GM pursues winning skill set with big layoffs

by Justin Ho Nov 26, 2018
General Motors is shutting down production of some of its less-profitable vehicles, closing some plants and cutting an estimated 14,000 jobs. It will double its investment in autonomous and electric cars in the next two years in an effort to…
A sign is viewed at the General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly as they announced the closing of multiple facilities including this one on November 26, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan.

With auto tariffs on the horizon, a warning from U.S. carmakers

by Kai Ryssdal and Bennett Purser Aug 21, 2018
"I am cautiously pessimistic" about trade in this economy, a member of the motor vehicle supplier industry says.
Ford Mustangs are assembled at a plant in Flat Rock, Michigan, in 2004.
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U.S. automakers’ push into China faces hurdles

by Adam Allington Nov 25, 2016
Big American trucks used to be banned, and they're still subject to high tariffs, but GM and Ford seem to think the time is right.
Elevated motorways in Shanghai on, 2015.

The Volkswagen emissions scandal: customers weigh in

by John Sepulvado Sep 29, 2015
Customers like Sara Sheey are looking for the company to make things right.

U.S. auto makers optimistic about European sales

by Mark Garrison Sep 15, 2015
But the dollar's strength against the euro makes things tricky.

It's all about the hardware at Detroit auto show

by Adam Allington Jan 12, 2015
Another auto-show trend: Everything's going to be 'kind of environmentally responsible.'

The post-recall GM: What's it look like?

by Mitchell Hartman Apr 24, 2014
GM has replaced some senior executives and established a new engineering division devoted to safety and quality.

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Volkswagen looks to expand in the North American market

by David Brancaccio Jan 13, 2014
Volkswagen says it plans to invest billions in North America. The VW brand, which continues to achieve low U.S. quality scores, says the bold move was a sign of a new commitment to the market.

Fill up your gas tank, pay off your car loan

by Kate Archer Kent Sep 5, 2013
The maker of a three-wheeled vehicle wants to get rid of the monthly car payment altogether.

Will Japan open up roadways to more U.S. automakers?

by Stan Alcorn Aug 19, 2013
The U.S. wants to make it easier for American automakers to get their cars in front of Japanese customers.

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