AD #1183 – First CNG 1/2 Ton Pickup, Audi Wins LTE Race, How Jaguar Priced the F-TYPE

July 31st, 2013 at 11:57am

Runtime: 9:25

One major automaker touts that it has the only CNG 1/2 ton pickup on the market today. Audi announces it’s the first automaker to bring in-car LTE into a vehicle. Autoline learns how Jaguar’s marketing team set out to make the price of the F-TYPE a unique advantage. All that and more, plus John McElroy shares his driving impressions of the new Infiniti Q50.

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AD #1182 – GM Delays Next Sonic, BMW i3 Electric Unveiled, ZF’s New 9-Speed Transmission

July 30th, 2013 at 11:40am

Runtime: 7:47

According to reports, the next generation Chevy Sonic will be delayed until 2016. BMW unveils the first mass-production car with a predominantly carbon fiber structure, the i3. ZF opened the doors to its all-new manufacturing facility and its new 9-speed transmission. All that and more, plus Autoline Daily correspondent Sean McElroy shares how Nissan is going big into commercial vans by going small.

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AD #1181 – Toyota Ups Highlander Production, Japan Boosts EV Chargers, Daimler Sues France

July 29th, 2013 at 11:56am

Runtime: 6:20

Toyota announces it’s boosting Highlander production in the U.S. A group of Japanese automakers team up to increase the number of EV charging stations in Japan. Daimler is suing the French government over it stopping the sale of some new Mercedes models that use a banned A/C refrigerant. All that and more, plus guest host Frank Markus shares how the all-new Z51 Corvette made him feel like an awesome driver.

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AD #1180 – MINI Design Evolves, GM Outsells Toyota Worldwide, First Peek at the Acura NSX

July 26th, 2013 at 11:52am

Runtime: 7:19

With the unveil of its Vision concept, MINI shows off the design direction of future cars. GM boosts its global car sales and even manages to outsell Toyota. Acura offers up a first glimpse at its NSX prototype before it laps Mid-Ohio Raceway in August. All that and more, plus a preview of Autoline This Week with Johann Jungwirth, CEO of Mercedes-Benz Research and Development in North America.

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AD #1179 – Impala Tops Sedan List, Daimler Takes Stake in Aston, Mazda3 Pricing and MPG

July 25th, 2013 at 11:33am

Runtime: 7:27

The Chevy Impala has moved from the bottom of Consumer Reports’ rankings to the top spot overall for all sedans. Daimler announces it’s taking a small stake in Aston Martin in exchange for sharing engines and other components. In an all-new Design Handbook, Jim Hall explains why gas caps are located on both sides of the vehicle. All that and more, plus guest host Peter De Lorenzo shares his thoughts on why Cadillac needs to do more to define the brand.

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AD #1178 – Ford & Toyota End Partnership, GMC Sierra Bed Upgrades, Mercedes Golf Cart

July 24th, 2013 at 11:40am

Runtime: 7:04

Ford and Toyota said they would collaborate on developing a new hybrid system, but now have decided to do it on their own. Autoline shares the practical upgrades to the bed of the 2014 GMC Sierra. Mercedes-Benz takes ideas from golf and automotive fans and introduces its Vision Golf Cart. All that and more, plus fill-in host Murray Feldman explains why not everybody is happy about auto production picking up in the U.S.

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AD #1177 – Bentley Adding SUV, Toyota Struggles in South America, GM Re-Hires Retirees

July 23rd, 2013 at 11:47am

Runtime: 7:06

Bentley announces it will add its first-ever SUV to its lineup. Two former GM executives try to help Toyota grow its sales in South America. GM is bringing back some retirees who have experience in engineering and manufacturing quality. All that and more, plus should automakers claim that their electric cars are zero emission vehicles?

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AD #1176 – Manipulating Aluminum Prices, Capacity Shortages Coming? BMW i3 Price Set

July 22nd, 2013 at 11:17am

Runtime: 7:19

According to a New York Times report, the practices of some investment firms is driving up the price of aluminum. Data from WardsAuto shows that three major automakers could face capacity shortages in the U.S. BMW announces the pricing for its highly anticipated i3 electric vehicle. All that and more, plus Nissan’s newest hatchback hits all the right Notes.

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AD #1175 – Supplier Pleads Guilty, U.K. to Test Autonomous Cars, First Use of Ram Air?

July 19th, 2013 at 11:48am

Runtime: 7:26

The U.S. Justice Department says one major supplier has pleaded guilty to a price fixing scheme. The U.K. is set to test self-driving cars on its roads by the end of the year. An Autoline Daily viewer sends us a new Barn Find, which may be the first ever use of Ram Air. All that and more, plus is it better to buy a car or to lease one?

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AD #1174 – New Chevy Cruze Delayed, Nissan Starting Price War? ‘Chicken Tax’ Affects MINI

July 18th, 2013 at 11:53am

Runtime: 9:09

General Motors is delaying the launch of the next Chevy Cruze until late 2015. Nissan’s CEO says he wants 10 percent of the market in the USA by 2016 and that has a lot of people worried. MINI drops its Clubvan model in the U.S., in part, due to ‘the Chicken Tax.’ All that and more, plus the latest on where carbon fiber wheel maker, Carbon Revolution stands today.

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