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 auto plants in the southern United States quickly.... 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 Schwartz, president of Manheim and of AutoTrader Group.... 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 under his watch.... 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 Motor Co. COO, said in a speech at the Automotive News World Congress.... 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, President Tom Doll said.... 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 automotive operations for the company's U.S. arm.... 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 News World Congress in Detroit.... 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, but says Mary Barra is a unique leader who “knows the business from the shop floor up.”... 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 all global automotive companies, the consultancy PwC said Wednesday as it honored the winners 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 Wednesday at the Automotive News World Congress.... 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 2013, GM President Dan Ammann said today.... 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 shore up the union's strike fund and help it win better contracts.... 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 functionality to connected cars, a panel on vehicle technology and innovation agreed today at the...... 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 auto consumers feel that they paid a fair price, said the president of Manheim and AutoTrader Group.... Read More »

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