AD #1150 – All-New 2014 Toyota Corolla, Motorcycle ABS Mandate? Honda Defends Line-Up

June 7th, 2013 at 11:55am

Runtime: 7:05

Toyota takes the wraps off its all-new 2014 Corolla. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety petitions the U.S. government to try and get anti-lock braking systems mandated for motorcycles. We reported that Honda’s five core models make up 93 percent of sales in the U.S., but the company’s VP of marketing defends its other models. All that and more, plus a look at how Ford is helping Michigan create new jobs.

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AD #1149 – Porsche Stops Production, GM Offers Free App, Green Cars Selling Strong

June 6th, 2013 at 11:46am

Runtime: 8:57

Due to severe flooding, Porsche was forced to stop production of two models. GM now offers its RemoteLink Mobile App services free on 2014 OnStar-equipped vehicles. Last month, sales of hybrids, electric cars and plug-ins shot up in the U.S. market. All that and more, plus in the 3rd chapter of Design Handbook, Jim Hall explains the value in owning a design element.

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AD #1148 – Chrysler Battles NHTSA, 50th Anniversary Porsche 911, Garmin Turns to Integration

June 5th, 2013 at 11:56am

Runtime: 8:35

NHTSA wants Chrysler to recall 2.7 million Jeeps, but the company says the agency’s conclusion is based on incomplete analysis. Porsche pulls the wraps off a special 50th Anniversary Edition 911. Garmin is starting to focus on getting its systems integrated into vehicles, as some devices become less popular. All that and more, plus John McElroy explains why he thinks the all-new 2014 Acura MDX is the best Acura he has driven in 20 years.

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AD #1147 – Trucks Haul May Sales, Industry Back on Trend, Lutz Criticizes Wagoner

June 4th, 2013 at 11:47am

Runtime: 7:40

Trucks really drove the market last month, the segment grew twice as fast as the passenger car side. Sales in May put the industry back on trend, after April’s SAAR fell below 15 million units. In his latest book, Bob Lutz criticizes former GM CEO and co-worker, Rick Wagoner. All that and more, plus the lead designer of the Fiat 500e shows us how the exterior differs from its gasoline counterpart.

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AD #1146 – 2014 Malibu Gets a Facelift, Global Car Sales Up, Audi Testing Fuel Cells

June 3rd, 2013 at 11:46am

Runtime: 8:16

The 2014 Chevy Malibu gets refreshed and puts on a new face. The auto industry continues to be one of the bright spots in the global economy, which is reflected in April’s car sales. Audi builds a fuel cell version of its A7 as it searches for viable gasoline alternatives. All that and more, plus Delphi CTO, Jeff Owens explains why the safety rating system should be expanded.

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