Six Nissan North America executives behind the automaker's "Fix It Right the First Time" initiative invited me to join their freewheeling after-dinner chat. What sounded like a great idea emerged: raising the degree status of service technicians.
It is sad to watch General Motors contracting before our very eyes. What was once referred to as Global Motors seems to have changed into a company that merely chases profits without regard to anything else.
Simply eliminate all tariffs and let everyone compete on an equal footing. That sounds good in theory, but there are still many nations that want to protect their auto industry regardless of the state of its maturity.
Very few folks in North America will mourn the death of the diesel automobile. Meanwhile, some European governments have decided that diesels — as well as all gasoline engines — must go. The auto industry is again in flux.