James B. Treece News Editor [email protected] 313-446-1604 See All Staff Page Recent Stories High-end vehicles and crossovers will take center stage The Detroit auto show's focus next week will be on luxury and crossovers, as Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Volvo, Hyundai's new Genesis brand and others unveil upscale sedans and crossovers. Hachigo steers back-to-basics strategy at Honda Takahiro Hachigo is pushing a back-to-basics strategy at Honda. He spoke about alliances, autonomous driving and whether the Acura brand will go global. Mitsubishi Q2 net falls 14% despite revenue gain Mitsubishi Motors' net income fell 14 percent to 28.1 billion yen ($234.6 million) in the fiscal second quarter ended Sept. 30, despite a 9.2 percent rise in revenues. Ford's Odell: Sharp, talented and respectful Ford of Europe boss Stephen Odell's focus on respecting the customer will be a good start when he becomes the automaker's global sales and marketing chief. Mitsubishi's quarterly profit gains paced by Europe Europe was Mitsubishi's most profitable region in the fiscal first quarter ended June 30, the company said. BMW 4 series goes topless in Tokyo, L.A. The BMW 4-series convertible made its global debut at the Tokyo auto show. Ford predicts higher Q2 output in Europe, N.A. Ford's European production will rise 6 percent in the second quarter from year-earlier levels, to 390,000 units, after falling 8 percent in the first quarter to 386,000. Ford profit rises despite $462 million Europe loss Ford today said its first-quarter net income rose 15 percent from a year earlier despite a $462 million operating lose in Europe. Ford reaffirmed its forecast for a 2013 loss in Europe of about $2 billion. In 2012, the loss was $1.75 billion.