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Autoline After Hours



Unscripted. Unapproved. Unusually frank discussion. Automotive journalist John McElroy taps into his vast network of auto reporters and colleagues to gather for an irreverent roundtable discussion of the latest news to come out of the automotive world. T



Published: Fri, 10 Jul 2009 14:36:04 -0400

Last Build Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2009 14:40:39 -0400

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AAH #417 - Tesla Model 3: Inside and Out

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:00:00 -0400

SPECIAL GUEST: Sandy Munro, Munro and Associates, Inc. NEWS: 03:00 - Tesla Model 3 Teardown Analysis 14:55 - The Good Stuff: Model 3 Automatic Drive Modules 26:46 - Are the pieces good? Door Panels, Exterior, etc. 29:00 - Model 3 Battery: Intricate Magic 42:55 - Doctor Data 44:55 - Mechanics of the Model 3 1:11:10 - PHONE CALL: Automation Issues 1:14:29 - PHONE CALL: Model 3 Build Quality 1:18:30 - Johan de Nysschen out at Cadillac PANEL: - John McElroy, Autoline.tv - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - Craig Cole, AutoGuide.com


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_417.mp3




AAH #416 - 2019 Jeep Cherokee Is Way More Than A Refresh

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 10:00:00 -0400

SPECIAL GUEST: Rich Silbert, Engineering Development Mgr., Jeep Cherokee NEWS: - 2019 Jeep Cherokee
- Doctor Data
- Will the global Focus work on this side of the globe? - Seven years until the Bolt redesign. Is the timing right or too long? - NASCAR Cup sponsorship: Winston Cup from 1972 to 2003. Monster Energy from 2017 to 2019. Will NASCAR go the way of Winstons? PANEL: - John McElroy, Autoline.tv - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - Eric Lawrence, Detroit Free Press


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_416.mp3




AAH #415 - Autoextreme-ing All Over The Place

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 10:00:00 -0400

NEWS:
- Doctor Data
- What did they say at NADA?
- New York, New York
- The NAIAS Meltdown
- Uber Accident Aftermath PANEL: - John McElroy, Autoline.tv - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - Peter DeLorenzo, The Autoextremist


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_415.mp3




AAH #414 - TourX: Why Is Buick Doing A Station Wagon?

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:00:00 -0400

SPECIAL GUEST: Doug Osterhoff, Marketing Manager, Buick NEWS: - Doctor Data - The Uber Accident: A little perspective on traffic fatalities - Lyft: Testing subscriptions and partnering with Magna—is it the transportation game-changer? - Ford Ready.Shop.Go. Will the dealer become a deliverer” PANEL: - John McElroy, Autoline.tv - Gary Vasilash, ADandP - Mike Wayland, Automotive News


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_414.mp3




AAH #413 - We Have A Winner, A Katzkin Winner

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:00:00 -0400

SPECIAL GUEST: Tim Clyde, President and CEO, Katzkin NEWS: - Katzkin Custom Leather Interiors - Katzkin Winner Announced - Ford bares all its Future Product Plans - New York Auto Show Preview - Will the Auto Industry get caught up in a Trade War? PANEL: - John McElroy, Autoline.tv - Jason Fogelson, ReviewGarage.com - Mike Austin, Hagerty


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_413.mp3




AAH #412 - Achates' Amazing Engine Breakthrough

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 10:00:00 -0400

SPECIAL GUEST: David Johnson, President and CEO, Achates Power NEWS:
- Doctor Data
- Geneva: The Cars We'll Never Drive Unless We Win the Powerball
- SXSW Conference: Sponsored by Bud, Capital One, Austin Chronicle and Mercedes?
- Edmunds Finds Toyota, Subaru and Honda Buyers Most Loyal. Dodge, smart and Chrysler, Not So Much PANEL: - John McElroy, Autoline.tv - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - Frank Markus, Motor Trend


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_412.mp3




AAH #411 - Death of the diesel and Michigans move into Mobility

Fri, 2 Mar 2018 10:00:00 -0400

TOPIC: Planet M SPECIAL GUEST: Trevor Pawl, Group VP, MEDC NEWS:
- Can Fred Diaz save Mitsubishi in the US?
- Are diesels doomed?
- Geely Now Daimlers Largest Shareholder
- The Society of Cult Brands honors Jeep (seriously)
PANEL:
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv
- Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production
- Dustin Walsh, Crains Detroit Business


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_411.mp3




AAH #410 - Nissan Sprouts A New Leaf

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:00:00 -0400

TOPIC: 2018 Nissan Leaf SPECIAL GUEST: Christopher Reed, VP of Engineering, Nissan Leaf NEWS:
- Raj Nair, Ford: Top Ford Exec out after 'Inappropriate Behavior'
- Doctor Data
- Bosch Adds Mobility Services: A Tier One Redefined?
- GM Korea and the Transforming GM Global Footprint
- The Cobalt Conundrum: The 21st Century Catalytic Converter Material Challenge
PANEL:
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv
- Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production
- Doron Levin, In The Driver's Seat, SiriusXM, Ch. 121


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_410.mp3




AAH #409 - NAIAS, NASCAR and NHTSA Numbers Hit the Skids

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:00:00 -0400

TOPIC: Reporter Roundtable NEWS: - Mercedes-Benz to skip 2019 NAIAS: Did Dieter just doom the Detroit show? - Did you know NASCAR’s new season kicks off this Sunday at Daytona? Maybe that’s the problem. - Doctor Data PANEL: - John McElroy, Autoline.tv - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - Stephanie Brinley, IHS Markit - Joe White, Reuters


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_409.mp3




AAH #408 - Corvettes, Teslas, The Super Bowl and Dalai Lama

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 10:00:00 -0400

SPECIAL GUEST: Don Runkle, Runkle Enterprises Hear his opinions on Autonomy, Achates, EVs and more NEWS: - Automotive Super Bowl spots: Who got the most bang for its buck? - The Greatest Automotive Publicity Stunt Ever? SpaceX, the Falcon Heavy and Tesla’s Original Roadster - FCA Executive Shuffle: Tim Kuniskis now runs luxury brands - Mercedes-Benz ad quotes the Dalai Lama: Big mistake in China PANEL: - John McElroy, Autoline.tv - Chris Paukert, Roadshow by CNET - Phoebe Howard, Detroit Free Press


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH__408.mp3




AAH #407 - Visiting Kona… The Hyundai Crossover, That Is

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 10:00:00 -0400

TOPIC: 2018 Hyundai Kona SPECIAL GUEST: John Juriga, Director of Powertrain, Hyundai-Kia Technical Center NEWS: - Dr. Data - Samsung Sells More Chips than Intel—1st time in 25 Years: Will it be the player in advanced auto tech? - Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi: They’re Number 1. Does it matter? - German OEMs: First diesels. Now collusion on steel. Ach du lieber! PANEL: - John McElroy, Autoline.tv - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - Tom Murphy, WardsAuto.com


