The Drive with Alan Taylor

2016 North American Auto Show | FULL SHOW | #229

January 23, 201684 min
Automotive OEM's from around the world gather in Detroit to unveil their newest advancements and innovations at the North American International Auto Show. We go behind the scenes and into the offices of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to bring you the latest! Segment 1: Innovative Pacifica FCA is in their 70th month of continuous growth, and is showing off 37 new innovations at the North American International Auto Show! Head of Global Design, Ralph Gilles, fills us in on the new, fresh out of the wrapper, Pacifica, a vehicle stuck somewhere between a van and an SUV. Segment 2: MPV Did we mention the Pacifica is hybrid? Ralph Gilles gives us the scoop on Chrysler's first ever hybrid 'multipurpose vehicle.' Then, we discuss the future of the automotive industry. Segment 3: Chevrolet Bolt EV The Chevrolet Volt has been a big hit with the green-friendly market, but something new is on the horizon. Marketing and Advertising Manager, Kathy Beslic, gives us the details on the new Chevrolet Bolt EV, an all-electric vehicle with a 200 mile range and a cutting edge styling and interior. Segment 4: Urban Mobility Initiative General Motors is striving to provide quick and easy access to urban mobility for people in congested cities like New York City and Los Angeles. Executive Director of Urban Active Solutions, Peter Kosak, tells us about their project in NYC that allows people to borrow vehicles with an app, in partnership with Stonehenge Partners Inc. Segment 5: BMW M2 365 horsepower, 343ftlb of torque, TwinPower Turbo, and a price point of $51,700 make the BMW M2 the perfect enthusiast's vehicle, on and off the track. Product Manager, Jose Guerrero, gives us the specs of this newly revealed driving machine. Segment 6: Brembo at NAIAS The faster the car, the harder they stop! Find out why Brembo Brakes has the best brake system for petrol and EV cars alike, and what kind of new technology they are displaying at the Detroit International Auto Show. Segment 7: Chevy Cruze Hatchback The Cruze is Chevrolet's #1 selling car worldwide with 3.8 million units sold. Marketing Manager, Sam Coomes, informs us on the all new Cruze Hatchback, with 47.2 cubic feet of storage, great fuel economy, and a host of amazing smart technology and safety features. Segment 8: Chryslers New Groove The new Chrysler Pacifica is unlike any minivan you have seen! Head of Passenger Cars, Tim Kuniskis, touts a 530 mile combined/30 miles electric on the hybrid version, and a new lower, wider, sleeker look. Plus, Tim gives Alan one piece of advice for driving his viper: Drive it like you stole it! Segment 9: MOPAR Has You Covered If you need parts for your FCA brand vehicle, MOPAR has got you covered. Head of MOPAR, Pietro Gorlier, fills us in on their excellent service, with a 500,000 part portfolio, 50 distribution centers in the world, and much more. Segment 10: Unstoppable Jeep Jeeps are some of the most customized vehicles on, and off the road. Alan and Head of Jeep Brand, Mike Manley, chat about the dependability, versatility, and power of the Jeep Wrangler, and its appearance on Motorz TV. Segment 11: RAM Rebel The RAM Rebel is the hottest product in Ram's line up since May, and they are selling out fast! Head of RAM Brand, Bob Hegbloom, urges us to pick one up fast if adventure and a look that stands out is what we want. Segment 12: 2017 RAM 3500 900 ft-lbs of torque, a 3L EcoDiesel engine that boasts 29mpg, and enough towing power to pull 31,210 lbs make the 2017 RAM 3500 a dependable towing machine. Head of RAM Brand, Bob Hegbloom, shares why towing heavy loads with the 2017 RAM 3500 could be considered 'boring' and why that's a good thing.

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