Byron Pope

Associate Editor,

Byron covers Ford and the Mexican market.

Dodge Dart May Get Performance Boost
Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis says vehicles in lineup must meet certain performance criteria.
FCA Posts Q3 Profit; Ferrari Spin-Off Plans Outlined
FCA’s Q3 revenues were up 14% to €23.6 billion on worldwide shipments of 1.1 million units, a 10% increase vs. year-ago.
2014 Fiat Chrysler SEMA Preview
Mark Trostle, head of SRT, Mopar and Motorsports Design, says SEMA is a great place to showcase what Fiat Chrysler can do to help customers customize their vehicles.
Chrysler 200 Building Sales Momentum 1
Chrysler is working to build greater awareness of the new 200 sedan outside of its traditionally strong markets.
Ford F-150 a ‘Bold Move’ For Industry, Vehicle Line Manager Says 
The new ’15 F-150 boasts a new aluminum body over a frame composed of different steel alloys.
Ford Adds 850 Jobs to Build New F-150
Ford bringing some work for new F-150 in-house, including stampings and subassemblies.
Ford Betting Big on New F-150 
Ford’s chief marketer says he expects the new aluminum-intensive F-150 to increase its market share while retaining high average-transaction prices.
Improved Handling Makes New Mustang a True Sports Car 3
The ’15 Mustang’s fully independent suspension greatly improves handling – a shortcoming of previous models.
'15 Ford Mustang
The '15 Ford Mustang propels the iconic pony car to a new level thanks to a new suspension that provides superb handling, a characteristic that was lacking in previous generations.
Mustang Design Incorporates Cues From Past in Modern Interpretation
The Mustang’s chief designer says cues from the ’65 and ’67 models were retained in creating a modern interpretation of iconic pony car.
Ford to Add 1,200 New Jobs at Kansas City Plant
Since the 2011 UAW-Ford contract negotiations, the automaker has added 14,000 new jobs at its U.S. facilities, exceeding the commitment it made to the union.
Cadillac’s New York Move to Lead to ‘New Way of Thinking’
GM product chief Mark Reuss says having employees live among people who set trends in the U.S. should help determine how to best market Cadillac.
Chrysler Having Success Luring Young Talent, Chief Designer Says 
Chrysler has bolstered its staff in several key areas over the past few years, including a 150% rise in digital surfacer positions.
Mustang to Draw New Customers, Product Chief Says
Raj Nair, Ford group vice president-Global Product Development, says many different vehicle types are cross-shopped against Mustang.
Chinese Owner Taking Hands-Off Approach, Volvo Exec Says
The Volvo CEO says the automaker is learning about the Chinese market from China-based owner Zhejiang Geely.
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