Archives: March 2010

Geely buys Volvo. Believe it or not, it could work

Posted by: David Welch on March 29

Mergers and acquisitions in the car business have a terrible record. DaimlerChrysler stands tall as the worst example of a bad marriage. General Motors made a hash of Saab...

Toyota makes deals and drive the market up. Don't expect it to last

Posted by: David Welch on March 24

If mid-month sales numbers from Edmunds.com are any indicator, the car market may be finally picking up. The Santa Monica, Calif.-based consumer research site says that through Mar. 18...

Jerry York passes. Farewell to a turnaround maestro

Posted by: David Welch on March 22

I am regrettably late writing about this. As most readers know, former Chrysler Corp. and IBM Corp CFO Jerome York passed away on March 18. York will be most...

Toyota's incentive deals drive interest. Can the company drive pricing back up?

Posted by: David Welch on March 10

Toyota is looking more like Detroit’s Big Three all the time. First the quality problems and now the company has a big incentive campaign to win back loyalty. Toyota...

Bob Lutz retires from GM. Long live his influence

Posted by: David Welch on March 03

It truly is the end of an era. Bob Lutz, the cocksure maverick who led a product renaissance at both General Motors and Chrysler, will retire effective May 1....

Bad timing: GM recalls 1.3 million cars

Posted by: David Welch on March 02

Well, so much for racing through the gap left open by Toyota’s recall saga. General Motors said late Monday that it will recall 1.3 million compact cars to fix...

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