Commentary: FCA + Groupe PSA = Will This Deal Work?

The news flashed with a proposed merger between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Groupe PSA. A merger being worked out after both corporate governance boards agreed upon the initial terms of the tie-up. While we could see the formation of the world's fourth-largest automaker, both parties envision themselves as a larger "mobility company" investing towards the advancement of vehicle sharing, electrification, and autonomous driving technologies.

Commentary: What James Corden Said (And Why It Matters to Car Folks)

We've all seen this, as we see ourselves thinking we can fit – or gracefully exit – a supercar. Its never easy for a larger body to get in, sit down, and exit a car with a very small cabin. Or, something that looks like we can fit in and find ourselves wedged in-between the steering wheel and the seat.

Commentary: Nuovo Cinquecento non è più in America

The Nuovo Cinquecento was an interesting piece of automotive culture. It's arrival into the European market in 2007 sparked a revival for the brand with its retro design onto a modern platform. Fiat was turning around and creating better vehicles for the markets it served by that time. The 500 was indeed the one layer of the cake that truly made it great.

Historiography: From Victory And Optimism

The 1950s lifted this victorious country out of austerity and rationing. We had to do so in order to survive a massive war fought on two major fronts. Once our troops came home, our country began to climb out of this period and into overdrive. We were optimistic of the future thanks to our victory in the war.

Commentary: Is Cadillac Still The "Standard of The World?"

"Standard of the world" dictated a level of luxury one expects from the crest of the Cadillac family as applied to each automobile since 1903. Some would argue that its level of luxury would only be eclipsed by a chosen few – Rolls-Royce, Duesenberg, Pierce-Arrow, Marmon, to name some of the few. It had its contemporaries, such as Packard and Lincoln. Even Chrysler's Imperial would match Cadillac's level of luxury during its time as the top model in the company's lineup.

Historiography: There Is Only One

When you think of summer, you think of escape. You think of unlimited enjoyment, excitement, and fun. You think of living without limits where the possibilities never end. When we think of all these things in an automobile, one brand comes to mind: Jeep.

Commentary: Finally! The Long-Awaited Mid-Engine Corvette

The noise has died down a bit. Perhaps to a point where I can think clearly about Thursday's big reveal at the Marine Air Force Base in Tustin, California. Granted, I was not there. General Motors did a huge push for the rest of us to watch live as they revealed the eighth generation of America's remaining true sports car – the Chevrolet Corvette.

Obituary: Lee Iacocca – 1924-2019

There are a few people whom I would bestow the lofty title of "hero" to. In this industry that is my beat, the number of "heroes" are few. They earn this title for achieving extraordinary feats in this business. This particular hero accomplished exactly that multiple times.

Commentary: Those Darn Millennials Might Be On To Something…

At the Midwest Automotive Media Association Spring Rally back in May, Nissan sponsored one of the meals for the gathered journalist members and manufacture representatives. They used their spotlight to announce the results of a survey they conducted regarding the state of the automotive industry and the millennial market.

Commentary: Stonewall and Corporate Citizenship

Today, the world converged upon New York City to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. It is to celebrate World Pride, the annual celebration of the LGBTQ+ community as it continues its movement towards full societal inclusion. Yet, it is still a distinct culture that adds to the fabric of our nation and many countries worldwide.