Category: GM

Michael Symons, GM Vehicle Performance Manager, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation while driving downhill with no brakes. How did we do this without gaining speed and losing control? Why did we do it?

Stuart Fowle, OnStar Assistant communications manager talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about OnStar and 4G. How relevant is OnStar? With all the car companies creating their own infotainment and security & safety features and everyone carrying their own smartphone how relevant is OnStar? What is 4G LTE? How much will it [...]

Jeff Luke, General Motors, Chief engineer, Full and mid-line trucks, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the difference in trailering uphill and downhill in the new 2015 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra. “We want to make sure the power goes to the wheels” said Luke as we pulled 10,000 pounds up [...]

Steve Mason, Program manager for the Chevy SS talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about Chevrolet’s first V-8-powered, rear-drive performance sedan since 1996. The 2015 Chevy SS is based on a race-proven, global platform that underpins the Camaro, and, in Australia, the high-performance Holden VF Commodore. The lightweight aluminum hood and deck [...]

Jeff Luke, Executive Chief Engineer for General Motors, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the new full size trucks coming out for 2015. The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado was named North American Truck of the Year so there are high expectations for the 2015 model. Luke talks about the 12th generation of [...]

Brian Smith, Exterior designer for the Cadillac CTS loves the way the exterior color crystal red looks on the 2014 Cadillac CTS. Smith talked about the 2014 Cadillac CTS-V sedan that can make 556 horsepower from a V-8 engine moving it from 0-60 in a blistering red 4.0 seconds. The curves of the CTS are [...]

David Leone, GM’s Chief Engineer for Cadillac talks to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the 2014 Cadillac CTS V. What does the V designation mean for Cadillac? Cadillac has a new CTS 2.0 turbo and a 3.6-liter, a CTS-V and a CTS-V sport., with a twin-turbo V-6. What are the 0-60 on [...]

Harlan Charles, Chevy Corvette’s Product Manager talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the 2014-2015 Chevy Corvette Convertible. What are some of the trick parts of the Corvette and why did Chevy put an Eco-mode in the first factory-built, ultra-high performance Corvette convertible? The 2015 Corvette Z06 convertible boasts 625 horsepower and [...]

Is Mary Barra following in Alan Mulally’s strategic footsteps?  on Driving the Nation

For five years of the time that Alan Mulally has been at Ford Motor Company, General Motors has been playing musical chairs with their Chief Executive Officers. Alan Mulally is about to retire from Ford as CEO and General Motors is just bringing in their first CEO to restructure the new General Motors. When Alan [...]

More recalls, a fine, and a consent order for General Motors on Driving the Nation

The best piece I have seen on the GM Recall has been done by CNBC’s Phil Lebeau, entitled, Failure to Recall: Investigating GM. The episode goes through the process of the ignition switch, the lives lost and how quickly they are fixing the problem. GM has said it will take until at least October, 2014 [...]