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AUDI PROSE COVERS 2015 CARS LIKE A BLANKET

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VW of America reshuffles its front office as its CEO Jonathan Browning falls short of boosting North American sales to an annual target of 20,000 units a month by 2018, including Audi. Browning’s replacement on grounds of family health issues was assured when January-November sales fell short of combined Kia and Hyundai results this past […]

‘CAR GAL’ TAKES REINS AT GM

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New leadership in Detroit promises upturns in markets, profits and per-car features. Dramatic changes lie ahead as younger executives and women take charge of product development, including new GM chairman and CEO Mary T. Barra, new Ford president Mark Fields and more safety systems and consumer touch systems pushing hybrid and electric cars! Retirement of […]

Jacoby Joins GM, Borst Rises at Toyota

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Industry veterans Stefan Jacoby and George Borst received promotions in September as global automakers reorganized their leadership teams. Jacoby, 55, left a position as CEO of Volkswagen of America to become chief of international operations at General Motors. Previously he had also held posts at Volvo Car Corporation and Mitsubishi Motors. GM Chairman and CEO […]

Newsless Report from Akerson

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Why is it that Dan Akerson imparts another Q&A piece without making an ounce of news? Can it be that GM’s umpteenth CEO in its 105th year has become another victim of vocal paralysis? Akerson, a Volt driver at age 64, treated the WSJ with one of its blandest half-page interviews on January 9, denying […]

Franco/GM Pact a Boon for Peugeot

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DETROIT-NO doubt about it-Peugeot stands to gain a North America reentry lift with its GM detente. The highly regarded PSA Peugeot Citroen is comparable to Alfa Romeo’s status in Italy as a brand adjunct-being less concerned about export than domestic. The alliances of European automakers with North American competitors have been underscored at the Detroit […]