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  1. 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 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 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. 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. 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 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. 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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