MotorWorld

7:19am: Top executives at Hyundai, Volkswagen, Nissan, Kia, and Chevy have recently left to "seek other opportunities." The real culprit: lower sales. More
Jan 27: A breakthrough in packaging for Honda's mighty mite could give the Fit the U.S. appreciation it deserves. More
Jan 8: Ford's top executive ends weeks of speculation, lifting the automaker's already bright prospects for 2014. More
Dec 12: Once the purveyor of outmoded, overweight, and gas hungry off-road vehicles, Land Rover has put its luxury SUVs on a diet and is now cool again. More
Dec 10: Naming a woman with great smarts, skill, and toughness to lead General Motors sends a powerful message to the auto world and beyond. More
Nov 14: He's been leading his family's company since 2009, but the automotive world still isn't sure what to make of Akio Toyoda. More
Nov 8: The city, its citizens, and its new mayor all need a strong dose of reality. More
Oct 18: Bruising New York City politics and a series of missteps have dogged Nissan's Big Apple taxi from the start. More
Oct 3: Alan Mulally is a remarkable turnaround artist, but both Ford and Microsoft will be better off if he stays where he is. More
Sep 13: By borrowing the best aspects of many different segments with few concessions, the crossover has become the Swiss Army knife of autos. More
Sep 4: At its Nissan 360 showcase, the automaker gave ride-alongs for its test car that (sort of) drives itself. More
Aug 8: Outselling Chevy, taking on Ford, a worldwide production record on the horizon -- the Toyota engine is firing on all cylinders again. More
Jul 25: Tesla has had the market for electric luxury cars all to itself. That will change when BMW's i3 hits the street. More
Jul 12: He sure is killing it, but there's more to Marchionne's method than good theater. More
Jul 3: We aren't falling out of love with our autos. We're just getting smarter about how we use them. More
Jun 12: Tesla's stratospheric rise has generated heated debate as to whether Elon Musk's electric car company can continue at its current rate. More
May 29: Another day, another list of the world's most valuable auto brands. With so many rankings, who do you believe? More
May 28: Despite a recent spate of good news, GM has important unfinished business. More
May 22: Influential auto analyst John Murphy sees some stability for the world's automakers in the next few years. But don't look for any significant shifts in market share. More
May 2: It wasn't too long ago that Fiat got Chrysler back on the road to recovery. Is it time to return the favor? More
Feb 6: Through a shrewd mix of long-term planning, strategic investment, and patience, Mike Jackson has transformed a once-disorderly AutoNation into an industry colossus. More
Jan 31: If the Detroit Three automakers want to survive, they need to look beyond their traditional red state customer base for car sales. More
Dec 4: You'll be hearing about Lincoln's relaunch these days. But what you won't hear about is Ford's thrifty approach. More
Nov 15: Luxury automaker Mercedes is spending too much to make cars and attract customers as the three-pointed star loses its luster. More
Nov 1: The automaker's mangament transitions are turning a sharp eye to the future - which looks a little hazy. More
Oct 15: A wealth of new information seriously undermines what has been considered the gospel truth in the auto business. More
Oct 4: In a sea of EV turmoil, Duffy Electric Boat Company has a few lessons for its auto counterparts. More
Oct 3: A recent rival in the big-bike market is not a major threat to Harley-Davidson ... yet. More
Sep 26: Ten days, two cars, 1,200 miles. We put the 911 up against the Boxter. Following Porsche logic, we found a winner. More
Aug 16: For a Navy man, Dan Akerson has taken a long time to find his sea legs at GM. Now the Detroit long knives are out again. More
Aug 15: The Fit takes most of the mystery out of EVs, gives drivers a clear understanding of the car's limits, and is just plain fun to drive. More
Aug 8: This summer, I have spent some extended time in the company of two of the most desirable automobiles on the planet: the Ferrari FF and the Bentley Mulsanne. More
Jul 30: More stable and easier to handle than traditional two-wheelers, three-wheelers are catching on. More
Jul 11: 'Damning with faint praise' perfectly describes the critical reception for the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco. More
May 16: Almost 50 years ago, Roger Penske made a choice between business and racing. Business won, and it won big. More
May 14: 20 years ago, Volvo got rid of its classic boxy 240. It's been downhill for the Swedish automaker ever since. More
Apr 23: Cadillac and Lincoln are two of America's most storied car brands, but in California, the country's largest biggest luxury market they are regularly trounced by Europe and Japan. More
Apr 13: Size, scale, and finesse: They all matter in an industry where just a handful of players are likely to come out on top. More
Feb 23: A number of developments are pointing a rough road ahead for the Detroit three in Asia. More
Feb 10: Henrik Fisker's new car company is hitting plenty of bumps. More
Jan 23: With less than two weeks until the big game, the German automaker already has a big lead. More
Jan 20: New insight into Marchionne's methods are the core of a new book: Mondo Agnelli, by Jennifer Clark. More
Jan 11: It's a hothouse environment where triumphs stand side-by-side with the inevitable lapses in judgment. More
Dec 28: Every year brings new uncertainties to the car business, and 2012 will be no different. The devil will be in the details. More
Dec 20: Don't blame GM. The tiny Swedish auto company outlived its economics. More
Dec 16: Ford's executive chairman is enjoying the good times that come with turning his family business around. More
Dec 7: Sometimes outrageous, always astute, Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne is at the top of his game. More
Dec 1: With just one viable candidate, the question of who will take over for Alan Mullay isn't "who" but "how." More
Nov 28: Ending almost a decade of losses, Daimler is shutting down its super-luxury Maybach brand. More
Nov 22: The luxury German automaker's clear vision for today and tomorrow is paying off in spades. More
Nov 21: Procter & Gamble's former chairman led General Motors' 'boardroom revolt' of 1992. More
