Episode 242 – Chrysler Execs Quit, New Bidder for Volvo, G8 to Become Caprice Cop Car

October 5th, 2009 at 12:02pm

Runtime 7:12

Chrysler gets a big management shake-up as two of its top executives unexpectedly call it quits. Geely faces competition as Ford may have found a new bidder for Volvo. The Pontiac G8 is reborn as a crime-fighting Chevy Caprice police vehicle. All that and more, plus a talk with GM’s Bob Socia about what he’s doing to get rid of cheap interiors.

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Episode 241 – Post Clunker Sales, German Sales Blues, Honda’s Nanotube Research

October 2nd, 2009 at 12:09pm

Runtime 8:13

September sales numbers came in and they only hit 744,000 units, down nearly 26 percent from last year. Month-over-month new car sales in Germany were down a whopping 50 percent. Honda develops nanotechnology for electronics. All that and more, plus a preview of this week’s episode of Autoline Detroit, where we talk about why big oil is so interested in making fuel from algae.

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Episode 240 – Saturn Deal Falls Through, OEMs Boycott Tokyo, Ford Raptor Road Test

October 1st, 2009 at 12:18pm

Runtime 7:55

The Penske Automotive Group pulls out of the deal to buy Saturn after it fails to get cars. All non-Japanese automakers boycott the Tokyo Motor Show. Ford’s new Coyote V-8 gets spied in the wild. All that and more, plus John takes the new Ford SVT Raptor for a drive.

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