LOU ANN HAMMOND :

 

One chatter asked if mazda had announced when skyactiv will be in the mazda5?

 

Mazda said it had not been announced yet, but that “It’ll be whenever the full model-change occurs.”

 

Hi, curious to know if Hyundai/Kia are planning on delivering a new minivan to our shores anytime soon? Our minivan is aging and want to see what they might be up to, thanks!

 

Hyundai has no plans for a minivan in the U.S

 

Kia’s response was, “For MY13 the Sedona will not be making an appearance. As you know, I cant discuss future product plans for competitive reasons. Howe’ver, Sedona sales YTD are up 6.2 percent and it’s a market Kia strongly believes in.”

 

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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 the Concept Car of the Year, and former member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year #NACTOY. She is a guest contributor for Via Corsa magazine and Vicarious magazine.