Autoline This Week Episode Archives

Show 2208

Internet Premiere
Thursday, 2/22 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 2/25 @ 10:30am ET

“Lincoln Rekindles its Luxury Lineup”

Kumar Galhotra, GVP Lincoln & CMO Ford; Eric Noble, The CarLab; Jim Henry, Freelance. Topic: Lincoln Motor Company.

Ten years ago analysts were advising Ford to bury its luxury brand Lincoln; the Germans & Japanese had too much of the market they said, plus its U.S. competition, Cadillac, was already in the midst of making a comeback.

However, Ford ignored the naysayers and resurrected the brand with new product, new leadership and even reviving some of its historic nameplates to boot. This week on Autoline, we talk with our special guest Kumar Galhotra the head of Lincoln about where the brand is today and where it will be going as we move into the 2020s.

Show 2207

Internet Premiere
Thursday, 2/15 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 2/18 @ 10:30am ET

“RAM Making Its Move”

Jim Morrison, Head of Ram Brand; Ryan Nagode, Chief Designer, Ram; Gary Vasliash, Automotive Design & Production. Topic: Ram.

Despite the fact that it has six different brands, last year the two that made the most money for FCA were Jeep and RAM. And this year both brands are debuting new product. However, today there seems to be nothing more important to the public than a truck, and RAM has a dynamite light-duty version, which it unveiled recently at the North American International Auto Show. This week’s Autoline talks to the two men responsible for the interior design and marketing of the truck. Join us for a deep dive into the 2019 RAM 1500 half-ton pickup.

Show 2206

Internet Premiere
Thursday, 2/8 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 2/11 @ 10:30am ET

“Moving Mobility at Ford”

Marcy Klevorn, EVP, President of Mobility, Ford Motor Company. Topic: Ford mobility.

Many analysts say that automakers who continue to make cars like the ones produced the last 100 years, may find themselves out of business in the not too distant future if that continues to be their concentration. And that’s a big reason why OEMs like Ford have made a big investment on mobility.

Whether it’s technology, ride-sharing or product planning, the executive in charge of all mobility for the Blue Oval is Executive Vice President Marcy Klevorn. Autoline recently caught up Ms. Klevorn at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas, Nevada where she sat down with Autoline to share the Ford mobility story.

Show 2205

Internet Premiere
Thursday, 2/1 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 2/4 @ 10:30am ET

“Leading GM Design”

Michael Simcoe, VP Global Design, General Motors; Alisa Priddle, Motor Trend; Todd Lassa, Automobile. Topic: GM Design.

It’s one of the most coveted design jobs in the automotive world. Only seven talented men, throughout its 90-year history, have been lucky enough to hold the title “Head of GM Design.” The most recent is Michael Simcoe, the first Aussie to steer the ship.

This week he sits down with John McElroy along with Alisa Priddle from Motor Trend and Automobile’s Todd Lassa as they talk about this historic job and where he’d like to take General Motors Design.

Show 2204

Internet Premiere
Thursday, 1/25 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 1/28 @ 10:30am ET

“Inside Ford’s Product Development”

Hau Thai-Tang, Ford Motor Company; Keith Naughton, Bloomberg; Mike Martinez, Automotive News. Topic: Ford Product Development.

Imagine how difficult of a job it is to be in charge of Ford’s Product Development. And then how about if we put you in charge of Ford Purchasing as well. This combination is the latest job description of Ford executive Hau Thai-Tang. He joins John as Autoline THIS WEEK’s special guest as he discusses his engineering past, his latest roles with the company and his nearly three decades with Ford Motor Company.

Show 2203

Internet Premiere
Thursday, 1/18 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 1/21 @ 10:30am ET

“THE Best Engines”

Tom Murphy, WardsAuto; Christie Schweinsberg, WardsAuto; Bob Gritzinger, WardsAuto. Topic: 10 Best Engines.

It’s one of the most sought-after engineering awards in the world and Autoline has the inside scoop. The WardsAuto editorial staff joins us to discuss this year’s 10 Best engines in the world.

Show 2202

Internet Premiere
Thursday, 1/11 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 1/14 @ 10:30am ET

“And The 2018 NACTOY Awards Go To…”

Mark Phelan, The Detroit Free Press; Chris Paukert, Roadshow by CNET; Joann Muller, Forbes. Topic: NACTOY Finalists.

It’s almost time for the North American International Auto Show where manufacturers not only unveil the newest cutting-edge cars, but a group of North American auto writers award the coveted NACTOY best car, truck and sport utility of the year prize.

Join juror John McElroy and three of his fellow NACTOY auto writers as they discuss the finalists and who they each believe is the vehicle of the year.

Show 2201

Internet Premiere
Thursday, 1/4 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 1/7 @ 10:30am ET

“Words from the Wise: The 2018 Auto Outlook”

Mustafa Mohatarem, General Motors; Emily Kolinski Morris, Ford; Mike Jackson, O.E.S.A.. Topic: 2018 auto outlook.

There’s so much changing with today’s auto industry from people to products and customers, the one thing that doesn’t change is the bottom line. That’s why it’s always interesting to see how the automotive economists see the coming year.

Joining John McElroy on his annual show will be the chief economists from General Motors, Ford & the Original Equipment Suppliers Association or OESA.

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