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Six former GM lawyers linked to ignition scandal will keep law licenses, report says

12:45 pm U.S. ET | March 28, 2016

Six former General Motors lawyers who were let go over their roles in the automaker’s ignition-switch controversy will keep their Michigan law licenses, according to a news report.... Read More »

Porsche's 20-year plan is a gamble on efficiency, starting with the Macan

6:35 am U.S. ET | March 25, 2016

Porsche introduced three model upgrades -- the 911R, 718 Boxster and an efficient four-cylinder Macan -- along with its new president of North America, Klaus Zellmer.... Read More »

Nissan promotes North American managers on several fronts

1:48 pm U.S. ET | March 25, 2016

Nissan is giving several of its key managers in the U.S., Mexico and Canada more authority as it enters the final 12-month stretch of its global Power 88 business plan to increase profits and grow market share.... Read More »

Father of Audi TT roadster has big design plans for Hyundai, Kia

10:46 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2016

Hyundai Motor Group wants to be known for world-class -- not just cheap -- cars, and one of Germany's top designers is helping lead its transformation. Peter Schreyer, a president of the company that controls Kia and Hyundai, made his mark at VW, where he began his career.... Read More »

Former Chrysler veteran Landry named CEO of retailer AutoCanada

1:37 pm U.S. ET | March 18, 2016

Former Chrysler executive Steven Landry has been named CEO of AutoCanada, Canada's largest publicly traded dealership group. Separately, the company said it swung into the red in the fourth quarter, largely due to problems in Canada's oil patch.... Read More »

Michigan driverless car testing project gets CEO, board of directors

7:18 am U.S. ET | March 18, 2016

A nonprofit organization and board of directors have been formed to handle the $80 million development of the Willow Run autonomous car testing site. The American Center for Mobility is located at the former General Motors Willow Run Powertrain Plant in Ypsilanti Township, Mich.... Read More »

Fields earned 17% bump in compensation in 2015

9:13 am U.S. ET | March 18, 2016

Ford gave Mark Fields a 17 percent raise in 2015, his first full year as CEO, the automaker said today in a regulatory filing. His total compensation was worth $18.6 million.... Read More »

Q&A WITH HONDA CEO TAKAHIRO HACHIGO

Fixing Honda and what more Abe can do

6:54 am U.S. ET | March 18, 2016

Nine months into his tenure atop Honda, CEO Takahiro Hachigo has plans in place to put product recalls and quality issues behind the automaker.... Read More »

Tesla's top spokesman leaves ahead of Model 3 unveil

3:57 pm U.S. ET | March 16, 2016

Ricardo Reyes has left Tesla Motors after less than 18 months as vice president of global communications just as the electric-car maker prepares to sell its most important new model.... Read More »

Detroit auto show venue makes changes in management

12:07 pm U.S. ET | March 14, 2016

The management company that oversees the Detroit auto show's venue, Cobo Center, has promoted assistant general manager Claude Molinari to general manager. In the new role, Molinari will oversee all of Cobo's operations for the firm, SMG.... Read More »

Chassix refurbishing plant that caused company's financial troubles

10:37 am U.S. ET | March 14, 2016

A year after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Chassix is inching closer to fixing the plant that almost single-handedly sent the supplier into insolvency.... Read More »

Ford creates mobility subsidiary; director Hackett resigns to lead it

9:51 am U.S. ET | March 11, 2016

Ford is organizing its exploration of mobility services into a formal subsidiary and putting board member Jim Hackett in charge of the new company, called Ford Smart Mobility LLC.... Read More »

Horn's departure could hamper VW turnaround, but not talks with regulators

3:28 pm U.S. ET | March 10, 2016

The departure of Volkswagen's U.S. boss is a blow to the carmaker's attempts to revive sales after its emissions test cheating scandal, but should not disrupt its efforts to strike a deal with U.S. regulators, analysts and sources told Reuters.... Read More »

Longtime Ford executive Taub dies at 92

3:51 pm U.S. ET | March 10, 2016

Robert Taub, a 42-year veteran of Ford Motor who served as the company's director of corporate affairs planning for two decades, died this week at the age of 92.... Read More »

Michael Horn out as CEO at Volkswagen Group of America

4:32 pm U.S. ET | March 9, 2016

Michael Horn, CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, is leaving the company six months after the German automaker admitted to rigging U.S. diesel emissions tests.... Read More »

