Coming Soon: Autoline on the Road from the Paris Motor Show

September 30th, 2014 at 4:25pm

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Join John McElroy as he ventures to the City of Light for the 2014 Paris Mondial de L’Automobile, better known stateside as the Paris Motor Show! Autoline will be bringing you up-to-the-minute coverage of the latest reveals and biggest automotive newsmakers on Thursday, October 2nd!

Keep checking back throughout the day as we update Autoline.tv with the most recent interviews and vehicle previews hot off the show floor. Just a few of the personalities already scheduled to appear:

Lamborghini President & CEO Stephan Winkelmann
Mercedes-Benz AMG R&D Jochen Hermann
Peugeot Head of Project V2L Ladimir Prince
Hyundai Motor Europe Head of Product Mgmt. Christian Loeer
Fiat Brand Designer Roberto Giolito
Renault Head of Eolab Laurent Taupin
Infiniti Executive Design Director Alfonso Albasia

Ongoing Paris Coverage
Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
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AD #1467 – September Sales Surge, Kia Reveals Diesel Hybrid, Euro Cars Pollute More Than Expected

September 29th, 2014 at 11:57am

Runtime: 7:22

- September Sales Surge
- Kia Reveals Optima Diesel Hybrid
- New Kia Rio
- Euro Cars Pollute More Than Expected
- Chevy Colorado & GMC Canyon Driving Impressions

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Seat Time: Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon

September 29th, 2014 at 11:26am

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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.

Reviewer: John McElroy
Manufacturer: General Motors
Make: Chevrolet, GMC
Model: Colorado, Canyon
Type: Mid-size pickup
Competitors: Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Frontier
Price: Colorado: Base $20,995, AWD Z71: $34,990; Canyon: Base $21,880, AWD SLT: $37,875
Made in: Wentzville, Missouri
Drivetrain: 2.5 L I-4; 3.6 L V-6; 6-speed manual or automatic
EPA Ratings: 2.5 L 2WD: 22 mpg combined; 3.6 V6: 21 mpg combined. AWD= -1 mpg

Final Impression:

2015 Chevrolet Colorado Z71GM’s new mid-size trucks could well revitalize the mid-size segment in the US market. Long abandoned by Ford, Ram, Mazda, VW and Mitsubishi, today only Toyota and Nissan continue to sell smaller pick-ups. But Toyota and Nissan have not updated the Tacoma or Frontier in nearly a decade, and that’s left them very vulnerable to GM’s brand spanking new models.

The Canyon and Colorado have little in common with the “global” pick-up that GM sells outside of the US and Canada. In fact, they have little in common with anything else. These are pretty much clean sheet designs, and it really shows. They are as up to date as can be, and demonstrate that GM didn’t try to break into this segment on a shoe string. In fact, they may be too good. They could easily end up cannibalizing some portion of GM’s full-size pickups. More on that later.

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

September 26th, 2014 at 5:06pm

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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 & 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.

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AD #1466 – Ram Ups Production, Korean Nissan Rogues Shipped to U.S., Free Parking for EV Owners

September 26th, 2014 at 11:47am

Runtime: 8:34

- Ram Boosts Truck Production
- Renault Samsung Ships Nissan Rogues to U.S.
- EV Owners Offered Free Parking in Germany
- Ride Sharing Secrets Revealed
- Autoline Garage – Hybrid Battery Replacement

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AD #1465 – VW’s More Versatile Golf, Mercedes GLA Impressions, Ford’s New Prisoner Hauler

September 25th, 2014 at 11:51am

Runtime: 6:01

- Renault Espace Crossover
- VW Reveals More Versatile Golf
- Opel’s Triple Shot for Paris
- Cadillac’s New Naming Scheme
- 2015 Mercedes GLA Impressions
- Ford Tricks Out Transit for Police
- Ford Adds Bodies at KC Plant

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AD #1464 – Three Honda Civics for Paris, Power-to-Weight Showdown, 2015 VW e-Golf

September 24th, 2014 at 11:52am

Runtime: 8:06

- Honda Rolls Out Three Civics for Paris
- Power-to-Weight Showdown
- Chrysler 200 Google Factory Tour
- 3D Printing Brings Customization for Consumers
- Seat Time: 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

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Seat Time: 2014 Lexus ES

September 23rd, 2014 at 3:00pm

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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.

Reviewer: Chip Drake
Manufacturer: Toyota
Make: Lexus
Model: ES
Type: 4-door sedan
Competitors: Cadillac ATS, Acura TL
Price: MSRP: $36,470; AS TESTED: $42,195 + $910 D & H = $43,105
Made in: Toyota’s Miyata plant in Miyawaka, Fukuoka in Japan
Drivetrain: 3.5 Liter 268HP Four Cam 24-Valve V6
EPA Ratings: 21 City, 31 Highway, 24 Combined

Final Impression:

2013_Lexus_ES_350_19The Lexus ES is a “nice” car. Notice the quote marks because that’s the writer’s sotto voce way of saying BUTTTTTT…

Let’s start with what’s to like about the car. The design is good, not great, but good for a mid-range luxury car. And there’s certainly nothing wrong with that 3.5-Liter V6 engine. It delivers on performance both on the highway and driving around town along with the promised MPGs. Plus, the 4-wheel independent MacPherson strut-type suspension gives you the sweet ride that Lexus is known for.

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AD #1463 – Cadillac Moves Headquarters, UAW Negotiations 101, Tires Made From Shrubs

September 23rd, 2014 at 12:00pm

Runtime: 7:19

- Cadillac Moves Its Headquarters
- Cadillac Names New Head of American Sales
- UAW Negotiations 101
- Bridgestone’s Sustainable Tires
- Colorado/Canyon EPA Ratings
- You Said It!

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AD #1462 – Infiniti Partners with Dongfeng, Steel Fights Back, Sprinter Tops Residuals

September 22nd, 2014 at 11:46am

Runtime: 6:52

- Infiniti Partners with Dongfeng
- Mitsubishi to Supply Fiat with Trucks
- Sprinter Tops Residuals
- ArcelorMittal Develops New Lightweight Steel Frame
- New Mustang Nails It
- The Story of Chevy’s Small Block V8

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