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  1. Ford Corporate News
    Breaking through? Ford wants profit surge Key launch successes boost expectations Automotive News Nick Bunkley October 26, 2015 http://www.fordinsidenews.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=21426&stc=1&d=1445840988 ...Ford CEO Mark Fields has described 2015 as a "breakthrough year" for the...
  2. General Motors Discussion
    GM's Bryan Nesbitt named chief Buick stylist in design shuffle Automotive News Mike Colias 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...
  3. Competition News
    In Russia: Ford holds; GM folds U.S. rivals take nearly opposite strategies as market crisis persists Automotive News Christiaan Hetzner 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...
  4. Asian Competition
    file under O M G Hyundai Motor hires longtime BMW executive in performance-car push - AuroNews Reuters 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...
  5. General Motors Discussion
    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...
  6. General Motors Discussion
    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...
  7. Lincoln Discussion
    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 -...
  8. Asian Competition
    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...
  9. Ford Corporate News
    thanks again to BAW264, the articles are now up: Future Products: Ford & Lincoln - AutoNews & here's the original info that BAW264 found: AutoNews.com/assets/pdf/future/ford2013.PDF & screenshot: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - so the MKC is pushed back but nextgen 'ultralight'...
  10. Ford Corporate News
    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...
  11. General Motors Discussion
    GM shares return to $33 IPO price on optimism for truck sales - AutoNews Tim Higgins 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. GM shares...
  12. Automotive Industry News
    $30,000 is the new luxury-car hot spot Lowering the bar to woo not-quite-rich under-40s Automotive News 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...
  13. Ford Motor Company Discussion
    crossrefernce: Fusion/Escape Recall thread Ford: We'll learn from launch recalls - AutomotiveNews Nick Bunkley 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...
  14. Automotive Industry News
    just cuz I never saw a .pdf comparo article before... Cadillac XTS vs Lincoln MKS - ConsumerReport.org via AutomotiveNews Two big, opulent American sedans fall short of expectations
  15. Ford Corporate News
    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. Ford has...
  16. European Competition
    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...
  17. Monthly Sales Results
    VW, Opel, Ford suffer as German car sales drop 11% Low-cost rivals buck downward trend - AutoNews David Jolley 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...
  18. Asian Competition
    Acura designer tweaks 'the beak' (but it'll stay) - AutoNews Hans Greimel 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...
  19. Asian Competition
    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...
  20. Automotive Industry News
    They could've had a V-8 -- but more opt for 4 By: Jesse Synder July 25, 2011 Automotive News 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...
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