Subaru creates car for Pastrana Gymkhana video

Most outrageous WRX STI ever created by Subaru Subaru of America revealed the most outrageous WRX STI ever, a custom-built tire destroyer set to star in the next installment of Hoonigan’s Gymkhana video series with Subaru Motorsports USA driver Travis Pastrana at the wheel. Drawing on Subaru’s championship-winning rally and rallycross experience, this one-off STI [...]

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Trends from the New York International Auto Show

Each year I attend the New York auto show as a group tour leader. I like to tell the people that are in my tour groups about the things they don't read on the internet; the designers of the cars, the type of leather used in different vehicles, the new technology that hasn't made it [...]

2017 Subaru Impreza sedan and 5-door at NYIAS

New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) The English Beat Band played backup at the unveiling of the all-new 2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Sport Sedan. Subaru of America will officially be launching the sedan and its 5-door sibling tomorrow during the New York International Auto Show, but tonight fans got to see the first glimpse of [...]

Subaru President, Tom Doll, named 2016 Person of the Year

President and Chief Operating Officer of Subaru of America, Inc., Thomas J. Doll, has been named Person of the Year by Motor Trend. Subaru is one of the auto industry's real 2015 success stories, and Doll is being recognized for Subaru's successes. What did Doll do to turn Subaru vehicles? Why are most [...]

Tomohiko Ikeda on Subaru’s products and concepts

Tomohiko Ikeda, Executive Vice President, Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd, Senior Managing Executive Officer, Chief Director of Subaru Global Marketing and Director in Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd., talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about the new crosstek hybrid, why they are bringing out a rear-wheel drive and Subaru's concept car from the 2013 New York [...]

Chinese car sales on the John Batchelor radio show

Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, talked to John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show and Gordon Chang, Forbes, about Chinese car sales, Japan in China and which car companies are thriving. In September, 2012, Hammond wrote in www.drivingthenation.com, "Chinese Automotive Monthly acknowledges that, “The Diaoyu island dispute between China and Japan, caused by [...]

Toyota and Subaru talk about car sales in China

At the January, 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, talked to Bob Carter, senior vice president of automotive operations for Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A. Inc. At the April, 2013 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) Hammond talked to Tomohiko Ikeda, Executive Vice President, Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd, Senior [...]

How critical is California to Subaru?

Los Angeles, CA - Tom Dole, Subaru's Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, at the 2012 Los Angeles auto show about Subaru. Subaru unveiled the 2014 Subaru Forester. Subaru did it again in November 2012. Subaru's sales in November 2012, according to Automotive News, were 28,206 units, [...]

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 [...]

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