Girsky to Chair Adam Opel AG Supervisory Board on Driving the Nation

By |December 6th, 2011|

Three executives have just been sent to General Motors Europe to try to save Opel.

General Motors Vice Chairman Stephen Girsky has been named Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Adam Opel AG, effective immediately. Girsky […]

Hyoung-Keun (Hank) Lee, Vice Chairman & CEO, Kia Motors Corp on Driving the Nation

By |November 14th, 2011|

Frankfurt, Germany – I sat down with Hyoung-Keun (Hank) Lee, Vice Chairman & CEO, Kia Motors Corp. Of the things we talked about one area was how well Kia was doing in Brazil. I had […]

GM announces earnings and new boss, and new products, in GM Europe on Driving the Nation

By |November 9th, 2011|

Detroit, MI – The edict from the top: bring down the breakeven by increasing revenue and cutting cost.

General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) today announced third quarter net income attributable to common stockholders of $1.7 […]

Ed Welburn on the Cadillac Ciel concept at IAA on Driving the Nation

By |November 8th, 2011|

Frankfurt, Germany – General Motor’s Global Chief designer, Ed Welburn, took me on a tour of the Cadillac Ciel concept.

About Ciel, from Cadillac:

The Ciel “ pronounced “C-L,” the French translation for sky “ is […]

Stephen Girsky on the state of General Motors at IAA on Driving the Nation

By |October 26th, 2011|

Frankfurt, Germany – I talked to Stephen J. Girsky, Vice Chairman, Corporate Strategy, Business Development, Global Product Planning, and Global Purchasing and Supply Chain, at the Frankfurt auto show. As the months go by Girsky’s […]

The Robb report’s Frankfurt auto show Ultra-lux vehicles

By |October 2nd, 2011|

The Ultra-luxury concept and production vehicle unveils at the 64th IAA – Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung – in Frankfurt Germany.

Beautiful never goes out of style, nor does desire

World premiere concepts such as the BMWi8, and the Jaguar […]

GM-China’s one percent controlling interest explained on Driving the Nation

By |September 18th, 2011|

Frankfurt, Germany – It’s been a concern since it happened. Why did General Motors sell the one percent controlling interest of GM-China to Shanghai Automotive (SAIC)?

Nick Reilly, who heads GM in Europe, used to work […]

China, GM, Kia and the Frankfurt auto show on the John Batchelor radio show

By |September 18th, 2011|

Every country that is doing business with China is having issues with China wanting their intellectual property. Kia is no different. Kia wants to take electric vehicles into China, but not with Korean batteries, with […]