Executives

AutoNation adds 16 stores, makes biggest purchase since 2001

8:15 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18, 2015

AutoNation, the largest U.S. dealership group, has agreed to buy 16 stores representing more than $600 million in annual revenue, including its biggest single dealership purchase since 2001....
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Audi launches special sales service for R8 and RS buyers

Aug. 18, 2015 06:01 CET

Audi is rolling out dedicated space in selected showrooms for buyers of its R8 supercar and high-performance RS models. The automaker plans to have 200 so-called Audi Sport dealers in place by the year-end....
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Will U.S. get Buick made in China?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2015

In 2013, GM polled some U.S. Buick dealers about their volume and model-mix expectations for a new vehicle: a compact crossover that has since been launched in China as the Buick Envision. It's two years later and there's no U.S. Envision, leaving industry watchers and dealers scratching their heads....
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Cadillac 'definitely' bringing diesels to U.S. in several years

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2015

Cadillac will launch diesel-powered models in the U.S. early in the next decade, said the brand's president, Johan de Nysschen....
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Tesla stock price predicted to nearly double, Morgan Stanley says

1:49 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2015

Forget about a mere 15 percent increase in stock value -- how about a 90 percent one? That's how bullish Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas is on Tesla....
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Former Porsche communications chief charged with aiding market manipulation

Aug. 17, 2015 16:17 CET

A German prosecutor charged Porsche's former communications chief, Anton Hunger, with aiding market manipulation related to the purchase of Volkswagen Group shares, after dropping identical charges against Porsche's supervisory board....
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What a difference a Trump -- and a day -- can make for Ford

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2015

Score another one for Donald Trump....
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Toyota to embrace online car shopping

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2015

Toyota plans to unveil its own version of Scion's Pure Process Plus online transaction system within the next six to 12 months....
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Fine-tune your marketing message with help from experts

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2015

With a constantly changing marketing landscape, how do you ensure that your message is on target and reaching new and diverse consumers? Five influential automotive marketing executives will speak on that topic at the Automotive News Marketing Seminar on Sept. 22 at the New York Marriott Marquis....
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Obituary

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2015

Jean Mayer, who rose through the ranks at Ford Motor Co. to become a global purchasing executive, died Aug. 5. She was 61....
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De Nysschen's Cadillac: On track, but a slow one

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 16, 2015

Johan de Nysschen says his first-year report card offers a glimpse of his vision for the future, one in which Cadillacs are coveted luxury goods rather than simply decent cars that consumers will consider if the deal is enticing enough....
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Henrik Fisker designs exotic convertible for Galpin

6:57 am U.S. ET | Aug. 16, 2015

Luxury designer Henrik Fisker has created a convertible variation of the Ford GT Mustang to be sold by Galpin Auto Sports of Los Angeles....
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The man charged with meeting Nissan's profit-margin goal

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2015

Trevor Mann, Nissan's chief performance officer and a self-declared efficiency fanatic, has the automaker within striking distance of its goal of an 8 percent operating-profit margin by spring 2017....
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Fiat Chrysler poised to keep momentum after Ferrari spinoff

Aug. 14, 2015 17:22 CET

A recovering European car market, improving margins and well-received new models have made some analysts more bullish that Fiat Chrysler's shares will continue to rise even after it spins off Ferrari....
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German prosecutors drop case against Porsche board

Aug. 14, 2015 18:20 CET

German prosecutors have dropped a case against members of Porsche Automobil's supervisory board, which includes Ferdinand Piech and Wolfgang Porsche, for suspected market manipulation. But they are still pursuing a separate case against Porsche's former CEO and CFO....
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Tesla raises share offering to $642.5 million

7:10 am U.S. ET | Aug. 14, 2015

Electric automaker Tesla Motors said today it was looking to raise about $642.5 million through a share sale, above the $500 million it announced on Thursday....
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Mercedes' China surge pushes it past BMW, Audi in July

Aug. 14, 2015 11:55 CET

Mercedes sold more luxury cars worldwide than the Audi and BMW brands in July as its rising deliveries in China defied a market slowdown there. Mercedes' surge left it just 272 units behind Audi after seven months for second place in the global premium-car sales race....
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Delphi adds tech executive to its board

12:49 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 14, 2015

Delphi Automotive said it has expanded its board of directors to include tech industry veteran Bethany Mayer....
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Tesla seeks to raise about $500 million through share sale

7:18 am U.S. ET | Aug. 13, 2015

Tesla Motors plans to raise about $500 million through the sale of 2.1 million shares. CEO Elon Musk has indicated an interest in buying nearly 84,000 shares for about $20 million in the offering, the company said today....
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After ripping Ford, Trump says other automakers building in Mexico are next

11:02 am U.S. ET | Aug. 13, 2015

Donald Trump told a Detroit newspaper that he plans to broaden his recent criticism of Ford to include other automakers that are expanding production in Mexico instead of the U.S. Trump, the leading Republican presidential candidate, said automakers can reduce labor costs by moving plants from Michigan to parts of the U.S. where wages are lower....
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JAMIE LaREAU

BLOG: Sales legend rings up with advice on cars, marriage, cars

10:03 am U.S. ET | Aug. 13, 2015

From 1966-77, Joe Girard won the annual title as the world's No. 1 car salesman. He retired from selling cars at age 49 and launched a career as a speaker and writer. Today, at 86, Girard is still a speaker....
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Fiat heir shows his grandfather's dealmaking flair

Aug. 13, 2015 10:58 CET

Fiat Chrysler Chairman John Elkann is showing that he shares the flair his grandfather, Gianni Agnelli, had for making deals. He is also showing that he is not content with preserving the family's industrial legacy, he wants to make it grow....
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Ford remains 'bullish on China' long term

12:03 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 12, 2015

Ford's head of global purchasing today said the company remains "bullish on China" despite a drop in auto sales recently. "Longer term, we're still very bullish on China," said Hau Thai-Tang, head of global purchasing for Ford....
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Agnelli family raises stake in The Economist

Aug. 12, 2015 11:33 CET

The Agnelli family's Exor holding, through which it controls Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, has become the largest investor in the company that publishes The Economist weekly magazine. The move further reduces the Agnelli's dependence on the auto industry....
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Donald Trump bashes Ford in Mich. speech

6:30 am U.S. ET | Aug. 12, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump came to the home state of the auto industry and attacked Ford for building factories in Mexico. And the Michigan faithful in attendance sided with the outspoken mogul....
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