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Archive for the ‘Autoline After Hours’ Category

AAH #249 – Hyundai Sonata Sings a New Song

July 11th, 2014 at 4:10pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Is the next automotive recession due to arrive in 2017?
- First drive impressions of the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C.
- Can recalls actually help sales?

SPECIAL GUEST: Mike O’Brien, VP, Corporate & Product Planning, Hyundai
- Among other vehicles, is there a pickup in Hyundai’s product plans?

All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Henry Payne, The Detroit News; Doron Levin, Journalist & Author.

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AAH #248 – Totally TrueCar with John Krafcik

June 27th, 2014 at 2:28pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Fuel Cell Vehicles or “Fool” Cell Vehicles?
- Ford reveals its new Fusion-based Edge and readies it for a global play.

SPECIAL GUEST: John Krafcik, President, TrueCar
- One of the most dynamic executives in the industry today.

All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Todd Lassa, Automobile; Steve Finlay, Ward’s Dealer Business.

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AAH #247 – How Volkswagen Puts Power Under the Hood

June 20th, 2014 at 4:01pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- GM CEO Mary Barra Returns to the Hill.
- J.D. Power, AutoPacific and Edmunds are out with their latest ratings. Who’s tops?

SPECIAL GUEST: Oliver Schmidt, General Manager, Engineering & Environmental Office, Powertrain & Fuel Strategy, VWoA

All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press.

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AAH #246 – Everything Camaro: From A to Z/28

June 13th, 2014 at 3:08pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- After driving BMW’s M3 and M4, we ask: how will sports cars evolve?
- Thoughts on the Cadillac ELR’s failure to perform.
- By 2025, survey says, 75% of North American pickups will be aluminum.

SPECIAL GUEST: Mark Stielow, Program Engineer Manager, Chevrolet Camaro Z/28
- How and why his team developed a $70,000 Camaro

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

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AAH #245 – Jeep Renegade Gets Ready to Invade the World

June 6th, 2014 at 3:16pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- GM’s internal investigation.
- First impressions after driving the Lincoln MKC.

SPECIAL GUEST: Philip Jansen, Vehicle Line Executive, A/B Segment, Minivan & Current C/D Segment Vehicles, Chrysler
- A closer look at the Jeep Renegade in studio and an exploration of Jeep’s Product Development Process

All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; and Todd Lassa, Automobile.

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AAH #244 – Toyota Throws Out the Plain Vanilla Approach

May 30th, 2014 at 8:01pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Why is racing losing fans? Look no further than your TV screen.
- Google’s car puts the OEMs on notice. Autonomy is coming.
- The Union of Concerned Scientists issues a damning report (with a political agenda).
- BMW i8 First Drive: panelist Christie Schweinsberg has her report.

SPECIAL GUEST: Monte Kaehr, Chief Engineer, Toyota Camry
- What will it take to keep Camry #1?

All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Christie Schweinsberg, WardsAuto.com.

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AAH #243 – The Secret, Illegal Race that Nobody Knows About

May 23rd, 2014 at 12:48am

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Dodge & SRT: Hell(cat) Yes!
- Hyundai’s Fuel Cell Tucson Hits the Streets of SoCal
- GM Recalls Continue to Pile Up as a New PR Chief Steps In

SPECIAL GUEST: Cory Welles, Producer/Director, “32 Hours, 7 Minutes”
- The filmmaker discusses her documentary about breaking a record time for traveling across the United States

All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Todd Lassa, Automobile; and Elliot Wilhelm, Detroit Film Theatre Director.

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AAH #242 – Corvettes, Composites and Checkered Flags

May 16th, 2014 at 6:19pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Talking Golf (the German version, not Scottish)
- BMW Makes More Fiber; GM More Batteries: Why?
- What Have Car and Driver and the Detroit Free Press Been Driving?

SPECIAL GUEST: Jim Campbell, U.S. VP, Performance Vehicles & Motorsports, GM
- Mr. Campbell has a Corvette C7.R in tow. What technologies and tricks will it pass on to future production vehicles?

All that and more with Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press; and Jeff Sabatini, Car and Driver

Thanks to our sponsor who makes Autoline After Hours possible: Bridgestone.

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AAH #241 – Motor Racing is Such a Drag

May 9th, 2014 at 7:13pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles reveals its five-year plan
- GM Rehires one of the best PR gurus of all time
- Hybrids vs. SUVs – weren’t massive people haulers supposed to be extinct by now?

SPECIAL GUESTS: Phil & JP Gutierrez, Gutierrez Brothers Racing

All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; and Karl Henkel, The Detroit News

Thanks to our sponsor who makes Autoline After Hours possible: Bridgestone.

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AAH #240 – A $500 Plan to Turbocharge GM Sales

May 2nd, 2014 at 9:21pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Toyota moves its U.S. headquarters from California to Texas
- Why can’t Red Bull keep up with Mercedes-Benz in Formula One?

SPECIAL GUEST: Jim Dollinger, Founder, GeneralWatch.com
- Inside his plan to greatly grow GM sales

All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; and Drew Winter, WardsAuto

Thanks to our sponsor who makes Autoline After Hours possible: Bridgestone.

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