Archives: May 2006

Hyundai Quotes About Indicted Chairman Reflect The Strange World of Korean Industry

Posted by: David Kiley on May 30

Check out the comments reported this week by Automotive News by Hyundai spokesman Oles Gadacz. Asked by the reporter if the indictment of chairman Chung Mong Koo on charges he...

Ford's War Room Not a Substitute For Judgement

Posted by: David Kiley on May 25

Okay. I've now read the second story this week about the Ford war rooms the automaker has set up in Dearborn for each of its product lines. The story...

Can Ghosn See Ford In His Future?

Posted by: David Kiley on May 24

The profile of Carlos Ghosn in the May 22 issue of Forbes had an interesting tidbit. [No, I don't mind plugging the competition, especially when it's a good piece of...

GM's gas price jitters

Posted by: David Welch on May 24

It looks like high fuel prices are making the marketing heads at General Motors a little nervous these days. The company won’t have gas-sipping hybrid-electric drive under the hood...

Betting on Fiat's future

Posted by: Gail Edmondson on May 22

The jury is still out on Fiat's turnaround after its close brush with financial meltdown in 2003. But the evidence is growing daily that the Italian automaker is back on...

Honda lays out its plans

Posted by: Ian Rowley on May 17

Honda CEO Takeo Fukui fleshed out details of Honda's strategy at a midyear speech at Honda's head office in Tokyo this morning. Attendees weren't left disappointed. Fukui gave details on...

New U.S. plant for Honda?

Posted by: Ian Rowley on May 15

At at time when U.S. auto makers are trimming back production, Honda looks set to build another North American plant. According to today's Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Japan's leading business daily,...

Message to Ford: Show us the Car

Posted by: David Welch on May 05

Here we go again. Another advertisement from a car company that shows us everything but the car. Ford Motor Co. has launched a new advertising and marketing campaign entitled...

Wither VW's Crown Prince Wolfgang Bernhard

Posted by: Gail Edmondson on May 04

After yesterday's shareholder meeting, my bet is that Volkswagen brand chief Wolfgang Bernhard won't stick it out at VW. His radical drive to restructure the ailing automaker has just run...

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