Final Assembly

CEO fallout: Not picked? I quit

Daimler CFO Bodo Uebber this month announced he will leave the company after Ola Kallenius was chosen as the next CEO.

Keep your secret plans to yourself

Rolls-Royce debuted its new Privacy Suite at the Chengdu auto show in China recently. It's a partition meant to soundproof its passenger area from the driver's compartment.


You will build that SUV

Russia's Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov pushes development of Aurus SUV.

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Keep your secret plans to yourself

Rolls-Royce debuted its new Privacy Suite at the Chengdu auto show in China recently. It's a partition meant to soundproof its passenger area from the driver's compartment.

Next-level game of keeping up with the Joneses?

President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have new rides that might get some attention if a second U.S.-North Korea summit is held. Kim now has a Rolls-Royce. Trump has a new Cadillac.

A force for good GM design

A new coffee table collection, Maestro: Bill Mitchell and the Iconic Cars of GM Styling, recalls icons of the 20th century.


COMMENTARY: Vince Bond Jr.
Ten years later, more stories of survival

Doug Wilson's survival plan in 2009 called for a massive sale that would liquidate six months' worth of Dodge inventory within three weeks. Before he knew it, the sale was under way.

Buying vehicles the bitcoin way

"Bitcoin Rodney", who became a successful businessman after a five year prison stint for drug dealing, uses the popular cryptocurrency to buy his sports cars, including a Corvette and a Lamborghini.

De La Fuente: Oh-for-none but undefeated

California Cadillac dealer Rocky De La Fuente plans to take another stab at a run for president in 2020, in spite of the fact that he's oh-for-nine in political races across the country.

Metals tariffs costs Ford $1 billion

Ford Motor Co. CEO Jm Hackett says U.S. metals tariffs cost the company about $1 billion dollars in profits and if it goes on longer, there will be more damage.


COMMENTARY: Nick Gibbs
Aston faces the downside of growing up

Aston Martin's expectation that it will double production to beyond 10,000 by 2021 means NHTSA will no longer classify it as a small-volume manufacturer -- at which point penalties will occur for missing corporate average fuel economy targets.

Former Ford exec's pet project

Former Ford Motor Co. executive MaryAnn Wright led drive for new $5 million dollar animal shelter in Dearborn that bears her name.

Giving appliance design a whirl

Retired Ford Motor Co. chief designer J. Mays will join Whirlpool in October as a vice president and chief design officer.

Diamler concept does double duty

Daimler is developing an autonomous electric vehicle that can switch between being a people carrier and a delivery van, as the automaker seeks an edge over rivals such as Alphabet's Waymo and Deutsche Post in shaping the future of mobility.


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