Category: Manufacturers

Bodil Eriksson, Executive Vice President, Volvo North America, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the new virtual test drive through a Google cardboard box that looks like an old-fashioned viewfinder, but the view is completely different. Get the Google cardboard box from a car dealer, put it together and watch the [...]

Tyler Moffett, creative designer for the Chevrolet trucks, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about the exterior design of the Chevy Colorado versus the GMC Canyon. What was the directive Moffett got when designing the Colorado? Which vehicle does Moffett thinks looks more industrial, the Colorado or Canyon?

Wade Harris, Volkswagen’s e-mobility specialist talked to Driving the Nation about the 2015 VW e-golf, the first all-electric Volkswagen Golf and is based on the 7th generation VW Golf. Harris goes through the unique exterior designs to the single moving part and single speed transmission. Which system does Volkswagen use to cool the battery? Volkswagen [...]

Bobby Rahal talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about RLL. Bobby Rahl is one-third of the RLL. Who are the LLs in the RLL? That would be Letterman & Lanigan. RLL – Bobby Rahal, David Letterman and Mike Lanigan. RLL races in the American Le Mans Series and the IndyCar Series as [...]

Anita Burke, Chief engineer for Chevy Colorado, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about the engineering of th 2015 Chevy Colorado and, since the GMC Canyon is on the same underpinnings, the 2015 GMC Canyon. Burke goes through the underpinnings of the truck and how it was engineered. From the Chevy press [...]

Jan Dickmann, Project manager for the 2015 Volkswagen Jetta talked to Driving the Nation about the new aerodynamics of the new 2015 VW Jetta. Watch as Dickmann talks about the aero grille system that Volkswagen devised for better aerodynamics on the new Jetta.

French Canadian Dany Garand is the lead designer for the Audi A3. Garand talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about the intricate details of drawing the new Audi A3. Where does Garand get the inspiration for drawing the 2015 Audi A3? How different was it to draw the A3 versus the A4?

Chris Cowland is currently Director of Advanced and SRT Powertrain at Chrysler LLC talked to Driving the Nation about the engine and the 91% engine’s content that has been revised to create the type of power needed to be America’s most powerful muscle car. Dodge Challenger SXT models – starting U.S. MSRP of $26,995 2015 [...]

Kenn Bakowski, Canyon marketing manager, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about the difference between the GMC and the Chevy Colorado. Bakowski goes through the exterior and interior differences between the Canyon and the Colorado. Unfortunately, 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup sales have been halted because of a pending safety [...]

Tesla ZEV revenue increases as hybrid sales stall, it’s not easy being green, on Driving the Nation

In Tesla’s financial press release it shows the surprise, “Automotive revenue for Q3 included $31 million of powertrain sales primarily to Daimler for the Mercedes-Benz B Class Electric Drive. It also included $93 million of regulatory credits, including $76 million of Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) credits. ZEV credit revenue was much higher than expected as [...]