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Apr/08 - U.S. taxpayers could wind up with Fisker assets
As struggling automaker Fisker Automotive laid off most of its workers, analysts said the move likely signals the death of the company. AutoPacific's Dave Sullivan commented, "The race is over for them now...Expect the assets to be sold for pennies on the dollar."
Mar/27 - Jeep Takes Radical New Turn with Cherokee
The Jeep Cherokee is back! But will its new, more aerodynamic design keep buyers away? Jeep announced on Wednesday at the New York Auto Show the new 2014 Jeep Cherokee, replacing the Liberty. AutoPacific's Dave Sullivan thinks the drastic redesign will cost Jeep some loyalists. "This is not an edgy brand. It's all about the off-road design and capability."
Mar/27 - Kia compact coupe, hatchback go turbo
Kia just revealed its hot Forte coupe at the New York auto show, following on the heels of the hatchback introduction at the Chicago show in February. AutoPacific research shows that small, turbocharged sporty cars are among those most favored by young car buyers. Could these new Forte versions be young consumer favorites?
Feb/24 - Family car demand grows behind better deals, fuel economy
Nearly one in six new cars sold in 2012 came from "family cars," a large part due to six redesigns for 2012 or 2013: Toyota Camry, Chevrolet Malibu, Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima and Volkswagen Passat. According to AutoPacific's Ed Kim, "All things being equal, the American consumer will tend to go for the largest vehicle they can get into. So when a "family car" is getting highway fuel economy that's well into the 30s or high 30s, there's no reason to downsize.
Feb/23 - GM puts engineers, cars on the fast track
Mark Reuss, General Motors' North America president, is seeding the automaker's racing operations with engineers who spend time helping Chevy and Cadillac racing teams, and then rotate back into product development. AutoPacific's Dave Sullivan agrees with this approach saying GM needs people who aren't wedded to traditional long-term product development cycles. "They need people who can address issues in more rapid fashion than they have in the past."