In case you missed the industry news last week here is a small recap of the most important things you missed
- After Nissan announced it was preparing to say goodbye to its Tsuru model, the Japanese carmaker is relying on its Versa model to remain dominant on the compact-car segment
- Turns out Trump was right, he did convinced Ford to maintain the production of the Lincoln MKC in the US. Christin Baker, the company’s speaker, said that Ford probably would have moved the production to Mexico in 2019.
Nevertheless, Mexico remains Ford’s main foreign supplier. On the 30th anniversary of the company’s site in Hermosillo, the company informed that 12 percent of the parts and components all their vehicles use are made in Mexico.
- Unfortunately, heavy-vehicles exports decreased almost 50 percent in September.
- Continuing with the streak of bad news, the Mexican car sales’ surplus was reduced in almost 6.4 percent in 2016’s third trimester.
- If you believe that in Buen Fin sales do not rise, just ask Guanajuato’s car retailers. According to AMDA, car sales doubled in the Buen Fin weekend.
- Uber’s problems in Mexico are not confined to Mexico City. The latest battle front of the car-sharing company is in Cancun.
- Sergio Marchionne, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ CEO, warns that the automotive industry is up for change after Trump.
- Volkswagen is trying to get pass the diesel-emissions scandal in the US. Their strategy, refocus utilities on electric vehicles.
- Cars driving through the US streets are getting older every year. The average age of a passenger car in the US is of 11.6 years.