Automotive Management

Here you’ll find information from management on the best practices and emerging technologies that help executives and companies operate more efficiently. Management matters.

Autos by Acronyms

By: Gary S. Vasilash - August 21, 2017 at 6:01 AM

Carlos Tavares is the CEO of Groupe PSA, the French company that produces Peugeot, Citroën and DS vehicles, the company that, just a couple weeks ago, closed on its acquisition of Opel from General Motors.

Mazda, CARB and PSA North America: Car Talk

By: Gary S. Vasilash - August 07, 2017 at 6:22 AM

The Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management Briefing Seminars, an annual event, was held last week in Traverse City, Michigan.

Sales Stronger than What They Seem

By: Gary S. Vasilash - August 03, 2017 at 6:22 AM

On August 1, Toyota announced U.S. July sales of 222,057 units, which, on a daily selling rate basis, was up 7.8 percent (and there was one fewer sales day than in July 2016) and up 3.6 percent of volume.

About the Honda Odyssey

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 31, 2017 at 7:46 AM

Chad Harrison is the LPL for the 2018 Honda Odyssey minivan.

2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country T6 AWD

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 27, 2017 at 6:39 AM

Volvo was once the official vehicle, it seems, of the college professor, especially those with elbow-patched tweed jackets and fragrant pipe.

Ford Design Changes (People, That Is)

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 22, 2017 at 9:01 AM

Ford is making some changes in terms of its design team, according to Automotive News, with the objective of making its operations more streamlined and efficient.

The Future of Diesels?

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 19, 2017 at 6:52 AM

“The public debate about diesel engines is creating uncertainty—especially for our customers.

Renault, Brilliance & BMW

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 13, 2017 at 6:30 AM

Groupe Renault and Brilliance China Automotive Holdings (CBA) announced that they were entering into a cooperative agreement through which they will jointly produce and sell light commercial vehicles in China.

TLX Reset

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 30, 2017 at 12:53 PM

For the 2018 model, Acura designers and engineers made changes to the sport sedan that go beyond a typical refresh. Here’s why and how.

Porsche and A Time of Transition

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 27, 2017 at 6:29 AM

When you think about Porsche, you probably envision the same thing that I do, which is something like a 911 or a Macan.

The Eighth-Generation Camry: Inside Info

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 26, 2017 at 6:10 AM

The eighth-generation Camry is unlike any of the preceding models within the nameplate’s life, but it is also unlike anything we’ve seen from Toyota brand (i.e., absenting the former Scion or the currently existing Lexus brands) probably since the last-generation Celica (RIP, 2006). That’s because the 2018 Camry was not just imagined, styled, engineered, and built so as to be a car that has superb quality, reliability and durability—things that have long been hallmarks of the family sedan—but actually to be exhilarating and engaging for those who are looking for something more than what’s pretty much been on offer in Toyota showrooms.

ZF and Hella Partnering for Advancing Technology

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 20, 2017 at 12:48 PM

In an effort to advance autonomous and assisted driving technologies, two major automotive suppliers—ZF Friedrichshafen AG and Hella KGaA Hueck & Co.--have established a strategic partnership, with ZF bringing systems know-how (as well as driveline and safety technologies and an entire ecosystem of other partners it is organizing toward this end.