Byron Pope

Byron
Pope
Associate Editor,
WardsAuto

Byron covers Ford and the Mexican market.

Articles
Alfa Romeo Returning to Roots, Brand Chief Says
The Italian brand has developed a skunkworks consisting of 200 handpicked engineers working independently of other Fiat Chrysler Automobile personnel.
Dodge to Focus on Performance; Grand Caravan Scrapped
The Dodge Dart compact sedan will be updated in 2016 in a move to inject it with more Dodge performance DNA.
Jeep CEO Outlines Global Growth Plans
To support Jeep growth plans, the brand’s global dealer network will grow from 4,706 today to 6,023 in 2018.
Chrysler’s WCM Academy Expands Size, Program Offerings 1
The Warren, MI-based facility has trained 9,000 Chrysler employees in the World Class Manufacturing methodology since it opened in 2012.
Ford CEO Mulally Says Fields Ready for Top Job
Ford CEO Alan Mulally says he decided to step down early because “everything is in place for the future.”
Shaky Economy Threatens Russia Vehicle Sales, GM Manager Says
Russia’s economy faces a number of challenges, including a heavy reliance on oil and natural-gas exports, that may negatively affect future vehicle sales, says a GM senior manager.
Volkswagen GTI Interior Detail-Driven
The latest installment in our series on 2014 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors highlights the Volkswagen GTI, a hot hatch that combines craftsmanship and attention to detail in one of the finest cabins available in the C-segment.
Ford Q1 Earnings Impacted by $400 Million Service-Action Charge
Ford CFO Bob Shanks says the service-action charge was larger than normal due to a higher number of auto recalls.
Lincoln MKX Concept Bows in Beijing
The concept boasts an aerodynamic, sloping roofline, which Lincoln says gives it a sporty appearance.
Mercedes Seeks to Continue Sprinter Success
The new ’14 Sprinter comes standard with a 2.1L 4-cyl. diesel engine producing 161 hp and 266 lb.-ft. of torque.
Downsized Engines Leading to Increased NVH Issues 3
Active-noise control is a technology increasingly being employed by automakers to address NVH issues.
Silicon Valley, Auto Industry Must Build Bridge, Experts Say
Silicon Valley and the auto industry have much to learn from one another, but there are differences between the two industries that must be overcome.
Silicon Valley, Auto Industry Must Build Bridge, Experts Say
Silicon Valley and the auto industry have much to learn from one another, but there are differences between the two industries that must be overcome.
Convergence of Technology Necessary to Meet Regulations, Experts Say
NHTSA is in the midst of developing tests and regulations for emerging technologies, including public policy issues regarding liability and privacy.
’15 Chrysler 200 Light-Years Beyond Predecessor
Chrysler’s CUS-wide platform underpins the new 200, which is a good start considering the architecture also serves as the basis for the Alfa Romeo Giulia.
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