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

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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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