Category: 2010 Paris Motor Show

Nick Reilly has served as the Chief Executive Officer of OPEL International since January 2010. Reilly makes a point of noting he came onboard after the fighting over Opel, between Magna and General Motors, was over. Admitting that the company was in a mess a year ago, Opel’s CEO Nick Reilly said that General Motors Co.’s [...]

Volkswagen of America was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany.  Volkswagen sells the Eos, Golf, New Beetle, New Beetle convertible, GTI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, CC, Tiguan, Touareg and Routan through approximately 600 independent U.S. dealers. VW owns 2.2% of the US [...]

On the eve of the Paris auto show there was an exclusive world premiere of Fashion, animals and cars. The event was to introduce the Chevy Orlando to the automotive world. An evening of enchantment was created at the Théâtre du Merveilleux in the Pavillons de Bercy, by the Grand Couturier, Frank Sorbier. Sorbier’s  les Belles [...]

Ford’s Chief Marketing Officer, Jim Farley, sat down with a group of journalists at the 2010 Paris auto show. Sometimes even the people who are paid to know the most about their brand are surprised by the models that sell the best. Ford was sure that the Fiesta sedan would be the best seller in [...]

Wayne Brannon is the President & Managing Director of Chevrolet Europe.  Brannon invited a group of journalists to sit down and talk with him about Chevrolet in Europe while we were at the 2010 Paris Auto show. Chevy of Europe has doubled their business from 2005 to 2008, obtaining a marketshare of about 2.5%. How [...]

2010 Mondial de l’Automobile, Paris auto show –  All the global car manufacturers were at the Paris auto show and over  over 100 world premieres  were announced by the manufacturers. Stroll the floor of the Paris Auto show with us. View some of our favorite cars from Opels, Alfa Romeos, Groupe Volkswagen, Toyota, Lexus, Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, [...]

2010 Mondial de l’Automobile, Paris auto show –  All the global car manufacturers were at the Paris auto show and over 100 world premieres  were announced by the manufacturers. Stroll the floor of the Paris Auto show with us. View some of our favorite cars from Opels, Alfa Romeos, Groupe Volkswagen, Toyota, Lexus, Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Peugeot, [...]

MINI E Scooter ready to rumble?

FORTUNE – When I talk to my motorcycling friends, many of them are hankering for an electric motorcycle. But only, they stress, if it’s a motorcycle, not a motor scooter. One friend explained that to motorcycling types, a high-end electric motorcycle would be like going from a Ferrari to a Tesla: “If I was used [...]