A roundup of 2018 sales races, including those coming down to the wire

Well into the fourth quarter, we have a pretty good grasp of 2018’s sales winners and losers. Still, several races will go down to the wire.

Faurecia CEO expects to maintain rapid growth

Faurecia has had a successful year so far as it benefits from robust China business and the rapid rise of SUV sales in Europe.

Why Porsche’s CEO is downplaying IPO speculation

Porsche does not need a stock market listing to fund growth, CEO Oliver Blume said, adding he is confident the automaker can repeat last year’s record sales in 2018.

Porsche CEO downplays IPO, expects record sales

Porsche does not need a stock market listing to fund growth, CEO Oliver Blume said, adding he is confident the automaker can repeat last year’s record sales in 2018.

New Ford ad campaign includes shot at Tesla

Ford will launch a new ad campaign featuring actor Bryan Cranston this weekend after giving dealers a first look at its annual national meeting in Las Vegas .

Ford summons its swagger, shifts marketing focus to keeping loyalists

Ford is shifting its focus from winning new customers to persuading current owners to stick with its namesake brand.

Why Lynn Tilton may be selling Dura Automotive

Financier Lynn Tilton is working with an adviser to seek buyers for auto supplier Dura, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg, as she looks to unload some of her investment firm’s holdings.

First Shift: Ford launching ‘Built Ford Proud’ ads, shifts focus to loyalty

Ford launching ‘Built Ford Proud’ ads, shifts marketing focus to loyalty; Report: Tilton seeking buyers for Dura; Tesla selling $45K Model 3; Startup Rivian focusing on rugged EVs.

VW, Renault winners as EU set to favor Wi-Fi over 5G

The EU is expected to approve and set rules for the use of Wi-Fi in cars, giving VW and Renault — who have pursued this technology — the edge over Daimler and others who invested in rival 5G networks.

Daimler warns earnings will be ‘significantly below’ last year’s results

Daimler issued its second profit warning in four months, saying that costs arising from recalling some of its diesel vehicles were mainly to blame.

Daimler issues profit warning on diesel woes

Daimler said its operating profit would fall by over 10 percent this year, its second earnings warning since June, blaming “government proceedings and measures in various regions” as a crackdown on diesel emissions takes a toll.

Elon Musk says Tesla’s enhanced Autopilot system is being dropped

The self-driving capability that Tesla customers have been able to pay for but not activate for two years is going on hiatus.

Christophe Georges to head Bentley Americas region once again

This marks the second time that Georges will run Bentley in the Americas region, which covers over 20 percent of the brand’s global sales. Georges held the same title from 2007 to 2015.

Daimler CEO Zetsche stumbles on his victory lap

Daimler’s turnaround in recent years made Zetsche a celebrity in German business circles, but as he prepares to hand the keys to a new CEO, he’s starting to look tarnished.