Canadian supplier Multimatic produced just 138 Ford GT supercars for the 2017 model year, well short of a goal of 250. Ford cited inexperience and minor supplier problems.
In his last big presentation as CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles before retiring, Sergio Marchionne announced a big investment push to make more electrified cars, while acknowledging that traditional engines will continue to dominate production for some time.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles named Tim Kuniskis its new global head of Maserati and Alfa Romeo while trimming some responsibilities from the brands' former boss, U.S. sales chief and FCA Canada CEO Reid Bigland.
Kia and Alfa Romeo have for the first time ever been named finalists for the North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year Awards. The nine vehicles still in the running for the 2018 awards also include two chances for Honda to extend its winning streak to a third consecutive year.