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_407.mp3




AAH #406 - CES, NAIAS, and Issues With Tesla's Model 3

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 18:00:00 -0400

TOPIC: Reporter Roundtable NEWS: - CES vs. SAE: is CES killing NAIAS? - Dr. Data - Tesla Model 3 Issues: What did Munro and Associates discover? - NAIAS: The Big Three's Big Bet on Trucks - Why Is Atlanta Suddenly So Popular?: PSA NA HQ and Waymo go to the ATL - Will Automobili-D Exist After Rick Snyder is Out of Office? PANEL: - John McElroy, Autoline.tv - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press - Todd Lassa, Automobile


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_406.mp3




AAH #405 - How To Engineer A CUV

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 10:00:00 -0400

TOPIC: 2018 Buick Enclave SPECIAL GUEST: Rick Spina, Executive Chief Engineer, Crossovers, General Motors NEWS:
- Call from The Drive Home with Diane Fils-Schneider
- Softbank: Japanese telco to dominate autonomy?
- Dr. Data
- 2017 Sales: End of the party?
- 2018 NAIAS: any breakthrough products? PANEL:
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv
- Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production
- James Amend, WardsAuto.com


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_405.mp3




AAH #404 - Tidings Of Discomfort and Joy

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 10:00:00 -0400

It's a Very Merry After Hours!
A PEEK AT SOME PRESENTS:
Lyft, Kia, Delphi/Aptiv, Lear, GM, Subaru
AND UNCOVERING SOME COAL: Uber, Dodge, Camaro, UAW, Trump, Tesla PANEL: - John McElroy, Autoline.tv - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - Mike Wayland, Automotive News - Mike Martinez, Automotive News


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH__404.mp3




AAH #403 - What Did James Bond Drive? We Ask Mr. Aston Martin

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:00:00 -0400

TOPIC: ASTON MARTIN DB11  SPECIAL GUEST: Simon Sproule, VP and Chief Marketing Officer, Aston Martin
NEWS:
- Mary Barra Talks About the Future: Electric and Autonomous
- Automakers Attack California’s ZEV Mandate Again: What About All Those EVs They’re Going to Make?
- Thor Semi: Just Another Pipe Dream?
PANEL:
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv
- Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production
- Dave Sullivan, AutoPacific


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_403.mp3




AAH #402 - Engineering Insights and Stories On The 2018 Mustang

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:30:00 -0400

TOPIC: 2018 Ford Mustang 01:07 – Carl Widdman, Mustang Chief Engineer, Ford and Tom Barnes, Mustang Engineer, Ford 25:36 – Mark Schaller, Mustang Marketing Manager, Ford 36:46 – Panel Discussion PANEL: - John McElroy, Autoline.tv - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production - Roman Mica, TFLCar.com - Nik Miles, OurAutoExpert.com


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_402.mp3




AAH #401 - The All-New Wrangler Is A Jeepster For You Love

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 14:30:00 -0400

TODAY'S TOPIC: JEEP WRANGLER and THE LA AUTO SHOW SPECIAL GUESTS:
- Scott Tallon, Director, Jeep Product Marketing
- Mark Allen, Head of Jeep Design
PANEL:
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv
- Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production
- Aaron Gold, Freelance
- Tony Quiroga, Car and Driver


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_401.mp3




AAH #400 - Hyundai Wants A Pickup Truck For Women

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:00:00 -0400

SPECIAL GUEST: Mike O'Brien VP, Product Planning, Hyundai NEWS: - Hyundai's Fresh Product Lineup - Dr. Data and Happy 400th Episode - Geely to buy Terrafugia: Is Geely Going To Take Over Mobility? - 2019 Corvette ZR1 introduced in Dubai: Do Superchargers Like Sand? - IHS Markit Study: One third of Vehicles will be EVs by 2040 PANEL: - John McElroy, Autoline.tv - Gary Vasilash, ADandP - Ron Sessions, AutoTrader.com


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_400.mp3




AAH #399 - Ford Took The All-New Expedition To The Max

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 14:30:00 -0400

TOPIC: 2018 FORD EXPEDITION SPECIAL GUESTS: - Craig Patterson, Utility Marketing Manager, Ford - Todd Hoevener, Expedition Chief Engineer, Ford NEWS: - Doctor Data - Can Ford Take Truck/Utility Buyers From GM? - House Republicans say "No" to EV Tax Credit PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, ADandP; Henry Payne, The Detroit News; Stephanie Brinley, IHS Markit


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_399.mp3




AAH #398 - Sales Still Rockin, Tesla Droppin, and V2V Vanishing?

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 10:00:00 -0400

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, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, ADandP; Jake Holmes, Motor1.com; Paul Eisenstein, The Detroit Bureau


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_398.mp3




AAH #397 - The New Honda Accord: It's Scary Good

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 10:00:00 -0400

TOPIC: 2018 Honda Accord SPECIAL GUESTS:
- Ray Mikiciuk, AVP, Honda Sales, American Honda
- Don Warnock, Plant Program Leader, 2018 Honda Accord
NEWS:
- Musical chairs for Ford Management - Dr Data - Delphi goes deeper into autonomy with nuTonomy PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, ADandP; Sharon Carty, Automotive News


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH397.mp3




AAH #396 - Magna's Supermarket of Automotive Technology

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:00:00 -0400

TODAY’S TOPIC: Magna International
SPECIAL GUEST: Swamy Kotagiri, CTO, Magna NEWS:
- Polestar: Tesla isn’t the only company that needs to worry about this
- F Series: On Wednesday Named Truck of Texas and 1.3-million are recalled
- Dr. Data
- Daimler: Will breaking it apart make a better company?
- Cruise Automation makes impressive progress PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, ADandP; David Welch, Bloomberg


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_396.mp3




AAH #395 - Wall Street Loves The OEMs Again

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:00:00 -0400

NEWS: - Auto stocks back in fashion - Porsche Adds Subscription: Will All Lux Cars Have Microleases? - EU Considers Carbon Credits for EVs: Is Tax Policy Required for OEMs? - GM Buys a LiDAR Company: Why? - US Post Office wants autonomous delivery trucks for rural routes PANEL: Gary Vasilash, ADandP; Keith Naughton, Bloomberg.com; Jeff Gilbert, CBS Radio; Sam Abuelsamid, Navigant Research


