Ford simply launched its fourth quarter (2008) earnings report and the information is not pretty. A couple of automakers have thus far stayed out of startup investing. Fiat Chrysler’s U.S. vehicle gross sales fell 11 p.c to 176,033 items. In the end, a Chinese language automaker may very well be the correct next proprietor for Jeep. Last 12 months, plenty of automakers came together to create an Information Sharing and Evaluation Middle (Auto-ISAC) to share and track threats and vulnerabilities to numerous automotive methods.

For the second straight year, Audi topped Shopper Stories’ report card of auto manufacturers, incomes an general rating of 81. The German automaker received an 86 average on the street-test portion, and a very good predicted reliability and proprietor satisfaction rating from the magazine.

There may very well be robust opposition to the sale of a company saved solely with the help of U.S. taxpayers — although FCA in the end paid back the U.S. Treasury, unlike rival General Motors. The magazine says the German automaker earned recommendations all of the brands’ models that it tested.

In 2010 he was appointed Director of EEML a B2B Conference Organiser, and in 2011 he grew to become CEO of Automaker Media Group which is focused on creating specialist media for the automotive trade in Asia, Europe, & Latin America. Beijing Automotive Group has a three way partnership with Daimler called Beijing Benz , each firms maintain a 50-50% stake.

G.M., for example, just lately scaled again its projections for trade gross sales in the second half of this yr, and analysts are predicting that annual sales will fall below 17 million autos subsequent yr for the primary time since 2014.