Archives: August 2006

Mercedes-Benz brings a diesel to Japan

Posted by: Ian Rowley on August 29

If you thought American drivers weren't big on diesel, just look at Japan where the fuel has long been perceived as being dirty and offering sluggish performance. Until yesterday, when...

Look What Stock Is Up 36% in Less Than Month: Ford

Posted by: David Kiley on August 16

What is fueling the spike in Ford Motor Co.'s share price? Since it closed at $6.06 on July 21, shares of the struggling automaker are up 36% based on today's...

Is The Ford Family Considering Less Control?

Posted by: David Kiley on August 10

David Cole is one of the best connected people in Detroit. The chairman of the Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor, MI, and former director of the Office for...

Ford's Fields: "I'm no magician"

Posted by: David Kiley on August 09

Ford president of the Americas Mark Fields was in Traverse City, MI last night to have dinner with some of the company's critics (re: reporters) the night before he gave...

Wilhite Moves From Nissan To Hyundai For Top Gig

Posted by: David Kiley on August 03

Nissan global marketing chief Steve Wilhite resigned his post at the Japaneser automaker and will take over as chief operating officer at Hyundai Motor America effective Aug. 16. For...

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