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2010-05-21 13:24:00

FRANKLIN, Tenn., May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today announced that Jon Brancheau has been named vice president, Marketing, Nissan Division, effective immediately. Most recently Brancheau was director, Global Infiniti Marketing Communications and Media where he was responsible for the strategic development and execution of Infiniti's marketing communications, brand management and strategy on a global scale. (Logo:...

2010-02-23 07:00:00

YONKERS, N.Y., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Honda and Subaru have earned class leader status for building the best all-around vehicles for American drivers, according to the Automaker Report Cards published in Consumer Reports' 2010 Annual Auto Issue. This is the fourth consecutive year that Honda has topped CR's list. At the opposite end of the annual ranking is Chrysler, which fared even worse than last year. However, Chrysler had one recommended vehicle this year, the Ram pickup,...

2009-11-17 13:30:00

DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The 2010 Ford Fusion is MOTOR TREND magazine's pick for its prestigious Car of the Year® award The Fusion bested a field of 23 contenders - including the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, BMW 7 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class - to win the prominent award Fusion is now among America's top 10-selling vehicles and the No. 1-selling domestic car Ford Fusion is America's most fuel-efficient midsize sedan for both hybrid and...

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2009-05-20 05:50:00

President Barack Obama's plan for higher efficiency standards for cars and trucks and tougher rules on their greenhouse gas emissions will require consumers to pay up to $1,300 more per new vehicle by 2016, The Associated Press reported. The President's plan would, however, allow drivers to make up the higher cost of more fuel-efficient, cleaner vehicles by buying less gas at the pump. The president said it would take just three years to pay off the investment and would, over the life of a...

2009-05-04 13:37:00

ALPHARETTA, Ga., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Larry S. Daniel, with more than three decades of automotive experience - including a solid retail background - today became senior vice president for sales and marketing of Global Vehicles U.S.A., the distributor for Indian automaker Mahindra & Mahindra which is in the process of launching its first vehicles in the United States. According to Global Vehicles CEO John Perez, the addition of retail experience with his comprehensive automotive...

2009-04-30 13:25:28

Following are remarks made by U.S. President Barack Obama about the situation with Chrysler LLC on Thursday in Washington. One month ago, I spoke about some of the problems that have led to the crisis in the auto industry and about what would be required to ensure that General Motors and Chrysler emerge from their current troubles stronger and more competitive. My team will continue working with General Motors as they strengthen their business plan and move towards restructuring that's...

2009-03-02 10:42:00

ALPHARETTA, Ga., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Max Butler, an automotive-advertising veteran, today became the marketing vice president of Global Vehicles USA, the distributor for Indian auto maker Mahindra & Mahindra which is in the process of launching its first vehicles in the United States. The 51-year-old brings more than 20 years of automotive-marketing experience, with an emphasis in the retail arena, which according to John Perez, Global Vehicles chief executive officer, was a key...

2008-07-26 00:00:18

By Stephen Foley Chrysler, the heavily indebted carmaker owned by the private equity giant Cerberus Capital Management, is pulling out of the vehicle-leasing business, in the latest sign of stress for the US auto industry. Its Chrysler Finance arm, which leases rather than sells new cars to customers, is in the process of having to refinance $30bn (15bn) of debt which is due to roll over next month, but the plunging second-hand value of its vehicles, particularly SUVs, is complicating the...

2006-01-26 00:44:06

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush said General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co. should develop more appealing products rather than look to Washington for help with their heavy pension burdens, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. In an interview on Wednesday, Bush said he had not talked to the struggling companies about their finances but hinted that he would take a dim view of a government bailout of the top two U.S. automakers, the newspaper reported. "I...

2005-06-29 17:14:02

DETROIT (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp.'s luxury Lexus brandwon top honors for the 11th consecutive year in an annuallong-term vehicle quality survey released on Wednesday. The closely watched J.D. Power and Associates survey oflong-term vehicle dependability is based on responses from50,635 owners of 3-year-old vehicles when questioned aboutscores of specific problems ranging from wind or brake noise touneven tire wear and stalling engines. The survey is key to the auto industry because...


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