Volkswagen has tapped a veteran with deep knowledge of the U.S. domestic auto industry to head its U.S. operations. The German carmaker named Jonathan Browning, who has worked for both General Motors and Ford Motor, as CEO of Volkswagen of America.
A trio of Ford Motor midsized sedans are among 2010 vehicles that topped the list of an insurance industry crash-testing organization's tests for safety. Hyundai, VW and Audi models also made the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's top grade.
Audi's "Green Police" ad campaign, featuring green-uniformed cops who give energy-saving tips, will launch during the Super Bowl. But in a historic faux pas, the German carmaker has picked a name with some unpleasant Nazi-era connotations.
With many advertisers sitting out the big game to save money, commercial prices are down this year. But a recent study shows that avoiding the Super Bowl, even in a recession, may be the wrong play. Turns out, the best defense is a funny offense on the first Sunday in February.