AD #1195 – Chrysler Cranks Up the Volume, Ford Cuts C-MAX MPG Rating, Cadillac Elmiraj Concept

August 16th, 2013 at 11:12am

Runtime: 7:51

Autoline Daily learns that Chrysler is trying to dramatically boost production of the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Ford is lowering the fuel economy rating for one vehicle that received heavy criticism for not achieving its advertised rating. Cadillac reveals the Elmiraj concept car at Pebble Beach. All that and more, plus Billy Gibbons, lead singer and guitarist extraordinaire for ZZ Top dropped in to tell us how he became such an automotive enthusiast.

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AD #1194 – Sirius XM Enters Telematics, New Way to Search Recalls, Audi Quattro Concept

August 15th, 2013 at 11:53am

Runtime: 7:51

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will make it easier to search for recalls on its website. Sirius XM gets into the automotive telematics business after it acquired one company’s connected vehicle services business. Audi teases some sketches of its Quattro concept ahead of its Frankfurt debut. All that and more, plus new technology from Bosch that makes driving a manual a whole lot easier.

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AD #1193 – Renault COO Eyes GM & Ford, Reinventing the Steel Wheel, 2015 Mercedes GLA

August 14th, 2013 at 11:30am

Runtime: 6:25

In a stunning admission, the Chief Operating Officer of Renault says he would love to leave the company to go run two of the largest automakers in the world. Using intensive CAD studies to determine the optimum design, Altair Engineering unveils a new steel wheel that may be better than aluminum. Mercedes reveals the all-new 2015 GLA ahead of its official debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month. All that and more, plus guest host, Murray Feldman shares his thoughts on how social media has changed how automakers hire new talent.

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AD #1192 – RAM Concept to Debut at Woodward, A Road Map for Subaru, Save the Drive-Ins!

August 13th, 2013 at 11:49am

Runtime: 7:28

Chrysler plans to make a big splash during the Woodward Ave. Dream Cruise with an all-new concept truck. John McElroy offers up a prescription for future Subaru success. Honda’s Project Drive-In aims to save roadside theaters. All that and more, plus Sean McElroy has another installment of the Autoline Garage all about making fuel pump maintenance a better customer experience.

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AD #1191 – Honda’s New Civic Tourer, Tesla Goes AWD, Will GM Leave South Korea?

August 12th, 2013 at 11:41am

Runtime: 8:01

Honda pulls the wraps off its new Civic Tourer ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show. Tesla is reportedly developing an all-wheel drive version of the Model S. If you read the tea leaves, it looks like GM is set to leave South Korea. Find out why. All that and more, plus John McElroy shares his driving impressions of a Porsche 911 GT3 equipped with carbon fiber wheels.

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AD #1190 – Subaru Debates Status, Ram HD Upgrades, GM Teases New Mid-Size Trucks

August 9th, 2013 at 11:40am

Runtime: 7:29

Subaru management debates whether the company should remain a niche brand or take advantage of its success and expand production. Autoline shares the upgrades for Ram’s new heavy duty trucks. General Motors teases an image for the all-new Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon mid-size pickup trucks. All that and more, plus we look at new technology from the giant German supplier, Bosch.

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AD #1189 – Tesla Beats Expectations, More Cars Pass New IIHS Crash Test, New Hyundai i10

August 8th, 2013 at 11:42am

Runtime: 7:41

Tesla posts its second quarter earnings which beat Wall Street expectations. More vehicles pass the new small overlap front crash test from the IIHS. Hyundai introduces its new i10 small car ahead of its official debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month. All that and more, plus Jim Hall clears up the confusion for one basic design term in the newest edition of Design Handbook.

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AD #1188 – UAW to Organize Tesla? New Smart Electric Drive, Hyundai Teams With Skip Barber

August 7th, 2013 at 11:40am

Runtime: 8:03

The UAW wants to organize Tesla workers at the former NUMMI plant in California. The new smart fortwo EV features an all-new electric powertrain that is a big upgrade compared to the previous model. Skip Barber Racing adds two Hyundai models to its High Performance Driving School. All that and more, plus we’ll take an in-depth look at the exterior design of the new Jaguar F-TYPE.

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AD #1187 – Cadillac Exec. Resigns, Infiniti Won’t Drop G37 Yet, Tesla Ticks Off Customers

August 6th, 2013 at 11:28am

Runtime: 6:27

Cadillac’s head of global strategy resigns just four months after accepting the newly created position. Infiniti announces that it will continue to sell the G37 in the U.S. alongside the Q50, which replaces it. Despite upgrades to Tesla’s Model S, customers of the car are not happy. All that and more, plus a look at what’s new for the 2014 Hyundai Equus.

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AD #1186 – GM Shakes Up Operations, Isuzu Gets New Diesel, Daimler Considers Brazil

August 5th, 2013 at 11:31am

Runtime: 6:16

In a surprising move, GM hires the former head of Volvo to run its new Consolidated International Operations. One major automaker is teaming back up with Isuzu to supply it with diesel engines. To avoid import tariffs, Daimler is considering building a new plant in Brazil. All that and more, plus automotive guru, Bob Lutz explains why he prefers buying used cars to new ones.

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