Auto News For Wednesday, May 11, 2016 – We’re Getting A Better Idea Of What The New Top Gear Will Be Like


Here are the six must-read, must-watch auto news stories and videos for Wednesday, May 11, 2016. 

BUICK
Buick isn’t going to renew the Verano. And with Buick about to source an even greater percentage of its sales via utility vehicles thanks to the Envision’s arrival, does Buick need to bother with any of its cars in the U.S.? – TTAC

BMW
U.S. sales of the BMW Z4 tumbled 91% between 2003 and 2015. Lest you think there’s a reason for BMW to give up on its roadster, there will be a next-gen Z4. Will anybody buy it? – Automobile

FORD
Canadian sales of the Ford F-Series climbed to an all-time monthly record in March. And that record was broken just one month later by the F-Series, which produces 7% of the Canadian auto industry’s volume. – Autofocus

FCA
By January 2018, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will be building the next-generation Ram P/U. Production of the Chrysler 200 may end before 2016 closes. – Reuters

CASCADA
“If GM had built the Cascada on the Alpha platform (Cadillac ATS), and stuck a proper engine in it, well, we wouldn’t be here now, roasting the product-planning department’s innards over a fire.” Wall Street Journal

WATCH
Of course it won’t be the same. Stop saying, “It won’t be the same.” The globally infamous host trio is gone. But that doesn’t mean that Top Gear doesn’t know how to put a picture together, and it doesn’t mean Chris Harris isn’t great. Here’s the newest new Top Gear extended trailer.