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Episode 112 – GM Gets New Deadline, Chrysler Must Partner Up, Part of Delphi Sold

March 31st, 2009 at 12:00pm

Runtime 7:00

President Obama is giving GM another 60 days to come up with a viable plan. Chrysler gets 30 days to try and partner up with another car company. A Chinese company is buying Delphi’s brake and suspension business. All that and more, plus the latest update about everything that’s happening with GM.

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Episode 111 – Obama Fires Wagoner, PSA Fires Its Chairman, Chrysler Leaving Canada?

March 30th, 2009 at 12:00pm

Runtime 7:00

Rick Wagoner, the CEO of General Motors, is forced to resign by the President of the United States. Peugeot Chairman Christian Streiff was ousted by its board. Chrysler could be on the verge of closing its operations in Canada if it can’t reach a deal with the CAW. All that and more, plus a look at the redesigned 2010 Lexus RX crossover.

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Episode 110 – Tesla Unveils New Sedan, Mazda To Focus on Diesels, No Dark Car Ban

March 27th, 2009 at 12:00pm

Runtime 6:29

Tesla unveils its much-anticipated Model S electric sedan. Mazda is focusing on clean diesel engines instead of hybrids to get better fuel economy. The California Air Resources Board is not looking at banning dark colored cars. All that and more, plus a preview of this week’s episode of Autoline Detroit about in-car technology.

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Episode 109 – Volvo for Sale, California to Ban Dark Cars? Mercedes F-Cell Concept

March 26th, 2009 at 8:43pm

Runtime 6:27

Ford turns to Chinese and European interests as it looks for a buyer for Volvo. The California Air Resources Board looks to ban dark car colors. Mercedes unveils a strange, anachronistic hydrogren concept car. All that and more, plus a look at the future of Nissan interior design.

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Unscripted. Unapproved. Unusually frank discussion.

March 26th, 2009 at 8:40pm

If you missed our live show, be sure to watch this rerun of our new weekly discussion program all about the latest news, controversies and gossip to come out of the auto industry. John McElroy is joined in studio by Peter De Lorenzo of AutoExtremist.com and Jason Vines ex PR honcho from Ford, Nissan and Chrysler, just to name a few. Jeff Gilbert of WWJ.com joins us for the hour via Skype.

After you watch the show, make sure to take our poll in John’s Journal. We want your help in shaping this new show. So take a couple quick minutes and give us your thoughts. Thanks!

Episode 108 – Porsche Secures VW Stake, Ford Executive Pay Revealed, Obama Favors EVs

March 25th, 2009 at 12:00pm

Runtime 7:01

Porsche secured loans from several banks to help solidify its majority stake in Volkswagen. The Securities and Exchange Commission reveals how much Ford pays its top leaders. The Obama administration is shifting government funding from hydrogen fuel cells to electric vehicles. All that and more, plus John answers viewer questions about our reports on the Ford Fusion Hybrid and the Chevy Camaro in the “You Said It!” segment.

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Episode 107 – Chrysler and CAW Bargain, Chinese Supplier Wants Delphi, Mazda Bumper Recycling

March 24th, 2009 at 12:00pm

Runtime 7:09

Chrysler and the CAW began concession talks yesterday and the two sides are closer than thought. A Chinese supplier is interested in buying some of Delphi’s assets. Mazda has come up with a new way to recycle polypropylene bumpers on cars. All that and more, plus a look at the 2009 Cadillac CTS-V.

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Episode 106 – Abu Dhabi Invests Big in Daimler, China Sees Solid Growth, Nissan May Cancel Diesel

March 23rd, 2009 at 12:00pm

Runtime 7:11

An investment firm in Abu Dhabi just bought $2.65 billion of Daimler stock, that will make it Daimler’s largest shareholder. China is planning for 10 million in production and sales of automobiles this year. Nissan is rethinking its plans to sell diesel-powered versions of the Maxima and Titan in the U.S. All that and more, plus a close up look at the new Chevy Camaro.

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Episode 105 – Suppliers Get Aid, Chrysler Says It’s Better Off Than GM, Tesla Electric Sedan

March 20th, 2009 at 12:00pm

Runtime 7:39

The U.S. Treasury is going to give $5 billion in aid to automotive suppliers. Chrysler’s chief financial officer, says the company is better positioned to deal with the recession than GM. Tesla gets ready to unveil its electric sedan. All that and more, plus a preview of this week’s episode of Autoline with Tesla management.

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Episode 104 – Buick & Jaguar Take Top Honors, Fiat’s Two-Cylinder Engine, Bonehead Bonuses

March 19th, 2009 at 12:00pm

Runtime 7:29

J.D. Power came out with its Vehicle Dependability Survey and the top brands are Buick and Jaguar. Fiat is coming out with a two-cylinder engine for use in its 500 mini car. Chrysler is thinking of paying $20 million in executive bonuses with taxpayer money. All that and more, plus some of John’s thoughts about driving the Ford Fusion hybrid.

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