Breaking through? Ford wants profit surge
Key launch successes boost expectations
October 26, 2015
...Ford CEO Mark Fields has described 2015 as a "breakthrough year" for the...
GM's Bryan Nesbitt named chief Buick stylist in design shuffle
June 4, 2015
General Motors has assigned Bryan Nesbitt the new global head of design for Buick amid a broader shuffling of design executives at the...
In Russia: Ford holds; GM folds
U.S. rivals take nearly opposite strategies as market crisis persists
March 23, 2014
Ford may be suffering just as badly from the meltdown in Russian car sales, but don't expect it to follow General Motors' lead and abandon...
file under O M G
Hyundai Motor hires longtime BMW executive in performance-car push - AuroNews
December 21, 2014
SEOUL (Reuters) -- Hyundai Motor Corp. and affiliate Kia Motors Corp. hired Albert Biermann, chief engineer for BMW's M performance cars and light trucks, to develop...
Cadillac chief envisions $250,000 flagship car -- in 2029
AutoNews - Reuters
November 19, 2014
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -- Cadillac's new boss believes General Motors' premium brand could eventually sell ultra-luxury cars that retail for a quarter-million dollars by 2029.
"It is too early today...
Marketing boss spits in Cadillac's alphabet soup - Automotive News
March 17, 2014
Cadillac's alphabetic naming structure -- CTS, SRX, ELR and so on -- has its share of critics. Count new marketing boss Uwe Ellinghaus among them.
"There's no doubt with an expanding product portfolio we need to...
subtitle: and being "engaged"
via spudz64 @ BON, "Automotive News has coverage of the NADA convention (auto dealers) and they have a Q&A with Bill Knight, Lincoln's dealer council chairman. Among the interesting things discussed:"
After a difficult year, Lincoln sees better days ahead -...
deliberately posting this is the Asian section
depending on how this develops, maybe move Volvo here permanently?
Volvo execs, owner Geely clash over brand direction - AutoNews
Norihiko Shirouzu, Reuters
September 10, 2013 - 3:40 pm ET
Photo credit: BLOOMBERG
Safe, solid and understated in a...
thanks again to BAW264, the articles are now up:
Future Products: Ford & Lincoln - AutoNews
here's the original info that BAW264 found:
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so the MKC is pushed back
Ford targets higher capital spending, dividend boost by mid-decade - AutoNews
August 14, 2013 - 1:17 pm ET
UPDATED: 8/14/13 4:54 pm ET - adds more details
http://www.autonews.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/storyimage/CA/20130814/OEM/130819964/AR/0/AR-130819964.jpg&q=80&MaxW=228DETROIT (Reuters) -- Ford...
GM shares return to $33 IPO price on optimism for truck sales - AutoNews
May 17, 2013
Shares in General Motors topped its $33 initial public offering price for the first time in more than two years as the automaker prepares to introduce redesigned full-sized pickups.
$30,000 is the new luxury-car hot spot
Lowering the bar to woo not-quite-rich under-40s
Diana T. Kurylko
January 21, 2013
DETROIT -- There's a new price battleground -- $30,000 -- for luxury-car makers as they chase younger buyers with small front-wheel-drive vehicles that are...
crossrefernce: Fusion/Escape Recall thread
Ford: We'll learn from launch recalls - AutomotiveNews
December 17, 2012
..."The key for us is obviously to do better on our quality results, which we're going to do, but not get conservative. We're going to maintain technology...
Ford summons Genk unions, fueling closure fears - AutoNews
October 22, 2012 13:42 CET
BRUSSELS (Reuters) -- Ford Motor Co. called an emergency meeting with unions at its car plant in Genk, Belgium, amid mounting expectations that the automaker is preparing to close the factory.
A merged Opel-PSA could be a catalyst for reform of Europe's auto industry AutoNews
by LUCA CIFERRI - October 15, 2012
General Motors and PSA/Peugeot-Citroen are mulling combining their toxic assets -- Opel/Vauxhall and PSA's core auto manufacturing arm -- into a joint venture, according to...
VW, Opel, Ford suffer as German car sales drop 11%
Low-cost rivals buck downward trend - AutoNews
October 2, 2012
FRANKFURT -- Volkswagen, Opel and Ford all suffered as new-car registrations in Germany fell 11 percent in September.
Opel was the hardest hit as the General Motors...
Acura designer tweaks 'the beak' (but it'll stay) - AutoNews
June 18, 2012 - 12:01 am ET
...The shieldlike double pentagon grille -- derisively billed "the beak" by critics -- is here to stay, says Toshinobu Minami...
...He says Acura's oft-maligned grille may have gone too far in...
Toyota to face first three trials in unintended acceleration suits - AutoNews
Bill Callahan and Margaret Cronin Fisk
October 12, 2011 - 4:19 am ET
SAN DIEGO (Bloomberg) -- Toyota Motor Corp. will face three trials in 2013 over unintended-acceleration claims in federal court in Santa Ana, Calif...
They could've had a V-8 -- but more opt for 4
By: Jesse Synder
July 25, 2011
Four is the new six.
Four cylinders have replaced sixes as America's most popular engine choice, powering 43 percent of U.S. light vehicles sold in the first half of this year, according to IHS...