| 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...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 5:50 PM
General Motors' giant recall scandal looks to have a silver lining for GM dealers — millions of dollars in lucrative repair bills that their service departments can charge back to the nation's biggest automaker.
The car company will pay dealers...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 8:06 AM
Heavy spending to repair more than 6 million vehicles in the first quarter triggered an 88% plunge in General Motors Co. earnings for the period, compared to a year earlier.
The nation’s largest automaker said it earned just $108 million, or 8...
| 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,...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 3:10 PM
General Motors Co is recalling hundreds of thousands of cars over a defect in the parking brake that could cause a fire, a letter by the top U.S. auto safety regulator showed.
The problem occurred with GM's 2013-2015 Cadillac XTS and the 2014-2015...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 11:25 AM
The number of people killed in crashes caused by a faulty ignition switch in older General Motors cars now stands at 19, almost 50% higher than the automaker’s previous estimate, and could rise to well over 100.
That is according to the first...
| 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...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 10:20 AM
Top U.S. automaker General Motors Co has emerged as a heavyweight ally of the wireless carriers battling against stricter Internet traffic rules, with a new letter that linked the issue to wirelessly connected cars.
In a letter to a Federal...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Like many former autoworkers, when Jim Mattson retired, he left the state where he'd spent his life and headed west.
But there was something he missed about Michigan from his RV park in Arizona.
Not the Detroit winters, certainly, nor the abysmal...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 1:00 PM
General Motors has issued a fresh set of vehicle recalls on Cadillacs, Saab SUVs and Chevy Sparks, and told its dealer network to immediately stop selling its brand-new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize pickup trucks.
The new trucks have...