself from the corporation. And, is the goverment actually going to profit from the GM bailout? All that and much more. John McElroy’s in studio as usual as well as David Welch of BusinessWeek and Bloomberg and Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist.

Autoline After Hours 45 - Mets, Nets and Jets

Mar 6, 2010 1:05:55

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This week we talk about all the latest, tumultuous news to come out of the automotive world as we welcome Sharon Silke Carty, auto industry reporter for USA TODAY. This week Big Ed shakes up the entire GM management structure after dismal February sales, and Bob Lutz announces he will retire in May. Toyota’s woes continue as they issue new recalls, but has human error been addressed sufficiently or at all? John McElroy’s in studio as usual as well as David Welch of BusinessWeek and Bloomberg and Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist.

Autoline After Hours 44 - See Me, Feel Me, Touch Me

Feb 27, 2010 1:19:08

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This week we talk the future of car design with Bob Boniface, Director of Crossover Exterior Design and Global Electric Vehicle Design. Bob was the design director on the Chevy Camaro concept, but most recently his work can be found on the forthcoming Volt. We'll be getting into a discussion about how and why design decisions are made, plus a discussion of this week's news including the Toyota hearings and Fritz Henderson's reappointment at GM. John McElroy's in studio as usual as well as David Welch of BusinessWeek and Bloomberg and Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist.

Autoline After Hours 43 - From Rat Rods to Hot Rods

Feb 20, 2010 1:03:15

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Tonight we talk hot rods as we invite a special guest on the show, Bob Larivee, Jr., the owner of the traveling AutoRama exhibition. Are baby boomers going to lose their shirts over the investments they've made into classic cars? What are the newest trends in customization? Which of today's cars will be the future collectibles? We'll be getting into those issues, plus a discussion of this week's news. John McElroy's in studio as usual as well as David Welch of BusinessWeek and Bloomberg and Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist.

Autoline After Hours 42 - Oh, What a Feeling ...

Feb 13, 2010 1:07:33

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It seems like the bad news just doesn't stop for Toyota these days. Millions of vehicles have been recalled, with perhaps, more to come, tarnishing the auto giant's record of high-quality workmanship. Now, members of Congress are calling for Akio Toyoda to testify stateside. To discuss the delicate art of Crisis Management on this week's show, and what Toyota could have done better, we're summoning an old friend for a deposition before our panel. Jason Vines was at the helm of Ford Public Relations when the Explorer rollover crisis occurred in the 1990s. We'll ask how a company can effectively diffuse a PR bomb and keep the situation from spiraling out of control. John McElroy's onboard as usual as well as David Welch of BusinessWeek and Bloomberg and Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist.

Autoline After Hours 41 - Racing Rocks

Feb 6, 2010 1:08:22

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As the racing season gets ready to begin, the After Hours crew thought it would be appropriate to welcome the new director of Ford North America Motorsports on the show. Jamie Allison has worked for the Ford Motor Co. for 22 years in engineering, marketing, as well as Ford racing, but last month he was named to the top spot. We've got a lot of racing questions Jamie can answer, but we can't ignore all of the Toyota issues that have been in the news, so we'll definitely be talking about that too! John McElroy leads the discussion and is joined by David Welch of BusinessWeek and Bloomberg as well as Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist.

Autoline After Hours 40 - Two Big Ifs

Jan 30, 2010 1:06:42

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Another week in the auto industry and we have more stories of triumph and failure. While Ford trumpets mega profits, Toyota finds itself amidst an embarrassing recall and production freeze of millions of vehicles. Meanwhile, Big Ed Whitacre has appointed himself as permanent CEO of GM, and we're not really sure yet if that's good or bad. With us to debate these issues and more is a friend of the show who's really with us every Thursday night, albeit virtually. Eric Trytko, the blogger and podcaster from Rumblestrip.net is normally one of our loyal chat mods, but tonight he's here in the flesh to weigh in on the discussion. Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and David Welch from BusinessWeek and Bloomberg News also join John McElroy in studio.

Autoline After Hours 39 - Brother Vines is in the House

Jan 23, 2010 1:06:06

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Back in its infancy you may remember this outspoken curmudgeon Autoline After Hours used to have on the program. Then he got a real job. But now, for one special night he's back. His name is Jason Vines and he's a PR veteran who has worked for practically every automaker around--Chrysler, Nissan and Ford, just to name a few. Today the conversation ranges from auto show models (and we don't mean cars) to Ray Charles, so get ready. Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and David Welch from BusinessWeek and Bloomberg News also join John McElroy in studio.

