Monthly Archives: July 2013

Ford Fiesta wins Women’s World Car of the Year (WWCOTY)

By |2016-09-25T14:39:07-07:00July 16th, 2013|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Manufacturers, Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY)|

Eighteen female journalists from across the globe voted the Ford Fiesta 1.0l Eco-Boost as the 2013 Women's World Car of the Year and the supreme winner for 2013. The Fiesta won the economy car category in the finalist voting round and, in the second voting round consisting of finalists only, edged out the Mazda CX5 [...]

Chevy Silverado designer, Tom Peters, “form follows function”

By |2016-09-25T14:39:08-07:00July 16th, 2013|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Chevy, Manufacturers, Video|

Tom Peters, General Motor's director of exterior design for performance cars, fullsize trucks talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, about the exterior design of the new Chevy Silverado. Peters talks about the vertical height of the 2014 Chevy Silverado and the nuances of "truck luxury"

Concept car winners: Hyundai HCD-14 Genesis, Ford Atlas, BMW i8 spyder on Driving the Nation

By |2017-03-22T08:00:45-07:00July 11th, 2013|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, BMW, Car designers, Concept Car of the Year, Concept cars, Ford, Hyundai, Technology, Video,|

(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 earn the top award [...]

Will cash constraints and smog hurt Chinese auto sales?

By |2016-09-25T20:32:14-07:00July 11th, 2013|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China), Health & Fitness|Tags: , , , , , |

John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show, talked to Gordon Chang,, and Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, 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 unit's in June, up [...]

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