From Tail Fins to Hybrids: How Detroit Lost Its Dominance of the U. S. Auto Market

From Tail Fins to Hybrids: How Detroit Lost Its Dominance of the U. S. Auto Market

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This article explores the decline of the Detroit Three (Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors). The author identifies three distinct phases of the decline Ai the mid-1950s to 1980, 1980 to 1996, and 1996 to 2008 Ai culminating in the bankruptcies of Chrysler and General Motors in 2009. In showing how the U.S. auto industry has evolved since the mid-1950s, this article provides a historical frame of reference for the ongoing debate about the future of this industry. Tables and graphs.20A set of stricter fuel efficiency regulations, CAFE II, was passed by Congress in December 2007. It established a new fleet ... In 1989, its family sedan, the Honda Accord, became the best-selling car in the United States. 29According to myanbsp;...


Title:From Tail Fins to Hybrids: How Detroit Lost Its Dominance of the U. S. Auto Market
Author: Thomas H. Klier
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 2010-01
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