Autoline After Hours 38 - Detroit's Mojo Rising

Jan 16, 2010 1:02:41

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Well, this was the big week. The North Amer--sorry--Detroit Auto Show has arrived and everyone's eager to see the future of the auto industry in the shadow of last year's economic meltdown. GM is at the show with four fewer brands than a year ago, while Fiat brought Chrysler's new Italian step-siblings in to class up the joint. Meanwhile, the other domestic auto maker, Ford, seems to have owned this year's show. In to review the show as well as talk about some innovative new engine technology is Don Runkle, the CEO of EcoMotors. Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and David Welch from BusinessWeek and Bloomberg News also join John McElroy in studio.

Autoline After Hours 37 - NAIAS, My Ass!

Jan 9, 2010 1:02:50

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It’s the first AAH of the new decade (depending on who you ask) and we’re ready for a dose of automotive rebirth. How convenient, then, that we also find ourselves on the cusp of the 2010 North American International Auto Show, which is in the process of renewal. Doug Fox, Co-Chair of NAIAS joins us to discuss what we can expect at the show this year and what’s new at Cobo Hall. We wonder, is it time for major change for the show by losing the “NAIAS?” And will the EcoXperience still, well, stink? Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and Steve Finlay from Ward’s Dealer Business magazine join John McElroy in studio.

Autoline After Hours 36 - Dunne Got 'Em

Dec 19, 2009 1:04:54

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We're gathered for our last show of the year and we thought it'd be fun to play a game of "I Spy" with the master, Jim Dunne, legendary spy photographer. Over his 45-year career, Jim brought us many of our first glimpses at new product before they ever hit the auto show floor. Now he's here to share some of his best tales of automotive espionage. Of course we've also got to discuss the tumultuous world of green vehicles of late: Chevy Volt - the Dance, Audi's De Nysschen says the EV "love affair" has to end and Honda is under pressure after the Civic Hybrid doesn't meet mileage claims. Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and David Welch from BusinessWeek and Bloomberg News help John McElroy in studio.

Autoline After Hours 35 - Anybody Can Make a Car!

Dec 12, 2009 1:06:26

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The gang is back on home turf after a wild week in Los Angeles, and while the year is winding down, the news certainly is not. And, once again, GM is dominating the headlines as it continues to shuffle its management around with key figures leaving for “personal reasons.” Joining us as a guest panelist to share his years of auto industry expertise is Sandy Munro, a noted expert in design and the president of Munro and Associates. On board once again is Mr. Autoextremist, himself, Peter De Lorenzo and David Welch of BusinessWeek and Bloomberg News.

Autoline After Hours 34 - P-NUTs in LA

Dec 8, 2009 1:03:20

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We've got our sunglasses ready for this episode as we come to you direct from the floor of the 2009 LA Auto Show, and it's the true After Hours experience as we start our webcast once the floor has been cleared of journalists and PR reps. For this special edition of AAH we bring you three unique personalities: Mark Vaughn of AutoWeek, Karl Brauer of Edmunds.com and Mark Rechtin from Automotive News.

Autoline After Hours 33 - Aded Up

Nov 21, 2009 1:03:11

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Another After Hours and we've got two fresh faces in the Autoline studio: David Kiley of ICON Creative and Jean Halliday of Ad Age. They join John McElroy and Peter De Lorenzo this week to discuss the news of the week, especially as it relates to marketing. Brilliance Auto in China eyes abandoned Saturn stores. GM posts a huge loss while the other domestics are on the upswing. Chrysler looks for a new ad agency. All that and we answer your questions in Rapid Fire and have a special announcement about our next episode.

Autoline After Hours 32 - From Mustangs to Minivans

Nov 14, 2009 1:00:43

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Well, here we are again with, frankly, a calmer news week behind us. And in this episode we bring you a very special guest: the great Hal Sperlich, certainly one of the most famous product planners in the auto industry. Hal was the former president of Chrysler, but beyond that he is the father of the Mustang, Fiesta, K-car and the Minivan. Clearly, the man has got some good stories to tell, and he does, but we also get him to lend his perspective on the latest automotive turmoil. On hand for the discussion are John McElroy, Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and David Welch of BusinessWeek.

