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Hyundai Goes Sporty, Upscale and Versatile – Frankfurt Motor Show 2017

September 12th, 2017 at 4:26pm

Hyundai unveiled three cars at the Frankfurt show, all aimed at different buyers. The i30 N is a track-ready hot hatch. The i30 Fastback moves the model line more upscale. And the Kona gets Hyundai into the B-segment for crossovers for the first time.

Keep On T-ROCing – Frankfurt Motor Show 2017

September 12th, 2017 at 3:24pm

With a world going mad for crossovers, VW unleashes it’s smallest one yet. And yet it’s not that small. The T-Roc has a footprint identical to the VW Golf. It also offers what crossover buyers are looking for: a higher seating position, greater versatility and more room.

Bentley Stays True to Continental GT Styling – Frankfurt Motor Show 2017

September 12th, 2017 at 2:48pm

Bentley completely redesigned the Continental GT, yet stayed true to its predecessor’s iconic styling. How did it pull that off? By nailing the proportions and highlighting the character lines in a new way thanks to using super forming in the manufacturing process.

Mellow Yellow Means You Plug It In – Frankfurt Motor Show 2017

September 12th, 2017 at 2:14pm

To the untrained eye it’s just another Mini, but subtle design details show that this one is electric. No, it’s not just the sealed off grille. Here’s a hint: look for the yellow highlights.

Creating New Iconic Details for BMW Design – Frankfurt Motor Show 2017

September 12th, 2017 at 2:01pm

The i Vision concept is all about exploring where BMW can go with its styling. Say goodbye to the Hofmeister kink. Say hello to a new interpretation of the kidney grille, which is now a housing for sensors. And check out that DLO!

The (Future) King of Bling – Frankfurt Motor Show 2017

September 12th, 2017 at 1:41pm

BMW is stepping into the full-size SUV segment with the 3-row X7. It’s all about presence and prestige, and the secret to the design is in its subtle details. This concept demonstrates what’s coming to showrooms in 2018.

AAH #391 – Autonomous Pizza, Hurricane Harvey, & The Nissan Pao

September 1st, 2017 at 10:16am

Audio-only version:

NEWS:
02:03 – 1989 Nissan Pao
08:30 – 80′s Cars Becoming Classics
23:32 – Phone Call: Modern Station Wagons
32:18 – Doctor Data
37:58 – Are pizza delivery driver jobs at risk?
50:40 – What will Harvey’s impact be on auto?
55:41 – Cummins electric semi: done with diesel?

PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Joe White, Reuters; Chris Paukert, Roadshow by CNET

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37 Seconds with the 2017 Lexus IS200t F Sport

August 30th, 2017 at 10:00am



Vehicle: 2017 Lexus IS200t F Sport
Price (as driven): $42,320

AAH #390 – HCCI Spells Efficient Engines

August 25th, 2017 at 11:12am

Audio-only version:

Topic: Nautilus
03:30 – SPECIAL GUEST: Matthew Riley, CEO, Nautilus HCCI

NEWS:
30:15 – Doctor Data – Oil
33:15 – VW’s Retro EV Minivan: Back to the Future
36:52 – Ford Says Millennials Drive Like Their Parents
41:32 – Fleet Side of Market Causing Slowdown
46:05 – Hyundai Sonata vs. Toyota Camry
48:35 – Hyundai Gives in to Pickup Demand to Pick Up Its Sales
52:05 – 2018 Volvo XC60 Walkaround
58:00 – Rapid Fire Viewer Questions

PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Drew Winter, WardsAuto.com

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37 Seconds with the 2017 Bentley Bentayga

August 23rd, 2017 at 10:00am



Vehicle: 2017 Bentley Bentayga
Price (as driven): $264,215