Team Cadillac CTS-V “hot laps” with race car driver Andy Pilgrim, at Infineon raceway on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:23+00:00 September 9th, 2011|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Cadillac, Racing, Video, youtube.com|

Team Cadillac gave "hot laps" at Infineon raceway, Sonoma, Ca Friday August 27, 2011. Real life race fan Tom Kruegar suited-up,  strapped-in, took a breathe and blasted out of the pit's beside Team Cadillac race car driver Andy Pilgrim. One time around Infineon race way and Tom returned with a Northern California wide grin of [...]

Chrysler First U.S. Automaker with 8-Speed Transmission on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:23+00:00 September 7th, 2011|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Chrysler, Technology, Video, youtube.com|

Save a tree, create an engine Mircea Gradu, Vice President and Head of Transmission Powertrain and Driveline Engineering, Chrysler Group LLC, told me that the time when an engine is created on a napkin is gone. It was a business decision to start using the ZF transmission, to go from a 5-speed, or 6-speed transmission, to [...]

2012 Buick Regal GS highlights on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:23+00:00 September 7th, 2011|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Buick, Technology, Video, youtube.com|

Highlights from the Buick press release: The all-new, 2012 Regal GS blends a 270-horsepower (201 kW) high-output Ecotec 2.0L turbo engine, six-speed manual transmission, responsive Interactive Drive Control System suspension technology with exclusive GS-mode, Brembo front calipers and other features into one of Buicks most balanced performance sedans ever. The torque from Regal GSs exclusive [...]

Kia Executives in Seoul, Korea on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:23+00:00 September 7th, 2011|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Kia, Technology, Video, youtube.com|

Seoul, Korea - Thomas Oh, senior executive vice president and chief operating officer at Kia in Korea Soon-Nam Lee, director-Kias overseas marketing, and Michael Sprague, Kias U.S. marketing chief, were  interviewed at Kias Seoul headquarters. In July, 2011 the Hyundai group was only 7,000 unit's away from beating the Chrysler group in sales. The Chrysler group consists of [...]