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Ford's Hinrichs wants better quality, smooth launches

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2014
Ford is launching 16 new vehicles in North America this year, which Ford says is the busiest and most ambitious launch schedule in its history.... Read More »
JOE EBERHARDT, PRESIDENT, JAGUAR LAND ROVER NORTH AMERICA

Jaguar Land Rover to revise dealer incentive program

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2014 | UPDATED: 5/20/14 4:33 pm ET -- corrected
Jaguar Land Rover North America will work this year to revamp its variable margin -- the incentives dealers receive on top of the standard margin -- in an effort to improve customer satisfaction, says Joe...... Read More »
LUDWIG WILLISCH, CEO, BMW OF NORTH AMERICA

Electric drive is key to putting BMW on top in U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2014
In five years, BMW will be the biggest luxury brand, be known for its electric mobility and have top-rated customer service, says Ludwig Willisch,...... Read More »

Q&A: TALK FROM THE TOP

Volvo sets sights on U.S. with product onslaught

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2014
With new engines, new technologies and new vehicles, Volvo Cars of North America wants to have 1 percent of the U.S. automotive market in five years.... Read More »

MICHAEL BARTSCH, VICE PRESIDENT, INFINITI AMERICAS

Infiniti's U.S. boss gets new products, positioning

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2014
Michael Bartsch left as COO of Porsche Cars North America to become vice president for Infiniti Americas less than a year ago.... Read More »

STEVE CANNON, CEO, MERCEDES-BENZ USA

Cannon: 'Amazing product' drives Mercedes' sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2014
Mercedes-Benz USA is likely to set a sales record this year as growth for luxury brands continues to exceed that of the mass market, said Steve...... Read More »

TOM DOLL, PRESIDENT, SUBARU OF AMERICA

Record-setting Subaru aims to be top 10 'in everything'

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2014
Subaru of America Inc.... Read More »

JOSE MUNOZ, CHAIRMAN, NISSAN NORTH AMERICA

Nissan brand is prospering, but Munoz wants more

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2014
Nissan brand's U.S.... Read More »

OSAMU MASUKO, PRESIDENT, MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORP.

Mitsubishi chief: Automaker's growth starts now

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2013
President Osamu Masuko has led a rebounding Mitsubishi Motors Corp. to record net income after years of restructuring.... Read More »

CARLOS GHOSN, CEO, NISSAN MOTOR CO.

Ghosn: Nissan must raise the bar for design, quality

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
CEO Carlos Ghosn is pushing hard to meet targets he set for Nissan Motor Co.... Read More »

TAKANOBU ITO, CEO, HONDA MOTOR CO.

Honda aims for record sales, return to its sporty roots

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2013
Honda Motor Co. CEO Takanobu Ito has positioned the company for a big increase in sales and a return to its performance engineering roots.... Read More »

MASAMICHI KOGAI, CEO, MAZDA MOTOR CORP.

Mazda's back in the black, targets 400,000 U.S. sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2013
When Masamichi Kogai, 59, took over as Mazda's CEO in June, he inherited a company that had just recorded its first annual profit in five years.... Read More »

YASUYUKI YOSHINAGA, PRESIDENT, FUJI HEAVY INDUSTRIES

Subaru brand boss plans for growth in U.S. sales, service

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
Subaru brand boss Yasuyuki Yoshinaga is determined to ensure his company can cope with its sales explosion.... Read More »

RUPERT STADLER, AUDI CHAIRMAN

Audi chief prefers steady growth to profit-cutting spiffs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2013
Audi has slowly but steadily improved its U.S.... Read More »

HAKAN SAMUELSSON, CEO, VOLVO

Volvo plans new cars, better styling, 'clever solutions'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2013
Hakan Samuelsson had been a Volvo board member and a trucking executive when he became Volvo's CEO in October 2012, taking over a company with...... Read More »

AKIO TOYODA, PRESIDENT, TOYOTA MOTOR CORP.

Toyota's new offensive's goal: Improvement, not sheer volume

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2013
President Akio Toyoda says Toyota Motor Corp.... Read More »

TALK FROM THE TOP: JIM LENTZ, CEO, NORTH AMERICA REGION, TOYOTA MOTOR CORP.

Toyota streamlines decision-making for North America

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 20, 2013
Toyota President Akio Toyoda restructured the company's management this year to give more authority and autonomy to local regions.... Read More »

TALK FROM THE TOP: LUDWIG WILLISCH, CEO, BMW OF NORTH AMERICA

BMW counts on new models to keep luxury sales crown

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 20, 2013
Mercedes-Benz led the U.S. luxury-brand sales race through April of 2013, but BMW of North America CEO Ludwig Willisch expects BMW to repeat as No.... Read More »

TALK FROM THE TOP: MARK REUSS, NORTH AMERICAN PRESIDENT, GENERAL MOTORS

GM seeks clean launch, regular updates for pickups

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 20, 2013
Mark Reuss, president of General Motors North America, says GM is staying vigilant on the June launch of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra...... Read More »

TALK FROM THE TOP: JOE HINRICHS, PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAS, FORD MOTOR CO.

Hinrichs: Quality is 'of the highest priority' at Ford

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 20, 2013
After three frenetic years overseeing Ford's ambitious Asia Pacific expansion plans, including the construction of nine plants, Joe Hinrichs returned...... Read More »

TALK FROM THE TOP: SCOTT KEOGH

Audi's tight supply, fast turn rate lift dealer profitability

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 6, 2013
Audi of America President Scott Keogh is presiding over a brand with momentum, with U.S.... Read More »

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