Shiro Nakamura on Nissan’s Sport Sedan Concept

2014 North American International Auto show (NAIAS) Lou Ann Hammond, the 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 [...]

chief designer for BMW about the new MINI

Adrian van Hooydonk designing the MINI Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation talks to Adrian van Hooydonk, chief designer for BMW about the new MINI. The new MINI has competition from the small cars that are coming out. How does Hooydonk separate the new MINI from its competitors and from other MINIs?

Bob Lutz about Via, Electric pickup trucks

Bob Lutz Electric trucks Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation talked to Bob Lutz, chairman of the board at Via Motors, at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, MI. Lutz talks about VIA Motors' extended-range electric vehicles (EREVs) that are modified trucks (mainly General Motors trucks), vans and SUVs. Lutz [...]

RAM Brand 3.0L EcoDiesel 1500 pickup

Lou Ann Hammond, the CEO, Driving the Nation, talked to Bob Hegbloom, Director of the Ram brand at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Ram has finally come out with a diesel 1500 pickup. A 1500 diesel has been asked for years, what took so long and why does Ram call it an [...]

The future Audi TT and A3 e-tron and Q3

Audi of America Filip Brabec is Director, Product Planning, for Audi of America, responsible for product definition and configuration of current models as well as setting the lineup for future products. Brabec talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) held in Detroit, MI about [...]

Will there be a Cadillac ELR-V? Let’s ask Mark Reuss

Will there be a Cadillac ELR-V? Let's ask Mark Reuss, General Motor's Executive VP of Global Product Development, Purchasing & Supply Chain. There is magnetic ride control on the Chevy Corvette, Cadillac CTS and the new Chevy pickups. Why not the Cadillac ELR and will it happen?

Mark Reuss, on GM-Europe and Asia product on Driving the Nation

Mark Reuss is the Executive Vice President of Global Product Development, Purchasing & Supply Chain. Reuss talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) about dropping the Chevrolet brand in Europe. Chevy has made traction in Europe, so what happens when a European wants a [...]

2014 North American International Automotive Show (NAIAS)

2014 North American International Automotive Show (NAIAS) Detroit, MI - There were so many wonderful things to see around the 2014 North American International Automotive Show (NAIAS). So much time and money are spent on some of these shows and everything is done and over in two days of press days. Driving the Nation put [...]

2014 North American International Auto Show

2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) Whether you call it Cobo Center, Cobo Hall, or Cobo Arena, Detroit's convention center, situated along Jefferson and Washington avenues in downtown Detroit, comes alive during the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Driving the Nation walked most of the 2.4 million total square feet taking video of [...]

Here and Now; Nokia and Continental AG

2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) Dr. Elmar Degenhart is the Chief Executive Officer of Continental AG and has been its Chairman of the Executive Board since August 12, 2009. Degenhart talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) about Continental partnership with Nokia's [...]