The nomination of the National Highway Traffic Safety Admin.'s new administrator is imminent, Washington sources tell Ward's. The successor to Susan Bailey, who left in January, is not an industry “name.” • Jaguar reportedly will produce a high-output “R” version of its X-Type sport sedan, powered by a supercharged 3L 24-valve V-6 (330 hp). • General Motors Corp. has approved further talks to combine its Hughes Electronics Corp., owner of DirecTV, with Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. ...

Premium Content (PAID Subscription Required)

"AROUND THE INDUSTRY" is part of the paid WardsAuto Premium content. You must log in with Premium credentials in order to access this article. Premium paid subscribers also gain access to:

  All of WardsAuto's reliable, in-depth industry reporting and analysis
  Hundreds of downloadable data tables including:
  •   Global sales and production data by country
  •   U.S. model-line inventory data
  •   Engine and equipment installation rates
  •   WardsAuto's North America Plant by Platform forecast
  •   Product Cycle chart
  •   Interrelationships among major OEMs
  •   Medium- and heavy-duty truck volumes
   •  Historical data and much more!

For pricing and subscription information please contact
Lisa Williamson by email: or phone: (248) 799-2642

Current subscribers, please login or CLICK for support information.

Already registered? here.