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2016 North American Car and Truck of the Year finalist

By |December 8th, 2015|

The North American Car of the Year finalists for 2016 are the Chevrolet Malibu, Honda Civic, and Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Finalists for the 2016 North American Truck/Utility of the Year are the Honda Pilot, Nissan Titan […]

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Derek Jenkins out as head of design for Mazda on Driving the Nation

By |July 22nd, 2015|

Derek Jenkins is no longer the head of design as confirmed by Eric Booth, Senior Manager, Public Relations at Mazda North American Operations. According to Booth, Jenkins’ last day was Friday, July 17, 2015, just […]

2016 Mazda CX3 on Driving the Nation

By |December 5th, 2014|

Derek Jenkins, Mazda’s North America Design Director, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation at the Los Angeles auto show about the all new subcompact 2016 Mazda CX-3.

The CX-3 is the […]

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, […]

Mazda’s Derrick Jenkins on the 2014 Mazda Mazda6 on Driving the Nation

By |March 1st, 2013|

Mazda’s Chief designer, Derrick Jenkins, talks about the history of the Mazda6 design. Mazda has brought out concept cars for many years, each more beautiful than the previous one. Now Mazda is producing aspects of […]

Mazda’s Robert Davis on the 2014 Mazda Mazda6 on Driving the Nation

By |February 18th, 2013|

California is a critical state for Mazda. Robert Davis, Senior Vice President for U.S. Operations, reminds me that they are headquartered in California, so he knows the California Air Resources Board (CARB) emissions requirements […]

Derek Jenkins on Mazda’s new paint flop on Driving the Nation

By |January 29th, 2013|

Derek Jenkins, Chief designer for Mazda North America, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, about a paint technique called flop.It’s not a paint color, but a technique that allows certain ingredients to have greater […]

Dave Coleman on Mazda’s skyactiv technology on Driving the Nation

By |October 12th, 2012|

Dave Coleman, vehicle development engineer for Mazda North American Operations (MNAO), explains Mazda’s skyactiv technology to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com.

Since torque converters work best at low speeds Mazda added a multi-plate clutch to […]

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 […]

Aerodynamics and the art of design of the Mazda CX-5 on Driving the Nation

By |June 21st, 2012|

Derek Jenkins, Mazda’s Design Director, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about Aerodynamics and how much the designer works with the engineers on designing for more fuel economy.

At what point in the […]