Autoline After Hours 31 - My Tank is FULL!

Nov 7, 2009 1:03:39

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Could more news have been crammed into one week? Hardly. GM decides to keep Opel, Ford posts a billion-dollar profit and Toyota gets in trouble with NHTSA. All that, plus the After Hours guys are all whipped after a nine-hour marathon press conference at Chrysler. So what does Fiat’s wizkid have up his sleeve? Find out in today’s show as John McElroy is joined by regulars Peter De Lorenzo the Autoextremist and David Welch of BusinessWeek as well as guest panelist Paul Eisenstein from TheDetroitBureau.com.

Autoline After Hours 30 - Up From Down Under

Oct 31, 2009 1:17:48

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After a week's vacation for the entire AAH gang, the guys are eager to get back into the swing of things. Helping them usher in Big Episode 30 is Mark Reuss, GM's new Vice President of Global Vehicle Engineering who is newly back from Australia where he was in charge of Holden's operations. Peter De Lorenzo the Autoextremist and David Welch from BusinessWeek return as the regulars and are eager to learn where Mark intends to take engineering as part of the new GM. Plus, we get his inside perspective on why the G8 isn't going to live on in consumers' hands--at least not yet.

Autoline After Hours 29 - The Men Who Knew Too Much

Oct 17, 2009 59:58

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It’s that time again, Mr. McElroy’s out and the inmates are here to run the asylum with the Autoextremist leading the charge. Tonight Peter De Lorenzo welcomes Rod Meloni from WDIV in Detroit, Frank Markus of Motor Trend, and the irrepressible Jim Hall from 2953 Analytics. Carlos Ghosn bets the farm on the success of EVs. Ray LaHood declares Detroit bailout money well-spent after a visit to the Motor City. The panelists debate the most significant cars in the first decade of the 21st century. All that plus we get to your questions in Rapid Fire!

Autoline After Hours 28 - Robinette, Gentille Robinette

Oct 10, 2009 1:18:08

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Another After Hours is here and what a week it’s been! John McElroy is joined in studio this week by Peter De Lorenzo the Autoextremist, David Welch from BusinessWeek and guest panelist Michael Robinet who heads up vehicle forecasting for CSM Worldwide. Chrysler produces an unexpected management shake-up. Meanwhile, General Motors’ Mark LaNeve–our guest on AAH #12–gets an expected change of careers. Saturn may not be dead yet, and Peter wonders what Hyundai could do with its dealer network. All that plus we get to your questions in Rapid Fire!

Autoline After Hours 27 - Lost Planet

Oct 3, 2009 1:02:10

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It’s another edition of After Hours and the crew’s all back to mourn the loss of a “different kind of car company.” Peter De Lorenzo the Autoextremist is in the house once again, and he joins David Welch from BusinessWeek and John McElroy. The gang also welcomes guest panelist Erich Merkle, the President of Autoconomy, who comes bearing his automotive analysis. September sales fall through the floor. The Tokyo Motor Show gets boycotted by all non-Japanese automakers. The Toyota floor mat debacle calls into question the issues of personal responsibility and driver education. All that plus we get to your Saturn memories in Rapid Fire!

Autoline After Hours 26 - Leuliette's Lessons

Sep 26, 2009 1:03:23

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This week we partake in the wisdom of an experienced automotive veteran, Tim Leuliette, the Chairman, President and CEO of DURA Automotive Systems. Joining John McElroy in the studio as usual is David Welch of BusinessWeek, in addition to Gary Vasilash of Automotive Design and Production. Now that the supplier Magna owns Opel, it finds itself in the awkward position of competing with its OEM customers. Fisker gets half of a billion dollars to get the Karma into production. Meanwhile, Tesla loses its head of manufacturing and engineering just as the Model S is going into production. All that plus we get to your questions in Rapid Fire!

