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Autoline After Hours #331 – Honda Ridgeline: The Un-Truck, Truck

May 12th, 2016 at 2:51pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION: The growing truck market & the new Honda Ridgeline. Guests include members of the Honda Ridgeline team plus News and Truck Talk on location from San Antonio, TX with our hosts & panel.

SPECIAL GUESTS:
Jeff Conrad, SVP & GM Honda Sales
Kerry McClure, Ridgeline Chief Engineer
Jim Loftus, Ridgeline’s Performance Lead

All that and much more with hosts John McElroy of Autoline.tv and Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design & Production along with special guest panelists auto analyst Joe Phillippi from Auto Trends and auto historian Ken Gross.

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AAH #330 – Don Panoz, DeltaWing, & Le Mans

May 5th, 2016 at 2:45pm

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SPECIAL GUEST: Don Panoz, DeltaWing Technology Group

UP FOR DISCUSSION:- A special talk with Don Panoz: the man who gave the world the nicotine patch and then became the motorsports legend you may never have heard of.

All that and much more with co-hosts John McElroy of Autoline.tv & Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design & Production, with guest panelist Todd Lassa from Automobile.

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Cadillac Tailored to Young Luxury – Beijing 2016

April 25th, 2016 at 4:46pm

Dean Sciole is the Brand Director of Cadillac China. He talks with John McElroy about how Cadillac is tailoring itself to the young luxury buyers of China, who average about 35-years of age. With a luxury buyer that young, you obviously can’t market a Cadillac the same you would in the U.S. Take a moment to find out how Cadillac is tackling the situation.

Ford Takes the Raptor to China – Beijing 2016

April 25th, 2016 at 4:12pm

John Lawler is the Chairman and CEO of Ford of China. He talks with John McElroy about how its performance vehicles are helping to sell everyday vehicles. And, as a bit of a surprise, Ford is bringing the Raptor to China, which will round out its performance lineup in the country.

Geely: Nurtured Style – Beijing 2016

April 25th, 2016 at 3:34pm

Peter Horbury is the Executive Vice President of Design for Geely. He talks with John McElroy about how he has worked to create a brand identity for Geely. And one of those creations is the Emgrand GS, which is on display at the 2016 Beijing Auto Show.

VW Steps Up Its Luxury Game – Beijing 2016

April 25th, 2016 at 1:58pm

Dr. Elmar Licharz is the VP of Mid & Fullsize Product for Volkswagen. He talks with John McElroy about the Brand’s all-new full-size SUV concept, called the T-Prime Concept GTE. Not only does it hint at future Volkswagen SUV design but it also shows off new technology, like its large button-less curved touchscreen that merges the instrument cluster and infotainment display into one.

Jeep Takes China by Storm – Beijing 2016

April 25th, 2016 at 1:32pm

Mike Manley is the Head of the Jeep and Ram brands for FCA. He talks with John McElroy on how it’s going to grow the Jeep brand in China. It’s a little late to the game in the country, but its sales growth has well outpaced the overall market.

Chery Design: Present & Future – Beijing 2016

April 25th, 2016 at 1:05pm

James Hope is the Executive Director of Corporate Design at Chery Automotive. He talks with John McElroy about the Brand’s newest crossover, called the Tiggo 7 and an autonomous concept that hints at future design. With the Tiggo 7 and what’s to come, Chery believes it can go toe-to-toe with any of the foreign brands that are currently dominating the Chinese market.

Coming Soon: Autoline on the Road from the 2016 Beijing Auto Show

April 22nd, 2016 at 4:31pm

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Next Week! Join John McElroy as he visits the 2016 Beijing Auto Show in China! Here are a few of the personalities already scheduled to appear:

Volkswagen VP, Mid & Full-Size Product Dr. Licharz
Chery Executive Director, Corporate Design James Hope
Ford Chairman & CEO, Ford of China John Lawler
FCA Global COO, Asia-Pacific Region, Head of Jeep & Ram Mike Manley
Cadillac Brand Director, China Dean Sciole
Geely Executive VP, Design Peter Horbury
Acura Global Creative, Director Dave Marek

Ongoing Beijing Coverage
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AAH #329 – The Sportage Life

April 21st, 2016 at 2:45pm

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SPECIAL GUEST: Orth Hedrick, VP, Product Planning, KIA Motors America

UP FOR DISCUSSION:

- Kia Sportage
- VW goes luxury in Beijing
- Faraday Future rolls dice in Vegas
- Sibling Mileage Squabble – Cruze v. Volt
- New Mercedes Battery Car?

All that and much more with host Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design & Production with guest panelists Stephanie Brinley, IHS Automotive and Dave Sullivan, AutoPacific.

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