Episode 287 – VW Buys Suzuki Stake, Ford to Move Hybrids to MI, Mercedes SPLITVIEW Screen

December 9th, 2009 at 12:00pm

Runtime 7:15

Volkswagen purchased close to 20 percent of Suzuki. Ford is seeking aid from the state of Michigan to help it research and produce lithium-ion batteries in the state. Mercedes comes out with new technology to split the screen on navigation systems. All that and more, plus John answers your questions in the “You Said It!” segment.

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Episode 286 – EPA Emissions Ruling, Challenger Dethrones Prius, Danica Heads To NASCAR

December 8th, 2009 at 12:09pm

Runtime 8:36

The EPA ruled that greenhouse gasses threaten the public health and welfare of the American people. The Dodge Challenger was just rated the most satisfying vehicle by Consumer Reports’ readers. Danica Patrick will race in NASCAR next year. All that and more, plus a closer look at the electric version of the Mini.

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Episode 285 – GM Management Changes, Another Toyota Recall?, Mercedes Predicts Strong Sales

December 7th, 2009 at 12:08pm

Runtime 7:41

More management changes at General Motors. NHTSA is investigating complaints of stalling engines on the 2006 Toyota Corolla and Matrix. Mercedes expects fourth-quarter sales to grow “significantly.” All that and more, plus a look at a BMW’s new “college.”

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Episode 284 – GM Expands In India, Suzuki’s Kizashi Challenge, Unique Traffic Light

December 4th, 2009 at 12:00pm

Runtime 5:42

GM and its Chinese partner SAIC will form a new joint venture in India. Suzuki is offering a special incentive if you test drive its new Kizashi sedan. A designer has come up with a unique stoplight with a built-in timer. All that and more, plus John gives us the latest news from the LA Auto Show.

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Episode 283 – New Volvo Bid, Ford & Mazda Separate?, LA Auto Show Update

December 3rd, 2009 at 12:00pm

Runtime 6:21

A consortium led by two former Ford executives submitted a revised bid for Volvo. Ford said it will be moving away from developing vehicles with Mazda in the future. All that and more, plus McElroy brings you the latest news from the floor of the LA Auto Show.

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Episode 282 – Henderson Shown The Door, November Car Sales, Audi A8 Unveiled

December 2nd, 2009 at 12:00pm

Runtime 7:32

Yesterday CEO Fritz Henderson resigned from General Motors. November sales for the U.S. are in and even though sales are down from October there are some encouraging signs. Audi debuted its brand-new A8 in Miami. All that and more, plus John fills you in on the latest from the LA Auto Show.

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Autoline LIVE from the LA Auto Show

December 2nd, 2009 at 11:59am

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If you missed our live webcast from the 2009 LA Auto Show, view them now right here. Our roster of guests featured such notable personalities as Bryan Nesbitt, Cadillac’s new general manager, Jim O’Sullivan who has a lot to say about the little Mazda 2, and Sam De La Garza, who explains how the Fiesta is taking advantage of social media.

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Episode 281 – Sales Soar In Asia, New NHTSA Leader, EPA Debates Ethanol Blend

December 1st, 2009 at 12:50pm

Runtime 6:34

Car sales are soaring in Japan, India and China. President Obama is expected to announce his nomination to head NHTSA. The EPA is expected to announce, whether or not to increase the ethanol blend that’s mixed in gasoline. All that and more, plus a look at the Volkswagen’s hydrogen-powered Tiguan.

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