In Detroit, the car manufacturers advertise currently with their latest models. However, many companies - also in Germany - to look uncertain this year. How reliable is the USA as a trading partner?
The car industry in the United States is happy about the record-sales figures, however, show uncertainty hangs with the Detroit in the air. Analysts expect that this year the Numbers will fall.
Ford boss Jim Hackett tried in optimism: "I think the car business will be solid. The economy has generally signs that trigger discomfort. But there is no sign of a recession." Ford himself has plenty of sites: The group is struggling with its business in Europe, should help a restructuring program that is expected to cost several Thousand.
General Motors has separated from a European business to Opel already. The company wants to close despite the good Figures, more factories in the United States. Added to this are Worries about China, where fewer cars are purchased.