Results for: Auto Group

Toyota: Optimistic Future

Toyota was recently bumped from their spot on the main stage. They were the highest selling auto group in the world until Volkswagen AG inched ahead in the first half of 2015. However, Toyota is adamant that sales numbers are the least of their worries, they are simply interested in remaining solvent going into the future, though it is not hard to be optimistic about their prospects. The company c

FCA: A Year in Recalls

Back in late July, Auto Publishers reported on a massive vehicle recall by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles designed to close potential cybersecurity loopholes that could be exploited by hackers. The upshot of this recall was that FCA was levied with an unprecedented $105 million fine, along with some harsh words from Mark Rosekind of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Now comes word th

FCA Future?

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has been an unprecedented success considering all the hardship the auto group has had to overcome. Just the fact that the company still exists is an admirable feat in it of itself. Both Fiat and Chrysler were circling the drain not long ago. Sergio Marchionne somehow found a way to save all the companies in the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles family, and present them with passa

FCA Boss Sergio Marchionne Pushes for GM Merger

To say that Sergio Marchionne (pictured) really wants to finalize a merger between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and General Motors might be an understatement. The FCA CEO has practically dared GM, along with other automakers, to join forces with him. However, his mission to create the ultimate union between automakers has gone unfulfilled, at least thus far. Now it appears that Marchionne will likel

Suzuki Motor Company Before Break With Volkswagen

Suzuki Motor Company has never been a prominent player in the global automotive market. That is not to say they are not a contender, it is just that their full sized vehicles were never their wheelhouse. Motorcycles and marine engines have been their strongest assets. Volkswagen AG, on the other hand, has attained plenty of prestige (if not preeminence after achieving the number one spot) in the

New GM Problems

Charles Erwin Wilson is commonly misquoted as saying what is good for General Motors (GM) is good for the country. While the actual quote is quite close, the implication differs drastically. The one time president of GM, Wilson, had just been appointed Secretary of Defense, and congress asked if he thought that he could be impartial in a situation where the decision was between the welfare of GM v

Toyota to Enforce Below-Invoice Pricing in Dealer Ads

Toyota is in the process of establishing guidelines for its U.S. based dealerships that will prohibit below-invoice pricing of its vehicles in print, broadcast or online advertising, according to an Automotive News report. Dealer reps that were interviewed for the story say that the guidelines are scheduled to take effect in January. Dealerships were informed by Toyota that they would face stiff

Tianjin Fire Totaled 2748 Volkswagens

Tianjin has the 10th busiest port in the world by volume and 4th by weight, the city has its hand in all kinds of industries. On August 12th, two major explosions in a port city near the Chinese capital terrified all the residents of more than just the city. Mainly because the whole situation is mired in unanswered questions and governmental suppression.  It was even said that local publications

Trouble on the Throne: Volkswagen Hack

The Volkswagen Auto Group has been one of the top sellers for as long as I can remember. They have always produced a steady stream of cars coming from every part of the auto spectrum, excluding pickup trucks but including lorries. For the first half of 2015 the auto sales throne has been relinquished to the Volkswagen Auto Group from Toyota Motor company, but there is trouble on the way for the Au

Porsche Is Expanding Their Lineup

Volkswagen AG recently took the title of the highest selling automaker, however they did it riding the coattails of Audi and Porsche. Audi is experiencing record breaking growth. I actually spoke to an ex-executive at Audi, he was working as a BMW salesperson. He told me that the growth was so explosive it actually reached the point of being stressful. Apparently, he was receiving a zero healthy