Autoline After Hours 25 - Introductus Interruptus

Sep 19, 2009 1:04:25

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The boss is back, and it’s time to talk about all the news to come out of Frankfurt over the past week. In the studio, as usual, are Peter De Lorenzo from Autoextremist.com and David Welch of BusinessWeek, both ready and raring to discuss the hot topics. Sergio Marchionne from Fiat says Chrysler is in more of a mess than anyone thought. Nissan’s Carlos Ghosn says EVs can be profitable at $70-a-barrel oil. From the look of the show, EVs are trumping diesels all around, but is it for real or just posturing? All that plus the guys pick their favorite vehicles to come out of Frankfurt, and we get to your questions in Rapid Fire!

Autoline After Hours 24 - Big Ed's Roundup

Sep 12, 2009 1:02:34

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The inmates take over the asylum this week as McElroy finds himself out of town on business. Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, takes up the hosting gauntlet flanked by friends of the show, Jim Hall of 2953 Analytics and David Welch of BusinessWeek. Jeff Green from Bloomberg News also joins the ranks this week as our special guest panelist. Opel and Magna make a deal. GM’s Big Ed Whitacre decides to follow in Iaccoca’s footsteps as he steps in front of the camera. McLaren may have just created the supercar to end all supercars. All that and much more, plus we get to your questions in Rapid Fire!

Autoline After Hours 23 - Thus Spake David E.

Sep 5, 2009 1:10:22

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This week the venerable David E. Davis, Jr. brings his wit and expertise to the After Hours studio. Joining Mr. E is host John McElroy along with the regulars, David Welch from BusinessWeek and Peter De Lorenzo the AutoExtremist. Shareholders want their money back from Cerberus, Johanne DeNysschen calls the Volt “a car for idiots,” Cash for Clunkers still will not die. All that and more, plus we get to your questions in Rapid Fire.

Autoline After Hours 22 - Let's Make a Deal

Aug 29, 2009 1:05:06

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This week on After Hours it’s all about the numbers as we dig into Cash for Clunkers. But before we get to all that, we’ve got to review the week’s news including the departure of Jim Press from Chrysler and Ed Whitacre sending Fritz Henderson back to the drawing boards. In the studio to talk about everything is John McElroy along with the regulars, David Welch from BusinessWeek and Peter De Lorenzo the AutoExtremist. And, Skyping in from Santa Monica is guest panelist Jessica Caldwell from Edmunds.com, who has uncovered some great disparities in the numbers being reported by the government in the Clunkers program. All that, and we get to your questions in Rapid Fire.

Autoline After Hours 21 - Electric Ladyland

Aug 22, 2009 1:16:49

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Another week, another After Hours and it’s time to talk electric. First, we talk about GM canceling the Saturn Vue-based plug-in Buick and what impact social media had on the decision. Our guest, Joel Feder, Skypes in from Minneapolis to tell us how things went down in the Twitterverse. Then we get into Ford’s EV plans when we invite Nancy Gioia, the company’s Director of Sustainable Mobility Technologies and Hybrid Programs, into the studio. All that, and we get to your pressing questions in Rapid Fire.

Autoline After Hours 20 - Woodward Ave. After Hours

Aug 18, 2009 1:08:02

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It’s a very special After Hours this week as we come to you live from the Woodward Avenue Dream Cruise. Yes, yes, we know. The Dream Cruise doesn’t start until Saturday, but you sure wouldn’t know it from the look of our parking lot at the Auto Zone and the classic cars rolling down M-1. We’re joined by some of the regulars–Peter De Lorenzo, David Welch, Jim Hall–as well as some surprise guests. Ed Welburn, VP of GM Global Design, stops by with his treasured ‘69 Camaro. Robert Gelardi, designer of the 2010 Mustang, pays us a visit bringing his very own classic Ford. Jim Wangers, famous for his intimate relationship with the original Pontiac GTO, stops by with a prime specimen. All that, and we get some live entertainment courtesy of the Exhaust Tones.

Autoline After Hours 19 - Like a Spot

Aug 8, 2009 1:24:46

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This week on another After Hours we get an inside look at the high-stakes world of automotive advertising with the originator of the iconic Like a Rock Chevy campaign, and more recently, the 2010 Prius spots. Along with John McElroy and the regulars, Peter De Lorenzo of AutoExtremist.com and BusinessWeek Detroit Bureau Chief David Welch, Kurt Ritter of Saatchi LA Skypes in from his offices in Torrance, California. David Kiley, also from BusinessWeek, visits the studio as well, eager to join the gang in grilling Kurt on such things as the controversial marketing announcements coming out of Toyota, pricing of the new Lexus LF-A supercar, and what Kurt thinks of his former employer’s (GM’s) marketing efforts. And, as always, we get to your incisive phone calls and e-mails in this week’s installment of Rapid Fire.

