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Ford ousts CEO Fields, names ex-Steelcase chief Jim Hackett to take over in management shakeup, reports say

Automotive Business Review - 22 May, 2017 - 05:01
Ford has fired CEO Mark Fields and will replace him with James Hackett, head of the automaker's Smart Mobility arm, as part of a broad management shakeup, according to reports by Forbes and other news organizations.

Ford is firing CEO Mark Fields, naming former Steelcase chief Jim Hackett to take over in management shakeup, reports say

Automotive Business Review - 22 May, 2017 - 05:01
Ford will fire CEO Mark Fields and replace him with James Hackett, head of the automaker's Smart Mobility arm, as part of a broad management shakeup, according to reports by Forbes and other news organizations.

FCA's Ralph Gilles unleashing his 'inner racer'

Automotive Business Review - 22 May, 2017 - 05:01
There's no disputing it -- Ralph Gilles is one of the coolest guys in the auto industry. But when does Fiat Chrysler Auto-mobiles' global head of design achieve peak cool?

Penske, Crain and the obsession that unites them

Automotive Business Review - 22 May, 2017 - 05:01
As a young man, Penske did well enough to be named Driver of the Year by Sports Illustrated in 1961. But Penske soon would make a decision that would change his life.

Mark Reuss, in the 'knothole'

Automotive Business Review - 22 May, 2017 - 05:01
As much as Mark Reuss, a licensed road racer who created General Motors' Performance Division, relishes the fast lane, his appreciation for the carpool lane also runs deep.

How Toyota transforms America's best-selling car to compete for other titles

Automotive Business Review - 22 May, 2017 - 05:01
Turning the latest generation of the production Camry into the NASCAR racing version required even more than the usual feats of styling and engineering that went into past transformations.

India exit puts GM in 'right markets'

Automotive Business Review - 22 May, 2017 - 05:01
GM CEO Mary Barra signaled that GM isn't planning any more major reductions to its geographic profile. Still, she said the company would aggressively pare costs everywhere it can.

Trade officials seek end to border hassles

Automotive Business Review - 22 May, 2017 - 05:01
North American trade officials say synchronizing regulations and improving infrastructure at ports of entry are as important as trade agreements. The goal is the free movement of cross-border goods.

Amid good times, Ford braces for bad ones

Automotive Business Review - 22 May, 2017 - 05:01
Ford and GM are making recession-style staff cuts even as sales and profits remain relatively strong.

Lexus patient with fixed-price program

Automotive Business Review - 22 May, 2017 - 05:01
A year into the Lexus Plus no-haggle pricing program, the expected waves of dealers joining are only ripples. But brand executives say a slow and steady pace has its benefits.

Nissan execs hint at upcoming EV crossover

Automotive Business Review - 22 May, 2017 - 05:01
Nissan is working on a concept vehicle that will showcase its ideas for intelligent mobility and foreshadow an all-electric crossover.

What's the succession plan at AutoNation?

Automotive Business Review - 22 May, 2017 - 05:01
A series of high-level executive departures at AutoNation -- highlighted by COO Bill Berman's abrupt departure last week -- has raised questions about the succession plan for CEO Mike Jackson, 68.

Driverless cars will redefine racing

Automotive Business Review - 21 May, 2017 - 05:01
In the early days of racing, it was questionable if a car could even cross the finish line. Vehicle engineering was still a new science, and completing a race in one piece was half the battle.

Why tiny Mazda rules amateur racing

Automotive Business Review - 21 May, 2017 - 05:01
Mazda's footprint in the auto industry is tiny. But its reach in the world of club and amateur racing is unparalleled.

Akio Toyoda is both master driver and late bloomer

Automotive Business Review - 21 May, 2017 - 05:01
Akio Toyoda not only runs Toyota Motor Corp. but is its master driver, the final arbiter of what makes a Lexus a Lexus and a Toyota a Toyota.

U.S. regulators open probe into timing of Hyundai, Kia recalls

Automotive Business Review - 20 May, 2017 - 13:21
NHTSA could impose steep fines if it determines that recalls for engine defects -- prompted by a South Korean whistleblower -- weren't conducted in a timely manner and didn't cover enough vehicles.

LAcarGuy's racing videos strike a chord

Automotive Business Review - 20 May, 2017 - 05:01
California dealer Mike Sullivan, the self-branded LAcarGuy, has headed to the track to promote his Porsche of South Bay store.

The metamorphosis of C.J. Wilson

Automotive Business Review - 20 May, 2017 - 05:01
There's retiring, and then there's retiring at age 35 with millions of dollars in the bank and a passion for racing, owning and selling some of the world's most pedigreed car brands.

Carlos Tavares stays on track

Automotive Business Review - 20 May, 2017 - 05:01
For PSA CEO Carlos Tavares, racing is perhaps more natural than running a global car company with annual revenues of $59 billion.

CDK, Reynolds have no security need to block DMS access, expert says

Automotive Business Review - 19 May, 2017 - 21:33
A cybersecurity expert said CDK and Reynolds have no security need to block data integrators' access to their dealership management systems.
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