Episode 825 – China’s Not-So- Clean Coal, Alliance Asks Obama for Changes, Tata’s Profits

February 14th, 2012 at 11:45am

Runtime: 7:46

Yet another study shows that electric cars would do more to damage the environment in China than using gasoline- or diesel-powered cars. The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers in the U.S. is asking the Obama Administration to tweak its proposed fuel-economy regulations. They want certain credits to start applying right now, not after 2016. Thanks to Land Rover’s surging sales Indian automaker Tata posted a profit that beat analyst’s expectations. All that and more, plus a look at how GM engineers made the 2013 Chevy Malibu as quiet as possible.

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Episode 824 – Kia Reveals KH, China Car Sales Will Skyrocket, New Mercedes Seatbelt

February 13th, 2012 at 11:15am

Runtime: 7:56

Kia released the sketches today of a new concept car called the KH. JD Power predicts car sales in China will hit 35 million units by 2018. Mercedes-Benz developed a seatbelt that’s easier to find and use. All that and more, plus a look at the new Honda CR-V.

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Episode 823 – Tesla Model X, Mitsubishi Reveals New Outlander, Chevy Cruze Wagon

February 10th, 2012 at 11:40am

Runtime: 8:45

Tesla just unveiled its electric crossover, the Model X, which is basically a taller version of the Model S sedan. Mitsubishi is set to reveal a new version of its Outlander SUV at next month’s Geneva Motor Show. And speaking of Geneva, Chevrolet will unveil a station-wagon version of the Cruze at the show. All that and more, plus a preview of Autoline This Week with Volvo’s new president in North America talking about how they’re going to be taking the brand more upscale.

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Episode 821 – GM Loses Big in Europe, Diesel Incentives Coming? Elantra Ditches Doors

February 8th, 2012 at 11:45am

Runtime: 6:53

It looks like GM is poised to announce a big loss in Europe. Diesels already outsell EVs and hybrids, but could incentives be on the way? The Hyundai Elantra has shed a couple of doors for its new coupe version and added a hatchback for the new GT. All that and more, plus John McElroy responds to your comments and questions in You Said It!

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Episode 820 – UAW’s King Headed to Opel, Bush Backs Bailout, Nissan’s Cordial INVITATION

February 7th, 2012 at 11:55am

Runtime: 8:04

GM faces an uphill struggle to revive Opel, and it looks like they’ll be turning to the UAW’s Bob King to help make it happen. Former U.S. President George W. Bush defends the GM and Chrysler bailouts. Nissan extends a cordial INVITATION for you to preview its next compact car. All that and more, plus a look at the Porsche Singer 911.

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Episode 819 – Ford & Chevy Feud, Low Profits on New Cars, Chinese Exports Grow

February 6th, 2012 at 11:35am

Runtime: 7:39

Ford and General Motors are feuding over a Chevy Silverado ad that aired during the Super Bowl last night. The head of the giant dealership group, Group 1 Automotive, says new-car sales only account for 20 to 25 percent of a dealer’s profits. Chinese car exports are expected to grow by 50 percent this year. All that and more, plus a look at the styling of the new Chevy Malibu Eco.

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Episode 818 – Mazda Posts Loss, Toyota Expects Record Sales, Fiat 500L to Debut in Geneva

February 3rd, 2012 at 11:40am

Runtime: 9:06

Mazda reported its latest financial numbers for its most recent fiscal quarter and the results don’t look good. The company’s revenue fell by 17 percent and its losses exploded. Toyota believes its going to come roaring back this year and sell almost 9.6 million vehicles. Fiat announced it will unveil a four-door version of the 500 at next month’s Geneva Motor Show. All that and more, plus Autoline Daily correspondent Isaac Bouchard reports on the 2012 BMW 3 Series.

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Episode 817 – January Sales Blow the Doors Off, GM “Patently” the Best, David v. Goliath

February 2nd, 2012 at 11:55am

Runtime: 8:12

Sales of new cars and trucks blew out of the gate in the American market last month.  Even though General Motors spends less on research and development than Volkswagen and Toyota, the company is No. 1 when it comes to generating patents.  Remember that California woman that was suing Honda in small-claims court because her Civic Hybrid didn’t deliver the fuel economy promised on the window sticker? Yeah, in a shocking bit of news she actually won the case!  All this and more, plus the latest news from Mopar.

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Episode 816 – Chrysler Posts Profit, V2V Mandate Next Year?, Navistar Misses Emission Target

February 1st, 2012 at 11:23am

Runtime: 7:44

Chrysler posted its financial results for 2011, and the numbers look pretty good. Total revenue came to $55 billion, a 31 percent increase from the prior year. The head of the NHTSA says the agency will decide next year if it will impose regulations for vehicle-to-vehicle communication. Navistar, the maker of International trucks potentially faces some huge fines for selling heavy-duty diesel engines that do not meet emission standards. All that and more, plus John responds to your questions and comments in the “You Said It!” segment.

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