Episode 165 – Jr. Wants Transparency, Bo Bolts to GAZ, Mahindra Converts Dealers

June 16th, 2009 at 12:00pm

Runtime 7:40

Bill Ford Jr. calls for transparency in how the government is involved with GM and Chrysler. Bo Andersson was named Chairman of Russian automaker GAZ. Indian automaker Mahindra will begin selling its trucks at former Chrysler dealers in the Detroit area. All that and more, plus a look at flywheel hybrid technology Williams is developing for Formula 1.

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Episode 164 – EU Wants Opel Review, Icahn Considers Delphi, GM Cuts Executive Pensions

June 15th, 2009 at 12:00pm

Runtime 7:40

The Industry Commission of the European Union wants a thorough review of the bailout plans for Opel. Activist investor Carl Icahn is considering taking another run at Delphi. General Motors is slashing pensions for its top executives. All that and more, plus a test drive of the new Honda Insight.

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Episode 163 – Car Imports To China Drop, GM Cuts Production, Saab Close To Sale

June 12th, 2009 at 12:08pm

Runtime 5:40

Car imports to China have dropped by more than 30 percent this year. General Motors is scaling-back its third-quarter production estimates by nearly 60,000 units. GM may announce today that it is selling Saab to Swedish super-exotic sports carmaker Koenigsegg. All that and more, plus a look at some of what John Mendel from Honda had to say about Chrysler’s new management structure on Autoline After Hours last night.

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Episode 162 – Chrysler Shakeup, GM May Still Import from China, Daimler’s Wild Safety Ideas

June 11th, 2009 at 12:13pm

Runtime 6:38

Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne completely revamped Chrysler’s management structure yesterday. General Motors hasn’t ruled out importing cars from China. Daimler is developing several innovative new safety features. All that and more, plus John answers viewer questions in the “You Said It!” segment.

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Episode 161 – Alliance Back On Track, Cash For Clunkers Passes, GM Names A New Leader

June 10th, 2009 at 12:00pm

Runtime 6:37

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge to Chrysler’s bankruptcy filing which clears the way for its alliance with Fiat. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the cash-for-clunkers proposal. General Motors announced that Edward Whitacre, Jr., former chairman and CEO of AT&T, will become chairman of the New GM. All that and more, plus we take a look at the new BMW X6M.

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Episode 160 – More Chrysler Bankruptcy Delays, Suppliers Seek Aid, First Look at Final Volt

June 9th, 2009 at 12:00pm

Runtime 6:37

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Ginsburg issued a stay that prevents Fiat from taking control of Chrysler. U.S. auto suppliers plan to go to Washington this week to ask for more money. GM has come up with the final production design of the Volt, and Autoline Daily is the first in the media to show what it will look like. All that and more, plus a look at the Jaguar XF.

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Episode 159 – Chrysler Deal Hits Snag, Bailouts Could Hurt Ford, Qatar Invests In Porsche

June 8th, 2009 at 12:00pm

Runtime 6:31

The state of Indiana’s pension funds asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block the Fiat-Chrysler deal. The government bailouts of General Motors and Chrysler could hurt Ford. The emir of Qatar promised Porsche to take a stake in the company. All that and more, plus a look at the redesigned Buick LaCrosse.

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Episode 158 – GM to Be In the Black, Penske Close to Getting Saturn, Little i-MiEV, Big Price

June 5th, 2009 at 12:00pm

Runtime 6:46

General Motors expects to be profitable by 2011. Roger Penske is close to buying Saturn. Mitsubishi announced that its i-MiEV electric car will cost a staggering $47,560 when it goes on sale in Japan. All that and more, plus a preview of a one-on-one interview we had with Ed Welburn, GM’s Global VP of design.

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Episode 157 – Congress Mad About Dealer Closings, Magna May Not Have Opel, Toyota’s Plug-In Prius

June 4th, 2009 at 12:05pm

Runtime 6:25

GM and Chrysler testified in the U.S. Congress yesterday, defending their decision to collectively close 3,400 car dealerships. The German government is still accepting bids for Opel. Toyota will start leasing plug-in electric hybrids by the end of this year. All that and more, plus a preview of a one-on-one interview with Bob Lutz.

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Episode 156 – Car Sales Improve, Chrysler to Resume Production, Cash for Clunkers Vote

June 3rd, 2009 at 12:00pm

Runtime 6:02

Car sales in the American market showed improvement last month. Chrysler may start production again by the end of the month. The U.S. Senate may vote today on the cash for clunkers proposal. All that and more, plus John answers viewer questions about General Motors and diesel engines in the “You Said It!” segment.

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