TodayApril 15, 2022

October 9, 2015 chat about cars on Washington Post

Good Morning Warren and Friends,

I’m in Tarrytown, NY, today for the Honda Civic launch. Of course, there is an embargo but think of all the new “stuff” the Accord has on its car. What is amazing is how much the shape and size of the Civic have changed.

I was talking to George Peterson at dinner last night. Peterson owns Auto Pacific, an automotive research and product specialist firm. George says that the Volkswagen image has gone down from 80% to 25%. Well, that didn’t take long! We know that the 2016 diesel engines are on hold. The one thing I remember from the hearing yesterday was one of the congressmen asking the VW CEO, Michael Horn, why the defeat software wasn’t patented. If they finally got this working it would have been something they wanted to be patented.

Warren couldn’t be at the Honda Civic event (so I’m sitting in the seat that has his name on it ;) But we were at the BMW 7_series together and I videoed him talking about the 7-Series.

Let’s chat about cars.

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Ten generations of Honda Civic

Ten generations of Honda Civic

Lou Ann Hammond

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 founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.