AAH #316 – Chevy Bolt: The EV for the Rest of Us

January 22nd, 2016 at 11:26am

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Deep dive into Chevrolet’s new 200-mile electric Bolt
- CES: Is Las Vegas Simply Sexier Than Detroit?
- NAIAS: Did a Minivan Really Steal the Show?
- Autonomous: Ford & GM Are Chasing It

SPECIAL GUEST: Steve Majoros, Chevrolet Marketing Director

All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv, Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production, and Mike Martinez, The Detroit News.

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AAH #315 – Yumpin’ Yiminy, We’re Talkin’ Scandinavian Design

January 7th, 2016 at 2:55pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- An in-depth look at Volvo’s new XC90 and how the company is moving from premium to luxury especially with its interiors.
- Volvo’s relaunch into the American market.

SPECIAL GUEST: Tisha Johnson, Chief Design Interiors, Volvo North America

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

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AAH #314 – Presents, Coal, & Chorus

December 18th, 2015 at 11:23am

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Happy Holidays from Autoline! Tis the season for the Annual #AAH “Presents & Coal Show” with Santa John, his elves — Gary, Mark & Scott — with music by the former General Motors Employees’ Chorus.

All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv, Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production, Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, and Scott Burgess, YAHOO!Autos

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AAH #313 – At Mazda, the Sky’s the Limit

December 11th, 2015 at 11:34am

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:

- NACTOY Finalists: Honda snags two out of six slots; Nissan has only “truck” in final three; Neither Volt or Prius make the cut.
- CES Threat to NAIAS? More and more automotive reveals scheduled at CES in Vegas just days before the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
- The Crude Slide: Oil continues to drop as the Saudis announce its pumps are full speed ahead for 2016.

SPECIAL GUEST: Robert Davis, Senior VP, U.S. Operations, Mazda NA

VEHICLE IN STUDIO: 2016 Mazda CX-3

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

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AAH #312 – On Site With Nissan Titan XD

December 3rd, 2015 at 2:38pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: On site in Arizona at the Nissan Titan XD Media Launch. Get the inside scoop from the experts on:
-the design of the new truck
-the details on the engineering of Titan XD
-the overall program concept
-the marketing/advertising plan for Titan XD

GUESTS: Diane Allen, Senior Manager, Nissan Design America; Rich Miller, Director, Product Planning, Trucks, SUVs, CUVs & Commercial Vehicles, Nissan North America; Brent Hagan, Manager, Product Planning, Nissan North America; Phil O’Connor, Director of Marketing, Trucks & SUVs, Nissan North America.

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

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AAH #311 – Something for Everyone at the LA Auto Show

November 19th, 2015 at 2:36pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
-The Lincoln MKZ
-Ford’s new Escape
-All-new FIAT 124 Spider
-2017 Buick LaCrosse
-And many, many more reveals from the 2015 LA Auto Show

Guests: Kumar Galhotra, VP, Ford Motor Company & President of Lincoln; Milton Wong, Chief Engineer, Ford Escape; Bob Broderdorf, Director of FIAT Brand North America; Tony DiSalle, VP, Buick/GMC Marketing

All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; and Anton Wahlman, SeekingAlpha.com/TheStreet.com

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AAH #310 – Excuse me, But Is that a Panhard in the Studio?

November 13th, 2015 at 1:44pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- VW’s Gift Cards: Will $500 make a difference to US customers?
- LA Auto Show Preview: The hottest cars unveiled in the City of Angels.
- Dieselgate Fallout: Bob Lutz blames Ferdinand Piech

Special Guest: Ken Nelson, Orphan Car Collector with Panhard 24 BT in studio
- Automotive Innovations that have been lost to history

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

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AAH #309 – Crossover Sale Highs to Luxury Brand Lows

November 6th, 2015 at 12:47pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- VW: EPA discovers more cheating.
- October Sales: Is 18 the lucky number?
- Hyundai: Its long-anticipated luxury line.

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

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AAH #308 – Pratt & Miller’s Amazing Engineering Playhouse

October 30th, 2015 at 12:43pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- NSX: Acura gives the press its first seat time in the long-awaited performance car.
- Tokyo Motor Show: Honda intros new Fuel Cell car, while Nissan and Yamaha are the talk of the show.
- Trump v Ford: CEO Mark Fields “corrects” the GOP presidential frontrunner’s “facts” on Mexico.

SPECIAL GUEST: Lynn Bishop, VP, Engineering Services, Pratt & Miller

All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Frank Markus, Motor Trend; Lindsay Brooke, SAE.

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AAH #307 – ROUSH Performance: There’s an App for That

October 23rd, 2015 at 2:56pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- VW: A Brand Sell-off Could Mean a Smaller Company Post-Scandal.
- Consumer Reports: Tesla’s Model S is the Best Car Ever, Not.
- LG Chem: Supplier Ticked Off After GM Reveals the Price of Batteries.

SPECIAL GUESTS: Don Manfredi, VP, Marketing, ROUSH Performance and Justin Schroeder, Chief Engineer, ROUSH Performance

All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Dave Sullivan, AutoPacific.

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