Business

Search new car features, prices, specifications & pictures:

Custom Search

Read more on this topic below:
Browse by vehicle type
green cars and hybridsGreen cars & hybrids
SUVSupercars
SUVConvertibles
SUVCoupes
SUVSedans
SUVSUVs
SUVCompact Cars
SUVWagons
SUVVans & Minivans
SUVSports Cars
SUVTrucks

Thomas Ulbrich Appointed to Board of Management of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles

Tagged:  •    •  

Wolfsburg / Hanover, 19 August 2008 -- Thomas Ulbrich (42) has been named Board of Management member for production at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles with effect from September 1, 2008. He takes over the production division from Dirk Grosse-Loheide (44), who remains Board of Management member for procurement and logistics. Grosse-Loheide also became responsible for production in 2007.

Ford of Europe Holds Market Share in a Weaker Industry

Tagged:  •    •    •    •    •    •  

COLOGNE, August 19, 2008 – Ford of Europe's total sales in its main 51 markets rose by two per cent to 1,196,200 in the first seven months this year.

Highlights:
* July market share in the Euro 19 markets holds at 8.4 per cent, although sales were down by 6.6 per cent
* Across its 51 markets, Ford of Europe sold 1,196,200 vehicles in the first seven months, an increase of two per cent vs. 2007
* July sales in Germany rose by 8.8 per cent, and in the UK by 4.3 per cent

Strong sales in Russia and the company's 30 Direct Markets helped to offset lower sales in some of the traditional 19 European markets.

Ford Names Seven Additional Members to Key Supplier Network

Tagged:  •    •    •    •  

Ford's Family Of Strategic Suppliers

Traverse City, Mich., Aug. 15, 2008 – Ford Motor Company today announced seven new Aligned Business Framework (ABF) suppliers, bringing the total number of companies in the ABF network to 65. Under ABF, Ford and suppliers enter into long-term contracts to strengthen collaboration and drive mutual profitability and technology development.

Highlights:

* Aligned Business Framework members added in the last year include: Dürr, Imagination, Jack Morton Worldwide, Linamar, Microsoft, Neapco and Synovate
* ABF launched in 2005 to strengthen supplier collaboration and develop a sustainable business model for mutual profitability and technology development

General Motors to Commemorate Centennial with GMnext Day

Tagged:  •    •    •  

Series of Activities Will Focus on Future of Transportation

DETROIT, August 16, 2008 - On September 16, 2008, General Motors (GM) will mark the beginning of its second century with GMnext Day, a series of forward-looking activities that will focus on the future of automotive transportation. The event also caps a year-long global initiative called GMnext, through which GM engaged audiences in a dialogue about its next-generation vehicles and technologies and offered commentary from GM executives and automotive thought-leaders from around the world.

Subaru's Green Strategy for North America

August 18 , 2008 -- Subaru, the industry leader in all-wheel drive technology, is proud of its total business commitment to the environment. To ensure that Subaru’s environmental activities in remain at the forefront of business planning, the company formed the Subaru North American Environmental Committee (NAEC), which continually reviews progress and sets new goals.

The mission of the Subaru NAEC is to unite all North American Subaru operations in a cohesive environmental conservation plan to encourage environmental improvement activities within the company and the community, and help reduce dependency on natural resources.

Ford Motor Company's Global Product Plan to Drive Increased Small Car Profits

Tagged:  •    •    •  

New Team To Bolster Vehicle Connectivity

Traverse City, Mich., Aug. 13, 2008 -- Ford Motor Company expects the quality, fuel efficiency, smart technologies and shared global nature of its upcoming new Focus small car in North America and other derivatives built off a new global C-car platform to deliver a double-digit percentage profit improvement compared with today's North American Focus.

Highlights:
* Ford's upcoming new Focus in North America and other small car derivatives built off a new global C-car platform will deliver a double-digit percentage profit improvement compared with the company's current North American Focus

Speech by Ford's Mark Fields at Traverse City Management Briefing Seminar

Tagged:  •    •  

Aug. 13, 2008 -- Following are remarks given by Mark Fields, Ford Motor Company's president of The Americas, at "Transcending Turbulence," the Management Briefing Seminar held by the Center for Automotive Research in Traverse City, Mich., on Aug. 13, 2008.

Good morning, everyone. It's always great to be part of the Management Briefing Seminars - and energizing to hear what's top of mind among industry leaders.

I was thinking back to this event and others like it just two years ago:

* The industry was nervous because gas prices were approaching $3 a gallon.
* Second-quarter truck sales represented just 12.7 percent of the industry.
* Customers were just starting to hear a lot more about crossovers.

Volkswagen do Brasil Ranked Best Company of the Year

Tagged:  •    •    •  

Wolfsburg/Sao Bernardo do Campo, 14 August 2008 -- Volkswagen do Brasil has just been ranked Best Company of the Year by IstoÉ Dinheiro in the fifth edition of the business magazine’s “Top 500 Companies in Brazil” awards. The ranking by Trevisan, one of the largest and most widely respected Brazilian consulting firms, is based on an analysis of data for 2007 submitted by the top Brazilian companies.

Pininfarina Group Reports Appointments of New Officers and New Assignments in the Sign of Corporate Continuity

Tagged:  •    •  

Turin, Tuesday, August 12, 2008 -- The Board of Directors of Pininfarina S.p.A. met this morning for the first time since the tragic demise of Andrea Pininfarina, to whom his brother Paolo Pininfarina paid homage with the following opening remarks:

Volkswagen Group Delivers 3.27 Million Vehicles Worldwide in First Six Months of 2008

Tagged:  •    •    •    •    •    •    •    •    •    •  

Worldwide deliveries developed better than overall market

Wolfsburg, 21 July 2008 - The Volkswagen Group delivered 3.27 million vehicles worldwide (+5.8 percent) from January to June 2008, the highest figure ever for the first six months of a year. Group worldwide deliveries in June also reached a new record: compared with the same period last year, the number of vehicles delivered rose by 2.4 percent to 573,000. As a result, the development of deliveries by the Group both for the period January to June and for the month of June was significantly better than developments on the overall market (+1 percent from January to June and -5.1 percent in June).

Highlights:
- Delivery record despite deteriorating economic conditions in auto sector

Search new car features, specifications, pictures and pricing:

Custom Search
Syndicate content