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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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    • Oct 14, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
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    AAH #575 - Designing The Ford Maverick: Inside and Out

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 68:26


    GUEST: Scott Anderson, Ford Design PANEL: Rain Noe, Core77; Mark Williams, Freelance; Gary Vasilash, on Automotive


    AAH #574 -The Auto Market in Q3: Have We Hit Bottom?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 68:50

    GUEST: Charlie Chesbrough, Cox Automotive PANEL: Joe White, Reuters; Keith Naughton, Bloomberg; Gary Vasilash, on Automotive

    AAH #573 - The Transformation of Lincoln: Where Electrification Meets Personalization

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 58:05

    GUESTS: Michael Sprague, Director, Lincoln Motor Company; Patrick Lindemann, President, Transmission Systems, E-Mobility, Schaeffler PANEL: John Waraniak, Have Blue; Gary Vasilash, on Automotive; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

    AAH #572 - All About Lidar And Ouster

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 67:53

    GUEST: Angus Pacala, CEO, Ouster PANEL: Pete Bigelow, Automotive News; Gary Vasilash, on Automotive; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

    AAH #571 - How Hyundai Is Building the Future of Mobility

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 63:30

    GUEST: Olabisi Boyle, VP, Product Planning and Mobility, Hyundai PANEL: Jeff Gilbert, WWJ Newsradio 950; Nicole Wakelin, Freelance; Gary Vasilash, on Automotive

    AAH #570 - Munich, Tesla, and Winding Down ICE Ops

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 68:35

    PANEL: Chris Paukert, Roadshow by CNET; Gary Vasilash, on Automotive; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

    AAH #569 - How Nissan Decided To Redesign The Frontier Pickup

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 64:57

    GUEST:Melaina Vasko, Vehicle Performance Manager, Nissan FrontierPANEL: Brett Smith, Center for Automotive Research; Gary Vasilash, on Automotive; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

    AAH #568 - Battery Fires Could Kill The EV Revolution

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 74:55

    GUEST:Jason Lisseman, Joyson Safety SystemsPANEL: Bengt Halvorson, Green Car Reports; Gary Vasilash, on Automotive; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

    AAH #567 - Transforming The Motor City Into The Arsenal of Mobility

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 60:42

    GUEST:Trevor Pawl, Chief Mobility Officer, State of MichiganPANEL: Stephanie Brinley, IHS Markit; Gary Vasilash, on Automotive; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

    AAH #566 - Building EV Chargers Without Ever Touching The Grid

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 67:29

    GUEST:Jim Bardia, Change Wind CorporationPANEL: Chris Paukert, Change Wind Corporation; Gary Vasilash, on Automotive; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

    AAH #565 - Stretching More Life Out Of The ICE

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 71:58

    GUEST:Sujit Jain, BoschPANEL: Kelsey Mays, Cars.com; Gary Vasilash, on Automotive; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

    AAH #564 - LiCycle's Fast/Cheap/Clean Way to Recycle EV Batteries

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 66:17

    GUEST:Ajay Kochhar, Li-CyclePANEL: Joann Muller, Axios; Gary Vasilash, on Automotive; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

    AAH #563 - GM Hydrotec Gets Ready For The Hydrogen Revolution

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 60:12

    GUESTS:Charlie Freese, Executive Director, Hydrotec at General MotorsPANEL: Lindsay Brooke, SAE International; Gary Vasilash, on Automotive; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

    AAH #562 - Ford Maverick Pickup Could Become A Cult Classic

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 60:12

    GUESTS:Chris Mazur, Chief Program Engineer, Ford MaverickTrevor Scott, Marketing Manager, Ford Maverick and Ford RangerPANEL: Mike Martinez, Automotive News; Gary Vasilash, on Automotive; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

    AAH #561 - Talking Alfa Romeo, Carlos Tavares and Car Sharing With Larry Dominique

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 59:32

    GUEST: Larry Dominique, Alfa RomeoPANEL: Joe White, Reuters; Gary Vasilash, on Automotive; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

