General Motors Company (formerly “Corporation”) today is a shadow of its former self. It sells fewer models through fewer brands since its bankruptcy in 2009. It is reconstructing itself and building itself into a competitive and profitable car company. That transformation appears to be going very well.
Over the years, however, General Motors has often tried to be a trailblazer (no pun intended) in new vehicle design and development. Many of these vehicles failed, but we believe GM deserves a tremendous amount of credit for trying where other companies did not have the creative thought or resources to make a “segment breaking” product. Here are some examples…
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This week on Let’s Talk Cars, we take on the juicy subject of “hangar queens.” These are the vehicles automotive companies wish they hadn’t decided to sell. AutoPacific founder and president George Peterson and VehicleVoice contributor Jim Hall have another of their signature dialogs and take on the entire automotive industry while they’re at it!
But it’s not all negative. Jim Hall thinks Audi has done something extraordinary on the race track that might soon trickle all the way down to a showroom near you.
And we wrap things up with an OpEd piece from George Peterson on the new flood of small (we mean really small) cars hitting the market.
01:48 Hangar Queens – VehicleVoice contributor Jim Hall and AutoPacific president and founder, George Peterson
16:20 Audi Diesels – VehicleVoice contributor Jim Hall
20:36 The New Small Cars – George Peterson, AutoPacific president and founder