• Christian Meunier, Jeep Global President

    Jeep has named Christian Meunier as its Global President after a short stint as President of Infiniti. Meunier will look to expand its lineup and move some models upmarket.

  • Wolfgang Dürheimer
    Wolfgang Dürheimer Back At The Helm Of Bentley And Bugatti

    The game of musical chairs continues among the senior execs at the Volkswagen Group. Wolfgang Dürheimer has just been announced as CEO of both the Bentley and Bugatti brands, a role he relinquished at the end of 2012 to become the head of R&D at Audi. Dürheimer didn’t last long...

  • Stefano Domenicali
    Ferrari Team Principal Stefano Domenicali Resigns

    The team principal for the Ferrari Formula One team, Stefano Domenicali, has called it quits after failing to earn the team a Drivers’ Championship in the six years he’s been running the show. Domenicali’s resignation comes just days out from the fourth round of the 2014 F1...

  • David Woodhouse
    Ford Quietly Appoints New Design Chief For Lincoln

    Australian designer Max Wolff has been dropped from the lead design role at Lincoln, with British designer David Woodhouse serving as his successor. Wolff, who left Cadillac four years ago to join Lincoln and is credited with the designs of the MKZ and MKC, will serve as chief of exterior design at...

  • William Clay Ford
    Henry Ford's Last Surviving Grandson Dies Aged 88

    William Clay Ford, last surviving grandson of company founder Henry Ford and an instrumental factor in the Ford Motor Company's [NYSE:F] modern era, has passed away aged 88. Ford worked in the company that bore his grandfather's name for 57 years as an employee and board member. He started in the...

  • Bugatti Legend ‘Jean-Pierre Wimille’ Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse
    Bugatti Appoints New American Operations Chief

    Bugatti has named a new sales chief for its biggest single market.

  • 2015 Lexus RC F

    It's becoming more and more clear that Akio Toyoda is serious about improving the image of Lexus. We mean the word image quite literally here, as the head of Toyota has just promoted design chief Tokuo Fukuichi into the position of President of International Operations for Lexus. Toyoda made the move to help combat criticism from the last few years (decades?) that Toyota products are pretty bland when it comes to styling, including those of Lexus. This move puts a designer in charge of a brand that is already on the right path. The current crop of Lexus vehicles feature bold styling that...

  • Audi R8 e-tron, technical details
    Audi Replaces Chief Of quattro Performance Division: Report

    The head of Audi quattro Franciscus van Meel has reportedly been replaced after less than two years on the job, despite the performance division expanding its range and generating profits during his tenure. The 46-year-old exec is said to have been moved to a new tech center in Beijing, China at...

  • Sergio Marchionne
    Marchionne To Helm Fiat-Chrysler For At Least Three More Years: Report

    The main man in charge of the good ship Fiat-Chrysler is Sergio Marchionne. Word on the street is that Marchionne is prepared to hang on to his captain's hat for at least three more years. This word comes from Fiat Group chairman John Elkann, speaking about the automaker's new business plan...

  • Marc Lichte
    Marc Lichte Replaces Wolfgang Egger As Audi Design Chief

    Following the departure of Wolfgang Egger as head of design at Audi earlier this month, the German automaker has announced that Marc Lichte will now take up the reigns. Lichte, 44, comes to Audi following a stint as head of exterior design for the Volkswagen brand, where he worked on several Golf...

  • 2014 Lamborghini Aventador Roadster
    Lamborghini Seeks New U.S. Chief After Parting Ways With Michael Lock

    Lamborghini is in need of a new chief for its American operations, Automobili Lamborghini America, after the automaker terminated the contract of the American branch's current COO Michael Lock. Neither Lock nor Lamborghini have revealed the decision behind the move, but the automaker in a statement...

  • Ross Brawn
    Ross Brawn Steps Down From Team Principal Role At Mercedes F1

    The Mercedes AMG Formula One team has finally confirmed that its team principal Ross Brawn will be quitting at the end of the year. Responsible for the team going forward will be current business director Toto Wolff and technical director Paddy Lowe. Also continuing to add input will be F1 legend...

