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AAH #240 – A $500 Plan to Turbocharge GM Sales

May 2nd, 2014 at 9:21pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Toyota moves its U.S. headquarters from California to Texas
- Why can’t Red Bull keep up with Mercedes-Benz in Formula One?

SPECIAL GUEST: Jim Dollinger, Founder, GeneralWatch.com
- Inside his plan to greatly grow GM sales

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

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AAH #239 – “T” Party, Ford Style

April 25th, 2014 at 4:23pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Mark Fields to replace Alan Mulally at Ford — Yes, and?
- No new hybrids at the NY Auto Show, meanwhile is Beijing stealing its thunder?

SPECIAL GUEST: David Liepelt, Antique Car Enthusiast
- Would YOU commute to work in a Ford Model T? Our guest has.

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

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AAH #238 – LIVE (to Tape) from New York, it’s Autoline After Hours!

April 17th, 2014 at 10:23pm

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SPECIAL GUESTS:
Mark Fields, Ford COO
Dave Zuchowski, President and CEO, Hyundai Motor America
Harlan Charles, Product Marketing Manager, Corvette
Raj Nair, Group VP, Product Development, Ford
Pierre Loing, VP Product Planning – Nissan North America
Michael Sprague, EVP Sales & Marketing, KIA Motors America
Moray Callum, VP Design, Ford
Alanna Tracey-Bahri, Product Manager, BMWNA X4

All that and more with Host Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production

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AAH #237 – Meet Chris Svensson of Ford Design

April 11th, 2014 at 4:15pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Hybrids vs. diesels… or maybe you don’t need either.
- GM adds $1.3 billion charge in Q1, meanwhile invests $449 million to build more Volts
- Land Rover’s augmented reality technology could be a game changer.

SPECIAL GUEST: Chris Svensson, Ford Design Director, The Americas

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

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AAH #236 – GM’s Defect: What Did Barra Know, and When Did She Know it?

April 4th, 2014 at 3:24pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Mary Barra’s testimony in D.C. — going from bad to worse?
- How did the analysts get March sales forecasts so wrong?
- Chrysler says Ram outsold Silverado, but WardsAuto data disagrees
- Sales overall are up, yet green car numbers continue to plummet

SPECIAL GUEST: Barry Ratzlaff, Executive Director, Hyundai Connected Car & BlueLink

All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; and Mike Austin, Popular Mechanics.

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AAH #235 – Ralph Gilles Lets the Hellcat Outta the Bag

March 28th, 2014 at 8:11pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Honda Civic is the #1 retail car in California — what happened to the Prius?
- Marco Rubio comes out in support of Tesla with other Republican governors in tow
- Rallye Monte-Carlo ZENN (Zero Emissions No Noise) — will fans attend a race without noise?

SPECIAL GUEST: Ralph Gilles, Chrysler/SRT
- What’s going on with Viper — yanking it from Le Mans, a shut down at the plant?

All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; and Frank Markus, Motor Trend.

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AAH #234 – Mose STILL Knows Engines

March 21st, 2014 at 3:31pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Viper plant shuts down for 15 weeks. Is Corvette the culprit?
- First impressions after seat time in the 2015 Chrysler 200.
- VW knows diesels, but where are the hybrids?
- Chip Ganassi Racing wins Sebring.

SPECIAL GUEST: Mose Nowland, Ford Racing Historian
- An inside look at 55 years of building race engines for Ford.

All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; and Jim McCraw, Society of Automotive Historians.

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AAH #233 – Chuck Thomas: Honda’s Cap’n Crunch

March 14th, 2014 at 4:50pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Our driving impressions on the newest products from Audi and GM.
- Nissan’s top marketing man, Simon Sproule, leaves to join Tesla.
- How has GM done in managing its ignition problems?

SPECIAL GUEST: Chuck Thomas, Chief Engineer Automotive Safety, Honda R&D Americas
- How did Honda get the jump on other automakers to beat the IIHS small overlap crash test?

All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; and Brent Snavely, Detroit Free Press

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AAH #232 – Water Your Diesel and Watch it Grow

March 7th, 2014 at 4:08pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Geneva auto show hits and misses.
- Cadillac’s anti-Occupy ad.

SPECIAL GUEST: Calvin Visser, Fierce Fuel Systems
- Can the answer to diesel’s woes be as simple as H2O?

All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; and Frank Markus, Motor Trend

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AAH #231 – Lincoln Rolls Large

February 28th, 2014 at 3:58pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- What’s the deal with Geneva? Do we really think “Switzerland = Automobile”?
- Overweight keychains lead to a massive GM recall.
- Detroit makes snubbed again by Consumer Reports.

SPECIAL GUEST: Elaine Bannon, Chief Engineer, Lincoln Navigator
- What’s next for the newly refreshed luxury SUV?

All that and more with Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press; and Keith Naughton, Bloomberg News

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