Nov 16: Before anyone starts proclaiming that domestic automakers are back on top, take a look at the numbers for two very important segments. More
Oct 31: Lexus just can't seem to master the intangibles of great design that would make it one of the world's top luxury brands. More
Oct 27: The once-struggling automaker is better in 53 ways but problems may still lie ahead. More
Oct 25: The tiny Central European nation has become an auto manufacturing powerhouse - without a single brand of its own. More
Oct 6: An important set of customers on the East and West Coasts continues to elude Ford, GM, and Chrysler. More
Oct 5: From Prius to Porsche, carmakers are finally starting to get the message that the hybrid is the next step in auto evolution. More
Sep 29: The Italian automaker's ad campaign with Jennifer Lopez has drawn fire for being irrelevant and out of touch, but the bottom line is - will it sell cars? More
Sep 28: Even with a government loan and backing from major automakers, Tesla's business model defies all business logic. More
Sep 22: As global markets collapse, industry watchers are lowering their auto sales forecasts across the board More
Sep 22: Toyota is brainstorming ways to make driving safer for the two most at-risk groups: teens and the elderly. More
Sep 20: A new book from Bill Vlasic reads like a Hollywood screenplay about the woes of Detroit's automakers. More
Sep 6: German automakers like BMW are betting big on the miracle material that promises to make cars lighter. More
Aug 31: In a field of low-visibility pitchmen, the head of Toyota is starting to make quite the scene. More
Aug 26: A decidedly Chinese aesthetic is finding its way into Detroit iron, but don't expect General Motors to decamp for Shanghai. More
Aug 23: Audi fires its big guns, Honda makes a marketing mess, and Saab just can't get back on the road. More
Aug 23: Part of the Honda hybrid's appeal is that it feels so familiar. More
Aug 9: The year's not over, but a chorus of boos from auto reviewers makes the Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet the clear favorite for most disliked of 2011. More
Aug 3: The Japanese automaker's legendary culture of car guys may be the source of all its problems. More
Aug 2: The addition of the smaller four-cylinder motor will make the Ford Explorer the most fuel-efficient SUV in its class. More
Jul 25: The head of Chrysler Fiat can take the lion's share of credit for bringing the American unit back to life More
Jul 21: In his new book, American Wheels, Chinese Roads, Michael Dunne looks at how GM won in China when it lost in the U.S. More
Jul 19: The Saab soap opera has taken more twists and turns than the fate of the heroine in a Stieg Larsson trilogy. More
Jul 5: While the government has the right idea in pursuing tougher fuel economy standards, they are going about it in the wrong way. More
Jul 1: The head of Nissan is setting some pretty lofty goals for the next six years. It's time to come back to earth More
Jun 27: All the adulation for Chevy's electric vehicle can't hide one simple fact: Toyota makes a better car. More
Jun 24: The much-maligned driver control system is weighing heavily on customers' perceptions of the leading automaker. More
Jun 22: China is set to pass Germany and the U.S. as Benz's biggest market. More
Jun 9: In his new book, 'Car Guys vs. Bean Counters,' the normally outspoken Lutz pulls out all the stops and settles a few scores. More
May 26: In their excitement for the next new thing, media, investors, and industry watchers are getting a little too eager with their outlooks. More
May 25: The Italian automaker heads to downtown Manhattan to give its U.S. relaunch a little style. More
May 24: The tech giant's plans for its driverless cars are shrouded in mystery, but it could very well lead to a once-in-a-generation breakthrough. More
May 17: While it looks like president Akio Toyoda was born under a bad sign, he and his family's car company will weather the current storm. More
May 12: Left for dead just two years ago and nearly liquidated in bankruptcy, Chrysler is staging a Phoenix-like recovery. More
May 10: Robert C. Stempel, who died at 77 Tuesday, was a loyal GM soldier. Unfortunately for him, and the company, he was badly miscast. More
May 10: Led by the 2011 Elantra, the Korean automaker is tearing up the market. More
May 5: Call it a Pyrrhic victory: Winning the contest for the Big Apple's new Taxi puts Nissan on a rocky road to success. More
Apr 26: A look beyond the automaker's shining first-quarter results shows a number of bumps in its road to recovery. More
Apr 25: A new forecast says the sun will shine again after one of the darkest periods in U.S. automakers' history. More
Apr 12: It may sound opportunistic to some, but U.S. automakers have a chance to regain their long-lost dominance over their Japanese rivals. More
Apr 6: They may be Detroit royalty, but the Fords are rarely in the news until a recent family member's DUI arrest. More
Apr 4: The world's most iconic sports car makers are racing to add more doors to the traditional coupe. More
Mar 30: Proficient as they are with pickups and SUVs, the Detroit Three have suffered from a long history of small car failures. This year, they are trying a new way. More
Mar 29: David E. Davis, Jr., who passed away Monday at 80, reinvented the way we write about cars. More
Mar 25: Beneath the radar of East Coast opinion makers, drag racing has developed a solid base of devoted fans and has even spawned a few entrepreneurs. More
Mar 23: It's a rivalry that's been going strong since 1908, and the pitched battle for market share shows no sign of letting up. More
Mar 16: The disaster will create short-term shortages, anomalies, and discontinuities. But Japanese automakers have been tested by catastrophe before and successfully recovered. More
Mar 15: A British consultantcy withdraws its critical assessment of the startup but remains negative on electric vehicles More
Mar 14: The Japanese auto industry is known for its resilience in dealing with adversity, but the scope of this disaster is unprecedented. More
Mar 3: A new study from a British consultancy says Shai Agassi's battery-swapping plan is too ambitious, and its numbers just don't work. More
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