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Porsche picks new r&d chief as suspended Hatz quits

10:02 am U.S. ET | May 3, 2016

Porsche AG's supervisory board has appointed Michael Steiner as new head of r&d, replacing Wolfgang Hatz who will leave the sports-car maker at his own request.... Read More »

Ito named CEO of Denso International America

3:53 pm U.S. ET | April 29, 2016

Kenichiro Ito has been named CEO of Denso International America as part of several top management changes at the Japanese auto parts supplier, the company said in a press release.... Read More »

Volvo announces 3 regional executive moves in U.S.

10:28 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2016

Volvo Car USA has announced three executive changes in its regional structure effective May 1.... Read More »

Former CEO of Larry H. Miller Group buys his own store

3:03 pm U.S. ET | April 20, 2016

The former CEO of Larry H. Miller Group of Cos., Greg Miller, has purchased his own dealership, the former Bob Baker Toyota in Lemon Grove, Calif., outside San Diego.... Read More »

Apple hires Tesla engineer to head car project, report says

11:23 am U.S. ET | April 19, 2016

Apple hired former Tesla Motors vice president of vehicle engineering Chris Porritt to work on "special projects" related to the tech giant’s electric car initiative, website Electrek reported today.... Read More »

Musk ahead of pace to profit from Tesla stock options

4:04 pm U.S. ET | April 18, 2016

Elon Musk is ahead of schedule to get a huge payday from Tesla Motors even though he earns less than $40,000 in annual salary.... Read More »

Akebono lands new U.S. CEO from Mahle Behr

4:20 pm U.S. ET | April 12, 2016

Akebono Brake has named former Mahle Behr executive Wilm Uhlenbecker as its U.S. CEO, replacing interim CEO Kanji Miyajima. Uhlenbecker was president of air conditioning and engine cooling supplier Mahle Behr America Inc.... Read More »

Hitachi Automotive Systems names new CEO for U.S. unit

4:14 pm U.S. ET | April 11, 2016

Hitachi Automotive Systems America announced today the promotion of Paul Carroll to president and CEO. He's the first non-Japanese to serve in the role.... Read More »

ARLENA SAWYERS

BLOG: Women auto leaders honored during NADA events

3:45 pm U.S. ET | April 3, 2016

Why aren't there more women in the auto industry? There is no simple answer, but it was nice to see several honored with “atta girl” pats on the back at events held during the NADA conference, here in Las Vegas this weekend.... Read More »

Ratan Tata, unbridled at 78, meets his young self in startups

9:48 am U.S. ET | April 3, 2016

For all of Ratan Tata's success, his early years at Tata were fraught with frustration because nobody at the empire founded by his great grandfather in 1868 would listen to his new ideas. Since he retired in 2012, he's been devoting himself to startups.... Read More »

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 »

 
Why a PSA-FCA merger should happen - but won't


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4 2016

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Fiat Chrysler has been actively seeking a merger partner since September 2014 and a possible combina ...
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Lightweighting push puts pressure on leather

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29 2016

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Automakers' growing desire to cut weight from cars wherever they can is significantly boosting sales of an upmarket leather alternative, says the boss of the company that... ...
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VW's other headache: workers' demand for a 5% pay hike

Christiaan Hetzner
4:06 am U.S. ET | April 20 2016

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Volkswagen has enough money to cover the costs of its emissions-rigging scandal. ...
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VW's tone-deaf management


8:56 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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In view of Volkswagen's emissions-rigging scandal, it's amazingly tone-deaf and irresponsible that t ...
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Google and Apple can be good for industry, Renault-Nissan connectivity chief says

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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Are Google and Apple enablers or disruptors? A little of both, says Ogi Redzic, Renault-Nissan's head of connected vehicles and mobility services. ...
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Will the Mercedes pickup truck be called X class?

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 8 2016

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Mercedes will preview its upcoming pickup truck at the Paris auto show this autumn, according to a m ...
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Bo Andersson shares lessons learned at Lada

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2016

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Bo Andersson, the departing CEO of Lada maker AvtoVAZ, used his farewell email to say he was “ ...
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Is CNG the future? Yes, but…

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6 2016

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Rinaldo Rinolfi, one of the fathers of the common-rail diesel, and a true powertrain guru, is someon ...
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PSA demonstrates realistic way of measuring fuel economy

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2 2016

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PSA says it aims to win back trust from consumers in the wake of VW's emissions-cheating scandal by ...
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VW's Seat profit is actually a loss

