Archive for the ‘Autoline After Hours’ Category

AAH #264 – An Update on Achates’ Revolutionary Engine

October 31st, 2014 at 4:25pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- What to expect from Chevy’s Next-Gen Volt.
- Tales from Racing Legend Dan Gurney.
- Gary drives VW’s e-Golf in Deutschland.
- One truck brand’s promo goes viral — in a very bad way.

SPECIAL GUEST: David Johnson, Achates Power

All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Lindsay Brooke, SAE.

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AAH #263 – Pony Up: Mr. Mustang Pays a Visit

October 24th, 2014 at 7:44pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Takata air bag recalls out of control.
- Are plastic windows the next big lightweighting revolution?

SPECIAL GUEST: Dave Pericak, Mustang Chief Engineer
- Will this finally be the ‘Stang that outsells Camaro?

All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Henry Payne, The Detroit News; Chris Paukert, Autoblog.

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AAH #262 – Acura’s Game-Changing TLX

October 17th, 2014 at 3:00pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Will cheap gas wreck CAFE?
- Suddenly Tesla’s Elon Musk likes dealers.
- Test drives… FROM HELL!

SPECIAL GUEST: Mat Hargett, Vice President of Acura Development & Chief Engineer, Acura TLX
- Inside the engineering of Acura’s game-changing TLX

All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Michelle Krebs, AutoTrader Group.

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AAH #261 – Under the Hood of the 2015 Ford F-150

October 10th, 2014 at 5:53pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Marchionne Retires in 2018. Will FCA merge with another company before then?
- Paris: Was there anything beyond a focus on fuel efficiency on display?
- September trucks sold almost as though gas was averaging $3.30 in the U.S. (it was).

SPECIAL GUEST: Steve Gill, Chief Engineer, Ford Powertrain
- A look at the new aluminum 2015 Ford F-150 and its real highlight, the all-new 2.7L EcoBoost engine.

All that and much more with Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Frank Markus, Motor Trend; Keith Naughton, Bloomberg.

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AAH #260 – Studio 2000X: Rendering the Future of Ford Design

October 2nd, 2014 at 5:30pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Ford’s big quarter: Mustang and F-150. What do they do for a second (third?) act?
- Ram 1500 not only is selling like mad, but they’re going to be making 20% diesels.
- Johan de Nysschen tells Cadillac dealers that things are going to get worse before they get better.
- GM’s Mary Barra gets on the cover of Time magazine. Why?

SPECIAL GUEST: Jeff Nowak, Chief Designer, Ford Studio 2000X
- What does this little-known studio have to do with how future Ford models will look and feel?

All that and much more with Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Jeff Sabatini, Car and Driver; John Manoogian, College for Creative Studies.

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AAH #259 – The Inside Story on the New Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon

September 26th, 2014 at 5:06pm

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SPECIAL GUESTS:
- Tony DiSalle, VP, GMC Marketing
- Jeff Perkins, Exterior Design Manager, General Motors
- Jeff Luke, Executive Chief Engineer, Full-size & Mid-size Trucks, General Motors
- Anita Burke, Chief Engineer, Mid-size Trucks, General Motors
- Tom Wilkinson, Chevrolet Truck Communications

All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Ken Gross, Playboy; Frank Aukofer, Freelance Automotive Columnist.

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AAH #258 – The Secrets of Chevy’s Legendary Small Block V8

September 19th, 2014 at 3:33pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- First impressions: 2015 Ford Mustang.
- Cadillac’s new leader won’t cut prices.
- ZF takes over TRW, becomes world’s 2nd largest supplier.

SPECIAL GUEST: Dave Cole, Autoharvest.org
- The untold story behind GM’s legendary Small Block V8

All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Todd Lassa, Automobile; Drew Winter, WardsAuto.

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AAH #257 – Meet the Man Who Made the Hellcat

September 12th, 2014 at 4:38pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- First impressions: Mazda MX-5 Miata and Lexus RC.
- Remembering Jim Harbour.
- Sergio Marchionne fires Ferrari Chief, Luca di Montezemolo.

SPECIAL GUEST: Russ Ruedisueli, VLE & Head of Engineering at SRT.
- What’s the REAL horsepower rating on the Dodge Challenger Hellcat? Where else is this engine going?

All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Chris Paukert, Autoblog.com.

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AAH #256 – Why Luxury Brands are Murdering Mass-Market Cars

September 5th, 2014 at 4:50pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- How come Nissan’s Carlos Ghosn’s direct reports are leaving left and right?
- Is the “The Hydrogen Transition” on the horizon?
- Are down-market luxury cars stealing sales from mass-market brands?

All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Dave Sullivan, AutoPacific and Joe White, The Wall Street Journal.

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AAH #255 – Plug-ins, Spin Loss and Powertrains of the Future

August 29th, 2014 at 4:08pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Was Ross Perot Right? More Move to Mexico
- China & India Go After Western Automakers: Is This the Beginning of the End?

SPECIAL GUEST: Larry Nitz, GM Powertrain Executive Director, Global Transmission & Electrification

All that and much more with Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production, Stephanie Brinley, IHS Automotive and Gary Witzenburg, AutoMedia.com.

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