I remember not so long ago we all posed a simple question: Which of the Detroit automakers is doing the best and looking forward to a very BRIGHT future? Who has the BEST products and seems like they actually learned a lesson during the financial crisis of 2008 and 2009/
Considering your hard earned dollars were used to essentially save two of the three, you should care.
That said, we're back to take a look back and give it some thought. WHO is doing the best and WHY?
General Motors is bringing some strong products out from its luxury division, Cadillac, and is hoping its pickups pack some punch against Ford's very strong F-150. In addition look out for its new slew of popular suburban sport-utility vehicles from Chevrolet, GMC and Cadillac. Sure it's getting love for vehicles like the Impala but it still is turning out stinkers like the Malibu.
Ford's "globalization" idea actually has been playing out. Though I thought it may have been a bluff at first, it's apparent with vehicles like the C-Max and all-new Monde...er...Fusion that Ford has finally listened. "Bring us those great cars from Europe and take the American market seriously!" The message has gotten through. Lincoln is still trying to find its way and it seems as though it never will at this rate. But with the F-150, Explorer, Fusion and Escape, it seems that success is in the cards at Ford.
Lastly, we have Chrysler. Now with Fiat in the cards it seems that its products have a distinctly European feel to them. If you've driven the all-new Dart you know exactly what I'm talking about. Its interior is a lovely place to be with its nice features and spunky style. BUT it hasn't connected with the market in a big way. However, the Jeep brand is just "killing it," left and right with the Grand Cherokee and all-new Cherokee set to hit dealers shortly. Not to mention the updated Durango, strong selling 300 and Charger, are beating the odds.
So, what say YOU?