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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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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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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AAH #391 – Autonomous Pizza, Hurricane Harvey, & The Nissan Pao

September 1st, 2017 at 10:16am

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NEWS:
02:03 – 1989 Nissan Pao
08:30 – 80′s Cars Becoming Classics
23:32 – Phone Call: Modern Station Wagons
32:18 – Doctor Data
37:58 – Are pizza delivery driver jobs at risk?
50:40 – What will Harvey’s impact be on auto?
55:41 – Cummins electric semi: done with diesel?

PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Joe White, Reuters; Chris Paukert, Roadshow by CNET

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AAH #390 – HCCI Spells Efficient Engines

August 25th, 2017 at 11:12am

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Topic: Nautilus
03:30 – SPECIAL GUEST: Matthew Riley, CEO, Nautilus HCCI

NEWS:
30:15 – Doctor Data – Oil
33:15 – VW’s Retro EV Minivan: Back to the Future
36:52 – Ford Says Millennials Drive Like Their Parents
41:32 – Fleet Side of Market Causing Slowdown
46:05 – Hyundai Sonata vs. Toyota Camry
48:35 – Hyundai Gives in to Pickup Demand to Pick Up Its Sales
52:05 – 2018 Volvo XC60 Walkaround
58:00 – Rapid Fire Viewer Questions

PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Drew Winter, WardsAuto.com

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AAH #389 – FCA, PSA, & Looking For A Parking Spot

August 18th, 2017 at 10:30am

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NEWS:
00:00 – Preshow
10:25 – NAFTA talks begin this week; What to expect?
18:48 – PSA’s unusual approach to the North American market
26:30 – Are the Chinese going to buy FCA?
41:03 – Doctor Data: Looking for Parking
49:10 – Will Chevy’s diesel advantage overtake the hybrid competition?
1:16:43 – Postshow

PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Dave Sullivan, AutoPacific; Joann Muller, Forbes.com

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AAH #388 – PSA Returns & CARB Will Not Back Down

August 3rd, 2017 at 2:30pm

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TOPIC: CAR’s Management Briefing Seminars

Hot topics in the auto industry is what the first week in August is all about, at least in Traverse City, Michigan.  That’s where CAR, the Center for Automotive Research, holds its annual Management Briefing Seminars. And this year AFTER HOURS caught up with three speakers who are definitely making news at the conference; one talks emissions when it comes to CARB; the second one speaks on the North American revival of PSA, and then our third discusses the prolonged life of the I.C.E.

SPECIAL GUESTS:
02:25 -
Annette Hebert, California Air Resources Board
18:05 
- Larry Dominique, President & CEO, PSA North America, Inc.
34:40 
- Robert Davis, SVP, Mazda NA
49:52 - Doctor Data & wrap up

PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production

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AAH #387 – Pink Steel & the Structure of Honda’s New Minivan

July 28th, 2017 at 10:46am

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TOPIC: 2018 Honda Odyssey

SPECIAL GUEST: Chad Harrison, Chief Engineer, Honda Odyssey

NEWS:
02:30 – Inside the 2018 Honda Odyssey
29:50 – Doctor Data
38:45 – Did BMW, VW, and Daimler meet in a backroom about diesels?
49:20 – Now the Brits plan to ban ICEs

PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Lindsay Brooke, SAE

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AAH #386 – Classic Cars At The Concours Of America

July 21st, 2017 at 10:43am

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TOPIC:
 Concours USA

SPECIAL GUEST: Diane Flis-Schneider, Concours d’Elegance of America

NEWS:

03:00 – Concours d’Elegance of America
30:18 – Doctor Data
37:02 – Will EV Startups get absorbed?
55:36 – Are diesels dead?


PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Mike Austin, Hagerty

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