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AAH #269 – Fiat 500X Marks the Spot

December 12th, 2014 at 8:04am

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Uber: Is It Over?
- NACTOY: Did the Journalistic Crowdsourcing Lead to the Right Finalists?
- NAIAS Mystery: Alfa Romeo Is Having a Press Conference. Even Guangzhou. Where’s Tesla?

SPECIAL GUEST: Matt Davis, Head of Product Marketing, Fiat North America
- Learn all about the Fiat 500X (also in studio) and ask any questions you have about that vehicle or Fiat’s plan for North America

All that and much more with Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Stephanie Brinley, IHS; Chris Paukert, AOL.

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AAH #268 – Talking Design with the Motor City Master

December 5th, 2014 at 4:53pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Chevy Colorado is Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year… Trouble in FordLand.
- Are Diesels Doomed in France?

SPECIAL GUEST: Camilo Pardo, Designer
- What does the designer of the legendary Ford GT have to say about a successor rumored for the 2015 Detroit auto show?

All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Lauren Fix, The Car Coach.

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AAH #267 – Inside the Inner Sanctum of Honda’s Racing Factory

November 21st, 2014 at 6:21pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Ford Explorer gets a bolder look.
- Bigger could be better when it comes to Chrysler 300′s grille.
- Audi Prologue Concept previews the brand’s new form language.
- Mazda gets into Subcompact CUV territory with the CX-3.

PLUS: We’ll be coming to you from Honda Performance Development, which is the automaker’s technical operations center for its motorsports program!

SPECIAL GUESTS: Steve Eriksen, VP & COO, HPD; Marc Sours, Sr. Mgr. Commercial & Product Division, HPD; Jason Castillo, Development Engineer, HPD Dyno.

All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Joni Gray, Autobytel; Aaron Gold, About.com.

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Instant Impression: 2016 Mazda CX-3 – LA Auto Show 2014

November 20th, 2014 at 3:33pm

Here’s a very quick initial impression of Mazda’s new entry into the subcompact CUV space. See what John McElroy thinks about what the Mazda CX-3 brings to the table.

2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport is Just the Start – LA Auto Show 2014

November 20th, 2014 at 2:31pm

Dr. Ralf Speth, CEO of Jaguar Land Rover, emphasizes that the Discovery Sport is just the first to debut in a family of future Discovery vehicles. John McElroy asks him what the relatives may look like, we find out more about why JLR calls this a 5+2, and will manufacturing in China mean a JLR volume boom?

2016 Honda HR-V the Perfect “Fit” for Young Buyers? – LA Auto Show 2014

November 19th, 2014 at 8:42pm

It’s no secret that the subcompact CUV is the “in” thing of late. But with the introduction of the HR-V stateside at the LA Auto Show, Honda thinks that by basing the vehicle on its Fit platform it might just have the right recipe to bring in young first-time customers. Here’s a quick look at some of the details of the new model including when to expect it and how much you’ll pay.

2016 Ford Explorer Goes Platinum – LA Auto Show 2014

November 19th, 2014 at 7:37pm

With a bold new in-your-face styling theme, the 2016 Ford Explorer looks poised to go up against the likes of GMC. Perhaps that’s why for the first time ever they’re offering a Platinum Series that offers a well-appointed interior to go with the exterior design. Chief Engineer Arie Groeneveld discusses all that and more with John McElroy at the 2014 LA Auto Show.

2015 Chrysler 300: Baby Bentley Reborn – LA Auto Show 2014

November 19th, 2014 at 6:09pm

See why the President and CEO of the Chrysler Brand says the 2015 300 finally does justice to the “Baby Bentley” concept showcased years ago. The refreshed sedan has an updated design, brand new 8-speed transmission and a laundry list of safety systems. John McElroy asks him when the new car will be in showrooms, and it’s sooner than you may think.

Audi Prologue Showcases 100% New Design Language – LA Auto Show 2014

November 19th, 2014 at 5:09pm

Audi of America President Scott Keogh presents the company’s Prologue concept, which showcases the “100%” new form language that will adorn the next generation of vehicles. The concept’s interior is especially stunning with new design-friendly interfaces such as a dashboard interface for the passenger, a flexible LED screen and a 3D virtual cockpit.

2016 Mazda CX-3 Blends Hot Hatch with CUV – LA Auto Show 2014

November 19th, 2014 at 4:15pm

With the 2016 CX-3 Mazda takes its first foray into the burgeoning subcompact crossover segment. Design Director Derek Jenkins walks us through the styling of the curvy B-class vehicle and explains how Mazda worked to combine two segments in one.