Episode 970 – Kia Pro_cee’d Revealed, China Still a Healthy Market, BMW’s Italian Flair

September 13th, 2012 at 12:00pm

Runtime: 8:46

Kia just revealed a new three-door hatchback called the Pro_cee’d before it debuts at the Paris Motor Show at the end of the month. Nissan’s CEO Carlos Ghosn says the sales growth in China is slower than expected but the market is still very healthy. BMW is working with Pininfarina and Bertone to design and assemble limited-edition vehicles. All that and more plus John responds to your questions and comments in “You Said It!”

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Episode 969 – Fields to Replace Mulally?, Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4, Nissan TeRRA Concept

September 12th, 2012 at 11:45am

Runtime: 7:10

Ford’s board of directors may be close to announcing a succession plan to replace CEO Alan Mulally and it appears Mark Fields, Ford’s President of the Americas, is the heir apparent. Peugeot just introduced the world’s first diesel-hybrid crossover, the 3008 HYbrid4. Nissan just unveiled a fuel-cell SUV concept called the TeRRA before it debuts at the Paris Motor Show. All that and more, plus a peek at what Ford is doing to reduce distractions while driving.

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Episode 968 – Chrysler’s Comeback Strategy, Piëch’s Positive Prediction, Quiet-Tuned Clothing

September 11th, 2012 at 12:00pm

Runtime: 7:25

Chrysler just gave its dealers a sneak peek at what’s coming down the product pipeline and there are some interesting revelations. Volkswagen chairman Ferdinand Piëch has a rosy prediction for his company’s performance in China next year. General Motors is lending a helping hand to those less fortunate. All that and more plus a look at what GM can get its European operations back on track.

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Episode 966 – Ford Expands in Europe, New Renault Scala, Land Rover Reveals New Range Rover

September 7th, 2012 at 11:55am

Runtime: 9:36

Ford announces its plan to expand and boost sales in Europe. Renault just introduced a small premium sedan for the Indian market called the Scala. Land Rover unveiled the all-new Range Rover which is up to 926 pounds lighter than the outgoing model. All that and more, plus a look at the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman.

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Episode 965 – Ford Reveals New Transit Vans, Kia Quoris Unveiled, Mazda6 Wagon Revealed

September 6th, 2012 at 11:45am

Runtime: 8:13

Ford revealed a brand-new lineup of commercial vehicles that will be sold in markets around the world. Kia unveiled its new flagship sedan called the Quoris which will be sold outside of South Korea for the first time. Mazda took the wraps off the wagon version of the Mazda6 before it debuts at the Paris Motor Show. All that and more, plus a look at the design highlights of the 2013 RAM 1500.

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Episode 964 – August Sales Report, GM gets Cold Feet, Volkswagen’s MK VII Golf

September 5th, 2012 at 12:00pm

Runtime: 8:58

August sales are in and the results have taken many analysts by surprise. GM may be having second thoughts about its alliance with PSA. Volkswagen just unveiled its seventh-generation Golf in Berlin, Germany. All that and more, plus John dives into all the technical details of the new 2013 Honda Accord.

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Episode 963 – Global Car Sales Up, GM Cancels Large Hybrids, Race Car Made with 3D Printing

September 4th, 2012 at 11:40am

Runtime: 7:09

Automakers sold more than 6.5 million vehicles worldwide in July, an increase of more than 7 percent compared to last year. General Motors is shutting down its hybrid program for full-size pickups and SUVs. Engineering students in Belgium working with an automotive supplier called Materialise have made a body for a formula racing car using a stereo lithography machine. All that and more, plus a look at the new 2013 Nissan Sentra.

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