Don’t imagine that just because there’s Trouble at T’Detroit Mill, the rival Japanese car makers are laughing. They’re not. So here at the Detroit Show, there have been a lot of expressions of solaridarity from the Japanese.
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By half-way through day one at the Detroit Show I was in a cheery mood. In the past it’s been about enormo-SUVs, vehicles I can’t relate to. But this year it was about cars and I felt at home. Then I spent a couple of days staring at them, and my mood began to curdle. […]
Beware seeing every car at the Detroit show through the lens of recession. It wasn’t until about four months ago that anyone saw this crisis coming. It takes at least six months to do a concept and two years for a production car. So everything here was conceived in pre-meltdown times.
Welcome to the Detroit show, where the spotlight’s firmly on GM and Chrysler. Chapter one of a Great American Comeback story – or an obituary? As far as I can see it’s one of each. GM might just pull through, but Chrysler doesn’t stand an earthly.
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