Top FCA designer to lead Alfa Romeo, Maserati design
Detroit Free Press
Brent Snavely, October 13, 2015
Klaus Busse, a top designer for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, said Tuesday he is leaving Auburn Hills to lead design for Alfa Romeo, Fiat and Maserati in Europe as the automaker continued to...
Ford exec reveals new F-150 Raptor packs 450 horsepower
January 26, 2015
By: Noah Joseph
Between the new GT supercar, Shelby GT350R muscle car and F-150 Raptor off-roader, Ford had quite the array of performance machinery on display at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this month. One...
Volvo exec hints at new coupes & convertibles
Volvo's Senior Vice President of Research and Development has revealed the company will eventually return to building coupes and convertibles.
Speaking to Motoring, Peter Mertens said the company is currently focused on redesigning their existing...
Cadillac U.S. sales chief Bill Peffer is out after less than 10 months, the brand's third head of sales to leave in two years as the executive turnover continues inside General Motors' sales organization.
Peffer's departure marks the latest executive churn at Cadillac, which is trying to...
Joe Hinrichs, president, The Americas hosted his monthly live webchat today and answered some employee questions about bringing the Ranger to NA and if there are any plans for a Bronco return.
He gave the typical response yet again regarding the Ranger, which is larger than previous and has too...
Audi exec details Sport Quattro GT, hints at TT crossover
Audi chief engineer Ulrich Hackenberg has confirmed several details surrounding the Sport Quattro GT, while hinting at the company's other sports cars in the pipeline.
Confirming earlier reports, Hackenberg told Top Gear the Sport...
New Ford Mustang May Get Diesel, Hybrid or Electric Powertrain, Says Exec
If your idea of profanity under the hood of a (new) Ford Mustang was the 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder that it’s getting, then this will not be pleasing for you to read.
Bob Bascetti, Ford’s global...
Ford exec says the Mustang platform could spawn additional models, possibly a Lincoln - report
Trevor Worthington told Motoring "If we chose to make a Lincoln version of the Mustang - I can't imagine ever doing that - but if somebody smarter than me decided to do that, then yeah you could use...
GM EXEC: I DON'T CONSIDER LINCOLN TO BE A COMPETITOR FOR CADILLAC
Known for decades as bitter rivals, Cadillac and Lincoln no longer compete on the same playing field, a General Motors design executive believes.
Speaking with Car and Driver, Ed Welburn, GM's vice president of global design...
Ousted Renault exec named new Peugeot CEO
France's Peugeot-Citroën has confirmed ex-Renault Chief Operating Officer (COO) Carlos Tavares will join its board of management next January in order to assist CEO Philippe Varin in the last few months of his career in the auto industry. Tavares will...
Ford's Felice to replace retiring U.S. sales chief Czubay in exec shuffle
September 13, 2013
by Bradford Wernle
Ford Motor Co. today unveiled several senior leadership changes in its U.S. marketing, sales and service and European management teams.
Ken Czubay, who turns 65 next...
I respect him for making that statement. At least he's aware of where they currently are and where they have to go.
Chrysler 300 Diesel Being Considered, Brand Exec Says
April 3, 2013
by Aaron Foley
DETROIT – Chrysler is leaning closer to adding another diesel-powered model to its U.S. lineup, this time the fullsize 300 sedan.
Responding to a query by WardsAuto at a recent Automotive Press Assn...
Lincoln MKZ inspection backlog nearly eliminated, Ford exec says
March 21, 2013
by Bradford Wernle
DETROIT -- Ford Motor Co. has stopped shipping Lincoln MKZ sedans from its Hermosillo, Mexico, plant to an assembly plant in Flat Rock, Mich., for quality inspections and repairs...
By Alisa Priddle
October 21, 2012
Detroit Free Press Business Writer
C.J. O'Donnell, the marketing chief charged with the rebuilding of the Lincoln brand, has been reassigned to oversee marketing of Ford's growing portfolio of electric vehicles.
The move leaves Lincoln without a marketing...
By James B. Treece
June 15, 2012
DETROIT -- Tom Kowaleski, a veteran public-affairs executive, has joined Lincoln as its interim PR team leader, a Ford Motor Co. spokesman said today.
Kowaleski, who once headed General Motors' communications staff, most recently worked at BMW...
VW Exec: Company to Create 8 New Factories, Could Achieve Sales Goal Before 2018
By Nat Shirley
Sep 12th, 2011
Volkswagen’s ambition is to become the world’s largest automaker by 2018 with annual sales of 10 million vehicles. To help make that goal a reality, the automaker will open eight...
Kerkorian exec saw it coming
The Detroit News
By Daniel Howes
September 17, 2010
Somewhere, Jerry York is smiling.
The two-time CFO and wannabe auto CEO spent a second career as billionaire Kirk Kerkorian's point man in Detroit. He tangled with them all -- Chrysler Corp. in the '90s, General...
Ford exec sees US auto sales rising in August
By DAN STRUMPF and BREE FOWLER (AP)
NEW YORK — A top Ford executive expects industrywide U.S. auto sales to rise for the first time in more than two years this month, thanks largely to the government's Cash for Clunkers program.
Sales may have...
Monday, February 11, 2008
Ford investing in Mercury, but exec won't guarantee its future
TOM KRISHER / AP Auto Writer
SAN FRANCISCO -- Ford Motor Co. executives won't guarantee that the Mercury brand will be around forever, but they told a group of dealers Sunday that new Mercury products are...