| Oct 1, 2014
| 5:29 PM
Americans continued to buy more cars in September. All the major automakers except Ford, which is seeing stiff competition from rival pickup trucks, posted healthy gains in U.S. auto sales last month.
The industry sold 1.25 million vehicles in...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 5:35 AM
Chevy’s forthcoming Corvette Z06 will blast to 60 mph in less than three seconds, the automaker announced Wednesday.
That puts America's sports car, at a base price of $78,995, in the company of exotic cars such as the Porsche 911 Turbo S ($182,...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 6:49 AM
DETROIT (Reuters) - Americans like to sit tall when they drive, as shown by a report issued Wednesday by IHS Automotive showing U.S. registrations for sport utility and crossover vehicles outnumber sedans for the first time.
Through May of this year,...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 10:55 AM
As automakers race to meet a federal mandate for an industry-wide fuel economy average of 54.5 mpg by 2025, engineers are squeezing more efficiency out of every part of their vehicles, including transmissions.
In addition to manual or automatic...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 1:18 PM
General Motors has expanded its ignition switch recall to encompass 7.6 million more U.S. vehicles made from 1997 to 2014.
GM, the world’s second largest automaker, has now recalled 29 million vehicles this year. More than half of them were...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 12:30 PM
There's all kinds of big Cadillac-related news here in my Motown hometown. General Motors Co.'s luxury division is going bohemian with a planned move to trendy, lofty space in New York's Soho neighborhood, and also announced the name for its new top-of-...
| May 16, 2014
| 9:15 AM
Federal regulators Friday fined General Motors Corp. the maximum $35 million for delays in recalling vehicles with faulty ignition switches that have been linked to 13 deaths.
The automaker also agreed to what Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 10:40 AM
If you drive a car made in the early 2000s, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wants you to see your dealer -- right now.
The federal agency issued a rare alert Monday, warning that owners of vehicles fitted with airbags made by Takata...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 2:52 PM
Big profits from rising SUV and truck sales in North America helped General Motors nearly double its third-quarter profit and more than offset its struggles in Europe and South America.
On Thursday the automaker posted net income of $1.38 billion, or...
| Oct 20, 2014
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is counseling owners of vehicles affected by the massive Takata airbag recall to act fast to replace their defective airbags. The recall, expanded several times during the year, involves airbags that...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 11:08 AM
General Motors said its general counsel, Michael Millikin, will retire early next year.
Millikin, the top legal officer at the automaker, has come under intense scrutiny for the way his department handled death and injury claims for a defective ignition...