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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 [...]

Good morning Warren and Friends Carlist and Driving the Nation correspondents drove two hot fun cars this week. First was the 2015 Dodge Challenger and the new models Four Engines, Eight-speeds and up to 707 Horsepower: Dodge Announces Pricing for Its New 2015 Challenger Model Lineup As Tim Kuniskis, President and Chief Executive Officer – [...]

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 [...]

LOU ANN HAMMOND : Good morning Warren and Friends How was your 4th of July? I had my cousin/namesake, Lou Ann, and her two children, 10-year old Abby and “I’m 8 years old” Frankie visit me from Canada. Children are a handful and the questions are non-stop but I was pretty impressed with Frankie’s questions [...]

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 [...]