Restructuring http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53312/more en GM Expects Profit-Busting Recalls to Slow; $400M Set Aside for Victims http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-expects-profit-busting-recalls-slow-400m-set-aside-victims <div class="node-body article-body">The earnings swoon also reflected difficulties in international markets, specifically South America, where economic headwinds are affecting sales, and in Europe, where GM continues to book losses as it restructures its business.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-expects-profit-busting-recalls-slow-400m-set-aside-victims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-expects-profit-busting-recalls-slow-400m-set-aside-victims#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers North America U.S. General Motors Finance Restructuring Chevrolet Cobalt Chuck Stevens ignition switch recall Mary Barra Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:55:00 +0000 1067121 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM says 550,000 recalled small-car ignition switches replaced, on target for October completion of safety campaign.</strong></p> Proxy Adviser Recommends Against FCA Cross-Border Merger http://wardsauto.com/proxy-adviser-recommends-against-fca-cross-border-merger <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Fiat investors should vote against a cross-border merger of the two automakers, advisory group ISS says, because the action would diminish shareholder rights.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/proxy-adviser-recommends-against-fca-cross-border-merger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Europe North America U.S. Italy Fiat-Chrysler: What's Next Finance Restructuring Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:47:00 +0000 1066051 at http://wardsauto.com Opel to Offer Low-End Cars in Post-Chevy Europe, Source Says http://wardsauto.com/opel-offer-low-end-cars-post-chevy-europe-source-says <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">General Motors' European arm hopes to recapture Chevrolet buyers since that brand's exit from the region and gain ground lost to entry-level brands such as Dacia and Skoda, a source says. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/opel-offer-low-end-cars-post-chevy-europe-source-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Europe - Regional Sales & Marketing Product Development Restructuring Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:38:00 +0000 1064171 at http://wardsauto.com Unaware of VW-FCA Merger Talk, Porsche Holding Company Chair Says http://wardsauto.com/unaware-vw-fca-merger-talk-porsche-holding-company-chair-says <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Wolfgang Porsche, supervisory board chairman of Volkswagen majority owner Porsche Automobil Holding, says he doesn't "know anything about talks with Fiat" after a German magazine reported VW was interested in buying all or part of Fiat Chrysler Group. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/unaware-vw-fca-merger-talk-porsche-holding-company-chair-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Europe Germany Italy Restructuring Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:23:00 +0000 1063251 at http://wardsauto.com GM, Delphi Testify on Ignition Switch; Industry Issue May Exist http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-delphi-testify-ignition-switch-industry-issue-may-exist <div class="node-body article-body">Delphi CEO Rodney O’Neal, supplier of the ignition switch, reveals that of the 120,000 engineering changes requested by automakers last year only 40% included an updated part number.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-delphi-testify-ignition-switch-industry-issue-may-exist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-delphi-testify-ignition-switch-industry-issue-may-exist#comments Public Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Suppliers North America U.S. Delphi General Motors Politics GM's Recall Crisis Restructuring Anton Valukas Claire McCaskill Dan Akerson Dean Heller ignition switch recall Mary Barra Rodney O'Neal Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:15:00 +0000 1062681 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM CEO Barra says defective parts OEM responsibility, not a supplier&rsquo;s.</strong></p> Ford Ups Ante in Middle East, Africa http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/ford-ups-ante-middle-east-africa <div class="node-body article-body">This latest plan increases the product rollout from the 17 new or refreshed vehicles Ford earmarked for the region in November.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/ford-ups-ante-middle-east-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/ford-ups-ante-middle-east-africa#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Africa / Middle East Vehicles & Technology Africa - Regional Middle East - Regional Ford Future Products Restructuring Africa EcoBoost Figo Ford Fusion Ford Mustang Jim Benintende Middle East MyKey Sync Thu, 17 Jul 2014 04:01:00 +0000 1061681 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Iconic Mustang one of 25 new products Ford will introduce to Middle East, Africa.</strong></p> GM Woos Infiniti Chief de Nysschen to Cadillac http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-woos-infiniti-chief-de-nysschen-cadillac <div class="node-body article-body">Johan de Nysschen’s appointment at Cadillac comes at a critical time for the 112-year-old GM luxury unit, where U.S. sales are flagging and plans call for 10 new vehicles for the brand by the end of 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-woos-infiniti-chief-de-nysschen-cadillac" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-woos-infiniti-chief-de-nysschen-cadillac#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers North America U.S. Cadillac Restructuring Bob Ferguson Dan Amman Johan de Nysschen Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:20:00 +0000 1057871 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Johan de Nysschen <em>(left)</em> at 2013 unveiling of Infiniti Q30 Concept in Frankfurt.</strong></p> Barra Driving Change at GM http://wardsauto.com/blog/barra-driving-change-gm <div class="node-body blog-body">Under CEO Mary Barra, GM is the only one stepping up to change the conversation and fix the long-broken mechanisms for protecting consumers from potentially dangerous vehicle defects and compensating victims. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/final-inspection">Final Inspection</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/barra-driving-change-gm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/barra-driving-change-gm#comments Blog Management & Strategy Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. General Motors Management & Strategy GM's Recall Crisis Product Development Restructuring Audi 5000 ignition switches James Burke Johnson & Johnson Mary Barra recall sudden acceleration Tylenol Final Inspection Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:45:00 +0000 1055851 at http://wardsauto.com Suzuki Faces Shareholder Pushback Over India Venture http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/suzuki-faces-shareholder-pushback-over-india-venture <div class="node-body article-body">Maruti Suzuki is campaigning to convince global and local investors of the benefits of parent Suzuki’s wholly owned India operation. But some Maruti Suzuki shareholders oppose the plan and regulators have questioned its legality.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/suzuki-faces-shareholder-pushback-over-india-venture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/suzuki-faces-shareholder-pushback-over-india-venture#comments Premium Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Asia Pacific India Maruti Suzuki Finance Restructuring Trade Mon, 07 Jul 2014 10:03:00 +0000 1044701 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Suzuki product plans&rsquo; effects on Ritz, other Maruti Suzuki models unclear.</strong></p> Fiat Sets Aug. 1 Shareholder Vote on Chrysler Merger http://wardsauto.com/fiat-sets-aug-1-shareholder-vote-chrysler-merger <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Approval of the merger with Chrysler will allow Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne to list the merged Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in New York by year's end. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/fiat-sets-aug-1-shareholder-vote-chrysler-merger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Europe North America U.S. Italy Globalization Restructuring Wed, 02 Jul 2014 23:46:00 +0000 1053021 at http://wardsauto.com