(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
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?