A lot got overshadowed in last week's GM-dominated headlines. No surprise, for example, that American Honda is on its way to overtaking Chrysler as No. 4 in U.S. sales. But some of the figures behind this story are sure to jolt the most serious number crunchers.
When Toyota passed Chrysler to become No. 3 in 2006, Chrysler was still selling 2.1 million autos in the U.S. This year, Chrysler will be lucky to top 900,000. That's five big assembly plants worth of volume gone -- poof! -- in just three years.
Fritz Henderson's ouster robbed the Los Angeles show of its keynote speaker ... and no doubt lots of media attention. Need to catch up? Check out West Coast Editor Mark Rechtin's 3-minute video summary here as well as stories and photos at autonews.com/losangeles.