John Shon on the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

John Shon is the product manager for the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Sonata. Shon talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe 6-seater and 7-seater. The 5-seater 2-row Santa Fe has been on the market for sometime. Taking over where the Veracruz left off is the new 3-row 6 [...]

By |2017-03-22T08:00:46-07:00June 29th, 2013|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Hyundai, Video, youtube.com|0 Comments

50 years of Porsche 911 in Stuttgart, Germany pt. 2

Stuttgart, Germany Dieter Landenberger, the head of Porsche museum archives, gave Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, a private tour around the Porsche museum in Stuttgart, Germany. From June 4 to September 29, 2013, in the Porsche Museum, you can view the Anniversary Exhibition of Porsche celebrating “50 Years of 911”. Free admission All 911 drivers [...]

By |2020-02-02T18:12:26-08:00June 25th, 2013|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Europe, Luxury vehicles, Manufacturers, Porsche, Video|Tags: |0 Comments

Electric Vehicles Market Analysis Forecast

JD Power NADA  report The old adage that your car starts depreciating as soon as you drive it off the car dealer's hurts even more if you own an electric vehicle according to the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Used Car Guide in it's latest report, Plug-in Electric Vehicles: Market Analysis and Used Price Forecast. [...]

June 21, 2013 Real Wheels Washington Post

Ford Sync Q.Ford Sync So my 2013 Edge was at the dealer for the 3rd time because the Bluetooth stopped working. According to the dealer, this is an issue because I use Apple products (iPhone 4 and have an iPod plugged into my USB port) and they cause difficulties with the Microsoft computers in the [...]

50 years of Porsche 911 in Stuttgart, Germany pt. 1

Stuttgart, Germany - Dieter Landenberger, the head of Porsche museum archives, gave Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, a private tour around the Porsche museum in Stuttgart, Germany. From June 4 “ September 29, 2013 in the Porsche Museum you can view the Anniversary Exhibition of Porsche celebrating “50 Years of 911”. Free admission All 911 [...]

By |2017-03-22T08:00:46-07:00June 21st, 2013|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Europe, Manufacturers, Porsche, Video|0 Comments

John Cafaro on the Chevy Impala design on Driving the Nation

General Motor's director of designer, John Cafaro, talked to www.drivingthenation.com about the Chevy Impala design. Cafaro is passionate about the Impala and describes the different design of the molding available on the LTZ. Watch the video as Cafaro talks about the old Impalas and they make a cameo appearance in the video. There are a [...]

Continental’s first in the world Braking Analyzer

Hannover, Germany - Precise and consistent are how Stefan Heine, head of testing for indoor braking, described the biggest benefit of Continental AIBA (Automated Indoor Braking Analyzer) to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com. Right outside the indoor facility is the old rusted track that thousands of cars have traveled over to test the braking parameters [...]

June 14, 2013 Real Wheels Washington Post

Germany June 7, 2013 I'm in Germany this week. I visited Continental tires in Hannover, Germany. They have created a new, more precise way to measure how well their tires perform in rolling resistance and wet braking. It's the first in the world and I will be reporting on it shortly. Right now I'm sitting [...]

2014 Fiat 500L commercial “The British are coming… the Italians are coming…”

Recently we saw Audi take Mercedes-Benz head on with the Vulcan grip commercial which I thought was hysterical. Now Fiat is throwing down the gauntlet in front of MINI in a soon to be released commercial that you get to see here first. MINI started out as a British car company and is produced in [...]

By |2016-09-25T14:35:07-07:00June 15th, 2013|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Fiat, Manufacturers, MINI, Video|0 Comments

John Krafcik on the Hyundai products and marketshare on Driving the Nation

Hyundai Motor America CEO John Krafcik talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about Hyundai products and the car market. Krafcik happily reports that "this is our best start ever. Some companies are reporting that this is their best start of a year since the great recession, but this is our strongest start E-V-E-R. We're [...]