Like a lot of other car company honchos, former Lexus and Toyota executive Dave Illingworth wanted to become a dealer. So in the thick of the recession he opened Toyota of Warsaw, a new store in Warsaw, Ind., population 13,500.
Officially, Jim Farley, Ford Motor Co.'s executive vice president of global marketing, sales and service, will add the title of global leader of Lincoln to his already long list of responsibilities. But now he'll get a major assist from veteran marketer Matt VanDyke.
American Suzuki Motor’s automotive run in the United States began in 1985 with its Samurai subcompact SUV. And although the Samurai was a smash hit out of the gate, subsequent bad press and legal snarls derailed the brand permanently.
A former GM engineer and her husband stole trade secrets related to hybrid car technology from the automaker to use in developing such vehicles in China, a federal prosecutor said at the beginning of trial.
Can Democrats and Republicans find some common ground behind the wheel? A survey by totalcarscore.com, a Web site that does car reviews, product comparisons and automotive research, suggests a relationship between the type of vehicles people drive and how they’ll vote on Tuesday.
Following the signing of a deal on Monday to sell PSA's 75 percent stake in Gefco to Russian Railways for 800 million euros ($1.03 billion), the carmaker's CEO Phillipe Varin said the company was not planning any further asset sales.
Renault and UK sports car maker Caterham Group will form a joint venture to develop sports cars and plan to launch one model each within four years. The deal will revive Renault's Alpine sports car brand, which ceased production in the 1990s.
Toyota researchers estimate Japanese automakers are unlikely to fully restore Chinese production before July because of consumer backlash stemming from a territorial dispute between the two countries, according to a document obtained by Bloomberg News.
Hyundai and Kia built their reputations with high-mpg vehicles in the past few years. But much of that marketing sparkle went poof last week. The EPA forced the two companies to scale back inflated mpg ratings on 900,000 vehicles in the 2011-13 model years.
Alan Mulally will stay Ford Motor Co. CEO at least through 2014. Joe Hinrichs (pictured) will return from the Asia Pacific Africa region to head Ford's business in the Americas. Oh, yeah, and Mark Fields is Ford's COO. The shuffle makes Fields the undisputed top candidate to replace Mulally, 67.
It's hard to miss the contrast between U.S. and European auto sales. They are polar opposites these days. And the trend lines for both auto industries are accelerating -- away from each other Jesse Snyder is senior writer at Automotive News.
GM is spending more than $5 billion to transform its dealership network. But not all of that cash is going toward shiny tile and silver exterior cladding. The way the money is flowing from GM's Essential Brand Elements program has triggered side effects.
Propelled by its thriving North American operations and strong worldwide pricing, Ford Motor Co. racked up record pretax profits in the third quarter even though its share dropped in several key markets.
Stout pricing and rising volumes in North America are propping up General Motors' bottom line. Last week, GM posted a $1.48 billion third-quarter net profit, as strength in North America continued to blunt Europe's impact on its bottom line.
In the six years that software entrepreneur Bob Brockman has owned Reynolds and Reynolds, car dealers have seen a steady cadence of new software to help run their businesses, even though fewer dealers are buying it.
When auto dealers on New York's Long Island and in the boroughs of Brooklyn, Staten Island and Manhattan learned that Sandy was approaching, they faced an alarming challenge: lack of vehicle storage space on higher ground.
The auto industry is only beginning to tally its share of the damage caused by last week's terrible hurricane, which wreaked havoc and created unbearable situations for people up and down the East Coast.