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Former Nissan, Hyundai exec Rushforth joins Lookers

Jan. 18, 2017 06:01 CET

Former Nissan global sales chief and Hyundai Europe chief operating officer Allan Rushforth has joined the UK car dealership Lookers as managing director.
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Fiat Chrysler names operating chiefs for China, Asia Pacific
Jan. 11, 2017 21:47 CET

Fiat Chrysler named Daphne Zheng as COO of China and Paul Alcala as the operating chief of Asia Pacific, excluding China. ...

 

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Tesla's Autopilot head said to depart as Apple engineer hired
Jan. 11, 2017 01:52 CET

Sterling Anderson, Tesla's director of autopilot programs, has left the maker of electric cars, according to a person familiar with the matter. Tesla has hired Apple engi ...

 




 

Former Nissan, Hyundai exec Rushforth joins Lookers

Jan. 18, 2017 06:01 CET
Former Nissan global sales chief and Hyundai Europe chief operating officer Allan Rushforth has joined the UK car dealership Lookers as managing director.

Fiat Chrysler names operating chiefs for China, Asia Pacific

Jan. 11, 2017 21:47 CET
Fiat Chrysler named Daphne Zheng as COO of China and Paul Alcala as the operating chief of Asia Pacific, excluding China.

Tesla's Autopilot head said to depart as Apple engineer hired

Jan. 11, 2017 01:52 CET
Sterling Anderson, Tesla's director of autopilot programs, has left the maker of electric cars, according to a person familiar with the matter. Tesla has hired Apple engineer Chris Lattner as its vice president of autopilot software.

Pininfarina prepares to reboot with former PSA designer

Jan. 4, 2017 06:01 CET
Pininfarina's new design chief, Carlo Bonzanigo, will work on an array of automotive and industrial design projects that the Italian company has in the pipeline.

Porsche race car engineer Hitzinger joins Apple, report says

Dec. 16, 2016 16:50 CET
Apple poached the technical director of Porsche's race car program earlier this year, Manager Magazin reported, hiring a project manager who helped engineer the sports car company's victorious return to the Le Mans endurance race.

Renault names new EV chief as it prepares for electric-car surge

Dec. 14, 2016 06:01 CET
Renault is placing an experienced troubleshooter, Gilles Normand, in charge of its electric-vehicle business. During his 28-year career with the automaker, Normand helped Ghosn to fix Nissan and most recently led Renault's China expansion.

Varroc Lighting appoints former Magneti Marelli executive as CEO

Dec. 13, 2016 06:01 CET
Varroc Lighting Systems has named Stephane Vedie as its CEO, effective immediately. He is the former head of Magneti Marelli's lighting division in North America and France.

Aston Martin recruits former Ferrari, Maserati exec as chief technical officer

Dec. 9, 2016 11:16 CET
Aston Martin has named Maximilian Szwaj, a former Ferrari and Maserati executive, as its new chief technical officer. He succeeds Ian Minards, who moved to consumer electronics manufacturer Dyson.

Renault-Nissan names new powertrain chief to drive engine integration

Dec. 7, 2016 10:50 CET
Renault-Nissan named veteran executive Philippe Brunet to replace its current head of engines and transmissions. The change comes as tightening emissions regulations expose the slow pace of integration between the powertrain divisions of the alliance partners.

Volvo picks fast-rising exec to lead r&d

Dec. 7, 2016 12:52 CET
Volvo named Henrik Green its new head of r&d, giving the Swedish executive his fourth promotion in three years. Green replaces Peter Mertens, who is moving to Audi to head technical development at the VW Group luxury brand.

Visteon hires Daimler exec to lead driver assistance system development

Dec. 6, 2016 17:01 CET
Visteon has appointed Matthias Schulze of Daimler as the supplier's head of advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) development.

VW's new Moia brand hires high-profile former Daimler executive

Dec. 5, 2016 14:27 CET
VW Group's new mobility services brand, Moia, has hired Robert Henrich from Daimler as its chief operating officer. Henrich launched Daimler's Car2Go and is one of the leading figures in car-sharing services.

Volvo picks McDonald's exec as first chief digital officer

Dec. 1, 2016 19:33 CET
Volvo has named Atif Rafiq its first chief digital officer, luring the longtime Silicon Valley executive from McDonald's, where he built the fast food giant's digital unit from scratch. Rafiq, who starts Jan. 2, will succeed Klas Bendrik.

