Cadillac EV flagship of the electric future

North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) While the last winter North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) begins with Cadillac’s XT6 Reveal at the Garden Theater in Detroit, Michigan Cadillac is introducing its recent product blitz today with the reveal of the brand’s first Electric Vehicle (EV). This will be the first model derived from General [...]

World debut of the Lexus LC topless concept at NAIAS

Lexus is putting the niche supercar markets on notice by unveiling the Lexus LC Convertible Concept on the eve of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). The Open top concept shows the future direction of the Lexus LC flagship that is stunning in design, and so much fun to drive. Dynamic design [...]

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NAIAS – Small pickups are big – Ford Ranger

The last time the United States saw the Ford Ranger was in 2011, but Ford is reviving the compact pickup game, taking on the Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon, Toyota Tacoma, and Honda Ridgeline. The segment is big and just got bigger. Ford didn't announce the price, but you can expect it to be very competitive [...]

excited about the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado truck? Yup

Some of the owners of older Chevy Silverado were asked the question, Are you excited about the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado unveil? It was a one-word answer - Yup. Maybe they were told about the new diesel engine, an engine everyone that tows has been asking for for years. The first 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT [...]

Kia’s cardesigner worldwide unveil of Stinger

Kia's chief global designer, Peter Schreyer talked about the Kia Stinger at #naias2017 in Detroit, MI. This is the worldwide unveil for the Stinger. An added bonus, at the end of the show the fastback sedan received the eyes on design award for production car design excellence. Schreyer was smitten with the Stinger, the first [...]

Sergio Marchionne, CEO Fiat Chrysler Automobiles at NAIAS on Driving the Nation

Sergio Marchionne, CEO Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, talked to the broadcast media that attended the 2015 FCA North American International Auto Show media scrum. Marchionne talks about FCA's marketshare. I asked him if the car business stayed steady at 17 million vehicles sales annually how long could FCA continue its monthly sales increase? Currently, FCA has [...]

RAM Brand 3.0L EcoDiesel 1500 pickup

Lou Ann Hammond, the CEO, Driving the Nation, talked to Bob Hegbloom, Director of the Ram brand at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Ram has finally come out with a diesel 1500 pickup. A 1500 diesel has been asked for years, what took so long and why does Ram call it an [...]

Here and Now; Nokia and Continental AG

2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) Dr. Elmar Degenhart is the Chief Executive Officer of Continental AG and has been its Chairman of the Executive Board since August 12, 2009. Degenhart talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) about Continental partnership with Nokia's [...]

Polk’s view of Europe 2013 Geneva auto show

In January 2013, at the Detroit auto show, I interviewed Anthony Pratt, Director of Forecasting, Polk of America. I asked Pratt about Europe, what Polk was forecasting for 2013 and beyond for Western, Eastern and Central Europe. Polk has a downside scenario and an upside scenario. Would Germany going into a recession be in the [...]

Toyota’s Don Esmond talks about CAFE and product on Driving the Nation

How is Toyota going to meet the proposed 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, and keep the price affordable to the customer? This Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) is what Congress wants, but is it what the customer wants? Is part of the acceptance of the hybrid because of the Prius?

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