Autoline This Week Episode Archives

Show 1838

Internet Premiere
Thursday, 12/25 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 12/28 @ 10:30am ET

“North American Car & Truck of the Year Awards”

Joann Muller, Forbes Media, Larry Webster, Road & Track, Sharon Carty, Autoblog. Topic: Car & Truck of the Year finalists.

There’s an all-aluminum pickup truck in the running, a new pony car as well as a midsize pickup truck. Those are only three of the six finalists for this year’s NACTOY car and truck of the year awards. Join founding member of the award John McElroy and three other jurors as they review the finalists and tell you who they think will walk away with Car & Truck of the Year.

Show 1837

Internet Premiere
Thursday, 11/20 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 11/23 @ 10:30am ET

“The Consumers’ Bible”

Jake Fisher, Consumer Reports, Joe White, The Wall Street Journal, Brent Snavely, Detroit Free Press. Topic: Consumer Reports.

Who do you turn to when you need advice? If it’s personal, perhaps a friend; if it’s spiritual maybe a priest. But when many folks want advice on hardware – everything from a dishwasher to a smart phone to a television -- they turn to Consumer Reports: the product watchdog who has been reviewing, comparing and contrasting consumer goods since 1936. On this episode of Autoline THIS WEEK, CR’s head of auto testing Jake Fisher joins host John McElroy along with Brent Snavely of the Detroit Free Press and Joe White of the Wall Street Journal to discuss the organization’s latest test results on automotive multimedia devices.

Show 1836

Internet Premiere
Thursday, 11/13 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 11/16 @ 10:30am ET

“Manufacturing a New Generation”

Mark Hackel, Macomb County Executive - Michigan, Michael DeVault, Superintendent, Macomb Co. Schools, Larry Drake, Kuka Systems. Topic: Youth in manufacturing.

Factories used to be no place for a kid. In fact, there were some that might’ve even scared the bravest of men. But with today’s super clean 21st century factories some almost resemble a hospital operating room. That’s only one of the reasons that Michigan’s Macomb County – just north of Detroit – has gone all in to educate young students on the benefits of working with today’s manufacturing. Joining John McElroy to talk about this groundbreaking program is County Executive Mark Hackel, Michael DeVault, Superintendent of Intermediate Schools and Larry Drake from Kuka Systems.

Show 1835

Internet Premiere
Thursday, 11/6 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 11/9 @ 10:30am ET

“Buick Makes Its Move”

Duncan Aldred, VP of Sales, Buick-GMC, Michelle Krebs, AutoTrader Group, Mike Colias, Automotive News. Topic: Buick-GMC.

Maybe it’s the snappy new product or the effective marketing campaign, whatever is accounting for Buick’s sales growth in 2014 Duncan Aldred is a happy man. Appointed VP of Buick-GMC Sales, Service and Marketing only last February, this former European executive joins John McElroy for his first time on the Autoline panel. Mike Colias from Automotive News and’s Michelle Krebs join in on the questioning.

Show 1834

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

“Crisis Communication”

Jason Vines, Author, “What Did Jesus Drive?”, Peter De Lorenzo,, Tom Walsh, Detroit Free Press. Topic: Public relations.

What happens when “60 Minutes” shows up at a corporation’s door or some crisis occurs that it wasn’t ready for? That’s when they turn to crisis communications experts like Jason Vines, the former automotive PR executive who has experienced more than his share of corporate trauma. So much so that he’s written a book, which brings him back to Autoline for the first time in a decade. Joining host John McElroy to discuss Jason’s book is Peter De Lorenzo from the and Detroit Free Press columnist Tom Walsh.

Show 1833

Internet Premiere
Thursday, 10/23 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 10/26 @ 10:30am ET

“The Charge of the Battery Brigade”

Ann Marie Sastry, Sakti3, Prabhakar Patil, LG Chem Power, Brett Smith, CAR. Topic: Car batteries.

As the auto industry continues to explore new and different ways to power cars and trucks, engineers keep coming back to the good old battery. With the days of GM’s EV1 seeming like ancient history even though it’s only about 20 years old or so, today’s batteries are light years better. And on today’s panel John McElroy is joined by three experts: Ann Marie Sastry from Sakti3, LG’s Prabhakar Patil and Brett Smith from the Center for Automotive Research.