Daimler promotes Wagener to new role of chief design officer

Nov. 10, 2016 11:31 CET
Daimler has promoted its head of design, Gorden Wagener to the newly created role of chief design officer. Wagener's styling of Mercedes cars has played a key role in boosting the brand so that it is now likely to pass BMW as the top-selling global premium brand.

Renault-Nissan names new purchasing chief

Nov. 8, 2016 13:31 CET
Renault-Nissan has promoted Veronique Sarlat-Depotte as its new head of the alliance's joint purchasing operations.

BMW names new U.S., German plant bosses

Nov. 1, 2016 06:01 CET
BMW has named new bosses for its U.S. factory and two key plants in Germany,

Audi of America names its first American CFO

Oct. 5, 2016 20:36 CET
Audi of America has named its first American finance chief. The brand tapped Matt Carpenter, 36, as its CFO, reporting to Audi of America President Scott Keogh.

BMW appoints new finance chief

Sept. 29, 2016 12:19 CET
BMW appointed Nicolas Peter as chief financial officer to succeed veteran Friedrich Eichiner who will retire, extending a management change that began when Harald Krueger took over as CEO last year.

Ford's European quality boss Herrmann to head German operations

Sept. 28, 2016 06:01 CET
Ford of Europe quality chief Gunnar Herrmann will be the next head of the automaker's German operations. Herrmann will succeed Bernhard Mattes, who has held the role for 14 years.

Infiniti names Picello new Europe boss

Sept. 26, 2016 11:45 CET
Infiniti named veteran sales and marketing executive Raoul Picello its new head of Europe, Middle East and Africa. He will move over from Infiniti's sister brand, Nissan, where he was vice president of sales for Europe.

Volvo names new electrics, electronics boss

Sept. 23, 2016 06:01 CET
Volvo has appointed Oedgaerd Andersson as its head of electrics, electronics and chassis as the automaker embarks on ambitious plans to add self-driving and full-electric vehicles to its lineup.

Aston Martin loses top exec to Dyson

Sept. 22, 2016 06:01 CET
Aston Martin's former product development director has moved to Dyson, adding substance to reports that the consumer electronics maker is developing an electric car. Ian Minards started as Dyson's global product development director this month.

BMW taps veteran manager to lead China JV

Sept. 19, 2016 14:19 CET
BMW Group appointed veteran manager Johann Wieland to be CEO of BMW Brilliance Automotive, a 50-50 joint venture between BMW and Brilliance China Automotive Holdings.

Bentley recruits new sales chief from VW's Seat

Aug. 27, 2016 06:01 CET
Bentley named Andreas Offermann from VW Group's Seat brand as its new sales and marketing chief as the marque expands its lineup in a bid to attract a wider range of customers.

Bentley names new head of exterior design

Aug. 25, 2016 11:34 CET
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanced exterior design leader at VW Group's ultraluxury brand.

 
VW seeks 'flower-power' revival with greener Microbus

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18 2017

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It will take another five years but fans of the classic VW Microbus can now finally look forward to ...
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Did a leading VW exec perfect defeat device rather than stop it?

Christiaan Hetzner
8:56 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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While he didn't introduce the emissions-test-cheating defeat device into VW's 2. ...
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Conti powertrain guru makes peace with 'different world'

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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Continental powertrain chief Jose Avila says it has taken some time to make peace with the fast move the industry and the world are making toward cars that are powered by... ...
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The beautiful lives of Bugatti, Bentley buyers

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12 2017

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Bentley and Bugatti buyers are rich, but there is a pretty significant wealth gap between the two, a ...
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The most important vehicles at the Detroit auto show

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11 2017

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The 2017 edition of the Detroit auto show won't go into the books for blockbuster introductions and ...
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In taking the wraps off super-fast EV, Faraday redefines car unveiling


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10 2017

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Faraday has struggled to find enough funding to meet its big ambitions but the Chinese start up cert ...
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Hyundai's self-driving Ioniq calmed my safety fears

Luca Ciferri
5:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5 2017

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I’m a big fan of autonomous driving and am eager to buy a fully self-driving car a ...
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London's new taxi blends tradition and tech


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4 2017

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The fifth generation of London's iconic Black Cab that will debut later this year will have 21st cen ...
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VW's switch to English as its company language is a key reform

Christiaan Hetzner
5:55 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15 2016

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In the future, VW Group will conduct its business in English. The change should improve the German a ...
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Land Rover sets sail on epic quest

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9 2016

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Land Rover is teaming up with the UK's most successful sailor and with a former McLaren Formula One ...
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