AAH #374 – Buick’s Future Is Avenir

April 21st, 2017 at 11:46am

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NEWS:
02:38 – 2018 Buick Enclave
28:56 – Doctor Data
32:12 – AAA Study on Electric Vehicles
40:30 – Volvo to begin building first EV in China
48:10 – Dodge Demon & “The Fate of The Furious”
54:05 – GM adds 1,100 people in San Fran for Cruise Automation

SPECIAL GUEST: Jace Stokes, Product Manager, Buick Enclave
TOPIC: 2018 Buick Enclave

PANEL: Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Joann Muller, Forbes.com; Mike Austin, Autoblog

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37 Seconds with the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq

April 19th, 2017 at 10:00am



Vehicle: 2017 Hyundai Ioniq
Hybrid Starting Price: $23,035
EV Starting Price: $30,335

AAH #373 – All You Wanna Know About The New York Auto Show

April 13th, 2017 at 2:30pm

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John McElroy from Autoline.tv and Gary Vasilash of Automotive Design & Production get a first hand look at some of the big announcements from the floor of the New York Auto Show where they talk 2-on-1 with special guests:

01:42 – Bill Fay, Sr. VP, Automotive Operations, Toyota Motor Sales
12:30 – Randy Parker, VP INFINITI Americas
23:45 – David Woodhouse, Design Director, The Lincoln Motor Company

34:35 - And joining the roundtable with analysis on the whole show are two east coasters who cover the auto industry:

- Sam Fiorani, VP, AutoForecast Solutions
- Jim Henry, freelance auto writer

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Brembo: Automotive Jewelry – NYIAS 2017

April 12th, 2017 at 6:42pm

It’s a great time to be a brake manufacturer in the automotive industry, like Brembo. Muscle cars aren’t dying off, they seem to be surging and high-power electric cars are starting to gain some traction as well. And what’s one thing they all need? Brakes. Here’s Dan Sandberg, President and CEO of Brembo North America to fill us in on what the company’s up to.

Not Just a Jeep Hellcat – NYIAS 2017

April 12th, 2017 at 6:14pm

You might be thinking that having a Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT would be enough. Not so. Here’s the Trackhawk. The shorthand is that it’s the Jeep Hellcat, but there’s more to it than that.

Toyota FT-4X is a Compact SUV for Millennials – NYIAS 2017

April 12th, 2017 at 5:50pm

With the market shift to SUVs, Toyota is looking for a vehicle that will appeal to millennials. What it came up with is the FT-4X. It’s a vehicle that looks rugged, yet casual and easy going. And the best part is, Toyota will gauge people’s reaction to see if it’s a vehicle it would ever come out with. And as we note here, it looks pretty production possible.

Demon Puts a Halo Over Dodge – NYIAS 2017

April 12th, 2017 at 4:59pm

One of the big questions with the Dodge Demon is, why a car like this? As Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Car Brands for FCA-North America says it’s a way to build the brand up by bringing its vehicles out of the enthusiast world and into the mainstream. And it held back five key stats on the Demon to keep us all engaged.

VW is Back to Selling Cars – NYIAS 2017

April 12th, 2017 at 4:14pm

VW was decimated by it’s emissions scandal, but now it’s putting that behind it and getting on with the job of selling cars. The early results look good. And here’s how VW plans to put the pedal to the metal, sales wise.

All-New Lincoln Navigator Highlights – NYIAS 2017

April 12th, 2017 at 3:35pm

Even though SUV sales are red hot, the current Lincoln Navigator has been a sales flop. Lincoln is out to change that with an all new Navigator that’s designed to turn heads and delight customers with a long list of unique product features. Here are some of the highlights.

AAH #372 – Nothing’s Ironic About Hyundai’s Ioniq

April 7th, 2017 at 11:59am

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SPECIAL GUEST: Mike O’Brien, VP, Product, Corporate, & Digital Planning, Hyundai Motor America

TOPIC: 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Chris Paukert, Roadshow by CNET

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