Byron Pope

Byron
Pope
Associate Editor,
WardsAuto

Byron covers Ford and the Mexican market.

Articles
LaNeve Aims to Bolster Ford’s Car Sales 1
Ford’s U.S. car sales fell nearly across the board, with the exception of the newly launched ’15 Mustang, which posted a 31.8% gain last month.
Ford Seeks Vehicle-Use Insights Through Fleet Study  2
The Fleet Insight study has been under way for the past 10 weeks incorporating 72 Hewlett-Packard corporate vehicles.
Gen Z Buyers Prefer Ford, Automaker's Study Finds 2
Ford-commissioned survey indicates Gen Z consumers prefer cars over CUVs, largely due to economic reasons.
Next-Generation Hyundai Elantra to Stay Aggressive
Hyundai is unlikely to tone down the next-generation Elantra’s exterior design the way it did with the Sonata midsize sedan.
Mazda Bullish on CX-3
Mazda North American chief predicts B-segment CUVs will be one of the fastest-growing segments over the next two years.
B-Segment CUVs
B-segment CUV sales in the U.S. are expected to jump to 627,559 this year, representing a 3.0% slice of the market.
Hyundai Veloster Receives Upgrades, New Rally Edition Unveiled
Veloster turbo gets Hyundai’s Active Sound Design, which accentuates powertrain sound for a more engaging driving experience.
Product Assault, SCR Fix Behind Mazda’s Diesel Delay 1
Mazda says the engine meets all environmental standards without aftertreatment, but adding such a system will help improve performance.
Hyundai Elantra GT Gets Refresh
The Elantra GT receives a new front grille and projector headlamps that are more consistent with Hyundai’s newer models.
Chrysler Confident in Success of Next-Generation Town & Country
FCA beginning Feb. 14 is shutting down its Windsor, ON, Canada, plant for 14 weeks to accommodate production of the next-generation Chrysler Town & Country minivan.
Kia Trail’ster Concept Could Head to Production
Consumer feedback will determine whether Kia builds a production version of the Trail’ster concept unveiled at the auto show here.
Ram Laramie Limited Tests Limit of Pickup Luxury
Ram CEO Bob Hegbloom says the brand is exploring the high end of luxury pickups with the new Laramie offering.
Ford’s Fields Says Ready to Discuss CAFE Rules 2
Ford CEO Mark Fields says consumers are not embracing fuel-efficient technologies at the expected rate.
Marchionne Says Europe Stabilizing, China Increasingly Competitive
FCA’s top executive expects a “significant year of recovery” for the automaker in Europe this year.
Ram CEO Says 29-MPG EcoDiesel Pickups Will Be Plentiful
Ram CEO Bob Hegbloom says consumers have been asking for the EcoDiesel engine in other body configurations.
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