Episode 60 – Suppliers Seek Loans, Nissan Moving Production, UAW Doesn’t Have To Cut Pay

January 16th, 2009 at 12:00pm

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Nissan is moving some of its production out of Japan and into India, Thailand and other low-cost countries. Suppliers will ask the American government for economic aid to avoid bankruptcy. GM says it doesn’t need more pay cuts from the UAW. All that and more, plus a preview of this week’s episode of Autoline Detroit where John interviews top executives from GM, Chrysler, BMW and Toyota.

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Episode 59 – Chrysler Not Going Away, Fiat Reorganizes, Ricardo Montalban Remembered

January 15th, 2009 at 12:00pm

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Chrysler says phooey on reports it will sell off pieces of the company. Fiat announces a reorganization that gives top executives additional duties. Ricardo Montalban has gone to that big Chrysler Cordoba in the sky. All that and more, plus a look at some of John’s favorite vehicles at this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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Episode 58 – Designers Announce Favorites, Tesla to Sell System, Castor Beans go for Green

January 14th, 2009 at 12:00pm

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The top designers announce their choices for the best new concept and production cars and trucks. Tesla announces its going to sell EV propulsion systems to other automakers. And the big news in materials is the castor bean plant. Today we bring you another special edition of Autoline Daily from the floor of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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Episode 57 – GM Back in Battery Business, Toyota Reveals New Prius, Lincoln’s Unique Concept

January 13th, 2009 at 12:00pm

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GM is getting back into the battery business. Toyota pulls the wraps off the new Prius. And Lincoln shows off a very different kind of looking concept car. Today we bring you another special edition of Autoline Daily from the floor of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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LIVE from NAIAS 2009

January 12th, 2009 at 11:45am

Autoline’s live coverage of the 2009 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.


Archived Broadcasts:

Hour 1: Subaru, GM, Ford, Chrysler and More
Hour 2: Ford, Hyundai, BMW, Mercedes and More
Hour 3: BYD, MINI, GM and More
Hour 4: Fisker, Cadillac, Lincoln, Ford and More

Episode 56 – EVs and Hybrids Steal NAIAS, Diesel’s No Slump, BMW Optimistic About Market

January 12th, 2009 at 8:00am

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Electric cars and hybrids dominate the news, but don’t count out diesels. Plus BMW believes the car market will bounce back later this year. Today we bring you a special edition of Autoline Daily from the floor of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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Episode 55 – Exxon Wants Carbon Tax, Chrysler Car-Based Truck, ArvinMeritor Keeps Part Of Autos

January 9th, 2009 at 12:02pm

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Exxon’s CEO calls for a carbon tax instead of a cap and trade system. Chrysler is considering building a car-based truck to replace its Dakota pickup. ArvinMeritor is not selling off all its car business due to the industry downturn. All that and more, plus a preview of this week’s Autoline about blogging and how it’s changing the automotive media business.

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Episode 54 – Toyota Wants Wage Cuts, 2010 Buick LaCrosse, Li-on Factory in Michigan

January 8th, 2009 at 12:00pm

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Toyota is asking all of its employees in Japan to take pay cuts. A look at the new 2010 Buick LaCrosse that will debut at the Detroit Auto Show. A123Systems wants to build a lithium-ion battery factory in Michigan to produce batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles. All that and more, plus a look at Nissan’s redesigned Z-car.

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Episode 53 – GM & Chrysler Good to Go, Mercedes Fined For Good Reason, Honda Axes Future Plans

January 7th, 2009 at 12:00pm

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GM and Chrysler are good to go with the bridge loan money they’re getting. Mercedes gets slammed with $30 million in fuel economy fines for not meeting standards. Honda takes an axe to some future product plans including a V8 engine and the successor to the S2000 sports car. All that and more, plus John answers viewer questions about the bridge loan in the “You Said It!” segment.

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Episode 52 – Have We Hit Bottom?, Nissan Definitely Out of NAIAS, Fiat Loses Copy-Cat Suit

January 6th, 2009 at 12:00pm

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December car sales were abysmal but have we hit bottom in the car market? Nissan definitely drops out of the Detroit Auto Show. Fiat loses a copy-cat lawsuit in China to Great Wall Motor. All that and more, plus a look at virtual tools Ford uses to design its vehicles.

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