Show 1832

Internet Premiere
Thursday, 10/16 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 10/19 @ 10:30am ET

“Leading America’s Car Dealers”

Forrest McConnell, National Automobile Dealers Association, Michelle Krebs, AutoTrader Group, Steve Finlay, Topic: NADA.

Where do you buy a car? These days you can do so on the Internet, a big box retailer and even certain OEM stores. But to this day, the tried and true model, and the place where most people still buy their cars, is the local car dealer. And the man currently in charge of America’s dealers is the NADA’s Forrest McConnell. This week he joins host John McElroy along with Steve Finlay from Wards and’s Michelle Krebs for a look at the latest in today’s retail world.

Show 1831

Internet Premiere
Thursday, 10/9 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 10/12 @ 10:30am ET

“It’s a Lightweighting World”

Charles Evans, Henkel, Nizar Trigui, Dura Automotive, Richard Schultz, Ducker Worldwide. Topic: Lightweighting.

The aluminum onslaught has begun. It started years ago with Jaguar but now Ford is making its F-150 truck part of the lightweighting foray as it works to increase the MPGs of its best-seller. But it’s not just aluminum and it’s not just those two companies making vehicles lighter. It’s a long list of manufacturers as well as suppliers making all kinds of contributions to cars. Joining John McElroy on Autoline THIS WEEK to discuss all aspects of lightweighting are Chuck Evans from Henkel as well as Dura Automotive's Nizar Trigui and Richard Schultz from Ducker Worldwide.

Show 1830

Internet Premiere
Thursday, 10/2 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 10/5 @ 10:30am ET

“Arsenal of Democracy”

A.J. Baime, Author, “The Arsenal of Democracy,” Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, Henry Payne, The Detroit News. Topic: “The Arsenal of Democracy.”

By all accounts, the Greatest Generation may have won World War II with its blood, sweat and tears, but as author A.J. Baime writes in his new book “The Arsenal of Democracy,” Ford Motor Company had a little bit to do with it as well. Join host John McElroy, Henry Payne from The Detroit News & Mark Phelan from the Detroit Free Press as they talk about the great automotive contribution to the war effort with Mr. Baime on Autoline THIS WEEK.

Show 1829

Internet Premiere
Thursday, 9/11 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 9/14 @ 10:30am ET

“The Secret World of 3D Printing”

David Darbyshire, DASI Solutions, Bruce Bradshaw, Stratasys, Brian Levy, Joe Gibbs Racing. Topic: 3D Printing.

From toys to sporting goods and even some replacements parts for cars, it looks like 3D Printers are tackling more in more in the world of manufacturing.

For a look at how this industry is growing, especially within the automotive industry, join host John McElroy with his panel of 3D Printing experts including, David Darbyshire from DASI Solutions, Bruce Bradshaw from 3D manufacturer Stratasys and Brian Levy of Joe Gibbs Racing on Autoline THIS WEEK.

Show 1828

Internet Premiere
Thursday, 8/28 @ 6:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 8/31 @ 10:30am ET

“America’s Auto Bubble”

Mark Wakefield, AlixPartners, Jeff Schuster, LMC Automotive, Charles Chesbrough, IHS Automotive. Topic: Car sales.

Auto sales in America have recently been on a tear. In fact, some suggest the SAAR might actually challenge those heady days of 18 million units. Enter AlixPartners whose newest study indicates that U.S. sales may have already peaked. Joining host John McElroy to discuss this topic and more are Mark Wakefield from AlixPartners, Charles Chesbrough from IHS as well as Jeff Schuster from LMC Automotive.

Show 1827

Internet Premiere
Thursday, 8/21 @ 6:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 8/24 @ 10:30am ET

“Manufacturing in Mexico”

Randy Miller, Ernst & Young, John Martin, Nissan North America Manufacturing, Norman Jacobs, SANLUIS Rassini. Topic: Manufacturing in Mexico.

The front pages may be filled with news about Mexico, but the real story about our neighbor to the south can be found in the business section. The country is quickly becoming a second home to auto manufacturers from around the globe.

On this week’s Autoline, join host John McElroy along with John Martin from Nissan North America, Norm Jacobs from SANLUIS Rassini and Ernst & Young’s Randy Miller for a look at Mexico: the new Mecca for manufacturing.

