Weekly Auto News Roundup
July 3: GM - Nissan alliance, JD Power APEAL, friendly oil execs and the Dodge Challenger
GM, Nissan get first dance
Maybe such a partnership would improve GM’s ranking in the JD Power APEAL study. Released last week, the report measures performance, execution and layout based on survey responses from 63,000 consumers after 90 days of ownership. Top performers include Porsche, BMW and Lexus. Lincoln came in at 11th, and was the highest ranking domestic nameplate. Cars at the top of their segments included the Suzuki Aerio for subcompact, the Porsche Cayman for premium sporty car, the Lexus IS for entry premium, the Ford Fusion for midsize and the Honda Ridgeline for midsize pickup. The Nissan Titan took first in the large truck category.