Episode 1010 – Bosch Dumps Denso, 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, China’s Lead Battery Shortage

November 8th, 2012 at 11:48am

Runtime: 7:41

Lincoln releases more in-depth information on the 2013 MKZ Hybrid. Find out why Bosch sold its entire stake in Japanese supplier Denso. Consumption of lead batteries in China outweighs output, which may lead to a shortage next year. All that and more, plus we get our look at Chevy’s redesigned 2013 Traverse.

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Episode 1009 – Maserati Plans to Grow, Focus Dominates China, Used Car Prices Soaring

November 7th, 2012 at 11:58am

Runtime: 8:26

Maserati plans to boost sales over 8 times the current amount by 2015. Could the new Quattroporte help to reach that mark? Ford is bucking the trend in China. Sales were up nearly 50 percent thanks to the new Focus. Hurricane Sandy drives up used car prices, but may help overall sales. All that and more, plus John responds to your questions and comments in today’s edition of You Said It!

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Episode 1008 – Suzuki Says Sayonara to U.S., GM Secrets Stolen, Roewe E50 From SAIC

November 6th, 2012 at 12:55pm

Runtime: 8:23

Suzuki drops out of the American market because they say it can’t make a profit in the long term. An ex-GM engineer stole hybrid technology and tried selling it to GM’s competitors. See what GM says those secrets are worth; you may be surprised. SAIC announces the release of their pure-electric Roewe E50. All that and more, plus a look at the iconic Mercedes-Benz SL550.

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Episode 1006 – Sandy Slows U.S. Sales, Mulally Stays With Ford, Overstated Fuel Economy

November 2nd, 2012 at 12:01pm

Runtime: 7:12

Auto sales were up in the U.S. last month but were not as strong as they could have been. Ford announces that CEO, Alan Mulally, will retain his position for at least 2 more years. Hyundai-Kia make a fuel economy blunder that could cost them tens of millions of dollars. All that and more, plus on Autoline This Week John sits down with Scott Painter, the founder and CEO of TrueCar, to talk about how the company is reinventing itself.

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Episode 1005 – Could GM Break Even in EU? Escalade Loses Bling, All-New 2014 Forester

November 1st, 2012 at 11:46am

Runtime: 7:36

General Motors expects to break even in Europe by 2015, despite loosing half a billion dollars in the third-quarter. The new Escalade is still a year away from showrooms, but Cadillac has already cut out some amenities. Subaru reveals the all-new 2014 Forester. All that and more, plus a look at pedestrian protection technology from Continental.

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