Honda Hyundai Kia Jeep Smart WAPO carchat

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:21+00:00 February 25th, 2017|Categories: Honda, Hyundai, Jeep, Kia, Smart|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Good Morning Warren and Friends, I was at the Hyundai Ioniq event yesterday. I left last night because they are forecasting 25 mph winds and 1/2 an inch of rain every hour. Combine that with a little CRJ airplane, and I called United Airlines and changed my flight. Have you heard about the Ioniq? It's [...]

Criss-Crossing the globe in a 4X4 Compass

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:22+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Car designers, Jeep|Tags: , , , , , |

It's one of those days when an ordinary day of driving becomes an extraordinary day of fun. Jeep Compass is manufactured in four different countries; China, Brazil, India, and Mexico We started the day in the all-new compact Jeep Compass that will replace the old Compass and the Patriot crossovers. The Compass is [...]

2015 JEEP Renegade unveiled at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:27+00:00 March 5th, 2014|Categories: 2014 Geneva Motor Show, Automobiles and Energy, Car shows, Jeep, Manufacturers, Technology, Travel & Leisure|

Jeep press release All-new 2015 Jeep® Renegade Most Capable Small SUV Expands the Brands Global Portfolio ï‚· All-new 2015 Jeep® Renegade marks the brands first entry in the small SUV segment ï‚· Renegade Trailhawk model delivers best-in-class 4x4 Trail Rated capability with class-exclusive Jeep Active Drive Low, which includes 20:1 crawl ratio and [...]

Off-roading in a 2014 Jeep Cherokee on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:29+00:00 February 19th, 2014|Categories: Automobiles and Energy,, Jeep, lou ann hammond, Video,|

Mitch Claw, Jeep Vehicle Line Engineer (VLE), drove with Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, in the new Jeep Cherokee around Canyon Ranch in Southern California. Is the 2014 Jeep Cherokee everything Jeep wants it to be? Claw directs Hammond over a rugged loop of the hot, dusty off-road course that has seen such [...]

Robert Walker, Chrysler group Chief interior designer

By | 2016-09-25T18:36:02+00:00 January 28th, 2014|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Car designers, Featured, Jeep, Newsletter, Video|

Robert Walker, Chrysler group, Chief interior designer, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about the Jeep Cherokee interior design. What are some of the designs Walker and his team fought for in the 2014 Jeep Cherokee? Where did the design cues come from? How many interior designs are there and what are [...]

Mike Manley and the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee on driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:49+00:00 March 26th, 2013|Categories: 2013 Chicago Auto Show (CAS), Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives,, Jeep, lou ann hammond, Video,|

Michael Manley is President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Jeep Brand and the Lead Executive for International Operations at Chrysler Group LLC. In addition, Manley is a member of Fiat S.p.A.s Group Executive Council (GEC) where he serves as both Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Asia Pacific (APAC) Regional Operations Group and Head of [...]

Chrysler Group’s interior designer, Klause Busse

By | 2016-09-25T14:33:08+00:00 March 4th, 2013|Categories: 2013 North American International Automobile Show (NAIAS), Automobiles and Energy, Car designers, Car shows, Featured, Jeep, Newsletter, Video|

I love the way Chrysler Group's interior designer, Klause Busse thinks and designs. At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) I talked to Busse about Jeep's interior designs. Busse showed me pictures of Italy's stratovolcano, Mount Vesuvio (Vesuvius) and the Grand Canyon. What others may see as a picture of beautiful landscapes, Busse sees [...]

Chrysler’s Ralph Gilles on SRT

By | 2016-09-25T14:32:06+00:00 February 26th, 2013|Categories: 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Chrysler, Featured, Jeep, Newsletter, Video|

Ralph Gilles is the President and Chief Executive Officer - SRT Brand and Motorsports, Chrysler Group LLC and the Senior Vice President - Product Design, Chrysler Group LLC. Giles talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, about the SRT. What does SRT mean? What is the difference between a Jeep Grand Cherokee and a Jeep [...]

Michael Manley, CEO, Jeep at the 2010 Los Angeles auto show

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:43+00:00 November 23rd, 2010|Categories: 2010 Los Angeles auto show, Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Car shows,, Featured, Jeep, lou ann hammond, Manufacturers, Newsletter, Video,|

Michael Manley, CEO of Jeep, took the time to talk with me  at the 2010 Los Angeles auto show. The new Jeep Grand Cherokee is not only better than the previous Grand Cherokee, but is a competitor to it's competition. Even Manley admit's that they have had to raise the bar, benchmarking their Jeep against [...]

Bob Nardelli, CEO, Chrysler on Canada

By | 2017-03-22T08:06:23+00:00 February 21st, 2008|Categories: 2008 Detroit Auto Show, Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Car shows, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Manufacturers, Politics, Video,|

Is Chrysler making money in Canada? Will the big incentives continue? How competitive does Nardelli see Chrysler's labor front? Which types of vehicles are best suited for Canada's marketplace? How has the rise in the Canadian currency changed the game for Chrysler?