Hello, and welcome to In the Rearview, where I gather the top car news of the week and bring it to you, dear readers and viewers.
Unfortunately, this week, it’s mostly car sales news, so I will give you the cliff notes version, and you can click through to the actual article for more details.
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Fiat Chrysler is down 1%, which would have been worse if not for its big vehicles. Jeep is face first in the crapper.
Mitsubishi is up 4.5% thanks to the Outlander and its itty bitty Mirage.
BMW plummeted 11%, followed down by its subsidiary MINI, which was down 11.5%.
Toyota stayed pretty level with a 0.1% increase (thank you RAV4).
Mercedes-Benz, like BMW, is down, but only by 7%.
Ford is actually up 2.2%, thanks to the unstoppable march of the F-150, and Lincoln followed its parent upward with a 2.1% increase.
General Motors is down a little by 1.3%, mostly thanks to sad times at GMC.
Then, moving on from sales until next week, our president decided to dump the Paris Climate Accords, so Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Disney CEO Robert Iger dumped his Business Advisory Council.
And finally, speaking of our coming fiery demise, it’s summer again, and it’s already blazing in Southern Ohio, so remember not to leave things in your car that could be damaged by the heat, like sunglasses, hairspray cans, sunscreen, and most importantly, your children. Cars in the sun heat up by 40 degrees each hour, so your run inside to the bank can turn your car into a 120-degree oven before you finish your deposit.
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