1. Lots of unreliable duds will get stirring introductions.
2. One or more big automakers will face lawsuits.
3. Many new cars will be copies of competing products.
4. Absent a return of Yugo, Chrysler will remain in last place.
Monday, December 23, 2013
Friday, December 20, 2013
When I saw a photo of this car, I thought it looked like a Hyundai. In person, it's much different. The whole car is outsized. The tires are over five feet tall. I suspect that riding in a Youabian would be like what babies experience in their car seats.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
In this display, you can see headquarters trying to micromanage. I don't remember why, but white cars are traditional in Japan. The idea doesn't translate to the US. Next to everything else, Mitsubishi looks like Brand X. It appears that they have given up. A closer look reveals that their cars look outdated. Toyota was also drowning in white cars, but theirs looked better.
Friday, December 6, 2013
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Monday, December 2, 2013
An ego in Michigan got by the parent company, which is listed last. It should be separated and on different materials.
Their survey question was about the SRT (???) brand. Where they get the confidence to build another brand after bankruptcy and losing Plymouth is anyone's guess. Right before the question was asked, I caught a glimpse of an imitation Mustang with an SRT badge, which seemed to indicate a higher price and louder paint. If they need a defining characteristic beyond weak transmissions, this might be it.
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Rather than working as an unpaid publicity machine, our team chose to cover the event on the last, most convenient day. We're here for us. Also, we like to walk around when the corporate types are too tired to bother anyone. There are lots of pictures, but laziness prohibits their uploading at this time.