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AAH #320 - Powertrain vs. Propulsion and from Pickups to Potholes
UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Yahoo! Autos Unloaded - GM's New Performance Name - Faurecia zaps resonator - EV Tax Credit burn out - Top Chicago debuts All that and much more with John McElroy,; Joann Muller,; Mike Wayland, The Detroit News; and Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production.
AAH #330 - Don Panoz, DeltaWing, and Le Mans
SPECIAL GUEST: Don Panoz, DeltaWing Technology Group UP FOR DISCUSSION:- A special talk with Don Panoz: the man who gave the world the nicotine patch and then became the motorsports legend you may never have heard of. All that and much more with co-hosts John McElroy of and Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design and Production, with guest panelist Todd Lassa from Automobile.
AAH #329 - The Sportage Life
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 and Production with guest panelists Stephanie Brinley, IHS Automotive and Dave Sullivan, AutoPacific.
AAH #331 - Honda Ridgeline: The Un-Truck, Truck
UP FOR DISCUSSION: The growing truck market and the new Honda Ridgeline. Guests include members of the Honda Ridgeline team plus News and Truck Talk on location from San Antonio, TX with our hosts and panel. SPECIAL GUESTS: Jeff Conrad, SVP and GM Honda Sales Kerry McClure, Ridgeline Chief Engineer Jim Loftus, Ridgeline’s Performance Lead All that and much more with hosts John McElroy of and Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design and Production along with special guest panelists auto analyst Joe Phillippi from Auto Trends and auto historian Ken Gross.
AAH #327 - Lessons in Luxury: From Cadillac to Tesla
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 and Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design and Production with guest panelist, Michelle Krebs from Autotrader plus a special phone-in report on Tesla from Anton Wahlman of
AAH #325 - 2 Hosts, 4 Guests, and 1 Big Apple
UP FOR DISCUSSION: - The New York Auto Shows Hits and Misses including: - The Lincoln Navigator 3 step! - A Prius Finally Ready for Prime Time? - Face Lifts for Acura and 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 and Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design and Production for AAH at the Toyota LIVE Stage in the New York Javits Center.
AAH #317 - It's a Fun Day with Hyundai and an Elantra on the Beach
UP FOR DISCUSSION: — A rundown on Hyundai’s 2015, what to expect for ’16 and the plans for Genesis with the man in charge. — An in-depth look at the all-new Hyundai Elantra, its technology and how it stacks up in the competitive Compact Car segment. SPECIAL GUESTS: Dave Zuchowski, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor America Scott Margason, Director, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America Michael Evanoff, Manager, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America All that and much more with John McElroy from and Gary Vasilash with Automotive Design and Production.
Autoline After Hours 14 - Brand Flakes
With the screwy way auto brands are moving around these days it’s like trying to watch the pea in a shell game. Hummer’s going here, Saturn there and Saab who know’s where? Well one guy who may not have all the answers but certainly has a good idea is Charlie Hughes, the former auto exec with Land Rover and Mazda (to name two), author of the book Branding Iron and our guest on this week’s edition of Autoline After Hours. He joins John, Peter & Jason to discuss the future of the bankrupt Detroit Two, where Ford fits into the mix, as well as a bevy of other brand analysis. And after they handle this week’s Rapid Fire segment Jason updates us on on the leaders in the After Hours GM Bankruptcy Bonanza. We’re getting closer to a winner. Have a great and safe 4th of July everyone.
Autoline After Hours 16 - Soul Man
This isn’t a reference to a classic Sam Cooke tune or even its Blues Brothers’ cover, but if you’ve watched an NBA game the last six months or cruised YouTube at all you know this title is talking about a couple of hip-hop hamsters in a blazing hot Kia ad featuring the all-new Soul. Joining John McElroy and our panel, David Welch from BusinessWeek and Scott Burgess from The Detroit News, is the guy who is responsible for that ad as well as all Kia America Motors marketing, Michael Sprague. Michael will be discussing not only the Soul but Kia’s other new compact cars the Forte and Forte Koup as well as its growing U.S. marketshare. In addition, John finally announces the winner of our GM Bankruptcy Bonanza.
