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Autoline This Week is the first stop for auto executives, insiders and consumers looking for the latest automotive news. Each week John McElroy, one of the deans of the Detroit automotive press corp, brings his expertise and analysis to the issues and interviews driving the automotive world. He moderates a panel of automotive journalists as they discuss the week’s news and interview top industry newsmakers

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Autoline This Week is the first stop for auto executives, insiders and consumers looking for the latest automotive news. Each week John McElroy, one of the deans of the Detroit automotive press corp, brings his expertise and analysis to the issues and interviews driving the automotive world. He moderates a panel of automotive journalists as they discuss the week’s news and interview top industry newsmakers

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Autoline is awesome

By Rock and roll car man - Aug 12 2018
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Autoline shows are excellent and quite informative. Autoline daily, autoline this week goes further in depth on many varied aspects of the automotive industry and autoline after hours is a fun and lighthearted weekly show also covering many important news in the industry.. Each of these three shows gives us special twist on automotive news.

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By rafspitfire - May 09 2013
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The best car info you can get anywhere in the web! I recommend it to all gear heads who love the auto biz!

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16 Ratings
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Autoline is awesome

By Rock and roll car man - Aug 12 2018
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Autoline shows are excellent and quite informative. Autoline daily, autoline this week goes further in depth on many varied aspects of the automotive industry and autoline after hours is a fun and lighthearted weekly show also covering many important news in the industry.. Each of these three shows gives us special twist on automotive news.

Great!

By rafspitfire - May 09 2013
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The best car info you can get anywhere in the web! I recommend it to all gear heads who love the auto biz!

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Autoline This Week - Video

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Autoline This Week is the first stop for auto executives, insiders and consumers looking for the latest automotive news. Each week John McElroy, one of the deans of the Detroit automotive press corp, brings his expertise and analysis to the issues and interviews driving the automotive world. He moderates a panel of automotive journalists as they discuss the week’s news and interview top industry newsmakers

Rank #1: Autoline This Week #2239: Volvo’s Roaring Comeback

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A decade ago Volvo was flat on its back. Some wondered if the company could survive. Today it’s a completely different story. Sales are soaring thanks to an impressive lineup of all new vehicles. On Autoline This Week, Anders Gustafsson, Volvo’s Senior Vice President of the Americas, talks about how they’ll keep the momentum going and how they’re exploring new ways to move the metal.

Dec 13 2018

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Rank #2: Autoline This Week #2226: Opportunities and Threats In Automotive Retail

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Automotive retailers are enjoying a terrific business climate right now but they face an uncertain future. On Autoline This Week, experts in the automotive retail business talk about the market shift away from passenger cars, what it will take to sell electric vehicles, how they’re dealing with margin compression and the impact President Trump’s import tariffs can have on their business.

Aug 02 2018

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Rank #3: Autoline This Week #2241: 2018: What A Year It Was

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While a lot happened in the auto industry all year long, 2018 is really wrapping up with a bang. From Nissan’s CEO being thrown in prison, to GM announcing major plant closings, to Tesla scrambling to build Model 3’s, to President Trump enacting import tariffs, there was no end to the news. On today’s show, we dive into the details.

Dec 27 2018

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Rank #4: Autoline This Week #2229: How Do We Repair These High Tech Cars?

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Cars used to be made out of wood and steel. Today, they’re made out of many different grades of steel and aluminum and different kinds of plastics and even carbon fiber. Moreover, today’s cars bristle with all kinds of safety sensors. They’re being electrified and soon will be autonomous. That makes today’s cars far more complex to repair. So, how do technicians get proper training when cars are constantly changing? And how do body shops ensure they have the right kind of commitment? This show delves into how automakers and independent repair shops are trying to meet the challenge.

Sep 06 2018

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Rank #5: Autoline This Week #2326: Roadblocks and Detours to EV Adoption

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Government regulations around the world are mandating that automakers build electric vehicles. And they’re doing it. The only problem is, no one knows how to make a profit on EVs. Moreover, they don’t know how to recycle the batteries. On this week’s show, we get into all that and the issues that are hindering EV adoption.

Oct 03 2019

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Rank #6: Autoline This Week #2324: When Will Autonomous Cars Finally Get Here?

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Just a couple of years ago, automakers were talking as if autonomous cars were right around the corner. Today they all seem to be backing away from that. Why? What happened? And what’s it going to take to put autonomous vehicles on track? On Autoline This Week, two executives from tech companies dive into the issue.

Sep 19 2019

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Rank #7: Autoline This Week #2228: Breathing New Life Into the Internal Combustion Engine

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Automakers face a dizzying choice of propulsion systems to use in their vehicles, which includes piston engines, hybrids, plug-ins, battery electrics and fuel cells. On Autoline This Week, Dan Nicholson, the Vice President of Global Propulsion Systems at General Motors, discusses GM’s strategy on where and when to use each one. And he also talks about the need for a new national standard on high octane gasoline.

Aug 30 2018

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Rank #8: Autoline This Week #2227: Powertrains At The Crossroads

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Automakers face a big challenge of where to devote their capital and R and D efforts in powertrain development. How do they balance their efforts between internal combustion engines, hybrids, battery electric vehicles and fuel cells? Dave Filipe, the Vice President of Powertrain Engineering at Ford, lays out the company’s strategy of how they’re going to proceed.

