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AAH #405 – How To Engineer A CUV

January 5th, 2018 at 9:46am

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TOPIC:
2018 Buick Enclave

SPECIAL GUEST:
Rick Spina, Executive Chief Engineer, Crossovers, General Motors

NEWS:
01:25 – 2018 Buick Enclave
32:25 – Call from The #DriveHome with Diane Fils-Schneider
38:31 – Softbank: Japanese telco to dominate autonomy?
46:08 – Dr. Data
49:36 – 2017 Sales: End of the party?

PANEL:
- John McElroy
, Autoline.tv
- Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production
- James Amend, WardsAuto.com

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AAH #404 – Tidings Of Discomfort & Joy

December 22nd, 2017 at 10:17am

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It’s a Very Merry After Hours!


 

A PEEK AT THE PRESENTS:
09:50 – Subaru
14:36 – Mary Barra
31:06 – Lyft
42:19 – Simon Sproule
43:20 – Kia Stinger
50:53 – Mark Allen, Jeep
1:02:15 – Autoline
1:02:53 – Kevin Hunter, Toyota

AND UNCOVERING THE COAL:

06:26 – Dodge Demon
21:55 – Elon Musk
28:21 – Uber
33:27 – Ford Chicago Plant
38:17 – UAW
52:50 – Mark Fields
58:32 – Takata

Watch Doctor Data’s holiday number at 39:50!
Bonus Panel Discussion starts at 01:07:30!

PANEL:
– John McElroy
, Autoline.tv
– Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production
– Mike Wayland, Automotive News
– Mike Martinez, Automotive News

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AAH #403 – What Did James Bond Drive? We Ask Mr. Aston Martin

December 15th, 2017 at 10:00am

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TOPIC: Aston Martin DB11
SPECIAL GUEST: Simon Sproule, VP & Chief Marketing Officer, Aston Martin

NEWS:
04:05 – Aston Martin Deep Dive

29:40 – Doctor Data
31:12 – Thor Semi: Just Another Pipe Dream?
46:26 – DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo & Valkyrie

PANEL:
– John McElroy
, Autoline.tv
– Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production
– Dave Sullivan, AutoPacific

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AAH #402 – Engineering Insights & Stories On The 2018 Mustang

December 7th, 2017 at 2:30pm

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TOPIC: 2018 Ford Mustang
01:07 – Carl Widdman, Mustang Chief Engineer; Tom Barnes, Mustang Engineer
25:36 – Mark Schaller, Mustang Marketing Manager
36:46 – Panel Discussion

PANEL:
– John McElroy
, Autoline.tv
– Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production
– Roman Mica, TFLCar.com
– Nik Miles, OurAutoExpert.com

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Dealer Strategies For Managing Used Car Inventory & Remarketing – Autoline Spotlight Episode 3

December 4th, 2017 at 3:00pm

Automakers have been very successful leasing cars to customers. Maybe too successful. Today, so many millions of cars are coming off lease every year that dealers face a big challenge in how to remarket them. CPO programs have been very valuable. So is the growing acceptance of online auctions. But has the time come for the automakers and dealers to start leasing used cars? The panel discusses various strategies that dealers could use to turn their used car inventory faster.

PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Steve Kapusta, Ally; George Glassman, Glassman Automotive Group; Steve Finlay, WardsAuto

Moving Land Rover Forward Is All About The Design Details – LA Auto Show 2017

November 30th, 2017 at 6:18pm

The key to moving Land Rover more upscale, making it more capable, and motivating more people to buy one is through design. Gerry McGovern, the design director and chief creative officer at LR, takes us through the specific styling details he’s using to take the brand’s on a “journey of transition.”

Bollinger B1 Is One Serious Electric SUV – LA Auto Show 2017

November 30th, 2017 at 4:52pm

Simple, super rugged, and pure electric. The B1 tests the waters for a low volume, American made, hard-core off-road vehicle. Jeff Holland, the head of marketing, tells us what this vehicle is all about.

All New Jeep Wrangler Is An Instant Icon – LA Auto Show 2017

November 30th, 2017 at 4:11pm

The Wrangler is the most important model in Jeep’s lineup. It is the brand. And we don’t get an all new one very often. Mike Manley, the head of the Jeep brand, talks about the importance the new Wrangler means for Jeep’s worldwide ambitions.

Lexus RX 350 Responds To The Demands Of Its Guests – LA Auto Show 2017

November 30th, 2017 at 3:44pm

Not only is the RX 350 the best selling Lexus, it’s the leader in its segment. And Lexus wants to keep it that way. So it’s giving it’s customers, or rather it’s “guests,” the extra room they’ve been asking for. Meet the L version which adds a third row.

BMW Sees Dealers And Electrification As Its Key To Recovery – LA Auto Show 2017

November 30th, 2017 at 3:27pm

It’s been a tough year for BMW. It’s lost more market share than any other luxury brand in the American market. That’s why BMW North America has a new president and CEO. Bernhard Kuhnt talks about how his dealers and the company’s massive push into electrification is going to turn that around.