Episode #362 of the Autoblog podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth and Chris Paukert cover the year-end news, including the surprise resignation of Hyundai Motor North America CEO John Krafcik, strong early sales for the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, and 2015 Ford F-150 rumors ahead of its expected Detroit Auto Show debut. Dan also had a chance to look back at 2013 and ahead to 2014 with Autoline's John McElroy. We start with what's in the garage and finish up with some of your questions, and for those of you who hung with us live on our UStream channel, thanks for taking the time. Check out the new rundown below with times for topics, and you can follow along after the jump with our Q&A. Thanks for listening!

Autoblog Podcast #362:

Topics: In the Autoblog Garage:
Hosts: Dan Roth, Chris Paukert
Guests: John McElroy
Runtime: 01:58:19
  • Intro and Garage: 00:00
  • John McElroy: 17:43
  • John Krafcik resigns: 54:01
  • Jeep Cherokee sales: 01:07:07
  • 2015 Ford F-150: 01:16:15
  • Matt Edmonds of Tire Rack - Manufacturer-Specific Tires: 01:26:01
  • Q&A and close: 01:35:25

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      • 1 Year Ago
      Yay, finally a rundown/timestamps! Autoblog actually acknowledged that many of us don't want to listen to 2 full hours of you talking amongst yourselves. I'll actually listen to this one again for a change.
        • 1 Year Ago
        Yes, please keep the timestamps. While I enjoy listening to everything occasionally, there are times where I want to listen to a specific topic and this helps tremendously.
        • 1 Year Ago
        I love listening to them talk amongst themselves for two hours. Don't change a thing!
        • 1 Year Ago
        Actually do want to listen them talk for 2 hours, that's the whole point of the podcast. What I don't like is inconsistent uploading of the podcast as of lately. Pick a damn day and stick to it. If you record on Monday, let us know you won't be uploading until Friday or whatever day. Not that hard Dan Roth.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Plug-in vehicle sales in the US were up by 84% for 2013 vs 2012, and John McElroy says "Alarm Bells"??? Sure you can look at overall market share which is still less than 1%, but with that kind of growth rate, it doesn't take long before the numbers start to become very significant. Europe - yes overall, PEV sales are small, but in a few markets, thanks admittedly to healthy incentives, plug-in electric vehicles are doing extremely well. There's the Netherlands - they sold more plug-ins than the US in December, hitting 23.8% market share. And in Norway, the Model S has been the #1 selling car in the country (all cars, not just EVs) for two months. Overall EV market share in Norway in November and December was 11%. Sure these are smallish markets, but these are still huge numbers, and they will surely spread as more models become available. Lastly, McElroy's logic with comparing VW diesel sales to hybrids but subtracting Toyota was weird. Why wouldn't you then compare non Toyota hybrids to non-VW diesels? What conclusion does it help you reach by looking at VW's diesels and ignoring Toyota's hybrids? What's more telling to me is the momentum that the VW group is building up behind plug-in vehicles. VW e-UP sales are strong so far, and the e-Golf looks like a very serious contender.
        • 1 Year Ago
        All numbers above source from insideevs.com: http://insideevs.com/shock-and-awe-data-shows-netherlands-december-ev-record-at-9309-238-market-share/ http://insideevs.com/plug-in-vehicle-sales-up-84-in-2013/ http://insideevs.com/pure-electric-vehicle-sales-in-norway-2013/ http://insideevs.com/tesla-model-s-again-1-in-overall-sales-in-norway-in-december/
      • 1 Year Ago
      Best podcast since Shunk left.