Auto Industry Consolidation, Toyota Camry Announcement, David Brown Automotive Speedback, $8,000 Volkswagen
Episode #374 of the Autoblog podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Mike Harley and Steven Ewing talk about the speculation about big-time consolidation in the automotive industry, Toyota teasing an announcement about the Camry, the David Brown Automotive Speedback, and the upcoming $8,000 Volkswagen. We start with what's in the garage and finish up with some of your questions, and for those of you who hung with us live on our UStream channel, thanks for taking the time. Check out the new run
Back in January, we reported on a new British coachbuilder called David Brown Automotive. In February, the startup released the first details and images of its inaugural project, and now it has revealed the finished product.
David Brown Automotive has been teasing its Project Judi sports car for over a month, but with its latest teaser images and details, we finally have an idea what the classically inspired, sports coupe actually looks like.
Recognize the name David Brown? If you know your British automotive history, you should. But if you don't, maybe you'll recognize him by his initials. The letters DB have adorned some of the most iconic Aston Martins ever made, so named after the man who bought the marque in 1947 (and Lagonda the year after), transforming it into the automaker we know today.