AAH #389 – FCA, PSA, & Looking For A Parking Spot

August 18th, 2017 at 10:30am

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NEWS:
00:00 – Preshow
10:25 – NAFTA talks begin this week; What to expect?
18:48 – PSA’s unusual approach to the North American market
26:30 – Are the Chinese going to buy FCA?
41:03 – Doctor Data: Looking for Parking
49:10 – Will Chevy’s diesel advantage overtake the hybrid competition?
1:16:43 – Postshow

PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Dave Sullivan, AutoPacific; Joann Muller, Forbes.com

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37 Seconds with the 2017 Ford Transit Cargo Van

August 18th, 2017 at 10:00am



Vehicle: 2017 Ford Transit Cargo Van
Price (as driven): $49,360

AD #2171 – U.S Car Market Stronger Than Reported, New Hydroforming Technique, ZF’s Vision Zero

August 17th, 2017 at 11:55am

Runtime: 8:53

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- Dyson EV Speculation Heats Up
- U.S Car Market Stronger Than Reported
- New Hydroforming Technique
- Chery Teases First Euro Model
- Toyota Tests New Car Share App
- ZF’s Vision Zero

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AD #2170 – Chevy Cuts the Price of the Tahoe, FCA Joins Autonomous Partnership, Easy Mile Expands To Texas

August 16th, 2017 at 11:56am

Runtime: 8:51

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- FCA Joins Autonomous Partnership
- Easy Mile Expands To Texas
- Opel Reveals New Vivaro
- Chevy Cuts the Price of the Tahoe
- You Said It!

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AD #2169 – Automakers Have Too Many Models, Equinox Diesel Flirts w/ 40MPG, Who’s Next in Line for FCA CEO?

August 15th, 2017 at 11:30am

Runtime: 8:45

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- Too Many Car Companies, Too Many Models
- Chevy Equinox Diesel Fuel Economy Ratings
- Ferrari Considers Dino-Like Entry Level Car
- Mazda to Restore Original Miatas
- Tires Need to Be More Durable
- John’s Top Picks for Next FCA CEO, Plus a Dark Horse

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AD #2168 – Why Honda Can Survive On Its Own, Infiniti Reveals Retro Racecar, Could A Chinese OEM Buy FCA?

August 14th, 2017 at 11:43am

Runtime: 6:49

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- Could A Chinese OEM Buy FCA?
- Merkel Criticizes German Auto Industry
- Big Trucks Post Big Gains
- Ram Heavy-Duty Sets Torque Record
- Infiniti Reveals Retro Racecar
- Why Honda Can Survive On Its Own

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AD #2167 – Ride-Sharing Could Hurt Car Ownership, GM Makes Financial Progress, Chevy Unveils Stylish NASCAR Camaro ZL1

August 11th, 2017 at 11:48am

Runtime: 8:45

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- Ride-Sharing Could Hurt Car Ownership
- Suppliers Doubt Musk’s EV Predictions
- GM Makes Financial Progress
- Porsche’s Embarrassing Engine Issues
- Consortium Formed To Handle Big Data
- Chevy Unveils Stylish NASCAR Camaro ZL1
- Infiniti’s Retro Racecar Looks Older than Infiniti Itself
- The Story of Fordlandia

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AD #2166 – Secondary Loop A/C System, Continental’s Wild Wheel & Brake Combo, Hot Stamping Gets Cold Shoulder

August 10th, 2017 at 11:45am

Runtime: 8:34

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- Tata & MAHLE Develop Secondary Loop A/C System
- Continental’s Wild New Wheel Concept
- Steel Industry Develops New High-Strength Steel
- Tesla to Test Electric, Autonomous Semi Truck
- 2018 Ford F-150 Powertrain Updates
- Mazda’s Take on California’s Goals

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AD #2165 – The Turbocharger Take Over, PSA’s Unique Mobility Approach, VW Offers Big Incentives for Diesel Trade-In

August 9th, 2017 at 11:54am

Runtime: 8:33

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- VW Offers Big Incentives for Diesel Trade-In
- Toyota Partners With 7-Eleven to Test Fuel Cells
- The Turbocharger Take Over
- Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Pricing
- Mercedes Establishes Apprenticeship Program
- PSA’s Unique Mobility Approach

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AD #2164 – Mazda Cracks HCCI Code? Nissan Sells Global Battery Business, Chrysler Invests in Kids Only Ride-Sharing

August 8th, 2017 at 11:53am

Runtime: 6:51

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- Mazda Develops Compressed Ignition Gas Engine
- Nissan Sells Global Battery Business
- Faraday Working on New Plant in California
- Long-Range Model 3 Battery Size
- Has BMW Lost Its Way?
- Genesis to Add Small Crossover
- Chrysler Invests in Kids Only Ride-Sharing

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