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|29th August 2008, 22:19||#1|
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Ford loses it's 3rd spot!
It seems like it is time!
Ford has lost it's 3rd spot as the biggest car manufacturer in the world. It had to happen some time soon as Ford was loosing all it's charm slowly and it was shedding off it's strengths one by one. Now, there are some rejuvenation steps being taken by the company but it has lost it's spot!
The 3rd spot now goes to VW which has sold close to 3.31 vehicles in 6 months.
To quote from World car fans website;
Another interesting piece is;
Volkswagen Overtakes Ford as World's Third Largest Automaker
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|29th August 2008, 22:23||#2|
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Ouch, this should be a wake-up call for the americans. Im not sure as to what they can do to avoid this state though...
|29th August 2008, 22:44||#3|
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This was anyway waiting to happen – given that the American manufactures have been only able to gain limited ground in the developing/new economies which today contributes to most of the growth. The Japs and European manufacturers have a upper hand. Now with the recession in US this will happen even faster.
|29th August 2008, 22:50||#4|
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Americans could take a leaf out of the European's books, by embracing smaller cars and shedding their aversion to diesel. I hate to see the big SUV's running 4.7l - 6 litre petrol V8's which will give anywhere between 6-15 mpg in city - Such a waste !!
With the bread and butter models of the home grown manufacturers not in favor, and with the economisers always going for Toyota/Honda/Nissan, the American manufacturers have to completely revamp their portfolio - and fast. While they are at it, they could do well to do some lobbying and bring the prices of diesel down, thereby encouraging diesel vehicles.
The writing is on the wall.
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