In advance of the Chicago Auto Show, Subaru has released a teaser photo of the 2015 Legacy sedan that looks a lot like the Legacy concept (above) unveiled last November. Get all the latest car biz news in the Executive Briefing.
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+ Pat Garlits, wife of drag racing legend Don “Big Daddy” Don Garlits for nearly 61 years, has passed away. More at Bangshift.com.
+ Ford will invest $80 million at its Lousville, Kentucky truck plant to meet the increasing demand for F-Series Super Duty models. More at Automotive Business Review.
+ Subaru is teasing a shadowy image of the production 2015 Legacy sedan in advance of the Chicago Auto Show later this week. More at The Detroit Bureau.
+ Fiat will introduce a Jeep-branded small SUV at the Geneva Auto Show in March and the 500X crossover at the Paris Motor Show in October. More at Reuters.
+ Formula One manager Ross Brawn ended months of speculation over his future by confirming that his retirement is permanent. More at The UK Telegraph.
+ United Auto Workers vice president General Holiefield has taken a leave of absence one month after he accidentally shot his wife in their Harrison Township, Michigan home. More at the Detroit Free Press.
+ Mitsubishi Motors is overhauling its top executive ranks in Japan, with managing director Tetsuro Aikawa replacing Osamu Masuko as president. More at USA Today.
+ The Interlagos, Brazil round of the FIA World Endurance Championship for sports cars has been rescheduled from August to season’s end in November. More at NBC Sports.
+ European police agencies reportedly are working on a program to equip all new production vehicles with remote disabling systems. More at Motor Trend.
+ Government subsidies to Australia’s auto manufacturing industry, including Toyota, should be ended in 2020, reports a government commission. More at Bloomberg.com.
For the previous Executive Briefing from January 31, click here.