2009 Nissan Cube walkaround

By | 2017-03-22T08:05:48+00:00 April 13th, 2009|Categories: 2009 Chicago Auto show, Automobiles and Energy, Car designers, Car shows, Manufacturers, Nissan, Vehicle walk arounds, Video, youtube.com|

The 2009 Nissan cube has four models: 1.8 equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission, with a starting Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)* of $13,990. 1.8 S, priced at $14,690 with the 6-speed manual and 1.8 S at $15,690 with the Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission); cube® 1.8 SL, priced at $16,790, Xtronic CVT is standard [...]

Gene Brown, Suzuki, at the 2009 Chicago auto show

By | 2017-03-22T08:05:50+00:00 March 2nd, 2009|Categories: 2009 Chicago Auto show, Automobiles and Energy, Suzuki, Video, youtube.com|

Gene Brown, Vice President of Marketing for Suzuki sat down with me at the 2009 Chicago auto show. Gene's answer to the last question was enlightening. I asked all the executives the same questions: 1. Are we looking at a fundamental downsizing of the industry? 2. What is the one thing that will capture the [...]

Moray Callum, Ford designer, at the 2009 Chicago auto show

By | 2017-03-22T08:05:50+00:00 February 26th, 2009|Categories: 2009 Chicago Auto show, Automobiles and Energy, Car designers, Car shows, Ford, Manufacturers, Video, youtube.com|

Moray Callum, Ford's director of car and crossover design talked to me at the 2009 Chicago auto show. Like many designers, Callum is concerned about designing a car that has such a brand image. But, what was the car that stretched Callum's creative abilities the most?

John Krafcik, Hyundai, at the 2009 Chicago auto show

By | 2017-03-22T08:05:50+00:00 February 23rd, 2009|Categories: 2009 Chicago Auto show, Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Hyundai, Video, youtube.com|

John Krafcik has been promoted to Acting President and Chief Executive Officer of the company. Krafcik sat down with me at the 2009 Chicago auto show. I asked all the executives the same questions: 1. Are we looking at a fundamental downsizing of the industry? 2. What is the one thing that will capture the [...]