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Job insecurity is part of Ford CEO position

Mark Fields is not the first Ford CEO to be pushed out for vague reasons.

Robert Schnell

  • Age: 43

  • Title: General manager, Air International Thermal Systems

Ford looks for upside in Europe

Ford gets buffeted by the same headwinds as General Motors, whether home or abroad, yet it earned $1.2 billion in Europe last year. A timely restructuring helped, but there's more to it than that.

The Smart way to grow

When Smart announced that it would sell only electric vehicles in the U.S. and Canada some wags wondered whether it was the beginning of a broader retreat for the brand.

Electric is 'the Smart way' to grow in Canada and U.S.

When Smart announced that it would sell only electric vehicles in the U.S. and Canada some wags wondered whether it was the beginning of a broader retreat for the brand.

For Italy's Giugiaros, a return to the Geneva spotlight

It would not be a Geneva Motor Show without Giorget‎to and Fabrizio Giugiaro up on a small stand, surrounded by hordes of onlookers and admirers, bathed in brilliant light, joyfully pointing out details of their latest...

Why Ford stands by its 'One Ford' philosophy

Ford of Europe product development chief Joe Bakaj isn't commenting on GM's retreat from Europe, but he's adamant that Ford sees no reason to step away from its "One Ford" philosophy.

Why Ford stands by its 'One Ford' philosophy

Ford of Europe product development chief Joe Bakaj isn't commenting on GM's retreat from Europe, but he's adamant that Ford sees no reason to step away from its "One Ford" philosophy.

Once upon a time, Opel was GM's little engine that could

Europe has been a drain on General Motors for a long time, but Opel did have its glory days and at least once helped keep GM afloat. Automotive News Print Editor RIck Johnson was there when it happened.

Opel was once the little engine that could

Europe has been a drain on General Motors for a long time, but Opel did have its glory days and at least once helped keep GM afloat. Automotive News Print Editor RIck Johnson was there when it happened.

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