Skip to main content
  • 0
    Opinion: Why Ford's Alan Mulally would be right for Microsoft, or any company [UPDATE]
    1380805200

    That Mulally was seriously being considered says a great deal about Microsoft and Mulally. It appears that the chatter about Ford CEO Alan Mulally possibly leaving early to take over as CEO of Microsoft is losing air pretty fast. What's pretty interesting is that it got any traction in the ...

  • 0
    Official: Mini announces thoroughly modern engines and chassis for 2014 Cooper
    1380492000

    The 2014 Cooper will come with a three-cylinder engine and the Cooper S will get a 2.0-liter four-cylinder, both with Mini's TwinPower turbochargers. We have seen spy photos of the all-new Mini Cooper. We have been teased about its drivetrain. Now we have the engine details confirmed by ...

  • 0
    Official: Ford acquires Livio to bolster connectivity biz
    1380232860

    Ford Motor Company has announced the acquisition of Livio, a Ferndale, MI-based software development company best known for aftermarket in-car connectivity devices, but also as a supplier of technology for proprietary systems for automakers. Livio, co-founded by Sigal and Massimo Baldini, will be ...

  • 0
    Quick Spin: 2014 Dodge Durango [UPDATE]
    1380135540

    Say what you want about the Dodge Durango, but ever since it came on the scene in 1998, it has occupied its own niche in the SUV market – not too small, not too big, tough, able, not always the best on the road and not always the best off-road. If it were a football player, it would be a ...

  • 0
    Opinion: Qoros could finally be the Chinese brand to fear in the west
    1366844400

    Can Qoros Make A Difference Outside The Walls Of China? I know of no sober industry executive who fears a Chinese entry into the US. Qoros is a venture between the Israeli Israel Corp. and state-owned Chinese company Chery. Chery, up to now, has been known mostly for "appropriating" ...

  • 0
    Opinion: Lincoln needs a farewell address, not a new marketing plan
    1365547440

    The trouble with Ford's Lincoln brand is that no one cares about it any more. Not long after I heard that Mark LaNeve, chief operating officer of Ford agency Team Detroit, was moving to take over direct operations of the New York ad agency Hudson Rouge for Lincoln, I heard that JCPenney CEO ...

  • 0
    Opinion: General Motors shaking up its marketing... again
    1363213860

    One of the things that dogs the full comeback of General Motors is the instability of its marketing. That part of the automaker got yet another big shakeup today when GM confirmed what I have been tweeting for a few days – strong rumors that the Chevrolet and Cadillac ad accounts are ...

  • 0
    Exclusive: Mercedes says it's tops in luxury sales for 2012, not BMW
    1361314740

    It turns out that Mercedes-Benz North America has legitimate claim to being the top selling luxury nameplate in the US in 2012. While sources such as Autodata had put BMW in the top spot, registration data from R.L. Polk shows that Mercedes customers registering new vehicles topped the Bavarian ...

  • 0
    Opinion: Analyzing De Nyscchen's 25-year comeback plan for Infiniti
    1358600400

    "It took us 25 years to bring Audi back in the US. This kind of thing takes a long time." When Johan De Nysschen left his post at Audi of America last year to take the seemingly thankless job of leading Infiniti's global operations, it seemed like a familiar scenario. Like Michael Dukakis ...

  • 0
    Marchionne on Alfa's US return, Dodge Dart's powertrain weakness and minivan plans
    1358553660

    As a reporter covering an auto show, the one opportunity you never want to miss is going to the Sergio Marchionne press briefing. "This undertaking to bring Alfa back is a one-shot deal... We are not going to do this twice." There just aren't that many real characters left in the auto ...

  • 0
    Can the Chinese rescue Fisker?
    1358197200

    Fisker Automotive is aggressively courting Chinese automakers to bail it out of its financial problems. Executives with knowledge of the discussions told Autoblog that Fisker representatives have made recent trips to China to discuss deals that include capital investment and outright acquisition ...

  • 0
    Honda and Acura throw $700 million ad accounts to the Mad Men
    1354811400

    In the world of advertising, it's the equivalent of the Chicago Cubs winning the pennant or a Republican carrying Massachusetts in a presidential election. American Honda Motor Company has decided to hold a review of its $700 million ad account, which has been held by Santa Monica-based RPA ...

  • 0
    Opinion: Mazda has right mix to chase 120,000 more US sales
    1354739400

    The Mazda MX-5 Miata was named to Car and Driver magazine's Ten Best list for the eighth year in a row and for the fourteenth time overall. The CX-5 tops or comes in as runner-up on every AOL Autos staff poll we take on compact crossovers. The Mazda3 is a perennial favorite among auto critics. ...

  • 0
    Official: Chrysler launches new Ram ads and gears up for Super Bowl XLV [w/videos]
    1349806500

    Perhaps no car company has made bigger splashes in the last two years at the Super Bowl than Chrysler, and the automaker's marketing chief, Olivier Francois, said today that he plans to be all over the big game again in February. Last year, the company made an ad featuring Hollywood icon Clint ...

  • 0
    Sergio Marchionne calls VW execs 'reprehensible,' singles out Piech
    1349092860

    Fiat chairman Sergio Marchionne said Friday he will keep his title of President of the European Automotive Manufacturers Association [ACEA], a day after he excoriated Volkswagen executives for calling for his resignation and suggesting in public that Fiat would not survive the economic recession ...

  • 0
    Followup: Production resumes at Chrysler plant after murder-suicide
    1348252320

    Production resumes today at Chrysler's Jefferson North plant in Detroit just one day after a tragedy on the line in which a worker slit the throat of another and then later killed himself. Police said on Thursday that an ongoing dispute between two employees at the plant resulted in one stabbing ...

  • 0
    Jaguar's Mad Men bump, and how the brand unknowingly helped write the episodes
    1345246140

    Remember the story line in this year's Mad Men? The acclaimed series on AMC about an ad agency in mid-1960s New York City [SPOILER ALERT] depicted the partners going after and ultimately landing the Jaguar account. Today's Jaguar Cars did not advertise in the series, nor did it pay for any ...

  • 0
    AOL Autos Mini Countryman winner picks up prize, what else should we give away?
    1343860140

    Remember when we announced that our sister site, AOL Autos, was giving away a Mini Countryman? That was the beginning of AOL Autos Giveaway, a new program in which the site will give away cars and auto accessories to its Facebook fans. At the same time, we at Autoblog ran our own series of ...

  • 0
    Report: Former GM marketing chief LaNeve turns up at Ford ad agency [w/video]
    1343758560

    No, not Joel Ewanick. Mark LaNeve, who formerly ran General Motors' Cadillac division, and then went on to head sales and marketing, has turned up as chief operating officer of Team Detroit, Ford's global ad agency based in Dearborn. LaNeve, 53, left GM in late 2009 in the wake of the ...

  • 0
    Featured: Why GM's chief marketer was shown the door
    1343680020

    With General Motors Global Marketing Chief Joel Ewanick shown the door on Sunday, a culture of constant change continues to grip GM's marketing function, leaving some to wonder if the automaker will ever match a compelling message to the vastly improved product hitting dealerships. Ewanick and ...

  • Loading

    Loading
    Autoblog iPhone App

    More Automotive News

    AutoblogGreen

    Engadget

    AOL Autos

    Translogic

    Shop for a vehicle