Design Walkaround: Fiat 500e

August 21st, 2013 at 8:01pm

The 500e is Fiat’s first plug-in electric vehicle and it hits the streets this summer. When it does you may notice a few unique styling bits over its gasoline counterpart.

Design Handbook – 2006 Chrysler Imperial Concept

August 20th, 2013 at 6:01pm

You know, sometimes car companies get a really good idea for a new vehicle and then stumble on the follow through. Jim Hall has one such case study from 2006 as we get into the “What Were They Thinking?” section of the Design Handbook. Here’s Jim.

Autoline LIVE from Woodward Ave. 2013

August 17th, 2013 at 11:16am

It’s the biggest one-day automotive event in the world and once again Autoline is back on the curb and ready to roll with the classics cruising up and down Michigan’s most famous avenue, Woodward. This year we’re welcoming a bevy of guests including Saad Chehab, Pres. & CEO of the Chrysler Brand; Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar; Ralph Gilles, Pres. & CEO of the SRT Brand and Motorsports; and Billy Gibbons, legendary ZZ Top guitarist and hot rod enthusiast.

AAH #206 – Electric Slide

August 9th, 2013 at 4:48pm

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Ferrari. Corvette. Porsche. All iconic, but who produces the best-designed sports car today? Our crack team of automotive experts will assemble their ultimate wishlist this week on AAH. But of course that isn’t all. We’ll also get into the biggest news and most pressing topics of the week. Chevy drops the price of the Volt by $5,000, but will it be enough to give EV sales a shot in the arm? Is the upcoming Mercedes-Benz S-Class the car of the future, today? Plus, the automotive industry’s best and brightest gathered in Traverse City this week; did they make any news or was it just more of the same? Joining host Peter De Lorenzo in studio is Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design and Production, Todd Lassa of Automobile and Jim Hall, host of Autoline Design Handbook.

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Coming Soon: Autoline LIVE from Woodward Ave.

August 8th, 2013 at 9:00am

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Mark your calendars for the biggest one-day automotive event in the world! Once again we’ll be back on the curb and ready to roll with the classics cruising up and down Michigan’s most famous avenue, Woodward. This year we’re welcoming a bevy of guests including Saad Chehab, Pres. & CEO of the Chrysler Brand; Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar; Ralph Gilles, Pres. & CEO of the SRT Brand and Motorsports; and Tony Michaels, Pres. & CEO of The Parade Company.

Get our full guest list and question form here or start sending your questions in now using Twitter! Just submit them with the hashtag #WoodwardLIVEChrysler.

LIVE Friday, August 16th
4PM ET/20:00 GMT

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Design Handbook – Tumblehome

August 2nd, 2013 at 8:01pm

We’re introducing a new segment called Design Handbook. It’s hosted by that encyclopedic automotive expert, Jim Hall. In each edition of Design Handbook, Jim will explore a new automotive design topic with insight into why cars look and function the way they do. For today’s installment, please turn to the “Design Terms” section of your Handbook. Here’s Jim.

AAH #205 – Bob Lutz’s “Icons and Idiots”

August 2nd, 2013 at 4:24pm

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If it exists in the automotive world, he’s got an opinion on it. And, he won’t be afraid to tell you what he really thinks. The man of the hour is the cigar-chomping, helicopter flying, car guy’s car guy Bob Lutz. He’s just recently been inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame and has authored a new book, “Icons and Idiots.” We’ll be picking his brain about the state of the automotive industry with no particular agenda in mind, but make no mistake, this will be a wide-ranging, engaging discussion with the man who couldn’t mince a word if he wanted to. Joining John McElroy in studio is co-host Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and Csaba Csere from the Valvefloat Group.

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