Ford CEO Farley Keeps Changes Coming with New CMO

Ford CEO Farley Keeps Changes Coming with New CMO

Ford Motor Co. is putting the sales and promotion of its new vehicles in the hands of Suzy Deering, a former eBaby executive with broad experience in online sales, as new CEO Jim Farley continues to shake up the company’s executive ranks. Deering will join Ford as...
Fiat Chrysler and PSA Not Exactly a “Merger of Equals”

Fiat Chrysler and PSA Not Exactly a “Merger of Equals”

Chrysler fans with good memories remember the last time the company was involved in a “merger of equals,” and how it worked out so when the phrase was tied to the partnering of Fiat Chrysler and PSA there was some skepticism. Turns out they had reason to be skeptical....
CEO Musk Says a Compact Tesla a Must for Europe

CEO Musk Says a Compact Tesla a Must for Europe

Tesla CEO Elon Musk keeps looking the EV maker’s long-term expansion plans, revealing that a compact car is a priority for the European market. Musk, speaking at an online battery conference hosted by the German government, came to the realization during a recent trip...
Ford CEO Farley Wants to Make Quality Job 1 Again

Ford CEO Farley Wants to Make Quality Job 1 Again

Ford’s new CEO Jim Farley has plenty of challenges facing him in the coming year, and many of them can be traced back to the automaker’s ongoing quality and reliability issues that are hurting both its reputation and its bottom line. The depth of the problem was...
McLaren Artura Hybrid Supercar to Debut in 2021

McLaren Artura Hybrid Supercar to Debut in 2021

McLaren has offered up a new name for, and more details about, the hybrid supercar it plans to bring to market next year. Like competitors such as Aston Martin and Ferrari, McLaren wants to take advantage of the incredible, off-the-line torque that electric motors can...
Outlook for Auto Industry Looks Promising in 2021

Outlook for Auto Industry Looks Promising in 2021

Despite the continuing pain from the pandemic, signs point to a solid rebound in sales and production of new vehicles in 2021 and 2022, according to economists from the University of Michigan. Economists presenting at U-M’s 68th annual economic outlook conference,...
Travel Numbers Expected to Drop for Long Holiday Weekend

Travel Numbers Expected to Drop for Long Holiday Weekend

Some parts of the country are in the next round of pandemic-related lockdowns so traveling for the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend is expected to decline this year. However, there is plenty of research that shows the folks that are planning to trek over the hills...
First Drive: 2021 Mazda3 Turbo

First Drive: 2021 Mazda3 Turbo

Mazda has long been a bit of a conundrum for automotive enthusiasts. Its products generally offer great design, refined and well-equipped interiors and compelling vehicle dynamics. But they often fall short in one key category: powertrain performance. That message...