2013 concept car is the Hyundai HCD-14 Genesis

2013 Concept Car Winner (Watch Ford Atlas' designer, Gordon Platto, receive the Concept truck of the year award below) The overall winner of the 2013 concept car is the Hyundai HCD-14 Genesis. From amongst the segment winners in the Car, Truck, and Production Preview categories, the Hyundai's HCD-14 Genesis posted the highest overall score to [...]

Will cash constraints and smog hurt Chinese auto sales?

Chinese Economy John Batchelor radio show talked to Gordon Chang, Forbes.com, and Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about China, the Chinese economy, auto sales in China and Japanese car sales in China. The China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) reported that China's light-vehicle sales totaled 1.4 million units in June, up 9.3 percent from the [...]

50 years of Maserati Quattroporte Q4

Maserati Quattroporte Modena, Italy - Federico Landini, Maserati Quattroporte launch manager talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, about the first 50 years of the 4-door Maserati Quattroporte. In 1963 there was one car and one engine, today there is one car, two engines, and two driveshafts and the first all-wheel-drive in the history of [...]

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2014 Chevy Silverado trio of engines

Sheryl Balsley, assistant chief engineer of small block engines, showed www.drivingthenation.com the 2014 Chevy Silverado three engines available in the new Silverado, all-new EcoTec3 engines, a V-6 and two V-8s without the cost of turbocharging. From Chevrolet: New shear-style body mounts tune out both up-and-down and side-to-side movement for a quieter, more comfortable ride. The [...]

SAAR for auto sales eclipse all projections

sales over 16 million were in 2007 The last time the auto industry had sales of over 16 million was in 2007. If sales keep up 2013 could come close to that number! June sales are out and according to Automotive News, the SAAR busted all analyst projections and came in at 15.98 million units [...]

CNBC: June sales car companies in Mexico

CNBC: June sales car companies producing in Mexico transcript, courtesy of CNBC: we have just one word to capture auto sales headlines, and that is, wow. Phil Lebeau, this is a fourth of July week and a banner day for the automakers, no? one that I think a lot of people in the auto industry [...]

June 28, 2013 Real Wheels Washington Post

2014 Chrysler Group presentation Hi, Warren and friends I'm live at the What's new for the 2014 Chrysler Group presentation. We've got two Chrysler group bigwigs to answer questions for you today, Bob Hegbloom, Director of Ram Brand and Marketing Team will join us first, then the big guy, Head of U.S. Sales, Chrysler Group [...]

Chevy Silverado’s passive flapper valves and more

Jeff Luke, Executive Chief Engineer for the Chevy Silverado talked to www.drivingthenation.com about passive flapper valves. Chevy uses Active Fuel Management to shut off cylinders in their V-6 and V-8 engines. To reduce the noise that would occur during that transition they included a passive flapper valve that is used for exhaust tuning. When the [...]