Archive for the ‘Podcast’ Category

AAH #257 – Meet the Man Who Made the Hellcat

September 12th, 2014 at 4:38pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- First impressions: Mazda MX-5 Miata and Lexus RC.
- Remembering Jim Harbour.
- Sergio Marchionne fires Ferrari Chief, Luca di Montezemolo.

SPECIAL GUEST: Russ Ruedisueli, VLE & Head of Engineering at SRT.
- What’s the REAL horsepower rating on the Dodge Challenger Hellcat? Where else is this engine going?

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

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AAH #256 – Why Luxury Brands are Murdering Mass-Market Cars

September 5th, 2014 at 4:50pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- How come Nissan’s Carlos Ghosn’s direct reports are leaving left and right?
- Is the “The Hydrogen Transition” on the horizon?
- Are down-market luxury cars stealing sales from mass-market brands?

All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Dave Sullivan, AutoPacific and Joe White, The Wall Street Journal.

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AAH #255 – Plug-ins, Spin Loss and Powertrains of the Future

August 29th, 2014 at 4:08pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Was Ross Perot Right? More Move to Mexico
- China & India Go After Western Automakers: Is This the Beginning of the End?

SPECIAL GUEST: Larry Nitz, GM Powertrain Executive Director, Global Transmission & Electrification

All that and much more with Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production, Stephanie Brinley, IHS Automotive and Gary Witzenburg, AutoMedia.com.

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AAH #254 – The ART of Audi

August 22nd, 2014 at 2:24pm

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SPECIAL GUEST: Jamie Dennis, Audi Quality & Technical Service Director
- Audi has new technology that transmits its expert technicians into any service center. How and why are they doing this?

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

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AAH #253 – On the Shores of Advanced Automotive Technology

August 7th, 2014 at 5:00pm

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It’s a special edition from the 2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, Michigan!

SPECIAL GUESTS:
Chuhee Lee, Deputy Director, VW Electronics Research Lab, VW Group of America
Han Hendricks, VP, Advanced Product Development and Sales, Johnson Controls, Inc.
Dr. Mark White, Chief Engineer, Body Complete Business Unit, Jaguar Land Rover
Kregg Wiggins, SVP, Powertrains, Continental
Prof. Frank Zhao, PhD, Director, TASRI (Tsinghua Automotive Strategy Research Institute)

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

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AAH #252 – Kicking Truck Tires with Ford’s Matt O’Leary

August 1st, 2014 at 3:10pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Will Sergio rob Chrysler to feed Fiat?
- Defending the dealer franchise system.
- How CAFE could become a bitter cup of coffee.

SPECIAL GUEST: Matt O’Leary, Vehicle Line Director, Ford
- Ford is the truck master, but will it ever start making semis again?

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

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AAH #251 – 2014 Automotive Fantasy Draft

July 25th, 2014 at 3:39pm

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It’s that time again! Join us for the Autoline Automotive Draft as some of the best minds in the auto business assemble their fantasy car companies. This year’s event features some all-new challenges; team owners will have to choose at least one executive from outside the auto industry, choose a premiere vehicle and even fire an executive during the course of the contest.

2014 Roster:
Gary Vasilash, Basic Motors
Aaron Bragman, Ursus Motors
Paul Eisenstein, Motor City Mammoths
Jeff Sabatini, Automobiles Portlandia

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AAH #250 – Lawyers, Luxury & Life After Sedans

July 18th, 2014 at 5:15pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- GM CEO Mary Barra gets grilled in front of the U.S. Senate… Again.
- Are B-segment CUVs and luxury cars set to boom?
- VW announces its CrossBlue SUV will be built in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

All that and much more with Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Keith Naughton, Bloomberg; Michael Robinet, IHS; Bill Visnic, Edmunds.com.

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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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