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Big Payday for Ford’s Mulally

Big Payday for Ford’s Mulally

The turnaround at Ford may not be playing out quite as fast as shareholders would like but it’s certainly delivering for CEO Alan Mulally, who landed a $29.5 million compensation package for 2011, the maker has revealed. That’s more than double what the number two...
Honda Recalls 550,000 CUVs

Honda Recalls 550,000 CUVs

When it comes to safety-related quality problems, 2011 wasn’t a good year for Honda, and 2012 isn’t getting off to any better of a start. The Japanese maker, traditionally known for solid reliability, has announced it will recall 550,000 of its Pilot and CR-V...
First Look: 2013 Subaru Legacy and Outback

First Look: 2013 Subaru Legacy and Outback

We almost don’t need to bother going to next week’s NY Auto Show.  Almost.  But while virtually everything planned for the media preview has already been previewed in advance there’s still nothing like checking out the sheet metal in person. For now, though, enjoy...
Marty’s Marketing Minutia – NY Auto Show Edition

Marty’s Marketing Minutia – NY Auto Show Edition

Lots of parties, Javits, more parties, Javits, some dinners, airport crush then home Party and event planners, caterers, bars, four star restaurants, hotels from luxury to lout, limo services, cabs and other purveyors of service and satisfaction in the Big Apple have...
UAW’s King Joins Opel Supervisory Board

UAW’s King Joins Opel Supervisory Board

Bob King, the President of the United Auto Workers Union, is taking on a new role as member of the supervisory board of Adam Opel AG, General Motors’ principal European subsidiary. King was appointed Wednesday by IG Metall, the German’s metalworkers union, to serve as...
Honda Latest to Add Plant in Mexico

Honda Latest to Add Plant in Mexico

Honda de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. has begun construction of a new plant in Central Mexico – making the Japanese maker just the latest to take advantage of Mexico’s low wages and strategic location. The new plant will begin operation in 2014 with production of the Honda...
First Look: 2013 Chevrolet Traverse

First Look: 2013 Chevrolet Traverse

Chevrolet will continue its total brand remake with a pair of important introductions at the upcoming New York Auto Show.  While we’ll have to wait a week for a closer look at the new Impala sedan, the biggest of the General Motors brands invited a handful of...