“As Detroit automakers look to increase their global portfolios, Fortune Magazine is betting on seven cars to play a major role in saving the Motor City,” MLive’s Michael Wayland reported today.
Fortune Magazine released a list of “7 cars that will save Detroit.” Their picks share in common a global appeal in markets all over the world where big gas guzzlers aren’t in high demand. Globally viable, efficient cars is the direction Detroit auto manufacturing should go in 21st century.
The report supposes; “The demands of growing international markets and the requirements of global platforms will speed the obsolescence of Detroit’s car lines. Vehicles that are too big, too thirsty, or otherwise ill-adapted for driving outside North America will face a higher hurdle to justify their survival.”
Among the 7 so-called saviors, only one is an SUV - the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The rest are smaller cars like the Chevy Cruze, one of the most popular cars in America.