Christiaan Hetzner
5:29 am U.S. ET | March 23 2016

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When is making a profit actually a loss? When you're the accountant at VW Group's underperforming Se ...
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German car sales rose 8% in April, adding to France, Italy, Spain gains
German new-car registrations rose 8 percent in April, joining robust growth in France, Italy and Spa ...
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French car sales rise nearly 7% in April
French new-car sales rose nearly 7 percent in April, boosted by strong gains at foreign automakers i ...
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European car sales rise 6% in March but VW brand dips
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent last month despite a fall in sales for Volkswagen's cor ...
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Russia's March car sales drop 10% as decline slows
New-car sales in Russia fell 10 percent in March, the smallest decline in 15 months, causing a leadi ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 5% in March
Western European car sales rose 5.2 percent in March on strong growth in the UK, France and Italy. F ...
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VW brand trails rivals as Europe sales rise 14% in February
European new-car sales rose 14 percent in February, but Volkswagen lost market share for the sixth m ...
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Nissan Qashqai, Audi Q3 lead continued sales surge for SUVs in Europe
Sales of SUVs and crossovers surged 22 percent in Europe last year, outpacing the overall market's 8 ...
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Western Europe car sales rose 14% in February
Western European car sales rose 14 percent in February as key regional markets reported double-digit ...
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European car sales rise 6% in January but VW share hit by diesel scandal
European car sales rose 6.3 percent last month, although Volkswagen, the region's No. ...
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Why French and Germans still believe in the compact minivan sector
Compact minivan sales remain valuable to French and German automakers even though more brands are qu ...
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PSA's marketing revamp will be headed by Renault veteran
PSA Group's new head of sales and marketing, Stephen Norman, will lead an overhaul of the automaker' ...
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Porsche development chief Hatz to leave company
Porsche said its development chief, Wolfgang Hatz, has left the company amid parent VW Group's emiss ...
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BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations
BMW has rewarded a regional manager who “fully embraced” the automaker's efforts to create its Future Retail dealership standards. ...
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IAC promotes two execs to head N.A., Europe operations
International Automotive Components named Maurice Sessel and Kelli Carney to run its North American and European operations, respectively. ...
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Mini appoints new head of Americas
David Duncan, head of Mini of the Americas, will take on a new role as head of BMW Group's corporate and special sales. ...
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Renault names new finance chief as Thormann retires due to poor health
Renault finance director Dominique Thormann is retiring for health reasons. He will be succeeded by Clotilde Delbos, currently a senior vice president at the automaker. ...
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Renault picks company veteran to head Dacia
Renault named veteran executive Yves Caracatzanis as head of its Dacia low-cost brand in Romania. ...
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PSA promotes Italy chief to run Changan JV in China
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen named veteran manager Olivier Mornet as president of its Chongqing Changan Auto ...
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GM appoints veteran Brazilian executive as Europe engineering chief
GM named Brazilian national William Bertagni as head of its European vehicle engineering unit. Berta ...
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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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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
Toyota expects to solidify its position as the region's leader in hybrid sales with the new Prius, w ...
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
Mercedes-Benz makes a big leap toward self-driving cars with the new E class, which debuts a hands-f ...
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Kia renews Sportage but drops the price
Kia has reduced the price of its new Sportage in the key German market even though the SUV is roomie ...
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Audi focuses on battery to make Q7 e-tron stand out from plug-in rivals
Audi expects its Q7 e-tron plug-in hybrid to stand out from a fast-growing list of competitors that ...
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Subaru wants Levorg to help brand forget losing Legacy
Subaru expects its new Levorg station wagon to have success in Europe that eluded the vehicle it rep ...
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SsangYong adds diesel, awd to Tivoli SUV
SsangYong hopes the addition of a diesel engine will boost sales of its Tivoli in Europe's booming s ...
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Range Rover Evoque convertible is not a 'niche too far'
Land Rover says its Range Rover Evoque created a new niche for sporty premium compact SUVs when the ...
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Hyundai Tucson gets big boost from Europe's SUV boom
Hyundai expects the Tucson to change perceptions of the brand in Europe, thanks to its bolder design ...
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Product launches follow a faster cadence
New model launches are getting faster, more frequent and less certain. They also might be a lot fart ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Mercedes GLC
Production of the first-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC began in June 2015 at parent Daimler's factory ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar XF
Assembly of the second-generation Jaguar XF began in June 2015 at Jaguar Land Rover's factory in Cas ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q7
Assembly of the second-generation Audi Q7 began in February 2015 at the German automaker's factory i ...
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