Category: Car shows

Alex Coyle, a sophomore studying creative advertising and photography at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation at the New York International Auto Show about winning the MINI original design application. Coyle was inspired by light and designed her “MINI Originals” package to stand out at night [...]

Reid Bigland currently holds three distinct Senior Management roles with Chrysler Group LLC. He is Chrysler’s Head of U.S. Sales Operations, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Chrysler Canada Inc. and President and CEO of the of the Company’s Ram Truck Brand. Bigland talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about Ram, [...]

Branden T. Coté, Head of AMG, U.S.A., talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about the beautiful S63 AMG 5.5-Liter 577 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque V-8 biturbo engine. rear-biased all- wheel drive (known as 4MATIC) Coupe. Boasting a A 0-to-60 mph time of 3.9 seconds means you barely get time to [...]

Orth Hedrick, vice president of product planning, Kia Motors America, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the Kia Soul EV that is scheduled to go on sale in the third quarter of 2014. The Kia Soul EV will be Kia’s first all-electric, zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV) which will go on sale in [...]

Head of General Motors design, Ed Welburn, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation on the Chevy Corvette Convertible unveiled before the 2014 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). What color would Welburn get if he got a Corvette Convertible? Listen as Welburn goes through each color of the Chevy Corvette convertible and [...]

Head of Bespoke Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Richard Collar, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about the Ghost II, at the 2014 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). Rolls-Royce introduced the Ghost II at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show. Collar was at the 2014 NYIAS to talk about the new aspects of the [...]

Anders Warming, head of design for MINI, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about the NEW MINI Clubman concept at the 2014 Geneva auto show. Warmings talked about the Mini Clubman, the new design, exterior and interior. How much does heritage play into the current designs Warming is creating?

Peter Bedrosian, Product Planning Manager for Nissan Commercial Vehicle, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation at the 2014 Chicago auto show about the design by Nissan of the taxi. Bedrosian says it is the first time a car company has designed a vehicle as a turn-key taxi with an integrated partition. Lots of room [...]

Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, talked to Shiro Nakamura, Senior Vice President of Nissan’s creative design team at the 2014 North American International Auto show (NAIAS) What does Nakamura think about when he starts to design a car, what does he draw upon for each design? Nakamura is the chief designer for Infiniti [...]

Driving the Nation talks to Mark Reuss about the ignition switch recall at the 2014 New York International Auto show (NYIAS). The new switches have to be made. How is the process going? Has Delphi put a third line on yet? The repair will only take 90 minutes once the switch is in the hands [...]