Mulally: Ford 'will figure it out'
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.
No more Explorers in Egypt: Ford drops crossover from low-volume markets
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.
Musk's 'Teslaquila' prompts sobering opposition from the tequila industry
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."
Tesla loses a high-ranking lawyer just as SEC tightens grip
An experienced securities lawyer has left Tesla just as the company needs one under its fraud settlement with U.S. regulators.
FCA picks Gardner to lead Maserati in North America
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.
Daimler CFO set to become Thyssenkrupp chairman, report says
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.
New chief brings tech chops to CDK
New CDK Global CEO Brian Krzanich has no experience in the auto industry, but he might just have the tech skills the company needs.
Congressional race another tough job for Boerio
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.
A VW-FCA merger? What did you say?
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.
Rivian buys into beauty of brown
Rivian weighed the choices of greenfield, contract manufacturing or a brownfield site. In the end, Mitsubishi's trained work force made the decision easy.
VW'S HERBERT DIESS: Big changes ahead, 'big potential' in U.S.
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.
KIA'S HAN-WOO-PARK: Design, quality in focus to push Kia to next level
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.
HYUNDAI'S WONHEE LEE: Playing crossover catchup, with an eye on pickup
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.
Subaru plant evolves from uncertain to robust
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.
The 'rational' businesswoman picked to temper Tesla's mercurial CEO
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.
Fiat Chrysler should mull selling Europe business, spin off Maserati, Alfa, investor says
Fiat Chrysler's board is being urged by a small investor to consider selling its European business and eventually spinning off the Maserati and Alfa brands to focus on more profitable U.S. brands.
Who is Tesla's new chairman, Robyn Denholm?
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.