Category: Subaru
Tomohiko Ikeda on Subaru’s products and concepts

Tomohiko Ikeda, Executive Vice President, Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd, Senior Managing Executive Officer, Chief Director of Subaru Global Marketing and Director in Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd., talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about the new crosstek hybrid, why they are bringing out a rear-wheel drive and Subaru’s concept car from the 2013 New York [...]

Chinese car sales on the John Batchelor radio show

Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, talked to John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show and Gordon Chang, Forbes, about Chinese car sales, Japan in China and which car companies are thriving. In September, 2012, Hammond wrote in www.drivingthenation.com, “Chinese Automotive Monthly acknowledges that, “The Diaoyu island dispute between China and Japan, caused by [...]

Toyota and Subaru talk about car sales in China

At the January, 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, talked to Bob Carter, senior vice president of automotive operations for Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A. Inc. At the April, 2013 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) Hammond talked to Tomohiko Ikeda, Executive Vice President, Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd, Senior [...]

Subaru’s, Exec. VP & COO,  Tom Dole

Los Angeles, CA – Tom Dole, Subaru’s Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, at the 2012 Los Angeles auto show about Subaru. Subaru unveiled the 2014 Subaru Forester. Subaru did it again in November, 2012. Subaru’s sales in November, 2012 , according to Automotive News, were 28,206 [...]

It’s that time of the year again, time to whittle down the long list of new cars and trucks to decide which one is crowned car and truck/utility of the year award for 2013. The list below is referred to as the long list. For the most part, all new cars and trucks make it [...]

China, joint ventures, domestic and foreign cars on the John Batchelor radio show

Gordon Chang, Forbes, and John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show, and Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com talk about China and cars. Some of the back stories that make up the radio show are; Why didn’t Subaru get approval for a Joint Venture in China? Marvin Zhu, a correspondent for LMC Automotive, wrote [...]

AHA – An aggregator for content on the John Batchelor radio show

Roderick MacKenzie is the vice president of Automotive Business Development for Aha Radio at Harman International. MacKenzie talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, and John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show, about AHA. AHA is going into Subaru, Honda and Acura. What is AHA? MacKenzie says to think of it as the fourth [...]

Japan’s earthquake – automobiles and energy

Sendai, Japan is about the same distance from Tokyo, Japan as New York City is from Washington DC. It’s a pleasant drive on highway 6 along the coast from Sendai to Tokyo. It was, until last night. There were five military bases I remember in the Tokyo area when I went to high school in [...]

80th International Motor Show, 2010 Geneva, Switzerland- Stroll with me on the floor of the 2010 Geneva autoshow. In the next four videos you will see: Alfa Romeo 2uettottanta concept by Pininfarina Alfa Romeo Pandion concept by Bertone Alfa Romeo Giulietta Aston Martin Cygnet pre-production concept 2011 Audi A1 Audi A1 E-Tron concept 2011 Audi [...]