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Meet Mazda's master of driving feel

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2015

Each MX-5 Miata now arriving in U.S. showrooms reflects the tastes of Dave Coleman, a 43-year-old engineer at Mazda's r&d center in Southern California who has become the official arbiter of how a U.S. Mazda should drive....
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Tesla engineer joins Apple's growing team of automated car experts

2:53 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2015

Apple has hired a senior engineer from Tesla, according to a LinkedIn posting, as part of Apple's effort to build a team of experts in automated driving....
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What a difference a Trump -- and a day -- can make for Ford

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2015

Score another one for Donald Trump....
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Obituary

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2015

Jean Mayer, who rose through the ranks at Ford Motor Co. to become a global purchasing executive, died Aug. 5. She was 61....
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De Nysschen's Cadillac: On track, but a slow one

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 16, 2015

Johan de Nysschen says his first-year report card offers a glimpse of his vision for the future, one in which Cadillacs are coveted luxury goods rather than simply decent cars that consumers will consider if the deal is enticing enough....
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The man charged with meeting Nissan's profit-margin goal

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2015

Trevor Mann, Nissan's chief performance officer and a self-declared efficiency fanatic, has the automaker within striking distance of its goal of an 8 percent operating-profit margin by spring 2017....
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Obituaries

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10, 2015

Johanna Quandt, 89, the billionaire widow whose husband turned Germany's BMW AG into the largest maker of luxury cars, died Aug. 3 at her home in Germany; Jim Brown, who built a dealership group in northeastern Ohio, died July 29. He was 75....
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FCA swaps cudgel for counsel

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 9, 2015

Exactly one year after Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne slammed suppliers for their double-digit profit margins, the company has adopted a more supplier-friendly approach in its purchasing operations....
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How a quiet visionary changed an industry

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015

Don Smith, "the real author of the management briefing seminars," was a quiet, thoughtful man content to let the facts and numbers speak for themselves....
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Former Toyota exec leads supplier into new era

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015

Toyota Motor Corp. sees high-tech braking as so critical to its next-generation vehicles, it has sent one of its highest-profile executives to run Advics, its brake-making affiliate....
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Why Hall-of-Famer Penske did not succeed Iacocca

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015

Roger Penske, who was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame last week, nearly replaced Lee Iacocca as chairman of Chrysler Corp. in 1991. But it became clear to Penske that Iacocca did not plan to retire anytime soon. Iacocca has his own version of the story....
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The Big 3

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015

Auto industry titan and racing mogul Roger Penske, right, was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame last week, along with longtime Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo, left, and Ratan Tata, chairman emeritus of India's Tata Sons Ltd....
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A pledge to boost Nissan's Japan production

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2015

Nissan can manufacture profitably in Japan at any exchange rate when the dollar buys more than 100 yen, but it struggles when the dollar is weaker than that...
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The one man who could make Piech snap to attention

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13, 2015

It seems fitting that Ferdinand Piech and legendary designer Giorgetto Giugiaro would retire in the same year. The two men are already linked in automotive history....
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Obituaries

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2015

Former Ford Motor Co. President Philip Benton died June 14. He was 86....
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THE SUPPLIER SPEAKS: TADASHI ARASHIMA, PRESIDENT, TOYODA GOSEI CO.

Toyoda Gosei 'on track' to loosening Toyota ties

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2015

Toyoda Gosei President Tadashi Arashima says his company is on track to reducing its dependence on Toyota Motor Corp., which accounts for nearly two-thirds of the Japanese supplier's annual sales....
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THE SUPPLIER SPEAKS: GUILLAUME DEVAUCHELLE, HEAD OF INNOVATION, VALEO

'Everything will be different' with self-driving tech

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2015

Autonomous driving will become Valeo's main growth driver by 2020, says Guillaume Devauchelle, who is head of innovation at the French supplier. Valeo expects to combine its expertise in sensors, radar and other technologies to play an integral role in automakers' development of autonomous vehicles....
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Kerkorian kept the pressure on Detroit 3

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2015

Kirk Kerkorian, who died last week, never quite managed to close the blockbuster deals he chased in Detroit. But his deep pockets repeatedly prodded auto executives into action, and his warnings of looming trouble for the Detroit 3 proved uncannily accurate....
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Constant merger talk is testing faith in Marchionne

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2015

The constant drumbeat of stories about efforts by Sergio Marchionne to provoke a merger with General Motors is testing the faith of the dealers, workers and executives who once pledged undying fealty to their sweater-clad savior....
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Kirk, Lee and the one that got away

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2015

When billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian set his sights on acquiring Chrysler 20 years ago this summer, he effectively pushed the automaker into its tie-up with Daimler three years later....
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Mehari could be Citroen's comeback kid

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2015

Here's a way that Citroen might find its way to the U.S. market. The French carmaker is considering a revival of its iconic Mehari lightweight utility car to help give the brand a “fun” image, CEO Linda Jackson said....
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Industry leaders to join Automotive Hall of Fame

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2015

The 2015 Automotive Hall of Fame inductees are Elwood Haynes (1857-1925), who co-founded Haynes-Apperson Automobile Co. (1898-1925); Luca di Montezemolo, 67, former chairman of Ferrari S.p.A.; Roger Penske, 78, founder of Penske Corp.; and Ratan Tata, 77, founder of Tata Sons, the holding company for Tata Group and its subsidiaries, including Tata Motors....
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After smooth 1st year, Ford's Fields faces 'breakthrough' challenge

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 14, 2015

Mark Fields succeeded one of the most revered executives in automotive history while generating barely a ripple among investors, dealers and employees. A year into his job as CEO, he'll begin to face bigger challenges as he works to deliver the “breakthrough year” he has promised....
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2015 RISING STARS

Automotive News Europe salutes Horst Hanschur

June 4, 2015 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe salutes the winners of the 2015 Rising Stars awards. Every day through today one of the 14 winners will be featured. The Rising Star for Sales OEM is Horst Hanschur of Audi....
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2015 RISING STARS

Automotive News Europe salutes David Degrange

June 3, 2015 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe honors the winners of the 2015 Rising Stars awards. Every day through June 4 one of the 14 winners will be featured. The Rising Star for Sales non-OEM is David Degrange of Faurecia....
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