Byron Pope

Associate Editor
WardsAuto

Byron covers Ford and the Mexican market.

Articles by Byron Pope
Chrysler to Build Next-Gen Minivan in Canada
Chrysler says its capital allocation decisions will be continuously monitored to ensure the competitiveness of Canada as a global manufacturer.
Ford Fleet Shortage Hampers February Sales
Lincoln deliveries in February were up 36%, largely on the back of the MKZ midsize sedan and MKX CUV, which posted increases of 222.1% and 8.3%, respectively.
Ford Mustang Designers Never Intended to Emulate Evos Concept 
Ford marketing manager says global customers said they wanted the same Mustang that was offered to American buyers.
Volvo Concept Estate Signals XC90 Direction
Volvo Concept Estate highlights the automaker’s current interior design direction with a large touchscreen replacing traditional controls.
Lincoln Integrates Tree-Based Material in MKX CUV
Wood used for the part is sourced from Weyerhaeuser, one of the largest forest-product companies in the U.S.
Volvo Gets Back in Game With New S60, V60
With the S60, V60 and XC60, Volvo is introducing a new family of 4-cyl. forced-induction engines dubbed Drive-E.
'15 Volvo S60, V60
Volvo introduces refreshed versions of its S60 sports sedan and V60 wagon, both of which receive the automaker's next-generation of fuel-efficient 4-cyl. engines.
Ford Focus Gets Facelift, New Engine
The Focus gets its first design change since 2010, when the current generation was launched as an ’11 model.
Volvo Debuts New Drive-E Powertrains 
Volvo long has mated turbochargers to inline 6-cyl. engines, but it was determined using twin turbos to make its new 4-cyl. mill produce V-8-like power was not the ideal engineering solution.
JLR Positioned for Steady Growth 
New products are key to future growth for JLR. Land Rover recently launched a new Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, while Jaguar is preparing to launch the F-Type coupe.
Downsized Engines Fare Poorly in J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study
The study finds a decline in quality of vehicles equipped with 4-cyl. gasoline engines and large diesel mills.
Volvo's 100,000-Unit Goal Needed for Dealer Network, CEO Says
The last time Volvo eclipsed the 100,000-unit mark in the U.S. was 2007, when it sold 106,213 units.
Lincoln Gearing Up for China Debut
Lincoln plans to launch in China with five dealerships in four major cities.
Ford January Sales Impacted by Harsh Weather
The West Coast was immune to the severe weather, and there sales were up double digits throughout the month.
Chrysler Chief Supports Reported Super Bowl Ad
Several reports indicate music legend Bob Dylan will be featured in a Chrysler ad to be aired during the Super Bowl on Feb. 2.
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