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The slow rollout of crossovers from Caddy may be to blame

Johan de Nysschen, a longtime automotive industry executive, is out the door at Cadillac after four years at the helm of GM's flagship luxury brand. Steve Carlisle will replace de Nysschen as General Motors senior vice president and president, Cadillac. Carlisle previously served as president and managing director of GM Canada.

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A settlement was offered if details were kept out of the media

Tesla doesn't exactly have the best reputation when it comes to employee relations. Reports from the automaker's factory in Fremont, California, talk about speed over quality and that forced overtime was the cause of some preventable injuries. Today, The Guardian reports that company emails show that Tesla wanted to silence an employee that was allegedly the victim of racial discrimination with cash, so long as the details were kept out of the media.

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'Headwinds impacting the car industry' prompt change

Britain's biggest carmaker Jaguar Land Rover will cut around 1,000 jobs and production at two of its English factories due to a fall in sales caused by uncertainty around Brexit and confusion over diesel policy, a source told Reuters.

Herbert Diess named CEO in company restructuring

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Head of HR is being ousted, too

Volkswagen will give labor leaders a management board seat as part of a broad agreement to win approval for Herbert Diess as the German carmaker's new chief executive, sources said on Wednesday.

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Stock rises on the news Matthias Mueller could be reassigned or out

BERLIN/HAMBURG — Volkswagen is seeking to replace Chief Executive Matthias Mueller with the head of its core VW brand, Herbert Diess, as part of a broader overhaul of its management structure to boost efficiency, two people familiar with the matter said. VW, still struggling to put its 2015 diesel emissions scandal behind it, said earlier on Tuesday it could replace Mueller as part of a management revamp. The shares jumped on the news and were up 4 percent at over 170 euros. It is unclea

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Other women pressured to pour drinks for and dance with men

SEOUL — A female executive of South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor has resigned after being accused of pressuring female subordinates to pour drinks for, and dance with, senior male members of staff, the Yonhap news agency said on Tuesday.

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A statement from Ford confirms the exec's departure.

Nair violated the company's code of conduct.

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CEO says "there is still a long way ahead of us to regain lost trust."

VW suspends chief lobbyist over monkey diesel tests. CEO apologizes for misconduct of people involved. Calls exhaust tests "unethical and repulsive." Admits VW still has long way to go to regain trust. BERLIN — Volkswagen said on Tuesday it has suspended chief lobbyist Thomas Steg amid steps to clear up the circumstances of lab tests in which monkeys were forced to breathe diesel fumes and similar study that involved humans. The laboratory tests were sponsored by the carmaker. The

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President Akio Toyoda says company faces a 'now or never' moment against competitors.

It's "now or never" against the competition, President Akio Toyoda says.

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Jon Wagner is hiring at his new stealth startup.

He was involved in automotive and stationary batteries.

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He clarifies 700 workers lost their jobs, says it wasn't a story.

Is the stress starting to get to him?

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The whole sector aligns against him in a new coalition.

The whole sector aligns against him in a new coalition.

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Three men claim to have been subject to continuous and repeated racism.

This isn't the first discrimination lawsuit the company has faced.

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The EV maker has not confirmed the number of dismissals.

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She'll oversee the launch of more than 20 EVs by 2023.

Fletcher served as Chief Engineer for the Chevy Bolt.

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The appointments were a "complete surprise" to Uber and its board

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Mercedes-Benz will produce EVs here starting in about 2020

Mercedes-Benz will produce EVs here starting in about 2020

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"We need to provide a sensible transition period that doesn't give unwanted gifts to our Chinese friends"

"We need to provide a sensible transition period that doesn't give unwanted gifts to our Chinese friends."

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The Formula E champion says he’ll continue to race

Di Grassi wants to elevate the status of the driverless racing series.