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Autoline After Hours

The show for those who are more than just car enthusiasts, but are also enthusiasts for the automotive industry. Join us as we talk shop with the top designers, chief engineers and product planners about the latest vehicles they’re bringing to the market.

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AAH #359 - Pacifica Goes Electric

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 Chrysler26:10 - PANEL: Gary Vasilash, AD and P; Jean Jennings, Facebook.com/JeanKnowsCars; Anton Wahlman, Seeking Alpha; Alisa Priddle, Motor Trend

1hr 10mins

15 Dec 2016

Rank #1

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AAH #241 - Motor Racing is Such a Drag

UP FOR DISCUSSION:- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles reveals its five-year plan- GM REhires one of the best PR gurus of all time- Hybrids vs. SUVs - weren't massive people haulers supposed to be extinct by now?SPECIAL GUESTS: Phil and JP Gutierrez, Gutierrez Brothers RacingAll that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; and Karl Henkel, The Detroit News

1hr 21mins

9 May 2014

Rank #2

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

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

1hr 16mins

3 Mar 2017

Rank #3

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AAH #369 - Ford Goes Further With 3D Printing

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

1hr 3mins

17 Mar 2017

Rank #4

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AAH #447 - Sandy Munro's Tesla Deep Dive

TOPIC: Tesla Deep DiveSPECIAL GUEST: Sandy Munro, Munro and AssociatesPANEL:- David Welch, Bloomberg- Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production- John McElroy, Autoline.tv

1hr 19mins

4 Jan 2019

Rank #5

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

REPORTER ROUNDTABLENEWS:- 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 DataPANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Dave Sullivan, AutoPacific; Joann Muller, Forbes.com

1hr 8mins

17 Aug 2017

Rank #6

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AAH #236 - GM's Defect: What Did Barra Know, and When Did She Know it?

UP FOR DISCUSSION:- Mary Barra's testimony in D.C. -- going from bad to worse?- How did the analysts get March sales forecasts so wrong?- Chrysler says Ram outsold Silverado, but WardsAuto data disagrees- Sales overall are up, yet green car numbers continue to plummetSPECIAL GUEST: Barry Ratzlaff, Executive Director, Hyundai Connected Car and BlueLinkAll that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; and Mike Austin, Popular Mechanics.

1hr 14mins

4 Apr 2014

Rank #7

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AAH #458 - Sandy Munro Talks About Tesla in China

SPECIAL GUEST: Greg Wallace, GM Heritage CenterTOPICS:- Carlos Tavares Goes Shopping: What Looks Good?- GM to Invest 2.7-billion in Brazil: How Do You Say Yikes in Portuguese- Evelozcity Talks to Magna Steyr About Building EVs in U.S.PANEL:- Craig Cole, AutoGuide.com- James Amend, WardsAuto.com- Gary Vasilash, AD and P

1hr 28mins

5 Apr 2019

Rank #8

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AAH #433 - SAE Takes Autonomy To The Public

SPECIAL GUEST: David Schutt, CEO, SAE InternationalTOPICS:06:49 - SAE: Autonomous Rides in Tampa33:35 - Doctor Data38:18 - Toyota Motor collabs with Uber on Autonomy46:41 - Is Dyson the next Tesla?52:57 - PHONE CALL: Should NASCAR be worried about Ford?56:09 - PHONE CALL: Manual Transmission is Disappearing
PANEL:
- Sam Abuelsamid, Navigant Research
- Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv

1hr 2mins

31 Aug 2018

Rank #9

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

TOPIC: 2018 Ford Mustang01:07 – Carl Widdman, Mustang Chief Engineer, Ford and Tom Barnes, Mustang Engineer, Ford25:36 – Mark Schaller, Mustang Marketing Manager, Ford36:46 – Panel DiscussionPANEL:- John McElroy, Autoline.tv- Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production- Roman Mica, TFLCar.com- Nik Miles, OurAutoExpert.com

53mins

7 Dec 2017

Rank #10

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AAH #471 - The Auto Industry On The Eve Of Destruction

