How bad are things on the world automotive stage? Pretty awful, right? The U.S. is the only bright spot in a global industry filled with turmoil. At least that's how Americans tend to view the situation. But here in Germany things don't look so bleak.
Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne is counting on strong European demand for the Alfa Romeo Giulia to spark a big comeback for FCA's struggling subsidiary. He explained why the Giulia is “better than a German car” in an interview.
Ferdinand Piech started out his career with a pretty serious rivalry -- tangling with cousin Ferdinand "Butzi" Porsche, designer of the 911. Now it appears he'll bow out in more or less the same fashion. At war. It's just his style. In fact, it will be his legacy.