Here are the six must-read, must-watch auto news stories, reviews, and videos for Friday, June 12, 2015.
INSIDE THE AUTO INDUSTRY
The response of GM boss Mary Barra to FCA’s Sergio Marchionne: “A firm no.” GM wants no part in a merger with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Sergio is off to talk to the other kids at the playground.
U.S. sales of the Cadillac CTS are down 41% so far this year and have fallen below 2000 units in each of the last five months.
The Mazda CX-3 arrived to acclaim and instantaneous success in Canada. In its first month, the CX-3 outsold most of its rivals.
GCBC’s review of a heavily optioned, crew cab, V6-powered, long box GMC Canyon will likely be published later next week. And the subject matter is in keeping with many of the GM midsize truck reviews you’ve read. But Automobile Magazine just spent time with a basic Chevrolet Colorado: extended cab, WT trim, ghastly wheels, four-cylinder engine, manual transmission.
No new recalls since those detailed in Wednesday’s news.
The new Honda Civic Type R is still not for sale in North America – though a version will eventually arrive. But as you’ll see in CarBuyer’s video review, it’s ridiculously quick and ridiculously crazy to look at, too. And it costs £29,995.