Lear appoints Facebook executive to board

9:28 am U.S. ET | March 9, 2016

Lear has appointed Facebook executive Mary Lou Jepsen to its board of directors. Jepsen, 51, currently serves as Facebook's executive director of engineering and the head of its virtual reality unit Oculus. Facebook acquired Oculus for $2 billion in 2014.... Read More »

Longtime Jeep exec Morrison moves to Ram; Hegbloom to focus on Ram international

11:42 am U.S. ET | March 1, 2016

Fiat Chrysler has named a top lieutenant of the Jeep brand to head the day-to-day operations of Ram, while the current head of Ram has been moved into a new job aimed at boosting Ram's international presence.... Read More »

TrueCar hires executive to 'strengthen' dealer relationships

2:09 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 19, 2016

TrueCar named its first executive vice president of dealer sales and service as the company adapts following last year's exodus of franchised dealerships.... Read More »

JCI says auto unit president Bolzenius is leaving

2:47 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2016

Beda Bolzenius will leave his role as president of Johnson Controls' automotive business by March 31, the world's largest auto seat supplier said today in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.... Read More »

Exeter plucks new leaders from subprime rival Santander

3:55 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2016

Two executives have left Santander Consumer USA to take top leadership positions at Exeter Finance, the companies said Tuesday. Both lenders specialize in subprime auto lending.... Read More »

Hyundai taps Raphael as first Genesis brand chief

6:33 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2016

Hyundai, now entering the final stages of its plan to launch the Genesis luxury brand this summer, said it tapped Erwin Raphael as Genesis' first general manager in the U.S.... Read More »

John Riccardo, Chrysler CEO who helped recruit Iacocca, dies at 91

9:18 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2016

John J. Riccardo, the former accountant nicknamed The Flamethrower who rose rapidly to become chairman and CEO of Chrysler and later helped recruit Lee Iacocca to become his successor as the company's fortunes quickly soured in the late 1970s, died on Saturday. He was 91.... Read More »

Applied Acoustics International names industry veteran Larry Hagood as CEO

3:55 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2016

Applied Acoustics International, the sound barrier and noise dampening supplier created last week when UGN Inc. sold its automotive acoustics business, today named Larry Hagood, 56, as its CEO.... Read More »

Bob Rossiter, who helped build and rebuild seating giant Lear, dies at 69

11:28 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2016

Former Lear CEO Bob Rossiter, who worked with the company for 40 years and led it through bankruptcy in 2009, died Sunday after a yearlong battle with cancer.... Read More »

Chrissy Taylor named Enterprise COO

1:45 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2016

Christine "Chrissy" Taylor has been promoted to Enterprise Holdings Inc.'s COO, the company said today.... Read More »

 
PSA bravely reveals industry's dirty secret

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7 2016

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Give credit to PSA for being bold enough to reveal in great detail something none of its rivals woul ...
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How to push self-driving tech to the limits without the risks

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6 2016

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There's a risk-free way to push autonomous cars to their limits. A simulator in the UK is going to d ...
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Volvo defies gravity

Luca Ciferri
8:33 am U.S. ET | July 5 2016

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Volvo doesn't consider itself a true global player in the premium segment. ...
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BMW CEO scores first big win with Intel, Mobileye deal

Christiaan Hetzner
10:40 am U.S. ET | July 2 2016

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Led by CEO Harald Krueger, BMW's strong push into autonomous driving with Intel and Mobileye could b ...
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Why Europe's car buyer categories need a shake-up

Douglas A. Bolduc
4:49 am U.S. ET | July 1 2016

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Johnson Controls says current car buyer categories aren't telling the full story. ...
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Nissan struggles to make sense of Sunderland shocker

Nick Gibbs
5:42 am U.S. ET | June 28 2016

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Nissan's team in the UK is “shell-shocked” by the decision of the country's voters to leave the EU, a person close to the company told me. ...
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Goodbye to the Europe I knew

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27 2016

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I am deeply shocked and disappointed by the decision of British voters to leave the European Union. ...
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Recapping Toyota's traumatic loss at Le Mans

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23 2016

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Toyota was reminded of how cruel motorsports can be when it lost the 24 Hours of Le Mans to Porsche ...
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VW's long day as shareholders quiz management

Christiaan Hetzner
6:40 am U.S. ET | June 22 2016

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As Volkswagen's 56th annual shareholder meeting began there were still long lines of people waiting ...
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Probe overshadows VW's annual meeting

