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Toyota promotes female executive to top management level

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 15, 2018

Chika Kako is a rarity in Toyota's upper echelons. Last month, she was promoted to the second-highest job at the luxury Lexus division, becoming the only woman among the automaker's top 53 managers.... Read More »

Former Toyota President Tatsuro Toyoda dies at 88

7:55 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2018

Tatsuro Toyoda, the second son of Toyota Motor Corp.'s founder and whose short tenure as the company president in the 1990s was marked by health issues, has died at 88.... Read More »

Cordray announces bid for Ohio governor after leaving CFPB

2:35 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 6, 2017

Richard Cordray, whose resignation as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sparked a battle over the agency’s leadership, said he’s running for governor of Ohio.... Read More »

Volvo's new North America CEO hits the road in first month on the job

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 27, 2017

Anders Gustafsson, Volvo Cars' newly minted CEO of North America, spent little time in the office during his first month on the job.... Read More »

Lear CEO Simoncini resigns; seating boss Ray Scott is successor

7:03 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2017

Lear CEO Matt Simoncini is stepping down, effective Feb. 28, ending a six-year run in the company's top job. Ray Scott, president of the supplier's seating unit, will replace Simoncini.... Read More »

Cordray to resign from CFPB, may run for Ohio governor

11:59 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2017

Richard Cordray plans to step down as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the controversial consumer watchdog created by President Obama following the 2008-09 financial crisis, amid growing speculation that he will run for governor of Ohio as a Democrat.... Read More »

GM to combine Asian, Latin American operations as it ramps up electric

12:14 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2017

GM said it will combine operations outside of China and North America into a new organization based in Detroit, further scaling back its presence in money-losing markets.... Read More »

Ford CEO plans to share vision with UAW before Wall Street

10:14 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 7, 2017

Before he lays out his plans for Ford to Wall Street analysts and investors, new CEO Jim Hackett is going to share his vision for the automaker with leaders of the UAW.... Read More »

Lear's Simoncini namechecks competitors at museum benefit in Detroit

10:49 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2017

Matt Simoncini shouted above the noisy crowd at a fundraiser he was sponsoring last week for the Motown Museum in Detroit. "Delphi! Delphi! Anybody here from Delphi!"... Read More »

Ford Foundation to open Detroit office after 64-year hiatus

8:55 am U.S. ET | May 30, 2017

The Ford Foundation is preparing to open its first office in Detroit since leaving the Motor City in 1953 as it ramps up a major initiative to invest in affordable housing.... 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 »

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 »

Cox Automotive names Smoke to replace retiring Webb as chief economist

12:00 pm U.S. ET | April 18, 2017

Cox Automotive has hired a 21-year veteran of the housing industry to take over as its chief economist. Jonathan Smoke succeeds Tom Webb, who will retire on June 30.... Read More »

Italian police foil plot to steal Enzo Ferrari's body

10:15 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2017

Italian investigators said on Tuesday they had foiled a plot to steal the body of legendary Formula One racing pioneer Enzo Ferrari and demand a ransom.... Read More »

JAMES B. TREECE

BLOG: Autos a no-show on list of advertising stars

3:02 pm U.S. ET | March 24, 2017

Advertising Age, a sister publication to Automotive News, published its annual “40 Under 40” list of standout individuals. Not one was from the auto industry.... Read More »

Toyota promotes Carter, Fay, Hollis, Laukes

11:31 am U.S. ET | March 1, 2017

Toyota is elevating some of its key people in North America as part of an annual executive shuffle. Bob Carter will have responsibility for sales, marketing, distribution and customer service for the Toyota and Lexus brands in North America.... Read More »

Senate confirms Pruitt, giving EPA foe control of agency

2:35 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2017

The Senate narrowly confirmed Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, positioning the fierce critic of Obama-era climate rules to immediately begin undoing them.... Read More »

Federal-Mogul shakes up leadership under Icahn takeover

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2017

Federal-Mogul Holdings LLC on Thursday named Bradley Norton as the new co-CEO and CEO of the diversified auto parts supplier's motor parts division.... Read More »

