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Episode 939 – Automakers Release 2Q Figures, Ford to End Aussie Production?, Most Viral Auto Ads

July 31st, 2012 at 11:56am

Runtime: 8:23

Chrysler, Honda and Mazda released their figures for the second quarter. All sold more cars than a year ago but Mazda was the only one to lose money! Ford’s days down under may be numbered. The company recently cut production and slashed jobs at the plant building the Falcon. A survey of the 20 most popular commercials on YouTube found that six of the 20 are car related! All that and more, plus a look at a new trend in paint.

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Episode 938 – GM Ousts Ewanick, Volkswagen Investigates FAW, 2013 Kia Forte

July 30th, 2012 at 12:00pm

Runtime: 8:14

Joel Ewanick, the Chief Marketing Officer at General Motors abruptly left the company over the weekend. Volkswagen is investigating its Chinese partner, FAW over allegations that it illegally copied its technology. Kia just revealed the 2013 Forte which is also known as the Cerato in other markets. All that and more, plus a look at how GM engineers were able to cut weight from the all-new Cadillac ATS.

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Episode 937 – Shake-up at Lotus, Sergio-VW Feuding Over Prices, French Auto Industry Troubles

July 27th, 2012 at 11:49am

Runtime: 8:47

Lotus’ new owners are really changing things up at the firm founded by Colin Chapman, DRB-Hicom is slashing new models among other things. Sergio and Volkswagen are at it again. This time the Fiat-Chrysler CEO is accusing VW of starting a price war in Europe in an attempt to steal away market share. France is trying to prop up its car industry with investment credits and low cost financing, but is it just a band-aid? All that and more, plus a peek at the upcoming episode of Autoline This Week.

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Episode 936 – More Financial Results, Hyundai Drops Sales Forecast, 2014 Mazda6

July 26th, 2012 at 11:30am

Runtime: 8:07

More financial numbers are in today. Volkswagen, Nissan and Hyundai all posted their second-quarter profits. Hyundai dropped its industry-wide global sales forecast for the year because of economic concerns in Europe and China. Mazda is teasing the upcoming 2014 Mazda6 before it debuts next month at the Moscow International Automobile Salon. All that and more, plus a look at how Cadillac is rewriting the book on underbody aerodynamics.

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Episode 935 – First-Half Financials, Traffic Deaths Up, Kia Carens to Debut in Paris

July 25th, 2012 at 11:56am

Runtime: 7:54

Ford, Daimler and Peugeot all reported their financial numbers for the first half and the results are mixed. Traffic deaths in the U.S. are up 13.5 percent in the first quarter of this year. Kia is coming out with an all-new version of its compact minivan, the Carens at the Paris Auto Show. All that and more, plus John responds to your questions and comments in “You Said It!”

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Episode 934 – What Overcapacity in Europe?, Hybrid Cost Savings, Goodyear Brews Soy Tire Latte

July 24th, 2012 at 11:28am

Runtime: 7:21

A Finnish company Valmet makes its money by building cars for other manufacturers that lack capacity, which seems like an oxymoron in Europe nowadays, but Mercedes just hired them to build 100,000 cars. Ford says it has shaved 30 percent from the cost of its latest hybrid by sharing parts and in-sourcing development. Goodyear announces it’s looking at replacing petroleum with soy-based oils in tires. All that and more, plus a look at the Volkswagen Golf R!

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Episode 933 – Rogue Goes Korea, BMW Launches Car Share Program, PSA to Build Toyota Vans

July 23rd, 2012 at 12:00pm

Runtime: 9:04

Amid rising costs in Japan, Nissan is moving production of the Rogue SUV to Korea. The move will better utilize plant capacity at an existing Samsung factory. Following OnStar’s move to launch an OEM car sharing service, BMW is starting its own BMW On Demand service in Manhattan. PSA will begin building commercial vans for Toyota based off current Peugeot and Citroen models. The move is likely an effort to improve the cash flow situation for the ailing PSA. All that and more, plus an in depth look at the 2013 Cadillac XTS.

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Episode 932 – Pelata Out at Renault, July SAAR Numbers, Maruti Suzuki Labor Strife

July 20th, 2012 at 11:21am

Runtime: 8:00

Patrick Pelata is out at Renault-Nissan. The former COO resigned after a botched espionage scandal last year. The July SAAR numbers are in and they’re up 20 percent from last year when the Japanese tsunami put a damper on sales. GM announced the Chevy Trax will be built in Mexico later this year. All that and more, plus a peek at the latest episode of Autoline This Week!

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Episode 931 – Opel Shake-Up Continues, Mustang Heads to Philippines, 2013 Mercedes GL

July 19th, 2012 at 11:35am

Runtime: 7:12

Earlier in the week Opel named a new interim CEO and now the company is replacing its chief financial officer and the head its of research and development. Honda is investing $40 million to increase production at its plant in Indiana, which will boost capacity by about 50,000 units annually. The Ford Mustang is now available in the Philippines. All that and more, plus a look at the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL.

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Episode 930 – Caddy ATS Makes Olympic Debut, Canadian Labour Costs, ‘Ring Faces Bankruptcy

July 18th, 2012 at 11:32am

Runtime: 7:00

Cadillac will unveil its ad campaign for the new ATS small sedan during the Olympic opening ceremonies. The French government is telling PSA it needs to meet conditions for stimulus funds. Ford is in talks with Canadian labor over cost issues, the company is also looking to cut 15 percent of its Aussie workforce due to low demand. All that and more, plus Autoextremist Peter De Lorenzo on why GM should have an official museum like many other automakers.

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