AAH #562 – Ford Maverick Pickup Could Become A Cult Classic

July 2nd, 2021 at 9:44am

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GUESTS:
Chris Mazur, Chief Program Engineer, Ford Maverick
Trevor Scott, Marketing Manager, Ford Maverick and Ford Ranger

PANEL:
Mike Martinez,
Automotive News
Gary Vasilash, on Automotive
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AAH #561 – Talking Alfa Romeo, Carlos Tavares and Car Sharing With Larry Dominique

June 18th, 2021 at 9:29am

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GUEST:
Larry Dominique, Alfa Romeo
PANEL:
Joe White, Reuters
Gary Vasilash, on Automotive
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AAH #560 – Traditional Suppliers That Are Making The Leap To An Electric World

June 11th, 2021 at 9:20am

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GUESTS:
Phil Eyler, President & CEO, Gentherm
Martin Fischer, Board Member, ZF

PANEL:
Gary Vasilash,
on Automotive
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AAH #559 – What Will Win Out: Traditional Franchised Dealers, or Direct-to-Consumer Sales?

June 3rd, 2021 at 4:45pm

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GUEST: Dave Zuchowski, Unite Digital

TOPICS:
03:09 – Traditional Franchised Dealers, or Direct-to-Consumer Sales?
45:50 – Will hydrogen matter or be a local solution?
55:15 – Why do people like Hyundai and Kia so much?
57:35 – Is the auto industry sufficiently knowledgeable when it comes to tech?

PANEL:
Steve Finlay,
Auto Writer; Gary Vasilash, on Automotive; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AAH #558 – We Talk Jeeps With The Guy Who Designs Them

May 28th, 2021 at 9:26am

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GUEST: Mark Allen, Head of Jeep Exterior Design

TOPICS:
05:19 – Jeep’s 2021 Introductions
09:39 – What was the Easter Jeep Safari like
this (still-COVID) year?
14:20 – Wrangler Magneto
17:10 – Jeepster Beach
19:03 – Jeep Red Bare
20:33 – Jeep Orange Peelz
21:10 – Jeep Far Out
23:54 – Jeep Top Dog

27:45 – What effect is electrification having on Jeep design?
34:16 – Should Jeep Be Doing a Side by Side?
35:58 – How Important is it to have Leadership that understands Jeep?
39:43 – What’s On the Wall Behind Mark Allen?
41: 18 – The message design the Grand Wagoneer is sending to the world
46:36 – What are the design challenges of a longer Grand Cherokee?
51:30 – Jeep Wrangler 75th Anniversary Edition
53:45 – Jeep’s Playful Teamwork

PANEL:
Mark Williams,
Freelance; Gary Vasilash, on Automotive; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AAH #557 – Will EVs Have Hockey-Stick Growth?

May 20th, 2021 at 5:23pm

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TOPICS:
04:02 – Would Americans buy a Hong Guang mini EV?
14:36 – Will OEMs price themselves out of the market?
20:33 – Will OEMs become “tech” companies before tech companies become “OEMs”?
34:36 – Will EVs have hockey-stick growth?
54:27 – Gen Y & the car market

PANEL:
Eric Noble,
The CARLAB; Sam Fiorani, AutoForecast Solutions; Gary Vasilash, on Automotive; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AAH #556 – ’21 New Models & What We Want To Drive

May 14th, 2021 at 9:17am

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TOPIC:
New Vehicles in 2021
What we like, what we’re indifferent to, what we can’t wait to drive

05:12 – Acura MDX
07:23 – Acura TLX Type S
12:44 – Buick Envision
17:48 – Cadillac CT4-V & CT5-V Blackwing
19:58 – Chevrolet Bolt EUV
23:45 – Ford Bronco & Bronco Sport
28:02 – Jeep Grand Wagoneer
29:20 – Ford F-150 Raptor
30:45 – Ford E-Transit Van
30:41 – Ford Maverick
34:40 – Hummer EV Pickup
38:11 – 11th Generation Honda Civic
41:04 – Hyundai Ioniq 5 Crossover Electric
45:16 – Hyundai Tuscon
48:55 – Infiniti QX60 & QX55
50:50 – Grand Cherokee L
53:04 – Karma GS-6
53:45 – Lucid Air
56:24 – Mitsubishi Outlander
56:15 – Kia Carnival
1:03:50 – Nissan Pathfinder
1:06:05 – Rivian R1T
1:09:12 – Tesla Cybertruck
1:12:59 – VW ID.4
1:18:12 – Volvo XC40 Recharge

PANEL: Jenni Newman, Cars.com; Gary Witzenburg, President, NACTOY; Gary Vasilash, on Automotive; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AAH #555 – Looking At Lidar: Will This Tech Make AVs Happen?

May 7th, 2021 at 8:28am

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GUEST:
Mircea Gradu, Velodyne Lidar
TOPICS:
04:35 – Velodyne Lidar
36:26 – GM Looking
Into Future
47:55 – Can consumers afford a supply-chain fix?
1:02:12 – Micro-manufacturing

PANEL:
Alexa St. John, Automotive News; Gary Vasilash, on Automotive; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AAH #554 – Arrival in America. Innovative Product. Innovative Process.

April 30th, 2021 at 9:28am

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GUEST:
Mike Ableson, Arrival

TOPICS:
04:05 – Arrival in America
31:55 – EV Impact
34:43 – Ford Ion Park
39:39 – GM Ultium Charge 360

46:41 – Will Honda be 100% EV in 2040?
51:41 – Why is Tesla suddenly unpopular in China?

PANEL:
Mike Austin, Hemmings; Joe White, Reuters; Gary Vasilash, on Automotive

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AAH #553 – Making Cars With Sustainable Materials

April 23rd, 2021 at 10:34am

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GUEST:
Debbie Mielewski
Sustainability, Ford

TOPICS:
03:43 – Making Cars With Sustainable Materials
43:40 – Shanghai Show:
More EVs in China = More coal
52:12 – Is GM backtracking on EVs? (“Goal,” not “Guarantee”)
57:24 – Which Truck has Lowest MPG?
1:00:50 – Too much Hype with EVs?
1:07:18 – 50 Most Innovative Companies

PANEL:
Christie Schweinsberg, Wards Intelligence; Lindsay Brooke, SAE International; Gary Vasilash, on Automotive; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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