Jaguar Land Rover’s Speth: Keeping pace with EV demand

Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth has the British automaker growing at a record pace, but he wants to make sure the company always puts profits ahead of volume. Speth outlines the next steps in JLR's model and plant expansion.

Ford's Fields: 'Getting ahead' of industry changes

Amid skepticism on Wall Street, CEO Mark Fields aims to prove that Ford is in much better shape to withstand a downturn in the market.

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Mazda's Kogai: New product, pricing drive move upmarket

CEO Masamichi Kogai is piloting Mazda Motor Corp. through a massive transition more befitting automakers double its size. It starts with a diversification of drivetrains to meet more stringent emissions rules. A diesel engine finally arrives in the U.S. with the redesigned CX-5 crossover next year.

GM's Barra focusing on profits and technology leadership

When Mary Barra faced a massive recall crisis as General Motors' new CEO, she implored employees to never forget the errors of GM's past. Now Barra is trying to position GM to lead the industry in a future of electric vehicles, car sharing and self-driving technology.

NISSAN'S GHOSN: CEO already plotting next targets

Carlos Ghosn is five months from the conclusion of his multiyear Power 88 business plan, with its targets for increased profitability and bigger market share. He now has to decide what his next targets will be.

Honda's Hachigo: Betting on stable market

Hachigo's mantra is to prioritize quality and innovation over volume. He says Honda will unleash an onslaught of electrified vehicles and is preparing for new mobility businesses.

Zetsche: Daimler understands China better now

Mercedes-Benz is speeding toward a future defined by autonomous vehicles, car sharing, connectivity and electric vehicles. Indeed, Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche says all that will upend the industry's traditional ways of doing business. But how will Daimler, parent company of Mercedes, and the rest of the industry get there?

Samuelsson: Volvo won't rest on its laurels

Hakan Samuelsson is leading a company where things are arguably going very, very well. Volvo Cars' year-on-year global sales have increased 16 months in a row. That's driven largely by the XC90. But Samuelsson is not resting on the crossover's laurels.

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