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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
SPECIAL GUEST:Jackie Birdsall, Senior Engineer, Toyota Mirai
UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Vehicle - The flag drops for orders of the Ford GT - VW Executives are lighter in the wallet - GM and Ford Campuses of the future - Ford tests its autonomous car at night
All that and much more with hosts John McElroy of Autoline.tv and Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design & Production with guest panelist, Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press
SPECIAL GUEST: Paul Spadafora, Chief Engineer, Cadillac XT5 2017 Cadillac XT5 in studio
UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Cadillac’s new CUV, the XT5 - Tesla Model 3: Savior or Scam? - VW diesels hurting other OEM diesel sales
All that and much more with hosts John McElroy of Autoline.tv and Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design & Production with guest panelist, Michelle Krebs from Autotrader plus a special phone-in report on Tesla from Anton Wahlman of SeekingAlpha.com.
UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- The New York Auto Show’s Hits & Misses including:
- The Lincoln Navigator 3-step!
- A Prius Finally Ready for Prime Time?
- Face Lifts for Acura & Buick…and much more.
SPECIAL EAST COAST PANEL: Lauren Fix, The Car Coach; Dan Gray, Autobytel; Tim Stevens, CNET; Mike Spinelli, The Drive
Join hosts John McElroy of Autoline.tv and Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design & Production for AAH at the Toyota LIVE Stage in New York’s Javits Center.
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