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Passed Over Marchionne Replacement FCA Exec Alfredo Altavilla Resigns

Passed Over Marchionne Replacement FCA Exec Alfredo Altavilla Resigns

Fellow executive quit after being passed over for the top job, FCA said that Alfredo Altavilla, head of its business in Europe, Middle East and Africa had resigned and those responsibilities would go to new FCA CEO Manley on an interim basis. ... Continue reading

Marchionne Condition Grave and Irreversible - Swiss Hospital

Marchionne Condition Grave and Irreversible - Swiss Hospital

Marchionne hospitalized in intensive care, his condition is defined as irreversible At the Zurich hospital: "Unexpected complications during post-operative convalescence, aggravated further in the last hours" Before entering the hospital, he had confirmed his appointments at the beginning of July, five days after his a ... Continue reading

Autonomous Autos Give Bad Guys The Power To End Our Freedom To Go Where We Want When We Want To

Autonomous Autos Give Bad Guys The Power To End Our Freedom To Go Where We Want When We Want To

Imagine a few years down the road..... ....The twenty year countdown to Autonomous Auto Day is quickly drawing to a close, hard to believe that it had been so many years since the historic centers of the automobile industry moved from cities like Detroit, Windsor, Nashville, Louisville, Tupelo, Tokyo, Seoul, and Munich ... Continue reading

Autonomous Driving May Kill The Automobile Industry And Our Freedom Of Mobility

Autonomous Driving May Kill The Automobile Industry And Our Freedom Of Mobility

The Mercedes of the future will drive not only with zero emissions but also autonomously." This sentiment and intention has been stated unanimously proclaimed - more or less - by all automaker executives and futurists. Personally, I don't believe that autonomous open road driving will ever become commonplace. I think t ... Continue reading

NHTSA RECALL ROUNDUP July 23, 2018

NHTSA RECALL ROUNDUP July 23, 2018

This Weeks Recalls: Thomas Built; Freightliner, International, Forest River, Thor, Bugatti, Honda, Triple E RV, E-one, Spartan, Mazda, Audi, Lexus, Lamborghini, Ford ... Continue reading

2018 Chevrolet Traverse FWD 3LT John Heilig Review

2018 Chevrolet Traverse FWD 3LT John Heilig Review

As with many large SUVs, there is three-row seating in the Traverse. Even with the third row seats up, there is plenty of cargo capacity behind the third row, just like our van. The third row seats lower and raise easily, for when you want to convert the passenger hauler into a cargo hauler. ... Continue reading

2018 BMW 640i xDrive GT Review Touring At It's Best By Larry Nutson

2018 BMW 640i xDrive GT Review Touring At It's Best By Larry Nutson

Coupe body styling on a 4-door sedan is somewhat popular these days with entries on the market from a number of brands. I happen to prefer those that are very car-like without some of the SUV attributes such as increased ride-height. I am also a big fan of station wagons. We’ve owned a number of them, even after our ... Continue reading

2018 Audi A5 Coupe Review By Larry Nutson

2018 Audi A5 Coupe Review By Larry Nutson

The A5 has been redone for 2018 -- outside, inside and underneath too. There’s still the familiar side character line and roof profile along with the muscular rear. The grille is wider and flatter and the hood drops off curiously low. Front and rear fascias are new along with a new LED taillight design. ... Continue reading

Letter To Employees From John Elkann About Sergio Marchionne

Letter To Employees From John Elkann About Sergio Marchionne

Here is the text of the letter that John Elkann wrote to employees of Fca after the appointment of Mike Manley as new ceo of the company. Ladies, ladies and gentlemen, This is undoubtedly the most difficult letter I've ever written. ... Continue reading

Marchionne News Release July 22, 2018 3 PM EDT

Marchionne News Release July 22, 2018 3 PM EDT

Universitätsspital of Zurich, where Sergio Marchionne is admitted The latest information on Sergio Marchionne, head of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), is not very promising. The executive underwent shoulder surgery that was not more difficult a month ago, but the postoperative process has been complicated by causes t ... Continue reading

2018 Hyundai Accent Review - A Sensible Sedan

2018 Hyundai Accent Review - A Sensible Sedan

2018 Hyundai Accent Review a solo road trip from my Chicago home to Southeast Michigan to participate in an automaker product event. A 2018 Hyundai Accent would be my conveyance. ... Continue reading

The Automotive News Digest Week Ending July 22, 2018 Edited By Larry Nutson

The Automotive News Digest Week Ending July 22, 2018 Edited By Larry Nutson

Week Of July 16-22 2018: FCA Replaces Ailing CEO Marchionne; Auto Tariffs, PSA Looks For North American Home' Dodge Angry Bee Unveiled, Tesla Troubles; AHOF Inductees,Whalberg A Dealer Now, Audi Boss In Jail, California Air Standards Ubiquitous?, Vietnamese Vehicles At Paris Car Show, Pikes Peak-e, Big Ford Recall ... Continue reading

FIRST DRIVE: 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Engineered For America By Larry Nutson

FIRST DRIVE: 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Engineered For America By Larry Nutson

2019 Volkswagen Jetta Review: The 4-door Jetta is more stylish and has a new coupe-like exterior design. VW says customer desire drove this design approach. ... Continue reading

The Immorality of Arguing That There's a Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

The Immorality of Arguing That There's a Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

In 2014, a young man named Alex Epstein - who's described as a "philosopher, energy theorist, and industrial policy pundit" - wrote a book titled "The Moral Case For Fossil Fuels." Alex used this book to springboard to a career arguing the merits of his case on a website, magazine articles, YouTube videos and live deba ... Continue reading