MCG Executive Briefing for July 17, 2017

The Petersen Automotive Museum has debuted a year-long exhibition celebrating lowrider culture called The High Art of Riding Low: Raflas, Corazon e Inspiracion. Get all the latest auto industry news in the Executive Briefing. 

 

 

Today’s headlines:

+   At the Garden Theater on Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Honda introduced the 10th-generation 2018 Accord, to be built at the company’s Marysville, Ohio plant. More at the Detroit Free Press. 

+   The British government secured a $310 million investment from Toyota for its Burnaston plant with a private letter assuring the carmaker of post-Brexit arrangements. More at Reuters. 

+   The first vehicle from Volvo’s Polestar performance division, now a stand-alone brand, could be a 600-horsepower coupe with a gasoline/electric hybrid powertrain. More at UK Autocar. 

+   Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel cut short the first test of Formula 1’s new driver-protection shield system after reporting that the cockpit screen made him feel dizzy. More at Sky Sports. 

+   Honda is recalling 1.million Accords from the 2013 through 2016 model years to correct a battery state-of-charge sensor defect that could result in a vehicle fire. More at USA Today. 

+   The German transport ministry is denying media reports that the government’s pending emissions standards are  “unambitious,” the German magazine Der Spiegel reported. More at Automotive News Europe. 

+   General Motors has introduced to the U.S market a five-door hatchback version of the Chevrolet Cruze sedan, a popular model in Europe not offered here until now. More at The Detroit News. 

+   The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles has debuted a year-long exhibition that celebrates Southern California’s low rider cars and culture. More at Classic Cars.com.

+   Polish fans of Tom Hanks, who is said to be an admirer of the Fiat 126, have presented the Oscar-winning actor with a customized, Polish-built 1974 model. More at Motor Trend. 

+   Kyle Busch, the most successful driver in Xfinity series history with 89 victories, says he will retire from the NASCAR junior series when he achieves 100 wins. More at Motorsport.com. 

Review the previous Executive Briefing from July 14 here.  

Photo courtesy of the Petersen Automotive Museum. 

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3 thoughts on “MCG Executive Briefing for July 17, 2017

  1. What a sad pathetic looking Chevrolet. Poor thing because they are such good looking cars when stock and restored properly.

  2. I appreciate the the lowriders are saving old cars from the boneyard. I don’t want any of their creations, but they are doing god’s work.

    • Andy, I believe cars are works of art and for someone to have the nerve to customize over another artist or stylist is the wrong thing to do. Imagine someone buying a painting and going home and redoing it. If these customizers think they are so talented then they should be building their own cars from scratch. A good example would be Steve Moal who builds his cars from the ground up himself.
      Customizing over a original car is not saving a car at all, but it is defamation of the original stylist work.

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