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH395.mp3




AAH #394 - Mazda's Xtreme Engine

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 10:00:00 -0400

TOPIC: Mazda's SKYACTIV-X GUEST: Robert Davis, Senior Vice President, Mazda North America NEWS: - Takata Airbags - Doctor Data - Ford's Plan to Get Fit - GM Going Electric - Dodge Demon - Buick Enclave Avenir - Are EVs realistic? EV Infrastructure questions - Sales: Is it All Harvey and Irma? - How's That Model 3, Elon? PANEL: Gary Vasilash, ADandP; Mike Austin, Hagerty; Todd Lassa, Automobile


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_394.mp3




AAH #393 - Talkin Tiguan

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 10:00:00 -0400

TOPIC: 2018 VW Tiguan SPECIAL GUEST: Jeffrey Ng, Product Planner, Volkswagen NEWS: - BMW Adds Alexa: The Ultimate Shopping Machine? - Will Dyson Suck Up Tesla Customers? - Is Ford Giving Lyft a Boost? - Toyota Debuts Smarter Autonomous Test Vehicle: Dodges Hay Bales PANEL: Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Frank Markus, Motor Trend; Scott Burgess, Autoblog.com


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_393.mp3




AAH #392 - Traversing Chevy's Crossover Lineup

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:00:00 -0400

TOPIC: 2018 Chevrolet Traverse SPECIAL GUEST: Rick Spina, Executive Chief Engineer, GM Crossovers NEWS: - Impressions from Frankfurt Motor Show 2017 - China dropping JV for EVs? - Tesla vs. Caddy: Plug-in EV showdown - EV infrastructure challenges - Self-driving in Pittsburgh Uber Volvos PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Henry Payne, The Detroit News; Stephanie Brinley, IHS Markit


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_392.mp3




AAH #391 - Autonomous Pizza, Hurricane Harvey, and The Nissan Pao

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 10:00:00 -0400

NEWS: - 1989 Nissan Pao - 80's Cars Becoming Classics - Phone Call: Modern Station Wagons - Doctor Data - Are pizza delivery driver jobs at risk? - What will Harvey's impact be on auto? - Cummins electric semi: done with diesel? PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Joe White, Reuters; Chris Paukert, Roadshow by CNET


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_391.mp3




AAH #390 - HCCI Spells Efficient Engines

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 10:00:00 -0400

Today's 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, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Drew Winter, WardsAuto.com


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_390.mp3




AAH #389 - FCA, PSA, and Looking For A Parking Spot

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:00:00 -0400

REPORTER ROUNDTABLE NEWS: - NAFTA talks begin this week; What to expect? - PSA's unusual approach to the North American market - Are the Chinese going to buy FCA? - Doctor Data - JLR and its Portland, OR tech incubator PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Dave Sullivan, AutoPacific; Joann Muller, Forbes.com


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_389.mp3




AAH #388 - PSA Returns and CARB Will Not Back Down

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 14:30:00 -0400

TOPIC:CAR's MBS
SPECIAL GUESTS:
- Annette Hebert, California Air Resources Board
- Larry Dominique, President and CEO, PSA North America, Inc.
- Robert Davis, SVP, Mazda NA
PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_388.mp3




AAH #387 - Pink Steel and The Structure of Honda's New Minivan

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:30:00 -0400

TOPIC: 2018 Honda Odyssey SPECIAL GUEST:  Chad Harrison, Chief Engineer, Honda Odyssey
NEWS: - Doctor Data
- Now the Brits plan to ban ICEs
- Did BMW, VW, and Daimler meet in a backroom about diesels?
PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Lindsay Brooke, SAE


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_387.mp3




AAH #386 - Classic Cars At The Concours Of America

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:30:00 -0400

TOPIC: Concours USA SPECIAL GUEST: Diane Flis-Schneider, Concours d'Elegance of America
NEWS:
- Are diesels dead? Mercedes recalls 3 million in Europe
- Doctor Data
- Will EV Startups get absorbed?
- New midsize designs, Does anyone care?
PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Mike Austin, Hagerty


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_386.mp3




AAH #385 - Tearing Into The Chevy Bolt EV

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 10:30:00 -0400

TOPIC: Chevrolet Bolt EV SPECIAL GUEST: Sandy Munro, Munro and Associates
NEWS: - Tearing down the Chevy Bolt - Doctor Data
- VEHICLE WALKAROUND FEATURE: Get a peek at the new Hyundai Sonata with Chris Chapman, Chief Designer, Hyundai Design Center
PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; David Welch, Bloomberg


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_385.mp3




AAH #384 - Alfa Romeos Make It Or Break It Stelvio

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 14:30:00 -0400

TOPIC: 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Even though it has nothing to do with a birthday or Christmas, Alfa Romeo just received a much-needed present all the way from Italy and AFTER HOURS has the scoop. The AAH crew is once again on-the-road, this time in rural Tennessee, to show you how the hottest segment in autos just got a little hotter. But we’ll save the details for our Alfa executive guests. In the meantime, get ready as we help Alfa Romeo unwrap the story of its brand new 2018 Stelvio Premium SUV. SPECIAL GUESTS:
Reid Bigland, CEO, Alfa Romeo
Pieter Hogeveen, Director, Alfa Romeo North America PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press; Roman Mica, TFLcar.com; Paul Brian, ABC Stations; Lauren Fix, The Car Coach; Henry Payne, The Detroit News


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH__384.mp3




AAH #383 - The All New Camry In Portlandia

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:30:00 -0400

TOPIC: 2018 Toyota Camry SPECIAL GUESTS:
- Jack Hollis, Group VP, Toyota Division
- Ian Cartabiano, Chief Designer, Toyota Camry
- Masato Katsumata, Chief Engineer, Toyota Camry PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Nina Russin, Carspondent.com; Tara Weingarten, Vroomgirls.com


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_383.mp3




AAH #382 - Can The Atlas Lift Volkswagen?

