Here are the six must-read, must-watch auto news stories, reviews, and videos for Thursday, May 14, 2015.
INSIDE THE AUTO BUSINESS
Toyota and Mazda didn’t exchange capital, but plans for their cooperation in the future appear to be much deeper than a fuel cell arrangement, as first thought. (Canada’s Toyota Yaris sedan and America’s Scion xA are basically Mazda 2s already.)
INSIDE THE AUTO MEDIA BUSINESS
Could James May, Richard Hammond, and yes, Jeremy Clarkson be moving over to Netflix for a show called House Of Cars? It all seems so obvious, which it either makes the move a distinct possibility or too good to be true.
U.S. sales of Lincolns are sliding sharply, but the new MKC – which wasn’t on sale at this time of year in 2014 – is masking the nature of the problem. RECALL
No status change since Monday, May 11.
“Unlike the old X-Type, the new XE is deeply desirable with great style, handling, and a revitalized brand to back it up,” Matt Bubbers writes about the upcoming Jaguar in Globe Drive.
Helio Castroneves was practicing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 13, 2015, in advance of the Indy 500 when he went airborne. He’s fine.