Episode 1068 – Why Gas Prices Are Up, Redesigned VF Commodore, Subaru Diesel with CVT

February 11th, 2013 at 11:53am

Runtime: 7:02

Anyone who lives in the United States definitely has noticed that the price of gasoline shot up dramatically in the last month. Now, find out why. Holden unveiled the redesigned version of its rear-wheel-drive VF Commodore sedan, which will make its way to the U.S. as one much-awaited Chevy model. Set to make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show is the Subaru Outback with the companies Boxer Diesel mated to a CVT. All that and more, plus the UAW once had a monopoly on automotive labor in the United States and Canada but not anymore.

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Episode 1067 – Profits Down at Nissan, Highlights from Chicago Auto Show, Fastest MINI Ever

February 8th, 2013 at 11:50am

Runtime: 9:14

Nissan just reported its earnings for the first nine months of its fiscal year, and it’s a mixed bag, but generally disappointing. Autoline gives a look at a few of the vehicles that were unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show. MINI just introduced the fastest car it has ever made, a souped up version of the Hardtop. All that and more, plus we find out why Chevrolet is really bullish on selling diesels in the American market.

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Episode 1066 – Daimler’s 2012 Earnings, Plastic Windows, Aluminum Prices to Surge

February 7th, 2013 at 11:49am

Runtime: 8:19

Daimler reported its earnings for 2012 this morning and the numbers are solid, but not anything like some other manufacturers. Automakers are making another run at using plastic windows, but they can pose some real issues. Carmakers are using more and more of one common material, but that is going to lead to higher prices. All that and more, plus Autoline Daily correspondent Sean McElroy takes a look at the new 2014 Kia Forte.

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Episode 1065 – China Air Pollution, First Look at MINI Paceman, Another Mercedes First

February 6th, 2013 at 11:56am

Runtime: 8:24

China is suffering through the worst air pollution the modern world has ever seen. MINI just introduced the all-new Paceman, which is based on the same platform as the Countryman. When the new S-class Mercedes comes out later this year it will be able to claim it was the first in the world to offer a certain technology. All that and more, plus we get to your comments and questions in this week’s edition of You Said It!

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Episode 1064 – Bank of Toyota, Consumer Reports Slams Turbos, MKZ Drags Lincoln Down

February 5th, 2013 at 11:53am

Runtime: 8:19

One company just reported its earnings for the first nine months of its fiscal year, and it’s doing better than most automakers who report full year earnings. Consumer Reports has been testing small displacement turbocharged engines and let’s just say they did not get a thumbs up, except for one automaker. Lincoln dropped sales and market share because Ford is very slow in getting its new MKZ to the dealers, which may come as a bit of a surprise. All that and more, plus Autoline Daily correspondent Isaac Bouchard says that half a liter makes all the difference in the Mazda CX-5.

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Episode 1063 – January Car Sales, Infiniti Grabs Red Bull by Horns, UAW in Politics

February 4th, 2013 at 11:46am

Runtime: 7:31

New U.S. car sales figures are out for the month of January, and they look very strong. Red Bull Racing inked a four-year deal with one carmaker to become the Vehicle Performance Partner of the team. At a labor conference in Washington D.C., UAW President Bob King and former Brazilian President Lula da Silva urged union members to get more active in politics. All that and more, plus host John McElroy gives his driving impressions of the 2014 Subaru Forester.

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