Kia’s Orth Hedrick on the Kia Soul EV on Driving the Nation

Orth Hedrick, vice president of product planning, Kia Motors America, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the Kia Soul EV that is scheduled to go on sale in the third quarter of 2014. The Kia Soul EV will be Kia's first all-electric, zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV) which will go on sale in [...]

April 25 – May 9, 2014 car chat Washington Post

The average transaction price of a car Good morning Warren and Friends How much over the MSRP of the base cost did you pay for your car? The average transaction price of a car keeps sneaking up, it's over $30,000! I have noticed that the base price of a car hasn't increased that much and [...]

More recalls, a fine, and a consent order for General Motors

General Motors Recalls The best piece I have seen on the GM Recall has been done by CNBC's Phil Lebeau, entitled, Failure to Recall: Investigating GM. The episode goes through the process of the ignition switch, the lives lost and how quickly they are fixing the problem. GM has said it will take until at [...]

Head of GM design, Ed Welburn on the Vette on Driving the Nation

Head of General Motors design, Ed Welburn, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation on the Chevy Corvette Convertible unveiled before the 2014 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). What color would Welburn get if he got a Corvette Convertible? Listen as Welburn goes through each color of the Chevy Corvette convertible and [...]

Bespoke Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Richard Collar

Bespoke Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Head of Bespoke Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Richard Collar, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about the Ghost II, at the 2014 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). Rolls-Royce introduced the Ghost II at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show. Collar was at the 2014 NYIAS to talk about the [...]

Anders Warming, head of design for MINI, on the NEW MINI Clubman concept

Anders Warming, head of design for MINI, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about the NEW MINI Clubman concept at the 2014 Geneva auto show. Warmings talked about the Mini Clubman, the new design, exterior and interior. How much does heritage play into the current designs Warming is creating?

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Nissan’s taxi on Driving the Nation – it’s not Ben Bailey or cash cab, but..

Peter Bedrosian, Product Planning Manager for Nissan Commercial Vehicle, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation at the 2014 Chicago auto show about the design by Nissan of the taxi. Bedrosian says it is the first time a car company has designed a vehicle as a turn-key taxi with an integrated partition. Lots of room [...]

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Shiro Nakamura on Nissan’s Sport Sedan Concept on Driving the Nation

Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, talked to Shiro Nakamura, Senior Vice President of Nissan's creative design team at the 2014 North American International Auto show (NAIAS) What does Nakamura think about when he starts to design a car, what does he draw upon for each design? Nakamura is the chief designer for Infiniti [...]