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The hiring of former Hyundai marketing man Joel Ewanick to spearhead GM marketing is a shrewd move and shows that the folks running the country's largest automaker is realizing it can't wait around to improve sales.
there is little talk about America's fifth largest automaker. Well, in case you haven't been watching, Chrysler has quietly stopped the bleeding.
It is hard to imagine an auto company going through a more challenging start of the year than Toyota. And yet, April auto sales show the company is weathering the storm far better than most expected.
Of all the auto executives I have covered, GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz may be the one who generates the most spirited response from viewers and readers. His fans love him. Critics think he gets too much praise.
There's an interesting choice facing Ford investors right now. Sell some stock and take profits after a spectacular run-up in the last year, or hang on and bet that Alan Mulally and company can prove Wall Street wrong again and outperform expectations, pushing the stock even higher.
They aren't sexy. In fact, some might even call them boring. But one thing that stands out about Honda cars, SUV's and minivans is their appeal to buyers who want reliability and fuel efficiency.
The cautious optimism is gone - replaced with a confidence in a profitable future. For Ford CEO Alan Mulally the company has transitioned into a new phase of growth. From here forward, Ford not only will be expected to be solidly profitable. And not just in most parts of the world, but in every region- including the U.S.
As Ford prepares to file quarterly earnings that are expected to show the company earned at least a billion dollars in profit for Q1, investors are starting to ask themselves, "Where does Ford go from here?"
Whenever I blog about the Beijing Auto Show I invariably get a slew of e-mails from people saying one of two things: Detroit is a more important auto show and/or who cares about what happens in China.
The smile on the face of GM Chairman Ed Whitacre Jr. says it all. The quiet confidence from GM Vice Chairman Steve Girsky makes it clear. Read between the lines, you'll see GM is speeding toward profitability.
We're in a cyclical bull market with equity valuations hovering at reasonable levels, said Ajay Kapur, global strategist at Mirae Asset Securities.
Overnight, Toyota executives in Japan made the decision to test all of the company's SUVs to see if any of them have an issue with their electronic stability control, as is suspected with 2010 Lexus GX 460 models.
In my opinion, it's far more significant. Will it cripple Toyota or Lexus? No. But it's sure not just another warning from an auto industry analyst.
This week once again showed me how some people some people can't see the forest from the trees. And yes, I'm talking about many of you Toyota supporters.
Long before Toyota told U.S. regulators about sticking accelerator pedals, the Japanese automaker warned its distributors throughout Europe about similar problems, documents obtained by The Associated Press show.
The message from the Secretary of Transportation is clear: If he could, he would fine Toyota more than the proposed $16.4 million the Feds are seeking for the automaker failing to alert the government quickly enough about defective gas pedals.
As I was reporting the announcement of the Department of Transportation's fine against Toyota of $16.4 million, I kept thinking of the star athlete who makes gobs of money and is fined by the commissioner of the league for breaking a rule.
Slowly, surely, and somewhat quietly we're starting to see the fall out from the Toyota unintended acceleration scandal.
Hey, did you hear? The US today is like Japan in the 1990s. (Well, maybe not.)
$25,280. Would you pay that for an all-electric car promising to get up to 100 miles per charge? Nissan believes many of you will.