New CEO puts Delphi in Chapter 11. With his blunt demands for concessions from the UAW and General Motors, Miller becomes a human lightning rod.
The tireless promoter spins a vision of cheap Chinese cars flooding the United States. He hoped to sell Chinese cars here by 2007, to be financed by millions collected from eager dealer-investors. So far, the dealers arent biting.
Toyotas vice chairman quietly but aggressively goes about the job of overtaking GM. In the U.S. market he has adopted an I can do anything strategy, introducing full-sized pickups and fuel-sipping hybrids.
Ford Motors CEO struggles mightily to keep his boat afloat despite falling sales, the Visteon bailout and an exodus of key executives. Now Bill is betting the ranch on the Mark-and-Anne show. Can Mark Fields and Anne Stevens turbocharge Fords turnaround?
The UAW presidents tenure is starting to look like Napoleons retreat from Moscow. Gettelfinger grants health care concessions to GM and ponders wage cuts for Delphi. The rank and file wont thank him
The Renault-Nissan boss takes over Nissans U.S. operations, and sales continue to grow. Hell move U.S. headquarters from Los Angeles to Nashville, Tenn.
The Las Vegas multibillionaire buys a big chunk of GMs common stock. Kerkorian seems certain to demand more cost cutting. Will Kirk be Rick Wagoners puppeteer?
Fords manufacturing boss is promoted to COO of the Americas. Shes the auto industrys highest ranking female executive. But its too early to tell whether the Mark-and-Anne show will get boffo reviews.
GMs CEO takes over North American operations, strikes a health care deal and announces 30,000 job cuts. But Wagoner is not out of the woods yet.