November 26, 2014
- Safety regulators have closed investigations into about 500,000 Ford Motor and about 100,000 General Motors vehicles without calling for recalls, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said today.
- Opel faces labor unrest in Germany over production plans for the Corsa and Karl small cars, a business magazine reported. Workers think the Karl should be made in Germany rather than Korea and fear future Corsa output will be cut from Germany.
- Company under-reported U.S. injury, death claims; Saturn driver cleared; Explorer goes platinum; Lexus makes 'risky' move.
November 25, 2014
- A Texas judge today overturned a 7-year-old negligent homicide conviction against a woman whose boyfriend died when her Saturn Ion -- now known to have had a defective ignition switch -- crashed, her lawyer said.
November 24, 2014
- We drive Audi's LA motor show concept car, which is powered by a 4.0-litre V8 engine and will inform the next generation of Ingolstadt's model range Audi describes its new Prologue concept car as a rolling blueprint for its future model line-up under new design boss Marc Lichte.He's the man credited with championing the clean and technical styling treatment of many of parent company Volkswagen’s latest models, including the latest Golf and Passat.Created in a development program that began back...
- Addressing an industry conference in Traverse City, Mich., this summer, General Motors' global powertrain boss Steve Kiefer asked a room packed with about 500 people how many owned a GM vehicle.
- General Motors is adding more lightweight aluminum to its vehicles. But unlike Ford Motor Co., GM is not spending hundreds of millions of dollars to retool its assembly plants for the metal.
- After two big plays in the last Super Bowl, Chevrolet may watch from the couch.
- Chevrolet will use a heavy dose of digital ads for the Trax when the subcompact crossover's marketing begins early next year.
- Nissan and Infiniti, Toyota, Cadillac, and maybe Chrysler? Why car companies are headquartered where they are in the U.S. seems obscure. Why they move sometimes makes sense, but it is always disruptive.
- General Motors is right to extend the deadline for victims of faulty ignition switches to apply for compensation. The cut-off date has been extended a month to Jan. 31.
November 22, 2014
- Opel named Charlie Klein as its new engineering chief, promoting the executive from his current post as the brand's chief engineer for light commercial vehicles.
November 21, 2014
- General Motors today named Stephen Carlisle the new president and managing director for GM Canada as the company's current chief for Canada, Kevin Williams, prepares for retirement at year's end.
- It's ironic that the most futuristic Vision Gran Turismo virtual racer to date also has the deepest historical ties to motorsports.
- GM CEO Mary Barra said Opel will add a flagship SUV to its lineup. The model will launch by the end of the decade. GM will also invest more than 500,000 euros in the production of new engines and transmissions in Germany and Poland.