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Ram 1500 wins Truck of Texas for 3rd time in 4 years

11:46 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2013
For the third time in four years, the Ram 1500 has been named the Truck of Texas by the Texas Auto Writers Association, retaining its 2012 title and beating out the redesigned Chevrolet Silverado.... Read More »


Launches hurt IQS results

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 24, 2013
The increasing frequency of vehicle launches, coupled with the complex infotainment systems going into new models these days, make launching a vehicle a big risk for a brand's quality perception. The more cars and trucks that automakers introduced in 2012, the worse those companies did in the 2013 J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study survey released last week.... Read More »


GM goes dark on output stats, causes stir

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 17, 2013
General Motors' decision to stop publicly disclosing monthly production numbers has touched off concern among industry analysts and economists, as well as suppliers that rely on the data for their production plans.... Read More »


Voice controls: Just another distraction?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 17, 2013
Car companies are moving full steam ahead on voice controls and are unlikely to be slowed by the note of caution AAA sounded last week, automakers and suppliers say. The influential consumer group, which has more than 53 million members in North America, released research last week that showed voice-to-text systems can cause as much mental distraction as talking on a hand-held cellphone.... Read More »


Study: New products bolster market share

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 10, 2013
Automakers who replace their products faster stand to increase market share over the next four years, according to a new industry forecast from Bank of America Merrill Lynch. That bodes well for the Detroit 3 because they are on the cusp of a wave of product redesigns. The financial company's analysis predicts that General Motors and Ford Motor Co. each will add a point of market share by 2016 because of a slew of critical product replacements.... Read More »



CEOs' pay grows with the economy

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 10, 2013
Ford CEO Alan Mulally has repeated as highest-paid CEO at publicly traded North America-based automotive companies. Mulally took home $68,443,381 in 2012, up slightly from the $68,247,702 he made in 2011. He climbed to the top of last year's list after placing third in the 2010 rankings. Unlike previous years, Mulally isn't the only automaker CEO on the list. No. 33 on this list of 35 executives is General Motors CEO Dan Akerson.... Read More »


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