Archive for the ‘automotive’ Category

27 May, 2009

A tale of two cars

Posted by: Marian Salzman In: automotive

Back in the 1950s, while Americans were cruising the highways in massive V8 Chevrolets, Italians were bouncing around their narrow cobbled streets in tiny Fiat 500s. That 500 stands for cubic centimetres, equivalent to 30.5 cubic inches or a large American lawnmower.
In the decades since then, the United States has put men on the moon [...]

13 Jan, 2009

Size matters: small cars

Posted by: Marian Salzman In: Europe| automotive| recession

It’s not the obvious time to be talking about what’s going right in the auto industry, what with a U.S. federal bailout in progress and record falls in sales for virtually all brands. But unless life as we know it gets stuck on Pause forever, sooner or later people will start buying again. And when [...]