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JOSE MUNOZ | CHAIRMAN, NISSAN NORTH AMERICA

Munoz says Nissan's 10% U.S. share in reach

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
Nissan Chairman Jose Munoz faces a difficult assignment: He must take Nissan and Infiniti to a combined 10 percent US market share by March 2017, up from 8.4 percent at the end of 2014.
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Ford rides truck wave as small cars fizzle

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
After preparing for a future built on small cars, Ford is now straining to keep up with demand for SUVs and crossovers.

 
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Striving to get recalls done the right way

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
The nation's new highway safety chief last week assembled a motley group of players with a vested interest in auto safety to fix the recall system.

M-B faces need to grow service capacity

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
Mercedes-Benz USA is on track to sell 400,000 vehicles in the next few years and needs 25 percent more service capacity at its dealerships, said CEO...

STEVE CANNON | CEO, MERCEDES-BENZ USA

At Mercedes, signs point to a strong year

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
Two years from now, Mercedes-Benz USA will be a different company with "a new level of energy," CEO Steve Cannon said.

Nissan tweaks dealer sales incentives

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
Nissan has revised the Sales Growth Plan it introduced in 2014 as an alternative to controversial stair-step programs.

Audi's race with BMW hurts profit margin

5:29 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
Audi's race to catch up with German rival BMW is hurting its profit margin. Audi's operating margin slipped to 9.7 percent from 10.

Aston to court females, add crossover

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
Aston Martin's new target buyer is an affluent California woman in her late 30s who wants a people- and cargo-hauling crossover.

GM fund approves 7 more death claims

11:10 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
GM's ignition-switch compensation fund approved another seven death claims associated with ignition switch defects in its cars in the past week,...

VW board to discuss chairman search

7:49 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
Volkswagen's supervisory board today will discuss finding a new chairman to fill the void left by Ferdinand Piech's sudden departure last month,...

TomTom eyes autonomous cars

6:49 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
Dutch navigation company TomTom aims to become a main provider of technology for self-driving cars as it charts its way back to success after seven...

Caddy wants unique team, unique powertrains

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
Dave Leone, Cadillac's chief engineer, says he wants to differentiate Cadillac powertrains in terms of power, refinement and sound.

Audi to focus on plug-in hybrids even as it plans EV to take on Tesla

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
Although Audi plans an electric crossover to challenge Tesla's Model X, CEO Rupert Stadler says he remains cautious about the future of electric...

Average U.S. fuel economy fell in April

1:37 pm U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
The average fuel economy of light vehicles sold in the US dropped one-fifth of a mpg last month from March, according to a monthly report by the...

Supplier Sakhti bets on hiring ex-felons

9:17 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
Sakthi Automotive Group USA, in the nascent stages of a massive expansion project on the Detroit waterfront, is betting big on a nontraditional sort...

A colossal month for crossovers

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
Crossovers pulled into the fast lane and sped ahead in April, driving a 4.6 percent rise in the month's U.S. sales to 1,455,242 light vehicles.

Isn't it lovely? Tesla ride thrills Wonder

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
Appearing on "Conan" last week, comedian Cedric the Entertainer told a story about giving Stevie Wonder a ride in C.T.E.'s Tesla.

2 industry titans in turmoil

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
Two of Europe's automotive titans, long used to getting their way in boardroom intrigues, suffered rare defeats in late April that threaten to alter...

Sleek Malibu may be just the start for GM

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
Much of General Motors' sedan lineup in coming years will go on the same diet that shaved a whopping 300 pounds from the redesigned 2016 Chevrolet...

Hyundai Mobis moves fast on autonomous tech

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
Hyundai Mobis, South Korea's biggest supplier, is moving fast to bulk up its autonomous drive technology program, to boost the competiveness of the...

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