Ford criticizes immigration ban, says no employees affected

11:32 am U.S. ET | Jan. 30, 2017

In response to President Donald Trump's controversial immigration ban from seven predominantly Muslim countries, Ford CEO Mark Fields told employees in a video message Monday that the automaker “will not support any policies” counter to its values of respect for all people.... Read More »

Uber hires Google veteran Singhal to aid self-driving engineering

2:31 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2017

Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies said it hired the man behind Google search to work closely with CEO Travis Kalanick and help grow the company's self-driving car program.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler names operating chiefs for China, Asia Pacific

3:47 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2017

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles named Daphne Zheng as COO of China and Paul Alcala as the operating chief of Asia Pacific, excluding China.... Read More »

GM board member Marinello steps down to take helm at Hertz

10:39 am U.S. ET | Dec. 19, 2016

Kathryn Marinello, a General Motors board member tapped last week to become CEO of Hertz Global Holdings, has resigned from the automaker's board effective immediately.... Read More »

Ex-Ford boss Mulally in mix for secretary of state, Trump adviser says

9:07 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump's short list for secretary of state has grown, with former Ford CEO Alan Mulally now under consideration for the job as the nation's top diplomat, a top adviser said today.... Read More »

Mulally met with Trump

11:17 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump met with former Ford CEO Alan Mulally on Thursday afternoon, according to a spokesman for Trump's transition team.... Read More »

 
Renault follows Audi into the potentially lucrative e-sports world

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14 2018

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Renault is following other major corporate sponsors, including Audi, into the potentially lucrative ...
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VW has fixed its China operations and is now set to keep its lead

Yang Jian
5:39 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9 2018

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GM, Toyota, Honda, Geely and Great Wall have all had good starts to the year in China, posting stron ...
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Polestar CEO's challenge: embracing change

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8 2018

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Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath made the rare transition of from design boss to chief executive of his ...
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For German automakers, an ugly past that won't go away

Christiaan Hetzner
2:18 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2018

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The moral depths to which Volkswagen was willing to sink in order to defraud public opinion about th ...
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Jaguar XJ could be reborn as electric Tesla fighter

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23 2018

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Autocar reported this week that the Jaguar XJ flagship sedan is being rebuilt from the wheels ...
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Peugeot's decision to give 3008 and 5008 SUV styling pays off

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19 2018

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Peugeot's decision to replace its 3008 and 5008 minivans with more crossover-oriented versions has p ...
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BMW exec combines Silicon Valley innovation with corporate rigor

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17 2018

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German automotive companies have acknowledged that they need to foster a work culture more akin to S ...
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Will Mercedes' G class get juiced?

Amy Wilson
9:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14 2018

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Mercedes could make an electric variant of its iconic G-class SUV, Dieter Zetsche seemed to imply in ...
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PSA develops possible Renault Twizy rival

Peter Sigal
4:55 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12 2018

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PSA's latest effort in the field of mobility services is a plug-in hybrid three-wheeled scooter that ...
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PSA should sell UK Vauxhall plant to Jaguar Land Rover

