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2009 Nissan Cube walkaround

By |April 13th, 2009|

The 2009 Nissan cube has four models:

1.8 equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission, with a starting Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)* of $13,990.

1.8 S, priced at $14,690 with the 6-speed manual and
1.8 S […]

Gene Brown, Suzuki, at the 2009 Chicago auto show

By |March 2nd, 2009|

Gene Brown, Vice President of Marketing for Suzuki sat down with me at the 2009 Chicago auto show. Gene’s answer to the last question was enlightening.

I asked all the executives the same questions:

1. Are we […]

Moray Callum, Ford designer, at the 2009 Chicago auto show

By |February 26th, 2009|

Moray Callum, Ford’s director of car and crossover design talked to me at the 2009 Chicago auto show.

Like many designers, Callum is concerned about designing a car that has such a brand image. But, what […]

John Krafcik, Hyundai, at the 2009 Chicago auto show

By |February 23rd, 2009|

John Krafcik has been promoted to Acting President and Chief Executive Officer of the company. Krafcik sat down with me at the 2009 Chicago auto show.

I asked all the executives the same questions:

1. Are we […]

Jeff Conrad, Acura, at the 2009 Chicago auto show

By |February 23rd, 2009|

Jeff Conrad is the Vice President of Acura sales. Conrad sat down with me at the 2009 Chicago auto show.

I asked all the executives the same questions:

1. Are we looking at a fundamental downsizing of […]

Mike Martini, Bridgestone, at the 2009 Chicago auto show

By |February 23rd, 2009|

Mike Martini, President Bridgestone Consumer Original Equipment talked to at the 2009 Chicago Auto show about Bridgestone’s new tire, the ecopia.

Ed Peper, GM, at the 2009 Chicago auto show

By |February 15th, 2009|

Ed Peper, General Motors, North America vice president of Chevrolet, talked to me about Tuesday’s (the 17th) report of viability that will be submitted to Congress by General Motors.

What does Peper think of Rick Wagoner […]

Ed Welburn, GM, at the 2009 Chicago auto show

By |February 15th, 2009|

Ed Welburn is General Motors Vice President of Global Design. The conversation started as always, light and lively, but then I asked Ed a question that he said no one had ever asked him.

Listen as […]

Don Esmond, Toyota, at the 2009 Chicago auto show

By |February 15th, 2009|

Don Esmond is the Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations, Toyota Motor Sales, USA. Esmond set down with me at the 2009 Chicago auto show.

I asked all the executives the same questions:

1. Are we looking […]

James O’Sullivan, Mazda, at the 2009 Chicago auto show

By |February 15th, 2009|

Jim OSullivan is the President and CEO, Mazda North America Operations; Managing Executive Officer, Mazda Motor Corporation.

I asked all the executives the same questions:

1. Are we looking at a fundamental downsizing of the industry?

2. What […]