Autoline After Hours 20 - Woodward Ave. After Hours
It’s a very special After Hours this week as we come to you live from the Woodward Avenue Dream Cruise. Yes, yes, we know. The Dream Cruise doesn’t start until Saturday, but you sure wouldn’t know it from the look of our parking lot at the Auto Zone and the classic cars rolling down M-1. We’re joined by some of the regulars–Peter De Lorenzo, David Welch, Jim Hall–as well as some surprise guests. Ed Welburn, VP of GM Global Design, stops by with his treasured ‘69 Camaro. Robert Gelardi, designer of the 2010 Mustang, pays us a visit bringing his very own classic Ford. Jim Wangers, famous for his intimate relationship with the original Pontiac GTO, stops by with a prime specimen. All that, and we get some live entertainment courtesy of the Exhaust Tones.
Autoline After Hours 19 - Like a Spot
This week on another After Hours we get an inside look at the high-stakes world of automotive advertising with the originator of the iconic Like a Rock Chevy campaign, and more recently, the 2010 Prius spots. Along with John McElroy and the regulars, Peter De Lorenzo of and BusinessWeek Detroit Bureau Chief David Welch, Kurt Ritter of Saatchi LA Skypes in from his offices in Torrance, California. David Kiley, also from BusinessWeek, visits the studio as well, eager to join the gang in grilling Kurt on such things as the controversial marketing announcements coming out of Toyota, pricing of the new Lexus LF-A supercar, and what Kurt thinks of his former employer’s (GM’s) marketing efforts. And, as always, we get to your incisive phone calls and e-mails in this week’s installment of Rapid Fire.
Autoline After Hours 8 - That's Not My Cup of CAFE
Count your lucky stars, McElroy made it back to the lower 48 safe and sound following his business trip to King Kamehameha’s realm. Joining John and regulars Peter De Lorenzo and Jason Vines are two After Hours newbies. Making their big debuts on the program are famous open-wheel racing reporter Robin Miller, and Sam Abuelsamid, a cornerstone of the Autoblog franchise. This week, the quintet discusses and debates a diversity of topics ranging from whether GM will build the Volt to climate change to the Indy 500 and a host of other hot news items impacting the industry. Of course you can participate in the discussion as well. We take more of your questions and comments in the edgy "Rapid-Fire" segment in the latter half of the broadcast. As always, you do not want to miss this installment of "Autoline After Hours" the most candid car-themed discussion around.
Autoline After Hours 25 - Introductus Interruptus
The boss is back, and it’s time to talk about all the news to come out of Frankfurt over the past week. In the studio, as usual, are Peter De Lorenzo from and David Welch of BusinessWeek, both ready and raring to discuss the hot topics. Sergio Marchionne from Fiat says Chrysler is in more of a mess than anyone thought. Nissan’s Carlos Ghosn says EVs can be profitable at $70-a-barrel oil. From the look of the show, EVs are trumping diesels all around, but is it for real or just posturing? All that plus the guys pick their favorite vehicles to come out of Frankfurt, and we get to your questions in Rapid Fire!
Autoline After Hours 18 - The Legend of Bagger Welch
This week on another thrilling After Hours we’re running at redline as guest panelist Jim Hall of 2953 Analytics takes the discussion to a new level of intensity. Along with John McElroy and the regulars, Peter De Lorenzo of and BusinessWeek Detroit Bureau Chief David Welch, Mr. Hall brings his expansive industry knowledge to bear as the discussion swings from the GM management shake-up to Ferrari to Mr. Welch’s little-known alter ego. Amid all the excitement, we even get some breaking news about the fate of Cash for Clunkers. And, as always, we get to your incisive questions in this week’s installment of Rapid Fire.
AAH #404 - Tidings Of Discomfort and Joy
It's a Very Merry After Hours!
Lyft, Kia, Delphi/Aptiv, Lear, GM, Subaru
AND UNCOVERING SOME COAL: Uber, Dodge, Camaro, UAW, Trump, Tesla PANEL: - John McElroy, - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - Mike Wayland, Automotive News - Mike Martinez, Automotive News
AAH #390 - HCCI Spells Efficient Engines
Topic: Nautilus - SPECIAL GUEST: Matthew Riley, CEO, Nautilus HCCI NEWS: - Doctor Data - VW's Retro EV Minivan: Back to the Future - Ford Says Millennials Drive Like Their Parents - Fleet Side of Market Causing Slowdown - Hyundai Sonata vs. Toyota Camry - Hyundai Gives in to Pickup Demand to Pick Up Its Sales - 2018 Volvo XC60 Walkaround - Viewer Rapid Fire Questions PANEL: John McElroy,; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Drew Winter,
AAH #398 - Sales Still Rockin, Tesla Droppin, and V2V Vanishing?
