Dave Lee, University of Toyota talks to www.drivingthenation.com about the 2013 Toyota Avalon. The 4th generation Avalon has great new infotainment. Todays 2013 Avalon prices haven't changed that much. The XLE gas model is $30,990 with Power Adjustable Heated Front Leather Seats, Alloy Wheels, Touch Screen Display Audio, Smart Key, Heated Outer Mirrors, Outer Mirror [...]
2013 Buick Enclave Buick brought their A-team to the Buick Enclave ride and drive, Michael Burton, interior designer, talked about which cars they benchmarked for the new Buick Enclave. Phil Zak, design director, exterior crossovers, and Jill Dennis, lead development engineer for Buick. Each talked to www.drivingthenation.com about the part of the car that their [...]
The wings on the plane go up and down, up and down Dr. Carl Dietrich, founder, CEO and Chief Technical Officer, of the Terrafugia Transition, does a walk-around with Lou Ann Hammond. Driven to Fly: Bumpers, crumple zones, parachutes, side view mirrors, even an independent front suspension is on the Terrafugia. Go inside the Terrafugia [...]
2009 New York auto show- Jim McDowell, President MINI USA, takes me on a vehicle walkaround the 2009 Mini Cooper John Cooper Works Convertible. McDowell says there are less emissions, more performance, an automatic rollover bar and a convertible that opens or closes in fifteen seconds going 18 miles per hour or less. The press [...]
The 2009 Nissan cube has four models: 1.8 equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission, with a starting Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)* of $13,990. 1.8 S, priced at $14,690 with the 6-speed manual and 1.8 S at $15,690 with the Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission); cube® 1.8 SL, priced at $16,790, Xtronic CVT is standard [...]
Chris Risdon is the Senior Product Education Specialist from the University of Toyota. Risdon shows us what is new for the 2010 Toyota Prius and takes us for a ride. The first-generation Prius was rated 41 EPA combined mpg, and when you stopped at a light the air conditioning stopped. There are no belts, and [...]
San Diego, CA - Vincent Kung, MINI Product Manager, MINI USA, takes us on a walkaround of the 2009 MINI Cooper S Convertible. 2009 Cooper Convertible: starting MSRP, including destination: $24,550 horsepower: (118 hp, 16" alloys, 6-speed manual standard) Fuel economy: manual: 28 city/36 highway 32 combined automatic: 25 city/34 highway 29 combined 2009 Cooper [...]
BMW 7-Series designer Adrian Van Hooydonk, Head of Design, BMW, talks about the exterior design of the 7-Series.
Martina Starke, Head of BMW Individual Design, from Munich, Germany, talks about the interior design of the BMW 7-series.
Trudy Hardy, MINI Marketing Manager, shows us what goes into advertising the MINI. What do they do besides commercials and newspaper ads?