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Mazda CEO Explains Strategy While Simultaneously Breaking the Hearts of Rotary Fanboys Everywhere

Mazda CEO Explains Strategy While Simultaneously Breaking the Hearts of Rotary Fanboys Everywhere

Mazda has big aspirations for the future. However, its immediate plans don’t appear to include a successor to the RX-8, despite Mazda’s continued development on its trademark rotary engine and other conflicting information. Instead, CEO Masamichi Kogai says the company is going to focus on its push upmarket while diversifying […]

by December 5, 2016 39 comments News
QOTD: What Should Replace the Chrysler 200?

QOTD: What Should Replace the Chrysler 200?

You read it here this morning, but perhaps a friend already texted you the bad news. Maybe a few Facebook acquaintances or Twitter followers changed their avatar to reflect the loss. Yes, the Chrysler 200, formerly the Chrysler Sebring, has shuffled off its mortal coil, leaving behind only memories and […]

by December 5, 2016 169 comments News
General Motors CEO Mary Barra Chosen for Trump Advisory Panel

General Motors CEO Mary Barra Chosen for Trump Advisory Panel

President-elect Donald Trump has named General Motors CEO Mary Barra to his advisory board on economic issues and jobs growth. While this could also be a coincidental slight against Mark Fields for publicly criticizing the new president’s repeated verbal attacks against Ford, this isn’t the first time Barra has been […]

by December 5, 2016 25 comments News
Volkswagen Execs Hiring Defense Lawyers En Masse as U.S. Authorities Snoop in Germany

Volkswagen Execs Hiring Defense Lawyers En Masse as U.S. Authorities Snoop in Germany

Volkswagen appears to be suiting up for an impending battle. The road has been a long and difficult, but the diesel emissions scandal seems as if it’s about to begin its third and final act. Dozens of German Volkswagen AG officials have hired criminal defense lawyers as the United States […]

by December 5, 2016 5 comments News
Marchionne in Talks with NASCAR, Wants Dodge to Return to the Track

Marchionne in Talks with NASCAR, Wants Dodge to Return to the Track

The old NASCAR adage “Win on Sunday, sell on Monday” still temps modern automakers, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne isn’t immune to its spell. After pulling out of stock car racing in 2012 to get its financial house in order, FCA now wants to see the Dodge brand […]

by December 5, 2016 31 comments News
Salespeople vs. Reality: When Dealers Misrepresent Technology, You Lose

Salespeople vs. Reality: When Dealers Misrepresent Technology, You Lose

Industry watchdogs are becoming increasingly concerned that salespeople are misrepresenting new vehicles’ semi-autonomous features to customers. Considering that most salespeople work on commission, consumers are used to hearing that prices are non-negotiable or that they will get a “great deal” on their trade-in. Dealer fibbing is par for the course. […]

by December 5, 2016 75 comments News
AutoNation Reneges on No-recall Sales Promise, Blames Trump

AutoNation Reneges on No-recall Sales Promise, Blames Trump

Used vehicles with open recalls have begun rolling off AutoNation lots again, 16 months after the country’s largest new vehicle retailer promised an end to the practice. The retailer, which has a half-billion dollar used vehicle expansion plan in the works, blames the about-face on the incoming Trump administration, with […]

by December 5, 2016 33 comments News
The Chrysler 200 Is Truly, Officially Dead a?? FCA Has No Midsize Car

The Chrysler 200 Is Truly, Officially Dead a?? FCA Has No Midsize Car

It’s over. Consider the bucket kicked, the farm sold, the dust bitten. We have long been aware Sergio Marchionne was preparing a Chrysler 200-shaped coffin for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ remaining midsize sedan. On Friday, December 2, 2016, the lid of that coffin was slammed shut at FCA’s Sterling Heights, Michigan, […]

by December 5, 2016 129 comments News
Junkyard Find: 1988 Nissan Pulsar NX

Junkyard Find: 1988 Nissan Pulsar NX

The second-generation Nissan Pulsar NX (known as the Nissan EXA outside of North America) was a cheap, mildly sporty two-seater that never sold as well as the Honda CRX or even the Ford EXP. In this series, we’ve seen this Colorado ’87 and this California ’89, and now we have […]

by December 5, 2016 20 comments Editorials
Mercedes-Benz Went to Absurd Lengths to Avoid the ‘Chicken Tax’

Mercedes-Benz Went to Absurd Lengths to Avoid the ‘Chicken Tax’

We have, perhaps unfairly, categorized German automakers as far more calculating and efficient than their American counterparts. While there is certainly a case to be made for this positive stereotyping, there are also plenty of examples calling this perceived Germanic precision into question. One such instance is the absolutely ridiculous […]

by December 4, 2016 72 comments News