Volvo moving upscale to boost profits
By Ronan Glon
Sunday, May 18th, 2014
China-based Volvo parent company Geely has announced the Swedish automaker will move up a notch on the market in order to go head-to-head against well-known players like Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi.
MKZ pushes Lincoln dealer profits up
A profitable new MKZ sedan boosted Lincoln dealer profits last year, despite the lowest number of cars and SUVs sold in recent history.
Sales of Lincoln vehicles overall fell 0.6 percent in 2013 to 81,694. But a 15 percent rise in sales of the...
2015 F-150 launch to curb Ford profits?
Ford is making a big bet on aluminum with its new 2015 F-150, and it's possible that the decision will hurt the company financially, at least in the short term. After earning a record $8.6 billion in 2013, the Blue Oval does not expect to set another...
Ford shares falling on news of lower-than-expected profits next year
Ford has released projections for its 2013 profits, along with predictions of its 2014 earnings, and the news has forced the company's stock to stumble, falling over seven percent as of this writing. The Blue Oval is...
By Paul Rachwal
Jun 11th, 2012
Honda Motor Company is carefully monitoring and allocating shipments of its cars built in Japan and imported into the US because it’s losing money on them, Chief Financial Officer Fumihiko Ike said. These include the Fit hatchback and the CR-Z and Insight...
Ford expects Fusion to grab profits without Camry's crown
January 24, 2012
DETROIT (Bloomberg) -- Ford Motor Co. CEO Alan Mulally has suggested that his stylish new Fusion sedan is seeking sales supremacy over Toyota Motor Corp.'s Camry.That's not exactly what...
Ford Australia posts back-to-back profits
$25 million profit announced by Ford Oz for 2010 as it battles to fix Falcon flood
By RON HAMMERTON
20 May 2011
FORD Australia today announced its second consecutive annual profit, turning in a $24.9 million after-tax result for 2010 –...
TECHNOLOGY DRIVING FORD PROFITS
By Drew Johnson
The Big Three have historically relied on big cars and trucks to boost profits, but at least one of the Detroit automakers is turning to technology to improve its bottom line.
Ford has recently established itself as a leader in...
How GM and Ford profits compare
GM might have earned $1.3 billion during the April-June period, but that's half as much as crosstown rival Ford Motor, which may have more than three times as much debt but also has a longer track record as a profitable automaker.
As GM reports continued...
We're in the process of moving from the very difficult times we've been through to growing the business," Booth said.
That included more than $30 billion in losses from 2006 to 2008; a 43% reduction in the North American work force, to 70,000, and the shuttering of 14 assembly and parts plants...
GM, Ford load up small cars for bigger profits - AutoNews.com
Jamie LaReau and Chrissie Thompson
Automotive News -- January 18, 2010 - 12:01 am ET
DETROIT -- At the Detroit auto show, General Motors and Ford revealed their comeback strategy for small cars: Adorn them with features seldom seen...
The New York Times
At GM, Innovation Sacrificed to Profits
By MICHELINE MAYNARD
Published: December 5, 2008
General Motors did not apologize for anything in its first trip to Congress more than two weeks ago to plead for a federal rescue. The company’s only problem, it insisted, was the...
Nissan's profit drops 43 percent on rising yen
TOKYO (AP) -- Nissan Motor Co. said Friday its net profit for the April-June quarter dropped 42.8 percent, hit by a rising yen and accounting provisions for the declining value of leased vehicles.
Japan's third-largest automaker said net profit...
FORD’S Premier Automotive Group has revealed record first quarter results for 2007.
Figures announced yesterday show a pre-tax profit for the division that includes both Jaguar and Land Rover totals $402m (£201m), compared with $152m (£76m) for the same period last year.
The Jaguar X-type and...