Robert Cox, ad man behind Ford's 'Quality is Job 1' pitch, diesWed, 29, Jun 2016
Robert Cox, an outspoken New York advertising executive who helped Ford embrace the slogan “Quality is Job 1” in the 1980s and later worked on ad campaigns for Honda, Saturn and a Mercedes-Benz dealership in New Jersey, died June 18. He was 78.
Industry's sales record streak to end in 2016?Thu, 30, Jun 2016
A newly released report from AlixPartners forecasts U.S. light-vehicle sales of 17.5 million in 2017 -- down slightly from this year's 17.8 million forecast. The consulting firm expects U.S. sales to bottom out at 15.2 million vehicles in 2019.
GM slashes 4G broadband data-plan pricingWed, 29, Jun 2016
General Motors is cutting rates in half on its OnStar 4G LTE data plans, a bid to drive greater use of in-vehicle Internet service and plug what the company sees as a key differentiator.
Ally shareholder Feinberg resigns from board after showdown with advisory firmTue, 28, Jun 2016
Stephen Feinberg, Ally Financial's third-largest shareholder, stepped down from the auto lender's board after an investor-advisory firm faulted his ability to use the stock as collateral for debt.
Suzuki Motor appoints scion as CEO to rebuild after testing scandalWed, 29, Jun 2016
Suzuki Motor Corp. tapped the son of the company patriarch to become CEO, keeping management of Japan's fourth-largest automaker with the founding family as it tries to recover from a testing scandal.
Tesla investor group wants more independent board, cites Musk tiesTue, 28, Jun 2016
An investor group called on Tesla to add two independent directors to its board and separate the roles of chairman and chief executive as it highlighted founder and CEO Elon Musk's dominance of the board in the wake of Tesla's proposed bid for SolarCity.
Citroen seeks salvation in new wave of quirky carsTue, 28, Jun 2016
Citroen went from oozing elegance and quirky charm to producing vehicles that lacked the panache of their ancestors. The arrival of the C4 Cactus rekindled Citroen's spark. CEO Linda Jackson aims to capitalize on this momentum with new design that's somewhere "between different and bizarre."
Uber, Lyft settle litigation involving top executivesTue, 28, Jun 2016
Rival ride services Uber and Lyft have settled high stakes litigation involving two of their top executives, court filings show, in advance of a trial that could have aired sensitive details about both companies.
Takata CEO says he'll step down once 'new regime' is in placeTue, 28, Jun 2016
Takata CEO Shigehisa Takada said he will resign after a "new management regime" is found, finally heeding calls for change so that the auto parts supplier can move ahead in dealing with a multibillion dollar airbag recall.
Jeep Compass, Patriot replacement due early next yearThu, 23, Jun 2016
The single vehicle replacing the Jeep Compass and Patriot will debut in late September in Brazil and will retain one of the two names, Jeep brand head Mike Manley said Thursday. The vehicle, known internally as the C-SUV, is not delayed and will be shown in the U.S. at the L.A. Auto Show in November. It will go sale in the U.S. in early 2017. Jeep has also set a hard date for the introduction of a long-awaited Wrangler-based pickup: Early 2018.
Nissan's to-do list: Range, autonomySat, 25, Jun 2016
Nissan will introduce two new technologies this year to move the needle on CEO Carlo Ghosn's goal of making Nissan a leader in electric vehicles and self-driving cars.
M-B execs to sample life in the storesMon, 27, Jun 2016
About 40 Mercedes-Benz USA managers will each spend a week this summer working at a Mercedes-Benz dealership. New CEO Dietmar Exler mandated tours of duty to help his people see how the decisions they make in the home office play out in the real world.