May 1, 2013
- The Detroit Three automakers continued to gain U.S. market share in 2013, according to April auto sales figures, partly due to their strength in pickups, but also thanks to new models from Ford, Lincoln, Cadillac and Buick.
- A federal judge in Detroit today sentenced a former General Motors engineer and her husband to prison time for stealing technology secrets from the company, with the goal of selling them to Chinese carmakers.Read more...
- While monthly sales figures might be an easy way of tracking the progression of the auto industry and individual automakers, looking at market share might be more indicative of how each company is actually standing up against its competitors. For the Detroit Three automakers, they have collectively lost almost 30 percent of the market over the last 20 years, but now, for the first time since 1993, Ford, General Motors and Chrysler have each posted market share gains at the same time. According...
- General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Group LLC each experienced double-digit sales increases last month compared to the same time last year.
- DETROIT – General Motors is the first automaker among 40 major U.S. companies to sign a “Climate Declaration,” collectively asserting that responding to climate change is good business.
- DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) sold 237,646 vehicles in the United States in April, up 11 percent compared with a year ago. Retail sales increased 10 percent, fleet sales were up 16 percent and the fleet mix was 28 percent of total sales.
- Detroit delivers on the double digit growth rates predicted by auto analysts for April. GM sales rose 11 percent in April Ford Motor is up 18 percent Chrysler Group sales rose 11 percent Nissan received a much needed boost and is up 23 percent. Volkswagen, in need of new product, lost 10 percent (for Volkswagen [...]
- The Detroit News reports it may not be long before AM/FM radios disappear from cars altogether. The newspaper spoke with Thilo Koslowski, vice president for the research firm Gartner, Inc., who said that "AM and FM as a delivering mechanism isn't going to be the most important in cars anymore." According to Koslowski, manufacturers will focus their efforts on smartphone integration as well as internet browsing and music streaming. That means while listeners may still enjoy their favorite radio...
- Sterling Heights — Metro Detroit's cruising and race season, dubbed Autopalooza, officially launched Tuesday as the lineup of events was unveiled at the General Motors Co. Heritage Center.
- Ford, Chrysler and GM gain U.S. market share in Q1, first time since '93; a pickup in pickup sales; GMC Sierra's 'alert' seat.
April 30, 2013
- The Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCVB) and the MotorCities National Heritage Area announced the Autopalooza 2013 lineup, which includes numerous cruises, car shows and races, Tuesday at General Motors Co.'s Heritage Center in Sterling Heights.
- Ford, Chrysler and GM gain U.S. market share in Q1, first time since '93; truck sales picking up; GMC Sierra's 'alert' seat..
- DETROIT – The all-new 2014 Sierra arrives this summer with available advanced active safety features never offered to full-size pickup truck owners, including Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning. The manner by which alerts from the system are delivered to the driver is equally innovative, thanks to GMC’s optional Safety Alert Seat.
- General Motors Co. said Friday the Stingray coupe, which debuted January in Detroit, will start at $51,995, and the Corvette Stingray Convertible will start at $56,995. Both prices are about $1,400 more than the 2013 models and include a $995 destination.
April 29, 2013
- DETROIT – Development of “Super Cruise,” Cadillac’s semi-automated driving system, is advancing to the next stage of development, including real-world driving assessment and trials. Cadillac projects this technology could make its way into production models later this decade.