http://wardsauto.com - Opel’s Vienna plant manufactured 534,246 engines, 375,333 5-speed transmissions and 347,209 6-speed transmissions in 2014. The automaker expects similar production volumes for this and next year.
http://www.autonews.com - GM's annual pitch to about 180 analysts and investors last week could be viewed as one long commercial for why GM doesn't need Fiat Chrysler Automobiles: The automaker is too busy 'redefining the future of mobility.'
http://europe.autonews.com - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne’s call for more large-scale consolidation in the global auto industry is being ignored so far, especially by executives at his No. 1 merger candidate: General Motors. Marchionne says the auto industry is broken because automakers waste billions on pointless r&d investment and destroy heaps of shareholder value in the process. He says companies must consolidate now or face “disastrous consequences” later.
http://www.autonews.com - Winfried Vahland, Volkswagen's new North American chief, is a former General Motors executive who won his spurs reviving VW's business in China and later boosting its Skoda subsidiary in the Czech Republic.
http://wardsauto.com - Lighter vehicles are more fuel efficient, and the mass savings pave the way for adding technologies such as battery propulsion and autonomous-driving hardware in the future, GM’s Mark Reuss says.
http://www.autonews.com - Costco's auto sales arm is predicting that its members will purchase at least 52,000 new Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC cars and trucks under a special 90-day promotion that will run Oct. 2 through Jan. 4.
http://www.autonews.com - Sept. sales surge; GM's mobility vision: Autonomous cars to e-bikes; 65% 'no' on UAW-FCA contract; Winterkorn not focus of probe; A Tesla for Google's Brin.
http://www.autonews.com - Tax breaks may aid U.S. case against VW; Porsche leadership changes; Critics on EPA test procedures; Ford recall; GM-Navistar deal; DOT's Foxx to address accurate reporting; UAW leaders regroup.
http://www.autonews.com - Volkswagen AG has been rattled to the core by a scandal that threatens to batter the VW brand around the world, hand a golden opportunity to its main rivals in Europe -- Ford and Opel -- and all but destroy a long, hard and so far fruitless effort...
http://www.thestreet.com - General Motors' most advanced car ever will hit dealer showrooms at the end of October. If early reviews are any indication, the 2016 Chevy Volt will likely be a big hit not just among electric hybrid enthusiasts, but also car buyers who are looking for a reasonably-priced automobile that's electric and looks sporty enough to turn heads on the street.