AAH #252 – Kicking Truck Tires with Ford’s Matt O’Leary

August 1st, 2014 at 3:10pm

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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 & Production; Lindsay Brooke, SAE.

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ATW #1826 - Focusing on the Future

July 31st, 2014 at 6:00pm



Sheryl Connelly, Global Trends & Futuring, Ford, Gadi Amit, NewDealDesign.com, John Gerzema, CEO, BAV Consulting. Topic: Global car trends.

It wasn’t until the late 20th Century that the all-powerful auto industry started to realize it didn’t operate in an autonomous protected bubble; that forces around the world impacted everything it did. So many of the manufacturers started to pay closer attention to trends, not just in their backyard but around the world. On this week’s Autoline John McElroy is joined by three experts who make it their business to not only watch but sometimes affect global trends including: Marketing strategist John Gerzema, Sheryl Connelly from Ford and technology designer Gadi Amit.

AD #1426 – VW Posts Mixed Earnings, CAFE Standards Ramp Up, MINI’s Coast-to-Coast Trip

July 31st, 2014 at 12:02pm

Runtime: 8:32

- Global Car Sales Strong
- VW’s Mixed Q2 Earnings
- Cost of Going Aluminum
- Uphill Climb to CAFE Standards
- MINI Takes the States

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AD #1425 – Fiat’s Q2 Results, 2015 Lexus NX, Cadillac ATS Stretched for China

July 30th, 2014 at 12:01pm

Runtime: 6:56

- Fiat’s Q2 Results
- Toyota Maintains Global Sales Lead
- 2015 Lexus NX
- U.K. Cracks Down On Phone Use in Cars
- Cadillac ATS Stretched
- Autoline Garage

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AD #1424 – Honda Up… Renault Down, Baidu Doing Autonomy? Don’t Diss Dealer Franchise

July 29th, 2014 at 11:51am

Runtime: 7:20

- Honda Financial Earnings
- Renault Financial Earnings
- Kia Sorento’s Third Generation
- Electronic Parking Brakes for the Masses
- Autonomy? Don’t Mind if Baidu
- Rethinking the Dealer Franchise System

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Seat Time: 2014 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC Wagon

July 29th, 2014 at 9:09am

2014 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC Wagon

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.

Reviewer: Chip Drake
Manufacturer: Daimler AG
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: E350 Wagon
Type: Sport Wagon
Competitors: Volvo XC70, Acura TSX Sportwagen, Cadillac CTS wagon (BMW 5 Series wagon, Audi A6 Avant — currently unavailable in U.S.)
Price: $58,600 (base); $73,275 (as tested)
Made in: Final Assembly: Sindelfingen, Germany (Engine & Transmisson from Germany)
Drivetrain: 3.5-Liter V 6 Engine w/ Direct Injection (302horsepower)
EPA Ratings: 19city, 26highway, (21combined)

Final Impression:

2014 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC Wagon InteriorThe station wagon was once an unquestioned icon of American car culture. From the ’60s Woody Wagon to the Griswold’s Family Truckster to the even Simpson’s animated Canyonero, it was the moveable feast for a variety of U.S. families. But then the minivan became de rigueur followed closely by the crossover, leaving the wagon wandering for 21st century relevance. But thanks to Europe, the station wagon never fully disappeared from American roads. Volvo and VW continue to lead the way with the German luxury brands adding models to the station wagon stable until there was only one. So when the LAST LUXURY WAGON STANDING — a Mercedes-Benz E350 — showed up in the Autoline driveway it was time to evaluate the state of today’s station wagon.

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AD #1423 – SAAR at 17 Million? Former GM CEO Speaks Out, OEMs Ahead of EPA Curve

July 28th, 2014 at 11:55am

Runtime: 7:55

- Could July SAAR Hit 17 Million?
- Nissan’s Ghosn has the Golden Touch
- Ford: Buyers Willing to Pay Even More for Pickups
- Former GM CEO Speaks Out on Recall Issues
- Automakers Ahead of EPA Curve
- Recap of Automotive Fantasy Draft 2014

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AAH #251 – 2014 Automotive Fantasy Draft

July 25th, 2014 at 3:39pm

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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

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AD #1422 – U.S. Car Sales Strong, Aston Teases New Lagonda, China’s Top 10 Automakers

July 25th, 2014 at 12:05pm

Runtime: 8:12

- U.S. Car Sales Continue to Rise
- OEMs Want to Delay EV Sound Rule
- Aston Teases New Lagonda Sedan
- GM Cars Now Internet Ready
- China’s Top 10 Automakers
- Buying a Car in 2014

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ATW #1825 - Buying a Car in 2014

July 24th, 2014 at 6:00pm



Jim Prueter, Costco Auto Buying Program, Larry Dominique, Automotive Lease Guide/TrueCar, Scott LaRiche, Lou LaRiche Chevrolet - Detroit. Topic: Car buying.

Do you still go to your dealership and kick the tires? Or are you one of those that go online and buy your car? These days you can get a new car in a variety of ways including from Costco, yes, you read correctly Costco the warehouse retailer! This week on Autoline join host John McElroy along with TrueCar’s Larry Dominique, Jim Prueter from Costco and traditional Chevy dealer Scott LaRiche as they discuss options for today’s 2014 new car customer.




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