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: 01:30 - VLF Destino 37:37 – Doctor Data 39:55 – Lutz’s autonomous predictions 48:20 – Phone 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 1:03:21 – Viewer questions answered
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 29:50 – Doctor Data 39:10 – Maybe VW should leave the U.S. and concentrate on China? 44:37 – Tesla earns some money (finally) 51:00 – Consumer Reports Findings 54:31 – Pickups fall short in IIHS headlight testing
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 31:58 – Tesla cars will be fully autonomous? 39:40 – Apple bailing out of car program 46:13 – Doctor Data 49:00 – Geely launching a new brand 53:08 – How successful are startup brands?
NEWS TOPICS: 01:35 – Acura NSX 41:38 – Doctor Data 45:40 – Can Nissan revive Mitsubishi in the U.S.? 51:07 – Ford 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
NEWS TOPICS: 01:32 – 48 volt, mild hybrid 25:05 – Phone call: racing 26:39 – Phone call: Elio 28:07 – Paris Show: sans importance? 34:32 – Doctor Data 37:06 – UX: Going beyond the “Glass Slab.” 44:24 – Prius Prime: Bad Time for Prime? 44:46 – Prius Prime walk-around 52:20 – September Sales: How soon before everyone drives a truck? 1:00:25 – Phone call: Ram vs. Silverado 1:07:30 – BONUS FOOTAGE: Post-show
I.C.E. mpgs keep improving; EV batteries are lasting longer; And even fuel cells are still in the mix. If all this is true, then why are companies like Delphi banking on something called a 48-volt, mild hybrid as the next big thing to power your car? Well one reason could be because experts see sales of over 12-million of these mild hybrids in consumer cars by 2025. But why guess at all this when we can hear it straight from a modern day Oracle of Delphi in the AFTER HOURS studio.
SPECIAL GUEST: Mary Gustanski, Vice President, Engineering, Delphi
PANEL:Gary Vasilash, AD&P; Christie Schweinsberg, WardsAuto.com; Joe Szczesny, The Oakland Press
At last count there maybe more than 45,000 species of spiders throughout the world, but in our studio there’s only one: the 2017 FIAT 124 Spider Abarth. Fiat rebooted this sports car from the ‘60s earlier this year with the help of competitor Mazda. Get the story on how they put together this new edition of an Italian Classic.
SPECIAL GUEST: Leia Horton, Fiat 124 Spider Engineering
PANEL:John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Todd Lassa, Automobile; Bob Gritzinger, WardsAuto
NEWS TOPICS: 00:50 – Elio Motors 22:42 – 3D Printing 29:01 – Doctor Data 37:20 – VW Full Line Drive 46:04 – Google & the Michigan Legislature 48:14 – Ford demos Autonomous Fusion to Journalists 51:51 – Otto – Uber’s Autonomous Semi
SPECIAL GUEST: Jeff Johnston, VP, Engineering Elio Motors
It’s got three wheels, one door and is made from pure imagination. Even though it sounds like a Willy Wonka invention, this is a real car. The brainchild of engineer Paul Elio, the E-Series is a two-seat, 84mpg vehicle that’s road ready. But the question is, when will it be customer ready?
PANEL: Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Lindsay Brooke, SAE; Chris Paukert, Roadshow by CNET
NEWS TOPICS: 01:00 – Hudson Hornet 23:16 – Live Another Day Movie 35:37 – Reid Bigland in big trouble 43:10 – Is Diesel Dead? 46:26 – Will China become EV Central? 53:25 – Is the Volvo/Autoliv JV an Autonomous game changer?
SPECIAL GUEST: Ed Souers, Hudson Hornet Expert
VEHICLE IN STUDIO: 1952 Hudson Hornet with 7x Engine
PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Michelle Krebs, COX Automotive; Mike Austin, Autoblog