AAH #360 – A Very Merry AAH

December 23rd, 2016 at 11:47am

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01:40 - The 2016 Year in Review
07:30 - PHONE CALL: GM Lordstown plant?
18:20 -Presents & Coal” begins!
30:52 - Doctor Data
34:30 - More “Presents & Coal”!
47:02 - PHONE CALL: Presents & Coal for Bob & Bob
48:25 - More “Presents & Coal”!
1:01:06 - PHONE CALL
: GM vs. Ford truck commercials

Tis the season for the annual “Presents & Coal” show, when Santa’s AAH elves bestow gifts on those in the automotive world who were nice, and hand out chunks of coal to those who were naughty.

And some of our recipients are:
FCA, GM, Honda, Lincoln, BMW, Germany, America and many more…

PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, AD&P; Mark Phelan, The Detroit Free Press, Todd Lassa, Automobile

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AAH #359 – Pacifica Goes Electric

December 15th, 2016 at 2:30pm

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When Bob Dylan “went electric” at the Newport Folk Festival he literally rocked the music world; At the time, not in a good way.  Earlier this year Chrysler debuted its new Pacifica minivan to rave reviews. Five months later they followed up with a vehicle that no one was asking for in the form of the first plugin hybrid minivan. Join host Gary Vasilash as he talks to the men behind this powertrain, and then hear what his auto reporter panel has to say about the new Pacifica Plugin Hybrid.

SPECIAL GUESTS:
01:25 - Kevin Mets, Chief Engineer, Pacifica Hybrid
13:09 - John Gibson, Global Chief Engineer, Electrified Powertrains, FCA

26:10 – PANEL DISCUSSION: Gary Vasilash, AD&P; Jean Jennings, Facebook.com/JeanKnowsCars; Anton Wahlman, Seeking Alpha; Alisa Priddle, Motor Trend

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AAH #358 – Where Henry Ford Stood

December 9th, 2016 at 11:32am

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NEWS TOPICS:
01:16 - A Peek at the Piquette Museum
32:30 - Trump’s EPA Choice and his Automotive Advisors
45:19 - Doctor Data: Amazon Snowmobile
48:50 - Is Apple Back in the Autonomy Game?
57:44 – Phone call: Electric powered vehicles
01:00:12 – Phone call: Ford EcoSport
01:10:29 – Discussion continues…bonus footage!

SPECIAL GUEST: Nancy Darga, Executive Director, Piquette Museum

PANEL:  John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, AD&P; and Joe Szczesny, The Oakland Press

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AAH #357 – Alfa Giulia: Are You Ready For A Performance Sedan?

December 1st, 2016 at 2:30pm

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It’s been years of waiting, but the Alfa Romeo brand is finally starting to take shape. Dealerships have had the 4C for a while, but now they’re welcoming the brand’s first sedan, the all-new Giulia. Join host Gary Vasilash from the site of its North American media drive in Napa Valley, California as he and guest co-host Tim Stevens from Roadshow by CNET, talk to the team behind Alfa Romeo. In addition during the news portion of the show, Gary and Tim are also joined by two colleagues as they discuss the hopes for this new performance sedan.

SPECIAL GUESTS:
01:04Reid Bigland, CEO, Alfa Romeo
17:05Richard Cox, Director, Alfa Romeo North America
27:34Fabio Di Muro, Vehicle Line Director, Alfa Romeo

38:36 - PANEL: Gary Vasilash, AD&P; Tim Stevens, CNET; Rebecca Lindland, KBB; Tony Quiroga, Car and Driver

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AAH #356 – EcoSport Goes Online In LA

November 17th, 2016 at 2:30pm

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NEWS TOPICS:
01:23Eric Loeffler gives a rundown on Ford’s all-new CUV, the EcoSport
16:46Chantel Lenard talks sales and marketing for the EcoSport
27:21Journalists opinions on EcoSport entering a competitive market
40:27Automobility LA: Who’s taking the spotlight?

SPECIAL GUESTS:
Eric Loeffler, EcoSport Chief Program Engineer, Ford
Chantel Lenard, Executive Director, U.S. Marketing, Ford

PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, AD&P; Karl Brauer, Kelley Blue Book; Bob Gritzinger, WardsAuto

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AAH #355 – Buckle Up: President Trump Is About To Take The Auto Industry On A Wild Ride

November 11th, 2016 at 11:29am

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NEWS TOPICS:
01:26Election 2016: CAFE, trade deals, consumer confidence?
31:22 – Thoughts on Ford EcoSport, Bronco
37:46Phone call: Chinese trade restrictions to change?
49:30Phone call: Trump’s effect on Supreme Court
50:42Auto show relevancy

PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Mike Wayland, The Detroit News; Todd Lassa, Automobile; and Chris Paukert, Roadshow by CNET

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AAH #354 – LOL: Lutz Out Loud

November 4th, 2016 at 11:25am

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SPECIAL GUEST: Bob Lutz, Chairman, VLF Automotive; CEO, Lutz Communications

PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, AD&P; Frank Markus, Motor Trend

NEWS TOPICS:
01:30VLF Destino
37:37Doctor Data
39:55 – Lutz’s autonomous predictions
48:20Phone call: Lutz for President 2016!
52:15 – What does Uber do to car ownership?
54:31 – Lutz on Tesla & AutoPilot
57:12 – Opinions on the Chevy Bolt and EVs
1:03:21Viewer questions answered

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AAH #353 – GMC Acadia: The Goldilocks of SUVs

October 28th, 2016 at 12:04pm

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SPECIAL GUEST: Paul Spadafora, Chief Engineer, GMC Acadia

PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, AD&P; Joann Muller, Forbes.com

NEWS TOPICS:
01:13 – Rightsizing the 2017 GMC Acadia
29:50Doctor Data
39:10 – Maybe VW should leave the U.S. and concentrate on China?
44:37Tesla earns some money (finally)
51:00Consumer Reports Findings
54:31 – Pickups fall short in IIHS headlight testing

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AAH #352 – Tenneco, Tesla, & Technology

October 21st, 2016 at 10:41am

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SPECIAL GUEST: Tim Jackson, EVP of Technology, Tenneco

PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, AD&P; Joni Gray, Autobytel

NEWS TOPICS:
01:36 – Latest technology from Tenneco
31:58Tesla cars will be fully autonomous?
39:40Apple bailing out of car program
46:13Doctor Data
49:00Geely launching a new brand
53:08 – How successful are startup brands?

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AAH #351 – Everything You Don’t Know About The Acura NSX

October 13th, 2016 at 2:30pm

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NEWS TOPICS:
01:35Acura NSX
41:38Doctor Data
45:40 – Can Nissan revive Mitsubishi in the U.S.?
51:07Ford ends production in Australia
53:42 – German Bundesrat passes ban on ICEs by 2030
1:01:30 – Why did FCA pile on incentives for RAM trucks?

SPECIAL GUEST: Ted Klaus, Chief Engineer, Acura NSX
VEHICLE IN STUDIO: Acura NSX

PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, AD&P; Joe DeMatio, Road & Track

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