    AAH #560 - Traditional Suppliers That Are Making The Leap To An Electric World

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2021 60:52

    GUESTS:Phil Eyler, President and CEO, GenthermMartin Fischer, Board Member, ZFPANEL: Gary Vasilash, on Automotive; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

    AAH #559 - What Will Win Out: Traditional Franchised Dealers, or Direct-to-Consumer Sales?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 76:16

    GUEST: Dave Zuchowski, Unite DigitalTOPICS:- Why do people like Hyundai and Kia so much?- Will hydrogen matter or be a local solution?- Do car companies need battery plants?PANEL: Steve Finlay, Auto Writer; Gary Vasilash, on Automotive; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

    AAH #558 - We Talk Jeeps With The Guy Who Designs Them

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2021 61:03

    GUEST: Mark Allen, Head of Jeep Exterior DesignTOPICS:- What effect is electrification having on Jeep design?- What are the design challenges of a longer Grand Cherokee?- What is the message the design of the Grand Wagoneer is sending to the world?- What was the Easter Jeep Safari like this (still-COVID) year?PANEL: Mark Williams, Freelance; Gary Vasilash, on Automotive; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

    AAH #557 - Will EVs Have Hockey-Stick Growth?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 80:55

    TOPICS:- Would Americans buy a Hong Guang mini EV?- Will OEMs become “tech” companies before tech companies become “OEMs”?- Did COVID kill car sharing?- Will EVs have hockey-stick growth?- Will OEMs price themselves out of the market?PANEL: Eric Noble, The CARLAB; Sam Fiorani, AutoForecast Solutions; Gary Vasilash, on Automotive; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

    AAH #556 - ’21 New Models and What We Want To Drive

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2021 85:04

    GTOPIC: New Vehicles in 2021 - What we like, what we’re indifferent to, what we can’t wait to drivePANEL: Jenni Newman, Cars.com; Gary Witzenburg, President, NACTOY; Gary Vasilash, on Automotive; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

    AAH #555 - Looking At Lidar: Will This Tech Make AVs Happen?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2021 66:49

    GUEST: Mircea Gradu, Velodyne LidarTOPICS:- Is the red-hot SAAR sustainable?- Can consumers afford a supply-chain fix?- 24% of Escapes and 21% of RAV4s sold in April were hybrids. Is there life in that powertrain?PANEL:Alexa St. John, Automotive News; Gary Vasilash, on Automotive; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

    AAH #554 - Arrival in America. Innovative Product. Innovative Process.

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2021 61:07

    GUEST: Mike Ableson, ArrivalTOPICS:- Will Honda be 100% EV in 2040?- Why did Lyft sell AV division to Toyota?- Why is Tesla suddenly unpopular in China?PANEL:Mike Austin, Hemmings; Joe White, Reuters; Gary Vasilash, on Automotive

    AAH #553 - Making Cars With Sustainable Materials

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2021 79:54

    GUEST: Debbie Mielewski, Sustainability, FordTOPICS:- Tesla: Should the FTC force a FSD/Autopilot name change?- Shanghai Show: More EVs in China = More coal- Is GM backtracking on EVs? (“Goal,” not “Guarantee”)PANEL:Christie Schweinsberg, Wards Intelligence; Lindsay Brooke, SAE International; Gary Vasilash, on Automotive; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

    AAH #552 - Who The Heck Is Buying Those Audi e-trons?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2021 73:26

    GUEST: Matt Mostafaei, Audi e-tron Product ManagerTOPICS:- Which is a bigger development: Cruise in Dubai or Dominos in Houston?- Magna and Ree, Mobileye and Udelv: A new OEM model?- BlueCruise, Super Cruise: Will subscriptions make OEMs money or is this like wired-in phones of yore?PANEL: Stephanie Brinley, IHS Markit; Gary Vasilash, on Automotive; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

