Volkswagen’s Tim Mahoney on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:52+00:00 January 18th, 2013|Categories: 2012 Los Angeles auto show, Automobiles and Energy, Diesel, Video, Volkswagen, youtube.com|

Tim Mahoney, Volkswagen's Vice President of Product and Marketing, Volkswagen North America, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, about Volkswagen's new Beetle and record sales growth. There were snickers behind the executives of Volkswagen AG's backs when they said they wanted a certain number of sales, but Volkswagen's sales are increasing, along with the [...]

Audi diesels and sales on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:52+00:00 January 15th, 2013|Categories: 2012 Los Angeles auto show, Audi, Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Diesel, Video, youtube.com|

Mark Del Rosso, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, of Audi of America, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about Audi in California. Is Audi looking at bringing in more mid-size and sub-compact cars? How did Audi produce better results in 2012 than they did in 2011? How are diesel sales for Audi? [...]

Porsche’s Wolfgang Hatz on fuel efficiency on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:53+00:00 January 15th, 2013|Categories: 2012 Los Angeles auto show, Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Hybrids, Porsche, Video, youtube.com|

Wolfgang Hatz is a member of Porsche AG Board of Management in charge of Research and Development, and is additionally Head of Engines and Transmissions Development for the Volkswagen Group. Hatz talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com. How much further can the gasoline engine go for fuel efficiency? Hatz talks about the hybrids that [...]

Lexus’ Mark Templin, on the LF-CC on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:56+00:00 January 7th, 2013|Categories: 2012 Los Angeles auto show, Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Concept cars, Lexus, Luxury vehicles, Video, youtube.com|

Mark Templin, Group Vice President & General Manager & Global Marketing & Product planner, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, after the unveil of the Lexus LF-CC concept. Lexus was launched in 1989, for the United States market. How many countries are they in now? Who is Lexus' biggest competitor? What is the average [...]