Renault Eyes Purchasing Saab

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With the misfortunes of America’s two largest automakers being trumpeted frequently on the news, it seems as if little attention is being paid to some of the other automakers out there. France’s Renault, once in poor shape itself, has rebounded nicely and is prospering with its relationship with Nissan, a company it has controlling interest […]


2007 Volkswagen Polo U S Debut Stalled

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Volkswagens’ plans to deliver a sub-Golf sized car to the U.S. market has stalled as the German automaker considers allowing rival DaimlerChrysler [DCX] to import the car instead and sell it under the Dodge label. VW dealers are naturally unhappy about the move, but much more is at stake than what is evident. Will the […]


Toyota The New Number One

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For the past several months news reports have been focusing on the declining fortunes of the world’s largest automaker, General Motors, as well as on the rise of Toyota to pre-eminence. Many are predicting that this will be the year that Toyota overtakes General Motors in sales while others are expressing caution regarding this assessment. […]


American Automaker Needs New Concepts

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Concept cars are starting to make their way away from the car show showrooms and into the sales dealership departments across America. American carmakers are finding themselves having to eck out ways to be their biggest competitor the Japanese auto industry. Honda, Toyota and other automakers abroad have made more efficient well-made cars than the […]


Audi A4 From Passat And Back

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Sometimes an automaker will introduce a vehicle based upon the platform of a “lesser” model. Typically, this plan is employed when costs need to be cut to realize real savings. The theory is that the shared platform can be tweaked enough to distinguish the upscale model from the ordinary one. Add in leather, a taut […]