Here are the seven must-read, must-watch auto news stories, reviews, and videos for Monday, May 25, 2015.
INSIDE THE AUTO RACING BUSINESS
Juan Pablo Montoya – former Formula 1 Driver, former NASCAR driver, former Indianapolis 500 winner – won the Indy 500 on Sunday, May 24. Also on Sunday, Formula 1’s Monac0 Grand Prix was won by Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg. Juan Pablo Montoya last won the Monaco Grand Prix in a BMW in 2003. He finished second in a McLaren-Mercedes in 2006.
INSIDE THE TRUCK BUSINESS
Forget lunch. Forget “six-minute production lulls.” Get to work, people of Wentzville, Missouri. GM needs more trucks.
Canada’s best-selling premium brand car through the first four months of 2015 is the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Here are the 24 next-best-selling luxury vehicles in Canada.
Chevrolet Volt sales have been plunging for a while. Now Nissan Leaf volume is taking a dive, too.
If the wagons that are on sale are hardly purchased, don’t expect more wagons. Volkswagen USA sold fewer than 1500 in April 2015.
The first Mazda CX-3s are trickling into Mazda stores. And yes, they really are eye-catching vehicles. The first customers to test drive them will likely be interested because they’re affordable crossovers with flexible packaging but a compact, city-friendly size. But they’ll be pleasantly surprised by the handling, according to every review.
How hard do you have to go to grab pole position at the Monaco Grand Prix? Here’s Lewis Hamilton’s best qualifying lap.