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First Shift: Biden Corvette fan-in-chief

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2014
In Detroit, VP praises auto comeback, tells of driveway caper, U.S. to trim Ally stake; Ford: Enough aluminum to make F-150.... Read More »

 

AutoNews Now: Akerson: 'This was a mission'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2014
Ex-GM CEO looks back: Shaking up culture; befriending UAW; fixing fundamentals, and pushing Barra outside comfort zone.... Read More »

 

First Shift: UAW’s King vs. Nissan

7:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2014
Outgoing leader on organizing, 'right to work' and his goal to end two-tier wages; lessons from old GM; a 'friendly' ad strategy?... Read More »

 

2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Akerson 'optimistic' about Opel's future

Jan. 16, 2014 13:44 CET
General Motors' departing CEO Dan Akerson said he is "optimistic" about the automaker's struggling European brand, Opel. The brand's market share rose in Europe for the first time in 14 years in 2013, Akerson told the Automotive News World Congress.... Read More »

 

2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Akerson reflects on his beginning, tenure and legacy at GM

6:36 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
General Motors' departing CEO Dan Akerson says his successor faces tougher pressure than he ever did as the first woman to lead a major automaker, but says Mary Barra is a unique leader who “knows the business from the shop floor up.”... Read More »

 

2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

VW, Daimler brave European downturn to offer top shareholder value

7:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
Despite the malaise in the European car market, two German automakers and a French supplier have recently delivered the most value to shareholders of all global automotive companies, the consultancy PwC said Wednesday as it honored the winners of the Global Automotive Shareholder Value Awards, sponsored by Automotive News.... Read More »

 

2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Facebook exec says network has untapped potential to influence car shoppers

3:56 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
There's an opening for automakers to boost brand consideration on Facebook within the sea of vacation photos and witty status updates.... Read More »

 

2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

54.5 mpg possible with today's technology, JCI executive says

4:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
Automakers can meet the CAFE target without introducing high volumes of electric cars and plug-in hybrids, said members of the purchasing panel Wednesday at the Automotive News World Congress.... Read More »

 

AutoNews Now: Ford's Fields talks tech

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
Blue Oval COO won't 'take a step back' on MyFord Touch; Subaru eyes 500,000 U.S. sales by '16; GM's Hill succeeds Batey.... Read More »

 

2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

GM's Ammann upbeat on Opel, product portfolio and transaction prices

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
General Motors' European Opel unit is in "the best shape it's been in a very long time" and gained market share for the first time in 14 years in 2013, GM President Dan Ammann said today.... Read More »

 

First Shift: AutoNation chief: Slow down

7:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
Jackson warns carmakers to tame output, says '14 will be 'real test'; Toyota exec defends fuel-cell push; Volvo on China exports.... Read More »

 

2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

UAW members will 'overwhelmingly' back dues hike, King says

2:31 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
UAW President Bob King today said he believes workers will “overwhelmingly” support increasing dues for the first time since 1967 to shore up the union's strike fund and help it win better contracts.... Read More »

 

2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

New approach to collaboration needed for auto innovation, panel says

12:10 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
Automakers need to revamp their decades-old relationships with suppliers and develop more collaborative relationships in order to quickly add new functionality to connected cars, a panel on vehicle technology and innovation agreed today at the Automotive News World Congress.... Read More »

 

2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Manheim, AutoTrader leader says transparency 'makes everybody a winner'

11:18 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
Data is a powerful tool that, when used correctly, can help dealers stock the right vehicles for their markets and provide transparency that helps auto consumers feel that they paid a fair price, said the president of Manheim and AutoTrader Group.... Read More »

 

2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Pent-up demand just starting, expect 17 million sales in 2015, says Citi analyst

11:34 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
DETROIT -- Auto sales will be stronger than expected this year and next because pent-up demand isn’t used up but just starting, says Itay Michaeli, head of auto research for Citi Investment.
He sees U.S. light-vehicle sales of 16.4 million this year, at the top end of the range of most forecasters. But his 2015 outlook for 17 million sales is significantly higher than the pack.... Read More »

 

2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Subaru on track for 500,000 U.S. sales by 2016, says Doll

10:58 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
Subaru of America sales will likely grow to 500,000 units by 2016 as the brand adds capacity at its only plant in the United States, said company President Tom Doll.... Read More »

 

2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Toyota wants a bulletproof fuel-cell entry

5:54 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
Toyota is ready to take some flak when it plunges into mass-market hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles next year. Literally.... Read More »

 

2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Ford's Fields: 'Automotive has all of the excitement of Silicon Valley'

10:20 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
Driven by the rise of the millennial generation and a global growth boom, the auto industry is in the midst of a new golden age, said Mark Fields, Ford COO, in a speech Tuesday at the Automotive News World Congress.... Read More »

 

2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Ford wins 4th straight Polk award for most-loyal customers

5:07 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
Ford earned honors for the fourth consecutive year as the car company with the most-loyal customers, according to the Polk Automotive Loyalty Awards presented at the Automotive News World Congress by IHS Automotive.... Read More »

 

2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

'Digital first' is now automaker marketing execs' mantra

6:24 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
Social media, YouTube videos and other digital advertising platforms are now driving how automotive marketing executives plan their campaigns, a panel of automotive marketing executives said Tuesday.... Read More »

 

2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

AutoNation's Jackson warns of excessive inventory levels in 2014

2:18 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson is warning manufacturers to slow production in 2014. Jackson said the auto industry is unlikely to grow in 2014 at the same rate it has been growing in the past few years.... Read More »

 

2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Volvos made in China to come to U.S. 'fairly quickly,' says CEO

4:05 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
Volvos produced in China will be exported to the U.S. market “fairly quickly,” Hakan Samuelsson, CEO of Volvo Car Corp. said at the Automotive News World Congress.... Read More »

 

Get free unlimited access to our Web site for Detroit show

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
Automotive News is holding an online open house this week.... Read More »

 

KEITH CRAIN

Detroit is well worth the trip

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2014
The Detroit show is always remarkable with more debuts than anywhere else and lots of executives who are available to share insights on what's shaping this global industry. In addition, I add with a certain amount of pride, Automotive News will be opening the 38th Automotive News World Congress in the midst of the auto show's press days.... Read More »

 

Ford, BorgWarner, JCI execs join congress panel

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2013
A panel of experts will talk about supplier-automaker collaboration in a roundtable discussion at the Automotive News World Congress in January in Detroit.... Read More »

 

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