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 12:00:00 -0400

TOPIC: 2018 Volkswagen Atlas SPECIAL GUEST: Michael Lovati, Vice President, Product Line Mid/Full-Size, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. NEWS: 37:25 - Who is Going to Replace Marchionne? 42:40 - More about FCA Diesels 46:30 - Why is Apple Talking Autonomy Again? 54:28 - Bolt EV AV Built in Orion: Important or Convenient? 59:45 - Who Might Toyota Buy To Up Its Autonomy Capability? 1:05:50 - Why Is BMW Investing 55 million in a Bus Builder? PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Tom Murphy, WardsAuto.com


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_382.mp3




AAH #381 - Direction Of The New Lincoln Navigator

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 12:00:00 -0400

TOPIC: 2018 Lincoln Navigator SPECIAL GUEST: Andrew Kernahan, Chief Program Engineer, Lincoln Navigator NEWS: - Why Is Honda Suddenly Talking Level 4? - Used Car Prices Drop: KBB says they're down, Manheim says they're up - Is CARB Like the Honey Badger? PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, AD and P; Dave Sullivan, AutoPacific


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_381.mp3




AAH #380 - Why I Quit The UAW and Voted For Trump

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 12:00:00 -0400

SPECIAL GUEST: Brian Pannebecker, former UAW worker NEWS: - Levandowski Fired from Uber: Much Ado About Autonomy - Doesn't President Trump Like Mercedes? - Volvo Takes the Silk Road, BMW Gets an Export License: Is this the Chinese Century? PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, AD and P; Doron Levin, In the Driver's Seat, SiriusXM, CH.121


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_380.mp3




AAH #379 - Toyota Puts Fuel Cells In Semis

Fri, 26 May 2017 12:00:00 -0400

TOPIC: Toyota Heavy Duty Fuel Cells SPECIAL GUEST: Sheldon Brown, Advanced Fuel Cells, Toyota NEWS: - Is clean diesel an oxymoron? - How could Fields have been more clear? - What's Geely up to? PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Craig Trudell, Bloomberg.com


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_379.mp3




AAH #378 - Kia Niro? Yeah, It's Got A Hybrid

Fri, 19 May 2017 12:00:00 -0400

TOPIC: 2017 Kia Niro SPECIAL GUEST: - Steve Kosowski, Kia Motors America NEWS: - Have Ford Professionals become 10 percent more efficient since 2009? - Nissan at the bottom of OEM-Supplier Relationship Study. Worst score since Chrysler in 2010. something wrong in Nashville? - Doctor Data - Volvo and Audi both sign on to use Android as an OS. If Google gets all of Geely and VW, will there be any stopping them? PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Christie Schweinsberg, WardsAuto.com


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_378.mp3




AAH #377 - The Mind Behind The First Fuel Cell Car

Fri, 12 May 2017 12:00:00 -0400

General Motors Electrovan SPECIAL GUESTS: - Floyd Wyczalek, Retired engineer, General Motors - Charles Freese, Global Fuel Cells, General Motors PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_377.mp3




AAH #376 - What The Heck Is Going On In That Corvette Plant?

Fri, 05 May 2017 12:00:00 -0400

NEWS: - Sales: Are the numbers as bad as they're saying? - Delphi: What does spinning off Powertrain mean? - Intel Autonomous Driving Workshop - Acura TLX, Nissan Rogue Sport, McLaren 720S - GM Shutdown Corvette Plant Tours: What's up GM's sleeve? - GM Opens Original Building in Flint: Durant-Dort Factory means what? PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Seyth Miersma, Motor1.com; Lindsay Brooke, SAE.org; Chester Dawson, WSJ


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_376.mp3




AAH #375 - Automotive Sculpting Or Bust!

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:00:00 -0400

NEWS: - Will Waymo make the Pacifica the real Taxi of tomorrow? - Dr. Data - Automakers push performance cars and automated EVs: schizophrenic or market savvy? - Flying cars: flights of fancy? - Acura TLX SPECIAL GUEST: Don Tocco, Author and Artist PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Henry Payne, The Detroit News


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_375.mp3




AAH #374 - Buick's Future Is Avenir

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:00:00 -0400

SPECIAL GUEST: Jace Stokes, Product Manager, Buick Enclave TOPIC: 2018 Buick Enclave NEWS: - Dodge Demon and "The Fate of The Furious": Is this the Golden Age of Drive It Like You Stole It? - VW Plans to Sell a Million EVs in 2020, Uber EV leasing in Portland - GM adds 1,100 people in San Fran for Cruise Automation PANEL: Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Joann Muller, Forbes.com; Mike Austin, Autoblog


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_374.mp3




AAH #373 - All You Wanna Know About The New York Auto Show

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 14:00:00 -0400

John McElroy from Autoline.tv and Gary Vasilash of Automotive Design and Production get a first hand look at some of the big announcements from the floor of the New York Auto Show where they talk 2-on-1 with special guests: - Bill Fay, Sr. VP, Automotive Operations, Toyota Motor Sales - Randy Parker, VP INFINITI Americas - David Woodhouse, Design Director, The Lincoln Motor Company And joining the roundtable with analysis on the whole show are two east coasters who cover the auto industry: - Sam Fiorani, VP, AutoForecast Solutions - Jim Henry, freelance auto writer


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_373.mp3




AAH #372 - Nothing's Ironic About Hyundai's Ioniq

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 11:00:00 -0400

SPECIAL GUEST: Mike O'Brien, VP, Product, Corporate, and Digital Planning, Hyundai Motor America TOPIC: 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Chris Paukert, Roadshow by CNET


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_372.mp3




AAH #371 - Inside Honda's Fuel Cell Strategy

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:30:00 -0400

SPECIAL GUEST: Steve Center, VP, Environmental Vehicles, Honda TOPIC: Honda Clarity Fuel Cell PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, ADandP; Henry Payne, The Detroit News


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_371.mp3




AAH #370 - We've Got The Head Of Jeep Design

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:00 -0400

SPECIAL GUEST: Mark Allen, Head of Jeep Design, FCA TOPIC: 2017 Jeep Compass PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Eric Lawrence, Detroit Free Press


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_370.mp3




AAH #369 - Ford Goes Further With 3D Printing

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:00:00 -0400

NEWS TOPICS: - Dr. Data - CAFE/EPA: Good or bad for Detroit? - PSA/Opel: A Euro-Asia play or implications for USA? - Intel's big play in autonomy: Intel Inside stickers for cars? PANEL: Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Sam Abuelsamid, Navigant Research; Mike Martinez, Automotive News


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_369.mp3




AAH #368 - Who Is Your Favorite Giulia: Child, Roberts, or Alfa Romeo?

