MCG Executive Briefing for October 9, 2017

This 2007 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake Mustang will be auctioned by Barrett-Jackson to benefit first responders to the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas. Get all the latest auto industry news in the Executive Briefing.  



Today’s headlines

+   Japan’s Denso Corporation will invest $1 billion in expanding its Marysville, Tennessee plant to manufacture components for electrified, connected, and self-driving cars. More at The Detroit News. 

+   Renault is adapting its Valladolid, Spain engine plant, the company’s largest, to build more gasoline powerplants as European customers shift away from diesels. More at Automotive News Europe. 

+   Toyota has laid plans to built the next-generation Auris hatchback at its Burnaston plant in central England, betting that the government will negotiate a transitional Brexit deal. More at Reuters. 

 While the 2018 Verizon IndyCar schedule has not yet been released, reports are that the Portland, Oregon road course could replace Watkins Glen next year. More at Racer. 

+   Tesla will delay the debut of its electric big rig to focus on production snags with the Tesla 3 and assist in the rebuilding of Puerto Rico’s devastated power grid, said CEO Elon Musk. More at Autoblog. 

+   Mitsubishi is recalling 66,001 Lancer models from the 2004-2006 model years for a second time to again replace their defective Takata airbag inflators. More at MLive. 

+   Global automakers including Ford, GM, and Volkswagen took to social media to voice their support for women in Saudi Arabia, who were recently granted driving rights. More at the Detroit Free Press. 

 According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 37,461 people were killed on U.S. roads in 2016, an increase of 5.6 percent over the previous year. More at Motor Trend. 

 A 2007 Ford Shelby Super Snake from the collection of Barrett-Jackson president Steve Davis will be auctioned to benefit first responders to the recent shooting in Las Vegas. More at Classic

+   David Reynolds and Luke Youlden were victorious in Australia’s historic Bathurst 1000, driving a Holden SV for Erubus Motorsport in treacherous weather conditions. More at 

Review the previous Executive Briefing from October 6 here. 

Photo courtesy of Barrett-Jackson.  

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3 thoughts on “MCG Executive Briefing for October 9, 2017

  1. > Tesla will delay the debut of its electric big rig…

    I’m sure it’s for the reasons stated and not because Elon’s mouth was bigger than his brain, as was the case with the Model 3 and Model X.

    > an increase of 5.6 percent over the previous year

    They should have a switch that switches off the airbags when the cell phone is receiving.

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