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Chrysler Reveals Management Realignment

Chrysler Reveals Management Realignment

Delivering on a promise to streamline his trans-Atlantic alliance, CEO Sergio Marchionne announced a broad realignment of the management structure that will increasingly result in Chrysler and its ally Fiat operating as one global company. Significantly, the move will...
First Look: BMW i3 and i8 Electric Concept Cars

First Look: BMW i3 and i8 Electric Concept Cars

BMW has finally taken the wraps off two concept cars that signal the strategy of its long-anticipated electric car sub-brand, BMW i.  The prototypes, which are set to make their formal public debut at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show, show the Bavarian maker...
Ford to Partner with Azure on F-Series Plug-in

Ford to Partner with Azure on F-Series Plug-in

Can the full-size pickup go from being a gas-guzzling behemoth to the poster child for environmental efficiency?  A new partnership teaming up Ford and Canadian-based Azure Dynamics aims to bring the F-Series truck a big step closer to being earth-friendly. Early in...
First Drive: Mazda CX-9

First Drive: Mazda CX-9

We’ve all heard it before. “You won’t catch me driving a minivan,” the raffish 20-something says. Of course, that is before the invasion of the Little People, and all of their paraphernalia, from diaper bags to portable playpens. Some have turned to sturdier-looking...
Support Building for Obama Mileage Compromise

Support Building for Obama Mileage Compromise

While details are being withheld until tomorrow’s formal White House announcement, there’s a growing consensus building for the apparent compromise on the nation’s future fuel economy standard – one potentially major opponent signaling it is ready to sign on. Reports...
GM Parterning with Solar Power Provider

GM Parterning with Solar Power Provider

General Motors Ventures, GM’s private venture capital fund, will investment $7.5 million in Sunlogics PLC, a firm specializing in solar projects.The investment reflects estimates that the use of solar panels will double between now and 2016. Sunlogics will shift its...
Hyundai, VW Latest to Report Big Earnings Gains

Hyundai, VW Latest to Report Big Earnings Gains

Despite the slow global recovery, a weak U.S. economy, rising raw materials costs and other “headwinds,” automakers around the globe have been delivering some solid earnings for the year’s second quarter – though not always enough to keep investors happy. That’s what...
Ford’s Big Bet on India

Ford’s Big Bet on India

Ford will invest nearly $1 billion in India in a bid to gain ground in what many see as a market that could potentially rival the long-term growth of China. Most of that money – about $900 million – will go for a new plant, the company’s second, that could boost...
Inside the 2013 Chevy Malibu

Inside the 2013 Chevy Malibu

It’s not often you get a chance to crawl inside a major product more than a year before its official launch, but even as most makers are starting to push their 2012 products, we found ourselves this week getting up-close-and-personal with the all-new 2013 Chevrolet...