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Daimler Financial chairman's retirement spurs leadership changes at Mercedes-Benz captive

3:40 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2018

Peter Zieringer, CEO of Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA, will leave his post to lead Daimler Financial Services' European operations. Peter Henn will replace him.... Read More »

No more Explorers in Egypt: Ford drops crossover from low-volume markets

4:11 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2018

The automaker is adjusting where it sells certain models and is reducing the number of available parts on a number of vehicles as it looks to maximize profits amid a global restructuring.... Read More »

Mulally: Ford 'will figure it out'

6:14 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2018

Despite the headwinds it faces today, including new mobility services that are disrupting the status quo in the auto industry, Ford Motor Co. "will figure it out," Alan Mulally, the automaker's retired CEO, said Wednesday at a conference on used vehicles.... Read More »

Musk's 'Teslaquila' prompts sobering opposition from the tequila industry

6:16 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2018

Elon Musk and Mexico's tequila producers could be headed for a collision after the drink's industry group opposed the Tesla CEO's efforts to trademark an alcoholic drink dubbed "Teslaquila."... Read More »

Tesla loses a high-ranking lawyer just as SEC tightens grip

6:33 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2018

An experienced securities lawyer has left Tesla just as the company needs one under its fraud settlement with U.S. regulators.... Read More »

VW'S HERBERT DIESS: Big changes ahead, 'big potential' in U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2018

Herbert Diess has been CEO of Volkswagen Group only since April, yet the 60-year-old former BMW executive now heading one of the world's largest automakers has a clear vision of where he wants to lead his company.... Read More »

FCA picks Gardner to lead Maserati in North America

9:15 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2018

Al Gardner, the head of FCA's dealer network in North America, will steer Maserati in the region. Gardner, 54, will report to Jean-Philippe Leloup, who joins Maserati from Ferrari.... Read More »

Rivian buys into beauty of brown

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2018

Rivian weighed the choices of greenfield, contract manufacturing or a brownfield site. In the end, Mitsubishi's trained work force made the decision easy.... Read More »

More changes for Chase Auto

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2018

Chase Auto has handed responsibility for direct lending to its chief marketing officer, part of an effort to unify its customer-facing business and present services beyond traditional auto lending.... Read More »

Daimler CFO set to become Thyssenkrupp chairman, report says

12:49 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2018

Thyssenkrupp will propose outgoing Daimler CFO, Bodo Uebber, as a candidate for its supervisory board, with the aim of installing him as chairman, Reuters reported, citing two sources familiar with the matter.... Read More »

New chief brings tech chops to CDK

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2018

New CDK Global CEO Brian Krzanich has no experience in the auto industry, but he might just have the tech skills the company needs.... Read More »

KIA'S HAN-WOO-PARK: Design, quality in focus to push Kia to next level

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2018

Han-woo Park says Kia is graduating from its position as a fast follower to being a global leader in such areas as design and quality. The Kia CEO also wants to build up the brand's light-truck lineup.... Read More »

Congressional race another tough job for Boerio

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2018

Former Jaguar chief Bibiana Boerio knew the Pennsylvania congressional seat would be a tough job. It was. She lost 58 percent to 42 percent to Republican Guy Reschenthaler.... Read More »

A VW-FCA merger? What did you say?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2018

VW CEO Herbert Diess, in a recent interview with Automotive News, said the company was "not very agressive in listening" to the aggressive advances of FCA, which was interested in a possible consolidation.... Read More »

HYUNDAI'S WONHEE LEE: Playing crossover catchup, with an eye on pickup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2018

Wonhee Lee is pushing Hyundai Motor Co. to introduce a full lineup of crossovers, roll out more electrified vehicles with next-generation batteries, and possibly even offer a pickup.... Read More »

Q&A: TOM EASTERDAY

Subaru plant evolves from uncertain to robust

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2018

Tom Easterday, Subaru of Indiana Automotive's executive vice president, has worked at Subaru Corp.'s lone manufacturing plant outside of Japan from its beginning, but after a nearly 30-year career, he'll retire on Dec. 31.... Read More »

The 'rational' businesswoman picked to temper Tesla's mercurial CEO

6:41 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2018

In picking Robyn Denholm to keep Elon Musk in check, Tesla's board is going with a numbers-first executive who climbed up the ranks of multinationals' finance departments. Those who know her say her no-nonsense methods may be exactly what Tesla needs.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler should consider selling Europe business, spinning off Maserati, Alfa, investor says

Nov. 9, 2018 11:28 CET

Fiat Chrysler is being urged by an investor to consider selling its European business and spinning off Maserati and Alfa Romeo to focus on its profitable U.S. brands.... Read More »

Who is Tesla's new chairman, Robyn Denholm?

