Category: 2011 New York auto show
Darren Day, interior designer for Bentley, on the Continental GT

Darren J Day is the Senior Interior Designer for Continental. Day met up with Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, at the 2011 New York auto show. Darren Day has loved drawing from  an early age.  Day has worked at Bentley since 1994, developing both the exterior and interior of the Continental T and SC, and the [...]

Crystal Windham, Chief interior designer for Chevy passenger cars

Crystal Windham is the Chief interior designer for Chevy passenger cars. We set in the 2012 Chevy Malibu at the 2011 New York auto show and talked about interior designs for Chevrolet. Windham had challenges in designing the Malibu. She takes the job of interior design as seriously in a $20,000 car as she does [...]

Alasdair Stewart, member of Bentley’s board for sales and marketing

Alasdair Stewart is a member of the Board for sales and marketing of Bentley Motors Ltd. We met up with Stewart at the 2011 New York auto show. Stewart just got into New York from China. How is Bentley doing in China? There are more than fifty cities in China with more than 20,000,000 people [...]

Johan de Nysschen, President of Audi of America, at the 2011 NY auto show

Johan de Nysschen is the President of Audi of America, Inc. de Nysschen stopped for a quick chat with Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com. On a technology and design level Audi has raised the bar in the luxury segment. de Nysschen explains how. What is coming out in the next year? A8 A7, A8 and [...]

Mark Reuss, GM, on the Chevy Volt, at the 2011 New York auto show

Mark Reuss is General Motor’s President of North America. Reuss and Warren Brown, journalist for the Washington Post, and Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com talked about the Chevy Volt. Joel Ewanick is the global marketing director for General Motors. Ewanick said that Chevrolet has sold 1,545 Volts so far this year. What is the feedback [...]

Larry Dominique, Nissan, at the 2011 New York auto show

Larry Dominique, Nissan, is Vice President of Product Planning for the Americas. Dominique talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, at the 2011 New York auto show. Dominique just got back from South America. In Brazil Nissan had less than 1 percent of the market. By the end of April they had 2 percent of [...]

Finbar McFall, Landrover, at the 2011 New York auto show

Finbar McFall is Land Rover’s Vice President of Marketing in North America. McFall is joined by Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, and Warren Brown, Washington Post. Why bring the evoque out in Europe as a diesel and not bring a diesel out in the United States? How is Landrover going to achevie CAFE requirements with their [...]

Michael Bartsch, Porsche, at the 2011 New York auto show

Michael Bartsch, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Porsche, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, at the 2011 New York auto show. Porsche unveiled the  380-hp Panamera S Hybrid at an asking price of $95000. But the real show stopper was the $750,000 reproduction of the series hybrid Ferdinand Porsche built in 1900. [...]

Mark Reuss, GM Vice President, 2011 New York auto show

New York auto show, New York City, New York – Chevy unveiled their 2013 Chevy Malibu with e-assist. This is the same technology that is used on Buick models, such as the Buick LaCrosse. Chevy says that Malibu ECO’s e-assist system is mated to a 2.4L Ecotec direct-injection four- cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission.  The [...]

Joel Ewanick at the 2011 New York auto show on the Chevy Volt

Joel Ewanick is the global marketing director for General Motors. Even after all the accolades the Chevy V0lt has gotten in the automobile industry it still gets criticism. Why? Does the Volt help sales of all Chevys? Are there plans to bring the extended range technology out in other brands and other segments? Loading the [...]