AAH #276 – Ford Performance Pushes the R&D Envelope

February 27th, 2015 at 9:43am

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Why are impressions of the Honda HR-V embargoed for TWO months?
- J.D. Power‘s and Consumer Reports‘ “Best” Cars are totally different. What gives?

SPECIAL GUESTS: Jamie Allison, Ford Racing and Dave Pericak, Director, Ford Performance
- What’s behind Ford’s big push into racing and performance?

All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv and Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production.

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AD #1565 – Audi Reveals New R8, Paint that Makes You Police Proof, Infiniti “Tunes” Up

February 26th, 2015 at 12:01pm

Runtime: 6:46

- Honda Ridgeline to Boost MPGs
- Volvo Making Progress
- Police-Proof Paint
- Honda’s Flight Simulator
- Audi Reveals Two Vehicles Ahead of Geneva
- Infiniti “Tunes” Up

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AD #1564 – Porsche Shows Cayman GT4, Ford Increases Development Time, Nissan Discontinues Xterra

February 25th, 2015 at 11:32am

Runtime: 5:54

- Digging to the Root of Takata’s Airbag Issue
- Ford Increases Development Time Due to Recalls
- Porsche Shows High-Performance Cayman
- VW Sketches 4-Door Coupe Concept
- Toyota Refreshes the Auris
- Toyota to Test i-Road 3-Wheeler in Japan
- Nissan Puts U.S. Xterra Out to Pasture

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AD #1563 – Cadillac Teases CT6 in Ad, Chinese Crack Japanese Market, VW Sells Last Veyron

February 24th, 2015 at 11:57am

Runtime: 7:19

- U.S. Car Sales Expected to Grow
- Dock Workers Reach Deal with Shipping Companies
- Cadillac Shows Flagship Sedan in Commercial
- How Champions Help Get New Tech. Into Production
- Classic Porsche Update
- Chinese Crack Japanese Market with Bus
- VW Ends Veyron Production
- Nissan Teases New Hatchback Concept

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AD #1562 – Honda Pushes Out Ito, New Evoque Revealed, More Nations Adopt U.S. MPG Standards

February 23rd, 2015 at 11:57am

Runtime: 7:28

- Takata Slapped With Fine
- Honda Pushes Out Ito
- Nissan’s Mr. K Passes Away
- F-150 Demand Stronger Than Anticipated
- New Range Rover Evoque Revealed
- More Countries Adopting U.S. Fuel Economy Standards

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AAH #275 – At Volkswagen Schmidt Happens

February 20th, 2015 at 3:38pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- What is Apple up to?
- NASCAR becomes the WWE of motor racing.
- Can station wagons make a comeback?

SPECIAL GUEST: Oliver Schmidt, VW
- Where do automakers need to place their powertrain bets?

All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Dave Zoia, WardsAuto.com.

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AD #1561 – Volvo Closer To Autonomy, Kia Debuts New Engine, The Daytona Demolition Derby

February 20th, 2015 at 11:58am

Runtime: 7:39

- Volvo Creeps Closer To Autonomy
- Apple’s 20/20 Vision
- Kia Cee’d GT Line Debuts New Powertrain
- A Preview of Sunday’s Demolition Derby
- No, It’s Not Tow Mater
- GT, RS and ST Spell Performance

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ATW #1906 - Second at Ford

February 19th, 2015 at 4:00pm



Joe Hinrichs, EVP & President, The Americas, Ford, Alisa Priddle, Detroit Free Press, Mike Ramsey, The Wall Street Journal. Topic: Ford in the Americas.

Joe Hinrichs has been with the Ford Motor Company since 2000. Starting out as a plant manager, and gaining experience in a variety of positions throughout the company since then, today he finds himself at Glass House in Dearborn. These days he has worked his way up to executive vice president of the company as well as the man in charge of The Americas for Ford. Though the classic org chart might show any number of executives on the line just below President & CEO Mark Fields, if you quiz analysts and reporters alike, most will tell you Joe Hinrichs is indeed “Second at Ford.” And he is also this week's special guest on Autoline. Joining host John McElroy to discuss the state of Ford today with Joe is Alisa Priddle from the Detroit Free Press and the Wall Street Journal’s Mike Ramsey.

Seat Time: 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport

February 19th, 2015 at 3:44pm

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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: Seamus McElroy
Manufacturer: Tata
Make: Land Rover
Model: Discovery Sport
Type: SUV
Competitors: Audi Q5, BMW X3, Volvo XC60
Price: Base = $37,995, Top = $46,495
Made in: Halewood, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Drivetrain: 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine w/direct injection mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission
EPA Ratings: 20MPG city/26 highway/22MPG combined

Final Impression:
DiscoverySport_Interior_005Land Rover had a successful 2014 with sales increasing 9% globally compared to the year before. And with the all-new Discovery Sport going on sale this year, the company believes its success will continue.

We just got the chance to drive the new SUV in Iceland and here are our impressions. In addition to driving the vehicle in typical situations, like on the highway and in the city, we also got to drive it on snowy and icy roads. And as you would expect from a Land Rover, the Discovery Sport was up to the task in those less than ideal road conditions. But we did benefit from using studded tires. And for those who need a vehicle for more than just normal driving, there’s four driving modes to choose from. One for regular driving, one for snow and gravel, another for mud and the last one helps the Discovery Sport perform in the sand.

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AD #1560 – Apple Poaching EV Workers, New Autonomous Vehicle, Infiniti Shows QX30 Concept

February 19th, 2015 at 12:05pm

Runtime: 9:24

- Apple Poaching People for Its EV
- Peugeot Updates B-Segment 208
- Rinspeed Introduces Its Budii
- How to Overcome Cyber Security Issues
- Infiniti’s QX30 Concept
- You Said It!

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