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Q&A | JASON STOICEVICH, FIAT

Patient Fiat dealers in U.S. are eager for new vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2015
Jason Stoicevich, who heads the Fiat brand in North America, says help is coming for Fiat dealers eager for more models and volume.... Read More »

 

FROM THE SIDELINES

Ford opts to dial up radio service spots

6:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2015
Ford passed on a TV commercial during the Super Bowl, but it did broadcast commercials during the big game -- on radio -- to pitch service at its dealerships.... Read More »

 

Aston gets cash backing to overhaul lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015
Aston Martin's main financial backer has pledged to provide cash for a freshened vehicle lineup that the British carmaker plans to reveal in March at the Geneva auto show.... Read More »

 

GM to suspend output in Russia

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015
The weak and volatile Russian ruble has forced General Motors to suspend production at its St. Petersburg, Russia, assembly plant from mid-March until mid-May.... Read More »

 

Recall costs, tepid sales torpedo Honda profit

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015
Tepid sales and hefty recall expenses broadsided North American profit at Honda Motor Co. in the latest quarter, prompting the automaker to trim its full-year sales and profit outlooks.... Read More »

 

Ford predicts big '15 gains after '14 earnings drop

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015
Ford Motor Co. last week said it expects a "breakthrough year" ahead after its earnings fell by $4 billion in 2014 amid a flurry of vehicle launches.... Read More »

 

Porsche plans EV-only Pajun, report says

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015
Porsche will sell its long-planned Pajun sedan only as an electric car to compete with vehicles such as the Tesla Model S, a German magazine reported.... Read More »

 

Bosch vs. 'Googles and Apples of the world'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015
Bosch is a company increasingly torn between the traditional roots that made it strong and the rapidly developing demands imposed by a digital marketplace.... Read More »

 

Q&A

Gardner: Compact segment key to mass-market success

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015
Al Gardner, Chrysler brand head, spoke with Staff Reporter Larry P. Vellequette about how Chrysler will fill the market left by Dodge and find its own customers.... Read More »

 

After ending its long downturn, Europe sees positive signs in 2015

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015
Europe's six-year sales slump finally ended in 2014 as more than 80 percent of the brands competing in the region reported a year-on-year increase.... Read More »

 

Full speed ahead for aluminum

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015
Aluminum company executives say the modest fuel economy gain posted by the aluminum-bodied 2015 Ford F-150 has not dented automakers' enthusiasm for the metal.... Read More »

 

Q&A

Audi pushes toward fully autonomous cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015
Audi plans to start offering advanced self-driving features in its cars by the end of next year. The company's technology boss, Ulrich Hackenberg, meanwhile, expects fully autonomous vehicles to be ready for serial production within 10 years.... Read More »

 

THE CAT COMES BACK

Jaguar expects record rewards from huge investments in products and plants

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015
Jaguar appears poised to have a record 2015 and to keep increasing global sales to well more than 200,000 this decade as a massive investment in products, plants and underpinnings starts to pay dividends, executives and analysts say.... Read More »

 

TIM LEULIETTE, CEO, VISTEON CORP.

Visteon zeros in on 1 segment: The connected car

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015
With Visteon Corp.'s announcement last month that it would sell its division that produces heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, the supplier is concentrating on one product segment: cockpit information systems.... Read More »

 

PHIL MARTENS, CEO, NOVELIS

Game on with steel, says aluminum supplier Novelis

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015
Phil Martens, CEO of aluminum giant Novelis, knows both sides of the auto metals business.... Read More »

 

STEFAN SOMMER, CEO, ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN

With TRW, ZF can offer advanced driverless tech

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015
ZF Friedrichshafen AG's acquisition of TRW Automotive will make it a key player in collision avoidance and driverless cars.... Read More »

 

For Infiniti Q50, 'we need to give it some love' in ads

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015
Infiniti's new global ad agency will help "re-stimulate" the brand's volume leader, the Q50 sedan, this spring, nearly two years after its U.S. launch.... Read More »

 

2014 N.A. output up 6%

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015
North American car and truck production rose 6 percent to 17,568,729 vehicles in 2014, according to preliminary estimates. It is the third-largest year ever, surpassed only by 17,598,866 in 2000 and 17,582,611 in 1999.... Read More »

 

Exec: Enterprise holds steady on program cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015
Unlike its two closest competitors, Hertz Corp. and Avis Budget Group Inc., Enterprise Holdings is not increasing the percentage of its 2015 fleet filled by program cars, vehicles for which the automaker takes responsibility for remarketing, said the executive in charge of the company's vehicle acquisitions.... Read More »

 

Ford again wins customer-loyalty title

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015
Ford Motor Co. retained the crown in the 2014 model year for most-loyal customers, while Maserati won top honors for conquests, according to the IHS Automotive Loyalty Awards.... Read More »

 

GM's got no beef with suppliers' dough

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015
If Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne is looking for an ally to wring price concessions from suppliers, he won't find one in Steve Kiefer, General Motors' new head of purchasing.... Read More »

 

Auto writers go ga-ga for the Ford GT

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015
Hardly ever (let's back up, never) can we recall a car getting such a warm auto show welcome as the Ford GT, the surprise stunner at the 2015 Detroit extravaganza. Auto writers were left gasping for air.... Read More »

 

Acura boss: What would Taco Bell do?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015
Acura boss Mike Accavitti let a case of the Mexican munchies get the better of him when he conceded Taco Bell was a source of marketing inspiration for his luxury auto marque.... Read More »

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Just think of the money you save

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015
From $4-$5 a gallon to $2-$3 is good news for every driver and the auto industry.... Read More »

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Forcing EVs on us is a good idea?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015
Electric vehicles and hybrids should not be socially engineered into our lives whether people want them or not.... Read More »

 

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