Nick Gibbs
3:39 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11 2018

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A second round of job cuts shows PSA is struggling with the viability of its newly acquired Ellesmer ...
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European sales rise 7% in January, boosted by SUVs
Europe's new-car market opened the year with 7 percent sales growth in January. Almost all automaker ...
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Renault, Kia and Ford are winners as Russia sales rise 31%
Renault, Kia and Ford were big winners in Russia in January after the new-car market grew by 31 perc ...
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French, Asian brands outstrip home rivals in rising German market
French and most Asian brands outstripped domestic rivals in sales growth in a German market up 12 pe ...
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UK sales fall 6% in January with diesel demand slumping
UK registrations fell 6 percent last month as weaker consumer confidence and uncertainty over the fu ...
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Italy sales rise 3% on extra selling day
New-car sales in Italy rose 3.4 percent to 177,822 in January, according to figures published by Ita ...
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Spain sales surge 20% in January
New-car sales in Spain surged 20 percent in January on strong demand for the VW, Seat and Peugeot br ...
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France sales increase nearly 3% in January
New-car registrations in France rose 2.5 percent in January, with sales helped by strong gains at Pe ...
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European sales fall 5% in December with Fiat, Nissan and Skoda among biggest losers
European new-car sales fell nearly 5 percent in December, hurt by extra days off for Christmas versu ...
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Kia, VW are winners as Russia sales rise 12% in 2017
Kia and VW brand were the top gainers in Russia last year as the country's new-car market rebounded ...
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
Strong demand for new entries from VW, Peugeot and Seat helped to increase European sales in the com ...
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
Last year for the first time premium SUV models such as the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 were more ...
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
Renault, Fiat, Mercedes, and soon PSA, are all launching pickup trucks to take on market leader Ford ...
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Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins
New models, increased technology and a strong focus on personalization are helping volume automakers ...
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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, K ...
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. ...
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche he ...
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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
Surging demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe shows no signs of slowing. Analysts predict the bod ...
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Toyota promotes female executive to top management level
Chika Kako is a rarity in Toyota's upper echelons. ...
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Rolls-Royce appoints new engineering chief
Rolls-Royce named BMW veteran Mihiar Ayoubi as head of engineering at the British ultraluxury brand. ...
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Kuniskis' job: Fan excitement for Alfa, Maserati
Tim Kuniskis, the car-crazy U.S. sales guy handed control of Alfa Romeo and Maserati, knows somethin ...
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FCA names new global boss for Alfa, Maserati
Fiat Chrysler named Tim Kuniskis to be the new global head for Maserati and Alfa Romeo while trimmin ...
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New ZF CEO is former Bosch autos boss Scheider
ZF recruits mew CEO from Mahle, which had grabbed him from Bosch. Mahle promotes the man it recruite ...
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Nissan Europe promotes veteran alliance exec to top sales job
Nissan Europe has promoted Ken Ramirez to lead its sales and marketing operations in the region foll ...
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Valeo appoints new China president
Valeo has promoted Francois Marion to president of its China unit. ...
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Former Bosch autos chief will be new ZF CEO, reports say
Bosch's former automotive division head, Wolf-Henning Scheider, will be the new CEO of ZF, moving fr ...
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Skoda veteran named Audi's China sales chief
Audi has appointed Marco Schubert, Skoda's sales chief for Asia, as president of sales at VW's joint ...
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Schaeffler names former BMW exec as new e-mobility chief
Schaeffler has appointed Jochen Schroeder, a former BMW executive, to lead the group's newly establi ...
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BMW makes leaner, sleeker 6-series GT
BMW hopes a more appealing design, greater variability and increased comfort will propel sales of it ...
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Volvo counts on XC40 for conquests
Volvo is counting on its first model in the fast-growing premium compact SUV segment to break a lot ...
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Hyundai gives Kona off-road capabilities to broaden small SUV's appeal
Hyundai hopes a sharp design, advanced connectivity features and off-road capability will help win c ...
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Citroen sees C3 Aircross luring minivan loyalists
Citroen says the C3 Aircross will stand out from rivals in the subcompact SUV segment with its expre ...
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VW seeks youth appeal with T-Roc
VW believes the T-Roc's high-tech connectivity features, expressive design and fashionable color opt ...
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Seat Arona tackles the 'urban jungle'
Seat is aiming its Arona subcompact crossover at inhabitants of "the urban jungle" who don't need of ...
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BMW sticks to X3's winning formula
BMW has stuck to its winning formula for its X3, one of the automaker's highest volume models, givin ...
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Renault touts Alaskan's comfort features
Renault is seeking to capture a share of Europe's small-but-growing pickup segment with the Alaskan, ...
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Mercedes pickup aims to mimic success of brand's SUVs
Daimler hopes the Mercedes X class will be a game-changer for its light commercial vehicles division ...
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Opel Grandland X plugs key gap in SUV lineup
Opel's Grandland X crossover is expected to give the automaker a strong foothold in Europe's popular ...
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Suppliers to the new Toyota C-HR
Assembly of the all-new Toyota C-HR began in November 2016 at the automaker's plant in Sakarya, Turk ...
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Suppliers to the new Aston Martin DB11
Assembly of the all-new Aston Martin DB11 began in May 2016 in at the supercar maker's plant in Gayd ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q2
Assembly of the all-new Audi Q2 began in July 2016 at Audi's plant in Ingolstadt, Germany. ...
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