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June 13, 2014
GM's safety crisis deepens with Camaro switch recall
DETROIT — General Motors Co. recalled 511,528 Chevrolet Camaros on Friday for an ignition switch problem similar to the defect linked to at least 13 deaths in Chevrolet Cobalts and other models. GM said it was aware of minor accidents and no fatalities from the Camaro. It said the...
June 13, 2014 - 3:42pm
March 12, 2014
Federal prosecutors reportedly open criminal probe of GM recall
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON/DETROIT (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors are examining whether General Motors is criminally liable for failing to properly disclose problems with some of its vehicles that were linked to 13 deaths and led to a recall last month, according to a source familiar with...
March 12, 2014 - 7:15am
March 6, 2014
GM ratchets up truck discounts as U.S. sales skid
DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co (GM.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) ratcheted up discounts in February on its full-size pickups, but it is telling Wall Street analysts that it intends to maintain premium pricing and margins on the trucks despite a drop in volume and...
March 6, 2014 - 6:58am
March 3, 2014
U.S. auto sales beat expectations, setting up strong March
DETROIT (Reuters) - U.S. auto sales in February were slightly brisker than expected as hefty incentives lured customers into dealerships late in the month despite cold and snowy weather.
March 3, 2014 - 1:18pm
January 23, 2014
Toyota retains global auto crown in 2013, sees strong 2014
TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp retained its rank as the world's best-selling automaker last year, beating out rivals General Motors Co. and Volkswagen AG for the second year in a row as the weak yen underpinned sales overseas. Toyota sales rose 2 percent in 2013 to 9.98 million...
January 23, 2014 - 1:40pm
December 16, 2013
General Motors to invest $1.3 billion in five U.S. plants
FLINT, Mich (Reuters) - General Motors Co said on Monday it will invest nearly $1.3 billion at five U.S. plants to make a new transmission and boost output for a planned new engine as well as add a vehicle paint shop. GM, the No. 1 U.S. automaker, said the investment at the plants...
December 16, 2013 - 11:55am
December 4, 2013
U.S. car buyers borrow more as rates fall and standards loosen
(Reuters) - U.S. consumers buyers are taking out bigger car loans with longer pay-back periods as lenders offer lower interest rates and accept borrowers with weaker credit ratings, a report released on Wednesday showed.
December 4, 2013 - 10:04am
December 3, 2013
Auto sales rise in November, boosted by discounts
DETROIT (Reuters) - Aggressive discounting and the continued popularity of big pickup trucks helped propel November vehicle sales well past expectations, with the three Detroit automakers and two of Japan's top three reporting year-to-year increases on Tuesday.
December 3, 2013 - 11:59am
Chrysler's November sales rise 16 percent, top expectations
(Reuters) - Chrysler Group LLC said its U.S. vehicle sales in November jumped 16 percent from a year before, beating analysts' expectations.
December 3, 2013 - 8:54am
November 21, 2013
Big trucks still rule Detroit in energy-conscious era
DETROIT (Reuters) - Five years into a remarkable rebound from near-disaster, the Detroit 3 automakers still count on sales of pickup trucks and...
November 21, 2013 - 10:02am
October 30, 2013
GM posts strong profit on U.S. demand
DETROIT, Oct 30 (Reuters) - General Motors Co on Wednesday posted a better-than-expected quarterly profit on strong results in its core North American market and the first revenue increase in Europe in two years.
October 30, 2013 - 8:01am
October 29, 2013
U.S. consumer spending measure rises, but auto sales tumble
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A gauge of U.S. consumer spending rose in September as Americans likely snapped up Apple's new iPhone and bought leisure goods, but falling sales of automobiles pointed to sluggish economic growth during the third quarter.
October 29, 2013 - 10:56am
October 8, 2013
Ford comes from behind in China to stun Japanese rivals
BEIJING (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co (F.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) is poised to overtake its Japanese rivals on the top seller's list in China as Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) and Honda Motor Co (7267.T: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock...
October 8, 2013 - 7:58am
September 17, 2013
GM's Chevy Silverado tops Consumer Reports' truck list
DETROIT, Sept 17 (Reuters) - General Motors Co's Chevrolet Silverado was the top-scoring full-size pickup truck in a road test, edging Chrysler's Ram 1500, which was the preferred vehicle to drive on a daily basis, according to Consumer Reports.
September 17, 2013 - 8:07am
August 22, 2013
AAA: Public less worried about dangerous driving
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are much less worried about drunken, drowsy and aggressive driving than they were four years ago even though traffic deaths have begun to edge back up, according to a national survey released by AAA.
August 22, 2013 - 7:12am