    AAH #551 - Do You Really Need A 4,000 Pound Vehicle To Go Buy A Quart Of Milk?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2021 77:40

    GUEST: Matt Brueggeman, CEO, Flux MopedsTOPICS:- Flux Mopeds- In 2016 Ford said “high volume” AVs for ride sharing in 2021. It is 2021.- An 830-hp EV SUV is a desire. Does anyone need an EV pickup with a 400-mile range?- OEMs ask Feds to help with chip shortage. Can the Feds do what OEMs can’t?PANEL:John Snyder, Autoblog; Gary Vasilash, on Automotive; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

    AAH #550 - Automotive Design and The Shape Of Things To Come

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2021 61:58

    GUESTS: Karl Ludvigsen, Ludvigsen Partners; Jim HallPANEL:Gary Vasilash, On Automotive; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

    AAH #549 - Volkswagen Aims the ID.4 Right At Tesla's Model Y

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2021 77:47

    GUEST: Hein Schafer, Senior Vice President, Product Marketing and Strategy, Volkswagen of AmericaTOPICS:- VW ID.4- Is the auto supply chain too fragile—and what can be done about it?- Will lux EVs move the needle on mass market acceptance?- What will have a bigger impact on dealers: COVID or EVs?PANEL:Sebastian Blanco, Freelance; Gary Vasilash, on Automotive; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

    AAH #548 - Battle For The EV Market: Do Legacy Automakers Stand A Chance?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2021 72:27

    GUEST: Rob Mantinan, Program Engineering Manager, Chevrolet Bolt EV/EUVTOPICS:- Bolt EUV- Why did VW hold a “Power Day”?- Why doesn’t BMW know how many EVs it will have in ’23?- Cruise buys Voyage: What will the AV market be?PANEL:Jeff Gilbert, WWJ Newsradio 950; Gary Vasilash, on Automotive; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

    AAH #547 - How Automakers Figure Out What Kinds Of Cars To Make

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2021 73:47

    GUEST: Michael O'BrienTOPICS:- How Automakers Figure Out What Kinds Of Cars To Make- What We Know about the Jeep Wagoneer- Tesla’s Big Battery in Texas: Its About More than Cars- Will the USPS Go EV After All?PANEL: Jason Fogelson, ReviewGarage.com; Gary Vasilash, on Automotive; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

    AAH #546 - Inside the Development Process for Acura’s MDX

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2021 66:04

    GUEST: Tom Nguyen, 2022 Acura MDX Global Development LeaderTOPICS:- Acura MDX- Are sedans becoming like convertibles and station wagons?- Are EVs getting ahead of infrastructure?- Is Volvo a strong enough brand to take on Tesla?PANEL: Nicole Wakelin, Freelance; Gary Vasilash, on Automotive; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

    AAH #545 - Redesigning Auto Shows To Bring Them Back To Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2021 72:51

    GUEST: Rod Alberts, Executive Director, Detroit Auto Dealers AssociationTOPICS:- Redesigning Auto Shows- Cherokee, Grand and Otherwise: Change the Name?- The High Price of EV Recalls- Lucid: $62 billion. $62 billion!!!PANEL:Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press; Gary Vasilash, Gardner Business Media; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

    AAH #544 - Electric Last Mile Solutions

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 19, 2021 66:22

    GUEST: James Taylor, Electric Last Mile SolutionsTOPICS:- Ford Going EV in Europe: Implications?- Chevy Launches Bolt EUV: Bigger, but...- Earthquake, Chip Shortage, Blizzard, Pandemic: How Resilient is Auto?PANEL:Christie Schweinsberg, Wards Intelligence; Gary Vasilash, Gardner Business Media; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

    AAH #543 - 2021 Ford Raptor: So Bad It’s Good

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 12, 2021 76:17

    GUEST: Tony Greco, Ford Program Manager: F-150 RaptorTOPICS:- 2021 Ford Raptor- Super Bowl ads: The Boss vs. Ron Burgundy- Audi e-tron GT: Will this one finally give the Model S a run?- Nissan’s new Frontier and Pathfinder: Good signs for a struggling brand?PANEL: Mark Williams, Freelance; Gary Vasilash, Gardner Business Media; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

