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Where Mark Fields fell short

3:56 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

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.... Read More »

FORD REBOOTS

Farley's wider role is a reward for success in Europe

May 22, 2017 18:00 CET

After a highly successful two years as head of Ford's European operations, Jim Farley moves back to the automaker's U.S. headquarters with a massively expanded set of responsibilities.... Read More »

Smart prices 2017 electric 2-seat coupe from $24,550

5:38 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

As it goes to an all-electric strategy, Smart USA is dropping the price of its redesigned 2017 Smart Electric Drive coupe by $1,200 when it goes on sale this summer.... Read More »

DAVE GUILFORD

BLOG: Hefty profits didn't save Fields' job

5:12 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

Mark Fields' hefty profits at Ford Motor Co. weren't enough to keep him in the CEO chair.... Read More »

When I first met Jim Hackett

4:16 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

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

Ford Motor Co.'s CEOs since 1979

12:44 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

Ford Motor Co. CEOs since the resignation of Henry Ford II in October 1979.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Upheaval at Ford

3:45 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

Upheaval at Ford: 'Transform the culture'; Fields had big vision, big shoes to fill; Hackett's journey from furniture, football; 'A nice mix' in executive suite.... Read More »

Dealers: 'Who's Hackett?'

3:37 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

News that Mark Fields is out at Ford left surprised dealers with a common reaction. They want to know, 'Who is Jim Hackett?'... Read More »

OMARI GARDNER

BLOG: Why Fields' departure echoes Nasser's past

12:55 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

The circumstances leading to the departures of Jacques Nasser and Mark Fields aren't exactly the same, but the execs' goals had some common threads.... Read More »

Analysts react to Ford leadership changes

9:59 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

Analysts, experts and industry insiders respond to the management shake-up atop Ford.... Read More »

Joe Hinrichs: From factory floor to Ford's top tier

1:22 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

Joe Hinrichs, 50, head of the Americas for Ford, was named executive vice president and president, Global Operations.... Read More »

Maroone jumps back into auto retailing

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

Mike Maroone, former COO of 
AutoNation Inc., spent the bulk of his two-year retirement searching for a way back into auto retail. He found it at an off-the-radar meeting last November.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Why racing matters

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

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.... Read More »

MAEDA'S NEED FOR SPEED

Racing scenes inspire Mazda's top designer

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

When Mazda global design chief Ikuo Maeda was a boy, he saw the 1971 Steve McQueen racing epic Le Mans. The led to a passion for racing that feeds his creative side.... Read More »

FCA's Ralph Gilles: Unleashing the 'inner racer'

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

There's no disputing it -- Ralph Gilles is one of the coolest guys in the auto industry. But when does Fiat Chrysler Auto-mobiles' global head of design achieve peak cool?... Read More »

ROGER PENSKE

Penske, Crain and the obsession that unites them

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

As a young man, Penske did well enough to be named Driver of the Year by Sports Illustrated in 1961. But Penske soon would make a decision that would change his life.... Read More »

For dealer Bruncati, winning doesn't come cheap

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

Winning doesn't come cheap for dealer Bob Bruncati, who fields two NASCAR K&N Pro Series West teams. So why does he do it?... Read More »

WINNING STRATEGY

Tasca family lives the 'win on Sunday' philosophy

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

The Tasca family of auto dealers claims its founder conceived the slogan "Win on Sunday, sell on Monday." It neatly sums up the business case for why dealers and automakers race.... Read More »

Hendrick credits racing for his Hollywood connections

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

In the 1990 movie Days of Thunder, a car salesman convinces a retired crew chief to work with a cocky young driver. It's based on real-life NASCAR champion team owner and dealer Rick Hendrick, his late driver Tim Richmond and crew chief Harry Hyde.... Read More »

Mark Reuss, in the 'knothole'

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

As much as Mark Reuss, a licensed road racer who created General Motors' Performance Division, relishes the fast lane, his appreciation for the carpool lane also runs deep.... Read More »

Ford's Jim Farley: Racing to relax

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

For Ford of Europe President Jim Farley, racing is the antidote to the pressures of working life.... Read More »

