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Episode 1004 – GM’s 3Q Earnings, Sandy Burns Fisker, Renault Corners EV Market

October 31st, 2012 at 12:03pm

Runtime: 8:42

GM’s third-quarter earnings are out and revenue is up. But GM barely out-earns its crosstown rival, despite selling a million more vehicles. Could the safety of lithium ion batteries be in question because of Hurricane Sandy? EV sales in Europe are down but Renault pushes to corner the market with 4 pure electric models, more than any other manufacturer. All that and more, plus John responds to your questions and comments on You Said It!

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Episode 1003 – Chrysler Makes Strides in 3Q, Ford Tumbles in Reliability, Hot Wheels Camaro

October 30th, 2012 at 11:58am

Runtime: 9:36

The results are in and Chrysler had a strong showing in the third quarter of 2012, while Ford started to struggle. All the details inside. Ford takes another on the chin as it tumbles to the bottom of the Consumer Reports Reliability Survey. How much would you pay for a super-sized version of a Hot Wheels Camaro? Find out the price. All that and more, plus John McElroy has his review of the 2013 Toyota Avalon.

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Episode 1002 – BMW Prepared for the Worst, New Kia Cadenza, Back in Black

October 29th, 2012 at 11:48am

Runtime: 8:42

BMW claims it can now withstand a 30 percent drop in sales without having to lay off any people, close any plants or post a financial loss. Kia just released photos of its new Cadenza, a car also known as the K7 and Amanti depending on which market it’s sold in. Ford says some of its customers are really getting into black wheels. All that and more, plus a look at the latest BMW model German tuning company Alpina has modified.

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Episode 1001 – Profit Jump for Hyundai, What the Frack?! Audi E-Tron De-Powered

October 26th, 2012 at 12:05pm

Runtime: 6:26

While one manufacturer fails to meet profit expectations, Hyundai reports a 3rd quarter profit jump. Although somewhat controversial, could fracking be the answer to lower fuel costs? A vehicle meant to compete with the likes of the Tesla Roadster gets put on the back burner. All that and more, plus on Autoline This Week John sits down to talk with Mary Barra, the head of General Motors Global Product Development.

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Episode 1000 – More Blue Oval Woes, All-New Small Block, A VW Just for U.S.

October 25th, 2012 at 12:02pm

Runtime: 7:54

Ford estimates it will lose over one billion dollars in Europe this year as even more cuts are announced. GM debuts the all-new Corvette small block in Pontiac, MI. Volkswagen is considering building an all-new SUV designed specifically for the American market. All that and more, plus a look at Ford’s 1.0 liter EcoBoost engine.

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Episode 999 – Ford to Shutter Plant, Peugeot Aid in Dispute, Hyundai Debuts Crossover

October 24th, 2012 at 11:47am

Runtime: 7:05

As Ford continues to feel the sting of Europe’s economic woes, it looks like one factory may be on the chopping block. Peugeot is poised to receive French aid unless a Volkswagen stock holder can convince the European Commission otherwise. Hyundai debuts a new crossover at the Sao Paolo Motor Show. All that and more, plus guest host Peter De Lorenzo explains why Corvette is laying out a step-by-step plan on how NOT to launch a sports car.

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Episode 998 – Black Cabs See Red, Chevy Needs New Truck, Over Capacity in Brazil

October 23rd, 2012 at 11:43am

Runtime: 6:41

You’d think that selling iconic London cabs would be an easy business proposition, but that’s not the case. The all-new Chevy Silverado will debut next year at the Detroit Auto Show, and the company really needs it to sell. Total automotive manufacturing capacity in Brazil will jump by 50 percent by 2014. Will that be too much? All that and more, plus our look at the 2013 Chevy Spark.

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Episode 997 – New Subcompact for Brazil, Auto Sales on the Rise, First Zinc-Air Battery?

October 22nd, 2012 at 12:05pm

Runtime: 9:18

A boom in the Brazilian market has one automotive manufacturer introducing seven new models. Has the U.S. auto industry fully recovered? A report from WardsAuto indicates it may have. Reading between the lines has us thinking we may see the first zinc-air battery soon. All that and more, plus an independent car tech believes he has solved the draw-backs of the rotary engine.

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Episode 996 – Lincoln Rebuilding Image, Networking Made Easy, Nissan’s All-New Sentra

October 19th, 2012 at 12:25pm

Runtime: 9:42

Lincoln opened the doors to media members on their new design center yesterday. See what their doing in hopes to rebuild the Lincoln brand. We get our look at Nissan’s all-new Sentra. And see how one company hopes to make the next-generation of connected car. All that and more, plus on Autoline This Week we take a look at Kia, a brand most car buyers don’t even know about.

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Episode 995 – Europe Exports Lower Gas Prices, App-Happy at Ford, First for Chrysler-Fiat

October 18th, 2012 at 11:55am

Runtime: 8:20

Find out how Europe’s continued financial woes are lowering gas prices in the U.S. See who is at the Ford-front of in-car technology. Chrysler and Fiat expand their partnership in unique way.  It’s a first for them since they joined forces in 2009. All that and more, plus John looks at Ford’s hot new BOSS 302 Mustang.

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