AD #1361 – UAW Withdraws VW Appeal, Fields New Ford CEO, NHTSA Doesn’t Need More Money

April 22nd, 2014 at 11:51am

Runtime: 8:40

- UAW Withdraws NLRB Appeal
- Fields to Replace Mulally at Ford
- Automakers Expanding in China
- Nissan Shows Lannia Concept
- Honda’s Concept B for China
- Hyundai Unveils Small SUV in China
- Daimler’s New All-Electric Vehicle
- More Money Won’t Help NHTSA Solve Problems

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Seat Time: 2014 Chevrolet Malibu 2LZ

April 21st, 2014 at 8:30am

2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Seat Time is a chance for us to share our impressions of vehicles being tested in the Autoline Garage and at media previews from around the globe.

Manufacturer: General Motors
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Malibu 2LZ
Model Range: 4-door sedan
Competitors: Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Ford Fusion
Trim Levels: LS, LT, LTZ
Price Range: Base: $22,140. Price as tested: $35,995
Made in: Kansas City, KS
Drivetrain: 259 hp, 2.0 l turbo I-4 w/ 6-speed automatic
EPA Ratings: 21 city/30 highway/24 combined. Observed: 21.7 mpg.

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Seat Time: 2014 Mazda3

April 18th, 2014 at 3:00pm

2014 Mazda3

Seat Time is a chance for us to share our impressions of vehicles being tested in the Autoline Garage and at media previews from around the globe.

Manufacturer: Mazda
Make: Mazda
Model: MAZDA3 (compact segment)
Model Range: 4-door sedan/5-door hatchback
Competitors: Toyota Corolla, Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra, Honda Civic, Chevy Cruze, Nissan Sentra
Trim Levels: i SV, i Sport, i Touring, i Grand Touring, s Touring, S Grand Touring
Price Range: $17,775 to $27,325 — Delivery, Processing & Handling Fee $795
Made in: Hofu, Japan
Drivetrain: DOHC SKYACTIV 2.0-liter inline-4 FWD, DOHC SKYACTIV 2.5-liter inline-4 FWD, 6-speed manual transmission (standard), 6-speed automatic (optional)
EPA Ratings: SKYACTIV-G 2.0L MT — 29 city/40 highway; SKYACTIV-G 2.0L AT — 30 city/40 highway; SKYACTIV-G 2.5L AT — 27 city/37 highway; SKYACTIV-G 2.5L AT w/ i-ELOOP — 28 city/38 highway

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AD #1359 – Honda Reveals HR-V, Nissan Drops Drop-Top, Aluminum Cars Help Reduce Pollution

April 18th, 2014 at 11:39am

Runtime: 7:41

- Honda Reveals Fit Based SUV
- All-New 2015 Subaru Outback
- Nissan Drops CrossCabriolet
- Aluminum Cars Help Reduce Pollution
- Tesla’s Fire Fight
- Autoline This Week Preview

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ATW #1813 - Manufacturing’s New Generation

April 18th, 2014 at 11:30am



Karl Klimek, Square One Education Network, Chris Ciuca, SAE International, Tim Grewe, General Motors and FIRST Robotics. Topic: Manufacturing.

Though manufacturing has been changing the last 25 years many of the workers remained the same. Now as they prepare to retire, how do we get the millennials interested in 21st century factory work? On this week’s Autoline, John McElroy explores that question with Karl Klimek from SquareOne, the SAE’s Chris Ciuca and Tim Grewe from FIRST Robotics.

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

April 17th, 2014 at 10:23pm

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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 & 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 & Production

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AD #1358 – Dodge Tweaks Its Big Cars, GM Adds New Safety Group, Nissan Offers Free Charging

April 17th, 2014 at 11:48am

Runtime: 8:23

- Mustang on Empire State Building
- Dodge Tweaks Challenger
- Dodge Charger Redesign
- GM Adds Special Safety Group
- Nissan Offers Free Charging
- You Said It!

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Seat Time: 2014 Subaru Forester

April 17th, 2014 at 8:30am

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Seat Time is a chance for us to share our impressions of vehicles being tested in the Autoline Garage and at media previews from around the globe.

Manufacturer: Fuji Heavy Industries
Make: Subaru
Model: Forester
Model Range: Mid-Size CUV
Competitors: Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Hyundai Tucson, Nissan Rogue, VW Tiguan
Trim Levels: 2.5i, 2.0XT
Price Range: Base: $22,820; As Tested: $36,220
Made in: Ota, Gunma, Japan
Drivetrain: 2.5L BOXER 4-cylinder w/ 6spd. manual or CVT. 2.0L direct-injection turbocharged BOXER 4-cylinder w/ CVT
EPA Ratings: 2.5L w/ manual = 22 city/29 highway. 2.5L w/ CVT = 24 city/ 32 highway. 2.0L = 23 city/ 28 highway

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AD #1357 – Chevy Trax to U.S., All New Hyundai Sonata, BMW Reveals X5 eDrive

April 16th, 2014 at 12:03pm

Runtime: 6:51

- Chevy Trax to U.S.
- 2015 MINI Countryman
- All New Hyundai Sonata
- BMW X5 eDrive
- Refreshed Toyota Camry
- Refreshed Infiniti QX80 Still Ugly
- Infiniti Stretches Q70

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Seat Time: 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG

April 16th, 2014 at 11:46am

Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG

Seat Time is a chance for us to share our impressions of vehicles being tested in the Autoline Garage and at media previews from around the globe.

Manufacturer: Daimler AG
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: CLA 45 AMG
Model Range: 4-door sedan
Competitors: Cadillac CTS-V, BMW M3, Audi RS3
Trim Levels: CLA 250, CLA 45 AMG
Price Range: Base price: $30,825. Price as tested: $61,590
Made in: Kecskemet, Hungary
Drivetrain: 2.0 l I-4 turbo; 355 hp, 322 lb-ft, 7-speed DCT
EPA Ratings: 23 city/31 highway/26 combined. Observed: 23 mpg.

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