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General Motors

Shifting work to Mexico now up for UAW vote

DETROIT — Building more cars in Mexico.

Date: 09/22/2015 | Business Wire

UAW contract sets new wage range for 2nd tier

DETROIT — Both new and longtime autoworkers at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles represented by the UAW union will receive wage increases under a new four-year contract if they vote to ratify it in the coming weeks, the Detroit Free Press has learned.

Date: 09/17/2015 | Business Wire

Automakers vow to put brakes on rear collisions

LOS ANGELES — Every 17 seconds, a driver on a U.S. road gets hit from behind. In fact, a third of all car crashes are rear-end collisions.

Date: 09/13/2015 | Business Wire

China auto sales slump to 17-month low despite price cuts

BEIJING — Chinese consumers bought the fewest passenger vehicles in 17 months in July, extending a slump in the world’s largest auto market as deeper discounts failed to revive demand.

Date: 08/12/2015 | Business Wire

Chrysler, Ford sales up, GM’s decline 3 percent

DETROIT — Sales of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles cars and trucks rose 8 percent in June; Ford was up almost 2 percent, and General Motors fell 3 percent, but the industry remains on track for its best year since 2005.

Date: 07/02/2015 | Business Wire

UAW wants health-care pool of U.S. automakers to cut costs

The leader of the United Auto Workers said the union is looking at ways to reduce health-care costs at the three biggest U.S.-based automakers through a group that would include all of their hourly and salaried employees.

Date: 06/19/2015 | Business Wire

Quality improves in auto industry

DETROIT — The quality of cars and trucks made by U.S., European and Korean companies has improved so much in recent years that Japanese automakers, long the industry standard, are having trouble keeping pace.

Date: 06/18/2015 | Business Wire

GM sales in China fell in May

DETROIT — General Motors sales in China fell in May for the second straight month, as economic growth continues to slow in the world’s largest auto market.

Date: 06/05/2015 | Business Wire

Auto report: Detroit to hold steady, Honda will gain

DETROIT — Honda will gain market share, Nissan and the Korean automakers could slip, and the rest, including the Detroit Three (General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles), should hold their own over the next four years, according to the most recent edition of the influential Car Wars...

Date: 06/04/2015 | Business Wire

2016 Dodge Viper ACR to be the fastest yet

DETROIT — Snake lovers, rejoice: Dodge on Friday confirmed it will make a 2016 Viper ACR and it will be the fastest Viper on the track when it goes on sale this fall.

Date: 05/08/2015 | Business Wire

GM predicts an electric car future

DETROIT — General Motors declared that the auto industry’s future is electric just as Americans’ rekindled demand for pickup trucks, SUVs and crossovers are driving the bulk of the automaker’s profits.

Date: 05/08/2015 | Business Wire

Car dealer profits increase by 6.7%

DETROIT — The average profit of the nation’s auto dealers rose 6.7 percent last year to nearly $1.1 million, but the average profit margin remained at 2.2 percent, the same level it has been since 2012, according to the annual report from the National Automobile Dealers Association.

Date: 04/11/2015 | Business Wire

GM to halt Chevy Volt production for retooling

DETROIT — General Motors will stop production of the slow-selling Chevrolet Volt next month and extend the normal retooling time to make the next generation of the extended-range hybrid vehicle.

Date: 04/10/2015 | Business Wire

Autonomous cars could leave you queasy

DETROIT — From a technological perspective, the future of autonomous vehicles is bright.From a pragmatic perspective, there are a few basic human hurdles.

Date: 04/08/2015 | Business Wire

UAW boss rejects new level of low wages

DETROIT — The leader of the United Auto Workers union has rejected a new level of lower wages for members who make auto parts ahead of contract talks with automakers that start in summer.

Date: 03/26/2015 | Business Wire

Cadillac wants dealers to upgrade to ‘boutique’ stores

DETROIT — In an effort to better compete with BMW and Mercedes, Cadillac wants about 700 smaller U.S. dealers to create "boutique" stores that focus on the General Motors luxury brand.The move, to be outlined Thursday at the Washington Auto Show by Cadillac...

Date: 01/23/2015 | Business Wire

Toyota leads world in 2014 auto sales

Toyota Motor Corp. narrowly edged out Volkswagen AG to capture the global auto sales crown for the third consecutive year in 2014.General Motors Co. was third.

Date: 01/22/2015 | Business Wire

Cheap fuel pumps up trucks sales in 2014

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Fresh from a fifth year of growth in the United States, carmakers are rolling into the new year with yet another sign of good fortune: Cheap fuel is gassing up truck sales.

Date: 01/03/2015 | Business Wire

Boeing, Microsoft CEO apologies were tops in 2014

What is it that makes apologies from chief executives so compelling? Maybe it's the schadenfreude of watching people in power squirm. Maybe it's just reassuring to see someone who makes that much money goof up. Or perhaps it's the way that, all too often, executives get the whole act of...

Date: 12/30/2014 | Business Wire

Chevy Colorado wins Truck of the Year

DETROIT — Motor Trend named the Chevrolet Colorado its 2015 Truck of the Year, edging out both the Ford Transit van and the 2015 Ford F-150.The F-150 didn't even come in second. That honor went to the Ford Transit full-size commercial van.Awards from the...

Date: 12/04/2014 | Business Wire

Carmakers agree on privacy protections

WASHINGTON — Nineteen automakers accounting for most of the passenger cars and trucks sold in the U.S. have signed onto a set of principles they say will protect motorists’ privacy in an era when computerized cars pass along more information about their drivers than many motorists realize.

Date: 11/13/2014 | Business Wire

Toyota at top in global vehicle sales over VW, GM

TOKYO — Toyota kept its lead over rivals against rivals Volkswagen and General Motors as the world’s top-selling automaker in the first three quarters of the year.

Date: 10/26/2014 | Nation & World

Vehicle models with dangerous air bags

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has expanded the number of vehicles and manufacturers covered by a warning about air bags. Ten automakers and almost 8 million vehicles are covered.

Date: 10/22/2014 | Business Wire

GM’s China sales surge in September

General Motors’ China sales rose 15 percent in September to 319,936 vehicles, following the introduction of a new Chevrolet Cruze in the world’s largest auto market.Ford, a much smaller player in China, saw its sales dip by 236 vehicles to 95,875 for the month.

Date: 10/11/2014 | Business Wire

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