Autoline Episodes

2010, TV Show

Autoline Season 16 episodes

The Black Beauty of Carbon Fiber Season 16, Episode 41

How carbon fiber could help auto manufacturers meet future fuel-efficiency standards. read more

Turbocharged With BorgWarner Season 16, Episode 40

BorgWarner president James Verrier is interviewed. read more

Honda's 30 Years of Manufacturing in the U.S. Season 16, Episode 39

The Honda plant in Marysville, Ohio, which began operations in 1982, is visited. read more

What Cars People Are Buying and Why Season 16, Episode 38

Popular cars are discussed with AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson. read more

Low Voltage Season 16, Episode 37

Electric cars are discussed. read more

The Materials War Season 16, Episode 36

Materials used in cars are discussed. Included: softer yet stronger plastics; high-strength steel; lightweight aluminum. read more

The Electronic Lot Season 16, Episode 35 founder Scott Painter is interviewed. Panelists: Steve Finlay (; Joe White (Wall Street Journal). read more

Slow and Steady Season 16, Episode 34

The success of Kia is discussed with Tom Loveless, Kia Motor America's vice president of sales, and Michael Sprague, its executive vice president of marketing. read more

Second Hand Season 16, Episode 33

The market for used automobiles is discussed with Ricky Beggs (Black Book), Ron MacEachern (Suburban Collection) and Steve Finlay ( read more

High Fidelity Season 16, Episode 32

Audio electronics for automobiles are discussed with Marios Zenios (Chrysler's Uconnect Systems), Mike Hichme (GM) and Allen Kudla (Panasonic Automotive). read more

Retooling the Standard Season 16, Episode 31

Cadillac marketing chief Don Butler is interviewed. Panelists include Tim Higgins (Bloomberg News) and Aaron Bragman (IHS). read more

Running on Empty Season 16, Episode 30

Ethanol-related issues are discussed with Candace Wheeler (GM), James Frusti (Chrysler) and Bruce Dale (Michigan State). read more

Behind Closed Doors Season 16, Episode 29

A tour of General Motors Design with GM global design chief Ed Welburn. read more

Maximum Bob's Garage Season 16, Episode 28

Former GM vice chairman Bob Lutz leads a tour of his auto collection, which includes a 1934 LaSalle, a Monteverdi from the 1970s and a 1952 Aston Martin DB2. read more

Taking the Wheel Season 16, Episode 27

The Ford product lines are discussed with Raj Nair, the Ford group vice president of global product development. Panelists: Tony Swan (Hearst Magazines); Mark Phelan (Detroit Free Press). read more

The Sunroof Ceiling Season 16, Episode 26

The challenges women face in the auto industry are discussed with Jeneanne Hanley (Lear Corporation), Colleen Haley (Yazaki) and Terry Barclay (Inforum). read more

Delusion v. Deluding Season 16, Episode 25

Automotive brands are discussed. Guests include marketing expert Christie Nordheilm (University of Michigan), Peter De Lorenzo ( and Michael Robinet (IHS Automotive). read more

Skin in the Game Season 16, Episode 24

The SRT Viper is discussed with SRT president-CEO Ralph Gilles. Panelists: Todd Lassa (Motor Trend); Chris Paukert ( read more

MPGee Whiz Season 16, Episode 23

Power-train advancements are discussed with Christopher Thomas (BorgWarner), Roger Clark (GM) and Mircea Gradu (Chrysler). read more

Halfway Point Season 16, Episode 22

Car and truck of the year candidates are discussed with Mark Phelan (Detroit Free Press) and Paul Eisenstein (Detroit Bureau). Included: the Acura ILX, Cadillac XTS and Nissan Altima. read more

We Try Harder Season 16, Episode 21

The Nissan Altima is highlighted during a visit to the Nashville headquarters of Nissan Americas. read more

Engines of Change Season 16, Episode 20

Cars that have changed American culture are discussed with author Paul Ingrassia ("Engines of Change"). Panelists include Todd Lassa (Motor Trend) and Drew Winter ( read more

