Archive for the ‘Podcast’ Category

AAH #357 – Alfa Giulia: Are You Ready For A Performance Sedan?

December 1st, 2016 at 2:30pm

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It’s been years of waiting, but the Alfa Romeo brand is finally starting to take shape. Dealerships have had the 4C for a while, but now they’re welcoming the brand’s first sedan, the all-new Giulia. Join host Gary Vasilash from the site of its North American media drive in Napa Valley, California as he and guest co-host Tim Stevens from Roadshow by CNET, talk to the team behind Alfa Romeo. In addition during the news portion of the show, Gary and Tim are also joined by two colleagues as they discuss the hopes for this new performance sedan.

SPECIAL GUESTS:
01:04Reid Bigland, CEO, Alfa Romeo
17:05Richard Cox, Director, Alfa Romeo North America
27:34Fabio Di Muro, Vehicle Line Director, Alfa Romeo

38:36 - PANEL: Gary Vasilash, AD&P; Tim Stevens, CNET; Rebecca Lindland, KBB; Tony Quiroga, Car and Driver

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AAH #356 – EcoSport Goes Online In LA

November 17th, 2016 at 2:30pm

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NEWS TOPICS:
01:23Eric Loeffler gives a rundown on Ford’s all-new CUV, the EcoSport
16:46Chantel Lenard talks sales and marketing for the EcoSport
27:21Journalists opinions on EcoSport entering a competitive market
40:27Automobility LA: Who’s taking the spotlight?

SPECIAL GUESTS:
Eric Loeffler, EcoSport Chief Program Engineer, Ford
Chantel Lenard, Executive Director, U.S. Marketing, Ford

PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, AD&P; Karl Brauer, Kelley Blue Book; Bob Gritzinger, WardsAuto

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Mazda CX-5: Zoom-Zoom With a Vengeance – LA Auto Show 2016

November 16th, 2016 at 8:27pm

Mazda defies all the conventions in the automotive industry. At a time when so many predict that only the giant automakers will survive, Mazda is the little company that punches way above its weight. Robert Davis, the Senior VP of Operations for Mazda North America, points out the highlights of the new CX-5. Even though the prior version came out four years ago, the new one has an all-new body, all-new interior, and a big surprise that’s under the hood.

Stelvio Rides To Alfa Romeo’s Rescue – LA Auto Show 2016

November 16th, 2016 at 7:53pm

Alfa Romeo has very ambitious plans, but they can only be carried out with new cars in the showrooms. 2017 marks the year when all the action really starts, first with the Giulia and now with the Stelvio. Richard Cox, the Head of Product Planning for Alfa Romeo worldwide, explains why the Stelvio is the right vehicle at the right time to start Alfa’s revival.

Nissan Goes To The Movies – LA Auto Show 2016

November 16th, 2016 at 6:13pm

How do you get your brand new CUV to stand out from all the others? Why, you tie it to the latest Star Wars movie, that’s what you do. Jeremy Tucker, the VP of Marketing at Nissan North America, gives us the background story of how they worked with Lucas studios to launch the Nissan Rogue along with “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”

Chevrolet Goes To Polar Extremes – LA Auto Show 2016

November 16th, 2016 at 5:24pm

Chevy’s LA Auto Show display runs from a small electric to the ultimate off-road pickup truck. We knew about the Bolt EV, but Chevrolet managed to keep the Colorado ZR2 top secret. Alan Batey hits the highlights of what this extreme truck is all about.

Audi’s Three-fer in LA – LA Auto Show 2016

November 16th, 2016 at 3:32pm

Audi unveils the S5 coupe, S5 Sportback, and Q5 crossover. It’s the first wave of an all-out product assault for 2017. Audi needs these new vehicles tot keep customers coming into its showrooms as it fights off a flurry of negative headlines over its diesel and gasoline emissions cheating.

VW Atlas: A Make Or Break SUV For VW – LA Auto Show 2016

November 16th, 2016 at 2:44pm

The gaping hole in Volkswagen’s line up has always been the lack of a 3-row SUV in the U.S. market. The all-new Atlas is all about plugging that gap. Designed specifically for American car buyers, the Atlas will play a critical role in determining whether or not VW can claw its way back after its diesel disaster.

Michigan Fights For The Autonomous High Ground – LA Auto Show 2016

November 16th, 2016 at 12:53pm

The dawn of the autonomous age could transform the automotive industry, and the state of Michigan wants to be at the forefront of this development. It’s building the test tracks and infrastructure to ensure that companies in Michigan are leaders in developing autonomous cars. Kevin Kerrigan is with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and he details the steps the state is taking.

Better Late Than Never – LA Auto Show 2016

November 16th, 2016 at 12:33pm

The B-Segment for CUVs is the hottest in the US market. But Ford has a gaping hole in it’s line-up because it doesn’t have one…until now, that is. Cristina Aquino from Ford gives a quick snapshot of what the new EcoSport is all about.