from Morning Bid with David Gaffen:

I can’t drive 55

June 2, 2015

Automotive sales could push the market into higher gear if last month brought the kind of rebound that investors are looking for.

from The Great Debate:

‘Fast and Furious’: Has America’s basic building block become the posse?

By Lynn Stuart Parramore
May 4, 2015

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Paul Walker (L) and Vin Diesel star in 'Furious 7.' Universal Pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Fast and Furious movies are blazing a trail into the record books. The 2013 Fast & Furious 6, which hauled in $788 million worldwide, has now been topped by Furious 7, which zoomed from a record-breaking opening weekend to four consecutive weeks at No. 1. (Avengers: Age of Ultron took the top spot this past weekend.). Furious 7 has made a dizzying $1.3 billion worldwide, behind only Avatar and Titanic. It might just outpace them, too.

from Breakingviews:

Tech drive strips old-school carmakers of clout

By Breakingviews Columnists
March 2, 2015

By Breakingviews columnists

The authors are Reuters Breakingviews columnists. The opinions expressed are their own.

from Breakingviews:

Rob Cox: It took the Grim Reaper to restructure GM

January 14, 2015

By Rob Cox

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. 

from Breakingviews:

Tech steering carmakers down valuation dead end

January 12, 2015

By Antony Currie and Olaf Storbeck

The authors are Reuters Breakingviews columnists. The opinions expressed are their own.

from Expert Zone:

First Drive: Mercedes-Benz GLA

By Ashish Jha
October 7, 2014

(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters)

The trend of luxury crossovers was started by BMW with the X1. Audi followed suit with its Q3 and Mercedes-Benz is now entering the game with the GLA.

from Over-Gaffenated:

MORNING BID – Motor City Madmen

October 1, 2014

One of the day’s biggest indicators will be monthly auto sales figures, at a time when the major U.S. automakers are seeing notable weakness in their equity prices. We’re waiting on insights from General Motors as they hold an analyst day and after Ford warned that its profits would fall short of expectations for 2014 and 2015 thanks to bigger recall costs in North America and bigger losses in South America and Russia. It’s tempting to go after the world weakness – be it Brazil, Russia, Germany or what-have-you – as that which ails the likes of a big automaker like Ford, and certainly the lackluster demand there isn’t going to help anybody.

from Breakingviews:

Hertz gears up for another financial spin

August 21, 2014

By Kevin Allison

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from The Great Debate UK:

Financing must improve if UK auto sector is to thrive

By Guest Contributor
July 1, 2014

--Guy Walsh is Regional Director at ABN AMRO Commercial Finance PLC. The opinion expressed are his own.--

from Photographers' Blog:

Life of a crash test dummy

February 2, 2014

Landsberg, Germany

By Michael Dalder

Have you ever thought about the number of cars that are on the road every day?

According to research by WardsAuto, in 2010 the number of cars in operation around the globe grew to more than 1 billion for the very first time.