UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Can an Italian-built Jeep make it in America?
- Detroit Auto Show 2015: what we saw, what we liked, what we didn’t see, and what we didn’t care about
- Volkswagen is dominating everywhere in the world, it seems, except the U.S.
All that and much more with Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Dave Sullivan, AutoPacific; Jeff Sabatini, Car and Driver.
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Dr. Mustafa Mohatarem, Chief Economist, General Motors; Emily Kolinski Morris, Chief Economist, Ford; Charles Chesbrough, Senior Principal Economist, IHS Automotive. Topic: 2015 Auto Industry Financial Outlook.
The economy is growing. Automakers are building cars and trucks that customers want. And car sales, in fact, are nearly back to the glory days before the fall as they push 17 million in the U.S. But are things really that great or are we wearing rose-colored glasses? On this week’s Autoline John McElroy is joined by some of the top economists in the auto industry for their perspectives on where we are. His guests include: Dr. Mustafa Mohatarem, Chief Economist, General Motors; Emily Kolinski Morris, Chief Economist, Ford; Charles Chesbrough, Senior Principal Economist, IHS Automotive.
- 2014 Has Ford Seeing Red
- FCA’s Net Profit Plunges in 2014
- Millennials Headed to the Dealer
- McLaren-Honda Reveal New F1 Car
- Alpine Gearing Up for Production
- Gran Turismo 6′s Retro Racer
- We Dive Into the 2015 Jeep Renegade
- Mercedes Outsources R-Class Production
- GoPro Mount Standard on New Tacoma
- Plans for a New Mitsubishi Sedan Stall
- Acura Hits 2 Million Milestone In U.S.
- Detroit Automakers Fight Currency Manipulation
- Who Saves More Fuel?
- Big Money Big Into the Auto Industry
- TI Automotive Acquired by Investment Firm
- January Car Sales Expected to Thaw
- Toyota to Help Produce Mini Mini
- New F-150 Raptor Will Pack More Punch
- You Said It!
Steven Szakaly is the Chief Economist for the NADA. He talks with John McElroy about his forecast for automotive sales over the next few years including when the next downturn is likely to happen. He also weighs in on controversial long-term car loans and explains why they aren’t a problem. Additionally, he comments on the effect of gas prices on sales, millennial trends and perfecting OEM-dealer collaboration in online marketing.
Steve Lind is the President of Kelley Blue Book. He talks with John McElroy about what makes the brand as cutting edge as ever while preparing to celebrate 90 years in the business. Lind comments on pricing transparency as well as KBB’s ability to help dealers communicate with customers based on their personalized shopping patterns.
Rob Kurnick is the President of Penske Automotive. He talks with John McElroy about the company’s outlook for 2015, the state of OEM-dealer relations and how to make better use of the customer’s time in the dealership.
- Honda Dumps Takata for New Accord
- Automakers Agree to Remove Copper from Brakes
- Detroit Carmakers Shine at 24 Hours of Daytona
- New Study Says Millenials Like Driving
- Elon Musk Appears On ‘The Simpsons’
- Dealers Look To Cut Car Buying Time
- Manheim Creates Mobile Auctions
Steve Hill is the Vice President of Sales, Service & Marketing for General Motors. He talks with John McElroy about the company’s Shop-Click-Drive program that its dealers are using to make the car buying experience more palatable for the younger generation of drivers they want to bring into showrooms.