Here are the six must-read, must-watch auto news stories, reviews and videos for Monday, August 10, 2015.
INSIDE THE AUTO INDUSTRY
Whether you believe Scott Painter’s departure for TrueCar speaks of trouble at the auto-buying “disruptor” or just the natural sequence of business, the executive branch of the company is surely about to change. But in what way?
INSIDE THE MANUFACTURING BUSINESS
The Detroit Free Press says Volkswagen is placing lots of hope in a U.S. engineering centre to boost the automaker’s U.S. sales.
For the 2016 model year, Volkswagen Of America will sell a less costly e-Golf SE. Not only will it be $55 less than the least costly 2015 Nissan Leaf, it’ll be $4500 less than the current least costly e-Golf. Leaf sales in the U.S. are down 30% to 10,990 this year. 1831 e-Golfs have been sold.
Is the 2016 Honda Accord more than a simple refresh? Car & Driver’s review of the four-cylinder Accord, penned by Steve Siler, says, “The Accord Sport remains a dynamic delight.”
Canadian car sales are falling. Fast. But which actual car nameplates are falling fastest? From Jetta to Dart, this list of the 25 most rapidly declining mainstream cars in Canada answers the question.
Audi RS3 or Volkswagen Golf R: can’t decide? Let evo magazine help you out.