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 12:00:00 -0400

NEWS TOPICS: - Inside look at the Alfa Giulia Quadrifoglio - Geneva Highlights: Bentley, Hyundai, VW and more - GM sells Opel SPECIAL GUEST: Pieter Hogeveen, Director of Alfa Romeo NA PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press; Rory Carroll, Autoweek


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_368.mp3




AAH #367 - Cadillac Sags, Lexus Sinks, and Diesels Are About To Die

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 12:00:00 -0400

NEWS TOPICS: - Lincoln vs. Cadillac - Diesel: Is it FCA's Turn? - Dr. Data - Sales: Spiffs or Trump Bump? - Consumer Reports' Top 10 PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, ADandP; Alisa Priddle, Motor Trend; Stephanie Brinley, IHS Markit


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_367.mp3




AAH #366 - Concours, Cuba, and Cars You Can't Afford

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:00:00 -0400

NEWS TOPICS:
- Amelia Island Concours
- Doctor Data
- All-new Jeep Compass
- Tesla Model 3
- Phone Call – Tesla Model S
- Ghosn gone!
- Bonus Footage: Phone Call – Honda Odyssey SPECIAL GUEST: Bill Warner, Amelia Island Concours PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, ADandP; Frank Markus, Motor Trend


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_366.mp3




AAH #365 - Adient: The Inside Story

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:00:00 -0400

SPECIAL GUEST: Tom Gould, Director of Design, Research and Craftsmanship, Adient PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, ADandP; Todd Lassa, Automobile NEWS TOPICS: - GM/PSA: Start of Consolidation, or Simply a Sale? - Americans Are Buying More Vehicles - Anti-Uber? - Ford's Big Bet on AI and its new Wind Tunnel - Highway fatalities up thanks to Mobile Phones


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_365.mp3




AAH #364 - Nissan, NADA, and The Chicago Auto Show

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 18:00:00 -0400

Chicago may be known as America’s second city, but when it comes to car show attendance it’s the King of the Country. Though it doesn’t receive a lot of automaker reveals, it still gets its share. But more importantly, it draws and draws and draws potential consumers throughout its 10-day run. That’s why AAH is anchoring this week’s show from the floor of the Chicago Auto Show with our special guests including: Dave Sloan, Chicago Auto Show General Manager Fred Diaz, Division VP and GM, North American Trucks, Nissan NA Mark Scarpelli, NADA 2017 Chairman PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, AD and P; Paul Brian, ABC Stations; Kirk Bell, Motor Authority


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_364.mp3




AAH #363 - Engineering The Lincoln Continental

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 12:30:00 -0400

NEWS TOPICS: - Exploring the new Lincoln Continental with the Chief Engineer - Dr. Data - Robert Davis reassigned at Mazda and management shakeup at BMW NA - Lynk and Co.: Sales Model of the Future or Daewoo Revisited? - 24 Hours of Daytona - Bosch and VW: Bet They Wished They’d Used SCR SPECIAL GUEST: Mike Celentino, Chief Engineer, Lincoln Continental PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, ADandP; Michelle Krebs, Autotrader.com


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_363.mp3




AAH #362 - Chevy Colorado Takes Z High Road

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 12:30:00 -0400

NEWS TOPICS: - Ford: Aftermarket Parts and Apple Retail Hire. was Jac Nasser Right? - NAFTA: Watch What You Wish For - Dr. Data gets artsy - Tesla: NHTSA Says Operator Error SPECIAL GUEST: Anita Burke, Chief Engineer, Chevy ZR2 PANEL:  John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, AD and P; Chris Paukert, Roadshow by CNET


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_362.mp3




AAH #361 - When Car Shows Clash

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:30:00 -0400

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 and CEO, LeMay Museum PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, ADandP; Murray Feldman, CBS Radio Detroit; Karl Brauer, Kelley Blue Book


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_361.mp3




AAH #360 - A Very Merry AAH

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 11:30:00 -0400

Tis the season for the annual Presents and Coal show, when Santa’s AAH elves bestow gifts on those in the automotive world who were nice, and hand out chunks of coal to those who were naughty. And some of our recipients are: FCA, GM, Honda, Lincoln, BMW, Germany, America and many more... PANEL:  John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, AD and P; Mark Phelan, The Detroit Free Press, Todd Lassa, Automobile


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_360.mp3




AAH #359 - Pacifica Goes Electric

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 14:30:00 -0400

When Bob Dylan went electric at the Newport Folk Festival he literally rocked the music world; At the time, not in a good way.  Earlier this year Chrysler debuted its new Pacifica minivan to rave reviews. Five months later they followed up with a vehicle that no one was asking for in the form of the first plugin hybrid minivan. Join host Gary Vasilash as he talks to the men behind this powertrain, and then hear what his auto reporter panel has to say about the new Pacifica Plugin Hybrid. SPECIAL GUESTS:
01:25 - Kevin Mets, Chief Engineer, Pacifica Hybrid
13:09 - John Gibson, Global Chief Engineer, Electrified Powertrains, Fiat Chrysler 26:10 - PANEL: Gary Vasilash, AD and P; Jean Jennings, Facebook.com/JeanKnowsCars; Anton Wahlman, Seeking Alpha; Alisa Priddle, Motor Trend


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_359.mp3




AAH #358 - Where Henry Ford Stood

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:30:00 -0400

SPECIAL GUEST: Nancy Darga, Executive Director, Piquette Museum PANEL:  John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, AD and P; and Joe Szczesny, The Oakland Press NEWS TOPICS:  01:16 - A Peek at the Piquette 32:30 - Trump's EPA Choice and his Automotive Advisors 45:19 - Doctor Data: Amazon Snowmobile 48:50 - Is Apple Back in the Autonomy Game? 57:44 - Phone call: Electric powered vehicles 01:00:12 - Phone call: Ford EcoSport 01:10:29 - Bonus Footage


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_358.mp3




AAH #357 - Alfa Giulia: Are You Ready For A Performance Sedan?

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:30:00 -0400

It’s been years of waiting, but the Alfa Romeo brand is finally starting to take shape. Dealerships have had the 4C for a while, but now they’re welcoming the brand’s first sedan, the all-new Giulia. Join host Gary Vasilash from the site of its North American media drive in Napa Valley, California as he and guest co-host Tim Stevens from Roadshow by CNET, talk to the team behind Alfa Romeo. In addition during the news portion of the show, Gary and Tim are also joined by two colleagues as they discuss the hopes for this new performance sedan. SPECIAL GUESTS: Reid Bigland, CEO, Alfa Romeo Richard Cox, Director, Alfa Romeo North America Fabio Di Muro, Vehicle Line Director, Alfa Romeo PANEL: Gary Vasilash, AD and P; Tim Stevens, CNET; Rebecca Lindland, KBB; Tony Quiroga, Car and Driver


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_357.mp3




AAH #356 - EcoSport Goes Online In LA

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 12:30:00 -0400

John and Gary take the show Hollywood as they host After Hours from the corner of Hollywood and Highland at the Ford EcoSport reveal party. They're joined by two Ford officials who tell them all about this crossover coming to the U.S. from India. And then, in our discussion section, they are joined by analysts from KBB and WardsAuto talking about the crossover segment and what's coming to the LA Auto Show. SPECIAL GUESTS: Eric Loeffler, EcoSport Chief Program Engineer, Ford Chantel Lenard, Executive Director, U.S. Marketing, Ford NEWS TOPICS: - Ford's all-new CUV: EcoSport - Automobility LA: Who's taking the spotlight? PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, AD and P; Karl Brauer, Kelley Blue Book; Bob Gritzinger, WardsAuto


