LIVE Webcast with Hal Sperlich, Former President of Chrysler

November 9th, 2009 at 12:52pm

Don’t miss our evening with Automotive Industry Hall-of-Famer Hal Sperlich — one of the greatest product planners ever — on this week’s Autoline After Hours.

Over his career Hal’s given us everything from the Mustang and Fiesta from his days at Ford … to the K-cars and minivans at Chrysler. And Thursday night he’ll give us his opinion on where this industry is right now and where he thinks it’s going.

That’s Nov. 12th, Thursday at 7PM ET — Autoline After Hours with former Chrysler President Hal Sperlich. Get your questions ready for the man whose influence is still seen on the road today. See you then.

AAH #31 – My Tank is FULL!

November 6th, 2009 at 4:04pm


Download MP3

(Archived video and chat discussion after the jump below)

Could more news have been crammed into one week? Hardly. GM decides to keep Opel, Ford posts a billion-dollar profit and Toyota gets in trouble with NHTSA. All that, plus the After Hours guys are all whipped after a nine-hour marathon press conference at Chrysler. So what does Fiat’s wizkid have up his sleeve? Find out in today’s show as John McElroy is joined by regulars Peter De Lorenzo the Autoextremist and David Welch of BusinessWeek as well as guest panelist Paul Eisenstein from TheDetroitBureau.com.

Subscribe to the free podcast version of Autoline After Hours:

Thanks to our partner WardsAuto.com for embedding tonight’s episode of AAH!
continue reading »

INSTANT IMPRESSION – Porsche Panamera Design

November 5th, 2009 at 10:22am


Runtime 0:54

By now you may have heard the story that Porsche’s former CEO decreed that he be able to sit comfortably in the rear of the new Panamera. Whether true or not, the result is a roomy back seat. But with that comes a major design dilemma, which Porsche solved by creating a first for the industry.

INSTANT IMPRESSION: Driving the Audi S5

November 4th, 2009 at 9:45am


Runtime 0:32

We’ve established that the Audi S5 is a looker on the outside, but what’s the story where it really counts? Behind the wheel it’s equally gorgeous with a terrific engine note worth every cent of its guzzler tax.