Here are the five must-read, must-watch auto news stories, reviews, and videos for Monday, June 8, 2015.
INSIDE THE AUTO INDUSTRY
We’ve covered the fact that Hyundai’s reliance on cars is virtually complete, with insufficient SUV/crossover sales numbers. Is the high-end the way to go? From a profit perspective, a premium SUV based on the Hyundai Genesis would certainly be attractive if the automaker can execute correctly.
Many people don’t like looking at the Nissan Juke, but few have driven it and not loved it. The refreshed 2015 model reviewed by Car & Driver produced a predictable response: “The Juke is serious business.”
The Honda Accord trails both the Toyota Camry (as per the norm) and the Nissan Altima through the first five months of sales in the United States. Declining midsize car sales are felt quite sharply at Honda, where the Accord is in a fight with the Ford Fusion for third place in the category.
Here are links to the air bag recalls issued over the course of early June.
Mazda: 27,149 B-Series pickups
Mazda: 444,907 6s and RX-8s
Honda: 5.1 million Accords, Civics, CR-Vs, Elements, Odysseys, Pilots, Ridgelines, Acura CLs, Acura MDXs, and Acura TLs
GM has also issued recalls for 14,838 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks (brakes) and 437,045 copies of the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu (seat belts).
Missed the French Open men’s final because you went on a Sunday morning drive? The Swiss master took it to world number one Novak Djokovic with scarcely believable shotmaking. The Swiss master? No, not Roger Federer, but rather Stan Wawrinka.