Sergio Marchionne – If there is a European union, act like one

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:02+00:00 September 28th, 2012|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Europe, Fiat, Manufacturers, Politics, Video, Volkswagen, youtube.com|

At a lunch in September, 2012, Fiat SpA Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne talked to a group of journalists about the disagreement between Volkswagen AG and Fiat. Lou Ann Hammond, www.drivingthenation.com, was one of those journalists. The problems that Marchionne talks about in this video are being talked about at the 2012 Paris auto show. [...]

Renault, Nissan’s CEO, Carlos Ghosn, on Renault, Nissan, and Datsun on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:02+00:00 September 28th, 2012|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Nissan, Video, youtube.com|

While the Paris auto show begins in gloomy weather and a gloomy economic outlook Carlos Ghosn, CEO, Renault, Nissan and Datsun, took time back in April, 2012 to talk to a small group of journalists about the economy in Japan and Europe. Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, was one of those journalists. There are basic [...]

Hyundai’s John Krafcik on capacity constraint problems on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:02+00:00 September 28th, 2012|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Hyundai, Video, youtube.com|

John Krafcik, CEO of Hyundai Motor America, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com. Krafcik has been CEO of Hyundai since 2008, and is in a place other car dealers dream of being, 21 days on the lot and they can't make cars fast enough. What is the capacity constraint that keeps Hyundai from producing [...]

Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on www.washingtonpost.com september 21, 2012

By | 2016-09-25T14:28:07+00:00 September 26th, 2012|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Driving tips, Manufacturers, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com|

Lou Ann Hammond : Do you have a question about a Ford product? Ford's Executive Director of North American Products, Frank Davis, is sitting right next to me and he will answer any question you have about current products. I am at a Ford Fusion event in Southern California. We are driving the Ford Fusion [...]