SPECIAL GUEST: Paul Eichenberg, Paul Eichenberg Strategic ConsultingTOPICS:- Doctor Data- First Half Sales In Review: Meh.- Iacocca Saved Chrysler in ’79. How’s It Look 40 Years Later?- The Model S Debuted in 2012. And Elon Isn’t Going to Refresh It?PANEL:- Joe White, Reuters- Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production- John McElroy, Autoline.tv

1hr 27mins

12 Jul 2019

Rank #11

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AAH #374 - Buick's Future Is Avenir

SPECIAL GUEST: Jace Stokes, Product Manager, Buick EnclaveTOPIC: 2018 Buick EnclaveNEWS:- 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 AutomationPANEL: Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Joann Muller, Forbes.com; Mike Austin, Autoblog

1hr

21 Apr 2017

Rank #12

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AAH #438 - Pushing Performance to the Edge with the 2019 Ford Edge ST

Today's show was taped in the mountains of Utah. Join us for a deep dive into the 2019 Ford Edge ST!SPECIAL GUESTS:01:21 - Ed Krenz, Chief Functional Engineer, Ford21:51 - Cristina Aquino, Marketing Manager, Ford Edge40:10 - Nik and John's thoughts on the 2019 Ford Edge STPANEL:- Nik Miles, OurAutoExpert.com- John McElroy, Autoline.tv

48mins

11 Oct 2018

Rank #13

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

1hr 8mins

3 Nov 2017

Rank #14

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AAH #491 - Why A Gearhead Loves His Tesla Model 3

GUEST: Henry Payne, The Detroit NewsPANEL:- Lindsay Brooke, SAE International- Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production- John McElroy, Autoline.tv

1hr 5mins

26 Dec 2019

Rank #15

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AAH #424 - Ford's Transit Gets Hit By a Bolt of Lightning

SPECIAL GUEST: Tim Reeser, CEO, Lightning SystemsNEWS:- Doctor Data- Tesla Faces Reality and Layoffs- The Consequences of Tariffs- IIHS Tests: Ouch!PANEL:- Todd Lassa, Automobile- Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production- John McElroy, Autoline.tv

1hr 14mins

15 Jun 2018

Rank #16

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AAH #422 - The Electric Future of the Internal Combustion Engine

SPECIAL GUEST: Brian McKay, Director, Powertrain, Continental North AmericaNEWS:
- Doctor Data
- Tesla Fixes Brakes Over-the-Air
- Will FCA Drop Fiat in the U.S.
- SoftBank Invests $2.25-Billion in GM CruisePANEL:- Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production- Lindsay Brooke, SAE- Greg Migliore, Autoblog.com

1hr 1min

1 Jun 2018

Rank #17

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AAH #425 - Creating the Atomic Car Seat

SPECIAL GUEST: Chuck Cauchy, President and CTO, ThermavanceNEWS:- Doctor Data- Collaborations Rising: VW and Ford, Audi and Hyundai- Launching a Rocket Is One Thing, But Building Cars in a Tent?- Colorado Joins CARB on EPA Pushback- Volvo Opens a U.S. Factory and Still Struggles With Care by VolvoPANEL:- Sam Abuelsamid, Navigant Research- Gary Vasilash, ADandP- John McElroy, Autoline.tv

1hr 6mins

22 Jun 2018

Rank #18

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AAH #432 - RDXcellence in Engineering

SPECIAL GUEST:Stephen FreyChief Engineer, Acura RDXAcura RDX cut body in studioTOPICS:- Doctor Data
- VW Diesel Scandal: Exhausting
- Monterey Car Week: Exotics Abounding
- Alex Zanardi Will Be Driving a BMW DTM M4: Unstoppable?

PANEL:
- Lindsay Brooke, SAE International
- Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv

1hr 2mins

24 Aug 2018

Rank #19

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AAH #487 - Ford Mustang Mach-E: Adding Another Pony to the Stable

01:28 - Dave Pericak, Global Director, Ford Icons, Ford28:02 - Chris Walter, Exterior Design Manager, Mustang Mach-E, Ford52:00 - Journalist ImpressionsPANEL:John Voelcker, Freelance; Eric Noble, The CARLAB; Bob Gritzinger, Wards Intelligence; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

1hr 18mins

20 Nov 2019

Rank #20