General Motor’s China sales drop 5% in second quarter

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General Motors vehicle sales in China declined 5.3% between April and June from the corresponding period of 2019, performing below the industry average following a recovery from the coronavirus crisis in the country. China’s total figure, which includes passenger and commercial vehicles, increased 4.4% in April and 14.5% in May, the China Association of Automobile […]

U.S. appeals court stays order requiring GM, FCA meet to resolve lawsuit

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A U.S. appeals court on Monday put a stay on a lower court’s order requiring CEOs from General Motors (GM) and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) to resolve GM’s racketeering lawsuit. “In order to provide enough time to consider the matters raised in GM’s petition, and having considered the relevant factors, we conclude that a temporary […]

Ford, Volkswagen to stay neutral on challenges to new vehicle emissions rules

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Four major automakers will remain neutral by taking no position on legal challenges to the Trump administration’s decision to weaken Obama-era fuel economy standards but want to weigh in on any court fix, according to a document read by Reuters. The Trump administration in March finalized a rollback of U.S. vehicle emissions standards to require […]

Dodge and Kia Motors top J.D. Power quality study

Fiat Chrysler’s Dodge and Kia Motors have topped an initial quality study of new vehicles sold in the United States based on owner responses, industry consultant J.D. Power stated on Wednesday. The study observed problems experienced by owners of new 2020 model-year vehicles in the first 90 days of ownership and figured out their initial […]

Ford Ranger, Tesla models tops ‘American-Made’ car index

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Ford Motor’s new Ranger truck achieved No.1 rank in vehicles that contribute most to the U.S. economy, while three of Tesla’s models placed in the top nine. The two automaker’s brands couldn’t be found in Cars.com’s top 10 last year but stood out in the 2020 version of the automotive site’s “American-Made Index.” Ford’s pickup […]

U.S. investigates Kia headlight failures, General Motors steering issues

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The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Wednesday it has started two investigations into reports of headlight failures concerning 392,000 Kia Sorento sport utility vehicles and steering issues concerning 781,000 General Motors vehicles. NHTSA stated it received 74 reports of sudden, unexpected loss of headlights in the model year 2011-2013 Kia Sorento […]

General Motors Cruise looks to hire Zoox engineers as company up for sale

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General Motors’ self-driving technology company Cruise, is attempting to hire engineers from struggling competitor Zoox Inc, according to an email sent to Zoox engineers by the founder of Cruise. The move comes as the Wall Street Journal reported previous week that e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc is currently in talks to purchase Zoox, a company founded […]

General Motors, Ford turn to fast-payment programs to aid suppliers

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General Motors and Ford Motor are utilizing fast-payment programs set up with financial lenders to help cash-strapped small suppliers survive production shutdowns caused by the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Keeping small suppliers afloat financially is important for the automakers as they try to resume North American factories and generate cash from sales of large […]

GM delays resuming second shift at three North American truck plants

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General Motors is postponing the resumption of second shifts at truck assembly plants located in Michigan, Indiana and Mexico due to a lack of parts from Mexico, a person knowledgeable about the matter said. The automaker, which restarted production on Monday after suspending operations in March due to the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, will […]