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Nissan Says Ghosn May Step Down Before Next Business Plan
Automakers Must Adapt Business Models to Embrace Future Transport Systems
Honda: U.S. Recovery on Track
Fiat Gains Traction in U.S. After First-Year Skid
Detroit Auto Show to Start Later in January in 2013
Ford's Sync System Has Quirks, But is Deemed Historic
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Nissan Says Ghosn May Step Down Before Next Business Plan

Nissan Motor Co., Japan’s second-largest carmaker, said Chief Executive Officer Carlos Ghosn is considering stepping down before the company’s next mid-term business plan begins in about five years. Ghosn, 58, doesn’t plan to commit to Nissan’s next mid-term plan and investor-relations officials at the company have been telling investors and analysts this year that there is a succession plan in place, spokesman Koji Okuda said.
Source: Bloomberg

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Automakers Must Adapt Business Models to Embrace Future Transport Systems

Automakers will have to radically change their business models to integrate into the connected transport systems predicted for the long-term future. That was the verdict of panelists at the Automotive News Europe Congress who took part in a debate on future mobility here in Monte Carlo.
Source: Automotive News

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Honda: U.S. Recovery on Track

Honda Motor Co.'s deputy chief of global sales said Friday that the auto maker will recover its unsteady footing in the U.S. market "in one swift stroke" based on a fresher vehicle line-up, including a new Accord sedan due out this fall.
Source: Wall Street Journal

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Fiat Gains Traction in U.S. After First-Year Skid

Now that Fiat is the majority stakeholder in Chrysler Group, it appears the Italian auto maker is in the U.S. market for the long haul. But the fact that Fiat has been absent from U.S. showrooms since 1983 can pose challenges.
Source: WardsAuto

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Detroit Auto Show to Start Later in January in 2013

The North American International Auto Show will mark its 24th anniversary as a global event next January, but will start slightly later in the month than it did in recent years.
Source: Detroit Free Press

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Ford's Sync System Has Quirks, But is Deemed Historic

Ford's Sync in-car connectivity system has its critics, but it has been deemed innovative and pioneering enough to earn a place in the Computer History Museum. A first-generation Sync module is being added to the permanent collection of the museum in Mountain View, Calif., to further document the effects of computing on society at large, said museum curator Alex Bochannek.
Source: USA Today

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"We need to prepare for his possible departure within a five-year period."

   
-- Koji Okuda, spokesman for Nissan Motor Co., referring to CEO Carlos Ghosn, who is considering stepping down before the company’s next mid-term business plan begins, Bloomberg, June 21




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