2013 Shanghai auto show floor scenes

Shanghai, China - Scenes from the 2013 Shanghai auto show includes the women, the characters, the police and the cars. Watch the video to see BMW, BYD, Peugeot, Renault, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Cadillac, Geely, Opel, Mazda, Smart, Brabus, Citroen, Luxgen, JAC, Infiniti, Volvo, Continental, Buick, Kia, Chevy and Jeep on the floor of the Shanghai auto [...]

May 17, 2013 Real Wheels Washington Post

Kia's product lineup Today we have Orth Hedrick, Director, Product Planning, as a guest to answer questions about Kia's product lineup. I am in Del Mar, CA (North of San Diego) driving a Kia Cadenza. You will like this. Yesterday Kia had a contest to see who could take the best picture. They had different [...]

August 2012 sales show confidence

It looks great that the Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR) is sticking around 14.5 million 8 months into 2012. Sales are up 20 percent year-over-year. But you need to look at the footnotes to see if there is confidence in the numbers, or if there is a reason for worry. I looked at the sales [...]

2013 North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) nominees

2013 North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) nominees It's that time of the year again, time to whittle down the long list of new cars and trucks to decide which one is crowned car and truck/utility of the year award for 2013. The list below is referred to as the long list. [...]

China joint venture domestic foreign cars

Domestic and Foreign cars in China Gordon Chang, Forbes, and John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show, and Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com talk about China and cars. Some of the backstories that make up the radio show are; Why didn't Subaru get approval for a Joint Venture in China? Marvin Zhu, a [...]

Orth Hedrick on 2012 Kia Optima hybrid

The Kia Optima is Kia's first hybrid Orth Hedrick, Kia Motors of America, took some time to talk to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com. The Kia Optima is Kia's first hybrid. Now, Kia has a 2-liter 4-cylinder engine. Where does Kia stand with direct injection and turbocharging? The new engine goes from 200 horsepower to [...]

vehicles over 30 mpg under $30,000

Click on Lou Anns picture to see energy expert Lou Ann Hammond discussfuel-efficient vehicles on NBC's KCRA-TV in Sacramento, CA: Energy Expert Lou Ann Hammond joins Richard in studio to analyze the latest fuel efficient vehicles. Fuel-Efficient vehicles by segment Fuel-efficiency isn't just for small cars. It applies to all segments of vehicles, from the [...]

Peter Schreyer, Kia’s Chief car designer

Designing a car Peter Schreyer is a legend in the automobile design business. He began studying design in 1975 and spent most of his time creating for Audi and Volkswagen. It was a coup for Kia to get Schreyer to become the Chief car designer for Kia Motor Corporation in 2006. Schreyer talks to Lou [...]

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GM buys 7% of PSA, Marchionne plays Dirty Harry with Italy, capacity, capacity, capacity

Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, talked to John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show about the vibe of the 2012 Geneva motor show. General Motors buys 7% of PSA Who is PSA? PSA is formally PSA Puegeot Citroen, the second largest market-share in Europe (behind VW group). The Peugeot family is the number [...]

Brand new 2012 cars under $15,000

Are you part of the 99% that hasn't received a raise? When most people think of cars under $15,000 they think of emerging countries, and cars like the NANO. But you can buy some sweet little rides for under $15,000. And look at the miles per gallon, some get up to forty miles on the [...]

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