Uh oh. Looks like Bob "Hamburgler" Lutz has doffed his corporate-communications tracking device again and grabbed for the megaphone. Lately, on his Fastlane Blog, Lutz mouthed off on how Japanese automakers might loophole through proposed tougher CAFE standards. He said that increasing such standards by four percent per year would pack and ship the truck and SUV market to Japanese manufacturers, who, he says, "have earned years of accumulated credits from their fleets of formerly very small cars." Trouble is, as Farago points out from his TTAC soapbox, that's about as correct as an arithmetic problem summing to monkeybrains. Farago, of course, has some opinions on why The General's generals would let Lutz rule. Here's a hint, it has nothing to do with sliders.
General Motors Death Watch 105: Bob Lutz Screws the Pooch [The Truth About Cars]