Last week's biggest chunk of auto news was undoubtedly the dissolution of talks between General Motors and Renault/Nissan over a proposed alliance, and it's also the biggest chunk of audio on this week's Autoblog Podcast, Episode #44. As mentioned in a prior post today, we also talk about the spy photos of the 2008 Nissan Skyline GT-R that showed up on the web yesterday. Tune in, you'll get to hear my argument for why the Skyline should be branded an Infiniti in the States. Damon doesn't care what badge it has, as long as it's really coming. We also question whether Mitsubishi's surprise announcement that it will sell an electric vehicle in the U.S. is one that smacks of desperation or is the boldest move from any automaker yet this year. Finally, we close out the show singing the praises of the Germans, who are planning to show us Yanks why diesel's the way to go when each Germanic automaker (sans Porsche) offers a shiny new Bluetec oil burner in the coming years. Enjoy!
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John Neff and Damon Lavrinc