Monday, September 17, 2007


15 Sep 2007

Big is beautiful: big hat, big girl, big car, big car show. Or at least, it used to be. Nobody really likes the biennial Frankfurt motor show, but no one could deny its considerable presence. Previous shows have arrogantly ignored world events and... read more...

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Buffing Chrysler’s image (The Wall Street Journal Europe, 24 Aug 2007, Page 5)

Buffing Chrysler’s image
By Gina Chon
The Wall Street Journal Europe
24 Aug 2007

For the past two years, while she ran marketing for Toyota’s Lexus division, there was one thing Deborah Wahl Meyer never had to worry about: the quality of the product. But the 44-year-old Detroitarea native faces a much different challenge now that... read more...

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

$65 billion baby (The Windsor Star, 22 Aug 2007, Page A1)

$65 billion baby
The Windsor Star
22 Aug 2007

This time, Chrysler’s public relations people didn’t let their executives drive the new minivan in front of the television cameras. In 1983, when Chrysler Corporation launched the first minivan, then-president Lee Iacocca and a handful of his... read more...

Monday, July 30, 2007

Shifting out of autos
By Timothy Aeppel
The Wall Street Journal Europe
30 Jul 2007

A growing number of diversified manufacturers are abandoning the U.S. auto sector, selling off auto-related businesses and beefing up other parts of their portfolios The shift could have major ramifications for the American auto industry because many... read more...

Monday, July 16, 2007

Ford may put Volvo on block
By Stephen Power And Neal E. Boudette
The Wall Street Journal Europe
16 Jul 2007

Ford Motor Co. is considering selling its Volvo car unit, according to people familiar with the matter, as the auto maker continues to look for ways to bolster its slumping U.S. operations. The shift, reversing an early position that the Sweden-based... read more...

Monday, July 02, 2007

Why black cars are taking over the world

The Guardian
02 Jul 2007

Acentury after Henry Ford’s famous diktat that his customers could have any colour they liked, as long as it was black, it turns out the old boy might have been on to something. Recent industry figures state that approximately one in five new cars... read more...

Monday, June 18, 2007


16 Jun 2007

Audi calls it an “avalanche” of new model launches. Between 1997 and the latter part of this year, its range will have gone from 10 models to 25. And that includes much first-time niche-filling, not least by the mid-engined R8, the Porsche 911-chaser... read more...