Here are the five must-read, must-watch auto news stories, recalls and videos for Monday, October 26, 2015.
In a bid to shed on itself a positive light in the midst of an industry caught up in scandals, Peugeot and Citroen (PSA) will report real-world fuel economy numbers. While America’s EPA has in recent years brought a great deal more realism to the figures reported by automakers in Canada, Europe’s figures are grossly inflated.
ICYMI: As fuel prices fall, Americans buy more gas. And in addition to buying more gas, they’re inclined to buy more costly fuel.
Climbing the corporate ladder? Not at Volkswagen you aren’t, not for the next little while. There’s a promotions freeze.
Volkswagen’s North American Passat is refreshed for model year 2016. You won’t know it’s newly restyled unless you park it beside a MY2015, and even then you may not notice the differences. In a market that suddenly looks at Volkswagen out of the corner of its eye, it would be helpful if this simple refresh was a home run.
GCBC’s review of the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel will be published in the coming days. (Over the course of the week we averaged 23.4 mpg on the U.S. scale.) While you wait, get another look with the most detailed video review on YouTube: Alex On Autos’ take on the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit EcoDiesel.