The Business end: Raj Nair
Ford's big-picture man sweats the details.
By Josh Condon March 3, 2014
As Ford's head of global product development, Raj Nair oversees everything from Lincoln SUVs to the all-new Mustang. And he's extremely hands-on: Every Friday, Nair and his team test prototypes...
Holden To End Vehicle Production In Australia In 2017: Official
The manufacture of mass-produced cars in Australia is all but over, with General Motors’ local division Holden announcing today it will cease production by the end of 2017. The news comes just months after Ford announced it will...
Chevy pullback in Europe will end Opel, Vauxhall overlap
DETROIT -- General Motors’ decision to pull Chevrolet out of most European markets is a major setback to the automaker's goal of transforming Chevy into a globe-spanning powerhouse.
But the move, announced today, also lets GM leave a...
Mulally staying 'through the end of 2014,' Edsel Ford II says
CEO tells CNBC: 'I'm honored to serve Ford'
DETROIT -- Ford Motor Co. CEO Alan Mulally, considered one of the leading candidates to take the top job at Microsoft Corp., is not leaving the automaker until the end of next year, said...
Toyota, Ford decide to end hybrid collaboration before it starts
July 23, 2013
by Jeremy Korzeniewski
Not all so-called Memorandum of Understanding pacts end in actual collaborations. For instance, after a two-year "feasibility study," Toyota and Ford have just announced that they...
GM marketing shakeup may end joint venture that handles Chevy advertising
March 12, 2013
by Mike Colias
SAN DIEGO -- General Motors is considering another shakeup in Chevrolet marketing that would end a joint venture created last year between two large agencies to handle...
Toyota President Seeks End to Turmoil With Global Revamp
March 6, 2013
by Ma Jie, Yuki Hagiwara & Masatsugu Horie
Toyota Motor Corp. (7203) President Akio Toyoda cleared out the remnants of top management inherited when he took the helm in 2009 in a revamp to restore the fortunes of...
V8 time is over - Drive.com.AU
July 2, 2012 - 7:47AM
Company that popularised V8 rings the death knell for one of the world’s most loved engines.
Ford, the company that popularised the V8 engine 80 years ago, now says its time as anything other than a niche offering is over.
2013 Ford Fiesta facelift spied hiding a new front end
By Clinton Deacon
January 29, 2012
The current Ford Fiesta has now been on the market since 2008 meaning it is due a mid-cycle facelift pretty soon. If the American car maker has been testing the model before now, they have managed to...
UAW could have labor deal with Ford by week's end
By Drew Johnson
Sep 27th, 2011
Labor negotiations between the UAW and Ford are heating up this week, with the possibility that a new agreement could be in place by week’s end. Talks so far have been relatively smooth, but there is still the...
End of the line: Ford’s Panther plant to close today
By Andrew Ganz
Thursday, Sep 15th, 2011
Ford Motor Company’s – and, perhaps, the industry’s – most venerable design will cease production later today in St. Thomas, Ontario, when the last vehicle to ride on the automaker’s...
Suzuki to end business alliance with VW over Fiat engine deal
September 12, 2011
TOKYO -- Suzuki Motor Corp. today said that it plans to end its capital and business alliance with Volkswagen.
Suzuki said it will ask VW to sell the Japanese carmaker's shares, saying the...
CHRYSLER TO DISCONTINUE RAM DAKOTA PICKUP
PRODUCTION OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED TO END TUESDAY AUGUST 23RD
Chrysler has announced that it will cease production of the Ram Dakota mid-size Pickup this Tuesday, the 23rd of August 2011.
For the full details, see the complete article quoted below from...
Tesla to Unveil New Model X by End of 2011
By Nauman Farooq
May 31 2011
Tesla might have started out by producing an electric version of the Lotus Elise, but that’s merely the start of their ambitious program to launch a full range of electric cars.
They already have the Model S...
Next-generation VW Golf due in showrooms by end of 2012/early 2013
By Alex Ricciuti
January 24, 2011
VW is stepping on the accelerator in developing the next-generation Golf model.
According to Reuters, VW will be introducing the Golf VII as early as November 2012, although a VW...
GM Daewoo Models to Be Sold as Chevrolets in Korea
Dec. 03, 2010
GM Daewoo will halt sales of its Tosca mid-sized sedan and Winstorm SUV in Korea in order to introduce the Chevrolet brand here. Most of GM Daewoo's cars sold in the Korean market will be sold under the Chevrolet...
Detroit 3 headlines: Mercury Mountaineer production ends
Oct. 3, 2010
Production of the Mercury Mountaineer ended Friday at Ford's Louisville Assembly Plant, the company said, marking the official beginning of the end of Mercury.
Ford announced plans in June to discontinue the...