NEWS: - October Sales: Trick or Treat? - Why is the Peugeot in the movie Blade Runner 2049 significant? - Dr. Data - SEMA and Tokyo: Polar Opposites of Automotive? - Waymo Shows Off: What Might Krafcik's Strategy Be? PANEL: John McElroy,; Gary Vasilash, ADandP; Jake Holmes,; Paul Eisenstein, The Detroit Bureau
AAH #275 - At Volkswagen Schmidt Happens
UP FOR DISCUSSION: - What is Apple up to? - NASCAR becomes the WWE of motor racing. - Can station wagons make a comeback? SPECIAL GUEST: Oliver Schmidt, VW - Where do automakers need to place their powertrain bets? All that and much more with John McElroy,; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Dave Zoia,
AAH #273 - Cadillac Performance: Where V is for Velocity
UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Truck sales are booming, but what is a "truck"? - Super Bowl Spots: the Best and Worst of automotive advertising SPECIAL GUEST: Tony Roma, Chief Engineer, Cadillac CTS and V Series - How did Cadillac get the CTS-V to hit 200 MPH? All that and much more with John McElroy,; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Greg Gardner, FREEP.
AAH #269 - Fiat 500X Marks the Spot
UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Uber: Is It Over? - NACTOY: Did the Journalistic Crowdsourcing Lead to the Right Finalists? - NAIAS Mystery: Alfa Romeo Is Having a Press Conference. Even Guangzhou. Where’s Tesla? SPECIAL GUEST: Matt Davis, Head of Product Marketing, Fiat North America - Learn all about the Fiat 500X (also in studio) and ask any questions you have about that vehicle or Fiat's plan for North America All that and much more with Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Stephanie Brinley, IHS; Chris Paukert, AOL.
AAH #264 - An Update on Achates’ Revolutionary Engine
UP FOR DISCUSSION: - What to expect from Chevy’s Next-Gen Volt. - Tales from Racing Legend Dan Gurney. - Gary drives VW’s e-Golf in Deutschland. - One truck brand’s promo goes viral — in a very bad way. SPECIAL GUEST: David Johnson, Achates Power All that and much more with John McElroy,; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Lindsay Brooke, SAE.
AAH #284 - Tearing Down the Model T of Our Time
SPECIAL GUEST: Sandy Munro, Munro and Associates - A teardown analysis of the BMW i3 so complete that the company thought the secrets were leaked! All that and much more with John McElroy,; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Lindsay Brooke, SAE.
AAH #278 - From Z06 to Zee-Oh… What?
UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Could nanoFlowcell technology be the future of propulsion? - Harman's Sound Zone speakers could change how you experience infotainment - Why is a company called ED building a race car without a cockpit? SPECIAL GUEST: Tadge Juechter, Chief Engineer, Chevrolet Corvette - Is he already working on the next-gen Vette? Is it rear mid-engine? All that and much more with John McElroy,; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Todd Lassa, Automobile.
Autoline After Hours 88 - Distracted in D.C.
In the final installment of our mobile AAH series, we go straight into the belly of the beast: Washington D.C. And, for this special edition John McElroy has gathered a group of newcomers and old friends alike. He’s joined by USA Today Columnist Jayne O’Donnell, Kimatni Rawlins from Automotive Rhythms and our pal from the Wall Street Journal, Columnist Joe White. We’ll be asking this trio about what’s been going on in the automotive world and get their unique Beltway perspective.
Autoline After Hours 82 - Super Sonic
This week while McElroy is out on business, the Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo, takes the wheel as we get into some of the hottest news and most controversial topics. Chevy's Aveo gets renamed the "Sonic" and production comes home to Michigan. Porsche makes its return to the North American International Auto Show, but what will it debut? A new study reveals that Ford and Honda have the most loyal customers and "fun to drive" is becoming a more important buying consideration. Peter is joined in studio by Scott Burgess of The Detroit News and Keith Naughton of Bloomberg News.
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Apr 6th, 2009
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Nov 8th, 2019
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