Autoline After Hours 18 - The Legend of Bagger Welch

Aug 1, 2009 1:12:18

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This week on another thrilling After Hours we’re running at redline as guest panelist Jim Hall of 2953 Analytics takes the discussion to a new level of intensity. Along with John McElroy and the regulars, Peter De Lorenzo of AutoExtremist.com and BusinessWeek Detroit Bureau Chief David Welch, Mr. Hall brings his expansive industry knowledge to bear as the discussion swings from the GM management shake-up to Ferrari to Mr. Welch’s little-known alter ego. Amid all the excitement, we even get some breaking news about the fate of Cash for Clunkers. And, as always, we get to your incisive questions in this week’s installment of Rapid Fire.

Autoline After Hours 17 - Art Research

Jul 25, 2009 1:06:31

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When it comes to cars and trucks, it’s not just the manufacturers who are researching what customers want. There are some independent voices out there that do focus groups, among other activities, on all makes and models of cars and trucks with some fascinating results. One of those experts joins the panel tonight to discuss what he and his team discover about the buying whims of the public. Art Spinella is the brain trust of CNW Marketing Research and he joins John, Peter and Jeff Gilbert from CBS Radio Detroit via Skype from his homebase in Bandon, Oregon. The guys have a chance to talk about not only Art’s automotive research but this week’s news as well, including the big changes in GM management, company profits (kind of) for Ford and (definitely) for Hyundai, CAFE Pay to Play and of course all your insightful questions during Rapid Fire.

Autoline After Hours 16 - Soul Man

Jul 18, 2009 0:59:38

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This isn’t a reference to a classic Sam Cooke tune or even its Blues Brothers’ cover, but if you’ve watched an NBA game the last six months or cruised YouTube at all you know this title is talking about a couple of hip-hop hamsters in a blazing hot Kia ad featuring the all-new Soul. Joining John McElroy and our panel, David Welch from BusinessWeek and Scott Burgess from The Detroit News, is the guy who is responsible for that ad as well as all Kia America Motors marketing, Michael Sprague. Michael will be discussing not only the Soul but Kia’s other new compact cars the Forte and Forte Koup as well as its growing U.S. marketshare. In addition, John finally announces the winner of our GM Bankruptcy Bonanza.

Autoline After Hours 15 - Battery Park

Jul 11, 2009 1:07:00

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It’s a big night of battery talk on Autoline After Hours this week as University of Michigan Professor, CEO of her own startup and battery expert Ann Marie Sastry joins John, Peter and BusinessWeek’s David Welch to discuss automotive’s electric future. The crew also discusses GM’s impending exit from bankruptcy as well as someone’s idea (and we hope it wasn’t President Obama’s) of changing the color of the company’s iconic logo from blue to green. Of course there’s also an update on who might be the big winner of our GM Bankruptcy Bonanza as well as an announcement on Jason Vines’ AAH absence. All this and more on this week’s edition of Autoline After Hours.

Autoline After Hours 14 - Brand Flakes

Jul 3, 2009 1:08:06

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With the screwy way auto brands are moving around these days it’s like trying to watch the pea in a shell game. Hummer’s going here, Saturn there and Saab who know’s where? Well one guy who may not have all the answers but certainly has a good idea is Charlie Hughes, the former auto exec with Land Rover and Mazda (to name two), author of the book Branding Iron and our guest on this week’s edition of Autoline After Hours. He joins John, Peter & Jason to discuss the future of the bankrupt Detroit Two, where Ford fits into the mix, as well as a bevy of other brand analysis. And after they handle this week’s Rapid Fire segment Jason updates us on on the leaders in the After Hours GM Bankruptcy Bonanza. We’re getting closer to a winner. Have a great and safe 4th of July everyone.