Show 1826

Internet Premiere
Thursday, 7/31 @ 6:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 8/3 @ 10:30am ET

“Focusing on the Future”

Sheryl Connelly, Global Trends & Futuring, Ford, Gadi Amit,, John Gerzema, CEO, BAV Consulting. Topic: Global car trends.

It wasn’t until the late 20th Century that the all-powerful auto industry started to realize it didn’t operate in an autonomous protected bubble; that forces around the world impacted everything it did. So many of the manufacturers started to pay closer attention to trends, not just in their backyard but around the world. On this week’s Autoline John McElroy is joined by three experts who make it their business to not only watch but sometimes affect global trends including: Marketing strategist John Gerzema, Sheryl Connelly from Ford and technology designer Gadi Amit.

Show 1825

Internet Premiere
Thursday, 7/24 @ 6:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 7/27 @ 10:30am ET

“Buying a Car in 2014”

Jim Prueter, Costco Auto Buying Program, Larry Dominique, Automotive Lease Guide/TrueCar, Scott LaRiche, Lou LaRiche Chevrolet - Detroit. Topic: Car buying.

Do you still go to your dealership and kick the tires? Or are you one of those that go online and buy your car? These days you can get a new car in a variety of ways including from Costco, yes, you read correctly Costco the warehouse retailer! This week on Autoline join host John McElroy along with TrueCar’s Larry Dominique, Jim Prueter from Costco and traditional Chevy dealer Scott LaRiche as they discuss options for today’s 2014 new car customer.

Show 1824

Internet Premiere
Thursday, 7/17 @ 6:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 7/20 @ 10:30am ET


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.

Show 1823

Internet Premiere
Thursday, 7/10 @ 6:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 7/13 @ 10:30am ET

“Making all the Right Mobility Moves”

Erica Klampfl, Global Future Mobility Lead, Ford, Kaye Ceille, President, ZipCar, Peter Sweatman, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. Topic: Mobility.

Mobility seems to be the flavor of the month these days. Everyone from manufacturers to tier one suppliers to even academics are trying to discover secrets to the way people will move around in the future. Joining John McElroy on his panel to discuss the topic are Erica Klampfl, Global Future Mobility Lead, Ford; Kaye Ceille, president, Zipcar; Peter Sweatman, Director, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

Show 1822

Internet Premiere
Thursday, 7/3 @ 6:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 7/6 @ 10:30am ET

“Intelligent Transportation”

Richard Wallace, Center for Automotive Research, Michele Mueller, Michigan Department of Transportation, Jim Barbaresso, HNTB Corporation. Topic: ITS Conference.

The world of intelligent transportation is a broad umbrella that covers businesses, municipalities and people across the globe. That’s why when the ITS Conference comes to America every 3rd year it’s important to take account of what has changed and what will be changing with mobility. Joining John McElroy to discuss the 2014 conference is Richard Wallace, The Center for Automotive Research; Michele Mueller, The Michigan Department of Transportation; and co-chair of the conference Jim Barbaresso of HNTB Corp.

Show 1821

Internet Premiere
Thursday, 6/26 @ 6:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 6/29 @ 10:30am ET

“A Peek Under the Hood: Today’s Groundbreaking Engines”

Chris Thomas, Chief Technology Officer, BorgWarner, Tod Hynes, Founder & President, XL Hybrids, Oliver Schmidt, VW of America. Topic: Engines.

Between the increase in power and improvement in mpgs, today’s engines are giving drivers the best of both worlds. Join John McElroy and his panel Chris Thomas, the Chief Technical Officer from BorgWarner; Tod Hynes, Founder & President XL Hybrids; and Oliver Schmidt, Volkswagen’s GM of Engineering and Environment, as they discuss today’s cutting edge engines.

Show 1820

Internet Premiere
Thursday, 6/19 @ 6:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 6/22 @ 10:30am ET

“Motor City Masters”

Jean Jennings, Judge, Motor City Masters, Camilo Pardo, Design Contestant, Motor City Masters, Darby Barber, Design Contestant, Motor City Masters. Topic: Motor City Masters.

Reality TV is ruling the airwaves these days. From dancing to singing to surviving, you knew it wouldn’t be long until cars became involved. Joining John McElroy to talk about their new car design reality show are two of the contestants, Camilo Pardo and Darby Barber, along with veteran auto editor and judge, Jean Jennings.

