Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on www.washingtonpost.com May 17, 2013

By | 2016-09-25T14:34:36+00:00 May 18th, 2013|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, car buying tips, Driving tips, Kia, Manufacturers, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com|

Lou Ann Hammond : 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 [...]

August 2012 sales show confidence

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:03+00:00 September 6th, 2012|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Chrysler, Ford, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Manufacturers, Toyota|Tags: , , , |

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

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:08+00:00 July 10th, 2012|Categories: Audi, Automobiles and Energy, BMW, Cadillac, Chevy, Dodge, electric vehicles (EV), Ford, Honda, Hybrids, Hyundai, Kia, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, North American Car Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Porsche, Subaru, Tesla Motors, Toyota|

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. For the most part, all new cars and trucks make it [...]

China, joint ventures, domestic and foreign cars on the John Batchelor radio show

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:10+00:00 June 3rd, 2012|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China), BYD, electric vehicles (EV), Ford, GM, Kia, Manufacturers, Nissan, Podcasts, Politics, Radio, Subaru, The John Batchelor show, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo|Tags: , , , |

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 back stories that make up the radio show are; Why didn't Subaru get approval for a Joint Venture in China? Marvin Zhu, a correspondent for LMC Automotive, wrote [...]