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Jan 16, 2014

Auto Bailout Critics Get Desperate6

Equating the U.S. auto industry with the city of Detroit is nonsense....More
Dec 27, 2013

Hyundai Loses in Krafcik Departure1

The departing U.S. CEO of the South Korean brand was devoted, passionate in his role....More
Dec 23, 2013

The End of a Road Well-Traveled2

In my 40-plus years of journalism, covering the international auto industry has been the best gig ever and one helluva ride....More
Dec 16, 2013

Mustang Almost Died in Early 1990s3

CEO Alex Trotman said “Mustang is an intrinsic part of Ford’s DNA,” and this rallied the troops....More
Nov 22, 2013

Opel Plus Chevrolet in Europe May Be Unsolvable Equation

GM would like to think there’s room for both brands in Europe, with Chevrolet appealing to more cost-conscious buyers and Opel chasing customers with....More
Nov 06, 2013

Reuss’ Facebook Exit Smacks of Same Old GM2

The president of GM North America having a Facebook account was refreshing in an industry where top executives typically dislike too cozy a....More
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 Lobby1

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

David E. Zoia

As Editorial Director, I oversee much of what goes into, enjoying a ringside seat that lets me observe up close just about every facet of the industry worldwide. I have covered the...

James M. Amend

James Amend is an associate editor at, covering day-to-day business and product news at General Motors. He also leads coverage of regulatory and environmental issues, as well as the...
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