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  • Automotive Management
  • On Mazda: The CX-3 & the MX-5

    The design and engineering capabilities of Mazda are remarkable. Realize that according to Autodata, in 2014 Mazda’s share of the U.S. market was 1.9%—and the share of the Ford Fusion alone was 1.9%. Yet the CX-3 subcompact crossover and the MX-5 roadster are vehicles that few other vehicle manufacturers can match.

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  • Still Scion After All These Years

    Scion has always been a bit, well, quirky. And perhaps in keeping with that off-beat approach to the industry, it is launching two entirely different vehicles—a sedan and a hatch—at the same time. Which, when you realize that they represent 40% of the showroom (the other cars being the FR-S, tC and xB), is somewhat . . . unusual.

  • Automotive Management
  • One Edge. One Ford.

    Ford is taking its Edge to a lot of markets—more than 100. So this second-generation of its midsize two-row crossover has to check a lot of boxes.

  • Automotive Management
  • On the 2016 Acura ILX

    It’s a midcycle update, but more than just a nip-and-tuck for the entry-level Acura, the ILX.

  • Automotive Management
  • On the 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe

    They start with the platform that gave rise to the award-winning ATS Sedan, then created a stylish, striking compact coupe that’s targeted at European competitors.


    Developing the 2016 Toyota Tacoma

    “We’re engineers.

    Bye-bye xB

    It doesn’t seem that long ago, but you have to roll back the clock to 2003 to get to the first generation Scion xB.

    The Vehicular Art of. . .LEGO

    A couple years ago I took my elementary-school-aged nephew from Hawaii to The Henry Ford Museum.