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The 2016 Acura NSX is Ready to Drive – Detroit Auto Show 2015

January 12th, 2015 at 3:18pm

Acura’s NSX supercar looks like it’s shredding asphalt standing still and we can’t wait to drive it. Luckily, it won’t be long because for the first time at any auto show, this car is the real deal, not just a concept. John McElroy squeezes all the details he can out of the car’s chief engineer including what sort of price tag we’ll see when it gets into customer hands later this year.

VW Cross Coupe GTE Concept is the CUV America Needs – Detroit Auto Show 2015

January 12th, 2015 at 2:42pm

Volkswagen keeps teasing us with the idea of a mid-size CUV, and the Cross Coupe GTE concept is the latest interpretation of what it MIGHT look like IF it were ever produced. Well, we think it’s all but certain. In his interview with John McElroy at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michael Horn, President & CEO of the Volkswagen Group of America, says the booming American economy has spoken and confirms where such a CUV would be manufactured and what powertrain options we’d see.

Saint-Gobain’s High-Tech, Ultra-Thin Glass – Detroit Auto Show 2015

January 12th, 2015 at 2:30pm

The company may have a rich legacy stretching back nearly 350 years, but Saint-Gobain is hard at work developing auto glass technologies that are every bit at home in the 21st century. Stephane Garcia, VP of Sales, Marketing & Projects for Saint-Gobain Sekurit, tells John McElroy what high-tech and lightweight windshields and sunroofs to look for when visiting the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

2016 Chevrolet Volt Goes Mainstream, Bolt is an EV for the Masses – Detroit Auto Show 2015

January 12th, 2015 at 12:41pm

The second generation of GM’s flagship electric vehicle has just been revealed at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The 2016 Chevrolet Volt is an all-new car featuring more mainstream styling and an electric-only range of 50 miles. Meanwhile, GM also unveiled the Bolt concept car, which is an electric CUV with a 200-mile range and which the company thinks could be sold at a very competitive $30,000.

Alfa Romeo Debuts a 4C Spider with Million-Dollar Attributes – Detroit Auto Show 2015

January 12th, 2015 at 11:44am

After much anticipation, the Alfa Romeo brand has returned to North America, and now it has revealed its second model, a convertible variant of its hot two-seater 4C. While the company isn’t releasing pricing, it doesn’t think customers will mind a drop-top premium since the car its based on is already a great value. Richard Cox, Director of Alfa Romeo North America, tells John when the 4C Spider will be in showrooms and even walks around a ultra-rare Grand Prix specimen.

AAH #271 – We Built This (ProMaster) City

January 9th, 2015 at 4:39pm

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- CES vs. NAIAS: Which is more important to the auto industry?
- Mercedes moving to Altanta, PSA out of Paris.
- Cadillac cuts CTS price: Enough for the suffering brand?

SPECIAL GUEST: Bob Hegbloom, Head of RAM Brand
- RAM says it’s the fastest growing truck brand in America. What will they do to keep that lead?
- PLUS: the RAM ProMaster City is in the studio, and we’ll learn a lot more about the cargo hauler.

All that and much more with John McElroy,; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Seyth Miersma,

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Coming Soon: Autoline on the Road from the North American International Auto Show in Detroit

January 9th, 2015 at 8:00am


Join John McElroy as he tours the floor of the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit! Autoline will be bringing you up-to-the-minute coverage of the latest reveals and biggest automotive newsmakers on January 12th and 13th!

Keep checking back throughout the week as we update with the most recent interviews and vehicle previews hot off the show floor. Just a few of the personalities and cars already scheduled to appear:

General Motors Executive Chief Engineer, Electrification Pam Fletcher
Jaguar Land Rover North America Director of Group Sales Ops. Andy Goss
VWoA President & CEO Michael Horn
Toyota Division Group VP & General Manager Bill Fay
Buick/GMC Vice President Duncan Aldred
Acura Chief Engineer & Large Project Leader, Acura NSX Ted Klaus
Lincoln Director, Product Development Scott Tobin
Lexus Group Vice President & General Manager Jeff Bracken
BMW Project Manager 6 Series/7 Series Kate Alini

Ongoing NAIAS Coverage
January 12th and 13th, 2015

Ford CEO Mark Fields on its Mobility Future – CES 2015

January 6th, 2015 at 8:37pm

Back in 2007 when Ford debuted its SYNC system at the Consumer Electronics Show it was a pioneering move for the company. Now, although it has the newest version of its infotainment juggernaut to show the world, the bigger news is mobility. Ford CEO Mark Fields calls it “innovation for a higher purpose.”

The Incredible, Uncrashable BMW and its Electronic Cocoon – CES 2015

January 6th, 2015 at 7:46pm

When we tell you the car BMW’s showing off at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show has a 360 degree “safety cocoon” try and erase the image of a 7 Series with padded walls. This modified i3 has an invisible cocoon and can also park itself. Werner Huber, Head of Driver Assistance for BMW Research, has all the details.

Mitsubishi Electric’s EMIRAI 2 Concept has a “Touchy” Steering Wheel – CES 2015

January 6th, 2015 at 6:21pm

The EMIRAI 2 concept from Mitsubishi Electric Automotive previews the cockpit of the future. Not only is the central display flanked by two rearview screens, the steering wheel is special too. You can pinch to zoom, swipe and much more. Plus, Doug Ray, Director of Audio, Video and Communications Systems for Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America explains there’s more than meets the public eye when it comes to the Consumer Electronics Show.