2013 New York auto show on the John Batchelor radio show

Host, John Batchelor and Co-host Mary Kissel, Wall Street Journal editorial board, talk to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about the 2013 New York International auto show (NYIAS).

We talk about the BMW i8, first introduced as the BMW Concept Vision Efficient Dynamics, that will come out with as a 3-cylinder twin turbo plug-in hybrid made of carbon-fiber. The i8 is a piece of art that will make about 350 horsepower, low-end torque and get over 50 miles per gallon.

Is there any truth to the rumor that Audi will be buying Alfa Romeo?

Cadillac is bringing out product. How are they faring against Mercedes-Benz and BMW? Is the term “luxury vehicle” definition changing?

About the Author:

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY), and the Concept Car of the Year.