Category: Manufacturers

Jeff Luke, GM, Chief engineer, Full and mid-line trucks talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the all new full and mid-line trucks in General Motors portfolio. The Chevy Suburban, Chevy Tahoe and GMC Yukon have some great new additions and improvements for 2015. My favorite addition is the fold flat seats. [...]

Adam O’Shaughnessy, Nissan Motor, Senior Manager Product Planning, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder and 2014 Nissan Pathfinder hybrid. The new 2014 Pathfinder hybrid is a supercharged 2.5-liter gasoline engine and an electric motor paired to a compact Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery which is fitted under the 3rd [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

They call themselves the Miniacs and they’re more like family than car owners. It’s not just a bunch of people traveling across the United States, it’s more like a circus and everything is game, including getting engaged and getting married. The Miniacs put these facts together and let me share them with you; 5,142 Route [...]

Joe Bacal, driver for JT Grey Racing & Performance driver training gave Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, a lap around the obstacle course at Diamond Cross Ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming in a 2014 Toyota Tundra. The 2014 Toyota Tundra is offered in a new five-grade strategy consisting of the hard-working SR, volume-leading SR5, the [...]

Gary Calderon, Tesla product specialist took Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation for a test drive in the 2014 Tesla Model S. What happens in a Tesla that makes it creepy? When Calderon shows us the ability to turn the back camera on while driving you can see the go-pro, but what/who else do [...]

Marc Trahan, executive vice president of quality for Volkswagen in the U.S, and Kevin Joostema, VW’s General Manager Product Marketing talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the future line-up of the Golf. Trahan went through the forty years of the Golf and Joostema talked about when the Golf variants would come [...]

What’s cooler than being at the start of MINI takes the States in 2014? Having Tony Hawk jumping over your MINI as it starts your adventure! Tony Hawk, former professional skateboarder and actor, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about his skateboarding career, his foundation that helps kids bring their dream of [...]