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.