AAH #365 – Adient: The Inside Story

February 17th, 2017 at 11:00am

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NEWS TOPICS:
01:13 - Adient: Re-imagining automotive seating
37:55- Doctor Data
41:38 - Hybrid/EV Affordability
54:00 – GM/PSA: Start of Consolidation, or Simply a Sale?
1:00:20 - Ford’s Big Bet on AI

SPECIAL GUEST: Tom Gould, Director of Design, Research & Craftsmanship, Adient

PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, AD&P; Todd Lassa, Automobile

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ATW #2108 - The Future Closing In

February 16th, 2017 at 4:00pm



Erez Dagan, Sr. VP Advanced Development Strategy, Mobileye; Peter Rawlinson, CTO, Lucid Motors; Alexander Mankowsky, Mercedes-Benz, Future Studies & Ideation. Topic: Auto Technology Outlook.

It used to be that the CES convention in Las Vegas was a big electronics show. But since the automakers started coming a few years back it’s looking more and more like a car & technology show. Join host John McElroy from the floor of CES 2017 with his guests from the cutting edge software firm Mobileye, luxury electric carmaker Lucid Motors as well as the futurist from Mercedes-Benz.

AD #2047 – Ioniq EV Cheaper to Operate Than Bolt EV, New Jaguars Give You Gas, Israel: Automotive Powerhouse?

February 16th, 2017 at 11:44am

Runtime: 7:15

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- Hyundai Ioniq EV Cheaper to Operate Than Bolt EV
- Jaguar Teams with Shell
- Israel Emerging as Automotive Powerhouse
- U.K. Doctors Want to Ban Diesels
- Peugeot Shows New Electric Van
- Dodge Teases the Demon’s Special Tires

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AD #2046 – Hyundai Gets Aggressive with Ioniq Pricing, Citroen Shows Attractive Small Van, Will Autonomous Owners Share?

February 15th, 2017 at 11:47am

Runtime: 6:38

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- Hyundai Sets Price for Ioniq Hybrid & EV
- Citroen SpaceTourer 4X4 E Concept
- GM Lost $20 Billion on Opel
- Ford Spends $200 Million on Wind Tunnel
- Chinese Pronunciation of Popular Car Brands
- Autonomous Owners Won’t Want to Share

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AD #2045 – Hack-Proof Cars Could Come Soon, PSA Wants to Buy Opel, Mercedes Taps Horse & Buggy Styling

February 14th, 2017 at 11:48am

Runtime: 7:58

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- Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet
- PSA Wants to Buy Opel
- Ferrari’s Revenue Breakdown
- China Blocks Korean Battery Makers
- Why We Need Autonomous Cars
- Experts Say Hack-Proof Cars Coming Soon

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AD #2044 – Tesla Worker Approaches UAW, Ferrari Mints Money, Chevy Releases Fuel Econonmy Figures for Cruze Diesel

February 13th, 2017 at 11:47am

Runtime: 6:50

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- Tesla Worker Pleads for Union at Plant
- Ferrari’s 2016 Earnings
- Ford Invests $1 Billion in AI
- More Details on New Vauxhall Insignia Wagon
- PSA Faces Diesel Prosecution
- EPA-Estimates for Chevy Cruze Diesel Sedan
- OEMs Ask Trump to Re-Open Mid-Term Review

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AD #2043 – New Challenger Celebrates Mopar’s 80th B-Day, Bernhard Leaves Daimler, Hyundai Unveils the Elantra GT

February 10th, 2017 at 11:53am

Runtime: 9:08

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- Bernhard Leaves Daimler
- Mercedes Metris Concept
- New Challenger Celebrates Mopar’s 80th B-Day
- Dodge Demon Sucks More than the Hellcat
- Nissan Titan King Cab Revealed
- Hyundai Unveils the Elantra GT
- Toyota Drops A Couple TRDs in Chicago
- More Contract Assembly In U.S.

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AAH #364 – Nissan, NADA, & The Chicago Auto Show

February 9th, 2017 at 6:14pm

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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:

01:15Dave Sloan, Chicago Auto Show General Manager
07:01Fred Diaz, Division VP & GM North American Trucks, Nissan NA
20:20Mark Scarpelli, NADA 2017 Chairman
32:58Doctor Data
34:20PANEL DISCUSSION: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, AD&P; Paul Brian, ABC Stations; Kirk Bell, Motor Authority

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ATW #2107 - More Than Just Military

February 9th, 2017 at 4:00pm



Andy Hove, CEO, AM General; John Stoll, The Wall Street Journal; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production. Topic AM General.

It may be hard to believe but the historic Willys Jeep wasn’t created by an automaker but rather an independent manufacturer, that today goes by the name of AM General. As the only full-scale contract assembly facility in the U.S., the company currently produces everything from the military’s HUMVEE to the Mercedes-Benz R Class Crossover. Joining host John McElroy and his panel in studio to discuss his company and what it creates today is Chief Executive Officer Andy Hove.

AD #2042 – More Drama Brewing in VW Land, Chevy is Seeing Red, European Cars More Fun Than American Cars

February 9th, 2017 at 11:35am

Runtime: 8:22

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- VW Considers Legal Action Against Former Chairman
- China’s Car Sales Slip in January
- Chevrolet Introduces New Redline Option
- Nissan Expands its Midnight Edition Package
- Chevrolet Sets Price for New Colorado ZR2
- American vs. European AWD Settings

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