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Biden touts Detroit’s resurgence in Motor City appearance

Filed under: Detroit Auto Show, Government/Legal, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Ford, GM, Celebrities

The downside of being the Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden says, is that he’s not allowed to drive anymore.

A chauffer might suit most politici…

Detroit Three autoworkers could get huge bonuses

Filed under: Chrysler, Ford, GM, Earnings/Financials, UAW/Unions

For a long time, being a line worker for one of the Detroit Three has meant living with an uncertain future. With the health of American automakers on the rise, though, things are also s…

Volkswagen could outsell GM in China for the first time in nine years

Filed under: Car Buying, China, Ford, GM, Toyota, Volkswagen

As of the end of November, Volkswagen had sold 70,000 more cars than General Motors in China in 2013, making it appear inevitable that VW will outsell GM there. The feat would return the Ger…

DoJ fines Japanese parts firms $740M in massive automotive price-fixing scandal

Filed under: Government/Legal, Japan, Plants/Manufacturing, Chrysler, Ford, GM, Toyota

Nine Japanese suppliers have pleaded guilty in US court over charges of price fixing in the automotive parts industry, resulting in the Department of Justice doling…

Police are choosing SUVs over sedans with greater frequency

Filed under: SUV, Government/Legal, Work, Crossover, Dodge, Ford, GM, Police/Emergency

Our report on the newly EcoBoosted Ford Police Interceptor Utility (Explorer to the rest of us), had a segment on the need for more space in police vehicles, due to…

Renault COO Tavares dreams of running GM or Ford

Filed under: Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Ford, GM, Renault

What do you do if you’re in a job with no upward mobility? Admittedly, most of us just stick it out while secretly hoping our boss is sacked for all those paperclips he’s been swiping, netting us…

China takes lead as GM’s No. 1 market

Filed under: Car Buying, China, Ford, GM

It’s happened. General Motors’ biggest vehicle market – at least in terms of new model sales – is China. According to TheDetroitBureau.com, GM and its various Chinese joint venture operations enjoyed a 10.6-per…

Ford F-150 bumps Camry from top of Cars.com American Made Index

Filed under: Car Buying, Truck, Chrysler, Ford, GM, Honda, Toyota

With July 4th just around the corner, what better time could there be for Cars.com to announce that the Ford F-150 is the Most American car of 2013? This may be especially true since it…

Pickup prices rising at 2x industry average

Filed under: Car Buying, Truck, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Ford, GM, Earnings/Financials, Ram

We’ve said it before, but bears repeating: Pickup trucks are the financial engines of America’s automakers. Good thing, then, that the segment is in rude health – …

Automakers donating money, vehicles and supplies to Oklahoma tornado relief effort

Filed under: Etc., Chrysler, Ford, GM, Honda, Toyota, Volkswagen

Judging by the destruction the Oklahoma City area experienced earlier this week, residents are going to need a lot of help in coming months. Fortunately, a number of automakers – includi…

Ford and Chrysler reducing summer plant shutdowns

Filed under: Plants/Manufacturing, Chrysler, Ford, GM

Most domestic automaker assembly plants traditionally take a couple of weeks off during the summer. The shutdowns give each plant time for much needed repairs and maintenance, and in some cases, he…

American automakers fall in latest Fortune 500 rankings

Filed under: Ford, GM, Earnings/Financials

Not that it means anything beyond bragging rights, but if you’re fixated on the positions of domestic automakers on the annual Fortune 500 list, both General Motors and Ford are still on it but they’ve slippe…

Detroit automakers gain Q1 market share simultaneously for first time in 20 years

Filed under: Chrysler, Ford, GM, Earnings/Financials

While monthly sales figures might be an easy way of tracking the progression of the auto industry and individual automakers, looking at market share might be more indicative of how each company is a…

Detroit automakers all gain marketshare together for first time in 20 years

Filed under: Chrysler, Ford, GM, Earnings/Financials

While monthly sales figures might be an easy way of tracking the progression of the auto industry and individual automakers, looking at market share might be more indicative of how each company is a…