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World’s “Fastest Woman” Dies in Crash

August 28, 2019 at 3:26 PM

Jessi Combs, who holds the land speed record for a female driver in a 4-wheel vehicle, was killed yesterday in a crash while attempting to better her own mark.

Kershaw Picked to Head Nissan Sales in U.S.

August 28, 2019 at 12:53 AM

Nissan Motor Co. has named David Kershaw as vice president of sales for North America, effective Sept.

Many Driver Aids Are too Annoying

August 27, 2019 at 12:11 PM

Many drivers in the U.S. are switching off such aids as automatic lane-keeping because they find the constant alerts too irritating, says a new study by J.D. Power.

Study: Unrestrained Pets Hamper Safety

August 27, 2019 at 11:43 AM

Letting a pet roam free during a car trip can distract drivers, lead to unsafe behavior and increase stress levels for people and their animals, according to a new study.

Nissan’s U.S. Sales Chief Quits

August 27, 2019 at 11:04 AM

Billy Hayes, Nissan Motor Co.’s head of sales in North America, is leaving the company at the end of this week.

Report: Nissan Partner Funded Ghosn Tech Fund

August 27, 2019 at 2:06 AM

Funds from a Nissan Motor Co. distributor in Oman ended up backing a secret Silicon Valley investment fund set up by former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn, The Wall Street Journal says.

VW’s Ferdinand Piech Dies at 82

August 26, 2019 at 5:24 PM

Ferdinand Piech, the autocratic former chairman and CEO who pushed Volkswagen Group into a 12-brand powerhouse, died yesterday at age 82.

Nissan’s Infiniti Brand Sales Chief Leaves

August 26, 2019 at 12:23 PM

Karim Habib, who has headed design for Nissan Motor Co.’s Infiniti luxury brand, is leaving to pursue “other opportunities,” the company says.

Ford of Europe Chairman to Head China JV

August 22, 2019 at 10:28 AM

Ford Motor Co. has named Ford of Europe Chairman Steven Armstrong as president of the company’s joint venture with Chongqing Changan Automobile Co. in China, effective Oct. 1.

Legendary Auto Spy Photographer Dunne Dies

August 20, 2019 at 1:17 PM

Jim Dunne, who virtually invented the art of automotive spy photography, died Monday at age 88 in suburban Detroit.

Koenigsegg Nabs Former Bugatti, Genesis Designer

August 19, 2019 at 5:33 PM

Sweden’s Koenigsegg AB has hired Alexander "Sasha" Selipanov, who penned the Bugatti Chiron, as its new design chief. 

CEO of EV Startup Canoo Steps Down

August 19, 2019 at 3:51 PM

Stefan Krause, the co-founder and CEO of Los Angeles-based electric vehicle startup Canoo Inc., is stepping down from day-to-day operations for unspecified personal reasons.