Don’t be surprised when these 3 types of cars flood the market


(Photo: General Motors) By: Mark Phelan/Detroit Free Press Get ready for a flood of new vehicles unlike what you’ve seen before as automakers explore three market niches that are primed for growth. As car companies de-emphasize production of low-profit sedans, at least two new classes of SUV-type vehicles are coming — prestigious midsize and basic transportation. … More Don’t be surprised when these 3 types of cars flood the market

Give me a car with a stick….. NO SUV’s for me!


One wonders what Henry Ford, would think?  The car company bearing his name, will soon stop making cars.   With the exception of the Mustang (The Chinese love Mustangs) and a Chinese built Focus, that’s it.  Ford Motor Company will build Suv’s and Trucks. Ford wasn’t the first.  Chrysler unofficially killed the car in 2016.  The … More Give me a car with a stick….. NO SUV’s for me!

Are the American auto manufacturers giving up on cars?


A few years ago, familiar American nameplates started to disappear, Plymouth, Mercury, Oldsmobile, Pontiac victims of overcapacity.    These models share most components with other corporate models.   Plymouth shared engines, suspensions with Chrysler and Dodge. Mercury with Ford and Lincoln.   Chevrolet, Buick shared parts with Oldsmobile and Pontiac. American manufactures have long struggled building fuel … More Are the American auto manufacturers giving up on cars?

Big Luxury SUV’s “Detroit is Crushing Competition”


Top Row, Lincoln Black Label Navigator Bottom Row Cadillac Escapade  By Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press Detroit knows big SUVs.  It knows how to make ’em. It knows how to sell ’em. Automakers based in Detroit or Dearborn have built nearly one of every three large luxury SUVs sold this year. Still, orders for the Lincoln Navigator and Cadillac Escalade … More Big Luxury SUV’s “Detroit is Crushing Competition”