April 19, 2014
- The Detroit Three were anything but subtle this week in New York City. General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler formally unveiled seven new or significantly redesigned vehicles during four elaborate press conferences for the 2014 New York International Auto Show.
April 18, 2014
- After a federal judge declined to issue a “park it now” order to General Motors, groups now plan to submit a petition to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) asking the agency to order GM to park all 2.6 million vehicles. For more information, please go to TheDetroitBureau.com.
- The Detroit Three used the 2014 New York International Auto Show to unveil two vehicle types: Performance and small cars. General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler combined for seven new or significantly redesigned vehicle unveilings during four press conferences for the annual auto show in the Big Apple.
April 17, 2014
- Cars aren't just transportation, they're also symbols of national pride. That's particularly true in the post-2008 United States, where the auto industry bailout has turned the Big Three into political set pieces. Consequently, the annual "Made in America" Automotive Index produced by American University's Kogod School of Business can either be a...
- U.S. District Court Judge Nelva Thomas declined to issue a “park it now” order to General Motors related to the 2.6 million vehicles affected by the company’s ignition switch recall. The move would have forced GM to find replacement vehicles for all 2.6 million that were part of the recall. To get the info, go to TheDetroitBureau.com.
- General Motors executives knew the ignition switch in its small cars during the past decade was flawed much earlier than GM has acknowledged, according to two auto safety critics. In an open letter, the pair demanded CEO Mary Barra come clean about how and when the decisions were made. For details, go to TheDetroitBureau.com.
April 16, 2014
- Among rivalries, there are few as deep-rooted, enduring, and all-American as the one between the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro. And during this week of the Mustang’s 50th birthday, even GM has been a good sport—putting out a press release acknowledging it, making this little birthday card, and even digging out some of the many...
- Fines from federal officials will not force General Motors Co. to answer questions prematurely regarding the delayed recall of 2.6 million vehicles due to faulty ignition switches.
- General Motors is moving to limit its potential legal fallout created by faulty ignition switches that have been blamed for 13 deaths. GM’s lawyers have asked federal judges around the U.S. to shield the company from any legal claims for conduct prior to its 2009 bankruptcy. To get the info, head over to TheDetroitBureau.com.
- General Motors’ bitter fight with its principal supplier, Delphi Corp., will be examined by a panel of U.S. Senators concerned about what role the supplier might have played in the faulty switches tied to a recall. Four senators sent Delphi Chief Executive Rodney O’Neal a series of questions about the switches. For more, go to TheDetroitBureau.com.
- Besides GM CEO Mary Barra, executives with GM's global brands -- Chevrolet and Cadillac -- said they don't see the recalls, which totaled nearly 7 million vehicles in the first three months of 2014, negatively impacting sales.
- Chevrolet is making tracks for New York. More precisely, it’s showing off the new Chevy Trax crossover-utility vehicle at the 2014 NY Auto Show. Small SUVs make up one of the world’s fastest-growing product segments, but until recently, GM didn’t think the Trax would fare well in the U.S. For details, go to TheDetroitBureau.com.
- General Motors recently pulled the wraps off its 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible, and the car has now been presented at the 2014 New York Auto Show. It arrives just in time for some spring-time dreaming about top-down driving. Top-down driving with 625 horsepower, that is. Unfortunately, sales of the car won't start until early next year...
April 15, 2014
- General Motors Co. showed off the breadth of its new Chevrolet lineup in New York City. The Detroit-based automaker Tuesday night first unveiled its 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 convertible – the fastest convertible in the brand’s history – followed by the debut of the Chevrolet Trax, which was first launched in late-2012 in Mexico and Canada.
- General Motors Co. is bringing the Chevrolet Trax to the U.S. The Detroit-based automaker Tuesday night announced the small sport utility vehicle, which was launched in late 2012 in Mexico and Canada, is scheduled to arrive in U.S. showrooms early next year as a 2015 model.