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  1. Chrysler Group Discussion
    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...
  2. Ford Brand News - Global
    Ford exec reveals new F-150 Raptor packs 450 horsepower AutoBlog 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...
  3. Competition News
    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...
  4. General Motors Discussion
    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...
  5. Ford Motor Company Discussion
    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...
  6. Competition News
    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...
  7. Ford Brand News - Global
    New Ford Mustang May Get Diesel, Hybrid or Electric Powertrain, Says Exec Carscoops.com 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...
  8. Lincoln Discussion
    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...
  9. Lincoln Brand News
    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...
  10. European Competition
    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...
  11. Ford Corporate News
    Ford's Felice to replace retiring U.S. sales chief Czubay in exec shuffle Automotive News 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...
  12. Lincoln Brand News
    I respect him for making that statement. At least he's aware of where they currently are and where they have to go. http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130828/AUTO0102/308280042/1525/AUTO0102/Ford-exec-Lincoln-not-true-luxury-brand-yet
  13. Competition News
    Chrysler 300 Diesel Being Considered, Brand Exec Says WardsAuto 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...
  14. Lincoln Brand News
    Lincoln MKZ inspection backlog nearly eliminated, Ford exec says Automotive News 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...
  15. Ford Motor Company Discussion
    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...
  16. Lincoln Brand News
    By James B. Treece June 15, 2012 Automotive News 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...
  17. Competition News
    VW Exec: Company to Create 8 New Factories, Could Achieve Sales Goal Before 2018 By Nat Shirley Sep 12th, 2011 LLN 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...
  18. Ford Motor Company Discussion
    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...
  19. Ford Corporate News
    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...
  20. Ford Corporate News
    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...
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