Robb Report Live at NAIAS 2016 in Detroit

Live from its studio at 2016 Detroit Auto Show, Robb Report brings you a series of video interviews with automotive-industry elites…

For the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Robb Report built a studio on the show floor, where Robb Report Live host Katrina Szish is interviewing industry leaders. From Ford to Rolls-Royce, we bring you in-depth insight into America’s most important auto-industry event directly from the Motor City.



Rocket Fiber Brings Ultra-Fast, Affordable High-Speed Internet to Detroit [VIDEO]

The brand new internet provider is making super high-speed connections more accessible…

Marc Hudson, CEO of Rocket Fiber, sits down with Robb Report to share his plans to give the residents and businesses of Detroit access to internet speeds of 1 gigabit and higher.


Audi Makes Big Debuts at the Detroit Auto Show [VIDEO]

The all-new Q7 makes its world premiere, and the Q3 its U.S. premiere, in Detroit…

Filip Brabec, the director of project management for Audi of America, introduces exciting new vehicles, and talks technology, piloted driving, and “harmonious” lighting. (audiusa.com)


Technology Is Changing the Way BMW Designs Cars [VIDEO]

According to Karim Habib, design director for BMW, the way we interact with our cars is evolving…

Karim Habib, design director for BMW, discusses the brand’s approach to creating the ultimate driving machines, and the opportunities available with this new era of driving. Plus, the designer names his favorite BMW. (bmwusa.com)



The Head of Porsche Explains Why the 2017 911 Turbo Is the Best 911 Ever [VIDEO]

Klaus Zellmer of Porsche North America expounds the advances made to the latest generation of the 911 Turbo…

The 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo and the even higher-performance 911 Turbo S were revealed at the Detroit auto show. Improvements to the brand’s flagship vehicle include more horsepower and a new communications system. Convertible and coupé versions are available. (porsche.com)


This 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 May Be the Most Important Car at the Detroit Auto Show [VIDEO]

The president of Lamborghini Club America discusses his vintage Lambo on display at the Robb Report Live studio at NAIAS…

Andrew Romanowski, president of Lamborghini Club America, brought his 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit—and we have it on display at the Robb Report Live studio on the show floor. It is one of 12 cars on display at Robb Report Live in Detroit. Romanowski stopped by our studio to discuss his club—the largest organization of Lamborghini owners in the world—and the incredible Miura with Robb Report automotive consultant Robert Ross. “When you’re driving a Lamborghini,” says Romanowski, “nothing else matters.” Watch the video to learn more about the Lamborghini Club America and the Miura that we have on display. (lamborghiniclubamerica.com)


The $130,000 Mercedes-AMG GT S Represents the Sexiest Side of the Mercedes Brand [VIDEO]

At the Robb Report Live studio at the Detroit auto show, the Mercedes-AMG CEO discusses the new sports car and the future of AMG…

During the Robb Report Live coverage of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG, says that AMG is the younger, sportier, and more aggressive side of the Mercedes brand. Moers then discuss his favorite elements of the Mercedes-AMG GT S—the brand’s new $130,000 4-liter V-8, aluminum-body sports car, which was engineered and developed entirely at AMG— and the future of the AMG brand. Watch the full interview to find out what he says. (mbusa.com)


Infiniti’s Design Director Discusses the Powerful Elegance of the New Q60 Concept [VIDEO]

Alfonso Albaisa shares the key pillars of Infiniti’s design approach as applied to the Q60 Concept…

As unveiled at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Infiniti Motor Company’s new portfolio is based off a design philosophy of artistry, romance, nuance, and mystery. These elements are reflected in the new Infiniti Q60 Concept, which is a combination of technical excellence and classical beauty. (infinitiusa.com)


Is It a Jeep or Is It a Pickup? Michigan’s American Expedition Vehicles Unveils Its Brute Double Cab [VIDEO]

Mike Collins and Michael “Chet” Chetcuti discuss how they sliced and stretched Jeep Wranglers for tremendous off-road and on-road capability…

AEV builds cars to be functional. That’s why it modified a Jeep Wrangler to be the ultimate off-road vehicle that is also pleasant to drive on the freeway. With five seats and a 5-foot composite bed, it can conquer harsh terrain while hauling all your gear and comfortably carrying your passengers. (aev-conversions.com)


Hyundai Group Design Chief Discusses the Renaissance of Hyundai-Owned Kia [VIDEO]

At NAIAS, Peter Schreyer talks Kia’s new Telluride SUV and the brand’s fresh design mantra…

Peter Schreyer, President and Chief Design Officer of Hyundai Motor Group, shared his vision for Kia’s design expansion at the North American International Auto Show. He explained the importance of creating well-designed vehicles that also appeal to buyer’s emotional desires. The latest example is found in Kia’s Telluride SUV, a seven-passenger vehicle that perfectly tows the line between sleek and sturdy. (kia.com)


This Woman Basically Invented the Minivan and Now Most of the Auto Industry Uses Her Company’s Software [VIDEO]

Anne Asensio worked at Renault and GM before joining Dassault Systèmes, whose software is behind most of the cars at the Detroit auto show…

Anne Asensio, a self-proclaimed tomboy, worked for Renault for 13 years (where she conceived the concept vehicle that led to the minivan) and was formerly head of advanced design at GM. She is now VP of design experience for Dassault Systèmes, a French 3D-design firm whose software helped create more than 80 percent of the cars at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit—which is where Robb Report caught up with her. At the Robb Report Live studio on the floor of the Detroit auto show, Asensio says she owns classic cars and rides motorcycles—and she has some interesting insight into the future of automotive design and the role that women play in the male-dominated industry.  Watch her full interview to learn more. (3ds.com)


