GM Holden's decision to end production in 2017 will put Toyota Australia’s manufacturing operations and local suppliers under acute pressure, President and CEO Max Yasuda says, making the need for changes more urgent than ever....More
The winners, which include three diesels, an EV, eight engines using direct fuel injection and six with forced induction, emerged from a field of 44 powertrains evaluated by WardsAuto editors in October and November....More
This is the 20th year for Ward’s 10 Best Engines, a competition created to recognize outstanding powertrain achievement, world-class technologies and those rare engines or electric propulsion systems that are so compelling they help sell the vehicle.
As historic as Mary Barra becoming the first female CEO of an automaker might be, experts say it also signals recognition of the complicated nature of a global, highly competitive and strictly regulated business....More
The decision to appoint Barra, 51, as the next CEO, marks the culmination of a meteoric rise and represents a signature move for Akerson, who has stressed new thinking at the post-bankruptcy GM....More
The lease expirations also will arrive just weeks after the U.S. government fully divests its stake in GM, which might erase a black mark against the automaker in the eyes of consumer boycotting its products....More
“The long-awaited flattening of year-on-year sales trend has yet to happen,” an industry spokesman says. “We hope December will show progress in this direction, and deliver a decent close to an otherwise difficult year.”...More
GM Vice Chairman Steve Girsky shares his view on GM’s global strategy amid fluctuating fuel economy and emissions regulations, as well as the automaker’s outlook on Europe and new emerging markets such as Mexico....More
True to its history of rise, fall and rise again, Brazil’s auto industry has no intention of fading away, despite a stagnant economy that remains unaffected by the postponement of the government’s IPI tax increase on vehicles....More
Some suppliers are investing in additional facilities because they are confident current production levels will be sustained and because they have exhausted most of their avenues to stretch available capacity....More
“It’s becoming a bigger go-to-market strategy in automotive, more consistent with other industries,” GM sales-operation head Kurt McNeil says of Black Friday sales promotions. “We think we did a nice job of going to market with a clear message.”...More
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