Barra's move to sell Opel signals deeper change at GMTue, 14, Feb 2017
If General Motors CEO Mary Barra succeeds in concluding a deal with French automaker Peugeot SA, she will have delivered in an unexpected way on her promise to have GM “disrupt ourselves” rather than wait to be jolted by outside forces.
Bob Lutz calling: Let's talk about self-drivingMon, 14, Nov 2016
Former General Motors Vice Chairman Bob Lutz laid out a vision in a keynote at the Michigan Venture Capital Association Annual Awards Dinner. Speaking of a world that would exist 15 to 25 years from now, Lutz said that fully automated vehicles won't look like traditional cars and trucks.
Bob Lutz blasts Tesla, Musk, compares followers to a 'religious cult'Wed, 26, Oct 2016
Former General Motors Vice Chairman Bob Lutz, appearing on CNBC earlier today, blasted Tesla CEO Elon Musk -- and his followers. "Tesla supporters are like members of a religious cult," he told the business news network.
Crooked executives could face jail timeMon, 03, Oct 2016
In the future, auto-industry executives may be more at risk for individual criminal prosecution for their actions. In the Volkswagen diesel cheating and the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles sales misrepresentation cases, prosecutors appear to be looking more intently at the executives involved.
Co-directors tell why they made auto bailout documentaryWed, 07, Sep 2016
A pair of former movie and television executives believed the public didn't get the full story about the U.S. auto industry bailout and made the film "Live Another Day," a documentary adapted from the Paul Ingrassia book Crash Course. The film debuts in theaters Sept. 16.
What's Lutz got to say about it?Mon, 29, Aug 2016
Bob Lutz's opinions may be a dime a dozen, but they are never boring. Thus -- courtesy of Car and Driver -- here are new takes on several hot-button topics from the ex-BMW/Ford/Chrysler/General Motors superstar, now 84.
Lutz adds to Corvette rumor millMon, 15, Aug 2016
The Corvette rumor mill in Detroit is spinning at high rpms this summer. Former General Motors product czar Bob Lutz speculates about a plug-in hybrid version, and a Cadillac sports car to replace the XLR.
How a panicky Ford came up with ExplorerMon, 11, Jul 2016
Jeep, now celebrating its 75th anniversary, has spawned many a competitor, though few have been as successful as the Ford Explorer. And it was future Chrysler guy Bob Lutz who put Ford hot on the trail of the then-new XJ Cherokee in the 1980s.
Lutz: Buying Jeep was 'turning point' for ChryslerMon, 11, Jul 2016
OK, who's up next for top GM design job?Mon, 18, Apr 2016
Mike Simcoe, who takes over for Ed Welburn as General Motors' head of global design July 1, has about seven years before he reaches GM's typical retirement age of 65. Sure, that's a long time, but for such a seminal job, it's never too early to start speculating about a successor.
Lutz helped create 'Driving Machine' tag lineSun, 06, Mar 2016
Automotive legend Bob Lutz, a BMW board member in the early 1970s, played a significant role in raising BMW's profile. In particular, he is credited with helping create company-owned sales arms in Europe.