Insight into Volvo’s Luxurious S90 and the Swedish Brand’s Future at NAIAS [VIDEO]

The SVP of Volvo Design Center says that, in four years, the top-of-the-line S90 will be the oldest car in Volvo’s portfolio…

At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Tom Ingenlath, the senior vice president of Volvo Design Center, visited the Robb Report Live studio on the show floor. During his conversation with Robb Report Live host Katrina Szish, Ingenlath discussed the newest iteration of Volvo’s top-of-the-line S90 and how the next generation of Volvo cars are shaping up. Watch the full interview for more details. (volvocars.com)


Michael Bolton Says Amazing Things Are Happening in Detroit [VIDEO]

The Grammy Award–winning artist connects the American Dream with Detroit, which is coming back in a big way…

During Robb Report’s coverage of the 2016 North American International Auto Show, the legendary singer and songwriter Michael Bolton stopped by the Robb Report Live studio to discuss his love for the Motor City. Bolton is at the auto show to promote an upcoming film about Detroit that he has helped produce. From Aretha Franklin and Smoky Robinson, to Francis Ford Coppola and Jerry Bruckheimer, a number of well-known artists have roots in Detroit—and they all have expressed about the promise about the future of Detroit. Watch our interview with Bolton to learn more. (michaelbolton.com)


Ford CEO Announces that the New Ford GT Will Race at Le Mans 2016 [VIDEO]

During his Robb Report Live interview at the Detroit auto show, Ford CEO Mark Fields talks autonomous cars and the new GT…

Ford CEO Mark Fields has helped bring the iconic American carmaker into the 21st century. While the company is feverishly conducting research and development on its autonomous vehicles—including models able to drive in the snow—it is also looking to its past. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the famous Ford GT40, the company has announced the newest iteration of the Ford GT, which Fields says will race at this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. Watch the video to learn more. (ford.com)


Ken Lingenfelter Delivers Stunning Cars to Robb Report’s NAIAS Studio [VIDEO]

Lingenfelter Performance Engineering and the Lingenfelter Collection brought modern and vintage Corvettes to Detroit…

Ken Lingenfelter, owner, president, and CEO of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, has motor oil in his blood. His father ran a Fisher Body plant in Ohio and his late cousin John Lingenfelter was a famous drag racer who founded the company 43 years ago. Ken now runs the operation, which produces modern muscle cars, such as the 800 hp Lingenfelter Corvette Z06, which is one of the 12 cars on display at the Robb Report Live studio at NAIAS in Detroit. Also on display is the gorgeous vintage 1967 Corvette 427 Coupe from the Lingenfelter Collection—and while Lingenfelter is a self-proclaimed “Corvette guy,” his go-to car for a Sunday drive might surprise you… Watch the video to learn more.  (lingenfelter.com, thelingenfeltercollection.com)


America’s Car Museum and the Detroit Auto Show Drove a Fleet of Classic Cars Across the Country [VIDEO]

The CEO of the largest U.S. car museum stopped by the Robb Report Live studio at the Detroit auto show to discuss his adventure…

America’s Car Museum—the largest U.S. car museum—and the Detroit auto show drove a fleet of classic cars across the country to celebrate America’s love affair with the car. In this interview with Robb Report Live host Katrina Szish, David Madeira, the museum’s CEO, describes the incredible journey, in addition to discussing how America’ Car Museum keeping the spirit of classic cars alive.  


Insight into the past, present, and future of Rolls-Royce at NAIAS in Detroit [VIDEO]

The head of North American communications for Rolls-Royce sits down with Robb Report Live host Katrina Szish during the 2016 Detroit auto show…

“Business is very good,” says Gerry Spahn, head of North American communications for Rolls-Royce. “[In 2015,] we had our second best year ever, selling 3,785 cars.” Indeed, the popularity of the iconic brand is stronger than ever, especially in North America. The United States accounts for one-third of Rolls-Royce’s global sales. Here at the 2016 North American Auto Show in Detroit, the new Rolls-Royce Dawn convertible is on display at the Robb Report Live studio, as is the new car’s inspiration, the 1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Drophead, one of only 28 examples ever built. (rolls-roycemotorcars.com)


At NAIAS in Detroit, Robb Report Discuss the Future of Cars with Bill Ford [VIDEO]

Bill Ford gives Robb Report Live host Katrina Szish a glimpse into where the company is now and where it’s going…

Bill Ford, Executive Chairman of Ford Motor Company gave Robb Report an in-depth interview at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Ford discusses his company’s new launches at the show—the adrenaline-inducing Raptor pickup and the new variants of the Ford Fusion. He also divulged Ford’s transition from an auto manufacturer into a mobility company. Watch the video to see the full interview. (ford.com)


The Head of Fiat Praises the Return of the Motor City at NAIAS in Detroit [VIDEO]

Olivier Francois also discusses with Robb Report how Maserati and Alfa Romeo find a place among Jeep, Dodge, and the other Fiat brands…

At the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Olivier Francois, president and CEO of Fiat, tells Robb Report Live host Katrina Szish why he is excited about the comeback of Detroit as a great American city. During the detailed interview, he also explores his company’s marketing strategy, the acquisition of Chrysler, and how brands like Maserati and Alfa Romeo are unique in the luxury market. (fcagroup.com)


EyesOn Design Raises Money for Charity and Judges Detroit’s Top Cars [VIDEO]

A Michigan ophthalmologist talks research advances and EyesOn Design, the officially sanctioned design awards of the Detroit auto show…

Philip C. Hessburg, MD, medical director of the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology, explains how the auto show is promoting eye research. “The institute has believed for a very long time that there will be a day when people who are now blind will recover some level of useful vision,” says Hessburg. Watch the video for our complete interview in Dr. Hessburg. (eyesondesign.org)

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