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.
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!"
Z-Spec Accessories - Autoline Daily 622
Toyota will run at 50 percent capacity at all of its plants in Japan for
nearly a month starting in May due to supply shortages. Chevy just
announced a lineup of aftermarket parts for the Sonic called Z-Spec
accessories. Ford plans to introduce 15 new vehicles and double the size of
its dealer network in China by 2015. All that and more, plus guest host
Murray Feldman from Fox 2 News, Detroit shares his thoughts on whether or
not the growth in the auto industry is too much, too soon.
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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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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Nissan GT-R vs. Hennesey Cadillac Escalade
Godzilla vs 6,000 lb. SUV: See what happens when a 2011 Nissan GT-R races
the HPE1000 Twin turbo Cadillac
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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.
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 Cadillac Escalade Test Drive & Luxury SUV Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/cadillac/escalade/2012/?id=32972 The 2012
Cadillac Escalade might be on the higher end of the price scale for an SUV.
However the Escalade wasn't made for ordinary soccer moms and trips to the
grocery store, Cadillac's premium SUV was built for those looking for
luxurious comfort. It's not uncommon to see rap stars, movie stars,
diplomats, and other famous high profile people stepping out of an
Escalade. The 2012 Cadillac Escalade exudes style and sophistication, and
is also packed full of the latest and greatest technology as well as a very
powerful engine. The base price for this SUV is $63,170 with the top of the
line Platinum Edition AWD moving off dealer lots starting at $82,495.
The 2012 Cadillac Escalade is powered by a powerful 6.2 liter V-8 engine
that produces 403 horsepower and 417 lb-ft. of
torque. The Escalade's transmission is a 6-speed automatic that is very
responsive and great for towing. The Escalade also comes with either a RWD
or AWD drivetrain. Fuel economy for the 4x2 model is 14 MPG in the city and
18 MPG on the highway thanks to Active Fuel Management which essentially
turns the Escalade V-8 into a 4-cylinder engine at low operating loads. The
suspension features Magnetic Ride Control Shocks that sense changes in the
road and make adjustments every few milliseconds. This technology allows
the shocks to dampen almost instantaneously providing a comfortable ride.
The Escalade has always been known to have the latest and greatest
technology available from Cadillac. Some great features found on the 2012
model include: Blind Zone Alert, Touch-Screen Navigation, Bose surround
sound, and more. There is DVD entertainment for the rear passengers.
Leather seating and surfaces along with high end wood trim pieces are
prevalent in the 2012 Cadillac Escalade. And now the Escalade also features
cool LED headlights and taillights.
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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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Now YOU Drive the Nissan GT-R: POV & On-Board Commentary
Now you get to drive the Nissan GT-R, the unruly upstart from the Far East
that is giving the tradition performance royalty a run for their money.
Love it or hate it, there is no doubt that the GT-R can hold its own.
Listen to the Supercars Personified staff comment on handling, seating
position and then some on this Beast from the East. Note, the roads were
wet so, this limited what we could test. Nonetheless, we were impressed.
So what do you guys think about the 2012 Nissan GT-R? Is it all
engineering with little soul as some would say? Or is it far more than just
a technical exercise? Leave your comments below.
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