00:01 -Important message from John McElroy 02:09 - David Madeira and the LeMay classic car drive to the Detroit Auto Show 15:20 -NAIAS vs. CES discussion
For the second straight year, the LeMay Museum of Tacoma, WA and the North American International Auto Show teamed up to drive three classic cars to the Detroit Auto Show. LeMay CEO David Madeira is our guest from the floor of the auto show to explain why they tempt fate, and winter weather, to bring these beauties to Detroit.
And don’t miss our panel’s discussion on the Game of Thrones-like civil war going on between CES and NAIAS. Two important auto shows just days apart in January are driving journalists to have to make a choice between the two, which means someone is going to lose out on coverage.
SPECIAL GUEST: David Madeira, President & CEO, LeMay Museum
PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, AD&P; Murray Feldman, CBS Radio Detroit; Karl Brauer, Kelley Blue Book
All kinds of companies are jumping on the autonomous bandwagon. But what are their business plans, and how are automakers going to work with their suppliers to develop the technology? Will the OEMs bring it all in-house or buy turn-key systems from suppliers? Jeff Klei shares his insight of how Continental sees this rolling out.
Join John McElroy as he moderates panels organized by groups such as CAR and The Consulate General of Japan in Detroit.
Guests Include: Greg Hamel, Director of Business Strategy & Indirect Purchasing, Ford Jay Baron, President, Center for Automotive Research Sandra McClelland, Sales Development Manager, Solvay Specialty Products MaryAnn Wright, Group VP, Technology & Industry Relations, Johnson Controls Power Mr. Mitsuhiro Wada, The Consul General of Japan in Detroit Doug Patton, Executive VP, Engineering Division & CTO, DENSO International America, Inc. John Clark, President of North American Sales Division, Aisin World Corp of America
Join John McElroy as he moderates panels organized by groups such as OESA and SME.
Guests Include: Burt Jordan, VP Global Vehicle and Powertrain Purchasing & Supplier Diversity, Ford Charles Chesbrough, Executive Director – Strategy, Research and Senior Economist, OESA Ken Hopkins, President and CEO, NEAPCO Holdings LLC Lon Offenbacher, CEO and President, INTEVA Products Elizabeth Griffith, Director of Engineering, GM Global at Faurecia Interiors Grahame Burrow, President, Magna Exteriors Jeannine Kunz, VP of Tooling U at SME
BMW just introduced the new 5 Series sedan. Of course it’s instantly recognizable as BMW with its twin-kidney grille, but the car gets a number of new technologies as well. It features gesture controls, an upgraded voice recognition system and semi-autonomous driving capability just to name a few. While BMW is known as The Ultimate Driving machine, the company says the autonomous features are for those times you’re stuck in traffic and don’t really enjoy driving anyway. But it’s all about choice for BMW customers. We also take time to discuss BMW’s EV future and a couple of new models coming to the X model range.
The LS sedan started it all for Lexus back in 1989. Today at the Detroit auto show the brand is showing off the 5th-generation of the car. It truly is an all-new LS. Not even one bolt carries over from the previous model. It also features the latest interpretation of the automaker’s spindle grille, the most expressive yet. Just to give you an idea of how detailed it is, the grille has more than 5,000 individually designed elements.
Kia is not known for performance, but that could change with the all-new Stinger. It’s a rear-wheel drive sports sedan with bold styling. When it hits the market later this year it will have two engine options, the top of the line being a twin turbo 3.3L V6 that pumps out 365-horsepower. Kia’s COO and Executive VP, Michael Sprague says, “you don’t have to explain beauty,” if someone questions why you bought a Stinger.
The Mopar brand was founded in 1937 and made antifreeze. It has come a long way since then. Mopar operates in 150 countries, employs 7,000 people and has served 70 million customers. Here at the Detroit auto show it’s showcasing a number of specialty parts and a few very unique machines.
So often we question why a concept car looks the way it does, so it’s nice to get the story right from the people that really know. We talk with Alfonso Albaisa, Infiniti’s Executive Design Director about the company’s newest “concept” vehicle, the QX50. We say “concept” because this is very close to what the production version will look like. On the outside, you could say it’s a cousin to the Q60, but with a more commanding presence. On the inside, it doesn’t scream at you, but it has an interesting story to tell. In the end Infiniti hopes to have a vehicle that people want to open the door and drive.
Everyone wants to be on top. But when you’re on top, it’s on you to stay there. One way to do that is to keep things fresh and just a few years after introducing the all-new F-150 it’s getting a noticeable update. There’s a new face up front as well as a reworked rear end. Less noticeable is the host of new safety tech and a few new powertrain options, the biggest news being that the F-150 will get a 3.0L diesel option. But that’s not all Ford is doing to keep things fresh. We also talk about the new Ranger and Bronco for the American market.