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

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 [...]

Exotic vehicles all dressed up & willing to go

North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) The night before the North American international auto show the MGM grand had a party full of exotic vehicles. Everything from Lamborghinis, Maseratis, Rolls-Royce, Corvettes, and Lexus was in regal attire. Music and cars. Enjoy

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. [...]

Just like people, cars are living longer

Grandma Dodie is 93, alive and doing well Grandma Dodie Okay, Grandma Dodie isn't 93, and she's not a person. Grandma Dodie is a 1993 Lexus LS400, and she just got out of the hospital, commonly known as the service center at Lexus of Roseville, last week. I named my car Grandma Dodie [...]

How are Volt sales compared to the 24 other alt-power source vehicles?

WardsAuto U.S. Sales of Alternative Power Source Light Vehicles lists twenty-seven vehicles for sale as of November 2011. What are the cars and how is Volt faring compared to the other twenty-six vehicles? The twenty-seven, twenty-five if you don't count the Mercury Milan and the Saturn Aura that are still listed, with the starting MSRP [...]

Bob Carter, Toyota, at the 2010 LA auto show

2010 Los Angeles auto show (LAAS) It's been a humbling year for Toyota's Robert S. Carter Group Vice President and General Manager “ Toyota Division Toyota Motor Sales, USA. But Carter says that Toyota is coming back, and has stats and awards to prove it. But Lexus is also looking at taking some of Toyota's sales [...]

2010 Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS)

Geneva International Motor Show (GimsSwiss) (GIMS) 80th International Motor Show, 2010 Geneva, Switzerland- Stroll with me on the floor of the 2010 Geneva Autoshow. In the next four videos you will see: Alfa Romeo 2uettottanta concept by Pininfarina Alfa Romeo Pandion concept by Bertone Alfa Romeo Giulietta Aston Martin Cygnet pre-production concept 2011 Audi A1 [...]

Geneva auto show production concept cars

Geneva International Motor Show Geneva, Switzerland Stroll with me on the floor of the Geneva auto show. In the next four videos you will see: Alfa Romeo 2uettottanta Concept by Pininfarina Alfa Romeo Pandion concept by Bertone Alfa Romeo Giulietta Aston Martin Cygnet pre-production concept 2011 Audi A1 Audi A1 E-Tron concept 2011 Audi RS5 [...]

Toyota halts U.S. sales of 8 recalled vehicle models

Toyota thought they had the problem fixed. I know. I talked to Robert"Bob" S. Carter Group Vice President and General Manager - Toyota Division Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., at the 2009 Los Angeles auto show and we talked about the accelerator problem. I asked him what effect it had on Toyota's image because of the [...]

Don Esmond, SVP, Toyota

2010 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Detroit, MI  Don Esmond is senior vice president, automotive operations for Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. The good news - the bad year is behind Toyota. Toyota has had some recalls, how has that affected the Toyota image? How much of your production will be in the [...]

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