    AAH #542 - Cadillac Blackwing, The Pinnacle of Piston Power

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2021 73:55

    GUEST: Tony Roma, Chief Engineer, Cadillac CarsTOPICS:- January sales: Is the market back?- Ford and Google: Like GM and Microsoft? Who will get Amazon?- Tesla’s real chip problem: Prelude to an industry issue?PANEL:Chris Paukert, Roadshow by CNET; Gary Vasilash, Gardner Business Media; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

    AAH #541 - A Hack Proof Car? Isn't That Supposed To Be Impossible?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2021 77:43

    TOPICS:- Cox Dealer Study Shows Customers Like Digital: First Shoe to Drop?- Auto Thefts Up 9.2% in 2020: Another COVID Consequence?- Kia Dropping K900: Is It the Body Style or the $59,900 Sticker?PANEL:Daniel Greene; John Dinkel; Henry Payne, The Detroit News; Gary Vasilash, Gardner Business Media; John McElroy

    AAH #540 - Learn More About Gentex

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2021 73:25

    GUEST: Neil Boehm, GentexTOPICS:- GM joining with Microsoft. Important?- Apple working with Hyundai. More Important?- Semiconductor firms supply consumer electronics first. Extremely important?PANEL:Lindsay Brooke, SAE International; Gary Vasilash, Gardner Business Media, John McElroy, Autoline.tv

    AAH #539 - Sandy Munro Drops A Big Surprise!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2021 91:16


    GUEST: Sandy Munro, Munro and AssociatesPANEL: Chase Drum, Freelance; Gary Vasilash, Gardner Business Media; John McElroy, Autoline.tv


    AAH #538 - Vaporware or Imminent Reality? When Will We Finally See Autonomous Cars?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2021 72:52

    GUEST: Jeff Stout, Global Innovation, YanfengTOPICS:- Yes, Tesla is a money machine. But does 500K cars make it the real thing?- 2020 sales. From worse to just bad.- FCA-PSA. There is no “C” in Stellantis. Will there be?PANEL:Pete Bigelow, Automotive News; Gary Vasilash, Gardner Business Media; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

    AAH #537 - Rock Stars and Classic Cars: John Oates Is On After Hours

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2020 63:24

    GUEST: John OatesPANEL:Jeff Sabatini, Sports Car Market; Gary Vasilash, AutoBeat; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

    AAH #536 - What’s The Future Hold for Classic Cars and Motor Racing?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2020 65:55

    GUESTS: Bill Warner, Amelia Concours; Ray Evernham, Big Iron GaragePANEL:Larry Webster, Hagerty; Gary Vasilash, AutoBeat; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

    AAH #535 - Henrik Fisker Is Back With A Radical EV Business Plan

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2020 69:08

    GUEST: Henrik Fisker, Fisker Inc.PANEL: Chase Drum, Freelance; Gary Vasilash, AutoBeat; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

    AAH #534 - Magna: Supplier Extraordinaire

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2020 72:05

    GUEST: Don Walker, MagnaTOPICS:- Magna- Will automakers meet the increased legislative-driven requirement for EVs (as in: will they be able to?)?- Tesla offers insurance. Now GM. Is this a customer convenience, an OEM revenue stream or both? And what might be some other ways OEMs could make money (e.g., their own paid-for music streaming)?- Tavares said there will be more consolidation going forward.- What combos would you like to see? What combos would be disastrous?PANEL:Mike Colias, The Wall Street Journal; Gary Vasilash, AutoBeat; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

    AAH #533 - Automakers And Suppliers Search For A Strategy In A World of Mobility

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2020 70:16

    GUEST: Brian Goldstine, BridgestoneTOPICS:- Bridgestone- Does micromobility matter?- Which OEM has the best EV strategy?- Stellantis: Which vehicles will survive?PANEL:Pete Bigelow, Automotive News; Gary Vasilash, AutoBeat; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

