FCA Extends Marketing Reach of Jeep Name with Amazon

FCA Extends Marketing Reach of Jeep Name with Amazon

The Jeep name is worth its weight in gold — perhaps more as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles extends its efforts to market the name with help from Amazon just in time for Cyber Monday. Throughout the years, Jeep has become an iconic four-letter word, quickly recognizable as...
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...
A Week With: 2020 Maserati Quattroporte S Q4

A Week With: 2020 Maserati Quattroporte S Q4

Chances are if you stood on a street corner almost anywhere in the industrial world and asked boulevardiers to describe a luxury car they would depict something remarkably close to the 2020 Maserati Quattroporte S Q4. After all, the Quattroporte looks like a luxury...
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,...
GM Testing Battery Pack for Autonomous Cruise Origin

GM Testing Battery Pack for Autonomous Cruise Origin

Correction: This story has been amended. GM is currently testing only the battery system for the Cruise Origin at its proving grounds.  General Motors expects to begin testing preproduction models of the self-driving Cruise Origin at its Michigan proving grounds next...
GMC Debuts New Rough-and-Ready Canyon AT4

GMC Debuts New Rough-and-Ready Canyon AT4

Competition for attention in a specific, rough-riding piece of the midsized truck market is becoming more intense that competition is clear when examining the 2021 GMC Canyon that will compete with the Toyota Tacoma TRD and the Ford Ranger FX4. GMC initially pulled...
Former UAW VP, GM Director Ashton Gets 30-Month Sentence

Former UAW VP, GM Director Ashton Gets 30-Month Sentence

Former United Auto Workers Vice President Joe Ashton, who also held a seat on the General Motors Board of Directors, was sentenced to 30 months in prison for his part in a scheme that stole $4 million earmarked for training and education of union members employed by...
A Week With: 2020 Lexus GS 350 F Sport

A Week With: 2020 Lexus GS 350 F Sport

When the product planners at Lexus prepared the brief for the Lexus GS 350 F Sport, they had a clear definition for the car, and it shows in the design of the final product The 2020 GS F Sport’s design is crisp, while the sedan is well-equipped with a quiet, confident...
Barra, Gamble Meet with President-Elect Biden

Barra, Gamble Meet with President-Elect Biden

General Motors Co. Chairman Mary Barra and United Auto Workers President Rory Gamble were among a small group of executives and labor leaders who met with President-elect Joe Biden, discussing the need for equity and worker safety as the U.S. economy begins to rebuild...