Auto News for Feb. 20

 

 Some analysts believe we may hear as early as this week whether GM will sell off Opel and its European operations to PSA, or Peugeot/Citroen. The deal has been valued at $2 billion. An interesting headline in all this from Automotive News: “What’s in it for PSA? Analysts aren’t sure.” Stay tuned, this could get very interesting.

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 Which car has done the most to revolutionize the world of motoring? From Ford Model T to Tesla Model S, Autocar is giving its readers the chance to have their say. One of the world’s oldest auto magazine’s writers have narrowed the list down to 39 models such as the 1957 Fiat 500 with its two cylinder engine and the 1970 Range Rover which the magazine said showed that luxury and off road competence can go hand in hand. A 1941 Willys, the 1989 Lexus LS400 and the 2006 Audi R8 are also included. The winner will be announced in May. .

 Thinking about advertising your car for sale? A new study concludes that you should consider asking a woman to take the pictures. The car trading site, Wizzle, said pictures taken my women are consistently better than those taken by men. Why? Although there are countless scientific studies of how men and women see the physical world differently Wizzle believes the explanation is simple. “Women typically like to take more interesting photographs than men,” it said. So there.

 

 

 

 

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