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Daimler says it will sell more than 500,000 trucks this year

Automotive Business Review - 23 February, 2015 - 12:26
Daimler expects to sell more than 500,000 trucks this year, mainly thanks to growing demand in the United States, trucks chief Wolfgang Bernhard said today.

Ito to step down as Honda chief executive

Financial Times - 23 February, 2015 - 11:53
Unexpected exit comes amid string of recalls at Japanese carmaker

Honda CEO Ito to step down after quality lapses

Automotive Business Review - 23 February, 2015 - 07:40
Honda President Takanobu Ito said he will step down and named Takahiro Hachigo, an randd executive with wide international experience, as his replacement following a string of quality lapses that spurred a round of internal reforms.

Honda says CEO Ito will step down, names randd exec as successor

Automotive Business Review - 23 February, 2015 - 07:40
Honda said CEO Takanobu Ito will leave his post and appointed an randd executive with experience in the U.S. as his replacement following a string of quality lapses.

Social-media 'influencers' create product buzz, change policies

Automotive Business Review - 23 February, 2015 - 06:01
An individual with social-media savvy can launch a discussion online that quickly influences industry actions. By knowing their audiences, influencers can quickly gain the same credibility with them as friends or neutral third parties.

Activist Wilson to face savvy GM board

Automotive Business Review - 23 February, 2015 - 06:01
There's no shortage of gravitas on the GM board as directors weigh Harry Wilson's bid for a seat and his call for $8 billion in share buybacks.

Ghosn pledges patience amid churn at Infiniti

Automotive Business Review - 23 February, 2015 - 06:01
Nissan's Carlos Ghosn last week turned to another fresh face in his latest efforts to spark the Infiniti luxury brand. Unlike predecessors with backgrounds at Porsche and Ford, this one was groomed at General Motors.

Fields lures another Ford newbie in push for fresh thinking

Automotive Business Review - 23 February, 2015 - 06:01
Ford CEO Mark Fields has plenty of reasons to fear being left behind as Tesla, Google and Apple shake up the auto industry. That's why he's hired another outsider to help his 112-year old automaker control its own destiny.

Glitches fuel soul searching at Honda

Automotive Business Review - 23 February, 2015 - 06:01
Honda CEO Takanobu Ito is in the midst of another reinvention, this time to fix a string of quality problems. What sets this apart from previous efforts: The glitches were triggered in part by the ambitious overhauls Ito himself tried to implement.

Is clock ticking on replacement inflators?

Automotive Business Review - 23 February, 2015 - 06:01
Now that Honda has recalled more than 14 million vehicles to fix defective Takata airbag inflators, CEO Takanobu Ito says he is prepared for a difficult possibility: If the replacements also go bad someday, they would need to be replaced too.

1 VW plant, 2 unions: UAW foes get a voice

Automotive Business Review - 23 February, 2015 - 06:01
Workers who fought the UAW's organizing drive in Chattanooga now have a union of their own. One year after the UAW's failed bid to organize Volkswagen's sole U.S.

TrueCar's new pitch: Factory coupons for shoppers

Automotive Business Review - 23 February, 2015 - 06:01
TrueCar Inc. spent the past two years rebuilding relations with dealers. Now the vehicle-shopping site is turning its attention to automakers to boost sales.

Five influencers changing the auto industry today

Automotive Business Review - 23 February, 2015 - 06:01
Automotive News spoke with a handful of influencers to learn what they're thinking and the stories they're sharing with their fans.

Helping hand for minority dealer hopefuls

Automotive Business Review - 23 February, 2015 - 06:01
Bill Perkins knows how hard it is to get a dealership and to succeed. He lasted one year in his first store. But when he later acquired a dealership in suburban Detroit, other dealers helped him. That made the difference.

Cadillac's new branding effort debuts at the Oscars; CT6 gets sneak peek

Automotive Business Review - 23 February, 2015 - 01:00
The commercials that Cadillac teed up for the Oscars broadcast Sunday night could be seen as simply the first step in what brand boss Johan de Nysschen has described as a "journey" to luxury prominence.

Stakes are high as Cadillac's new branding effort debuts at the Oscars

Automotive Business Review - 23 February, 2015 - 01:00
The commercials that Cadillac teed up for the Oscars broadcast Sunday night could be seen as simply the first step in what brand boss Johan de Nysschen has described as a "journey" to luxury prominence.

Next-gen Chrysler minivan will be taller, wider with a rotary shifter

Automotive Business Review - 22 February, 2015 - 06:01
The next-generation Chrysler Town and Country minivan will get a rotary shifter and other interior features common in Fiat Chrysler vehicles. The minivan also will be slightly taller and wider than the current version.

For Apple, an opportunity to revolutionize the automobile, without ever selling one

Automotive Business Review - 22 February, 2015 - 06:01
What could Apple do for the auto industry? With its $178 billion cash pile, probably anything it wants.

Tentative deal in U.S. port dispute spells relief for Honda, rivals

Automotive Business Review - 21 February, 2015 - 21:38
A group of shipping companies and a powerful dockworkers union reached a tentative labor deal after nine months of negotiations, settling a dispute that disrupted Japanese automakers in the United States, primarily Honda.

'Mr. K,' Datsun pioneer and father of the Z car, dies at 105

Automotive Business Review - 21 February, 2015 - 18:30
Yutaka Katayama, Nissan's first U.S. president, who grabbed American consumer awareness by introducing the affordable Datsun Z sports car in the early 1970s, has died at 105.
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