ATW #2426 – Despite The Pandemic, Volvo’s Sales Are Surging

August 27th, 2020 at 11:00am

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Internet Premiere: Wednesday, 08/27 @ 11:00am ET
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PANEL:
Anders Gustafsson, President and CEO, Volvo Car USA
Sharon Carty, Car and Driver
Roman Mica, TFLcar.com
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Only three car companies have been able to boost sales during the pandemic, and Volvo is one of them. Anders Gustafsson, the President and CEO of Volvo Car USA, talks about how they had the right product at the right place, as well as the success of their subscription service, and their move into electrification.

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ATW #2425 – Mazda Outperforms The Market

August 19th, 2020 at 3:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Wednesday, 08/19 @ 03:00pm ET
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PANEL:
Jeff Guyton, President, Mazda North America
Brian Armstead, Autosense/Roadgear
Chris Paukert, Roadshow by CNET
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Mazda is a relatively small car company that can stand toe-to-toe with the biggest automakers. So far this year it’s doing better than any other automaker in the American market, and is picking up market share. Jeff Guyton, President, Mazda North America explains how and what they’re doing.

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ATW #2424 – The Chinese Challenge

August 13th, 2020 at 12:25pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 08/13 @ 01:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 08/23 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Michael Dunne, ZoZo Go
Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press
Jamie Butters, Automotive News
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Just a few years ago, the Chinese economy and auto industry were booming. Foreign automakers and suppliers rushed in with massive investments. Today things do not look as promising. Michael Dunne, Founder of ZoZo Go, talks about the changes and the pitfalls ahead.

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ATW #2423 – Reverse Merger Mania

August 4th, 2020 at 10:30am

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Internet Premiere: Tuesday, 08/04 @ 11:00am ET
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Steve Girsky, VectoIQ
David Welch, Bloomberg News
John Stoll, The Wall Street Journal
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Automotive startups have discovered a new way to raise a lot of money fast. They’re called reverse mergers, which involve what are called blank check companies, also known as SPACs, or Special Purpose Acquisition Companies. If you have not heard of reverse mergers, you’re going to. They’re the hottest topic in the investment community.

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ATW #2422 – Volkswagen Bets Big on Electrics

July 28th, 2020 at 11:00am

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Internet Premiere: Tuesday, 07/28 @ 11:00am ET
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Scott Keogh, CEO, Volkswagen Group of America
Dan Neil, The Wall Street Journal
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Volkswagen used to dominate the import segment in the American market. Today, it’s one of the smaller automakers in America. But the company is betting big on electric vehicles, and Scott Keogh, the CEO of Volkswagen of America, sees them as the key way to build market share back up again.

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ATW #2421 – Subaru Punches Above Its Weight

July 21st, 2020 at 11:30am

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Internet Premiere: Tuesday, 07/21 @ 11:00am ET
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PANEL:
Tom Doll, President & CEO, Subaru of America Inc.
Omari Gardner, Automotive News
Steve Finlay, WardsAuto
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Because Subaru is so successful in the American market, most people don’t realize it’s actually quite a small car company. But it has the highest brand loyalty and resale value of any automaker. On this show, Tom Doll, the President & CEO of Subaru of America, talks about how they plan to keep their momentum going.

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ATW #2420 – Ford Goes After Jeep With New Bronco

July 13th, 2020 at 8:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Monday, 07/13 @ 08:00pm ET
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Mark Grueber, Head of Marketing, Ford Bronco
Greg Migliore, Autoblog.com
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

The Jeep brand grew exponentially over the last decade, mainly because it hasn’t faced much competition. That’s why Ford is bringing back the Bronco. One model is aimed right at the Jeep Wrangler, the other is aimed at the Jeep Compass. Today’s show is all about how Ford is bringing back the Bronco brand.

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ATW #2419 – What Will My Car Be Worth In Three Years?

June 18th, 2020 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 06/18 @ 04:00pm ET
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Eric Lyman, ALG
Steve Finlay, WardsAuto
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Automotive Lease Guide helps automakers figure out what a car will be worth in three years. That helps automakers figure out what they can charge for lease payments. It’s what they call residual values. But how do you figure out residual values? And what can car companies do to improve them? Those are the topics on this show.

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ATW #2418 – Car Sales: From Collapse To Glimmers Of Hope

June 11th, 2020 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 06/11 @ 04:00pm ET
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Sandy Schwartz, Cox Automotive
Joe White, Reuters
David Welch, Bloomberg
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Car dealers just went through the greatest economic shock that they’ve ever experienced. But right now, there are signs that the auto business is starting to recover. Even so, it’s not going to back to normal. Sandy Schwartz, CEO of Cox Automotive, says this is a teaching moment for car dealers to learn new ways to do business.

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ATW #2417 – Arsenal of Democracy—COVID-19 Style

June 4th, 2020 at 4:00pm

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Internet Premiere: Thursday, 06/04 @ 04:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 06/21 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Shilpan Amin, GM
Carl Esposito, Lear
Adrian Price, Ford
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

When World War II broke out the U.S. auto industry responded with alacrity, and Detroit became known as the Arsenal of Democracy. Today, with the COVID-19 crisis, the U.S. auto industry is riding to the rescue again.

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