Johan de Nysschen, President of Audi of America, at the 2011 NY auto show on Driving the Nation

Johan de Nysschen is the President of Audi of America, Inc. de Nysschen stopped for a quick chat with Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com.

On a technology and design level Audi has raised the bar in the luxury segment. de Nysschen explains how.

What is coming out in the next year? A8 A7, A8 and then then the performance segment of those cars.

Fuel prices are rises. How is Audi going to combat that, especially in their high performance vehicles?

de Nysschen talks about the hybrid aluminum that Audi created for their cars.

And don’t forget de Nysschen’s favorite, diesel. How is diesel doing in the United States?

Audi has just announced they will bring the A8 to the U.S. in diesel.

About the Author:

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY), and the Concept Car of the Year.