Categories: Transitions

Mahindra Delay: No News

Posted by: David Kiley on August 27

Automotive News this week reported that Indian auto/truck maker Mahindra and Mahindra is delaying launch by six months to the fourth quarter of 2009. This, in fact, was known...

Volvo Is Going Back To The Future. Back To New Jersey.

Posted by: David Kiley on March 10

Ford Motor Co. has announced that it is moving its Volvo Cars North America out of its Irvine, CA Premier Auto Group offices where it has shared digs with...

Ford Ranger's and Mazda Pickup's Demise Could Boost Mahindra

Posted by: David Kiley on November 20

Ford Motor Co. will stop making the Ford Ranger and Mazda B-Series pickup in 2009 when it closes its Twin Cities plant where the venerable Ranger is built. So...

Volkswagen Doesn't Want To Be Seen as a Detroit Automaker

Posted by: David Kiley on August 31

Volkswagen is considering moving its headquarters from Auburn Hills, MI to California to be closer to the cultural action, and to be better able to recruit executive talent. Given the...

Chrysler's Future in Russia

Posted by: Gail Edmondson on May 11

Last year when Chrysler reported its third big profit blowout in five years, the question of the automaker's survival loomed again. And speculation about what it will take to save...

The Audi takeover at VW

Posted by: Gail Edmondson on January 19

Porsche may be Volkswagen's new No. 1 shareholder, but VW's new top management lineup makes it looks more like a putsch by VW's premium unit Audi. Former Audi CEO Martin...

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...

Michigan Lawmakers Want To Repeal Mandatory Motorcycle Helmet Law. Idiots Rejoice.

Posted by: David Kiley on June 07

Just when confidence in elected officials is falling. And just when people think governing has become the shallowest enterprise since Amway. We now have Michigan legislators draining a little...

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