Show 1819

Internet Premiere
Thursday, 6/12 @ 6:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 6/15 @ 10:30am ET

“The Global Bowtie: Selling Chevy Around the World”

Tim Mahoney, Chief Marketing Officer, Global Chevrolet, Michelle Krebs, AutoTrader Group, Nathan Bomey, Detroit Free Press. Topic: Chevrolet.

If Chevrolet still used the old ad line “baseball, hot dogs and apple pie” to sell cars, it might be considering updating today’s version with “soccer, sushi and strudel” to reflect the global growth of the brand. And the man responsible for making all marketing decisions for the brand as it continues to expand around the world, Chief Marketing Officer Tim Mahoney joins John McElroy as his special guest on Autoline THIS WEEK along with Michelle Krebs with AutoTrader Group and Nathan Bomey from the Detroit Free Press.

Show 1818

Internet Premiere
Thursday, 5/22 @ 11:30am ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 5/25 @ 10:30am ET

“Auto Alchemy: The Secrets Behind the Colors of Cars”

Sharon Gauci, Global Color & Trim, GM, Susan Lampinen, Group Chief Designer, Ford, Francois Farion, Senior Design Manager, Nissan. Topic: Car colors.

Technology might be on every car buyer’s wish list these days, but what designers are doing to make the whole package more attractive to the eye might surprise you. From conjuring new cutting-edge colors to adding luxury elements to even economy cars, designers are having a field day in the creative process. Join John McElroy and his panel including GM’s Sharon Gauci, Susan Lampinen from Ford and Nissan’s Francois Farion as they talk about the design secrets of making today’s cars and colors cool.

Show 1817

Internet Premiere
Friday, 5/16 @ 11:30am ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 5/18 @ 10:30am ET

“The End of the Line? Making Cars in the 21st Century”

Michael Robinet, IHS Automotive, Jay Baron, Center for Automotive Research, Laurie Harbour, Harbour Results. Topic: Manufacturing.

With the closing of so many of America’s manufacturing factories over the last few years and seeing those jobs go to countries like Mexico and China, many have asked if the U.S. was getting ready to retire from that type of business altogether? Join John McElroy and his panel Jay Baron from the Center for Automotive Research, Michael Robinet from IHS and analyst Laurie Harbour from Harbour Results as they discuss the future of automotive manufacturing in America.

Show 1816

Internet Premiere
Friday, 5/9 @ 11:30am ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 5/11 @ 10:30am ET

“Opening the Door on Interior Designs”

Helen Emsley, GM Design, Jay Hutchins, Faurecia, Pat Stewart, Inteva. Topic: Car interiors.

Have you noticed the changes going on inside new cars these days: Softer materials, accent lighting and tip-top technology to name just a few. On this edition of Autoline THIS WEEK John McElroy talks with three experts involved in the process of making your car like a mobile living room. Joining him on the panel is Helen Emsley from GM Design, and two Tier One suppliers, Jay Hutchins of Faurecia and Inteva’s Pat Stewart.

Show 1815

Internet Premiere
Friday, 5/2 @ 11:30am ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 5/4 @ 10:30am ET

“Shaving Weight: The Secrets of Lightweighting”

Ed Moss, Chevrolet, Randall Scheps, ALCOA, John Van Alstyne, I-Car. Topic: Lightweighting.

It’s no secret that auto manufacturers are making their cars and trucks lighter for a variety of reasons in a number of ways. On this week’s edition of Autoline, John McElroy talks with three men on the front lines of taking weight out of vehicles including, Ed Moss from Chevrolet, Alcoa’s Randall Scheps and John Van Alstyne of I-Car.

Show 1814

Internet Premiere
Friday, 4/25 @ 11:30am ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 4/27 @ 10:30am ET

“Built in Detroit”

Bob Morris, Author, "Built in Detroit", Henry Payne, The Detroit News, Mark Phelan, The Detroit Free Press. Topic: The UAW.

Historians have long chronicled the rough and tumble world of the United Auto Workers union. But few have seen what it was like from the inside, as author Bob Morris did. His father, Ken Morris, was there during the founding of the UAW and held a leadership position for more than 3 decades. Bob has captured it all in a sizzling book called “Built in Detroit” and he joins host John McElroy on this week’s show along with Henry Payne of The Detroit News and Mark Phelan from the Detroit Free Press.

