2015 Chrysler 300 line-up on Driving the Nation

Chrysler brand President and CEO, Al Gardner, discusses the entire line-up of the Chrysler 300 with Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation.

The Chrysler 300 sedans lineup has been revamped for 2015 with four models:
300 Limited ” U.S. MSRP $31,395 (plus $995 destination)
300S ” U.S. MSRP $34,895 (plus $995 destination)
300C ” U.S. MSRP $37,895 […]

The most exquisite part of the 2015 Chrysler 200 on Driving the Nation

When I was a teenager I lived in Japan, a small island with a lot of people crammed into one area called Tokyo. Space was at a premium. If there was an empty space between the studs in the wall that could be made into a drawer or cupboard it was done. It was done […]

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, […]

Automotive executives talk about Russia and Ukraine on Driving the Nation

The 84th Geneva International Motor Show was full of exotic cars, a 24 hour of Lemans hall and eco-friendly cars. In the background, in dimly lit rooms, in roundtables with executives the questions were starting to filter in. All of the car manufacturers, European, American and Asian are concerned about the economic threat to a […]

Shifting gears – Chrysler’s Mircea Gradu is out

Mircea Gradu was appointed Vice President and Head of Transmission Powertrain and Driveline Engineering, Chrysler Group LLC on July 1, 2011. Gradu was responsible for the design, development and release of all Transmission and Driveline systems for Chrysler Group LLC.

In addition to that role, Mircea Gradu continued as Head of Virtual Tools Analysis and was […]

Bosch automated systems already in cars on Driving the Nation

Scott Winchip, Regional President Chassis Systems Control, Robert Bosch LLC, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) about automated cars.

What are some of the systems in a production car that are already automated that have to be in a car to make it automated?

What are some […]

Chrysler’s Ralph Gilles on SRT

Ralph Gilles is the President and Chief Executive Officer – SRT Brand and Motorsports, Chrysler Group LLC and the Senior Vice President – Product Design, Chrysler Group LLC. Giles talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about the SRT.

What does SRT mean?

What is the difference between a Jeep Grand Cherokee and a Jeep Grand […]

Ford uses Microsoft, General Motors uses Apple, others use Google, who’s the Genius?

Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, talked to John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show about infotainment systems.

Most people don’t think about the operating system they use in a car. When people open their laptop they know they are working on a MAC or Microsoft operating system. When they click on a browser […]

August 2012 sales show confidence

It looks great that the Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR) is sticking around 14.5 million 8 months into 2012. Sales are up 20 percent year-over-year. But you need to look at the footnotes to see if there is confidence in the numbers, or if there is reason for worry.

I looked at the sales numbers and […]

Sergio Marchionne: “The landscape in Europe is abysmally poor”

Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne (pronounced Mar-key-OWN-ee) is also the CEO of Chrysler Group, which includes Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, Mopar and Jeep. Currently ownership of the Chrysler Group is: Fiat S.p.A. 58.5 percent, VEBA 41.5 percent. On July 3, 2012, Fiat announced that it intends to exercise a call option to acquire an additional 3.3 percent of […]