Autoline After Hours 13 - Dame Diesel

Jun 20, 2009 1:10:43

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Octogenarian autowriting and racing icon Denise McCluggage joins the boys — John, Peter and Jason — for a 60-minute high speed discussion on all things automotive. Starting with a black and white look back into her past as a guest on the ’50s game show To Tell the Truth and onto her passionate desire for diesel future, they manage to squeeze in a few other topics like Cash for Clunkers, Chrysler’s Empty Product Pantry and even a marriage proposal for Ms. McCluggage. Maybe she’ll deal with that one in our Rapid Fire round. Oh, and don’t forget to get an update on where you stand with our After Hours contest on just when GM will exit Bankruptcy. Sad to report, we already have some losers.

Autoline After Hours 12 - Ankle Deep

Jun 20, 2009 1:13:32

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This week–despite the requisite beers–a very sober After Hours as we go into the nitty gritty of what’s going on at the bankrupt GM. John McElroy and the regulars, Peter De Lorenzo of AutoExtremist.com and PR master Jason Vines, are joined by Mark LaNeve, General Motors’ VP of Sales, Service and Marketing, to discuss the recovery the company is trying to wade through. What’s with the GM image spots? Why won’t GM create a Chevy version of the G8? How are GM’s dealers handling the end of their livelihoods? Plus, Mark answers your questions in our Rapid Fire segment.

Autoline After Hours 11 - I Love Gooold!

Jun 13, 2009 1:08:32

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Another week and another "golden" After Hours. John McElroy and the regulars, Peter De Lorenzo of AutoExtremist.com and PR master Jason Vines, are joined by John Mendel, Executive VP of American Honda, to discuss the automotive week that was. Honda celebrates 50 years, Mendel weighs in on Fiat’s restructuring efforts and Rush Limbaugh gets an earful from the resident Republican. Plus, we answer your questions in our "Rapid Fire" segment and we announce the details of our new GM Bankruptcy contest.

Autoline After Hours 10 - How's That Workin' Out for You?

Jun 5, 2009 1:08:12

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Another historic week in the auto industry and you can be sure the "After Hours" boys aren’t far behind. John McElroy and the regulars, Peter De Lorenzo of AutoExtremist.com and gonzo PR ace Jason Vines, are joined by Tom Walsh of the Detroit Free Press to discuss the automotive week that was. Tom calls on the ghost of John DeLorean, Bob Nardelli finds himself in a scandal over Viper and, oh yes, GM files for bankruptcy! Plus, we answer a few of your questions in our "Rapid Fire" segment and we celebrate 10 years of the AutoExtremist.

Autoline After Hours 9 - An Evening with Cheddar Cheese

May 30, 2009 1:29:46

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On this week’s riveting installment of Autoline After Hours, McElroy and the gang delve into a topic worthy of a Shakespearean tragedy they try to dig-up the root cause of Detroit’s painful decline. Of course John is joined in the studio by Peter De Lorenzo, but the other third of the regular After Hours gang, Jason Vines, is out of town so he joins the fray via telephone. Standing in, or rather sitting in for Vines and getting his baptism by fire in the conversation crucible is Csaba Csere, long-time industry expert and former editor-in-chief of Car and Driver. This week, the group discusses and a diversity of topics ranging from horses and Fudge to cheddar cheese oh and, by the way, some of the colossal blunders that backed GM into the corner it’s in today. As always, your participation in the discussion is paramount. We take more of your questions and comments in the edgy Rapid-Fire segment in the latter half of the broadcast. You do not want to miss this installment of Autoline After Hours, the most candid discussion around.

Autoline After Hours 8 - That's Not My Cup of CAFE

May 22, 2009 1:08:46

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Count your lucky stars, McElroy made it back to the lower 48 safe and sound following his business trip to King Kamehameha’s realm. Joining John and regulars Peter De Lorenzo and Jason Vines are two After Hours newbies. Making their big debuts on the program are famous open-wheel racing reporter Robin Miller, and Sam Abuelsamid, a cornerstone of the Autoblog franchise. This week, the quintet discusses and debates a diversity of topics ranging from whether GM will build the Volt to climate change to the Indy 500 and a host of other hot news items impacting the industry. Of course you can participate in the discussion as well. We take more of your questions and comments in the edgy "Rapid-Fire" segment in the latter half of the broadcast. As always, you do not want to miss this installment of "Autoline After Hours" the most candid car-themed discussion around.

