The trade problem is taxes and tariffsJune 12
The trade problem with the Germans lies in taxation and tariffs, Bob Lutz writes.
Lutz: Fields great for 15 years agoJune 5
It’s natural to turn to Bob Lutz for perspective when there is a big shake-up at a company he once helped run. So what did Maximum Bob make of the changes at Ford?
Barra's move to sell Opel signals deeper change at GMFeb. 14
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-drivingNov. 14, 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.
First Shift: Sweeping changes at AutoNationOct. 28, 2016
AutoNation to launch no-haggle used-car stores, reports Q3 profit drop; Mitsu posts loss; VW Atlas reveal; Ford-Unifor update; Dealer Stewart sues rival; Musk's reply to Lutz jab.
Bob Lutz blasts Tesla, Musk, compares followers to a 'religious cult'Oct. 26, 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 timeOct. 3, 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.
First Shift: Update could have saved driver, Musk saysSept. 12, 2016
Tesla Autopilot update could have saved driver, Musk says; FCA rethinking Jeep assembly plan?; Audi deepens ties with Chinese tech firms; Lutz discusses VLF luxury-car venture.
Co-directors tell why they made auto bailout documentarySept. 7, 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?Aug. 29, 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 millAug. 15, 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.