Show 1813

Internet Premiere
Friday, 4/18 @ 11:30am ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 4/20 @ 10:30am ET

“Manufacturing’s New Generation”

Karl Klimek, Square One Education Network, Chris Ciuca, SAE International, Tim Grewe, General Motors and FIRST Robotics. Topic: Manufacturing.

Though manufacturing has been changing the last 25 years many of the workers remained the same. Now as they prepare to retire, how do we get the millennials interested in 21st century factory work? On this week’s Autoline, John McElroy explores that question with Karl Klimek from SquareOne, the SAE’s Chris Ciuca and Tim Grewe from FIRST Robotics.

Show 1812

Internet Premiere
Friday, 4/11 @ 11:30am ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 4/13 @ 10:30am ET

“50 Years of Mustang”

Dave Pericak, Chief Engineer, Ford Mustang, Moray Callum, VP of Design, Ford, Steven Ling, Mustang Marketing. Topic: New Ford Mustang.

It was April 14, 1964 the day the world met Mustang. From that historic day in New York to the unveiling of today’s latest pony car, the Mustang has become one of the most beloved automotive icons. On this week’s Autoline, John McElroy welcomes the dream team who brought the 50th anniversary edition to life including: Chief Engineer Dave Pericak; Moray Callum Ford’s VP of Design, and Marketing Manager Steve Ling.

Show 1811

Internet Premiere
Friday, 4/4 @ 11:30am ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 4/6 @ 10:30am ET

“Who’s Driving Autonomy?”

John Capp, General Motors, Raj Rajkumar, Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, Steffen Linkenbach, Continental. Topic: Autonomous cars.

Today people may use Google to search the Internet but someday soon it may be driving their car as well. The search engine giant is also the leader in autonomous vehicle research, though the traditional auto industry is not too far behind. Joining host John McElroy to discuss the future of autonomy on Autoline THIS WEEK is John Capp from General Motors, Steffen Linkenbach from the automotive supplier Continental and Raj Rajkumar from Carnegie Mellon University.

Show 1810

Internet Premiere
Friday, 3/28 @ 11:30am ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 3/30 @ 10:30am ET

“The Next Big Move for Automotive Mobility”

Jim Sayer, Ph.D., University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, Jean-Francois Tremblay, Ernst & Young, Dr. Chris Borroni-Bird, Qualcomm. Topic: Automotive mobility.

The experts keep saying the future is now when it comes to mobility. And though we’re seeing inroads, there’s still a lot going on in R&D. On Autoline THIS WEEK. John McElroy’s panel discusses where mobility is today and where it’s going. He’s joined by Chris Borroni-Bird from Qualcomm, Jean-Francois Tremblay of Ernst & Young and Jim Sayer from UMTRI (University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute).

Show 1809

Internet Premiere
Friday, 3/21 @ 11:30am ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 3/23 @ 10:30am ET

“Ford’s Aluminum Gamble”

Raj Nair, Group VP, Global Product, Ford, Pete Reyes, Chief Engineer, Ford F-150, Doug Scott, Marketing Manager, Ford F-150. Topic: Aluminum F-150.

Ford dominates the light duty truck market. Its F-150 is and continues to be the top seller so why mess with success by going to an aluminum truck. Join John McElroy on this week’s Autoline along with Raj Nair, Ford’s Group VP for Product Development, the F-150’s Chief Engineer Peter Reyes along with Doug Scott the Marketing Manager for a deep dive on Ford’s aluminum gamble.

Show 1808

Internet Premiere
Friday, 2/21 @ 11:30am ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 2/23 @ 10:30am ET

“Leading the Blue Button: Inside OnStar”

Terry Inch, Chief Operating Officer, OnStar, Matt Roush, CBS Detroit Radio, Mike Wayland, Topic: OnStar.

OnStar, General Motor’s telecommunications in-car system, is pushing 20 years old next year. That’s nearly two decades of cutting edge safety, security and a variety of other customer-oriented communications; all driven by the blue button on the rear view mirror. The man charged to lead OnStar into its 19th year and beyond is Terry Inch, the company’s Chief Operating Officer. This week he joins John McElroy, CBS Detroit Radio’s Matt Roush along with Mike Wayland from the website to talk about the next steps for this unique telecommunications network.

Show 1807

Internet Premiere
Friday, 2/14 @ 11:30am ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 2/16 @ 10:30am ET

“Working Behind the Great Wall: Westerners in the Chinese Auto Industry”

Jack Perkowski, JFP Holdings, James Hope, Chery Motors, Daniel Kirchert, Infiniti China. Topic: Chinese Auto Industry.

