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 […]

Alex Coyle’s 2014 MINI Cooper Delux now on sale on Driving the Nation

Alex Coyle, a sophomore studying creative advertising and photography at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation at the New York International Auto Show about winning the MINI original design application. Coyle was inspired by light and designed her “MINI Originals” package to stand out at night […]

Reid Bigland on Ram, Fiat and Chrysler on Driving the Nation

Reid Bigland currently holds three distinct Senior Management roles with Chrysler Group LLC. He is Chryslers Head of U.S. Sales Operations, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Chrysler Canada Inc. and President and CEO of the of the Companys Ram Truck Brand. Bigland talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about Ram, […]

Branden T. Coté on the Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG on Driving the Nation

Branden T. Coté, Head of AMG, U.S.A., talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about the beautiful S63 AMG 5.5-Liter 577 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque V-8 biturbo engine. rear-biased all- wheel drive (known as 4MATIC) Coupe. Boasting a A 0-to-60 mph time of 3.9 seconds means you barely get time […]

Kia’s Orth Hedrick on the Kia Soul EV on Driving the Nation

Orth Hedrick, vice president of product planning, Kia Motors America, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the Kia Soul EV that is scheduled to go on sale in the third quarter of 2014. The Kia Soul EV will be Kia’s first all-electric, zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV) which will go on sale in […]

Head of GM design, Ed Welburn on the Vette on Driving the Nation

Head of General Motors design, Ed Welburn, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation on the Chevy Corvette Convertible unveiled before the 2014 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). What color would Welburn get if he got a Corvette Convertible?

Listen as Welburn goes through each color of the Chevy Corvette convertible and […]

Head of Bespoke Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Richard Collar, on Driving the Nation

Head of Bespoke Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Richard Collar, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about the Ghost II, at the 2014 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS).

Rolls-Royce introduced the Ghost II at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show. Collar was at the 2014 NYIAS to talk about the new aspects of the […]

Anders Warming, head of design for MINI, on the NEW MINI Clubman concept

Anders Warming, head of design for MINI, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about the NEW MINI Clubman concept at the 2014 Geneva auto show.

Warmings talked about the Mini Clubman, the new design, exterior and interior. How much does heritage play into the current designs Warming is creating?

Nissan’s taxi on Driving the Nation – it’s not Ben Bailey or cash cab, but..

Peter Bedrosian, Product Planning Manager for Nissan Commercial Vehicle, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation at the 2014 Chicago auto show about the design by Nissan of the taxi. Bedrosian says it is the first time a car company has designed a vehicle as a turn-key taxi with an integrated partition.

Lots of room for […]

Shiro Nakamura on Nissan’s Sport Sedan Concept on Driving the Nation

Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, talked to Shiro Nakamura, Senior Vice President of Nissan’s creative design team at the 2014 North American International Auto show (NAIAS)

What does Nakamura think about when he starts to design a car, what does he draw upon for each design?

Nakamura is the chief designer for Infiniti […]