Ed Welburn on the Chevy Onix, spark, sonic and Buick Encore design on Driving the Nation

Sao Paulo, Brazil - Ed Welburn is General Motors' Vice President of Global Design. Welburn talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about the Chevy Onix platform. The Onix might be on the same platform as the Chevy Spark and the Buick Encore, but the car is produced and sold in Brazil. Welburn emphasizes the [...]

2013 Buick Enclave walk around with designer

2013 Buick Enclave Buick brought their A-team to the Buick Enclave ride and drive, Michael Burton, interior designer, talked about which cars they benchmarked for the new Buick Enclave. Phil Zak, design director, exterior crossovers, and Jill Dennis, lead development engineer for Buick. Each talked to www.drivingthenation.com about the part of the car that their [...]

Buick color and trim designer, Ven Lai on Driving the Nation

A color called Choccachino Ven Lai, Buick Color and trim designer, sat down with Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, to talk about Buick's new colors and trims. I first met Lai at a Verano event. She explained to me that what I saw as a tan was a color called Choccachino, a deep tan that [...]

By |2020-04-22T15:34:10-07:00July 6th, 2012|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Buick, Car designers, Video, youtube.com|0 Comments

Tony DiSalle on the 2013 Buick Enclave on Driving the Nation

Lou Ann Hammond,CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, talked to Tony DiSalle, U.S. vice president of Buick Marketing about the 2013 Buick Enclave. Why has the Enclave done better than expected? What about Intellilink? From Buick's press release: "The 2013 Enclave advances the award-winning design, craftsmanship and technology that reintroduced Buick to a new generation of customers", said Tony [...]

By |2017-03-22T08:01:09-07:00June 6th, 2012|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Buick, Manufacturers, Technology, Video, youtube.com|0 Comments

Wall Street Journal WAPO Batchelor radio show

New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) Mary Kissel, the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal, Warren Brown of the Washington Post, Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com are in the WABC studio with John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show. The New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) musings from car people (Brown and [...]

2012 Buick Regal GS highlights on Driving the Nation

Highlights from the Buick press release: The all-new, 2012 Regal GS blends a 270-horsepower (201 kW) high-output Ecotec 2.0L turbo engine, six-speed manual transmission, responsive Interactive Drive Control System suspension technology with exclusive GS-mode, Brembo front calipers and other features into one of Buicks most balanced performance sedans ever. The torque from Regal GSs exclusive [...]

By |2017-03-22T08:01:23-07:00September 7th, 2011|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Buick, Technology, Video, youtube.com|0 Comments

2012 Buick Verano – the quiet cousin of the Cruze on Driving the Nation

Noise Vibration and Harshness (NVH) are a real part of buying a car. When you test drive a car Buick wants you to roll up, and down, the window next to a guy with one of those obnoxious leaf blowers. The noise should be deafening, but as the video shows, the noise is dampened to [...]

By |2017-03-22T08:01:23-07:00September 5th, 2011|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Buick, Video, youtube.com|0 Comments

Mark Reuss, President GM North America, on the John Batchelor show

Mark Reuss, President GM North America, talked to John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show and Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com. General Motors has rescinded their application for a $14.4 billion low-interest loan for the Department of Energy's (DOE) low-interest loan for Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM). why? Is General Motors going to [...]

Ford and Hyundai may take your breath away, says Strategic Vision

2011 Hyundai Sonatas highest Total Value score in the history of the study”and that is in all of the segments, luxury included. “When the data came back on the 2011 Hyundai Sonata, it was so impressive it prompted us to re-examine the data several times to be certain,” says Strategic Vision President Alexander Edwards. “The [...]

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