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Sonic President Scott Smith named CEO

12:10 pm U.S. ET | July 27, 2015 | UPDATED: 7/28/15 12:17 pm ET - adds statement
Sonic Automotive is shuffling some executive positions, naming its co-founder Scott Smith to the post of CEO, effective immediately, the company said in a statement today.

Honda's Accavitti leaves top post at Acura

5:45 pm U.S. ET | July 27, 2015 | UPDATED: 7/27/15 6:18 pm ET - adds details
Mike Accavitti, vice president and general manager of Acura, has abruptly left the company and has been replaced by Jon Ikeda, American Honda Motor said.

The Big 3

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
Auto industry titan and racing mogul Roger Penske, right, was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame last week, along with longtime Ferrari boss...

Why Hall-of-Famer Penske did not succeed Iacocca

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015
Roger Penske, who was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame last week, nearly replaced Lee Iacocca as chairman of Chrysler Corp. in 1991.

Barra pressed for cost cuts, other moves to help GM hit China target

6:29 am U.S. ET | July 24, 2015
GM Chief Executive Mary Barra has been pushing executives in China since the first signs of trouble in the market early this year to find ways to hit...

Betts, ex-Chrysler quality chief, joins Apple

9:43 pm U.S. ET | July 20, 2015
Doug Betts, the former head of global quality at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and an expert in auto manufacturing, has joined Apple, according to the...

Marchionne: There are believers, but critics miss the point

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2015
Not all auto executives have dismissed Sergio Marchionne's case for industry consolidation as a desperate ploy to preserve Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

Hachigo holding out for a Civic Type R

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2015
When Takahiro Hachigo returned to Japan in March after years overseas to be Honda's new CEO, he didn't rush out to buy a new car.

Ford, ex-exec in trade secrets fight

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 19, 2015
Versata Software is suing Ford for $1 billion, accusing the automaker of stealing its trade secrets to create a copycat version of a program used to...

Former GM researcher, auto safety expert Donald Friedman dies at 88

1:14 pm U.S. ET | July 17, 2015
Donald Friedman, a former General Motors researcher and auto safety consultant, died last month in Southern California. He was 88.

Friedman to leave NHTSA after serving as interim boss

12:25 pm U.S. ET | July 17, 2015
David Friedman, deputy administrator of NHTSA and its interim leader during the 2014 General Motors recall crisis, is leaving his position, the...

Ghosn pledges to boost Nissan's Japan production

7:20 am U.S. ET | July 16, 2015
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn credited the Japanese government for bringing the yen to export-friendly levels and pledged to boost domestic production in...

Nationwide car-shopping site adds finance, insurance

11:30 am U.S. ET | July 15, 2015
Nationwide Insurance launched an online service that enables consumers to research, shop for, finance and insure a car online, joining an...

Honda's car-less CEO holding out for dream wheels -- the Civic Type R

7:02 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2015
When Takahiro Hachigo returned to Japan in March after years overseas to be the new CEO of Honda, he didn't rush out to buy a new car, Honda brand or...

Dana names IAC's Kamsickas as new CEO; Steve Miller takes helm of IAC

9:45 am U.S. ET | July 13, 2015
Jim Kamsickas, the CEO of International Automotive Components Group, is leaving his company to become CEO of Dana Holding Corp.

CEO Hachigo taking Honda back to basics

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13, 2015
Honda's new CEO, aiming to reboot the ailing automaker, plans to rekindle development of more exciting cars, steer clear of numerical targets and...

The one man who could make Piech snap to attention

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13, 2015
It seems fitting that Ferdinand Piech and legendary designer Giorgetto Giugiaro would retire in the same year.

BRADFORD WERNLE

Like the others, Nardelli learned the hard way -- or did he?

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13, 2015
I wouldn't be recalling these events had Bob Nardelli not attempted to rewrite history last week in a LinkedIn blog titled "What I Learned Leading a...

VW interim chairman to stay on, hunt for Piech successor continues, report says

9:59 am U.S. ET | July 12, 2015
Volkswagen AG is still looking for a successor to former chairman Ferdinand Piech, meaning the interim holder of the position, Berthold Huber, is...

Toyota Financial CEO, CFO take on added duties

12:28 pm U.S. ET | July 10, 2015
Toyota Financial Services added expanded global roles for Mike Groff, president and CEO, and Chris Ballinger, senior vice president and CFO.

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