The Truth About Cars » Zetsche http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 05 May 2016 22:06:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Zetsche Not Scared Of Chinese Trade War http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/zetsche-not-scared-of-chinese-trade-war/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/zetsche-not-scared-of-chinese-trade-war/#comments Wed, 12 Jun 2013 13:49:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=491726 In a bout of severe wishful thinking,  Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche told Reuters  that “Daimler does not expect the current spat between the European Union and China will escalate to include cars,” Last week, news from China said  the Middle Kingdom could slap punitive tariffs on luxury cars imported from the EU, after the  EU slapped […]

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In a bout of severe wishful thinking,  Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche told Reuters  that “Daimler does not expect the current spat between the European Union and China will escalate to include cars,” Last week, news from China said  the Middle Kingdom could slap punitive tariffs on luxury cars imported from the EU, after the  EU slapped […]

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Daimler In Trouble – And It Will Get Worse http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/daimler-in-trouble-and-it-will-get-worse/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/daimler-in-trouble-and-it-will-get-worse/#comments Wed, 10 Apr 2013 12:20:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=484192 A few months ago, we discussed what Nissan/Renault’s Carlos Ghosn calls a “structural decline” of Europe: Missing car buyers, brought on by a sudden decline of births around 1970.  A population peak that now sits smack in the middle of the prime new car buying age, which in most of Europe is between 40 and […]

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A few months ago, we discussed what Nissan/Renault’s Carlos Ghosn calls a “structural decline” of Europe: Missing car buyers, brought on by a sudden decline of births around 1970.  A population peak that now sits smack in the middle of the prime new car buying age, which in most of Europe is between 40 and […]

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Dr. Z Nearly Lost His Job http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/dr-z-nearly-lost-his-job/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/dr-z-nearly-lost-his-job/#comments Mon, 25 Feb 2013 11:22:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=478957 “Dieter Zetsche is lucky that he can stay for three more years,” writes Der Spiegel in Germany. The labor side of Daimler’s Supervisory Board had demanded Dr. Z’s head, the magazine writes. After long debates with Daimler’s Supervisory Board Chairman Manfred Bischoff, a compromise was found. Says Der Spiegel: “Early in the year, Daimler Works […]

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“Dieter Zetsche is lucky that he can stay for three more years,” writes Der Spiegel in Germany. The labor side of Daimler’s Supervisory Board had demanded Dr. Z’s head, the magazine writes. After long debates with Daimler’s Supervisory Board Chairman Manfred Bischoff, a compromise was found. Says Der Spiegel: “Early in the year, Daimler Works […]

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The Castration Of Daimler’s Leadership: Only Three More Years For Dr. Z & Co. http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/the-castration-of-daimlers-leadership-only-three-more-years-for-dr-z-co/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/the-castration-of-daimlers-leadership-only-three-more-years-for-dr-z-co/#comments Fri, 22 Feb 2013 13:47:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=478577 It is unusual that the supervisory board of a large German corporation denies the dearest wishes of its Management. If the board does not like a wish, the wish usually won’t be rendered in the first place, the tight community of executive assistants will see to it. It would be most unusual that the board […]

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It is unusual that the supervisory board of a large German corporation denies the dearest wishes of its Management. If the board does not like a wish, the wish usually won’t be rendered in the first place, the tight community of executive assistants will see to it. It would be most unusual that the board […]

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Strategie 2020: Mercedes Wants To Double Its Sales http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/strategie-2020-mercedes-wants-to-double-its-sales/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/strategie-2020-mercedes-wants-to-double-its-sales/#comments Wed, 24 Oct 2012 15:34:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=464823 Mercedes wants to double its passenger car sales within the next eight years. By 2020, Mercedes wants to raise its sales to more than 2.6 million units annually, from  1.3 million this year. This is what Daimler CEO wrote in a letter to all employees. Automobilwoche [sub] has a copy. Until 2015, Mercedes wants to […]

