Full 2014 Paris Motor Show Coverage

October 9th, 2014 at 11:36am

Catch up with our full roster of Paris Motor Show coverage! With interviews ranging from Peugeot‘s battery-less hybrid car to Lamborghini‘s stunning Asterion concept to Audi‘s decluttered approach to the TT interior, there’s something for everyone.

Click the Play button above to watch all of Autoline’s coverage in one convenient spot. Or, jump to your favorite individual interview below.

Lamborghini President & CEO Stephan Winkelmann
Mercedes-Benz AMG R&D Jochen Hermann
Peugeot Head of Project V2L Ladimir Prince
Hyundai Motor Europe Head of Product Mgmt. Christian Loeer
Fiat Brand Designer Roberto Giolito on the 500X
Renault Head of Eolab Laurent Taupin
Audi of America President Scott Keogh
Toyota Europe Design and Development General Manager Lance Scott
Infiniti Executive Design Director Alfonso Albasia
Fiat Brand Designer Roberto Giolito on the 1956 Fiat 500 Buck

AD #1474 – MKC Stealing SRX Sales?, New Ridgeline Teased, NADA Reacts to Buffett

October 8th, 2014 at 11:59am

Runtime: 6:36

- GM Developing New EV
- Is MKC Stealing SRX Sales?
- Analyst Downgrades GM
- Honda Teases New Ridgeline
- NADA Reacts to Buffett
- You Said It!

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AD #1473 – Wrangler Getting New Home? Aston Poaches Tesla Exec, Turning of the Detroit Tide?

October 7th, 2014 at 11:55am

Runtime: 7:10

- Jeep Wrangler Production Moving?
- Tesla Speculation Heats Up
- Sproule Leaves Tesla, Joins Aston
- Panasonic Investing Heavily in Gigafactory
- AAA Says Toyota’s ENTUNE Best
- Infiniti Talks Detroit Concepts
- Turning of the Detroit Tide?
- Oil Prices Down
- F1 to be More Like Indy?

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Seat Time: 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA

October 6th, 2014 at 4:19pm

Mercedes-Benz GLA250

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.

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Reviewer: Seamus McElroy
Manufacturer: Daimler
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: GLA
Type: Compact crossover
Competitors: BMW X1, Audi Q3
Price: GLA250 = $32,225/ GLA45 AMG = $49,225
Made in: Germany
Drivetrain: 2.0L Four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine w/ seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission
EPA Ratings: GLA250 FWD – Not available/ GLA 250 4MATIC – 24MPG city/32 MPG hwy./ GLA45 AMG – 23MPG city/29 MPG hwy.

Final Impression:

Mercedes-Benz GLA250 InteriorIn an effort to boost sales, Mercedes introduced the CLA, a small sedan with a starting price right around $30,000. While many questioned whether it’s a good idea for a luxury brand to move down market because over time it could dilute the brand, the move has paid off for Mercedes. The CLA is bringing in new and younger buyers. The average age of a CLA owner is 10 years younger than the rest of its line-up and three out of four CLA buyers are new to Mercedes. The company has sold more than 30,000 CLA’s in the U.S., a pretty impressive number but now the company is targeting the red hot crossover segment with the GLA.

The new compact CUV is based on the CLA architecture and also features the same powertrain setup. A 2.0L turbocharged inline four-cylinder gasoline engine that’s matched to a seven-speed dual clutch transmission. There’s also an AMG version of the GLA that’s powered by a modified setup of the base car. The entry level GLA250 has plenty of power when you need it and feels well planted on the road. There’s several driving modes to select from that changes the dynamics to perform more economically or sporty depending on your mood.

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AD #1472 – GM Teams with Isuzu on Truck, EV Sales Strong, Thermo-Nuclear Truck Wars

October 6th, 2014 at 12:00pm

Runtime: 6:44

- More GM Recalls
- GM Issues Colorado & Canyon Stop-Sale
- GM Teams With Isuzu on Global Pickup
- UAW Steps Up Efforts to Organize Mercedes
- EV Sales Strong Where They’re Sold
- Zetsche & Ghosn Fighting Toyota?
- Who Has the Right Truck Strategy?

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AD #1471 – 2015 Honda CR-V, GM to Cut Platforms, Nissan Reveals New Pulsar Hatchback

October 3rd, 2014 at 11:48am

Runtime: 7:27

- 2015 Honda CR-V First Impressions
- GM to Cut Platforms
- Daimler & Renault-Nissan Expand Partnership
- Nissan Returns to C-Segment in Europe
- The Arsenal of Democracy

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Fiat’s Wooden Buck, Practical Tool, Work of Art – Paris Motor Show 2014

October 2nd, 2014 at 8:39pm

There are a lot of pie-in-the-sky, 5-MPH concepts on the floor of an auto show, but one of Fiat’s eye-catching displays has to be the winner for “least drivable” car in Paris. This original wooden buck dates back to 1956 and today is symbolic of the quality and attention to detail the brand aspires to. Roberto Giolito explains how it was used.

Infiniti Q80 Concept Biggest They’ve Ever Built – Paris Motor Show 2014

October 2nd, 2014 at 8:25pm

It’s what Autoline deems, hands down, the most dramatic concept at the 2014 Paris Motor Show: the Infiniti Q80 Inspiration. And, Executive Design Director Alfonso Albaisa tells John McElroy it is without a doubt the biggest it’s ever built. So what impact will this larger-than-life concept have on the real products on dealer lots?

Renault 1L Eolab Bests VW in Function, Style – Paris Motor Show 2014

October 2nd, 2014 at 7:21pm

The Renault Eolab may be a concept on the Paris Motor Show floor, but drivable prototypes are around the corner. Laurent Taupin, Project Chief of the Eolab, says the prototypes will even carry through most of the flair of the model on the turntable, all while getting a head-turning 250 MPG. How did they do it, and what is the ultimate fate of this one-liter wonder?

Fiat 500X Design Eschews Redundancy, Embraces Purity – Paris Motor Show 2014

October 2nd, 2014 at 5:38pm

If you’re wondering what the difference is between the Fiat 500L and the just revealed 500X, Fiat-Chrysler’s European design chief has the answer. The two projects had completely different goals, and for its part the 500X is said to merge agility, energy and pureness of design. Roberto Giolito gives John McElroy the full explanation.




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