Christiaan Hetzner
7:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2016

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When VW shareholders gather for their annual meeting it is sure to be a turbulent event, not least b ...
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European June car sales slow as Brexit vote reduces confidence
European car-sales growth slowed to 6.5 percent in June as the British vote on exiting the EU weighe ...
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Russia car sales fall 13% in June
Russian car sales fell 13 percent in June as an economic crisis driven by low oil prices and Western ...
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UK's June car sales fall; gov't asked for support
UK car sales fell for only the second time in more than four years in June, prompting an industry bo ...
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W. Europe car sales up 6% in June despite UK decline
Western European car registrations increased nearly 6 percent in June as demand rose last month in G ...
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VW Group sales rise nearly 2% in May, helped by Audi, Skoda gains
Volkswagen Group's global sales rose 1.6 percent in May, helped by rising demand for Audi and Skoda ...
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VW brand sales stable as Europe, China demand offsets drops in U.S., Brazil
Volkswagen brand sales slipped 0.7 percent last month with gains in Europe and China offsetting decl ...
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Russia car sales fall 15% in May
New-car sales in Russia fell 15 percent in May, after an 8. ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 14% in May
Western European car registrations increased 14 percent in May as demand rose last month in Germany, ...
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Mercedes SUVs help boost U.S. sales lead over Lexus, BMW
Mercedes outsold its luxury auto competitors in the U.S. in May, building its lead in a down month t ...
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VW sales in U.S. fall 17% for worst May since 2010
Continued weakness in car deliveries led Volkswagen of America to its worst May U.S. ...
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Daimler promotes Turkish unit boss Seeger to Mercedes sales and marketing chief
Daimler named Britta Seeger as global sales and marketing head of Mercedes cars. ...
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BMW names former F1 exec Duesmann as new purchasing chief
BMW has appointed Markus Duesmann, its former Formula One powertrain boss and current engine guru, t ...
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Fiat Chrysler creates post to oversee global regulatory compliance
Fiat Chrysler as appointed longtime engineering executive Mark Chernoby to a new role as the automaker's global chief technical compliance officer. ...
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VW's Seat recruits new sales boss from Audi
VW Group's Seat brand has recruited Audi veteran Wayne Griffiths as its new sales and marketing boss ...
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Daimler lures exec from Citroen to lead digital sales unit at Mercedes
Daimler has hired a former Citroen executive to run a new department focused on technology sales and ...
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FCA's U.S. communications chief Ranieri returns to Italy
Gualberto Ranieri, the senior vice president for communications for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' subsidiary, FCA US, has returned to Italy, seven years after arriving to work... ...
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Former Audi, Mercedes exec named new Cadillac Europe boss
GM has appointed former Audi and Mercedes executive Felix Weller as head of Cadillac Europe as it tr ...
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VW veteran Powels faces tough task in South America
VW brand named David Powels as head of its South American operations. Powels faces a tough challenge ...
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Faraday names Ferrari exec Mattiacci global brand chief
Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future appointed longtime Ferrari executive Marco Mattiacci to the post of global chief brand and commercial officer. ...
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GM names Boler-Davis head of global manufacturing
General Motors named Alicia Boler-Davis as its head of global manufacturing and labor relations, the ...
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
Honda hopes for a halo effect boost in Europe from its NSX supercar. The NSX is a "branding exercise ...
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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
Alfa Romeo claims its new Giulia has better driving dynamics than rivals such as the BMW 3 series be ...
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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
Suzuki has boosted fuel economy in its new Baleno hatchback by using a mild hybrid system for the fi ...
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
MG Motor, a Chinese-owned UK brand, is aiming its first SUV, the GS, at families looking for a budge ...
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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
Maserati is embracing the boom in luxury SUV sales with the launch of its Levante crossover, which t ...
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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
McLaren says that the 570GT is the first supercar it has produced that was not conceived primarily w ...
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VW Tiguan offers more room, less weight
Volkswagen has made its new Tiguan lighter, roomier and added more technology as standard equipment ...
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Audi SQ7's electric compressor banishes turbo lag
Audi's SQ7 is the world's first production vehicle equipped with an electric powered compressor, whi ...
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F-Pace set to become Jaguar's top-seller
Jaguar expects the F-Pace to become the brand's best-selling model to date after record advance sale ...
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Porsche turbocharges new Boxster
Porsche is repositioning its latest Boxster with a new name, a higher price tag, and a new four-cyli ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
Assembly of the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia began in March at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
Assembly of the fifth-generation Audi A4 began in July 2015 at Audi's factory in Ingolstadt, Germany ...
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
Assembly of the third-generation Skoda Superb began in April 2015 at Skoda's factory in Kvasiny, Cze ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
Assembly of the second-generation Ford S-Max began in May 2015 at Ford's factory in Valencia, Spain. ...
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