AD #1215 – Valeo e-Supercharger, Ford Promotes Managers, Navistar Drags Down Truck Market

September 16th, 2013 at 11:44am

Runtime: 8:01

Valeo uses its 12-volt electronic supercharger in a very unique way. Ford announces a number of key management changes due to one VP retiring. Largely because of one company, sales of medium and heavy duty trucks fell last month. All that and more, plus how Chevy’s Corvette was designed to make anyone drive like a pro.

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AD #1214 – Ford’s Euro Product Onslaught, CPO Nissan LEAF, Jeep’s Rock-Climbing Dragon

September 13th, 2013 at 11:51am

Runtime: 7:53

Ford of Europe has bumped its new product initiative to a whopping 25 models. Nissan will start offering the LEAF as a certified pre-owned vehicle, and the deal looks pretty good. Jeep’s Dragon Edition concept becomes a reality. All that and more, plus John McElroy has a preview of Autoline This Week all about cars and personalities.

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AD #1213 – New GM Full-Size SUVs, VW Mulls CNG for U.S., Hankook Air-Free i-Flex Tire

September 12th, 2013 at 12:00pm

Runtime: 6:29

GM unveils its all-new lineup of full-size SUVs. According to a report, Volkswagen is considering selling CNG powered cars in the U.S. market. Hankook reveals its air-free wheel and tire combination, called i-Flex. All that and more, plus the Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo shares his thoughts on how American car culture is changing.

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AD #1212 – Ford Eyes Euro Turnaround, VW Going Commercial in U.S.? 2014 Nissan Rouge

September 11th, 2013 at 11:48am

Runtime: 5:55

As its sales turn around in Europe, Ford says it will break even there in the next two years. According to a report, Volkswagen is considering selling its commercial vehicles in the U.S. Nissan unveils its new 2014 Rouge. All that and more, plus we look at one Japanese automaker’s month long company celebration.

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AD #1211 – Jaguar Unveils Crossover Concept, Production BMW i8, Audi nanuk for All Roads

September 10th, 2013 at 11:57am

Runtime: 8:48

Jaguar unveils its crossover concept called the C-X17. BMW shows off the production version of its plug-in hybrid sports car. Audi says its new nanuk quattro concept is for both the track and for off-road. All that and more, plus we get to the bottom of the case of the missing dipstick.

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AD #1210 – New VW Golf Variant, Mercedes Completes Autonomous Drive, Nissan’s Electric NV200

September 9th, 2013 at 11:41am

Runtime: 6:06

Volkswagen unveils a concept that’s a combination of a compact car and a minivan. Mercedes says it has successfully completed a long-distance autonomous drive using a near-production sensor system. Nissan announces that it’s in the final development phase with the electric version of its NV200 small commercial van. All that and more, plus how subcompact cars are getting bigger while more fuel efficient.

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AD #1209 – Top Executives Stay Put, Accord Hybrid Gets 50 MPG, Daimler Dropping VW Contract

September 6th, 2013 at 11:50am

Runtime: 8:14

Despite rumors, two high profile executives say they’re not going anywhere. Honda announces that the 2014 Accord Hybrid is the most fuel efficient gasoline-powered four-door sedan available. Daimler announces it stop building vans for Volkswagen in 2016. All that and more, plus we share a close look at the design elements of the new Infiniti Q50.

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AD #1208 – New smart Four-Seater, VW XL1′s XXXL Price Tag, U.S. August Sales

September 5th, 2013 at 11:42am

Runtime: 8:30

The smart brand reveals a new four-seat concept for Frankfurt. Volkswagen’s XL1 carries a price tag that’s just as eye-popping as its fuel economy number. Autoline takes a look at the sales figures for August in the U.S. market. All that and more, plus in the newest edition of Design Handbook, Jim Hall ponders the difference between styling and design.

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AD #1207 – UAW in Talks With VW, Lexus’ Origami-Looking Concept, Ford Going Upscale in EU

September 4th, 2013 at 11:49am

Runtime: 8:31

According to a report, UAW president Bob King met with VW officials last week about letting workers vote on a “works council” for its Tennessee plant. Lexus will show off a concept in Frankfurt with what it calls its L-finesse design language. Ford unveils a unique upscale product and ownership experience called Vignale. All that and more, plus John McElroy responds to some of your questions and comments in this week’s edition of You Said It!

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AD #1206 – GM Hires New Indonesia Pres., Jaguar C-X17 Concept, Fleet Sales Make Money

September 3rd, 2013 at 11:48am

Runtime: 7:51

General Motors promotes Michael Dunne to president of GM Indonesia. Jaguar hints at its future design with a concept that will debut in Frankfurt. Fleet sales account for 19 percent of total sales in the U.S. and can be quite profitable for a car company. All that and more, plus we look at the next-gen smart fortwo EV.

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