AAH #395 – Wall Street Loves The OEMs Again

October 13th, 2017 at 10:54am

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NEWS:
03:15 – Auto stocks back in fashion
12:20 – Could FCA sell Jeep?
14:03 – Ford’s Wall Street Presentation
19:58 – Mass recharging in a city… is it possible?
31:12 – Doctor Data
33:05 – Canadian Equinox Plant on Strike
43:05 – Volt sales decline as Bolt EV sales increase
51:50 – GM Buys a LiDAR Company: Why?
57:30 – Who will have the first EV Minivan?

PANEL: Gary Vasilash, AD&P; Keith Naughton, Bloomberg.com; Jeff Gilbert, CBS Radio; Sam Abuelsamid, Navigant Research

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AAH #394 – Mazda’s Xtreme Engine

October 6th, 2017 at 10:00am

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02:00 – TOPIC: Mazda’s SKYACTIV-X
GUEST: Robert Davis, Senior Vice President, Mazda North America

NEWS:
29:36 – Takata
Airbags
37:10 – Doctor Data
40:50 – Ford’s Plan to Get Fit
47:05 – GM Going Electric
52:36 – Dodge Demon
55:55 – Buick Enclave Avenir
1:00:08 – Are EVs realistic?
1:07:06 – Sales: Is it All Harvey & Irma?
1:08:26 – How’s That Model 3, Elon?

PANEL: Gary Vasilash, AD&P; Mike Austin, Hagerty; Todd Lassa, Automobile

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37 Seconds with the 2017 Jaguar F-PACE

October 4th, 2017 at 10:00am



Vehicle: 2017 Jaguar F-PACE
Price (as driven): $55,000

AAH #393 – Talkin’ Tiguan

September 29th, 2017 at 10:07am

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TOPIC: 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
GUEST: Jeffrey Ng, Product Manager, VW Tiguan

NEWS:
05:422018 VW Tiguan
34:40 BMW Adds Alexa: The Ultimate Shopping Machine?
42:29Toyota Debuts Smarter Autonomous Test Vehicle
49:03 – Is Ford Giving Lyft a Boost?
58:09 – Will Dyson Suck Up Tesla Customers?

PANEL: Gary Vasilash, AD&P; Frank Markus, Motor Trend; Scott Burgess, Autoblog.com

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37 Seconds with the 2017 Nissan Murano

September 27th, 2017 at 10:00am



Vehicle: 2017 Nissan Murano
Price (as driven): $45,000

AAH #392 – Traversing Chevy’s Crossover Lineup

September 22nd, 2017 at 10:11am

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TOPIC: 2018 Chevrolet Traverse SPECIAL
GUEST: Rick Spina, Executive Chief Engineer, GM Crossovers

NEWS:
02:20 – 2018 Chevrolet Traverse
35:15 – Impressions from Frankfurt Motor Show 2017
38:50 – China dropping JV for EVs?
40:10 – Tesla vs. Caddy: Plug-in EV showdown
41:05 – EV infrastructure challenges
47:45 – Self-driving in Pittsburgh Uber Volvos

PANEL: John McElroy
, Autoline.tv; Henry Payne, The Detroit News; Stephanie Brinley, IHS Markit

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Selling GAP Insurance and Service Contracts – Autoline Spotlight Episode 1

September 21st, 2017 at 10:00am

Automotive retailers have an opportunity to boost their revenue by educating car buyers on the advantages of GAP insurance and service contracts. This discussion covers those opportunities as well as strategies and ideas of how to get this done.

PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Doug Timmerman, Ally; George Glassman, Glassman Automotive Group; Steve Finlay, Wards Auto

37 Seconds with the 2017 Toyota 4Runner TRD PRO

September 20th, 2017 at 10:00am



Vehicle: 2017 Toyota 4Runner TRD PRO
Price (as driven): $40,220

Continental GT’s Precision Interior – Frankfurt Motor Show 2017

September 13th, 2017 at 1:18pm

The interior of the all-new Continental GT is a masterpiece of fine detail. From the diamond pattern knurling on the vents and controls, to the machined center-console top, to the impossibly complicated stitching throughout the car, the GT exudes craftsmanship. Try this one on for size: 315,000 stitches using 1.8 miles of thread.

VW’s Trio of EVs – Frankfurt Motor Show 2017

September 13th, 2017 at 1:04pm

Volkswagen will be plunging head first into the BEV market, with different electrics aimed at different types of buyers in different geographic regions. Meet the three concepts that point the way: a city commuter, a crossover, and a minivan. They’re also designed with Level 4 autonomy in mind. Though still a few years away from production they present VW’s best thinking on how to develop new cars for an electrified world.