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Through the years, for obvious reasons, the pathways of Ford and GM have always been intertwined. Their leaders have always been compared. Today, the differences are glaring.
Jim Hackett, the former furniture company CEO who expected to be spending his 60s enjoying retirement, is instead teaching a course on survival to a century-old automaker.
Quotes from speaches and presentations at the 2018 Automotive News World Congress
AN World Congress: Hackett on EVs, Apple cars, saying yes to Ford; Keogh on Audi's 'staggering shift'; Mazda exec stands by internal combustion engines; Subaru backs AV proving ground.
When Jim Hackett was offered the position as CEO of Ford last May, he almost declined. "I needed time with my family and a deep moment to think about it," he said.
Ford is expanding its mobility vision from the self-driving car to the cities it expects them to operate in.
At CES: Ford's vision for cities, Stein's tech takeaways, Intel reveals autonomous car, Aptiv, Lyft to continue ride-hailing test on Strip, Visteon view; Continental mulls an overhaul.
More U.S. sales tales: Rare GM feat, Ford bestseller, Vans dip, Jeep slips; Skoda vet to run VW U.S. sales; Hackett visits Chicago plants; Detroit preps for showtime; Mini gets fresh.
The staff of Automotive News ranked the top 10 stories from 2017, and EVs -- absent from the list a year ago -- shot to the No. 1 spot.
2017's top hellos, goodbyes: Shakeup at top of Ford; Lincoln names MKO'd; Tesla finally delivers; Vamoose Viper; A Honda flies the coupe; Exec retirements, new faces.
Here's a look back at some of the more memorable photos of executives from 2017.
Unifor chief: 'NAFTA is going to blow up'; Ford CEO to harassers: 'We don't want you here'; U.S. sales expected to fall short; Where to find a Chinese prototype and a '72 El Camino.
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