Byron Pope

Associate Editor,

Byron covers Ford and the Mexican market.

Fiat 500X New Addition to U.S. Lineup
Fiat 500X designers leveraged cues from the flagship Fiat 500, including double headlamps and a trapezoidal nose.
Mazda Refreshes ’16 CX-5 CUV
Mazda CX-5 LED taillamps and headlamps receive updates to new designs, while nine new colors have been added to the palette.
Mazda6 Refresh Conveys Brand Evolution, Automaker Says
Mazda says NVH performance has been stepped up, with cabin noise reduced by 10% on rough roads and 25% on highways.
Chrysler Aims to Recapture Magic With New ’15 300 Sedan
Chrysler seeks to replicate impactful design of original ’05 300 with new version.
'15 Chrysler 300 2
Chrysler seeks to recreate the magic of the original '05 Chrysler 300 fullsize sedan with the new '15 version.
Mazda Takes Wraps Off All-New CX-3 CUV
Mazda expects new CX-3 to become a core model in its global lineup when it goes on sale next year.
New Ford F-150 Game Changer
The all-new ’15 F-150 is light, handles better than any pickup before it, and retains its ruggedness and capability.
'15 Ford F-150
New '15 Ford F-150 up to 700 lbs. lighter than outgoing model due to aluminum-intensive body, a first for such a high-volume product.
Ford Will Maintain Truck Leadership With New F-150, CEO Says
Ford CEO Mark Fields says decisions on converting other vehicles to aluminum will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Ford Taps Farley to Lead European Operations
Jim Farley, currently the automaker’s chief marketing officer, succeeds Stephen Odell, who replaces Farley as executive vice president-Global Marketing Sales and Service.
Ram Plotting Own Lightweighting Course  1
Ram CEO Bob Hegbloom doesn’t discount aluminum as a viable material for use in pickups, noting the Ram 1500 has had an aluminum hood for years.
Lincoln Opens First China Stores
The first Lincoln stores in China will first offer the all-new Lincoln MKC CUV and the MKZ midsize sedan.
Chrysler Working to Cut Rental Car Sales, Improve Margins
Chrysler continues to work on upgrading its vehicle portfolio and is focusing on growing market share and improving its price positions, the automaker’s CFO says.
Ford F-150 Inventory Balancing Act Leads to 2.0% Decline in October
Ford carefully managing F-150 inventory as it switches over to all-new aluminum-intensive ’15 model.
Dodge Dart May Get Performance Boost
Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis says vehicles in lineup must meet certain performance criteria.
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