AD #1145 – NHTSA’s Autonomy Guide, New Augmented Reality App, Subaru Facing U.S. Shortage

May 31st, 2013 at 11:47am

Runtime: 7:34

NHTSA issues new recommendations that discourages states from allowing self-driving cars on roads… for now. A company called, AR-media develops a new app that uses augmented reality to aid in vehicle maintenance. Subaru is on track for a record year in the U.S., but it could lead to shortages of some models at dealerships. All that and more, plus a look at a clever new convenience feature on the new Chevy Impala.

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AD #1144 – Upcoming Price War? Proportions Drive Utility Sales, BMW’s 3rd Generation X5

May 30th, 2013 at 11:56am

Runtime: 9:10

Automakers and suppliers in the U.S. market worry about a price war breaking out this summer that could hurt profit margins across the industry. According to one major automaker, “utility vehicles” are the hottest segment in the passenger car market. BMW pulls the wraps off its 3rd generation X5. All that and more, plus we take a look at the all-new Kia Cadenza.

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AD #1143 – Fired Chrysler Worker is Rehired, Dodge to Drop Avenger? New GMC Sierra Denali

May 29th, 2013 at 11:51am

Runtime: 9:08

Chrysler quietly hires back a UAW worker it fired, after his dismissal caused an outcry. According to one source, Dodge is going to drop its best selling model, the Avenger. Unlike the new Silverado there’s no mistaking the new 2014 GMC Sierra Denali with the old one. All that and more, plus host John McElroy responds to your questions and comments in this week’s edition of You Said It!

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AD #1142 – Better Place Goes Kaput, 3 Auto Brands to Disappear? Impala’s 2.5L Engine

May 28th, 2013 at 11:58am

Runtime: 8:50

Better Place was supposed to be the solution to slow charging batteries for electric cars, but the company files for bankruptcy and will shut down for good. A website, called 24/7 Wall St. predicts three automotive brands will disappear from the American market by the end of next year. We take a quick peek at the new Ecotec 4-cylinder engine going into the 2014 Chevy Impala. All that and more, plus the real-world fuel economy of the Chevy Cruze Diesel.

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AD #1141 – Ex-Fisker CEO Teams With Penske, Nissan to Build Mercedes, Chevy’s New Oil-Burner

May 24th, 2013 at 11:49am

Runtime: 7:37

Former Chrysler and Fisker CEO teams up with racing icon Roger Penske. Nissan will build an entry-level Mercedes at its plant in Mexico. After getting to put some miles on the car, Autoline offers its quick impressions of the Chevy Cruze Diesel. All that and more, plus fill-in host Frank Markus of Motor Trend shares his thoughts of his test drive of Porsche’s supercar, the 918 Spyder.

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AD #1140 – Tesla Pays Back Loan, Car Dealers Can’t Master Internet, Ford Out in Australia

May 23rd, 2013 at 11:39am

Runtime: 8:20

Tesla Motors announces its paid off its government loan, and ticks off another automaker in the process. A new study highlights how car dealers need to do a better job on the internet. After nine decades of making cars in country, Ford announces it will end production there. All that and more, plus the debut of Design Handbook with the encyclopedic automotive expert, Jim Hall.

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AD #1139 – GM Moving Treasurer’s Office, Ford Chops Summer Vacation, Mitsubishi Attrage

May 22nd, 2013 at 11:48am

Runtime: 8:52

In a historic move, General Motors is going to move its Treasurer’s office from New York to Detroit. With new car sales running strong in the American market, Ford chops its summer vacation in half. Mitsubishi announces its next-generation global compact sedan, called the Attrage. All that and more, plus host John McElroy responds to your comments and questions in this week’s edition of You Said It!

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AD #1138 – Automakers Want EU-US Harmony, Where’s Your Car From? Hennessey’s VelociRaptor SUV

May 21st, 2013 at 11:56am

Runtime: 8:18

Trade groups that represent the major automakers push for the U.S. and the European Union to harmonize safety and emission regulations. Did you know that the U.S. imports cars from 12 different countries, not counting Canada or Mexico? Hennessey takes one automaker’s high-performance pickup, caps the bed and turns it into an SUV. All that and more, plus John McElroy asks whether the 2014 Chevy Silverado can take on the Ford F-150.

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AD #1137 – Kia’s New Full-Size Sedan, GM Stock on the Rise, Record U.S. Auto Sales Coming?

May 20th, 2013 at 11:42am

Runtime: 7:20

John McElroy has his first impressions of Kia’s new full-size sedan, the Cadenza, which is a stretched version of the Optima. For the first time in two years, GM’s stock closes above its IPO. According to Bank of America Merrill Lynch light vehicle sales will smash the all-time sales record in the U.S. by 2018. All that and more, plus a look at how augmented reality can make race car driving safer.

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AD #1136 – Car Sales Up in Europe, Kia and the Number 7, Porsche’s New Supercar

May 17th, 2013 at 11:55am

Runtime: 8:52

Car sales did something in Europe last month that they haven’t done since September 2011 — go up. The reason Kia believes its car sales will rebound all starts with the number seven. Porsche introduces its plug-in hybrid, the 918 Spyder. All that and more, plus GM CFO, Dan Ammann explains what the company is doing to make Opel profitable once again.

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