AAH #383 – The All New Camry In Portlandia

June 22nd, 2017 at 2:30pm

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TOPIC: 2018 Toyota Camry

The largest selling car in America just got a full redo: And what a “do” it is. Join the AFTER HOURS team on-the-road in beautiful rural Oregon as Toyota’s top brass give us the inside scoop on everything that’s new about the 2018 Camry; And here’s a hint about what you’ll see… they’re saying that the only thing that stayed the same on the new car is the Toyota logo.

SPECIAL GUESTS:
01:55 – Jack Hollis, Group VP, Toyota Division
13:44 – Ian Cartabiano, Chief Designer, Toyota Camry
34:20 – Masato Katsumata, Chief Engineer, Toyota Camry

44:00 – PANEL DISCUSSION: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Nina Russin, Carspondent.com; Tara Weingarten, Vroomgirls.com

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AAH #382 – Can The Atlas Lift Volkswagen?

June 16th, 2017 at 10:34am

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TOPIC: 2018 Volkswagen Atlas
SPECIAL GUEST: Michael Lovati, Vice President, Product Line Mid/Full-Size, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.


NEWS:

05:32 – Discussion about VW Atlas
34:34Dr. Data
37:25 – Who is Going to Replace Marchionne?
42:40 – More about FCA Diesels
46:30 – Why is Apple Talking Autonomy… Again?
54:28 – Bolt EV AV Built in Orion: Important or Convenient?
59:45 – Who Might Toyota Buy To Up Its Autonomy Capability?
1:05:50 – Why Is BMW Investing $55-million in a Bus Builder?

PANEL: John McElroy
, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Tom Murphy, WardsAuto.com

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AAH #381 – Direction of the New Lincoln Navigator

June 9th, 2017 at 10:04am

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TOPIC: 2018 Lincoln Navigator
SPECIAL GUEST: Andrew Kernahan, Chief Program Engineer, Lincoln Navigator

NEWS:
42:50 - Why Is Honda Suddenly Talking Level 4?
50:10 - Is CARB Like the Honey Badger?
59:30 - Used Car Prices Drop: KBB says they’re down, Manheim says they’re up
1:13:45 - Journalist Navigator talk

PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, AD & P; Dave Sullivan, AutoPacific

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AAH #380 – Why I Quit The UAW & Voted For Trump

June 2nd, 2017 at 10:25am

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SPECIAL GUEST: Brian Pannebecker, former UAW worker

NEWS:
04:50 - The UAW & Donald Trump
40:18 - Doesn’t President Trump Like Mercedes?
47:52 – Levandowski Fired from Uber: Much Ado About Autonomy
52:55 – Volvo Takes the Silk Road, BMW Gets an Export License: Is this the Chinese Century?
1:00:48 - Who’s Going To Be Autonomous first?

PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, AD & P; Doron Levin, In the Driver’s Seat, SiriusXM, CH.121

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AAH #379 – Toyota Puts Fuel Cells In Semis

May 26th, 2017 at 9:35am

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TOPIC: Toyota Heavy Duty Fuel Cells

SPECIAL GUEST: Sheldon Brown, Advanced Fuel Cells, Toyota

NEWS:
06:25 – Toyota’s Fuel Cell Semis
37:30 – Doctor Data
39:09 - How could Fields have been more clear?
54:57 - Is “clean diesel” an oxymoron?
58:15 - What’s Geely up to?

PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Craig Trudell, Bloomberg.com

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AAH #378 – Kia Niro? Yeah, It’s Got A Hybrid

May 19th, 2017 at 10:41am

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TOPIC: 2017 Kia Niro

SPECIAL GUEST: Steve Kosowski, Kia Motors America

NEWS:
7:40 – 2017 Kia Niro
35:32 – Doctor Data
40:04 - Potential FCA lawsuit
45:00 - Have Ford Professionals become 10% more efficient since ’09?
52:48 - The Incredible Shrinking General Motors!
56:42 - Nissan at the bottom of OEM-Supplier Relationship Study! Worst score since Chrysler in 2010… something wrong in Nashville?

PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Christie Schweinsberg, WardsAuto.com

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AAH #377 – The Mind Behind The First Fuel Cell Car

May 12th, 2017 at 10:21am

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TOPIC: General Motors Electrovan

SPECIAL GUESTS:

- Floyd Wyczalek, Retired engineer, General Motors
*helped develop first fuel cell road vehicle in the world over half a century ago*
- Charles Freese, Global Fuel Cells, General Motors

PANEL:
John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production

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AAH #376 – What The Heck Is Going On In That Corvette Plant?

May 5th, 2017 at 11:14am

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NEWS:
04:33 – GM shuts down Corvette Plant Tours: What’s up GM’s sleeve?
07:28 – McLaren 720S: Competition in the Luxury Market
12:21 – Sales: Are the numbers as bad as they’re saying?
21:28 – Intel Autonomous Driving Workshop
26:21 – Delphi: What does spinning off Powertrain mean?

PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Seyth Miersma, Motor1.com; Lindsay Brooke, SAE.org; Chester Dawson, WSJ

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AAH #375 – Automotive Sculpting Or Bust!

April 28th, 2017 at 11:51am

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NEWS:
01:11 – Automotive Sculpting
38:35 – Dr. Data
44:35 - Will Waymo make the Pacifica the real Taxi of tomorrow?
55:38 – Automakers push performance cars and automated EVs: schizophrenic or market savvy?
59:05 – Flying cars: flights of fancy?
1:03:45 – Acura TLX

SPECIAL GUEST: Don Tocco, Author & Artist

PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Henry Payne, The Detroit News

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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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