25 Ways to Jump-Start the Auto Industry

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25 Ways to Jump-Start the Auto Industry

By: Fast Company staff     Tue Mar 10, 2009 at 1:00 PM

Courtesy: Lauren Fix

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22. Think Globally, Act Nimbly

Lauren Fix, editor-in-chief of CarZen.com, CNN correspondent, and author of three automotive books

“One of the biggest problems is not getting the product to market quickly enough, and the only way to do that is to use world platforms. Ford is just starting to figure that out: If the Audeo sells well in Australia and New Zealand, bring it over here. That’ll save them a ton of money across the world, rather than saying of each car, ‘This is just for Japan’ or ‘This is just for the U.S. market.’ Look at Toyota, Kia, Honda, Audi–they’re all incredibly nimble.”

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