Bob Carter and the car that's now a couch

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

In his youth, Toyota executive Bob Carter would visit the short tracks of western Pennsylvania on Saturday nights with his brother, soaking up the local racing culture.... Read More »

WHY THE BOSS RACES

Aston's Andy Palmer: 'Love what you make'

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

"Me driving the car isn't going to help us win." Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer is blunt about that.... Read More »

Duerheimer steers Bentley back to the track

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

Wolfgang Duerheimer is a strong believer in the old adage "Win on Sunday, sell on Monday," but his love of racing comes from a place where money is the means rather than the end.... Read More »

Raj Nair's mom was right

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2017

Raj Nair, the head of Ford's product development, doesn't remember when he first fell in love with motorsports. But he knows his parents certainly didn't have anything to do with it.... Read More »

 
Lotus can thrive under Geely

Nick Gibbs
5:47 am U.S. ET | May 24 2017

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Geely's decision to take a majority stake in Lotus is great news for the unprofitable UK sports-car maker because the Chinese company has had great success in reviving... ...
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How Renault plans to keep the Captur ahead of rivals

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19 2017

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Renault hopes to keep the Captur as Europe's top-selling subcompact SUV by giving it an upgraded int ...
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After attracting top suppliers, Macedonia eyes bigger prize

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 10 2017

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Macedonia has spent the last decade establishing itself as open for business to global automotive suppliers such as Delphi, Adient and Lear, but is it ready to become home to. ...
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Why VW brand's plunging revenue is good news

Christiaan Hetzner
7:14 am U.S. ET | May 3 2017

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One aspect of VW Group's first-quarter report is the plunge in revenue at its core brand. ...
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VW has no compelling reason to sell Ducati


4:33 am U.S. ET | May 2 2017

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Volkswagen's 747-million-euro acquisition of Ducati might not have been based on any industrial logi ...
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China's bigger families are good news for minivan sales

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28 2017

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China's scrapping of its one-child per family policy has created an unexpected increase in minivan s ...
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Volvo exec says risk factor for XC60 exceeds XC90

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:09 am U.S. ET | April 27 2017

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Volvo's r&d boss says the new XC60 is even more of a high-risk model than the second-generation XC90 ...
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Germany's auto industry welcomes prospect of Macron presidency in France

Christiaan Hetzner
8:34 am U.S. ET | April 24 2017

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Sunday's election outcome in France, in which a moderate Europhile investment banker won the first r ...
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China lands Chevy Volt in a Buick wrapper

Jay Ramey
8:14 am U.S. ET | April 20 2017 UPDATED: 4/20/17 2:27 pm ET - adds details

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Buick offers far more models in China than it does in the U.S. ...
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European sales fall 7% on VW, British slump
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VW, Kia, Renault benefit as Russia sales rise 7%
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Spanish sales rise on Easter tourism boost
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Premium brands gain ground as UK sales plunge 20%
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German sales fall 8% as diesel share declines
German new-car registrations fell 8 percent in April as buyers turned away from diesel cars and fewe ...
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Renault, Skoda and Citroen among winners as Italy sales fall 5%
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Renault, PSA suffer as French sales decline 6%
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FCA, Ford and Renault gain share as European sales rise 11%
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VW brand sales rose 2.5% in March but are down for first quarter
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Lada, Kia and Renault see big gains as Russia sales rise nearly 10%
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
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Renault names new boss for India, Africa and Middle East
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Ford appoints Armstrong head of Europe operations
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Toyota hires key U.S. marketing exec from VW
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VW brand recruits Hyundai's Sengpiehl as global marketing chief
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BMW adds 2 execs to North American leadership
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VW names U.S. compliance officer after diesel scandal
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Continental names new head of China operations
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BMW i subbrand exec to join energy group Innogy
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Mini USA appoints new heads of sales and marketing
Mini USA has appointed new heads of both sales and marketing. ...
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VW names new communications, logistics chiefs for North America
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology firs ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
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Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
Assembly of the all-new Infiniti Q30 began on Daimler's MFA platform in December 2015 at the Nissan' ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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