Category Archives: Automotive Industry

Commentary: Is Skoda Coming Here?

Tweet Skoda is coming to North America…maybe. Obviously, this was a surprise news item. Automotive News broke this story, as Volkswagen AG has been trying to find a way to offset sales losses across the group. In North America, that … Continue reading

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Commentary: The Nissan-Mitsubishi Affair – Part II

Tweet Before you start putting Nissan badges on this car… – Photo by Randy Stern There is a lot more to this story than you think… Previously, my collaborator, Tyler Lipa, discussed the root cause that brought Nissan to pay … Continue reading

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Commentary: The Nissan-Mitsubishi Affair – Part I

Tweet 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage – Photo by Randy Stern Being something you’re not is worse than not being the best. Mitsubishi is far from the most successful car company right now. Sometimes the pressure to improve can lead to shortcuts … Continue reading

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V&R@5: It All Started With One Car…

Tweet It was a single car started everything for Victory & Reseda. The idea of that car began on the first day of the 2011 Twin Cities Auto Show inside of the Minneapolis Convention Center. I was to meet with … Continue reading

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Commentary: Scion 2002-2016

TweetWe probably saw this one coming. The story broke this week regarding the closing of Toyota’s Scion brand by one of my colleagues. I held back some form of reaction until I received confirmation from Toyota Motor Sales USA. That … Continue reading

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The Newest Safety Concern: Cybersecurity

TweetIf you’re savvy enough, you might be able to one day get that gridlock traffic out of your way with a few keystrokes. The U.S. Department of Transportation, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and 18 automakers signed an agreement … Continue reading

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“Is That Your Final Answer?”

TweetA Victory & Reseda review of the 2015 Ford F-150 The answer is 780,354. If we were playing “Jeopardy,” the question would be “How many Ford F-Series trucks were sold in 2015?” But, how many people would have gotten it? … Continue reading

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Commentary: If We Can Get This Here…

TweetWhat about Buick now? When we discuss Buick, we often think of how successful it has become in China, while it inches its way back to the North American consciousness. We are seeing a return to design, performance and interest … Continue reading

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Commentary: Hyundai’s “Invisible Touch”

Tweet“…and Then There Were Three.” “Three Sides Live.” “Turn It On!” “Invisible Touch?” How many Genesis puns should I use ahead of the new use for the band’s name? Actually, this is an old joke. Yet, some people may think … Continue reading

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Adventures in Media Opportunities – 2015 Edition

Tweet Progress is a good thing. This year, I experienced progress and growth as an automotive writer/journalist/blogger. Though traffic is down on Victory & Reseda from last year’s phenomenal year, the real growth came with making inroads with the car … Continue reading

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