Category: Manufacturers

There are different types of concept cars; cars that you will never see on the road and production concept cars, cars that are close to production. The cars below are this year’s concept cars shown throughout the year at different auto shows. Audi Prologue – Headlights that shine as though infused with an illuminating youthful [...]

Ken Lee, Nissan Senior Creative Manager, is the lead creative and technical design manager for the 2015 Nissan Murano. Lee talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the 2015 Nissan Murano as a group project. Lee’s family traveled the world when he was a young boy. He credits the love of the [...]

Two days ago 67-year old Democrat Hillary Clinton declared that she was running for President of the United States. Today 43-year old Mark Rubio announced his candidacy while 62-year old Jeb Bush is considered the front-runner for the Republican candidacy for the 2016 run for Presidency. It wouldn’t be a big surprise if a 67-year [...]

Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) continues to heat up the stock market and is now offering a new model and new colors. The Tesla S 70D comes in three new colors; Ocean Blue, Obsidian Black, and Warm Silver. All colors are now available on any variant of Model S. A Tesla press release said, “the cost [...]

President and CEO of Lamborghini, Stephen Winkelmann unveils the Lamborghini Aventador Pirelli edition at a party during the New York Auto Show. Back in 1963 automaker Ferruccio Lamborghini turned to Pirelli, one of the finest tire makers for sports cars, for tires for his first car. The 350 GTV debuted as a prototype at the [...]

John Batchelor and auto sales in China on Driving the Nation

John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show, and Gordon Chang, Forbes, and Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation talk about BYD and Tesla, BYD is a Chinese owned company, owned by the private entrepreneur Wang Chuanfu. Tesla is trying to break into the electric vehicle market in China. China heavily supports the [...]

Luc Donckerwolke, Director of Design, unveiled the Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 at a party during the New York auto show days. Donckerwolke has been the Bentley Motors Director of Design since 2012. His work at Lamborghini includes the Murcielago and Gallardo. The party was low-key with most journalists sipping some fine wine while ogling [...]

2016 Chevrolet Malibu: The old Chevy Malibu was a good competitive vehicle for the mid-size market, but the marketing was all wrong. Chevrolet has redone the interior and filled the car with the latest in high-tech. A new hybrid puts the Malibu at the top of the segment list with 45mpg. It’s a car worthy [...]

New York – Does the ultra-luxury segment have room for another vehicle? Johan de Nysschen is betting they do. Mercedes-Benz S-class, BMW 7-series, and Audi A8 are hoping he’s wrong. De Nysschen is Cadillac’s newest President and well known in the auto industry as the person responsible for turning Audi around. It was why Carlos [...]

Hiroshi Tamura, Nissan’s chief product specialist for Nismo, the GT-R and Z talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about producing a 370Z NISMO Roadster like the concept that was unveiled at the Chicago auto show. Tamura knows that it is important to create the halo of performance inside the 370Z but also [...]