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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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AAH #328 – Toyota’s Fuel Cell Is Right Here

April 15th, 2016 at 10:29am

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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

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AAH #327 – Lessons in Luxury: From Cadillac to Tesla

April 8th, 2016 at 9:57am

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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.

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AAH #326 – Not Your Soccer Mom’s Minivan

April 1st, 2016 at 10:13am

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SPECIAL GUEST: Mike Downey, Chief Engineer, Chrysler Pacifica
- 2017 Chrysler Pacifica

UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Tesla to unveil Model 3. Bad for the Bolt?
- VW recalls EVs and gets hit by the FTC.
- Maybe they’re developing autonomous cars because they can’t get the headlights right.

All that and much more with hosts John McElroy of Autoline.tv and Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design & Production with guest panelist, Pete Bigelow of Autoblog.

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AAH #325 – 2 Hosts, 4 Guests, & 1 Big Apple

March 24th, 2016 at 2:46pm

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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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