Faurecia Seat Technology

January 7th, 2013 at 7:01am

Faurecia is one of the largest automotive suppliers in the world. Based in France, the company specializes in making interior components for cars, especially seats. Michael Miner, the manager of product planning at Faurecia Seating recently showed Autoline a future seat design that it’s showing to automakers.

Carbon Revolution’s Market Strategy

January 6th, 2013 at 7:01am

Jake Dingle is the CEO of Carbon Revolution. In the following clip he explains how they are going to market their carbon fiber wheels, and where they think they can take this company in the long term.

Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force

January 5th, 2013 at 7:01am

At last month’s LA Auto Show, Mercedes took the wraps off a wild looking concept called the Ener-G-Force. John McElroy spoke with Dan Barile from Mercedes, to find out what this crazy looking machine is all about.

AAH #177 – Forecast 2013: Cars are set to Soar

January 4th, 2013 at 2:43pm

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Well, it would appear we’ve survived both the Mayan apocalypse and the fiscal cliff, but how will the auto industry fare in 2013? To help us answer that question we’ve invited Anthony Pratt, Director of Forecasting Americas for Polk. In keeping with our New Year’s theme, our panelists will be discussing the resolutions the automotive world should adopt in 2013. Plus, we’ll get into the recent news including the promotion of Kia designer Peter Schreyer to Group President at Hyundai-Kia. Joining John McElroy in studio is co-host Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, as well as Ed Lapham from Automotive News.

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BMW i3 Exterior Design

January 4th, 2013 at 7:01am

Benoit Jacob is the head of design for BMW i, the name of the brand BMW chose for its electric cars. At the recent LA Auto Show John McElroy asked Benoit to show him the highlights of the exterior styling on the i3 electric.

Ford’s 1.0 EcoBoost

January 3rd, 2013 at 7:01am

Autoline Daily correspondent Sean McElroy takes a look Ford’s award-winning 3-cylinder engine in the 2013 Fiesta. Watch to see the technology Ford put into the engine that helped them win its award.

Mazda’s Diesel Racing Effort

January 2nd, 2013 at 7:01am

Audi has been incredibly successful racing diesel engines in long distance races. Same with Peugeot. And now Mazda is about to do the same thing. John McElroy recently ran into John Doonan, director of Motorsports for Mazda North America, to talk about the company’s latest effort.

Lexus’ New Styling Look

January 1st, 2013 at 7:01am

The new styling look coming out of Lexus, especially with what they call the spindle grille has been pretty controversial. John McElroy recently caught up with the head of Lexus to talk about the public’s reaction to what they’re doing.