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You know all those European vehicles that we complain we don't get here in the U.S.? Diesels or not, we shouldn't be holding our breath that there will be a great influx any time soon. BusinessWeek tells us that the weak greenback is (surprise) making European vehicles even less profitable in the U.S. Even though, overall, small cars were the big winner in May auto sales in America, Volvo, Volkswagen and BMW all sold fewer small models (excluding the MINI). BusinessWeek calls it a head-scratcher

If you have €1,000 burning a hole in your pocket you could pick up a copy of a new report from Research and Markets about the future of the car market. Or you could look at the rising price of oil, traffic patterns in places like New Delhi and Beijing and come to the same conclusions yourself. The study projects that small cars will lead the global car market in the next decade. Given that sales in North America have been stagnant for several years and likely to remain so for the foreseeabl

Bob Lutz often makes a lot of sense. The GM vice chairman is saying the right things about the Chevy Volt and where GM is going in the future, but there's a line in this story from Automotive News (subs req'd) that doesn't make sense to me. Apparently, while speaking at the Automotive News World Congress yesterday, Lutz said that, "We refuse to let the price of fuel rise gradually in the United States and therefore we fail to induce change in consumer behavior." Huh? The last time I checked, the