Posted 12:01 am U.S. ET, April 16
Mazda is heralding 25 years of the Miata at the New York auto show this week. (DAVID PHILLIPS)
Posted 12:01 am U.S. ET, Jan. 14
On paper, the MX-5 Miata probably shouldn’t be that important to Mazda.
Last year, the roadster accounted for just 2 percent of Mazda’s U.S. sales, with fewer than 6,000 units sold. Toyota sells more Camrys in a week. The market for sporty, two-seat cars is a shadow of what it once was since competitors have all but abandoned making the kind of affordable spor ... Continue reading "Mazda throws a big birthday party for Miata " » Apr 16, 2014 12:01 am U.S. ET Post Comment
The three-pointed star of Mercedes-Benz. BMW's blue-and-white roundel. Audi's four rings. Hyundai's wings.OK, it's probably a little premature to put Hyundai in that group of luxury carmakers. (A little?) But Hyundai looks like it's starting to get more serious about its luxury aspirations. For evidence, look no further than the 2015 Genesis' badging.After sticking with Hy ... Continue reading "Hyundai honors Genesis with a winged badge" » Jan 14, 2014 12:01 am U.S. ET Post Comment
LOS ANGELES -- There are still some unanswered questions about last week's announcement that John Krafcik is being replaced as CEO of Hyundai Motor America.We know his contract with Hyundai was set to expire at year end, but was it the higher-ups at Hyundai Motor Co. in South Korea or Krafcik himself who chose not to renew? If it's the latter, why? If it's the former, what ...