AD #1131 – Silverado Made of Steels, Cadillac Boosts Adhesive Use, BMW Makes a Minivan?

May 10th, 2013 at 12:08pm

Runtime: 7:30

There was a time that vehicles were said to be made out of steel, but these days you say they’re made out of steels. Structural adhesives can make a quieter, stronger, lighter car that is easier to manufacture, which is why one automaker is using a lot more of them. The joint venture between Chinese automaker Brilliance Auto and BMW comes out with a low-cost minivan. All that and more, plus in our exclusive interview with UAW President Bob King he discusses the controversial topic of Right-to-Work.

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AD #1129 – Tesla Considers Autonomy, Cadillac ELR’s Unique Feature, New 2014 Lexus IS

May 8th, 2013 at 11:51am

Runtime: 6:40

Elon Musk talks with Google about using its autonomous technology in Tesla vehicles. Not only does the Cadillac ELR have a much sleeker design than the Chevy Volt, the range-extended hybrid has a unique feature called Regen on Demand. Autoline takes a few laps around the famous Michigan International Speedway in the 2014 Lexus IS. All that and more, plus the next generation of car designers provide a look into automotive interiors of the future.

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AD #1128 – BMW Joins Airbag Recall, Tesla’s Profitable EV Credits, 2014 Mercedes Sprinter

May 7th, 2013 at 11:58am

Runtime: 6:35

A number of Japanese automakers have been plagued by faulty airbags made by Takata. Now a prominent European brand joins the fray. Tesla could tally up another $250 million in its bank account when it cashes in on California EV credits. We have our first up-close look at the 2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. All that and more, plus Drew Winter from WardsAuto has some thoughts on the surprising results of this year’s 10 Best Interiors list.

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AD #1126 – Ford Hybrids Gain Momentum, Corvette Paces Indy 500, New Porsche 911 Turbo

May 3rd, 2013 at 11:50am

Runtime: 6:33

Ford expects to break its full-year sales record for hybrids in the U.S. this month. The 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 takes place later in May and the all-new 2014 Corvette Stingray is the official pace-car. Porsche rolls out a new 911 Turbo as the car celebrates its 40th anniversary. All that and more, plus we discuss the steps the auto industry is taking to make autonomous cars a reality.

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AD #1125 – U.S. Car Sales Slow, EV Fever Cools in China, Penske Partners with BMW

May 2nd, 2013 at 11:47am

Runtime: 7:54

There’s no question that car sales in the U.S. market are cooling off. China is not exactly throwing in the towel on EVs, but it is turning its emphasis to more conventional engine technology. Roger Penske’s logistics company announces it will run all of one automakers North American parts distribution. All that and more, plus host John McElroy takes a look at all the changes Nissan made to the 2013 LEAF.

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