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Oct 31, 2013

GM’s Third-Quarter Results Confirm No Gain Without Pain

North America is raking in big profits on record-wide margins, but it did not come without years of costly, gut-wrenching restructuring. Now other....More
Oct 31, 2013

Pulse Fading for Auto Manufacturing in Australia

Decades ago, when the world was a much bigger place and six-digit annual vehicle sales were considered a boom market, local production made sense in....More
Oct 03, 2013

Big Pickup Sellers Piling on Incentives, Dishing Dirt

It’s a classic if not altogether common set of circumstances in the dog-eat-dog big-pickup segment: One automaker wants to dump its stock of old....More
Sep 24, 2013

It’s No Accident Chrysler’s IPO Pitch Full of Doom and Gloom

Typically an IPO filing is meant to entice investors, but Chrysler’s prospectus plays up the risk Fiat could abandon the U.S. automaker if ownership....More
Sep 20, 2013

Power Grab

As more EVs trickle onto the highways, owners may come to covet the limited number of public charging stations....More
Sep 09, 2013

Ford Mulally Retirement Reports May Have Credibility

Ford CEO Alan Mulally maintains he won’t retire until at least the end of 2014, but recent reports indicate his departure may come much sooner....More
Sep 06, 2013

The Most Comfortable Car Seats in the World

Continental and Mercedes are taking seat massagers to a new level with an electronically controlled system that uses 14 separately actuated air....More
Aug 26, 2013

Big Oil Has Better Lobby

The CAFE standard quickly is becoming a carbon-dioxide emissions rule. The fastest way to cut CO2 emissions is to reduce the amount of carbon in fuel....More
Aug 16, 2013

Banged Up Dream Cruiser Gets Another Chance

Another restoration project is about to get under way. Expect it to involve a certain Dearborn pony car that has a milestone birthday next year....More
Aug 05, 2013

Dick Dauch Remembered

Industry veteran Dauch started his automotive career at General Motors in 1964, and he was only 30 when he was selected to manage one of its largest....More
Jul 22, 2013

Ford’s Caldwell Will Be Remembered for Taurus Gamble

Like most executives with finance credentials, the Harvard MBA was a stickler for metrics and details. But Caldwell, the conservative bean counter,....More
Jun 27, 2013

Germany’s ‘AutoCity’ Celebrates 13th Birthday

VW’s success with Autostadt suggests perhaps there is more than one Motor City....More
Jun 17, 2013

As Chrysler’s SRT Goes Full Speed, Dodge Sputters Along

The auto maker unleashes a full-scale advertising campaign for the nascent performance brand, which had taken a back seat while the manufacturer was....More
Jun 10, 2013

Dear Taxpayer: Your Auto Bailout Loan Is Repaid, With Interest

The auto bailouts were not speculative investments aimed at delivering a fat return to John Q. Public. They were designed to avoid an economic....More
Jun 07, 2013

Chrysler Says ‘Wait and See’ on Dispute With NHTSA

The auto maker takes a stoic approach to addressing potential controversy, rather than explaining at length....More
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