Concept cars you won’t see on the road on Driving the Nation

There are different types of concept cars; cars that you will never see on the road and production concept cars, cars that are close to production. The cars below are this year’s concept cars shown throughout the year at different auto shows.

Audi Prologue – Headlights that shine as though infused with an illuminating youthful […]

Lexus RC F GT3 Racing Concept Rumbles the 2014 Geneva Motor Show With its Debut

Lexus Press Release

GENEVA – Feb. 28, 2014 “ Racing fans around the world will feel the adrenaline when Lexus debuts the RC F GT3 racing concept at the 84th Geneva International Motor Show.

The RC F GT3 concept, based on the recently revealed RC F performance coupe, was developed to meet Group GT3 international racing standards. […]

It’s a Trifecta! – Lexus F SPORT Completes All-New Lexus RC Coupe Line-up at the Geneva Motor show

Lexus Press Release

RC 350 F SPORT joins RC 350 and RC F for 2015 Model Year
Adaptive Variable Suspension Adjusts Damping to Help Maximize Agility
19-Inch Alloy Wheels Complement More Aggressive Exterior and Interior Design Features

February 28, 2014
GENEVA – Feb. 28, 2014 “ And F SPORT makes three. Driving enthusiasts, get ready for more Lexus RC options […]

Lexus’ Vice President, Jeff Bracken, on marketshare and brand loyalty on Driving the Nation

At the 2013 Los Angeles auto showw Jeff Bracken, group vice president and general manager for Lexus, the luxury division of Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about marketshare and brand loyalty.

Does Lexus get a lot of aspirational buyers from Scion and Toyota?

Why are […]

Toyota of Europe – hybrids, manuals, automatics, diesel on Driving the Nation

Bart Eelen, Manager of Product Manager for Toyota Europe, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, about Toyota and Lexus of Europe sales.

The Toyota Auris and Yaris are the most popular Toyotas in Europe. What is the breakdown between hybrids, diesel and gasoline?

92% of Lexus sales in Europe are hybrids. What else is changing in […]

Lexus’s advanced research car at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on Driving the Nation

Mark Templin, Mark Templin group vice president and general manager of Lexus, the luxury division of Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. and recently appointed general manager, Lexus Product Marketing Planning Division, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), and Paul Williamsen, National Manager, Lexus International Training at Toyota Motor Corporation, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO,, […]

Lexus’ Mark Templin, on the LF-CC on Driving the Nation

Mark Templin, Group Vice President & General Manager & Global Marketing & Product planner, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO,, after the unveil of the Lexus LF-CC concept.

Lexus was launched in 1989, for the United States market. How many countries are they in now?

Who is Lexus’ biggest competitor? What is the average […]

Exotic vehicles, all dressed up & willing to go on Driving the Nation

The night before the NOrth American International auto show the MGM grand had a party full of exotic vehicles. Everything from Lamborghinis, Maseratis, Rolls-Royce, Corvettes and Lexus were in regal attire.

Music and cars. Enjoy

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

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 list below is referred to as the long list. For the most part, all new cars and trucks make it […]

Just like people, cars are living longer

Grandma Dodie is 93, alive and doing well.

Okay, Grandma Dodie isn’t 93, and she’s not a person. Grandma Dodie is a 1993 Lexus LS400, and she just got out of the hospital, commonly known as the service center at Lexus of Roseville, last week.

I named my car Grandma Dodie after an eighty-year young little old […]