Friday morning car news roundup, November 28, 2014

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Thursday morning car news roundup, November 27, 2014


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World’s largest automakers 2014: No change, and none expected


Toyota and Volkswagen have delivered their 10 month global production and sales numbers, which helps us to update where they stand in this year’s race for World’s Largest Automaker. GM has chosen to keep stockholders and public in the dark, forcing us to perform rough estimates based on quarterly numbers. As you can see, not much has changed since a month ago, and we don’t expect a change in the ranking when the year ends. [Continue Reading]

Wednesday morning car news roundup, November 26, 2014



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Quick: Who’s the world’s most successful electric car maker? Bzzzzzzzt!

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Ask who is the most successful electric car company in the whole wide world, and you will most likely hear “Tesla, Tesla, Tesla.” At this point, you will have been lied to three times, and if you don’t run away fast, you will be lied to some more. … [Continue reading]

Tuesday morning car news roundup, November 25, 2014


Cadillac CEO keeps brand’s prices high - FT: Executive says strategy may cost carmaker market share GERMANY: Mercedes adds Shooting Brake to CLA family - Just-auto: Mercedes-Benz has added the CLA Shooting Brake to the CLA compact car … [Continue reading]

Monday morning car news roundup, November 24, 2014


SOUTH KOREA: Hyundai Motor raises 2014 sales target - Just-auto: Hyundai and Kia have raised their 2014 global sales target to at least 8m vehicles, up from 7.86m, as they expect high volumes in China sales to offset slowing growth elsewhere, … [Continue reading]

Driving Impressions: Toyota Mirai

Toyota Mirai Press Briefing Tokyo - 14 - Picture Bertel Schmitt -670

While Herr Schmitto-san was learning about Toyota's new Mirai fuel cell vehicle (FCV) by not driving it in Japan, I was busy learning about Mirai by driving it in sunny Southern California. The Los Angeles area is already ground zero for … [Continue reading]