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Category Archives: Automotive Industry
Tweet This is one of the auto sales trends in 2016. All Photos by Randy Stern The 2016 annual automotive sales figures were released today or the USA. There were actually no surprises among the numbers and percentages. Even the … Continue reading
Tweet As 2016 comes to a close, our eyes turn to 2017. The coming year is full of promise for the automotive industry. We could close this year with the magic number of 17 million vehicles sold with possibly 10 … Continue reading
Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern This article is a moment when I will indeed show my age… I remember a time when colors mattered in a car. We had so many to choose from with our American product lines … Continue reading
Tweet It was only a matter of time that Mercedes-Benz would enter in the pickup business. But, first, the news item: Mercedes-Benz took the first step into the pickup truck business by giving us two concepts based on the future … Continue reading
Tweet Photo by Randy Stern It has happened. “It” being the folding of Mitsubishi Motors into the Renault Nissan Alliance. It was announced at a press conference with Alliance chairman Carlos Ghosn stating that he will chair Mitsubishi, as well … Continue reading
Tweet We used to call them “divisions” when I was a kid. Divisions were the name given for what we call “brands” today. They denoted a specific marque – another term used elsewhere of the same thing. It is all … Continue reading
Tweet A typical Wednesday morning at Autobahn Country Club – All Photos by Randy Stern Why is the Midwest Automotive Media Association such an honor to be a member of? A discussion with one of its board members came up … Continue reading
Tweet General Motors is defining what a practical EV looks like. Electric cars might not be what will make a difference to meet the looming Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for 2025. The future will see greater and greater … Continue reading
Tweet Is there a worse time to build an all new hybrid? Nissan laid the Altima Hybrid to rest in 2011. Despite higher fuel prices than today the Altima Hybrid did not sell well. Nissan, under Carlos Ghosn, has always … Continue reading