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  1. Chrysler aimed 200 at Fusion - DetNews

    Chrysler Group Discussion
    Fiat Chrysler aimed to beat Ford Fusion with new 200 - Detroit News Bryce G. Hoffman February 5, 2014 When Fiat Chrysler Automobiles set about designing the all-new 2015 Chrysler 200, it looked at rival offerings from Toyota, Honda and Hyundai. But the car it really set its sights on was the...
  2. Ford's "SuperSegment" - DetNews

    Ford Brand News - Global
    Ford 'supersegment' gives new look at auto sales - The Detroit News March 22, 2013 By Karl Henkel Dearborn — Ford Motor Co. is looking at auto industry sales in a new way, lumping a handful of the most popular segments into one "supersegment." The supersegment is the combination of four...
  3. Germans pulling away from Lincoln, Cadillac - DetNews

    Automotive Industry News
    German brands widen lead in U.S. luxury auto market - Detroit News Mercedes, BMW pulling away from Cadillac, Lincoln By Christine Tierney - May 14, 2012 at 8:37 am As Germany's luxury carmakers battle among themselves for global leadership, they have widened their lead in the U.S. over other...
  4. Mazda6 assembly moving to Japan - DetNews

    Mazda Discussion
    Mazda6 assembly moving to Japan - Detroit News April 5, 2012 at 1:00 am By David Shepardson New York— Mazda Motor Co. said Wednesday that it will build its next-generation 2014 Mazda6 in Japan next year after it halts production at its joint venture in Flat Rock this summer. The new Mazda6 will...
  5. ByeBye TC-EV? - DetNews

    Ford Truck Discussion
    well that was quick... EV firm files for bankruptcy, lays off 50 Oak Park workers - DetNews March 27, 2012 at 5:02 pm By David Shepardson Detroit News Washington Bureau A Canadian company that electrifies Ford Motor Co.'s Transit Connect is reorganizing under court-protection and filed for...
  6. Melding of Fiat, Chrysler advances - DetNews

    Chrysler Group Discussion
    Melding of Fiat, Chrysler advances - DetNews Integration of firms' managements could come this week Last Updated: July 26. 2011 7:17AM Christine Tierney and Bryce G. Hoffman/ The Detroit News Sergio Marchionne, chief executive of Fiat SpA and Chrysler Group LLC, is expected to reveal the...
  7. Years of Mercury Ads - DetNews

    Mercury Discussion
    for auld lang syne... Mercury ads through the years -DetNews 89 pictures; shown: #10, #49, #66, #79 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - and for those who don't already know: www.WingedMessenger.net Dedicated to the promotion and preservation of all Mercury vehicles... ( one of my...
  8. Ford's Value UP - DetNews articles & ...

    Ford Corporate News
    a couple related articles - probably more coming... Quality, technology help Ford boost vehicle sales prices - DetNews Bryce G. Hoffman / The Detroit News Friday, October 9, 2009 Dearborn --Two months ago, Ford marketing executives watched as a panel of California consumers checked out one...
  9. Mark Fields: navigating "a volatile year ahead" - DetNews

    Ford Corporate News
    Blue Oval counting on Taurus, Fusion for success - DetNews Top exec says new models will help company navigate a volatile year ahead. Monday, December 29, 2008 Bryce G. Hoffman / The Detroit News The upcoming launch of the new Ford Taurus and Fusion sedans is "critical" to the success of Ford...
  10. Kuzak on Mercury - DetNews

    Mercury Discussion
    DetNews - Ford shuffles Mercury brand ...will offer smaller entry-level premium cars and crossovers that will complement Lincoln. Bryce G. Hoffman / The Detroit News Ford Motor Co. will reposition Mercury as an entry-level premium brand that will support Lincoln, according to senior executives...
  11. Ford Quality Ties Japan's Leaders - DetNews

    Ford Corporate News
    DetNews: Ford ties Honda, Toyota in initial quality survey by Bryce G. Hoffman Ford Motor Co. is in a dead heat with Japan's Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. in terms of initial vehicle quality, according to a study the automaker is expected to release Monday... ...Previous year's...
  12. Bentley/others facing a GreenDeath? OR.... (via DetNews & GMI)

    European Competition
    interesting article and more interesting comment imho... DetNews: Bentley, and luxury cars generally, face life or death struggle by Neil Winton One headline made me do a double-take at the annual Geneva Car Show early in March. "Geneva 2008: Bentley to go 120 G/km by 2012" Let me try and...
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