President Trump’s threatened 25 percent tariff on imported cars would not only dramatically impact automakers both foreign and domestic and cause car prices to increase, it would also spell disaster for PSA Peugeot-Citroën, which is already deep in the process of returning to the North American market. President of PSA North America Larry Dominique said just as much earlier today, following more details on the automaker’s plan to return to the U.S. Here’s the quote, via Bloomberg: “Tariffs are on our minds,” Dominique said Tuesday during a presentation to the Automotive Press Association in Detroit. “Tariffs impact how fast and at what price point we import vehicles into the U.S. I’m crossing my fingers.” Dominique, a former Nissan Motor Co. executive, said PSA has already started engineering its future models to meet U.S. safety and emissions rules. The company, which left the American market in 1991, hasn’t decided whether … [Read more...] about Trump’s Imported Car Tariff Could Ruin PSA Peugeot-Citroën’s Plans to Return to the U.S.
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We recently managed to catch up with Sirish Vissa, head of Volkswagen Motorsport India, on the sidelines of the first round of the 2018 Volkswagen Ameo Cup. We spoke to him about the championship, the drivers, and what Volkswagen Motorsport India's plans are for the future. OVERDRIVE: Let's start with how the drivers are this season - are they more competitive? Sirish Vissa: Yes, for sure. Because in qualifying we were having a 4s split across 18 cars, especially considering that 12 of them have never raced before. Out of the 12, only 2 have some kind of racing experience. It's a testament to the effort that the team puts in terms of driver training and driver preparation to see that we've taken these novice drivers and turned them into relatively competitive racers. I'm very happy with how close the grid is considering that they probably have got a total of maybe a couple of hours of time in the car so far. OD: Do you think the drivers' preparation is in such that they can sustain … [Read more...] about Interview: Sirish Vissa on the 2018 Ameo Cup and Volkswagen Motosport India’s plans
Perry A. Farrell Detroit Free Press Published 10:16 p.m. UTC Jun 18, 2018 Nigerian born Ruke Orhorhoro started playing football last year at River Rouge High School. It took him one year to be recruited by the nation's college football powers. Orhorhoro, a 6-foot-4, 271-pound defensive lineman, committed to Clemson for the class of 2019 on Saturday, choosing the Tigers over Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky. Clemson won the national championship in 2016 and advanced to the College Football Playoff each of the past three years. "The Michigan coaches were pretty upset, losing a kid from their own backyard,'' Orhorhoro said Monday morning. "Wherever I felt was home was where I was going. I'm a committed person. I believe in commitment. A commitment is like a marriage. Once I went to Clemson it was a dream school and when I got there I knew it was the place.'' U-M's defensive coaching staff had a chance to work with Orhorhoro two … [Read more...] about River Rouge’s Ruke Orhorhoro picks Clemson over Michigan: ‘God’s plan’
Louis Aguilar and Ian Thibodeau The Detroit News Published 4:04 p.m. UTC Jun 9, 2018 The longtime owners of Michigan Central Depot and the adjacent book depository are expected next week to confirm sales of the buildings, and Ford Motor Co. plans its own announcement about its vision for Detroit's Corktown neighborhood a week later, sources say. Next week, executives for the Moroun family — who recently transferred the deeds of the long-vacant Detroit properties to an entity linked to a New York law firm that has represented Ford — will provide more detail about the recent sale of the two buildings, which are widely believed to be part of Ford's plan to create a Detroit campus. Multiple sources close to the situation say Ford plans to announce sometime the week of June 18 its plans to redevelop the moribund train station and other Corktown properties it has been amassing to form an urban hub for its … [Read more...] about Corktown train station sale details, Ford’s plans expected in next 2 weeks
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Ford's plan to rescue F-150: Drama worthy of a James Bond script After a fire at a key parts maker shut down production on May 9, Ford scrambled to find a way to start making the profit-driving truck again. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Detroit Free Press Published 6:14 p.m. ET May 16, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE The F-150 pickup is so important to Ford that the automaker devised an international airlift using a rare Russian cargo plane to help restart production on Friday. "I wouldn't quite call it mission impossible, but it was a race against the clock to get the bestselling … [Read more...] about Ford’s plan to rescue F-150: Drama worthy of a James Bond script