Ford to build an 8-speed transmission in Michigan

Ford will build an eight-speed front-wheel-drive transmission, downsized from a planned nine-speed, at a Michigan plant.

Wrangler-esque hauler spotted

Jeep's first pickup in a generation was spotted in Michigan by spy photographers.

'The most death-defying experience' of Tim Kuniskis' life

In 2014, Tim Kuniskis, the head of the Dodge brand, described a 12-lap training run in a NASCAR racer. Some stories are best told by those who lived them

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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.

Out in front: Notable pace cars at Indy

Much like the standard sedan on the road and race car on the big oval, pace cars, too, have evolved over the years. Here's a look at some of the more notable Indy 500 pace cars over the years.

Innovations at the Indianapolis 500

Technological advancements tested on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's historic 2.5-mile oval have transitioned to everyday production models since the very first race.

When I first met Jim Hackett

In the mid-1990s, I profiled Jim Hackett, now Ford's new CEO, as a "different kind" of CEO at Steelcase. Indeed he was.

Where Mark Fields fell short

Despite financial success, a lack of clarity about Ford's future, inability to inspire confidence in workers and indifference on Wall Street doomed Fields less than three years into his tenure.

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Fields departs in shake-up; ex-Steelcase head Jim Hackett named CEO

Ford, in a sweeping management shake-up, named Jim Hackett, former CEO of Steelcase, chief executive, replacing Mark Fields, who is stepping down amid pressure from shareholders over a slumping stock price and during a period of rapid transformation and disruption that is rocking the auto industry.