A FAREWELL FIRESIDE CHAT
Automotive News World Congress
This year's Automotive News World Congress featured bullish economic forecasts, stern warnings from a top retailer and a conversation with a retiring CEO. At left: Automotive News Editor-in-Chief Keith Crain has a one-to-one with GM's Dan Akerson.
 

 

 

UAW's King clings to hope for VW victory

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Bob King admits he was overly optimistic early in his four-year term as UAW president when he predicted the union would be able to organize at least one of the foreign-owned...... Read More »

Buyers want to click, and kick, the tires

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Dealers and consumers increasingly will shop for and buy vehicles using digital platforms, but brick-and-mortar dealerships and auto auctions are here to stay, says Sandy...... Read More »

AutoNation CEO Jackson: Dealer lots are too full

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Mike Jackson says 2014 is shaping up as a test of automakers' discipline in coming to grips with a slower-growing market.... Read More »

Akerson: Hectic days, proud moments

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Newly retired General Motors CEO Dan Akerson had been on an informal farewell tour before his departure last week, highlighting the strides GM made...... Read More »

Supplier sees a path to 54.5 mpg without EVs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
The secret to achieving strict new federal fuel economy standards may turn out to be the internal combustion engine.... Read More »

Ford COO expects millennials to fuel era of auto growth

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Driven by the rise of the millennial generation and a global growth boom, the auto industry is in the midst of a new golden age, Mark Fields, Ford...... Read More »

Marketers agree: Digital now runs the show

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Marketing executives from the automotive and tech world agree: Digital is now in the driver's seat.... Read More »

Scrapping cycle points to 2 years of strong sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Want to know how many new vehicles will be sold this year? Take a look at the scrap heap.... Read More »

Subaru wants dealers to boost service capacity

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Subaru of America's sales will grow at a more moderate rate for the next few years as it focuses on customer service and dealership capacity,...... Read More »

Toyota aims for bulletproof fuel cell tech

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Toyota is leaving nothing to chance as it plunges into sales of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles next year, says Bob Carter, senior vice president of...... Read More »

Volvo CEO is eager to bring China-built vehicles to America

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
The first Chinese-produced cars coming to the United States may wear Volvo badges, and the S60 sedan could lead the charge.... Read More »

BorgWarner trophies awarded to Indy 500 winner Tony Kanaan, team owners Jimmy Vasser and Kevin Kalkhoven

3:31 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2014
Tony Kanaan, winner of the 2013 Indianapolis 500, was presented with the BorgWarner Championship Driver's Trophy on Wednesday night at the Automotive...... Read More »

Akerson reflects on his beginning, tenure and legacy at GM

6:36 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
General Motors' departing CEO Dan Akerson says his successor faces tougher pressure than he ever did as the first woman to lead a major automaker,...... Read More »

VW, Daimler brave European downturn to offer top shareholder value

7:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
Despite the malaise in the European car market, two German automakers and a French supplier have recently delivered the most value to shareholders of...... Read More »

Facebook exec says network has untapped potential to influence car shoppers

3:56 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
There's an opening for automakers to boost brand consideration on Facebook within the sea of vacation photos and witty status updates.... Read More »

54.5 mpg possible with today's technology, JCI executive says

4:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
Automakers can meet the CAFE target without introducing high volumes of electric cars and plug-in hybrids, said members of the purchasing panel...... Read More »

GM's Ammann upbeat on Opel, product portfolio and transaction prices

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
General Motors' European Opel unit is in "the best shape it's been in a very long time" and gained market share for the first time in 14 years in...... Read More »

UAW members will 'overwhelmingly' back dues hike, King says

2:31 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
UAW President Bob King today said he believes workers will “overwhelmingly” support increasing dues for the first time since 1967 to...... Read More »

New approach to collaboration needed for auto innovation, panel says

12:10 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
Automakers need to revamp their decades-old relationships with suppliers and develop more collaborative relationships in order to quickly add new...... Read More »

Manheim, AutoTrader leader says transparency 'makes everybody a winner'

11:18 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
Data is a powerful tool that, when used correctly, can help dealers stock the right vehicles for their markets and provide transparency that helps...... Read More »

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