Automakers And Suppliers

Storm damage forces cargo diversion at Laredo border crossing

Auto parts deliveries to manufacturers and suppliers have been delayed at the Laredo, Texas, port of entry after heavy storms and flash floods on Sunday.

| UPDATED: 5/23/17 1:56 pm ET - corrected

Ford awards multimillion-dollar retention bonuses to four executives

Days before it parted ways with former CEO Mark Fields, Ford offered retention stock bonuses to four top executives ranging from $2 million to $5 million.

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New Ford CEO Hackett conjures up memories of Mulally

It was déjà vu at Ford's world headquarters as Executive Chairman Bill Ford took the stage and introduced Jim Hackett as the automaker's new "transformational," turnaround-tested CEO.


Subaru may electrify lineup in r&d push

Subaru is considering electric versions of its existing models under the automaker's first foray into the technology, as it joins peers around the world in pouring cash into battery-powered vehicles amid tightening emissions rules.

| UPDATED: 5/23/17 9:46 a.m. ET - adds Ford comment
Ford's leadership reboot brings focus on Europe

Ford's replacement of CEO Mark Fields with turnaround specialist Jim Hackett has put its European operations under scrutiny, with industry watchers speculating whether the company will exit the region like its rival, GM.


VW's Mueller says culture change could still take years

VW Group CEO Matthias Mueller said some managers are resisting the automaker's push for a new era of accountability after its emissions fraud. "There are definitely people who are longing for the old centralistic leadership," Mueller said.

EDITORIAL
Why racing matters

Racing is the soul and maybe even the starting point of the auto industry. That's why this issue of Automotive News is dedicated to the sport of automobile racing.


Honda die mold specialist moonlights in the pits

Anyone watching the NASCAR Xfinity Series Sparks Energy 300 race at Talladega this month might have noticed the big guy in the pit tending to the fuel of Jimmy Means Racing's car 52. That was Mark Sanders


Making fast cars look timeless

As exterior design manager for the Corvette Stingray and the sixth-generation Camaro, Kirk Bennion has styled some of General Motors' most iconic cars.

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