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About Bertel Schmitt

After a 40 year hiatus, spent doing propaganda in the automotive industry around the world, Bertel returns as a journalist and to the roots of his initials. His wife is a late model Japanese Import.

Wednesday Morning Auto News, Aug 05, 2020

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Tuesday Morning Auto News, Aug 04, 2020

Monday Morning Auto News, Aug 03, 2020

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Friday Morning Auto News, Jul 31, 2020

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Thursday Morning Auto News, Jul 30, 2020

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World’s Largest Automakers, half-time: Toyota and VW in dead heat, Alliance near dead

6 months into the year, and most thereof coughing and sweating, Toyota and Volkswagen are neck and neck, while the wheels are coming off at 3rd-placed Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. Separated by less than a rounding error (33,533, pointless due to the differences in methodology, see below), the results of Toyota and VW (both down 28%) mirror the (no quite) vital stats of the global auto industry, which was down 28% in the first half year. All things considered, Toyota and VW are doing O.K.

The (alleged) Alliance is a completely different story. At half time, the flailing Franco-Japanese coalition is down 38%, with the bulk of the blood-letting going on account of Nissan. Renault and Mitsubishi both are down 34%, Nissan however enters the second half of the year with a whopping 41% loss of its prior-year production to its discredit.

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Wednesday Morning Auto News, Jul 29, 2020

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Tuesday Morning Auto News, Jul 28, 2020

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