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_356.mp3




AAH #355 - Buckle Up: President Trump Is About To Take The Auto Industry On A Wild Ride

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 12:30:00 -0400

NEWS TOPICS: 01:26 - Election 2016: CAFE, trade deals, consumer confidence? 31:22 - Thoughts on Ford EcoSport, Bronco 37:46 - Phone call: Chinese trade restrictions to change? 49:30 - Phone call: Trump's effect on Supreme Court important for auto industry 50:42 - Can auto shows remain relevant as more automakers debut cars outside of the show? PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Mike Wayland, The Detroit News; Todd Lassa, Automobile; and Chris Paukert, Roadshow by CNET


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_355.mp3




AAH #354 - LOL: Lutz Out Loud

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 12:30:00 -0400

SPECIAL GUEST: Bob Lutz, Chairman, VLF Automotive; CEO, Lutz Communications PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, AD and P; Frank Markus, Motor Trend NEWS TOPICS: 01:30 - VLF Destino 37:37 - Doctor Data 39:55 - Lutz's autonomous predictions 48:20 - Phone call: Lutz for President 2016! 52:15 - What does Uber do to car ownership? 54:31 - Lutz on Tesla and Autopilot 57:12 - Opinions on the Chevy Bolt and EVs 1:03:21 - Viewer questions answered


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_354.mp3




AAH #353 - GMC Acadia: The Goldilocks of SUVs

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 12:30:00 -0400

SPECIAL GUEST: Paul Spadafora, Chief Engineer, GMC Acadia PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, AD and P; Joann Muller, Forbes.com NEWS TOPICS: - Rightsizing the 2017 GMC Acadia - Doctor Data - Maybe VW should leave the U.S. and concentrate on China? - Tesla earns some money (finally) - Can Consumer Reports boost Buick? - Pickups fall short in IIHS headlight testing


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_353.mp3




AAH #352 - Tenneco, Tesla, and Technology

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:30:00 -0400

SPECIAL GUEST: Tim Jackson, EVP of Technology, Tenneco PANEL:  John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, AD and P; Joni Gray, Autobytel NEWS TOPICS: - Latest technology from Tenneco - Apple bailing out of car program - Geely launching a new brand - How successful are startup brands? - Renault-Nissan software development


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_352.mp3




AAH #351 - Everything You Don't Know About The Acura NSX

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 12:30:00 -0400

SPECIAL GUEST: Ted Klaus, Chief Engineer, Acura NSX VEHICLE IN STUDIO: Acura NSX PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, AD and P; Joe DeMatio, Road and Track NEWS TOPICS: - Acura NSX - Doctor Data - Can Nissan revive Mitsubishi in the U.S.? - Ford ends production in Australia - German Bundesrat passes ban on ICEs by 2030 - Why did FCA pile on incentives for RAM trucks?


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_351.mp3




AAH #350 - Hybrids Mild and Prius Prime

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 12:30:00 -0400

I.C.E. mpgs keep improving; EV batteries are lasting longer; And even fuel cells are still in the mix. If all this is true, then why are companies like Delphi banking on something called a 48-volt, mild hybrid as the next big thing to power your car? Well one reason could be because experts see sales of over 12-million of these mild hybrids in consumer cars by 2025.  But why guess at all this when we can hear it straight from a modern day Oracle of Delphi in the AFTER HOURS studio. SPECIAL GUEST: Mary Gustanski, Vice President, Engineering, Delphi PANEL:  Gary Vasilash, AD and P; Christie Schweinsberg, WardsAuto.com; Joe Szczesny, The Oakland Press NEWS TOPICS: - Prius Prime: Bad Time for Prime? - Paris Show: sans importance? - September Sales: How soon before everyone drives a truck? - UX: Going beyond the Glass Slab.


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_350.mp3




AAH #349 - Driving With Payne

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:30:00 -0400

SPECIAL GUEST: Henry Payne, The Detroit News Vehicle in Studio: 1988 Lola 90 Racer PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv and Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production  TOPICS: - Lola 90 Racer - Ford Performance Sales - Do Diesels have a passenger car future? - Jeep unveils Compass in Brazil?


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_349.mp3




AAH #348 - Chianti Classico and Lusso: The Story Of The Fiat 124

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:30:00 -0400

NEWS TOPICS: - Fiat 124 Spider - Ford's 150 Quadrasteer - Apple buying McLaren? - Recent press events - Tesla's autopilot software update - BONUS FOOTAGE SPECIAL GUEST: Leia Horton, Fiat 124 Spider Engineering PANEL:  John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Todd Lassa, Automobile; Bob Gritzinger, WardsAuto


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_348.mp3




AAH #347 - Here We Go With Elio

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 12:30:00 -0400

NEWS TOPICS: - Elio Motors - Ford demos Autonomous Fusion to Journalists - 3D Printing - Otto - Ubers Autonomous Semi - VW Full Line Drive - Google and the Michigan Legislature SPECIAL GUEST: Jeff Johnston, VP, Engineering Elio Motors It’s got three wheels, one door and is made from pure imagination. Even though it sounds like a Willy Wonka invention, this is a real car.  The brainchild of engineer Paul Elio, the E Series is a two seat, 84mpg vehicle that’s road ready. But the question is, when will it be customer ready? PANEL:  Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Lindsay Brooke, SAE; Chris Paukert, Roadshow by CNET


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_347.mp3




AAH #346 - Hudsons, Diesels, And The Near Death Of Detroit

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 12:30:00 -0400

SPECIAL GUEST: Ed Souers, Hudson Hornet Expert   VEHICLE IN STUDIO: 1952 Hudson Hornet with 7x Engine (only Hudson NASCAR racer that exists) PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Michelle Krebs, COX Automotive; Mike Austin, Autoblog NEWS TOPICS: - Live Another Day Movie - Reid Bigland in big trouble - Is Diesel Dead? - Will China become EV Central? - Is the Volvo/Autoliv JV an Autonomous game changer?


