Episode 1088 – Emerging Markets Cool, Nissan’s Management Moves, All-New Transit Models

March 11th, 2013 at 12:00pm

Runtime: 7:28

Over the last several years, automakers boosted car sales globally thanks to explosive growth in emerging markets, but now some of those markets are starting to cool down. In an effort to boost electric vehicle sales, Nissan is making some management changes. Ford announced the introduction of two all-new Transit models. All that and more, plus John McElroy gives his insight on how a former GM exec ended up on the board of directors at Toyota.

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Episode 1087 – Navistar Hires Ex-GM Exec, Mustang Gets 4-Banger, Alpine Back at Le Mans

March 8th, 2013 at 11:36am

Runtime: 9:01

One of the former executives from the old General Motors lands a big job. The Ford Mustang is getting a 4-cylinder engine …again. For the first time in 35 years, iconic sports car brand Alpine will be returning to endurance racing. All that and more, plus Autoline Daily correspondent Seamus McElroy takes us for a few laps around Austin Texas’ brand new Formula 1 track in the 2014 Grand Cherokee SRT.

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Episode 1085 – UAW Puts Pressure on Nissan, Green Car Sales Soar, Toyota Overhauls Management

March 6th, 2013 at 12:00pm

Runtime: 9:33

The UAW is holding a press conference near the Geneva auto show today as part of its effort to ramp up its organizing effort at Nissan’s assembly plant in Mississippi. Fueled by higher gas prices, sales of hybrids, plug-ins and electrics enjoyed a strong February in the American market. For the second straight year Toyota President Akio Toyoda overhauled the top management positions at the company’s North American operations. All that and more, plus John McElroy gets to your questions and comments in this week’s edition of You Said It!

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Episode 1084 – Corvette Stingray Convertible, Kia provo Concept, Ferrari’s Enzo Successor

March 5th, 2013 at 11:47am

Runtime: 5:58

General Motors takes the wraps off the convertible version of the 2014 Corvette Stingray. Kia reveals a small sleek looking hatchback called the provo. Ferrari finally gives us a look at the successor to the Enzo, the LaFerrari. All that and more, plus today’s host Christie Schweinsberg takes a look at a few of the models that have impressed her for this year’s Ward’s 10 Best Interiors award.

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Episode 1083 – February Market Share, Kia’s Sales Gimmick, Coda Closes LA Store

March 4th, 2013 at 11:40am

Runtime: 8:00

Car sales in the American market were strong in February. In hopes of boosting sales of its K9 luxury sedan, Kia has come up with a sales gimmick to bring in new customers. Coda, the EV startup company, just closed the showroom doors at its LA store. All that and more, plus we take a walk-around of the 2014 Mazda6 with one of its designers.

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