The United States will gradually scrap auto tariffs on Japanese vehicles under a Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact after the two countries agreed on a deal that will allow Tokyo to take part in talks on the Asia-Pacific trade agreement.
Nissan Motor Co. today named Fred Diaz, head of Chrysler Group's Ram brand and Mexico operations, divisional vice president of Nissan Division sales and marketing. Diaz, 47, becomes the first Chrysler Group brand-level executive to voluntarily leave since the automaker was taken over by Fiat S.p.A.
The free-trade proposal that’s on the table between Japan and the United States and other countries has been a flash point because Japan’s critics have grave doubts that the Japanese government will allow American cars to sell there unencumbered.
Cadillac chief Bob Ferguson is expanding and shuffling his executive team to speed the luxury brand's international growth. Don Butler, head of U.S. marketing since March 2010, has been reassigned as vice president of global strategic development for Cadillac, a newly created position.
A General Motors powertrain plant in the Detroit suburb of Romulus, Mich., was evacuated for a short time this morning after a worker threatened to shoot himself with what turned out to be a starter pistol.
Turkish vehicle production fell 2.4 percent to 99,819 units in February, the Automotive Manufacturers Association (OSD) said on Thursday. Fiat, Renault, Ford, Toyota and Hyundai are among the automakers with vehicle assembly plants in the country.