High automotive tales of 2019
Fiat Chrysler Vehicles lastly discovered a associate, although not earlier than Sergio Marchionne’s premature loss of life. And never earlier than backing out of 1 engagement and discovering a special associate as a substitute.
Nonetheless not sufficient drama for you? Basic Motors supplied a serious plot twist, claiming Marchionne was the puppetmaster in a decadelong bribery scheme to purchase off UAW officers.
Talking of the UAW — the place can we begin? Its president resigned, it went on strike for greater than a month, and its headquarters caught fireplace. This yr’s contract negotiations, which lastly wrapped up simply weeks earlier than Christmas, weren’t simple, they usually undoubtedly weren’t boring, both.
These are simply a number of the tales chosen by the Automotive Information employees as the largest of 2019. The highest story of 2018, Carlos Ghosn’s downfall, continued to play out slightly farther down on this yr’s record. President Donald Trump made our record twice, however one other Twitter-happy billionaire, Elon Musk, did not make the reduce even as soon as — regardless of…