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

By |May 20th, 2014|

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 […]

Kia Uvo bluetooth and voice recognition at the 2014 CES

By |March 25th, 2014|

Las Vegas, NV – At the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Henry Bzeih, KMA Chief Technology Strategist and Princton Brennan, Kia engineer, talk to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about Kia’s Uvo system […]

Kia KND-7 Vehicle Concept at the 2014 CES

By |January 7th, 2014|

From Kia:

Kia made advancements in it’s UVO voice-activation telematics and will showcase Electric Vehicle-centered telematics in the soon to be unveiled Kia Soul EV. At the 2014 CES Kia showed the User-centered Driver Concept […]

Kia’s Michael Sprague on the 2014 Kia Cadenza on Driving the Nation

By |July 16th, 2013|

Michael Sprague, executive vice president of marketing & communications for Kia Motors America (KMA), talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about the 2014 Kia Cadenza.

The most technically advanced Kia e-ver is how Michael […]

2013 Shanghai auto show floor scenes

By |May 18th, 2013|

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, […]

Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on www.washingtonpost.com May 17, 2013

By |May 18th, 2013|

Lou Ann Hammond :

Today we have Orth Hedrick, Director, Product Planning, as a guest to answer questions about Kia’s product lineup. I am in Del Mar, CA (North of San Diego) driving a Kia Cadenza.

You […]

August 2012 sales show confidence

By |September 6th, 2012|

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 […]

2013 North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) nominees

By |July 10th, 2012|

It’s that time of the year again, time to whittle down the long list of new cars and trucks to decide which one is crowned car and truck/utility of the year award for 2013. The […]

China, joint ventures, domestic and foreign cars on the John Batchelor radio show

By |June 3rd, 2012|

Gordon Chang, Forbes, and John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show, and Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com talk about China and cars.

Some of the back stories that make up the radio show are;

Why […]

Orth Hedrick, on Kia Optima hybrid on Driving the Nation

By |April 23rd, 2012|

Orth Hedrick, Kia Motors of America, took some time to talk to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com.

The Kia Optima is Kia’s first hybrid. Now, Kia has a 2-liter 4-cylinder engine. Where does Kia stand with […]