Nissan’s chief says the automaker is not maximizing fleet to grow in the U.S. “You need to establish your base with a strong retail position. That is the most important element in our strategy,” he says.
The latest iteration, which marks the Malibu’s third redesign in just over three years, will deliver on key customer demands such as fuel economy, value, technology, safety and distinctive design, GM executives predict.
GM’s actions in Russia will play out over the next nine months and includes halting operations at its assembly plant in St. Petersburg by the middle of this year. Two years ago, GM began a $1 billion expansion of the facility.
Additional North American production capacity in 2016 from a new plant at Volkswagen and increases at existing facilities among other automakers will raise available straight-time production to 18.4 million units....More
It used to be no one got to see the new model before its big reveal. Now automakers are leaking early glimpses of future cars and trucks through spy photographers and other means. Is this a good thing?...More