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Mercedes wants to double its passenger car sales within the next eight years. By 2020, Mercedes wants to raise its sales to more than 2.6 million units annually, from  1.3 million this year. This is what Daimler CEO wrote in a letter to all employees. Automobilwoche [sub] has a copy. Until 2015, Mercedes wants to […]

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Daimler-Renault-Nissan Alliance Gets Results, GM-PSA Doesn’t http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/daimler-renault-nissan-alliance-gets-results-gm-psa-doesnt/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/daimler-renault-nissan-alliance-gets-results-gm-psa-doesnt/#comments Fri, 28 Sep 2012 11:24:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=462084 TTAC readers who followed our past reporting on the developing relationship between Daimler and the Renault/Nissan Alliance will not be surprised in hearing what Carlos Ghosn and Dieter Zetsche told the press today. If you think you’ve heard it all before, you are right. You did here. According to Reuters, The three will jointly develop […]

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TTAC readers who followed our past reporting on the developing relationship between Daimler and the Renault/Nissan Alliance will not be surprised in hearing what Carlos Ghosn and Dieter Zetsche told the press today. If you think you’ve heard it all before, you are right. You did here. According to Reuters, The three will jointly develop […]

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Bernhard After Dr. Z’s Job Again? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/bernhard-after-dr-zs-job-again/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/bernhard-after-dr-zs-job-again/#comments Tue, 24 Aug 2010 15:15:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=363690 If the German magazine Focus is informed correctly, then Dr. Z’s days at Mercedes are counted. Focus heard that Wolfgang Bernhard will run Mercedes, while Dr. Z. will run all of Daimler. „In a second step, Bernhard could succeed Zetsche 2012 as Daimler CEO,“ says FOCUS.  Currently, Bernhard is responsible for production and purchasing of […]

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If the German magazine Focus is informed correctly, then Dr. Z’s days at Mercedes are counted. Focus heard that Wolfgang Bernhard will run Mercedes, while Dr. Z. will run all of Daimler. „In a second step, Bernhard could succeed Zetsche 2012 as Daimler CEO,“ says FOCUS.  Currently, Bernhard is responsible for production and purchasing of […]

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Mobbing At Mercedes: Dr. Z Under Fire, Bernhard Back In Play http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/mobbing-at-mercedes-dr-z-under-fire-bernhard-back-in-play/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/mobbing-at-mercedes-dr-z-under-fire-bernhard-back-in-play/#comments Mon, 29 Mar 2010 09:36:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=350604 While the world was watching Volvo going to Geely, Germany was playing artillery observer: Daimler’s Zetsche came under a barrage of criticism last weekend. Not because of the graft accusations. That counts as necessary evil, at least if done abroad. Zetsche committed a mortal sin: He’s losing money, again. After losing billions in 2009, Daimler […]

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While the world was watching Volvo going to Geely, Germany was playing artillery observer: Daimler’s Zetsche came under a barrage of criticism last weekend. Not because of the graft accusations. That counts as necessary evil, at least if done abroad. Zetsche committed a mortal sin: He’s losing money, again. After losing billions in 2009, Daimler […]

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Dr. Z Hospitalized http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/dr-z-hospitalized/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/dr-z-hospitalized/#comments Wed, 13 Jan 2010 12:55:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=341638 Daimler’s Dieter Zetsche arrived at NAIAS with his left arm in a sling. What happened? Too much arm wrestling with unions or suppliers? Nah, that would be the right arm. Turns out, Dr. Z was injured by a woman. On the ski slopes in Austria, a female snowboarder had crashed into Zetsche. Left shoulder fractured. […]

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Daimler’s Dieter Zetsche arrived at NAIAS with his left arm in a sling. What happened? Too much arm wrestling with unions or suppliers? Nah, that would be the right arm. Turns out, Dr. Z was injured by a woman. On the ski slopes in Austria, a female snowboarder had crashed into Zetsche. Left shoulder fractured. […]

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