If Nissan isn't a major party in the combined FCA-Renault, it will be a massive missed opportunity, especially in pivotal North America.
Lyft, that hot-pink little rival to Uber, sold stock to the public late last month with a gobsmacking valuation of $22 billion. That's about two-thirds of the value of Ford Motor Co., which is very good at making money on pickups and SUVs. Lyft's profits? Stuck in reverse.
CEO Mike Manley refused to rule out any deal that could make the Italian-American company better, and a French rival reportedly sees FCA as a possible partner.
Subaru expects its slowest growth rate in years, even though dealers can barely keep new models in stock.
The new Telluride and the X-Line version of the Soul should give Kia a better shot at the booming utility market, while also boosting dealers, said Bill Peffer, vice president of sales operations for Kia Motors America.