  • 2014 Caterham Brutus 750

    Not long ago, Caterham was a barely known entity churning out a handful of Lotus Seven roadsters per year. In 2006, a group of ex-Lotus executives took over the company and ran it until 2011 when it was bought by Malaysian businessman Tony Fernandes. Since then, Fernandes has entered Caterham into a number of motorsport categories, including Formula One, launched a number of new divisions, and expanded the company into the road car business. Today, Caterham has announced it is adding one more division to its portfolio of businesses, Caterham Bikes. As the name suggests, Caterham Bikes will...

  • Mike Devereux
    Holden Boss Leaves Post At Crucial Time For Aussie Brand

    Holden boss Mike Devereux is stepping down from the top role at General Motors’ Australian subsidiary to take on a more international role. Devereux has been promoted to the role of vice president of International Operations at General Motors Company [NYSE:GM], where he will report to the...

  • Charles Morgan, discussing the future of his namesake company
    Charles Morgan To Appeal His Dismissal From Morgan Motor Company

    Charles Morgan will appeal his ousting from the car maker that bears his family's name.

  • Giorgio Sanna
    Meet Lamborghini’s New Chief Test Driver: Video

    Featured in the video above is Giorgio Sanna, Lamborghini’s chief test driver for both its production car and motorsport programs. He replaced Valentino Balboni, who officially stepped down from the role back in 2008 but has continued to influence Lamborghini's cars in a consulting role...

  • Eiji Toyoda
    Father Of Lexus Brand Eiji Toyoda Passes Away

    The longest-serving Toyota president in the automaker's history, Eiji Toyoda, died yesterday aged 100. He was a cousin of Toyota founder Kiichiro Toyoda and ran the company from 1967 up until 1982. He served as chairman until 1994 and as an honorary advisor right up until the time of his death...

  • Tobias Moers
    Tobias Moers To Head AMG

    There’s been a major executive shuffle at Mercedes-Benz following the resignation announcement of the automaker’s veteran sales chief, Joachim Schmidt. Ola Källenius, who currently heads the AMG performance division, will replace Schmidt. That leaves an opening at AMG. Filling that...

  • Alan Mulally, 2011 NADA

    Ford CEO Alan Mulally, the man primarily credited with turning around the automaker’s fortunes by streamlining operations and implementing the ‘One Ford’ policy, may step down from the top job earlier than planned. The 68-year-old exec is scheduled to resign at the end of 2014 but reports claim he may step down earlier to explore other roles. The information was revealed to Reuters by two people familiar with the plans of the board of directors at the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F]. The sources also revealed that Mulally was considering a new role outside the automotive...

  • Richard Ferlazzo
    Holden Gets New Design Chief As Former Head Moves To Cadillac

    Richard Ferlazzo, the man responsible for 2006’s stunning Efijy concept (pictured above), has been promoted to head of design at General Motors’ Australian outpost Holden. He replaces Andrew Smith, who heads to North America to run the design team at Cadillac as part of a major shakeup...

  • Karl-Heinz Kalbfell
    Former BMW Motorsport Boss Karl-Heinz Kalbfell Dies In Motorcycle Crash

    Auto industry veteran Karl-Heinz Kalbfell, aged 63, was killed in a motorcycle crash on Saturday at Brands Hatch in the U.K. He was practicing for a classic motorcycle race when the tragic accident occurred. He allegedly came off his bike while exiting a corner and was struck by another rider. He...

  • Stefan Jacoby
    GM Forms Dedicated China Unit, Hires Ex-Volvo CEO To Lead International Operations

    The past week has seen a number of major shakeups within the General Motors empire, with most of the changes aimed at improving the automaker’s international standing. The biggest surprise was General Motors Company’s [NYSE:GM] decision to hire former Volvo CEO Stefan Jacoby as its new...

  • Mike Flewitt
    McLaren Automotive Appoints New CEO

    McLaren Automotive, the McLaren Group’s supercar manufacturing arm, has announced today that Mike Flewitt will serve as the company’s CEO. Flewitt only joined McLaren Auto in May of 2012 and until now served as the company’s chief operating officer. He will be reporting to Ron...

  • Alan Batey
    Alan Batey Announced As Head Of Chevrolet Global

    General Motors has named its current U.S. sales chief for Chevrolet, Alan Batey, as the brand’s new global chief. Batey’s newly created post will see him head the brand that’s responsible for more than half of the sales of General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] worldwide. At the same...

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