Automotive Management

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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.


  • Automotive Management
  • 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.


    Green Acres and Autonomy

    Chances are, when you think “autonomous vehicles,” you think along the lines of this: the Google car.

    VW and CAE

    In case you’re wondering what Volkswagen has come up with to address the emissions issues with its 1.6-liter EA 189 diesel engines, at least for non-U.S. markets (this has been presented to the German Federal Motor Transport Authority, which has ratified the approach), here is the physical part of the fix: That’s a “flow straightener” or “flow transformer.” It is positioned directly in front of the air mass sensor.

    Black Friday

    Today, here in the United States, it is “Black Friday.” This has nothing to do with the horrible day two weeks ago in Paris.