"Given the trend lines, you have to feel like those guys think that Usain Bolt is behind them, right? Coming up fast on the outside." -- Automotive News reporter Larry P. Vellequette on how BMW executives might feel as Tesla closes in on the German automaker in the U.S. luxury-brand sales race
"We're not putting a zero risk on this by any means. It's just not the 2020 level we are seeing." -- AutoForecast Solutions CEO Joe McCabe on production challenges automakers and suppliers could face amid the omicron surge
"For me, this was an Empire Strikes Back year. Because all we've heard and seen in terms of investment dollars has been EVs the past multiple years."-- Automotive News reporter Michael Martinez on internal combustion engine-powered and hybrid vehicles from traditional automakers sweeping the 2022 NACTOY awards
"We tend to try to reflect this diverse market that we serve in the United States." -- Lexus Marketing Vice President Vinay Shahani discussing the brand's youth-oriented, multicultural campaign for the new NX compact crossover
"This seems to be about talent. They are bringing in about 1,000 technical staff from Wind River to Aptiv at a time when everyone is desperately trying to get as much talent as they can."
-- Automotive News reporter John Irwin on Aptiv's $4.3 billion purchase of Wind River
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