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FIAT CHRYSLER WANTS TO BUILD APPLE CAR

An open letter to Tim Cook, CEO of Apple Dear Tim I read with interest the comments by Sergio Marchionne from the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. In words made famous by tennis brat John McEnroe – “You Can’t be Serious?” …

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FIAT UNVEILS MITSUBISHI-BASED FULLBACK PICKUP IN DUBAI

An industry colleague in Australia and I were talking recently and he mentioned that he’d seen a Mitsubishi Triton with a Fiat badge on the road in Thailand. I was surprised and interested at the same time. The Fiat ‘Fullback’ …

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TOP 10 BEST AUTOMAKERS OF 2016

Top 10 Best Automakers of 2016: Consumer Reports And here’s the list of the best 10 as determined by the Consumer Reports published by www.autoguide.com. And we’re fortunate here in Australia to have 9 out of the top 10, the …

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TOP 10 WORST AUTOMAKERS OF 2016: CONSUMER REPORTS

Autoguide.com is one of the USA’s most respected digital authorities on cars sold in America. Aren’t we lucky then that we have ‘only’ 8 of these brands available for sale in Australia. I’m sure however that there will be a …

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Top Gear Reveals its Six-Host Lineup

Now let’s have a think about this. Clarkson punches producer. Clarkson is suspended. May and Hammond won’t proceed without Clarkson.   BBC’s top rating show disappears for a year?  The 3 amigos take up an offer from Amazon to produce …

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SUZUKI BALENO RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA

Baleno is Back – Indian made Suzuki Baleno on sale in Australia Q3 2016 Following its world premiere at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show (2015 IAA), the Suzuki Baleno (Maruti Suzuki Baleno) was first launched in India last year, and this year it’s headed …

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JEEP COMPASS – WHERE WILL IT BE BUILT?

Aussie-bound Jeep 551 front and rear – Rendering Jeep is set to introduce a new compact crossover later this year, the successor to the Jeep Patriot or Jeep Compass. The new compact crossover (codename: Jeep 551) was spotted testing under …

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2017 JEEP COMPASS/LETTER TO MIKE MANLEY

2017 Jeep Compass, Patriot prototype spotted testing on the streets – but will they get it right this time? Attention Mr Mike Manley Vice President Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Auburn Hills Michigan USA   Dear Mike I was a Jeep dealer …

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A REALLY SILLY THOUGHT ON SEAT BELTS

A REALLY SILLY QUESTION ABOUT SEAT BELTS Driving to work this morning, a really silly thought ran through my mind. I’d just started my car and was reversing out of the driveway when the seatbelt warning chime started. I generally …

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JEEP CHEROKEE OVERLAND

Jeep Cherokee Goes Posh with New Overland Trim If you want to know what’s coming to Australia (perhaps) it’s best to go to the US websites regarding anything Jeep, Chrysler or Dodge. Arguably even before it’s announced here down under, …

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HAVE YOU DRIVEN A ? LATELY

When was the last time? When was the last time you had a car like this to drive?  One of the more memorable marketing campaigns that Ford Motor Company ran in both the USA and Australia in the late 80’s …

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REPLACEMENT CAR KEYS

YOU WANT HOW MUCH?  What Price a Volkswagen Key? I had a need to replace a key in my daughters Volkswagen Golf recently. Not thinking of any other way, I visited my local Volkswagen dealer and priced the job. The …

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