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VW's top board group backs Winterkorn as 'best possible' CEO

6:39 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2015 | UPDATED: 4/17/15 8:57 am ET - adds analyst comment
Volkswagen AG's supervisory board leadership panel backed CEO Martin Winterkorn, defusing a power struggle with Chairman Ferdinand Piech in saying Winterkorn is the "best possible" chief executive for the...... Read More »

Frank Audette, longtime Detroit area Cadillac dealer, dead at 90

3:28 pm U.S. ET | April 16, 2015
Frank Audette, the creator of the Troy Motor Mall and founder of the former Audette Cadillac dealership in suburban Detroit, died April 10. He was 90.... Read More »

Fiat goes Dutch with first annual investor meeting in Amsterdam

6:38 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2015
After a century of meeting in Italy, Fiat shareholders convened today in Amsterdam, swapping the company's Lingotto factory with its rooftop...... Read More »

Marchionne will show data supporting industry need for consolidation

11:51 am U.S. ET | April 15, 2015
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne says he will produce data to back up his ongoing calls for consolidation in the auto industry.... Read More »

Turmoil pushes Porsche chief to forefront of potential CEO race at VW

11:14 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2015
A rift between Volkswagen AG's two most senior executives threatens to create a power vacuum that's set to hasten the search for a new leader.... Read More »

NEWS ANALYSIS

Marchionne wants to complete mega deal before stepping down, report says

11:32 am U.S. ET | April 13, 2015
Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne is hoping for a big deal, possibly in the United States, to plug the carmaker's weaknesses and cement his legacy...... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler's Elkann sees more consolidation in auto industry

2:13 pm U.S. ET | April 13, 2015
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Chairman John Elkann sees the need for more combinations in the auto industry and expects consolidation to continue.... Read More »

Kia's new bosses have a tough act to follow

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13, 2015
The departure of Kia's top U.S. executive, Byung Mo Ahn, marks a pivotal moment for a brand that has enjoyed unprecedented growth and stability.... Read More »

Automotive News adds 3 editorial staffers

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13, 2015
Automotive News has expanded its editorial staff with the addition of two reporters and a senior data researcher.... Read More »

Smart CEO to speak at Europe Congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13, 2015
Smart CEO Annette Winkler, the first woman to lead an automotive brand in Europe, will speak at the Automotive News Europe Congress on June 10 in...... Read More »

Wolfgang Porsche backs VW chief Winterkorn after Piech's criticism

9:49 am U.S. ET | April 12, 2015
VW board member Wolfgang Porsche threw his support behind Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn two days after his cousin and VW Chairman Ferdinand Piech...... Read More »

VW in full-blown crisis as Winterkorn pledges to fight for job

8:15 am U.S. ET | April 11, 2015
Volkswagen has plunged into a full-blown leadership crisis after CEO Martin Winterkorn let it be known on Saturday he will fight for his job even...... Read More »

GM appoints new treasurer, CFO for international operations

12:46 pm U.S. ET | April 10, 2015
GM named Dhivya Suryadevara vice president of finance and treasurer, effective July 1.... Read More »

BMW's new tech chief ready to tackle shifting consumer demands

12:15 am U.S. ET | April 10, 2015
Klaus Froehlich's recent promotion to BMW Group r&d chief comes as the automaker shakes up its powertrain and platform lineups.... Read More »

Kia's top U.S. exec leaves posts in shake-up; Sprague promoted to COO

11:00 am U.S. ET | April 8, 2015
In a shake-up at Hyundai-Kia, Byung Mo Ahn, group vice chairman and CEO of Kia Motors America and Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, will leave those...... Read More »

JASON STEIN

Maroone's guiding rule: Set yourself apart

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6, 2015
Mike Maroone -- retailer, visionary and, as of last Wednesday, retired AutoNation Inc.... Read More »

EPIPHANY UNDER PRESSURE

Congressional grilling was Akio Toyoda's defining moment

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6, 2015
Akio Toyoda's moment of self-discovery came on what could have been the worst day of his life, sitting before a U.S.... Read More »

Aston Martin's Palmer to address congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6, 2015
Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer, who took over at the luxury sports car maker in September after holding one of Nissan's top global jobs, will speak at...... Read More »

Who's Toyota CEO? Isn't it obvious?

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6, 2015
During a meeting for individual investors in Japan, Toyota showed a video of man-on-the-street footage asking regular Japanese whether they could...... Read More »

Hamp, Toyota's first female senior exec, says building trust is top priority

12:15 pm U.S. ET | April 3, 2015
Julie Hamp this week became Toyota's first female senior executive, overseeing global communications from Toyota City.... Read More »

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