Critical Questions Await Automakers in 2013

Detroit Free Press - January 2, 2013

What will 2013 bring to car lovers, automak­ers and shop­pers? Detroit colum­nist Mark Phe­lan puts some of them on his radar screen as a new year starts.

Where do major automak­ers stand on these issues?

Can Chrysler engi­neers and design­ers devel­op a great off-road-capa­ble Jeep Lib­er­ty replace­ment based on a Fiat vehi­cle archi­tec­ture?

Can Ford reha­bil­i­tate its MyFord­Touch and Sync con­trols, or will they dam­age the brand’s rep­u­ta­tion fur­ther?

Are Honda’s upgrades enough to save the Civic?

Do the new Chevy and GMC pick­ups have the tech­nol­o­gy and fuel econ­o­my to com­pete with Ford and Ram?

Will Toy­ota ever replace the Corol­la?

Read the full arti­cle for Mark Phelan’s answers.



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