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Q&A: Ford President Mark Fields
Mark Fields may be young and buff, but to listen to his many proponents, he's also a man of high energy and intensity - with a clear vision of what needs to be done to revive Ford Motor Co.'s troubled North American Automotive Operations. In January, Fields and Ford Motor Chairman Bill Ford Jr. outlined the so-called "Way Forward" turnaround plan, which will lead to the closure of more than a dozen parts and assembly plants and the elimination of tens of thousands of jobs. But if it works, it will also put the struggling number-three automaker back in the black in its home market. The executive vice president of Ford Motor Co. sat down for a long chat with TheCarConnection.com's publisher, TCC Team, following the automaker's news conference at the New York Auto Show.
Jeep Going Global, Zetsche Says
Jeep is going to become a truly global brand in the years to come. Dieter Zetsche, DaimlerChrysler chief executive officer, told the company's shareholders at its annual meeting in
Schrempp Still Lingers over DC Board
The DaimlerChrysler annual shareholders' meeting put a spotlight once again on the company's long-running legal battle with Kirk Kerkorian and ex-CEO Juergen Schrempp. Hilmar Kopper, the old-school German banker who presides over the company's supervisory board, sparred with several dissident shareholders, wanting to know why the German-American automaker had never held Schrempp personally accountable for the loss of $300 million, which was used to settle a lawsuit by a group of American pension funds.
Chrysler Expects Market-Share Gains
The Chrysler Group expects to pick up market share again this year as it continues to roll out new products, despite the competitive storm that now prevails in the North American market. Dieter Zetsche, DaimlerChrysler's chief executive officer, told shareholders quizzing him about Chrysler's prospects that he expects the Chrysler Group to post a modest increase in market share this year despite the pressure from rivals. In addition, the company's goal is to produce growth that also is profitable, he said
Crossing Over: Choose Your Favorite
2007 Saturn Outlook
10.7% Ford Freestyle
17.1% Saturn Outlook
8% Mercedes-Benz R-Class
5.9% Toyota RAV4
13.5% Nissan Murano
1.8% Mitsubishi Outlander
15.3% Cadillac SRX
4.9% That show with John Edwards? You know, the fortune teller?
The Week in Reverse
2007 Honda Element SC
Please, don't let them do this to my Element - or as my
Okay, so we fell for this Chrysler/Jeep stunt, mostly because it involved a big fire truck and lots of dirt and our favorite car from the show. But for the record we'll remind everyone that we hate auto-show stunts. Unless they involve firetrucks and dirt.
So, even the Mazda PR folks admit the closeness of the CX-7 and CX-9 are causing communication problems. If journos can't tell much of a difference, how will they get it across in a zoom-zoom ad?
Will a trio of new products be enough to revive your interest in Saturn? How about if we gave you $3000 cash back? For GM, that truly is the billion-dollar question.
Audi's Q7 is the best-looking of the trio of SUVs it calls a family - just because we said so.
The very cleverness of the "Unlimited" name over at Jeep suddenly makes us rethink all of the "Limited" models on the market - and how true the name really can be.
And finally this week, TheCarConnection applauds the organizers of the
FROM THE SOURCE headlines from the latest press releases
|American Axle & Mfr. Holdings Inc.||AXL||16.46|
|Ballard Power Systems Inc.||BLDP||7.62|
|DaimlerChrysler AG (ADR)||DCX||55.80|
|Dura Automotive Systems||DRRA||2.33|
|Ford Motor Company||F||7.35|
|General Motors Corporation||GM||20.40|
|Goodyear Tire & Rubber||GT||13.50|
|Honda Motor Co. Ltd. (ADR)||HMC||32.17|
|Johnson Controls Inc.||JCI||75.33|
|Magna International Inc.||MGA||74.37|
|Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. (ADR)||NSANY||23.67|
|Sonic Automotive Inc.||SAH||26.45|
|Sirius Satellite Radio||SIRI||5.32|
|Toyota Motor Corporation (ADR)||TM||113.12|
|TRW Automotive Holdings||TRW||23.00|
|Tower Automotive Inc.||TWRAQ.PK||0.084|
|United Auto Group Inc.||UAG||41.77|
|XM Satellite Radio Hold.||XMSR||23.31|