Byron Pope

Associate Editor,

Byron covers Ford and the Mexican market.

Volvo Takes Wraps Off All-New XC90 
Volvo has set a medium-term goal of selling 100,000 units annually in the U.S., and says the XC90 will play a significant role in reaching that objective.
Ford ST Products Surpassing Expectations 1
Ford is working to increase production of the performance-oriented Focus ST and Fiesta ST due to strong customer demand.
Ford Planning Prius Fighter, Report Says
Codenamed C240, the vehicle will be built on Ford’s C2 architecture, which also will underpin the next-generation Focus C-car and Escape CUV.
Magna Glass-Manufacturing Technique Draws OE Interest
Magna International process blasts thin hole in panel of glass using powerful water jets.
Planned Flagship Seen Boosting Cadillac's Credibility 
GM’s product chief says the new fullsize sedan will be based on an all-new platform.
FCA Taps Bigland to Head Alfa Romeo in NAFTA Region
Reid Bigland, who previously led the Ram truck brand, will continue to serve as head of U.S. sales and president and CEO of Chrysler Canada.
Ford Hybrid Sales Bounce Back From Fuel-Economy Adjustments 3
Ford in 2013 and 2014 made downward fuel-economy revisions to most of its hybrid vehicles.
Vehicle Sensor Deliveries Forecast to Rise
ABI Research Vice President Dominique Bonte says radar, sonar, lidar and night-vision systems also are expected to see an increase in deliveries, in addition to cameras.
Lincoln MKC a Step in Right Direction 6
The all-new ’15 Lincoln MKC represents a strong entry in rapidly expanding small CUV luxury segment.
'15 Lincoln MKC
The '15 Lincoln MKC represents a significant step forward as the storied marque seeks to reinvent itself and reinvigorate sales.
Chrysler Taps New Product Chief
New Chrysler product chief previously served as vice president-System & Component engineering.
Chrysler Targets Higher Margins; Posts $619 Q2 Profit
Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says the automaker will approach suppliers in an effort to boost profit margins.
Ford to Offer Free Brake Pad Replacement 1
Customers must still pay labor and installation costs, as well as the cost of other parts needed to return the brake system to original operating condition, the automaker says.
Ford Posts July Increase; Downplays Incentive Spend
Some Ford models weighed down the automaker’s results, including the Edge and Flex CUVs, which recorded sales declines of 21.8% and 32.2%, respectively.
GM Expects Big Things From New Small Pickups
The all-new ’15 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize pickups enter a segment where the top competition is outdated, marketing manager says.
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