Awards

Hall of Fame 2016: Mike Manley

Head of Jeep Mike Manley, takes his place in the Auto Express Hall of Fame

New Car Awards 2016: Hall of Fame - Mike Manley

Jeep boss Mike Manley topped the 2016 Auto Express Brit List and wins a place in the Auto Express Hall of Fame. Manley was appointed to run Jeep back in 2009 when the company was selling 320,000 cars a year. Since then, the boy from Bedfordshire has transformed the company’s line-up and seen sales rocket to 1.23 million last year, with a target of 1.9 million for 2018. With more models, including a Nissan Qashqai-sized rival, due later this year, we wouldn’t bet against Manley and his team smashing that target by some margin.

Manley’s success hasn’t gone unnoticed at Jeep’s parent company FCA, with boss Sergio Marchionne giving the Brit the extra responsibility of another iconic US brand, RAM, as well as asking him to run FCA in the Asia-Pacific Region.

Auto Express Brit List 2016

Manley takes it all in his laid-back stride. “Each time Sergio [Marchionne] has asked me to take on something more, I look at my team and make sure they’re ready to take on more,” he told us. “It’s the only way you can do it.” We were invited to FCA headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan, to present Manley with his Hall of Fame Award, where he told us: “There are many outstanding British men and women working in the auto industry, so to be included in that group is a true privilege and very humbling.

“Anybody who leads a team of people knows results aren’t delivered by an individual, but by a team – and for me it’s been an honour working with a group of people who really see the world differently and who are very determined to leave their mark on it.”

Auto Express: Hall of Fame

Auto Express New Car Awards 2016 

For complete, in-depth coverage of the New Car Awards 2016, buy your collector's edition copy of the Auto Express magazine now or click here to subscribe...  

Recommended

Jeep's 80th anniversary: original WWII model meets the Grand Cherokee
Jeep's 80th anniversary - header
Jeep

Jeep's 80th anniversary: original WWII model meets the Grand Cherokee

We take the latest Jeep model to meet the first as the brand passes its 80th birthday
9 May 2022
New extreme off-road Jeep Moab Easter Safari concepts revealed
Jeep Wrangler Magneto 2.0 Concept - front
Jeep

New extreme off-road Jeep Moab Easter Safari concepts revealed

Four Wrangler-based models will tackle the Utah terrain this Easter at the famous Jeep off-road gathering, alongside a hardcore new Grand Cherokee
8 Apr 2022
Jeep goes electric: first EV model revealed before 2023 launch
Jeep electric SUV - front
Jeep

Jeep goes electric: first EV model revealed before 2023 launch

We’ve got our first look at the style of Jeep’s fully-electric future, which kicks off next year with a compact electric SUV
1 Mar 2022
The scariest cars we've ever driven
Scariest cars we've ever driven - header image
Best cars & vans

The scariest cars we've ever driven

As Halloween approaches, the Auto Express team have cast their minds back to the scariest cars they’ve had to endure
29 Oct 2021

Most Popular

15 Tesla Supercharger sites open to non-Tesla vehicles in the UK
Tesla Supercharger
Tesla

15 Tesla Supercharger sites open to non-Tesla vehicles in the UK

Pilot scheme to open up Tesla-only charging network to all electric cars lands at selected UK locations
18 May 2022
New all-electric Alfa Romeo Duetto Spider shapes up
Alfa Romeo Duetto Spider - watermarked front
Alfa Romeo

New all-electric Alfa Romeo Duetto Spider shapes up

Alfa Romeo bosses have confirmed that a new two-seat electric roadster is in the company’s rejuvenation plans and our exclusive images preview how it …
19 May 2022
Shell and ABB team up to deliver world’s fastest electric car charger
Shell charger
News

Shell and ABB team up to deliver world’s fastest electric car charger

New Shell and ABB-developed Terra 360 EV charger can add 62 miles of range in less than three minutes
16 May 2022