Category: Ford

Janet Seymour, Black Label, Colors and materials design manager, Lincoln Black Label, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, what could be the first bespoke option for Lincoln vehicles. Only six states offer it so far, and only 32 car dealers in those six states offer it, but soon, the Nation will get [...]

Matt Zuehlk, Ford Explorer brand manager, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about the 2016 Ford Explorer that was shown at a preview before the Los Angeles auto show. Zuehlk describes the Platinum as the “highest execution of Explorer ever”. “Bringing Explorer Platinum to market is a natural extension of the Explorer [...]

Women journalists from fifteen different countries voted and the results are in! 2014 Women’s World Car of the Year is the Mercedes-Benz S-Class The top three cars overall were the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Audi A8 and Tesla Model S, respectively. There were ten different criteria which remained the same in each of the six categories. The [...]

Deborah “Debbie” Mielewski is a female engineer at Ford that has created some really crappy ideas, crappy ideas that took up time and money inside of Ford Motor Company. It was some silly green sustainable materials project that created seats from soy bean. Ford could have used that money on other projects, but every time [...]

Moray Callum, Ford Vice President of Design, Global talked to Driving the Nation about the design of the 2015 Ford Edge. The Ford Edge has been on the market since 2006. Design can be a tricky thing, too much change and you lose your loyal base, not enough change and you lose your loyal base. [...]

Scott Makowski, Ford Chief program engineer, 4 cylinder power trains and John Barnes, Lincoln, Engineering supervisor talked to Driving the Nation about the all new 2015 Lincoln MKC, the second of four of Lincoln’s products to hit the market, following the MKZ. Barnes talks about the exterior design, including its signature split-wing grille and Makowski [...]

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 [...]

Elaine Bannon, Chief Nameplate engineer, Lincoln Motor Company talks to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com. What are the duties of a chief nameplate engineer? Bannon compares the Navigator to the Escalade.

Geneva Motor Show, Russia and Ukraine, Cars and gas on the John Batchelor radio show

Russia and the Ukraine are starting to seep into the Geneva Motor show discussions and there is concern about what will happen if this situation is not contained soon, if cooler heads do not prevail. European, American and Asian car makers are closely monitoring the “situation” in Ukraine. According to the Association of European Business [...]

Vice President of global design at Ford Motor company, Moray Callum

Moray Callum, Ford’s vice president of global design at Ford Motor company, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Callum is responsible for global design, including the new Mustang that Europeans, and Americans alike, will be able to buy and drive starting in 2015. [...]