Highly Charged Season 16, Episode 19

Attorney Fred Fresard, automotive consultant Thomas Livernois and journalist Mike Ramsey (Wall Street Journal) discuss potential legal issues surrounding alternatively powered vehicles. read more

Bridge Builder Season 16, Episode 18

Former Volkswagen executive Walter Kiep ("Bridge Builder") is interviewed. Panelists include Christina Rogers (Automotive News) and Mike Ramsey (Wall Street Journal). read more

Excellent Interiors Season 16, Episode 17

The interior design of automobiles is discussed with Klaus Busse (Chrysler Group Interior Design), Fiona Doskocz (Benecke-Kaliko) and Gerald Winslow (InfiChem Polymers). read more

Turning to TrueCar Season 16, Episode 16

Car-buying options on the Internet are discussed with Larry Dominique (TrueCar). Panelists include Craig Trudell (Bloomberg News) and Steve Finlay (WardsAuto Dealer Business). read more

Innovation for All Season 16, Episode 15

Internal combustion engines and electric cars are discussed with Carla Bailo, the senior vice president in charge of research and development for Nissan Americas. Panelists include Brent Snavley (Detroit Free Press) and Lindsay Brooke (Automotive Engineering International). read more

Big Apple Autos Season 16, Episode 14

New York City's relationship with the auto industry is discussed by journalist Jamie Lincoln Kitman (GQ), Bank of America analyst John Murphy and Joe Phillipi (AutoTrends Consulting). read more

Plugging Along Season 16, Episode 13

The Chevy Volt is discussed with Joe White (Wall Street Journal), Manny Lopez (Mackinac Center for Public Policy) and journalist Gary Witzenburg, who worked on GM's original electric project, the EV1. read more

Where's Retail? Season 16, Episode 12

Auto sales are discussed with Jeremy Anwyl (Edmunds), Edward Lapham (Automotive News) and Steve Finlay (WardsAuto). read more

Capitol Car Talk Season 16, Episode 11

The federal government and the auto industry are discussed with Phil Murtaugh (CODA Automotive), Roland Hwang (Natural Resources Defense Council), Dave Zuchowski (Hyundai Motor America) and Margo Oge (EPA). read more

American Icon Season 16, Episode 10

Ford CEO Alan Mulally's success in steering his company out of the financial ditch is discussed with Detroit News reporter Bryce Hoffman ("American Icon"), Keith Naughton (Bloomberg News) and Jim Hall (2953 Analytics). read more

Mr. Secretary Season 16, Episode 9

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is interviewed. read more

Holding Their Breath Season 16, Episode 8

The outlook for the auto industry in 2012 is discussed with Ellen Hughes-Cromwick (Ford), Mustafa Mohatarem (GM) and Charles Chesbrough (IHS Automotive). read more

Smile Season 16, Episode 7

Conclusion. A conversation with John Maloney (Volvo of North America), Fred Diaz (Ram) and Ludwig Willisch (BMW North America) at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. read more

Smile Season 16, Episode 6

Part 1 of 2. A conversation with Jim Farley (Ford), Reid Bigland (Dodge) and Mary Barra (GM) at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. read more

Outraged Season 16, Episode 5

Auto dealer Tammy Darvish ("Outraged: How Detroit and the Wall Street Car Czars Killed the American Dream") is interviewed. read more

Accelerating East Season 16, Episode 4

The Chinese automotive market is discussed with author Michael Dunne ("American Wheels, Chinese Roads"), Sharon Terlep (Wall Street Journal) and David Welch (Bloomberg BusinessWeek). read more

The Cadillac Chronicles Season 16, Episode 3

How black men helped save Cadillac. Guests include economic historian John Steele Gordon, photographer Bill Gaskins and bluesman Johnnie Bassett. read more

Simply the Best...Truck Season 16, Episode 2

The top trucks, SUVs and crossovers of 2011. read more

Simply the Best...Car Season 16, Episode 1

The top cars of 2011. read more

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Premiered: December 30, 2010, on Syndicated
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Premise: An examination of the auto industry and the products that it makes.


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