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AAH #363 – Engineering The Lincoln Continental

February 3rd, 2017 at 10:36am

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NEWS TOPICS:
01:27 - Exploring the new Lincoln Continental with the Chief Engineer
34:27 - Dr. Data
36:55 - Sales: Have Crossovers Killed the Sedan?
43:17 - Robert Davis reassigned at Mazda, management shakeup at BMW NA
50:36 - Lynk & Co.: Sales Model of the Future or Daewoo Revisited?
57:04 - 24 Hours of Daytona
1:02:04 - Bosch & VW: Bet They Wished They’d Used SCR

SPECIAL GUEST: Mike Celentino, Chief Engineer, Lincoln Continental

PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, AD&P; Michelle Krebs, Autotrader.com

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AAH #362 – Chevy Colorado Takes Z High Road

January 27th, 2017 at 10:58am

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NEWS TOPICS:
01:27 - Chevy’s all-new mountain climber, the Colorado ZR2
30:20 - Dr. Data gets artsy
35:30 - Ford: Aftermarket Parts & Apple Retail Hire
45:10 - Tesla: NHTSA Says Operator Error
53:00 - NAFTA: Watch What You Wish For

SPECIAL GUEST: Anita Burke, Chief Engineer, Chevy ZR2

PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, AD&P; Chris Paukert, Roadshow by CNET

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AAH #361 – When Car Shows Clash

January 19th, 2017 at 2:30pm

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00:01 - Important message from John McElroy
02:09 - David Madeira and the LeMay classic car drive to the Detroit Auto Show
15:20 - NAIAS vs. CES discussion

For the second straight year, the LeMay Museum of Tacoma, WA and the North American International Auto Show teamed up to drive three classic cars to the Detroit Auto Show. LeMay CEO David Madeira is our guest from the floor of the auto show to explain why they tempt fate, and winter weather, to bring these beauties to Detroit.

And don’t miss our panel’s discussion on the Game of Thrones-like civil war going on between CES and NAIAS. Two important auto shows just days apart in January are driving journalists to have to make a choice between the two, which means someone is going to lose out on coverage.

SPECIAL GUEST: David Madeira, President & CEO, LeMay Museum

PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, AD&P; Murray Feldman, CBS Radio Detroit; Karl Brauer, Kelley Blue Book

 
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The Business of Autonomy – NAIAS 2017

January 13th, 2017 at 11:41am

All kinds of companies are jumping on the autonomous bandwagon. But what are their business plans, and how are automakers going to work with their suppliers to develop the technology? Will the OEMs bring it all in-house or buy turn-key systems from suppliers? Jeff Klei shares his insight of how Continental sees this rolling out.

Beyond 2025/Globalization of Innovation – Autoline Supplier Symposium 2017 – Day Two

January 12th, 2017 at 2:39pm

Join John McElroy as he moderates panels organized by groups such as CAR and The Consulate General of Japan in Detroit.

Guests Include:
Greg Hamel, Director of Business Strategy & Indirect Purchasing, Ford
Jay Baron, President, Center for Automotive Research
Sandra McClelland, Sales Development Manager, Solvay Specialty Products
MaryAnn Wright, Group VP, Technology & Industry Relations, Johnson Controls Power
Mr. Mitsuhiro Wada, The Consul General of Japan in Detroit
Doug Patton, Executive VP, Engineering Division & CTO, DENSO International America, Inc.
John Clark, President of North American Sales Division, Aisin World Corp of America

Supplier Outlook/Building Talent Pool – Autoline Supplier Symposium 2017 – Day One

January 11th, 2017 at 6:37pm

Join John McElroy as he moderates panels organized by groups such as OESA and SME.

Guests Include:
Burt Jordan, VP Global Vehicle and Powertrain Purchasing & Supplier Diversity, Ford
Charles Chesbrough, Executive Director – Strategy, Research and Senior Economist, OESA
Ken Hopkins, President and CEO, NEAPCO Holdings LLC
Lon Offenbacher, CEO and President, INTEVA Products
Elizabeth Griffith, Director of Engineering, GM Global at Faurecia Interiors
Grahame Burrow, President, Magna Exteriors
Jeannine Kunz, VP of Tooling U at SME

BMW 5 Series is About Choice – NAIAS 2017

January 10th, 2017 at 2:33pm

BMW just introduced the new 5 Series sedan. Of course it’s instantly recognizable as BMW with its twin-kidney grille, but the car gets a number of new technologies as well. It features gesture controls, an upgraded voice recognition system and semi-autonomous driving capability just to name a few. While BMW is known as The Ultimate Driving machine, the company says the autonomous features are for those times you’re stuck in traffic and don’t really enjoy driving anyway. But it’s all about choice for BMW customers. We also take time to discuss BMW’s EV future and a couple of new models coming to the X model range.

Lexus Ups the LS’ Game – NAIAS 2017

January 10th, 2017 at 1:35pm

The LS sedan started it all for Lexus back in 1989. Today at the Detroit auto show the brand is showing off the 5th-generation of the car. It truly is an all-new LS. Not even one bolt carries over from the previous model. It also features the latest interpretation of the automaker’s spindle grille, the most expressive yet. Just to give you an idea of how detailed it is, the grille has more than 5,000 individually designed elements.

Kia Stinger: Don’t Have to Explain Beauty – NAIAS 2017

January 10th, 2017 at 12:40pm

Kia is not known for performance, but that could change with the all-new Stinger. It’s a rear-wheel drive sports sedan with bold styling. When it hits the market later this year it will have two engine options, the top of the line being a twin turbo 3.3L V6 that pumps out 365-horsepower. Kia’s COO and Executive VP, Michael Sprague says, “you don’t have to explain beauty,” if someone questions why you bought a Stinger.

Mopar Celebrates Its 80th – NAIAS 2017

January 10th, 2017 at 11:56am

The Mopar brand was founded in 1937 and made antifreeze. It has come a long way since then. Mopar operates in 150 countries, employs 7,000 people and has served 70 million customers. Here at the Detroit auto show it’s showcasing a number of specialty parts and a few very unique machines.