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A new Suzuki leader for a new era

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2015
Toshihiro Suzuki, tapped June 30 as president of Suzuki Motor Corp., is a different leader for a different era. A wallflower next to his father Osamu, Toshihiro says he has no intention of sitting as long at the helm as the chairman CEO.
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Did Piech's prodding revive Alfa?

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2015
So now that the Alfa Romeo plan is more fully hatched and the strategy is clear -- horsepower and hair-raising versions come first, and mainstream models follow -- here's a nagging question: Do we have Ferdinand Piech to thank for all of this?
HANS GREIMEL

Toyota must keep on pushing for diversity

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2015
Toyota derives three-quarters of its sales from overseas. About 80 percent of its 338,875 employees are outside Japan.

THE SUPPLIER SPEAKS: GUILLAUME DEVAUCHELLE, HEAD OF INNOVATION, VALEO

'Everything will be different' with self-driving tech

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2015
Autonomous driving will become Valeo's main growth driver by 2020, says Guillaume Devauchelle, who is head of innovation at the French supplier.

THE SUPPLIER SPEAKS: TADASHI ARASHIMA, PRESIDENT, TOYODA GOSEI CO.

Toyoda Gosei 'on track' to loosening Toyota ties

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2015
Toyoda Gosei President Tadashi Arashima says his company is on track to reducing its dependence on Toyota Motor Corp.

Legendary car designer Giugiaro quits company that bears his name

12:42 pm U.S. ET | July 2, 2015
Legendary car designer Giorgetto Giugiaro, whose work includes the original VW Golf and first Fiat Panda, has resigned from Italdesign Giugiaro, the...

Toyota's top female executive, Hamp, steps down after arrest in Japan

4:34 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2015
Toyota said Julie Hamp, its first female managing officer, had resigned following her arrest last month on suspicion of illegally importing the...

Suzuki patriarch appoints son as president and likely successor

5:50 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2015
Osamu Suzuki, the outspoken patriarch of Suzuki Motor, positioned his son Toshihiro as his successor, appointing him president and COO of the...

Philip Benton, former Ford president, dies at 86

3:51 pm U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Philip Benton Jr., former president of Ford, died at his home in Massachusetts on June 14. He was 86.

Bill Ford to receive award from Steven Spielberg

1:15 pm U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford will receive the Ambassador for Humanity Award from the USC Shoah Foundation at the organization's gala on Sept. 10.

Car guy Lutz still has the vision for flying high

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Bob Lutz, the former General Motors product development chief who turned 83 in February and is getting married this summer, is still involved with...

LE QUEMENT'S LANDMARKS

Sparks flew when French designer and Bob Lutz met - and when they collaborated

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2015
When it came to matters of taste and vehicle styling Patrick le Quement never could hold his tongue.

Former Ford ad exec Gerry Donnelly dies at 67

11:47 am U.S. ET | June 26, 2015
Gerry Donnelly, a longtime advertising executive for the Ford, Lincoln and Mercury brands, died Saturday, June 13, in Florida. He was 67.

Takata cuts CEO's pay in wake of airbag crisis

6:57 am U.S. ET | June 26, 2015
Takata CEO Shigehisa Takada earned less than 100 million yen ($810,373) in the business year ended in March, or less than half of the 206 million yen...

Toyoda earned $2.84 million last year after bonus doubles

7:47 am U.S. ET | June 24, 2015
Toyota President Akio Toyoda earned 352 million yen ($2.

Toyota HQ raided by police over executive's arrest, report says

10:28 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2015
Toyota's headquarters was raided by police over the arrest of the company's new communications chief, Julie Hamp, for the alleged illegal import of...

Kerkorian kept the pressure on Detroit 3

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2015
Kirk Kerkorian, who died last week, never quite managed to close the blockbuster deals he chased in Detroit.

Bumps in Toyota's road to diversity

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2015
Stumbles with two high-profile foreign executives at Toyota cast a pall over what had been a bold move forward in the internationalization of the...

Constant merger talk is testing faith in Marchionne

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2015
The constant drumbeat of stories about efforts by Sergio Marchionne to provoke a merger with General Motors is testing the faith of the dealers,...

JESSE SNYDER

'Car guy' passion is universal

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2015
I have always been impressed at how the auto industry is full of people with passion. I don't mean folks who like their jobs.

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