Category: Buick
GM’s VP of Global design, Ed Welburn, on the 3,500 car designers in GM

Edward T. Welburn, Jr., General Motor’s Vice President, Global Design talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about the car designers that are designing the GM cars today. Welburn always says, “talk to the young designers” and we have talked to them, but now we are talking to Welburn about those young designers. [...]

2014 Buick Intellilink; flinging and the bad breath guy

Sasha Kregel is a connected customer specialist for General Motors. Kregel shows www.drivingthenation.com how to pair a phone with the Intellilink system by using your smart phone and the touchscreen. What is the bad breath guy? I’ve seen this symbol thousands of times and it never crossed my mind to call it that. What is [...]

2013 Buick Encore

Jim Danahy, Chief Engineer for Buick Encore, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about the 2013 Buick Encore. Why an Encore? What is the platform Buick uses for the Encore and what other General Motors products are on the same platform? How many engines are available on the 2013 Buick Encore? What is the [...]

2013 Shanghai auto show floor scenes

Shanghai, China – Scenes from the 2013 Shanghai auto show includes the women, the characters, the police and the cars. Watch the video to see BMW, BYD, Peugeot, Renault, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Cadillac, Geely, Opel, Mazda, Smart, Brabus, Citroen, Luxgen, JAC, Infiniti, Volvo, Continental, Buick, Kia, Chevy and Jeep on the floor of the Shanghai auto [...]

Ed Welburn on the Chevy Onix, spark, sonic and Buick Encore design

Sao Paulo, Brazil – Ed Welburn is General Motors’ current Vice President of Global Design. Welburn talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about the Chevy Onix platform. The Onix might be on the same platform as the Chevy Spark and the Buick Encore, but the car is produced and sold in Brazil. Welburn emphasizes [...]

2013 Buick Enclave walk around

Buick brought their A-team to the Buick Enclave ride and drive, Michael Burton, interior designer, talked about which cars they benchmarked for the new Buick Enclave. Phil Zak, design director, exterior crossovers, and Jill Dennis, lead development engineer for Buick. Each talks to www.drivingthenation.com about the part of the car that their team worked on, [...]

Buick color and trim designer, Ven Lai

Ven Lai, Buick Color and trim designer, sat down with Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, to talk about Buick’s new colors and trims. I first met Lai at a Verano event. She explained to me that what I saw as a tan was a color called Choccachino, a deep tan that took some time to [...]

Tony DiSalle on the 2013 Buick Enclave

Lou Ann Hammond,CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, talked to Tony DiSalle, U.S. vice president of Buick Marketing about the 2013 Buick Enclave. Why has the Enclave done better than expected? What about Intellilink? From Buick’s press release: “The 2013 Enclave advances the award-winning design, craftsmanship and technology that reintroduced Buick to a new generation of customers”, said Tony [...]

Wall Street Journal and Washington Post on the John Batchelor radio show

Mary Kissel the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal, Warren Brown of the Washington Post, Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com are in the WABC studio with John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show. The New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) musings from car people (Brown and Hammond) to people don’t drive but [...]

2012 Buick Verano

General Motor’s Jennifer Nardicchio takes us on a walk around of the 2012 Buick Verano. Watch and listen at the end as the GM rep has us roll up and down the windows while there is a leaf blower outside. See if you can hear the difference. Loading the player… jwplayer(“myElement”).setup({ file: “http://www.drivingthenation.com/video/2012_nardicchio_leaf_blower_verano.mp4″, image: “http://www.drivingthenation.com/video/2012_nardicchio_leaf_blower_verano.jpg”, [...]