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_346.mp3




AAH #345 - Slower Sales, Slower Semis, and Stuff About Self Driving

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 10:30:00 -0400

PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Mike Wayland, The Detroit News; Mike Martinez, The Detroit News NEWS TOPICS: - Auto Sales - Self Driving Cars - Carbon bicycles: Will Greg LeMond's company make materials in automotive affordable? - Jeep's entry into India as a high-end SUV brand - 10-speed transmission in the F-150


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_345.mp3




AAH #344 - The Supercharger Goes Electric

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:30:00 -0400

NEWS TOPICS: - Hyundai and Genesis Get to Amazon Before Other OEMs - Tesla’s Bigger Battery: A Faster Way to Bankruptcy - Delphi and Mobileye: Maybe Sergio Was Right About Autonomy Being a Commodity SPECIAL GUEST: Matti Vint, Director, Powertrain R and D, Valeo North America Automakers keep downsizing their engines to meet fuel economy and emissions standards. But smaller engines need some sort of boost to provide the power that drivers need and want. That’s why turbocharging and supercharging have become so popular. Now comes the next step, electric boost. E-turbos and e-superchargers are about to hit the market, and we have an experimental Lincoln MKZ with an e-supercharger in the studio. PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; David Zoia, WardsAuto.com; David Welch, Bloomberg


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_344.mp3




AAH #343 - The First Camaro Ever and The Teenager Who Found It

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 12:30:00 -0400

SPECIAL GUEST: Logan Lawson, Owner, Camaro #1 What’s better than being Number 1? How about finding and owning Number 1, especially when it’s the very first Chevrolet Camaro. Join John McElroy for the fascinating story of how a teenager from Kansas tracked down and documented the historic car which he now owns. Also on today’s panel is Mark Gessler from the Historic Vehicle Association. Joining John McElroy of Autoline.tv, asking questions and providing insight, is Henry Payne from the Detroit News. Then during our NEWS portion of the show both David Welch from Bloomberg and Seyth Miersma of Motor1 join John and Henry to discuss the following topics: - The First Camaro - The new Luxury brand Genesis - Ford’s move into autonomy - Plus Woodward Dream Cruise


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_343.mp3




AAH #342 - Is Local Motors The End Of The Auto Industry?

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 12:30:00 -0400

Local Motors is bringing a radically different business model to the automotive industry. No design studios. No engineering staff. No massive factories. No dealerships. In other words, no massive capital investments. If they can make it work it could completely turn the industry upside down. Justin Fishkin, the Chief Strategy Officer of Local Motors, joins John and Gary for a most interesting conversation on the brave new world of crowd sourced car design. SPECIAL GUEST: Justin Fishkin, Chief Strategy Officer, Local Motors. All that and more with hosts John McElroy from Autoline.tv and Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production.


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_342.mp3




AAH #341 - On The Wright Track For Electrification

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 12:30:00 -0400

Automakers are under enormous pressure to improve fuel economy. But the regulations were written when gasoline prices were soaring and now they're the cheapest in decades. How can automakers improve fuel efficiency and still get consumers to buy the right mix of vehicles. Join us as we discuss the choices the industry faces. SPECIAL GUEST: MaryAnn Wright, Group VP, Johnson Controls All that and more with hosts John McElroy from Autoline.tv and Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production, with guest analyst Michelle Krebs of Autotrader.com.


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_341.mp3




AAH #340 - Choosing Cars That Could Become Classics

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:30:00 -0400

SPECIAL GUEST: Ray Arondoski III, owner 1971 Cadillac Eldorado UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Concours d'Elegance of America at St. John's - More Chinese buying pickups - McElroy's Future Classics - VW US Marketing to name next SUV - FCA under investigation for sales reporting All that and more with host John McElroy from Autoline.tv, and guest panelists, Todd Lassa with Automobile, and Chris Paukert of Roadshow by CNET.


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_340.mp3




AAH #339 - Back When Fiat Did Not Want Chrysler

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:30:00 -0400

SPECIAL GUEST: Steve Miller, CEO, IAC Automotive UP FOR DISCUSSION: - A life in Automotive: Steve Miller - Tesla Master Plan All that and more with host John McElroy from Autoline.tv, and guest panelists, David Welch with Bloomberg, and Doron Levin of Forbes.


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_339.mp3




AAH #338 - Buick LaCrosse: From Good To Great

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 12:30:00 -0400

The all new Buick LaCrosse is not all that well known. You haven’t read any driving reviews, and it’s not even on sale yet. But this is Buick’s flagship sedan and it's bristling with new technology. So join us for an in-depth conversation with the car’s chief engineer, Jeff Yanssens, to learn about the details on this car and how they went about developing it. UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Ford and Collaborative Robotics: will it affect manufacturing and jobs in China? - Tesla Crash: NHTSA or SEC? - Hacking cars All that and more with co-hosts John McElroy from Autoline.tv and Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design and Production, with guest journalist Dave Sullivan from AutoPacific.


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_338.mp3




AAH #337 - Dr. Data and A Deep Dive On The Detroit Three

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 12:30:00 -0400

UP FOR DISCUSSION: - VW’s Mammoth Penalty - Surprising Leader in Quality - Ube-tter Pay Us More Join our host Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design and Production along with his journalist panel including Mike Colias from Automotive News, Mike Martinez from The Detroit News and Mike Wayland, also from The Detroit News as they tackle the hottest automotive topics of the week.


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_337.mp3




AAH #336 - Look Who's Going Into The Automotive Hall of Fame

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 12:30:00 -0400

UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Mulally and Nader: Hall of Famers? - Toyota’s Near Miss at Le Mans - VW’s EV Distraction Join our co-hosts John McElroy from Autoline.tv and Gary Vasilash of Automotive Design and Production along with our guest journalist, Bob Gritzinger of WardsAuto as they tackle the automotive issues of the week. SPECIAL GUEST: William Chapin, President, Automotive Hall of Fame.


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_336.mp3




AAH #335 - Good, Bad, and Ugly: New Cars and Press Trips

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 12:30:00 -0400

UP FOR DISCUSSION: - New Product: Fiat124, Jaguar F-Pace, Porsche Macan - Press Trips - What we like, what we don't - The Story behind the Opel Bitter CD Join our co-hosts John McElroy from Autoline.tv and Gary Vasilash of Automotive Design and Production along with our guest journalists, Chris Paukert of CNET and freelancer Scott Burgess, as they tackle the automotive issues of the week. SPECIAL GUEST: Dick Ruzzin, Retired GM Designer and the story behind the design of the Opel Bitter CD.


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_335.mp3




AAH #334 - Car Sales, FCA, and Even More About Musk

Fri, 03 Jun 2016 12:30:00 -0400

UP FOR DISCUSSION: -  Which way is FCA going? -  May sales better or worse than expected -  Takata airbag update - Tesla shareholder meeting  Join our cohosts John McElroy from Autoline.tv and Gary Vasilash of Automotive Design and Production along with our guest journalists Alisa Priddle from Motor Trend and David Welch of Bloomberg as they tackle the automotive issues of the week.


