Category: Manufacturers

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 [...]

David Duncan, Vice President MINI of the Americas, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving on the eve of the start of MINI takes the States 2014. MINI is expecting 900 MINI owners partying every night across the country and there are 450 MINI owners making the trek all the way across the United States [...]

David Duncan, Regional Vice President, Western Region, assumed the role of Vice President MINI of the Americas, effective January 1, 2014. Duncan talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation in Puerto Rico in February, 2014 at the New Mini unveil. MINI sales were the best ever in 2013. Who are the competitors for [...]

Jeff Luke, General Motors, Chief engineer, Full and mid-line trucks, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the difference in trailering uphill and downhill in the new 2015 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra. “We want to make sure the power goes to the wheels” said Luke as we pulled 10,000 pounds up [...]

Front and center at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show was the Frontier Diesel Runner Powered by the 2.8-liter Cummins turbo diesel that could make 200 horsepower and more than 350 lb-ft of torque controlled by a new 8-speed automatic transmission. Nissan says the Frontier diesel is based on a Frontier Desert Runner 4×2 model and [...]

Tesla Motors has just announced they will be producing another vehicle, the Tesla 3 (or III) after the Tesla X. Superchargers are being opened up all over the continent, but we’re still getting to know the Tesla S. S for seductive. Gary Calderon, Tesla product specialist took Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation for [...]

Steve Mason, Program manager for the Chevy SS talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about Chevrolet’s first V-8-powered, rear-drive performance sedan since 1996. The 2015 Chevy SS is based on a race-proven, global platform that underpins the Camaro, and, in Australia, the high-performance Holden VF Commodore. The lightweight aluminum hood and deck [...]

Marc Trahan, Marc Trahan, executive vice president of quality for Volkswagen in the U.S, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about future products, the B-class SUV. Why does it take so long for Volkswagen to bring European vehicles to the U.S. market? Will that change? Why are there two different rear suspensions [...]

Jeff Luke, Executive Chief Engineer for General Motors, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the new full size trucks coming out for 2015. The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado was named North American Truck of the Year so there are high expectations for the 2015 model. Luke talks about the 12th generation of [...]

Kevin Mull, Vice President of Business Development at Bosch Automotive Service Solutions, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the service Bosch will be providing VW e-golf users and why it was necessary to have one provider for charging needs. VW’s press release: Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced providers of charging [...]