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Cadillac, Buick top service satisfaction rankings for 1st time
1:00 pm U.S. ET | April 9 | UPDATED: 4/10/14 1:40 pm ET - adds GMC point correction
Cadillac overtook Lexus to top a survey of customer satisfaction with luxury dealership service departments, giving General Motors twin victories in a study by JD Power a ...


GM to invest $449 million in plants for next-generation Volt, 2 future products
12:25 pm U.S. ET | April 8 | UPDATED: 4/8/14 3:52 pm ET - adds details
General Motors plans to invest $449 million at its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant and a battery assembly facility in suburban Detroit to build the next generation Chevr ...


The upside of poking fun
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7
Since Ford's video hit the Web in late March, Pashon Murray, founder of composting company Detroit Dirt, said she has been inundated with phone calls and e-mails from med ...


Robbie Diamond
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7
Age: 39

Title: Founder and president, Electrification Coalition

Big break: Helped shape Energy Independence a ...



GM to upgrade Detroit plant to build next generation Volt, paper says
12:30 pm U.S. ET | April 6 | UPDATED: 4/7/14 4:09 pm ET - adds more background
General Motors plans to invest $450 million at its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant and battery assembly facility to build the next generation Chevrolet Volt, a Detroit n ...


Mustang gets new AppLink
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31
Ford Motor Co. says the redesigned 2015 Mustang that goes on sale this fall will be the first vehicle available with the next generation of Ford's AppLink smartphone conn ...


Superior Industries names chair, 2 interim co-CEOs
3:19 pm U.S. ET | March 27
Aluminum wheel supplier Superior Industries International has appointed a new chairman and two interim co-CEOs as it continues to search for a permanent replacement for r ...


Ford Mustang goes high-tech to cast global net
5:58 pm U.S. ET | March 24
Ford has packed the redesigned Mustang with new technologies to boost its global appeal. ...


Superior races time in naming next CEO
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17
Time is ticking on aluminum wheel supplier Superior Industries International Inc. as it searches for its next CEO. ...


Superior Industries races time in naming next CEO
7:42 am U.S. ET | March 14
Time is ticking on aluminum wheel supplier Superior Industries International Inc. as it searches for its next CEO. ...


Tesla may be forced to shut N.J. stores after state commission vote
12:22 pm U.S. ET | March 11 | UPDATED: 3/11/14 5:46 pm ET
Tesla may have to shut down its factory-owned stores in New Jersey starting April 1 after the state's motor vehicle commission on Tuesday adopted new rules on dealership ...


GM uses social media to respond to customer gripes
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 | UPDATED: 3/10/14 12:21 pm ET -- Adds clarification
General Motors has a strategy to deal with consumers' social media gripes about ignition switch defects: search for complaints, respond quickly and assist customers. ...


Corvette recovery draws online gawkers, cartoonists, profit seekers -- even doubters
5:00 pm U.S. ET | March 4
There's nothing like a good old-fashioned Internet conspiracy theory. ...


Lexus' interactive channel lures buyers
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 3
Lexus is offering a new interactive channel through Comcast -- a first in any industry -- that it hopes will entice luxury buyers while providing a new look at the brand. ...


Former Denso exec to plead guilty to price-fixing coverup charge
2:27 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 20
A former Denso executive is expected to serve one year and one day in federal prison after agreeing to plead guilty to one charge of obstruction of justice in the United ...


Lexus keeps J.D. Power dependability crown; GM scores 2 spots in top 5
10:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12 | UPDATED: 2/12/14 12:30 pm - adds full brand rankings
Lexus again is the most dependable auto brand after three years of ownership while two General Motors marques joined the top five, J.D. Power and Associates said today. ...


For executives, Twitter is a chance to serve the brand and show their human side
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10
The Twittersphere is probably the last thing on the mind of new General Motors CEO Mary Barra. ...


Ford social strategy: Listen more, push less
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10
Automotive marketers and sales executives salivate at the idea of influencing the growing contingent of connected consumers on social networks, but Ford's Scott Monty say ...


These auto brands scored big in the Super Bowl
5:11 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 3
Who won the Super Bowl commercial war? Apparently, luxury brands Maserati and Jaguar were victorious in their efforts to get the Ghibli and F-Type on consumers' radars. ...


CarGurus shopping site launches formula to weed out bogus vehicle listings
4:50 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 3
Automotive shopping Web site CarGurus has launched a formula to sniff out potential bait-and-switch listings that lure consumers into dealerships. ...


Ford expands Super Duty capacity at Kentucky plant
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3
Ford Motor Co., with demand for its Super Duty pickups on the rise, plans to boost production capacity of the trucks 15 percent at its Kentucky Truck plant in Louisville. ...


Ford hiking F-series Super Duty output 15%
11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 30
Ford is investing $80 million in its Kentucky Truck plant in Louisville to boost production capacity of Super Duty pickups 15 percent. ...


Self-driving shuttle shows way to autonomous cars
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 24
A French auto robotics company is taking development of autonomous vehicles in a new direction that could lead to public acceptance of the fledgling technology. ...


A new way for self-driving vehicles to win the public's trust?
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 21
A French auto robotics company is taking development of autonomous vehicles in a new direction that could lead to public acceptance of the fledgling technology. ...


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