AAH #267 – Inside the Inner Sanctum of Honda’s Racing Factory

November 21st, 2014 at 6:21pm

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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 & COO, HPD; Marc Sours, Sr. Mgr. Commercial & 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.

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ATW #1837 - The Consumers’ Bible

November 20th, 2014 at 4:00pm



Jake Fisher, Consumer Reports, Joe White, The Wall Street Journal, Brent Snavely, Detroit Free Press. Topic: Consumer Reports.

Who do you turn to when you need advice? If it’s personal, perhaps a friend; if it’s spiritual maybe a priest. But when many folks want advice on hardware – everything from a dishwasher to a smart phone to a television -- they turn to Consumer Reports: the product watchdog who has been reviewing, comparing and contrasting consumer goods since 1936. On this episode of Autoline THIS WEEK, CR’s head of auto testing Jake Fisher joins host John McElroy along with Brent Snavely of the Detroit Free Press and Joe White of the Wall Street Journal to discuss the organization’s latest test results on automotive multimedia devices.

Instant Impression: 2016 Mazda CX-3 – LA Auto Show 2014

November 20th, 2014 at 3:33pm

Here’s a very quick initial impression of Mazda’s new entry into the subcompact CUV space. See what John McElroy thinks about what the Mazda CX-3 brings to the table.

2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport is Just the Start – LA Auto Show 2014

November 20th, 2014 at 2:31pm

Dr. Ralf Speth, CEO of Jaguar Land Rover, emphasizes that the Discovery Sport is just the first to debut in a family of future Discovery vehicles. John McElroy asks him what the relatives may look like, we find out more about why JLR calls this a 5+2, and will manufacturing in China mean a JLR volume boom?

AD #1505 – More LA Reveals, Toyota Updates “Big Prius,” Don’t Praise Free Hydrogen

November 20th, 2014 at 11:57am

Runtime: 7:28

- Chrysler Unveils New 300
- Full Look at Mercedes-Maybach S600
- Lexus Reveals Future Design with Roadster
- 2015 Prius v Updates
- Chevy’s Chaparral-Inspired Race Car
- Audi prologue Hints at Future Design
- Audi Fuel Cell in A7 Skin
- VW Shows Flexibility of MQB Platform
- Why Automakers Are Giving Hydrogen Away

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2016 Honda HR-V the Perfect “Fit” for Young Buyers? – LA Auto Show 2014

November 19th, 2014 at 8:42pm

It’s no secret that the subcompact CUV is the “in” thing of late. But with the introduction of the HR-V stateside at the LA Auto Show, Honda thinks that by basing the vehicle on its Fit platform it might just have the right recipe to bring in young first-time customers. Here’s a quick look at some of the details of the new model including when to expect it and how much you’ll pay.

2016 Ford Explorer Goes Platinum – LA Auto Show 2014

November 19th, 2014 at 7:37pm

With a bold new in-your-face styling theme, the 2016 Ford Explorer looks poised to go up against the likes of GMC. Perhaps that’s why for the first time ever they’re offering a Platinum Series that offers a well-appointed interior to go with the exterior design. Chief Engineer Arie Groeneveld discusses all that and more with John McElroy at the 2014 LA Auto Show.

2015 Chrysler 300: Baby Bentley Reborn – LA Auto Show 2014

November 19th, 2014 at 6:09pm

See why the President and CEO of the Chrysler Brand says the 2015 300 finally does justice to the “Baby Bentley” concept showcased years ago. The refreshed sedan has an updated design, brand new 8-speed transmission and a laundry list of safety systems. John McElroy asks him when the new car will be in showrooms, and it’s sooner than you may think.

Audi Prologue Showcases 100% New Design Language – LA Auto Show 2014

November 19th, 2014 at 5:09pm

Audi of America President Scott Keogh presents the company’s Prologue concept, which showcases the “100%” new form language that will adorn the next generation of vehicles. The concept’s interior is especially stunning with new design-friendly interfaces such as a dashboard interface for the passenger, a flexible LED screen and a 3D virtual cockpit.

2016 Mazda CX-3 Blends Hot Hatch with CUV – LA Auto Show 2014

November 19th, 2014 at 4:15pm

With the 2016 CX-3 Mazda takes its first foray into the burgeoning subcompact crossover segment. Design Director Derek Jenkins walks us through the styling of the curvy B-class vehicle and explains how Mazda worked to combine two segments in one.




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