Autoline After Hours 7 - Peter's Principles

May 15, 2009 1:02:09

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With McElroy AWOL in the Aloha State, Mr. Autoextremist Peter De Lorenzo takes the helm to guide "Autoline After Hours" through stormy seas. Joining tonight’s provisional skipper is PR veteran, Jason Vines. Also, putting their two-cents in are first-time AAH guests David Welch of BusinessWeek and Car and Driver’s freshly-minted editor-in-chief, Eddie Alterman. This quartet of industry experts discusses everything from Chrysler’s earth-shattering dealership cuts and rumors that GM is abandoning its Detroit headquarters, to other hot news topics impacting the industry. Of course later in the broadcast they answer your questions in the popular "Rapid-Fire" segment. You don’t want to miss this installment of "Autoline After Hours" the most candid car-themed discussion around. John will be back in the captain’s chair next week.

Autoline After Hours 6 - Rally Cap Roundtable

May 8, 2009 1:02:09

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You’ve got to check this one out. McElroy and his “After Hours” cohorts Mr. AutoExtremist Peter De Lorenzo and public relations master Jason Vines are joined in the studio by Mark Phelan, car critic from the Detroit Free Press to discuss the hottest automotive topics from the past week – and beyond. On the docket and up for discussion, a variety of subjects ranging from Chrysler’s survival to when the car market will bounce back. Also, it seems everyone from the Chinese to Roger Penske is eyeing Saturn now that the General is done with it. And did Toyota get greedy? Plus, we put you in the driver’s seat again with another rousing edition of “Rapid-Fire.” You DO NOT want to miss this installment of Autoline After Hours, the most candid car-themed discussion around.

Autoline After Hours 5 - Perfect Apologists

May 1, 2009 59:11

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Well, here it is folks, the one you'll either love, hate or love to hate. John McElroy and "After Hours" regulars Peter De Lorenzo of AutoExtremist.com and gonzo PR ace Jason Vines are joined by Robert Farago, Publisher of The Truth About Cars, to discuss the automotive week that was. Chrysler's Bankruptcy is announced by the President of the United States and Pontiac is no more. Robert Farago and the After Hours crew debate the merits of saving the Detroit automakers. Plus, we answer a few of your questions in our new "Rapid Fire" segment.

Autoline After Hours 4 - The Humpback Compromise

Apr 24, 2009 1:05:42

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John McElroy and "After Hours" regulars Peter De Lorenzo, of AutoExtremist.com and gonzo PR ace Jason Vines are joined by Editor-in-Chief Matt Delorenzo of Road & Track to discuss the automotive week that was. Does the finally unveiled Panamera betray its Porsche roots? Chrysler is getting prepped for a bankruptcy next week and GM announces a 9-week shut down this summer. The Shanghai auto show was a dud. Is the era of the spectacular auto show a thing of the past? Plus, we rate the Toyota brands.

Autoline After Hours 3 - Death of Two Giants

Apr 17, 2009 1:11:36

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John McElroy and "After Hours" regulars Peter De Lorenzo, of AutoExtremist.com and gonzo PR ace Jason Vines are joined by auto journalist and Twitter pioneer Michael Banovsky of vLane.com to discuss the automotive week that was. Fiat's Sergio Marchione threatens to walk away from a Chrysler deal if the unions don't fall in line. Would a GM by any other name sell ... better? The IIHS rears its ugly head once again to proclaim small cars are death traps. Plus, we rate the Chrysler brands.

Autoline After Hours 2 - Broomin' the Board

Apr 10, 2009 59:59

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John McElroy and "After Hours" regulars Peter De Lorenzo, of AutoExtremist.com and gonzo PR ace Jason Vines are joined by reknowned Automotive Consultant Maryann Keller to discuss the automotive week that was. Segway teams up with GM for Project PUMA, is it just an electric rickshaw or a way to show GM is hip and advanced despite all the bad press of late? A round-up of the New York Auto Show. Should GM's board be subject to a clean sweep? Plus, we rate the Ford brands.

Autoline After Hours 1 - Automotive Socialism

Apr 7, 2009 55:59

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John McElroy and "After Hours" regulars Peter De Lorenzo, of AutoExtremist.com and gonzo PR ace Jason Vines are joined by John Neff of Autoblog.com to discuss this week's momentous automotive news. General Motors CEO & Chairman Rick Wagoner is fired by the President of the United States. Designer Peter Horbury leaves Ford to work for Volvo. Plus, we rate the GM brands.