AAH #416 – 2019 Jeep Cherokee Is Way More Than A Refresh

April 13th, 2018 at 11:02am

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SPECIAL GUEST: 
Rich Silbert, Engineering Development Mgr., Jeep Cherokee

NEWS:
03:46 – 2019 Jeep Cherokee
40:18 – Doctor Data
42:55 – Volkswagen Fires Matthias Müller
48:07 – New Volkswagen Jetta
52:46 – Will the global Focus work on this side of the globe?
1:01:47 – Seven years until the Bolt redesign. Is the timing right or too long?
1:05:08 – Toyota Avalon Hybrid
1:07:08 – Tesla Losing Money: Model 3 Launch botched. Is the company in danger?
1:12:38 – Phone Call: NASCAR needs to connect to fans

PANEL:
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv
- Gary Vasilash, AD & P
- Eric Lawrence, Detroit Free Press

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ATW #2212 – The Psychology of Painting Cars Different Colors

April 12th, 2018 at 4:00pm

Internet Premiere: Thursday, 4/12 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 4/15 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Paul Czornij, Head of Color Design, BASF NA
Nancy Lockhart, Color Marketing Manager, Axalta
Jane Harrington, Global Color Styling Manager, PPG
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Automakers spend a great deal of time and money developing a new vehicle and surprisingly one of the most time-consuming parts of the process is choosing its colors. It takes two to three years to get a color certified for a car. On this edition of Autoline This Week, we’re joined by color experts from Axalta, BASF and PPG, to discuss everything from how color will play a role with autonomous cars, to how it can affect the way people feel about a vehicle they’re in.

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AD #2331 – VW Truck & Hino Form Partnership, Model Y Production Details, New Hydroplaning Detection System

April 12th, 2018 at 11:33am

Runtime: 7:20

0:30 VW Truck & Hino Form Partnership
0:52 Volvo Truck Readies First Full EV
1:23 Big Truck Sales Continue to Climb
2:23 Tesla Model Y Production Details
2:52 Continental Develops Hydroplaning Detection System
4:05 Automakers Too Focused on Short Term

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AD #2330 – VW Jetta Driving Impressions, California Ready to Compromise, Hub Motors Breakthrough?

April 11th, 2018 at 11:21am

Runtime: 6:45

0:29 VW Ousts CEO Matthias Mueller
1:07 California Ready to Compromise
1:41 Tenneco Acquires Federal-Mogul
2:27 CES Teams Up with Paris Auto Show
2:53 Buick Teases Velite 6 In China
3:35 Hub Motors Breakthrough?
4:53 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Driving Impressions

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AD #2329 – No Bolt EV Refresh for 7 Years, Ford Reveals All-New Global Focus, Look at Updates to Volkswagen’s Jetta

April 10th, 2018 at 11:58am

Runtime: 7:51

0:29 BMW & Kia Develop Wireless EV Charging Systems
1:25 Chevy Bolt EV & AV Production Details
1:59 Honda Insight Hybrid Headed for 2019 Production
2:08 Mercedes to Tap smart Plant for EV Manufacturing
3:06 Chevy Refreshes the Camaro for 2019
4:02 Chevy Teases Next-Gen Silverado HD
4:23 Ford Reveals All-New Global Focus
6:06 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Updates
6:56 FCA Bank Partners with JLR & Aston Martin

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AD #2328 – Mazda’s Sales Soar in 2018, New Technique to Build Roads, Chevy Spark on The Chopping Block

April 9th, 2018 at 11:22am

Runtime: 6:01

0:28 Trump Nominates NHTSA Chief
0:54 Chevy Spark on The Chopping Block
2:10 VW & Mazda Turn Around Sales
3:03 U.S. Q2 Sales Expected to Remain Solid
4:24 New Technique to Build Roads

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AD #2327 – Green Car Segment Not Growing, Michael Sprague Leaves Kia, Are Executives Paid Too Much?

April 6th, 2018 at 11:35am

Runtime: 7:50

0:31 Michael Sprague Leaves Kia
0:57 GM’s Chief Economist Retires
1:19 Chevy Refreshes the Malibu, Cruze and Spark
2:56 Green Car Segment Not Growing
3:44 Passenger Cars Continue to Slide
4:32 Are Executives Paid Too Much?

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ATW #2211 – Why Auto Execs Are Paid So Well to Make Bad Decisions

April 5th, 2018 at 4:00pm

Internet Premiere: Thursday, 4/5 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 4/8 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Rande Somma, Author
Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production
Drew Winter, WardsAuto.com
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Is corporate America too focused on the short term? That’s what author and former President of JCI’s North American Automotive operations, Rande Somma says. On Autoline This Week he shares why he thinks Boards of Directors aren’t properly incentivizing management and why executives are paid too much.

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AD #2326 – Tesla Misses Model 3 Goals Again, BMW Jumps on Subscription Bandwagon, Sonic & Impala Going Away

April 5th, 2018 at 11:23am

Runtime: 6:08

0:29 Tesla Misses Model 3 Production Goal, Again
1:00 Trade War Brewing with China?
1:59 BMW Jumps on Subscription Bandwagon
2:51 Sonic & Impala on the Chopping Block
4:27 Russian Sales Starting to Rebound
5:14 FCA to Spin Off Magneti Marelli

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AD #2325 – Escape Struggles in IIHS Test, Car Sales Rebound in March, Where Do Designers Find Inspiration?

April 4th, 2018 at 11:30am

Runtime: 7:30

0:27 Car Sales Rebound in March
1:37 EPA Hands Out Exemption to Large Refiner
3:00 CA Allows Driverless Tests W/O Human
3:48 Ford Escape Struggles in IIHS Passenger Test
5:20 Where Do Designers Find Inspiration?

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