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2013's People to Watch (1/2/13)

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  2. South Korea's1:31
  3. South Korean2:05
  4. Automotive News2:11, 2:54, 4:13
  5. mark fields2:42, 3:00
  6. pickup trucks0:41
  7. auto makers1:59
  8. modest sales growth1:36
  9. new light vehicles0:47

Wed, 2 Jan 2013|

On the radar: Mulally's lieutenant, Infiniti's global chief and GM's purchasing leader; car demand rising; Volt tools too pricy?


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Hello I'm Jennifer bond. It's so good to see you on this January 2 2013. As we start the new year we'll take a look at some of the top people in the industry to watch and -- But first here are your headlines. And speaking of things to watch. Our own poll is predicting a six point 6% jump in US vehicle registrations this year. It cites an improving economy. More redesigned or refresh model. And strong demand for pickup trucks and it's -- cars. Poll says about fifteen point three million new light vehicles will be registered in 2013. That's up fewer than one million from last year. Pulte says the growth rate may be half that of 2012. Because the industry has already re gained much of the volume lost in the recession game. That story for Bloomberg. By the way it tomorrow other makers report final sales results for 2012. And is always will happen here at -- news that time. Analysts surveyed by Bloomberg estimate 2012 sales to come in at fourteen point five million. It would be their first time sailed past thirteen million since 2008. South Korea's at two largest automakers Hyundai and Kia are forecasting. Only modest sales growth this year. They expect there combined sales worldwide to rise four point 1%. To seven point 41 million vehicles. This flow is a growth pace in several years. Group chairman Chung Mong Koo is putting the brakes -- increasing capacity. To focus on profits. And help the auto makers compete with Toyota. Hyundai and Kia have also been hit by a stronger South Korean currency. And here's the nugget from this week's edition of Automotive News. Some sure -- dealers have stopped at carrying the bolts. What you may be surprised why. They say the -- sales don't justify the additional. 100 dollars. They have to spend for tools to service the plug in hybrid. Late last year GM notified shortly dealers of the at a cost for tools. Among other requirements. To keep selling and servicing the volt. Forbes mark fields infinity is yell -- it nice and and she graced a -- line those are among the top ten executives who wants this year as chosen and buyer Automotive News staff. Good morning everybody. Fourth of recently named COR mark fields making -- list. As the 51 year old is now the understudy to CEL -- Wally. -- taking charge of the Thursday morning meetings that keep -- on track. And then -- -- fields to show whether he's ready to fly solo -- -- -- -- sometime after winning fourteen. -- In India's global head -- -- nice and all one can keep denying on. In July and a 52 year old joined at Nissan's luxury brand from Audi. Where he had been laying the foundation and for the German brands and -- US sales growth. Now will see indeed in Indy to glory worldwide. But especially in the US and China. And she agrees -- line was named global purchasing -- it just last month taking over the role -- Bob Scioscia. Part of her challenging to do list. Coordinate global suppliers to support Kim's goal of creating more global platforms. Now for the full list of ten Beecher a check out the December 31 issue of Automotive News. Finally a press preview days for the Detroit auto show start in just less than a couple of weeks. Here's a peek at what we know will unveil. It's -- concept code name Syria. When you go to officials not giving much di -- only saying that it's eight that they hunt. What are mark Preston poses the question could it -- then next corolla. The compact sedan is due for a redesign in the fall and he says it's likely that Syria will -- -- At the design direction for the corolla. That is their time par today will see you back here tomorrow.

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    It's Tuesday and you're watching first step I'm Ursula is a rally. Coming up how Nissan is putting ladies first in Japan. Now Jennifer Vaughn is in the newsroom at your headlines. Things are Islam. Twit you know is changing the way it pays factory workers in Japan and then keep financial daily reports that the new system will focus on performance instead of seniority. The auto makers labor union has been told the plan. Toyota hopes to roll it out to about 60% of its workers in January. 1 goal attracting young talents. Here now are some more detail on billionaire George Soros says plans to invest in car dealerships. Two sources who heard a representatives speak any private dinner in San Francisco this weekend tell Automotive News. That Soros Fund Management is prepared to invest as much as one billion dollars in the business. The representatives said Soros has no intention of running car dealerships. The fund's goal would be to keep the current management in place and help with that capital strategies. The firm is set to be talking with several interested parties. The latest telling you for confirmed deaths are linked to defective at General Motors ignition switches its fifteen. The deadline for filing claims is this Saturday. Kenneth Feinberg the victim's compensation attorney hired by GM to a suspect claims. Exposed to be reviewing Perry class well into a sprained. Check back. Finally the hair raising power in performance of the AMG GT. That's what Mercedes will be touting in its approval added this Sunday. The latest tape and the tortoise vs hare fable. Made its debut on the Ellen DeGeneres show yesterday. Why create TV buzz now. Burst in any marketing VP drew Slavin says half the purpose of AC global ad. Is getting people involved in the discussion before the game. What is the what what you write toilet like mail for Allison can you explain what Internet as. I mean. What is I three anyway Allison BMW unveiled its commercial on The Today Show earlier yesterday. You can watch if not ears of Super Bowl ads at auto slash super ads Ers flown back to you. Thanks Jennifer and he said he plans to put more females to work in Japan by doubling the number of sales woman took 14100 but 2018. And funny thirteen the auto maker began designing Japanese dealerships for mothers. By putting many cars on the show floor and offering nursing rooms and play areas for children. On Friday the auto maker said it will triple its ladies first dealerships. To 300 in the coming fiscal year and aims to have 700 by 2018. According to Bloomberg. And we'll stay with Nissan for a first shipped back to. Yeah. One million that's the number of vehicles automaker has exported from United States. This vehicle was manufactured in sneer at Tennessee and will be sold in South Korea. Nissan has been building cars in the U lasts for 31 years. It's two US plants now export vehicles to 68 global markets. To have achieved more million units of exports. Proved so we're making it attractive. I'm globally competitive products. And that's our show for today thanks for tuning in.