6:52 am U.S. ET | Nov. 8, 2018

Denholm, 55, one of two women on Tesla’s nine-member board, has been CFO and head of strategy at Telstra Corp., Australia's former phone monopoly, since only Oct. 1 after 18 months as chief operations officer.... Read More »

Tesla picks an insider to replace Musk as chairman after turmoil

6:31 am U.S. ET | Nov. 8, 2018

Tesla chose Robyn Denholm to succeed Elon Musk as board chair, selecting an independent director to contend with the carmaker's mercurial CEO following his run-ins with regulators and investors.... Read More »

Ford of Europe names electrified vehicles boss

Nov. 8, 2018 06:01 CET

Ford named company veteran Steve Hood to head its electrified business in Europe as the company prepares to ramp up sales of electric cars.... Read More »

CDK Global names former Intel chief Brian Krzanich as CEO

9:34 am U.S. ET | Nov. 7, 2018

Dealership software giant CDK Global said it hired former Intel boss Brian Krzanich to take over as CEO. Krzanich, 58, replaces Brian MacDonald, CDK's CEO since 2016. The move is effective immediately.... Read More »

VW wants more U.S. production capacity; could trade platforms with Ford

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 5, 2018

Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess tells Automotive News that the Chattanooga plant could grow, or VW could build another plant to expand North American capacity for EVs and perhaps a pickup. He also says talks with Ford could involve licensing VW's MEB electric architecture, or using the Ford Ranger to replace the VW Amarok.... Read More »

Meet Wanfeng's star power: Ailian Chen

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 5, 2018

She's little known in the U.S., but Ailian Chen, chairwoman of Wanfeng Auto Holding Group, is a high-profile communist achiever at home.... Read More »

Activist shareholder Evelyn Davis, a gadfly at Detroit 3 annual meetings, dies at 89

2:46 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 5, 2018

Evelyn Davis, the self-proclaimed "Queen of the Corporate Jungle" who needled executives during shareholder meetings as she advocated for boardroom accountability, died Sunday, Nov. 4, in Washington.... Read More »

 
Why horsepower needs to be retired

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 7 2018

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With the mass-market introduction of electric vehicles it is time to think less of horsepower and mo ...
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VW distances itself from IPO speculation

Christiaan Hetzner
6:07 am U.S. ET | Oct. 31 2018

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VW has backed away from recent speculation sparked by its Porsche brand that the group might spin-of ...
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Daimler loses complicated, costly refrigerant battle

Christiaan Hetzner
3:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 19 2018

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Daimler's profit warning, its second this year, brought back an old issue many might have forgotten: ...
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Why Porsche's CFO calls Germany's digital infrastructure a 'catastrophe'

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19 2018

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Porsche's CFO and IT boss says that Germany's digital infrastructure "is an absolute catastrophe" th ...
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Will Jaguar go EV-only?

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17 2018

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Under a strategy being considered by company leaders, the British luxury marque would replace its conventional vehicles with battery-electric models over the next five to... ...
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German automakers' opposition to CO2 goal may backfire

Christiaan Hetzner
4:03 am U.S. ET | Oct. 11 2018

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German-led efforts to water down calls for a 40 percent cut in new-car CO2 emissions by 2030 may hav ...
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Daimler should consider Porsche exec as next finance chief

Christiaan Hetzner
8:29 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9 2018

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Lutz Meschke, Porsche's finance chief has done a remarkable job at the automaker, ensuring double-di ...
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How women are tackling the industry's glass ceiling

Peter Sigal
7:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5 2018

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To say that the automotive industry is male-dominated is an understatement. ...
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Why China is by far the world's largest market for full-electric cars

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5 2018

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China is the largest market for EVs in the world after finding the simple formula for success: Combi ...
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Why Russia's Rolls rival fails to impress

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28 2018

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Russia's luxury Aurus brand aspires to rival Bentley and Rolls-Royce, not just in Russia but in Euro ...
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VW, FCA, hit hard as Europe sales fall 7%
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VW, FCA, Renault hit hard as Europe sales fall 7% in WLTP's wake
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Premium automakers add drivetrains, body styles to stabilize midsize sales
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Europe's automakers invest in sedans despite SUV surge
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Renault recruits consumer goods veteran as global marketing chief
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Maserati recruits new sales chief from Ferrari
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Tesla picks Australian telecoms exec to replace Musk as chair
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Ford appoints new China CEO, elevates China to stand-alone unit
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Audi enters electric era with e-tron crossover
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Ferrari's Icona retro line aimed at top of the market
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