While most of Europe is in an automotive meltdown, it looks like somebody forgot to tell the British there’s a financial crisis going on. Sales of new vehicles in the UK have gone up for the last three months! The private owner that holds the majority of Formula One stock, CVC Capital Partners, wants to issue an IPO to raise 2 billion dollars. Hybrid buyers are not returning for second helpings. The loyalty rate for gasoline-electric vehicles is very low. All that and more, plus a review of the new Fiat 500 Abarth.