F1 Race Director Dies Ahead of New Season

March 14, 2019 at 5:07 PM

Long-time Formula One official Charlie Whiting suffered a pulmonary embolism and died Thursday in Melbourne at the age of 66, three days ahead of the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

Mitsubishi Motors Names New Chief for Canadian Unit

March 14, 2019 at 3:49 PM

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. has appointed Juyu Jeon as president and CEO of its Canadian operations, effective April 1.

UPDATE: Mitsubishi Motors Names New COO in Alliance Shuffle

March 13, 2019 at 10:47 AM

Trevor Mann, chief operating officer for Mitsubishi Motors Corp. for the past three years, is leaving the company at the end of March.

Nissan Replaces N. America Chief After 14 Months

March 13, 2019 at 8:11 AM

Nissan Motor Co. has named Jose Valls as chairman of its North American operations two months after he began as vice chairman of the unit.

World’s Top Car Salesman, Joe Girard, Dies at Age 90

March 12, 2019 at 4:22 PM

Joe Girard, recognized for more than a decade as the world’s highest-volume car salesman, has died at age 90.

Mazda Shuffles N. America Executive Team

March 12, 2019 at 9:20 AM

Mazda Motor Corp. has named Masahiro Moro, currently current president and CEO of North American operations, to the additional post of chairman of the region.

Musk Cites First Amendment Rights in SEC Contempt Case

March 12, 2019 at 1:17 AM

Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk, citing his right to free speech, asked a federal court in New York City last night to dismiss an SEC request to find him in contempt of an October agreement to stop misleading investors.

U.K. Startup Taps Former McLaren F1 Designer to Refine Electric Supercar

March 11, 2019 at 3:59 PM

Dendrobium Automotive Ltd. has hired legendary designer Peter Stevens to refine the company’s D-1 supercar concept, which was unveiled at the 2017 Geneva auto show.

UPDATE: Ghosn Denied Request to Attend Nissan Board Meeting

March 11, 2019 at 1:23 AM

A Japanese court has turned down a request by Carlos Ghosn, the former chairman of Nissan Motor Co., to attend the company’s board meeting tomorrow.

Lawsuit Targets Tesla CEO Musk’s “Unchecked” Tweeting

March 08, 2019 at 2:49 PM

A new lawsuit filed in Delaware by institutional investors hopes to stop CEO Elon Musk from continuing to tweet inaccurate statements about the company.

Nissan CEO in No Rush to Leave

March 08, 2019 at 11:31 AM

Nissan Motor Co. CEO Hiroto Saikawa wants to remain in charge for at least three years, sources tell Bloomberg News.

Ghosn Released from Japanese Jail

March 06, 2019 at 8:46 AM

Carlos Ghosn, who had been incarcerated since Nov. 19 in a Tokyo jail, was released on bail earlier today.