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


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  • On Mazda: The CX-3 & the MX-5

    The design and engineering capabilities of Mazda are remarkable. Realize that according to Autodata, in 2014 Mazda’s share of the U.S. market was 1.9%—and the share of the Ford Fusion alone was 1.9%. Yet the CX-3 subcompact crossover and the MX-5 roadster are vehicles that few other vehicle manufacturers can match.

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  • Still Scion After All These Years

    Scion has always been a bit, well, quirky. And perhaps in keeping with that off-beat approach to the industry, it is launching two entirely different vehicles—a sedan and a hatch—at the same time. Which, when you realize that they represent 40% of the showroom (the other cars being the FR-S, tC and xB), is somewhat . . . unusual.

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  • One Edge. One Ford.

    Ford is taking its Edge to a lot of markets—more than 100. So this second-generation of its midsize two-row crossover has to check a lot of boxes.

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  • On the 2016 Acura ILX

    It’s a midcycle update, but more than just a nip-and-tuck for the entry-level Acura, the ILX.

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  • On the 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe

    They start with the platform that gave rise to the award-winning ATS Sedan, then created a stylish, striking compact coupe that’s targeted at European competitors.


    Does the World Need a Range Rover Convertible?

    If you want a quick read on how well sport utility vehicles are doing versus cars in the U.S., then it is worth taking a look at the numbers for Jaguar Land Rover, as that company clearly has both types of vehicles on offer.

    Alcoa—Not Aluminum This Time

    When you say “Alcoa” in this industry, the first thought of those in the steel industry probably runs to the 2015 F-150 and then to a word that we can’t use here.

    Another Audi Diesel

    When I saw the headline “Audi Faces Challenging Task in Japan” I immediately thought, “Uh-oh.