First Drive – Chevy Corvette Stingray

October 10th, 2013 at 7:01am

I’m sure by now most of us have seen the new Corvette Stingray and come up with our own thoughts and opinions about the car, but not many of us have had the chance to drive one. So when we got the chance, we had to ask… what were Chevrolet’s goals, in terms of handling, when engineering this new car?

Nissan 360 Event

October 9th, 2013 at 8:01pm

As you might’ve heard, Nissan is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year and, at least for one month this summer, it’s combining that birthday with a unique thirty day event in Southern California spotlighting its global vehicle line.

Autoline Garage – The Case of the Missing Dipstick

October 9th, 2013 at 7:01am

Automakers and dealers would strongly deny that they want to squeeze every last penny out of you that they can, but sometimes actions speak louder than words. Like in a previous Autoline Garage Sean McElroy told you about spare tires disappearing, well did you know on some of these $30,000 to $40,000 vehicles the transmission dipstick is disappearing as well?

2014 Infiniti Q50 Design Walkaround

October 8th, 2013 at 8:01pm

Infiniti recently introduced its all-new rear-drive sedan, the Q50. Here’s a look at the exterior design elements of the car.

Fiat 500e and Leader Dogs

October 4th, 2013 at 8:01pm

Electric cars can pose a problem for pedestrians and especially blind people because they are so quiet. Recently we learned how the engineers working on the Fiat 500e went about coming up with a solution.

AAH #213 – How Cadillac’s Making its Cars Lighter than BMW

October 4th, 2013 at 4:41pm

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Is the golden age of horsepower nearly at an end with new fuel economy standards on the horizon? Not if Dave Leone, Executive Chief Engineer of GM Performance Luxury Vehicles, has anything to say about it. Mr. Leone will be stopping by the studio with a new Cadillac CTS in tow, and we’ll be pressing him for all the fuel-saving secrets used in engineering the new sedan. Plus, we’ll be getting into some hot topics of the moment. Have you seen “Rush” yet? John McElroy has, and we’ll get his impressions. And, we’ll apply some analysis to September sales results. All that and much more as John is joined by co-host Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and Lindsay Brooke from SAE.

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smart fortwo EV

October 4th, 2013 at 7:01am

Daimler recently introduced the new electric version of the smart fortwo. While it still looks the same, underneath, the car is all-new. Here’s Autoline daily correspondent Seamus McElroy with a look at what’s new.

Pioneer AppRadio3

October 3rd, 2013 at 8:01pm

If your vehicle is a couple years old, there’s a good chance that the technology in your center stack feels ancient compared to the phone in your pocket. Pioneer Electronics recently stopped by the Autoline studios to demo its latest aftermarket audio unit, called the AppRadio 3. Plugging in your smart phone allows the capacitive touch screen to access the apps, GPS and data connection on your device. Here’s Ted Cardenas, the vice president of marketing for Pioneer’s car division.

Autoline Garage – Air Filter Design

October 3rd, 2013 at 7:01am

Back in the good-ole-days, changing a car’s air filter meant little more than undoing a wing nut, popping the top cover off the housing and swapping out the filter itself, but that’s no longer the case. Here’s Sean McElroy with how newer filter designs can be real frustrating and cost a lot more money.

2014 Jaguar F-Type Interior Design

October 2nd, 2013 at 8:01pm

The distinctively styled Jaguar F-TYPE is a thoroughly modern take on the traditional British sports car. Here’s an up close look at all the interior design elements of the car.