When Autoline took its first trip to China last year, we not only met many members of the fledgling Chinese auto industry, but also several industry veterans who came to this huge country to share their experience. Joining John McElroy on this week’s Autoline are three of those western auto experts including: Jack Perkowski from JFP Holdings; James Hope, Design Director, Chery Motors and Daniel Kirchert, Managing Director, Infiniti China.

Show 1806

Internet Premiere
Friday, 2/7 @ 11:30am ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 2/9 @ 10:30am ET

“Driving for Gold: The Auto Industry & the Winter Olympics”

Trudy Hardy, BMW North America, Florian Schattenmann, Ph.D, Dow, Dr. Dae Hee Kwak, University of Michigan. Topic: Automakers and the Olympics.

Every four years the world’s elite athletes gather in one location for the Winter Olympic games which requires a lot of planning and training by both the teams and the athletes. To pull it off they reach out to corporations for help; and it’s not just the monetary kind these days. This week on Autoline John McElroy looks at what the auto industry is doing for some of these teams and what it gets out of it. Joining John are Trudy Hardy, the head of BMW North American marketing, Florian Schattenmann from Dow and Prof. Dae Hee Kwak, sports marketing specialist from the University of Michigan.

Show 1805

Internet Premiere
Friday, 1/31 @ 11:30am ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 2/2 @ 10:30am ET

“Automakers & Social Media”

Scott Monty, Ford Motor Company, Mary Henige, General Motors, Ed Garsten, Chrysler. Topic: Social Media.

Did you just tweet or post to Facebook before reading this paragraph? That’s what millions of Americans are doing with their phone, tablet or laptop at any second of the day. And that activity is not lost on automakers. All of them have some sort of social media presence. Today on Autoline This Week John McElroy is joined by Mary Henige from GM, Ford’s Scott Monty and Ed Garsten of Chrysler to talk about what their companies are doing in the social media universe.

Show 1804

Internet Premiere
Friday, 1/24 @ 11:30am ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 1/26 @ 10:30am ET

“Hawking Honda”

Michael Accavitti, American Honda, Paul Eisenstein, The Detroit Bureau, Michelle Krebs, Topic: Honda.

The last few years haven’t been kind to Honda. With all the strife caused by the tsunami, sales took a huge tumble. But now after some time rebuilding, Honda’s core brands are on the rebound. This week on Autoline, Michael Accavitti, American Honda product and marketing boss, joins host John McElroy, Michelle Krebs from and Paul Eisenstein of the Detroit Bureau to talk Honda and the road back to the top.

Show 1803

Internet Premiere
Friday, 1/17 @ 2:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 1/19 @ 10:30am ET

“Ward’s Best Engines 2014”

Drew Winter,, Christie Schweinsberg,, Tom Murphy,, Steve Finlay, Topic: Ward's 10 Best Engines.

For two decades has been choosing what its editors consider the 10 Best Engines of the year. Joining John McElroy to discuss the 20 years of Ten Best Engines as well as this year’s winners are Ward’s editors Drew Winter, Tom Murphy, Christie Schweinsberg & Steve Finlay.

Show 1802

Internet Premiere
Friday, 1/10 @ 11:30am ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 1/12 @ 10:30am ET

“The Top Truck? North American Truck of the Year 2014”

Chris Paukert,, Jack Nerad, Kelley Blue Book. Topic: Truck of the Year.

It’s award time again and Autoline has the scoop on the biggest prize for automakers each year: the North American Car & Truck of the Year awards. Joining NACTOY founding member John McElroy on this week’s truck panel are fellow jurors Jack Nerad from Kelly Blue Book and Chris Paukert of

Show 1801

Internet Premiere
Friday, 1/3 @ 11:30am ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 1/5 @ 10:30am ET

“The Top Car? North American Car of the Year 2014”

Larry Webster, Road & Track, Matt DeLorenzo, Kelley Blue Book. Topic: Car of the Year.

It’s award time again and Autoline has the scoop on the biggest prize for automakers each year: the North American Car & Truck of the Year awards. Joining NACTOY founding member John McElroy on the car panel are fellow jurors Larry Webster from Road & Track along with Matt DeLorenzo of Kelly Blue Book.

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