AD #1418 – Model S Hacked, Ampera Gets the Ax, Challenger Hellcat’s Eye-Popping Horsepower

July 21st, 2014 at 12:01pm

Runtime: 8:42

- Severstal Sheds U.S. Steel Plants
- Challenger Hellcat’s Eye-Popping Horsepower
- GM Korea Makes Concessions
- Opel Ampera Gets the Ax
- Tesla Model S Hacked
- Rest in Peace
- SUVs & CUVs Growing Popularity

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AAH #250 – Lawyers, Luxury & Life After Sedans

July 18th, 2014 at 5:15pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- GM CEO Mary Barra gets grilled in front of the U.S. Senate… Again.
- Are B-segment CUVs and luxury cars set to boom?
- VW announces its CrossBlue SUV will be built in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

All that and much more with Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Keith Naughton, Bloomberg; Michael Robinet, IHS; Bill Visnic, Edmunds.com.

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AD #1417 – 2015 Mustang Specs, Nissan’s Autonomy Plan, Get Personal with Telematics

July 18th, 2014 at 11:44am

Runtime: 8:23

- Ford Announces 2015 Mustang Specs
- Refreshed 2015 Toyota Sienna
- Nissan’s Autonomy Plan
- New Luxury Vehicle Designed for the Disabled
- Magna’s New Adjustable Rear Seat
- Personalization Through Telematics

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ATW #1824 - Telematics

July 17th, 2014 at 6:00pm



Thilo Koslowski, VP, Gartner Research, Henry Bzeih, Connected Car, Kia, Jim Keller, Honda R&D Americas. Topic: Telematics.

Connectivity is driving so much of what we do in our daily lives that it’s natural that the connected car and telematics deserves an Autoline spotlight of its own. Joining John McElroy to discuss the latest developments in the industry are: Henry Bzeih, CTO & Head of Connected Car, KIA; Thilo Koslowski, VP & Distinguished Analyst – Automotive, Gartner; Jim Keller, Chief Engineer Automobile Technology Research, Honda R&D Americas.

AD #1416 – SUVs Pass Sedans in Sales, 2016 Mazda2, Will Hydrophobic Coatings Catch On?

July 17th, 2014 at 11:46am

Runtime: 8:55

- Carmakers Rebound After Tough Winter
- SUVs Pass Sedans in Sales
- New smart fortwo & forfour
- 2016 Mazda2
- Nissan to Offer Replacement Battery Packs
- Will Hydrophobic Coatings Catch On?

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AD #1415 – Autonomy Drives Mulally to Google, MQB Fails to Cut Costs, New smart Car

July 16th, 2014 at 11:49am

Runtime: 8:35

- Alan Mulally Heads to Google
- VW’s MQB Fails to Cut Costs
- Early Preview of New smart Car
- BMW Signs on for More Samsung Batteries
- Russian Car Sales Hurting
- Japanese Just Catching Up to China Trend
- You Said It!

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AD #1414 – Toyota’s Blow-Out Profits, Jaguar XE Targets BMW 3 Series, 2015 Hyundai Sonata

July 15th, 2014 at 11:57am

Runtime: 9:16

- Toyota’s Blow-Out Profits
- CO2 Reducing Windshield Wipers
- Loans on the Rise in China
- Jaguar XE Targets BMW 3 Series
- 2015 Hyundai Sonata

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AD #1413 – CrossBlue to Tennessee, Boosting MPGs Costly, Cadillac’s Rookie Mistake

July 14th, 2014 at 12:05pm

Runtime: 8:07

- CrossBlue to Chattanooga
- China Mandates More EVs
- Fight to Change MPG Advertising
- Boosting MPGs Costly
- Toyota Hires More Female Managers
- Cadillac’s Rookie Mistake

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Seat Time: 2014 Bentley Continental GT V8 S

July 11th, 2014 at 5:11pm

2014 Bentley Continental GT V8 S

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: John McElroy
Manufacturer: Volkswagen AG
Make: Bentley
Model: Continental GT V8 S
Type: 2-door coupe
Competitors: Rolls-Royce Wraith Coupe, Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG
Price: $233,325
Made in: Crewe, England
Drivetrain: 4.0 twin turbo V-8; 521 hp, 502 lb.-ft.; 8-speed automatic
EPA Ratings: 15 city, 20 highway, 18 combined

Final Impression:

2014 Bentley Continental GT V8 SWhen the delivery crew pulled into our parking lot at work someone looked out the window and said, “Hey, they’re dropping off a Bentley.” I quickly corrected him. “No,” I said matter of factly, “They’re dropping off my Bentley.”

I really wanted to get in this car, and for one very simle reason. This is a stunningly beautiful machine. Despite having a 10-year-old body style, everywhere I went people stopped dead in their tracks and pointed. That’s because this was what Bentley calls the Continental GT V8 S “in Beluga.” And “in Beluga” proves the critical importance of having the proper color and trim in a motorcar. I mean, how else can you explain people fawning over a 10 year old design?

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AAH #249 – Hyundai Sonata Sings a New Song

July 11th, 2014 at 4:10pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Is the next automotive recession due to arrive in 2017?
- First drive impressions of the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C.
- Can recalls actually help sales?

SPECIAL GUEST: Mike O’Brien, VP, Corporate & Product Planning, Hyundai
- Among other vehicles, is there a pickup in Hyundai’s product plans?

All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Henry Payne, The Detroit News; Doron Levin, Journalist & Author.

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