Aug 09 2018

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Rank #9: Autoline This Week #2231: Automakers, Dealers and Rental Companies Threatened by Mobility

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Automakers, suppliers and tech companies are investing tens of billions of dollars in developing ACES cars. That’s the industry vernacular for Autonomous, Connected, Electrified and Shared cars. But AlixPartners, a global consulting company, says much of that money is going to be wasted. On today’s episode of Autoline This Week, Mark Wakefield of AlixPartners explains how these companies need to get into this field with their eyes wide open.

Sep 20 2018

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Rank #10: Autoline This Week #2232: Millennials Are Driving Car Sales

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The common perception is that millennials don’t want to buy new cars and don’t even want to drive. But Professor Mike Bernacchi at the University of Detroit Mercy, has data that refutes that perception. On this episode of Autoline This Week, he explains how car companies and dealerships should be marketing to millennials.

Sep 27 2018

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Rank #11: Autoline This Week #2222: Preparing Nissan for A Disruptive Decade

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This year’s recipient of the SAE Foundation’s Leadership of the Year Award, is Jose Munoz, the Chief Performance Officer at Nissan. He’s in charge of the company’s efforts in China and on this edition of Autoline This Week, Munoz presents his views on how the country is moving into the forefront of automotive technology. He also discusses the industry’s move into electrification, autonomy and mobility services.

Jul 05 2018

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Rank #12: Autoline This Week #2217: Could Africa Be the Next Automotive Powerhouse?

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Africa’s population is almost as large as China’s and will double in the next 20 years, which means the demand for cars and mobility will be massive. On Autoline This Week, our special guest is Edward Hightower, an auto industry veteran, who’s written a book that identifies six countries on the continent that are ripe for industrialization.

May 17 2018

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Rank #13: Autoline This Week #2302: Wards 10 Best Engines

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Every year, the editors at Wards Auto choose the top engines in the market for its annual 10 Best Engines award. This year, they evaluated 34 new or updated powertrains, including traditional ICEs, hybrids, battery electrics and fuel cells. On Autoline This Week, the Wards Auto staff joins us to discuss their picks for the 10 Best Engines.

Jan 17 2019

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Rank #14: Autoline This Week #2230: Saving Lives Through Automotive Technology

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Almost 40,000 people are killed every year in the United States in car accidents but the auto industry has impressive new technology coming that could slash that number. Some of the technology is going into cars right now and some will come later. On Autoline This Week, Jada Smith talks about the role Aptiv is playing in bringing this technology to market.

Sep 13 2018

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Rank #15: Autoline This Week #2234: Technology That Is Changing the Factory Floor

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Automakers are starting to introduce new technology in their factories that is making working safer, faster and more productive. Technology such as drones, 3D printing, co-bots and exoskeletons. On Autoline This Week, Dan Grieshaber, the Global Director of Manufacturing Integration at General Motors, explains how today’s factory workers are at the forefront of a new industrial revolution.

Oct 11 2018

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Rank #16: Autoline This Week #2233: Autonomy Will Reshape Our World

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The convergence of autonomy, connectivity, electrification and ride sharing is going to change the auto industry as we know it. It’s going to have as much impact on society as when the automobile first appeared over 100 years ago. On Autoline This Week, Larry Burns the author of the book "Autonomy," lays out his vision for how the world is about to change.

Oct 04 2018

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Rank #17: Autoline This Week #2327: Promises and Pitfalls of the USMCA Trade Agreement

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The USMCA, the trade agreement that was negotiated to replace NAFTA, was supposed to bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. But will it? Right now, the trade pact is stuck in Congress and could be stuck there for some time. On Autoline This Week, three trade experts discuss how it will impact the auto industry if and when it’s enacted.

Oct 10 2019

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Rank #18: Autoline This Week #2301: NACTOY: The Best New Vehicles of 2018

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Every year, 54 automotive journalists vote on the best new car, utility vehicle and truck, that were introduced. On Autoline This Week, we discuss the vehicles that made the finalist list in each of these categories. Not only do we discuss the attributes of these vehicles, we predict who the winners might be.

Jan 10 2019

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Rank #19: Autoline This Week #2235: How FCA Is Turning Pickups into Hybrids

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One of the hottest parts of the U.S. auto market right now is with pickup trucks and SUVs. And while they’re perceived to be gas guzzlers, these vehicles are getting a lot more fuel efficient. In fact, Fiat-Chrysler is in the process of converting most of its pickups and Jeeps into hybrids. On Autoline This Week, Brian Spohn from FCA powertrain explains how the company is doing these conversions.

Oct 18 2018

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Rank #20: Autoline This Week #2304: Jobs Galore and The Struggle to Fill Them

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The number one problem facing every automaker and supplier is recruiting the talent they need. Baby boomers are retiring by the thousands and the automotive industry is struggling to replace them. It’s a crisis in recruitment. How do we get new talent to join the automotive industry? Find out on Autoline This Week.

Feb 14 2019

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