MAZDA'S KOGAI: New product, pricing drive the move upmarketMon, 05, Dec 2016
CEO Masamichi Kogai is piloting Mazda Motor Corp. through a massive transition more befitting automakers double its size. It starts with a diversification of drivetrains to meet more stringent emissions rules. A diesel engine finally arrives in the U.S. with the redesigned CX-5 crossover next year.
Ford sees lineup changing to match demandMon, 05, Dec 2016
Ford will likely make changes to its car lineup as demand for small SUVs continues to outpace that for sedans. That could include offering crossover-style variants of certain sedans or dropping certain nameplates altogether.
Infiniti global sales on track for record year, chief saysTue, 06, Dec 2016
Visteon hires Daimler exec to lead driver assistance system developmentTue, 06, Dec 2016
Renault-Nissan to replace powertrain chief as problems mount, report saysTue, 06, Dec 2016
The Renault-Nissan alliance is replacing its top executive in charge of combining the carmakers' engines and gearboxes, sources told Reuters, as tightening emissions regulations expose the slow pace of integration so far.
Morse's 3 keys: Good people, products, processesMon, 05, Dec 2016
After his father's death in July, Teddy Morse, 41, took over his family's dealership group, founded by his grandfather in 1963. In this Q&A, he talks about his baptism by fire, the personnel policies he learned from his father and grandfather and other matters.
Toyota will expand development of hybrid technologyTue, 06, Dec 2016
Toyota will expand the development of its gasoline-hybrid technology to speed up the introduction of lower-emission engines. The automaker will increase staffing of its hybrid tech team by 30 percent through 2021.
Contact lens tech could revolutionize electric vehiclesTue, 06, Dec 2016
A plastic based on soft contact-lens technology may solve some of the biggest challenges facing electric vehicles by letting them recharge in seconds and travel from London to Edinburgh without stopping, scientists say.
Mazda's 2-step plan to pull ahead of the packMon, 05, Dec 2016
Mazda Motor Corp. CEO Masamichi Kogai, fighting sliding sales and a tougher U.S. auto market, is banking on an ambitious next-generation product plan to lift the boutique Japanese brand above its mass-market competitors.