Kia leads industry in J.D. Power quality studyWed, 22, Jun 2016
Kia overtook Porsche to lead the industry in J.D. Power's annual report card on vehicle quality, marking the first time in 27 years that a nonpremium brand has topped the list. Kia, with 83 problems reported per 100 vehicles, joins Toyota as the only nonpremium brands to have finished first in the 30-year history of the Initial Quality Study.
GM names Tony Francavilla as head of global qualityWed, 08, Jun 2016
General Motors has appointed veteran manufacturing executive Tony Francavilla as its global quality chief. Francavilla, 58, replaces the departed Grace Lieblein, who retired at the end of 2015 after working in the position for about a year. Like Lieblein, he will report to GM CEO Mary Barra.
Ford Fiesta footprint to expandTue, 07, Jun 2016
The Ford Fiesta will grow in size when it is redesigned for the 2018 model year, new spy photographs show. The Fiesta has been criticized for a cramped interior relative to its competitors, and the upcoming redesign aims to address that and other concerns.