US Automotive News

Ford Motor Is Replacing Mark Fields as CEO – New York Times

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

Why Ford Is Making This Huge Strategy Shift – Fortune

Ford recently announced plans to cut jobs and shift production away from sedans and toward sport utility vehicles and crossovers. The company’s commitment to the working truck, or pickup, market is unwavering. But de-emphasizing sedans—where Ford has had great success with models from Taurus to Fusion to Focus—is a noteworthy shift in strategy. First and foremost, Ford is responding to evolving consumer tastes and uses. The “family” vehicle needs to…

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

Ford Considering Significant Management Changes – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Ford Motor Co. is considering significant changes to the auto maker’s senior leadership team amid tension among top executives, dissatisfaction with the stock price and a drive to clarify the company’s strategy, according to people familiar with the situation. The moves could include a shuffling of executives who were hired or rose to prominence during the tenure of Alan Mulally, the company’s chief executive for eight years ending in 2014. The…

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

Ford reportedly considering leadership shuffle amid stock price decline – CNBC

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Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

Richard Petty, Ford Motors forge lasting relationship – The Detroit News

Edsel Ford II, left, on Richard Petty: “To have the No. 43 car carry a Ford oval on it is about as good as it gets.”(Photo: John Harrelson, Getty Images) Back in the day, Plymouth designed and built a whole new race car, which looked like something few in motor sports had imagined, let alone seen, to woo Richard Petty back from Ford. Petty turns 80 on July 2, amid…

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

Atlanta Hawks to interview Chauncey Billups for GM job – ESPN.com – ESPN

11:05 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment The Atlanta Hawks are scheduled to interview former NBA player and current ESPN analyst Chauncey Billups next week for their general manager opening, league sources told ESPN. The interview is expected to occur Tuesday in Los Angeles, sources say, and it is believed the organization isn’t looking to drag out the hiring process. ESPN’s Marc Stein previously reported the…

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

GM’s Millennial Ride-Sharing Platform Expands In New York – Fast Company

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Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Ford cutting jobs to jump-start stalled stock – CNBC

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Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Fiat Chrysler unapologetic about massive horsepower – USA Today – USA TODAY

CLOSE x Embed x Share They range from the most powerful muscle car ever to sleek pocket rockets. USA TODAY 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon packs 840 horsepower(Photo: FCA US LLC) DETROIT — In an era where the biggest buzz in the automotive industry is about self-driving cars, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has been doubling down on jaw-dropping horsepower. At the New York Auto Show last month the automaker revealed…

Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Our Views: Another sign GM’s legacy is fading – Janesville Gazette

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Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Ford CTO Raj Nair on the future: Ford will look very different in 10 … – TechCrunch

Raj Nair (Ford) at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2017 Today at TechCrunch Disrupt NY, our own Darrell Etherington sat down with Ford Motor Company CTO (and Ford employee since 1987!) Raj Nair to chat about the future and how a company like Ford shifts with an evolving industry — particularly as the car industry adopts the idea of cars that drive themselves. While the overall panel was about autonomous vehicles, they…

Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Ford To Cut Up To 20000 Jobs As Fields Aims To Keep His Strategy On Track – Report – Forbes

Mark Fields, Ford CEO, is under pressure. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Ford ) Ford Motor is planning to slash up to 10 percent of its global workforce, as it seeks to cut $3 billion in costs in the face of slower car sales and higher spending on new technologies, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday night. The job cuts could be outlined as early as this week, the Journal said,…

Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

GM’s Millennial Ride-Sharing Platform Expands In New York – Fast Company

About the author Ruth Reader is a writer for Fast Company who covers gig economy platforms, contract workers, and the future of jobs. More

Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Fiat Chrysler to recall 1.25 million trucks for software glitch linked to one crash death – CNBC

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Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017

As Ford shares stall, Bill Ford’s frustration grows – CNBC

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Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017

Driving the Ford GT, America’s fastest supercar – The Verge

Announced in 2015 to a wildly positive response, the 2017 Ford GT is the second resurrection of the GT40, the car that captured the first win for Ford (and the United States) in one of the most prestigious races in the world: the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This new GT was supposed to honor that 1966 accomplishment in a way that the 2005 reincarnation never did — by being…

Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017

Dodge Challenger GT: Where’s the beef? – Los Angeles Times

There are many reasons to desire a mighty American muscle car like the Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger, Chevrolet Corvette or Ford Mustang GT. They look great. They sound awesome. They peel out and lay rubber. The higher you go in the trim lines, the more true these things become. At the top of the 2017 Dodge line-up, for example, is the 840 horsepower Challenger SRT Demon. It will go zero…

Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017

The Chicago Bears’ Rookie Quarterback Still Drives a 1997 Toyota Camry – The Drive

Sure enough, the Bears ended up drafting Trubisky in the first round, so this week, he kept up his end of the deal by rolling up to rookie camp in Illinois in the 20-year-old Toyota. For his part, the imminence of wealth beyond the wildest dreams of many hasn’t really changed his appreciation for the car. “It can still lug around a little bit. It moves pretty well. Gets me…

Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017

As Ford shares stall, Bill Ford’s frustration grows – CNBC

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Posted: Friday, May 12, 2017

A day on the track with the ridiculous 2017 Ford GT supercar – TechCrunch

A few weeks back, Ford invited us out to Salt Lake City to spend an afternoon in the 2017 Ford GT supercar. They’re only making 250 of these things per year, and they’ll go for around $500,000 each. Needless to say, I mulled it over for about 9 milliseconds before buying myself a plane ticket and heading for Utah. Before we dive in, a bit of backstory: back in 1963,…

Posted: Friday, May 12, 2017