    AAH #532 - Lucid Motors Would Love To Become The Next Tesla

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2020 75:28

    GUESTS: Peter Rawlinson, CEO and CTO, Lucid Motors and Derek Jenkins, VP of Design, Lucid MotorsPANEL:Rain Noe, Core77; Gary Vasilash, AutoBeat; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

    AAH #531 - Car Sales Look Strong, But COVID Could Kick The Legs Out Of Any Recovery

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2020 64:33

    GUEST: Charlie Chesbrough, Cox AutomotiveTOPICS:- COVID and The Auto Industry- Right to repair: Why is it an issue?- Uber, Lyft and California: Are ride-hailing drivers employees?- Daimler partnering with Waymo: Is this a play beyond commercial vehicles?PANEL: Mike Austin, Hemmings; Gary Vasilash, AutoBeat; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

    AAH #530 - Tech Is Transforming Auto—and So Is COVID

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2020 70:22

    GUEST: Paul Eichenberg, Paul Eichenberg Strategic ConsultingTOPICS:- 1000-hp Hummer EV. 1080-hp Lucid Air. What Happened to the Environmental EV?- If Prop 22 Doesn’t Pass, What Happens to Ride Hailing?- GM Bringing EVs to Spring Hill: What Happens If EV Demand is Meh?PANEL: Doron Levin, Seeking Alpha/SiriusXM; Gary Vasilash, AutoBeat; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

    AAH #529 - Nissan Upgrades Its Product Development

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2020 72:34

    GUEST: Thomas Mally, Associate Chief Vehicle Engineer, Nissan Technical Center North AmericaTOPICS:- Nissan Sentra- GM China Q3 Sales: GM U.S. Not So Lucky- What Do the Bolt, Kona EV and Kuga Plug-in Have In Common? Fires- VW Intros Taos: How Many Compact SUVs Do We Need?PANEL:Tom Murphy, WardsAuto.com; Gary Vasiliash, autobeatonline.com; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

    AAH #528 - Acura Completely Re-Engineers The TLX

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2020 66:31

    GUESTS: Jason Ray, Performance Development Leader, Acura TLX; Ken Sheridan, Manufacturing Leader, Acura TLXTOPICS:- Acura TLX- Mercedes Is Betting Big on Electricity- Are Model Ys Falling Apart—and Why There Is No Tesla PR To Comment- Will a SPAC Save Faraday Future?PANEL:Jason Fogelson, ReviewGarage.com; Gary Vasilash, AutoBeat; John McElroy, Autoline

    AAH #527 - Simon Sproule: Automotive Man Of Intrigue

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2020 77:04

    GUEST: Simon Sproule, Auto Industry VeteranTOPICS:- Why Did Ford Cut the Mach-E Price Before You Can Buy One?- Continental to Cut 30,000 Jobs. Aren’t We In a Recovery?- Why Has Nikola Produced a Non-Disruptive Timeline of Activities?PANEL:Joe White, Reuters; Gary Vasilash, AutoBeat; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

    AAH #526 - Cadillac: American Luxury, No Apology

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2020 82:08

    GUEST: Brian Smith, Exterior Design Director, CadillacTOPICS:- Cadillac Design- Tesla Battery Day: Boom or Bust?- VW Launches ID.4: EV for ICE Money- Milton Exits NikolaPANEL: Peter DeLorenzo, Autoextremist.com; Gary Vasilash, AutoBeat; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

    AAH #525 - ZF

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2020 72:22

    GUEST: Jorg Trampler, ZF North America Inc.TOPICS:- GM Making Ultium Motors: Something to Put into Badgers?- Kia Following Hyundai to EV Strategy?- Why Is Ford Emphasizing Americanness? PANEL:Bill Visnic, SAE International; Gary Vasilash, AutoBeat; John McElroy, Autoline

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