Exactly five years ago today, I walked into the offices of VerticalScope as a fresh faced 21 year old and began my career as an auto journalist. And now it’s over.
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Mazda has managed to outsell Nissan in one major market. Any guesses?
We’re driving the Fiat 500X today. In the mean time, here are the top overnight stories.
Disparaging remarks uttered by Volkswagen chairman Ferdinand Piech have led to speculation that the legendary auto exec is positioning himself to oust VW’s current CEO, Martin Winterkorn, a one-time ally of Piech who has overseen substantial growth during his tenure.
Sydney, Australia is looking to see what costs motorists are willing to bear in terms of road tolls before they decide the time savings isn’t worth it.
Alex Dykes, the hardest working man at TTAC, will be late with his review this week. He will return to his regularly scheduled timeslot next week.
-Jamaal McCoy, general manager of Findlay Chevrolet in Las Vegas, quoted by the Wall Street Journal.
Royal Dutch Shell and Gordon Murray will partner on a new city car project, based heavily on Murray’s T25 city car project. The vehicle, dubbed Project M, is described as a “simple, practical global city car”.
In a move that could dismantle one of the pillars of traditional auto worker compensation, GM is seeking to end defined-benefit pension plans for new hires at its Oshawa plant.
First it was the Toyota Venza. Now the Honda Crosstour is being sent to the farm where it can be with other, odd-looking pseudo-CUV type vehicles.
Nissan’s new Navara pickup will spawn variants for both Renault and Mercedes-Benz, with the three trucks likely to be built at a new plant in Argentina.
Tesla will build a cheaper, less powerful AWD Model S. But it will still be as powerful as a Porsche 911 Turbo.
Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas thinks that this chart represents the future of the auto industry, where we one day move into autonomous, shared transportation.
The Canadian government has sold its remaining stake in GM, selling its stake to Goldman Sachs.