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_334.mp3




AAH #333 - Google, Gentex, and Transflective Mirrors

Fri, 27 May 2016 12:30:00 -0400

SPECIAL GUEST: Neil Boehm, VP of Engineering, Gentex UP FOR DISCUSSION: - How your car mirror became a technology module - Toyota and Uber making a mobility move - Google moves into Suburban Detroit - Mazda goes Premium with CX-9 All that and much more with hosts John McElroy of Autoline.tv and Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; and journalists Mark Phelan from the Detroit Free Press and Bob Gritzinger of Wards.


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_333.mp3




AAH #332 - Corvette Racing: Ground Pounding American Thunder

Fri, 20 May 2016 12:30:00 -0400

SPECIAL GUEST: Doug Fehan, Corvette Racing. Le Mans. Every enthusiast knows this is the cauldron that makes or breaks the best sports cars in the world. Corvette Racing has clawed its way to 8 class wins in 16 years, a storied accomplishment in the history of the 24 hour race. Doug Fehan is the general manager of Corvette Racing and he is stopping by the Autoline After Hours studio. Here is your opportunity to hear about his plans before he heads to France for this years race. ALSO UP FOR DEBATE: - Will the public ever trust the scandal-ridden auto industry again? - Acura NSX: supercar or sissy car? - Is FCA turning Chrysler into a truck company? - NACTOY decides to elect its officers for the first time   All that and much more with host John McElroy of Autoline.tv and Mike Austin with AutoBlog.


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_332.mp3




AAH #331 - Honda Ridgeline: The Un-Truck, Truck

Thu, 12 May 2016 12:30:00 -0400

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 Autoline.tv 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.


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_331.mp3




AAH #330 - Don Panoz, DeltaWing, and Le Mans

Fri, 06 May 2016 12:30:00 -0400

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 Autoline.tv and Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design and Production, with guest panelist Todd Lassa from Automobile.


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_330.mp3




AAH #329 - The Sportage Life

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 12:30:00 -0400

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.


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_329.mp3




AAH #328 - Toyota's Fuel Cell Is Right Here

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 12:30:00 -0400

SPECIAL GUEST: Jackie Birdsall, Senior Engineer, Toyota Mirai UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Vehicle - The flag drops for orders of the Ford GT - VW Executives are lighter in the wallet - GM and Ford Campuses of the future - Ford tests its autonomous car at night All that and much more with hosts John McElroy of Autoline.tv and Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design and Production with guest panelist, Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press.


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_328.mp3




AAH #327 - Lessons in Luxury: From Cadillac to Tesla

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 12:30:00 -0400

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 Autoline.tv 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 SeekingAlpha.com.


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_327.mp3




AAH #326 - Not Your Soccer Mom’s Minivan

Fri, 01 Apr 2016 12:30:00 -0400

SPECIAL GUEST: Mike Downey, Chief Engineer, Chrysler Pacifica SPECIAL IN-STUDIO VEHICLE: Chrysler Pacifica UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Tesla to unveil Model 3. Bad for the Bolt? - VW recalls EVs and gets hit by the FTC. Well, the “Star Wars” commercial was cute. - Maybe they’re developing autonomous cars because they can’t get the headlights right. All that and much more with hosts John McElroy of Autoline.tv and Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design and Production with guest panelist, Pete Bigelow of Autoblog.


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_326.mp3




AAH #325 - 2 Hosts, 4 Guests, and 1 Big Apple

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 12:30:00 -0400

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 Autoline.tv and Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design and Production for AAH at the Toyota LIVE Stage in the New York Javits Center.


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_325.mp3




AAH #324 - Domino's Pizza, Pepperoni and Cars

Fri, 18 Mar 2016 12:30:00 -0400

SPECIAL GUEST: Russell Weiner, President, Domino’s USA SPECIAL IN-STUDIO VEHICLE: The Domino’s DXP UP FOR DISCUSSION: - The Domino’s DXP Pizza Delivery Vehicle - GM and Ford make big mobility moves - Inside the Acura NSX Factory - BMW prepares to take on Google and Tesla All that and much more with hosts John McElroy of Autoline.tv and Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design and Production with special guest panelist, Jeff Green of Bloomberg.


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_324.mp3




AAH #323 - VW De-Horned

Fri, 11 Mar 2016 12:30:00 -0500

UP FOR DISCUSSION: - VW Troubles Continue - JEEP MOAB Concepts - BMW turns 100 - Improved Compact Segment - Trade Rules Michigan Results All that and much more with special guest host Scott Burgess, Yahoo! Autos; Alisa Priddle, Motor Trend; Todd Lassa, Automobile, and Bob Gritzinger, WardsAuto.com .


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_323.mp3




AAH #322 - The Bar that created The Car

Fri, 04 Mar 2016 12:30:00 -0500

SPECIAL GUESTS: A.J. Baime, author, "The Arsenal of Democracy," Matt Anderson, Transportation Curator, The Henry Ford Museum, and Dan Austin, author and founder of HistoricDetroit.org UP FOR DISCUSSION: - The Historic Pontchartrain Bar in Detroit - KIA's new Sportage CUV - Sergio admonishes Apple - Google's 1st autonomous Ooopps All that and much more with Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production.


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_322.mp3




AAH #321 - A PhD in GM Propulsion

Fri, 26 Feb 2016 12:30:00 -0500

SPECIAL GUEST: Dan Nicholson, VP, GM Global Propulsion Systems UP FOR DISCUSSION: - Corvette C7R engine - JD Power -- GM Scores High - Honda Engine Problems - Nameplate Sales All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Bill Visnic, SAE International; and Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production.


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_321.mp3




AAH #320 - Powertrain vs. Propulsion and from Pickups to Potholes

Fri, 19 Feb 2016 12:30:00 -0500

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, Autoline.tv; Joann Muller, Forbes.com; Mike Wayland, The Detroit News; and Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production.


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_320.mp3




AAH #319 - CCC: Creating the Civic Coupe

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:30:00 -0500

SPECIAL GUEST: John Hwang, the Honda Civic Development Leader UP FOR DISCUSSION: - In-depth look at award-winning Honda Civic - Why Honda still scores with the coupe - The Super Bowl Ad Tally: Automaker winners and losers All that and much more with John McElroy of Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design and Production; and Henry Payne, the auto critic of The Detroit News.


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_319.mp3




AAH #318 - Bob Lutz: Live, Lively and Unscripted

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:30:00 -0500

SPECIAL GUEST: Bob Lutz, the former General Motors Vice Chairman and current Chairman of VLF Automotive UP FOR DISCUSSION: - An inside look at VLF Automotive and its flagship product - Brands and Products getting the axe - What’s the latest with VW and Diesels? All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; and Csaba Csere, Contributing Editor, Car and Driver.


Media Files:
http://www.autoline.tv/podcasts/afterhours/AAH_318.mp3