Experts are saying the adoption of EVs may be derailed by the high cost of building the infrastructure to support them. Chrysler announced an agreement with parts supplier Magneti Marelli and Shell Lubricants that will allow its dealers to service competitors' vehicles. Volkswagen is introducing a new commercial van for the UK market. All that and more, plus guest host Christie Schweinsberg fills us in on the 2011 Ward's Auto Interiors Conference.
Dodge & Designs - Autoline Detroit 1516
You'd think being in charge of design for an automaker would be a big
enough job, but not for Ralph Gilles. As the designer of the iconic 2005
Chrysler 300, he was promoted to oversee design for all 5 of the company's
brands. But in addition, when CEO Sergio Marchionne started handing out
second assignments, Gilles was tagged to run the Dodge brand as well. On
this week's Autoline he not only discusses the demands of both jobs but
also Chrysler's rapid renaissance with both product and sales. Host John
McElroy is joined by Natalie Neff from AutoWeek and Jeff Gilbert from CBS
Radio Detroit-WWJ 950.
Lexus LF-Gh Concept - Autoline Daily 620
Detroit automakers are having trouble delivering new vehicles by rail due
to a shortage of freight cars and delays are taking anywhere from a few
days to a few weeks. Chrysler is developing compressed natural gas vehicles
that could go on sale by 2017 in the U.S. Lexus revealed its LF-Gh hybrid
concept before its debut at the New York Auto show next week. All that and
more, plus guest host Rod Meloni from WDIV Local 4 News, Detroit answers
your questions and comments in the "You Said It!" segment.
New Beetle Could Sell Well in Global Markets - Autoline Daily 623
Toyota, Nissan and Honda now have all their plants in Japan up and running
but only at half capacity. Nissan revealed a race car that's powered by the
same EV technology as the LEAF, called the LEAF NISMO RC. Mazda announced
that its crossover concept, the MINAGI, which debuted at this year's Geneva
Motor Show, will be called the CX-5 when it goes on sale next year. All
that and more, plus a look at the redesigned Beetle that Volkswagen just
unveiled at the auto shows in both Shanghai and New York.
GM Sidesteps Tsunami Disruptions - Autoline Daily 625
UAW takes a new negotiating tact by targeting the domestics for an early
labor agreement. Mercedes takes the wraps off a dramatic new A-Class
concept. Hyundai's new technology combines the functionality of Sync and
OnStar. All that and more, plus John responds to your comments in this
week's "You Said It!"
2015 Cadillac Escalade - First Drive
2015 Cadillac Escalade -- First Drive
MotoMan heads to the Low Country of South Carolina to drive the all new
2015 Cadillac Escalade to learn if Magnetic Ride Control, LOTS more power &
torque in this third generation Cadillac have the same impact on the
Escalade as it did on the 2014 CTS . . .
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manufacturer show cars to driving military prototype vehicles. Back at the
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2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV Platinum Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV
Platinum. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior
of this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting
unique styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the
details of it, start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A
thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall
appreciation of the vehicle.
Nissan GT-R vs. Hennesey Cadillac Escalade
Godzilla vs 6,000 lb. SUV: See what happens when a 2011 Nissan GT-R races
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2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 vs 2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition! - Head 2 Head Ep. 52
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Jonny Lieberman travels to Barber
Motorsports Park for a head to head matchup with the brand new Chevy Camaro Z/28 and a well
known heavyweight, the Nissan GT-R. But not just any GT-R, the 2014 Track
Edition which packs a 545 hp twin-turbo
V-6, a 6-speed dual clutch transmission, sticky Dunlop tires and AWD
traction into a car without rear seats. The Z/28, by way of contrast,
features a massive 7.0-liter naturally-aspirated V-8, a 6-speed manual
transmission, and tail-out RWD. While it does still have rear seats, nearly
every other non-essential component has been removed. Moreover, the Z28's
tires might be even stickier! The front ones, enormous 305-sections, are
certainly the widest tires ever bolted to a production car. Both cars are
phenomenal, and both cars make rational men scream, "Gimme!" But only one
can come out on top. Watch and find out!
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2012 Lexus LFA Road Trip: LFA vs. GT-R
Let's close the road and have an old-fashioned drag race - the 2012 Lexus
LFA vs. the 2012 Nissan GT-R.
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The 1,100 HP Switzer "Ultimate Street Edition" GTR - /TUNED
It wasn't long ago that driving a 1000+ horsepower car came with
many sacrifices. These were race or show cars, not to be used daily. Enter
the Switzer "Ultimate Street" GTR. On pump gas, it makes 1,000 horsepower with virtually no
downside. On race gas, it makes 1,100 horsepower. And the owner of
this particular GTR uses it as his daily driver to commute to work. Is
enough to get to the office? We'll find out.
**Update** 0-60: 2.5s, 1/4 Mile: 9.4 @ 150, Standing Mile 208 mph.
2012 Navigator vs. Escalade
In a clash of the titans, Peter Bleakney puts the 2012 Lincoln Navigator up
against the Cadillac Escalade.
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