AAH #319 – CCC: Creating the Civic Coupe

February 12th, 2016 at 10:28am

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SPECIAL GUEST: John Hwang, the Honda Civic Development Leader

UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- In-depth look at award-winning Honda Civic
- Why Honda still scores with the coupe
- The Super Bowl Ad Tally: Automaker winners & losers

All that and much more with John McElroy of Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design & Production; and Henry Payne, the auto critic of The Detroit News.

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ATW #2006 - Driving Matters

February 11th, 2016 at 4:00pm



Robert Davis, SVP, Mazda USA Operations, Mazda NA; Dutch Mandel, Autoweek; Todd Lassa, Automobile. Topic: Mazda.

Driving has always mattered at Mazda. From its iconic “Zoom-Zoom” tagline to classic cars like the Miata to its involvement with motorsports, this small Japanese company remains a favorite of automotive enthusiasts around the world. Joining John McElroy on this special edition of Autoline is the Senior Vice President of Mazda’s North American Operations, Robert Davis. Rounding out the panel are Todd Lassa from Automobile and Dutch Mandel of Autoweek.

AD #1797 – Opel Gets Version of the Bolt, Why Youth Brands Almost Never Work, Tesla’s Stock Up After Record Losses

February 11th, 2016 at 11:45am

Runtime: 7:25

- Opel Gets Its Own Version of the Bolt EV
- SEAT Shows First SUV
- Why Scion Failed
- Nissan Updates Full-Size Armada
- Tesla’s Stock Up After Record Losses
- GM Sells Used Cars Online

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AD #1796 – Nay Sayers Forecast Financial Doomsday, NHTSA Considers AI a “Driver,” Chevy Trax Gets a Face Lift

February 10th, 2016 at 11:36am

Runtime: 7:42

- Naysayers Forecast Financial Doomsday
- NHTSA Considers Artificial Intelligence a “Driver”
- Chevrolet Trax Updated for 2017
- Ford Tests Wearables on Assembly Line
- You Said It!

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AD #1795 – Russia Falling Faster Than Expected, Diesels Hold Their Own Despite VW, EPA Wants to Kill Race Cars

February 9th, 2016 at 11:49am

Runtime: 6:15

- Tesla Stock Takes a Tumble
- Russia Falling Faster Than Expected
- Diesels Holding Their Own
- Ferrari Shows 4-Seat FF Replacement
- New Regulation Would Kill Production-Based Race Cars
- Low Fuel Prices Help V8 Sales

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AD #1794 – VW to Offer “Generous Compensation,” Datsun Unveils Crossover Concept, VW’s Culture of Fear

February 8th, 2016 at 11:35am

Runtime: 7:10

- VW to Offer Diesel Owners “Generous Compensation”
- VW Delays Financial Results Report
- VW’s Truck Unit Wants IPO
- Datsun Unveils Crossover Concept
- Audi’s Super Bowl Ad Paying Off
- Ex-VW Chair Created Culture of Fear

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AD #1793 – Chevy Volt Electrifies Plug-In Segment, EU Shrinks Testing Gap, Can Car Sales Stay Red Hot?

February 5th, 2016 at 11:30am

Runtime: 7:06

- EU Passes Controversial Emission Test Plan
- Performance Audi Q3 Gets More Power
- Chevy Volt Electrifies Plug-In Segment
- Used Battery Packs Get 2nd Life
- Will the U.S. Car Market Stay Hot in 2016?

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AAH #318 – Bob Lutz: Live, Lively & Unscripted

February 5th, 2016 at 11:26am

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SPECIAL GUEST: Bob Lutz, the former General Motors Vice Chairman and current Chairman of VLF Automotive

UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- An inside look at VLF Automotive and its flagship product
- Brands & Products getting the axe
- What’s the latest with VW & Diesels?

All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; and Csaba Csere, Contributing Editor, Car and Driver

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ATW #2005 - The Economy Through Automaker Eyes

February 4th, 2016 at 4:00pm



Mustafa Mohatarem, Chief Economist, GM; Emily Kolinski Morris, Chief Economist, Ford; Charles Chesbrough, Sr. Principal Economist, IHS Automotive. Topic: Auto Economic Outlook.

Back in the day, General Motors was so big there was a famous quote that went: if GM sneezes, America catches cold. Even though its stranglehold on the economy is not as great as it once was, GM and the rest of today’s auto manufacturers still play a significant economic role. That’s why it’s important to see how the car companies make their internal predictions. Joining John McElroy on this week’s Autoline to talk economy is Mustafa Mohatarem, the chief economist for GM, Emily Kolinski Morris, Ford’s chief economist as well as Charles Chesbrough, the Senior Principal Economist for IHS Automotive.

AD #1792 – Toyota Puts Scion to Pasture, GM Posts Strong 2015 Earnings, Use of Structural Adhesives Explodes

February 4th, 2016 at 11:34am

Runtime: 6:47

- GM’s 2015 Earnings
- GM Opens New Performance Center
- Toyota Kills Off Scion
- New Active Aerodynamic Trick
- Use of Structural Adhesives Explodes

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