How Mark Hogan Ended Up at Toyota

June 5th, 2013 at 7:01am

How did a former executive from General Motors end up on the board of directors at Toyota? John McElroy explains the interesting story.

First Look: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

June 4th, 2013 at 7:01am

The SRT version of the Grand Cherokee may look similar to the regular one but under the hood it’s completely different. Here’s Autoline Daily correspondent Seamus McElroy with a look at what’s new for the 2014 Grand Cherokee SRT and how it’s helping attract new customers to Jeep.

2014 Mazda6 Design Walkaround

June 3rd, 2013 at 7:01am

Mazda’s Director of Design in North America goes over the styling changes the company made for the new 2014 Mazda6.

How Jaguar’s Marketing is All Wrong

June 2nd, 2013 at 7:01am

We all know Jaguar, right? Classic British car company. Fantastic historical relevance with its beautiful D-Type racers and the vaunted XK 120 sports car. It’s now ready to capture the imagination of the consumer public once again with its expressive F-TYPE sports car. But that’s not what will happen, because the strategic thinking behind the marketing is wrong on so many levels.

AAH #198 – Automotive Telematics for the Masses

June 1st, 2013 at 10:42am

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According to data by Nielsen, a full 55.5% of Americans are clicking away on the mini-keyboards of their smart phones. Of course, that may just be the reason youngsters aren’t as enamored with cars as previous generations. How nice then, that Delphi is doing its part to bring cars and handheld technology together in harmony. This week’s guest is Delphi Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President Jeff Owens. We’ll be asking him about how the company is putting vehicle diagnostic technology in the hands of consumers as well as the company’s efforts to make direct injection a quiet process. Per usual we’ll also tap into the news of the week: Ford says it knows why utility vehicles are such a hot seller, Better Place goes bankrupt and one company predicts a fuel cell bonanza by 2030. Joining John McElroy in studio is co-host Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design & Production.

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First Look: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

June 1st, 2013 at 7:01am

Jeep just launched a significant refresh of the Grand Cherokee. The styling for the 2014 model remains fairly similar, there are a few updates to the exterior and interior design, but for the most part all the big changes are under the skin. Here’s Autoline Daily correspondent Seamus McElroy with what’s new.