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Toyota Rebooting Itself as Mobility Company

Toyota has been expanding its engineering research and development efforts so it can transform itself into a mobility company — an effort that resulted in the company leading automakers in U.S. patent filings in 2017.

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Audi CEO Stadler Arrested in Germany

Rupert Stadler, Audi's chief executive, has been arrested by German authorities after a judge authorized the arrest because Stadler was considered a risk to flee or obstruct an ongoing investigation around Volkswagen's diesel cheating scandal, according to media reports.

Meet GM's Jennifer Costabile

With an eye toward the future, Costabile focuses on relationship building, networking, and growth.

Mazda Taps Marumoto to Increase U.S. Sales

Mazda Motor Corp. has appointed Akira Marumoto to help the company reach annual sales of 2 million vehicles by 2024 from the current level of 1.6 million, reports Bloomberg.

Bill Ford Reaffirms Shift Away From Sedans

Ford Motor Co. Chairman Bill Ford sought to reassure investors today that the company's decision to discontinue several of its sedans isn't a retreat but would instead help reshape the company's lineup.

GM Replaces Cadillac Head de Nysschen

General Motors has replaced the head of its Cadillac division, naming Steve Carlisle to replace Johan de Nysschen, who is leaving the company immediately.

VW Names Diess as New CEO

Herbert Diess has been named as the new CEO of the Volkswagen Group after the automaker replaced Matthias Mueller from the position for failing to refocus the group’s portfolio of car brands after the diesel emissions scandal in 2015.

Kia's COO Sprague to Depart

Michael Sprague, a former Ford marketing executive, has left his role as chief operating officer of Kia Motors America after nearly a decade with the Korean automaker.

Subaru Promotes Doll to Lead North America

Subaru of America has named Thomas Doll to lead its North American business, following the departure of Tomomi Nakamura, who has become president of Subaru Corp. in Japan.

Mitsubishi Taps Nissan's Diaz to Head North America

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. has appointed Fred Diaz to succeed Ryujiro Kobashi as president and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors North America Inc. (MMNA).