The Automotive Industry, Briefly

Month: March 2016

How Could They Leave Us Out?

Do you want a small luxury hatchback to drive? The number of hatchbacks that come from luxury and exotic automakers that are sold in the US tells us we really don’t want to spend more for a small car. That is unfortunate because Alfa Romeo […]

Mexico City Sets an Example; but the Wrong One

In 1992 Mexico City was considered the most polluted city in the world. This city lies in the valley of surrounding mountains which causes the pollutants put out by manufacturing and vehicles to become trapped in the area. This causes the air quality around the […]

2016 Mercedes- Benz GLC: Taking Over the Middle Ground

03.23.16 - 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

The midsize luxury crossover SUV segment is full of amazing vehicles and the Mercedes- Benz GLK just wasn’t doing it for the three point star emblem anymore. Seeing the time for a refresh, rebuild and rebadging Mercedes-Benz offers us the GLC as a fitting replacement for the now gone GLK which will compete with the likes of the BMW X3 and Audi Q5. This new SUV will be the one that gives us the ride we want that is matched with perfect power and adds a bit of fuel efficiency to make it all worth the price of admission to the show that now is found in the GLC.

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Every Car Company has a Personality

The automotive world is full of companies with different personalities and ideas of what should be built and how it should be done. When you think of Ford the F-150 comes to mind or the Mustang, when thinking of Toyota the Camry and the Highlander […]

Singapore is Up to Something

A new owner of a new car in Singapore was just hit with a fine of over $10,000 because his new car ranked in the dirtiest category of high-pollution cars in the country. Did this man buy a tractor trailer or a Hummer H1; no, […]

How Many Times

03.11.16 - Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne

At some point we may have to let Sergio Marchionne know there is a danger in stating he would need to be shot before one of his brands does something. When it comes to protecting the Ferrari brand it’s certainly admirable on his part that he wants to keep the brand as clean and free of some of the powertrains we see today, but how long will Ferrari be successful with this type of thinking. Even though Ferrari was one of the only successful brands under FCA last year, how long with that continue if the thought process is to avoid what the rest of the market is doing.

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2016 Fiat 500: An Active Little Car to Love

In a world full of big power and massive vehicles it’s nice to see there are still some cars that carry on the tradition of having a beautifully crafted build that comes in a small size and price for you to enjoy. The Fiat 500 […]

Where do You Find Elegance and Efficiency in One Package?

Just because a vehicle is labeled a luxury model does not make it an elegant performance vehicle, nor does it make it one that is efficient. Where can you find such a car that has the long and sleek shape and classy interior that can […]