Nick Bunkley

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18 million selling rate comes with rising transaction prices

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5
The U.S. auto industry's sizzling summer appears not to have quenched demand -- a sign that today's sales numbers are being achieved without many of the sins of the past. ...

Ford, UAW resolve dispute at F-150 plant, ending strike threat

12:15 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3
The UAW late Friday called off its threat to strike a key Ford plant after settling a localized contract dispute with the company. ...

Ford adds overtime at Michigan F-150 plant as Missouri strike deadline nears

11:44 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2
Ford canceled a planned overtime shift this weekend at its F-150 plant in Missouri, where workers threaten to strike as soon as Sunday, and is diverting frames for the pi ...

Toyota rises 16 percent, seeks more truck output

UPDATED: 10/1/15 7:47 pm ET -- correction
Toyota Motor Sales posted a 16 percent year-over-year U.S. sales increase last month that resulted in its best September since 2007. ...

Ford scores biggest gain since 2010

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1
Ford Motor Co. achieved its largest year-over-year U.S. sales increase in almost five years, posting a 23 percent gain for September. ...

Ford to feature Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson in service ad campaign

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1
Chevrolet may be “like a rock,” but Ford now has “The Rock” on its side. ...

Ford recalls new F-150s for cruise control glitch, older Windstars for rear axle problem

11:57 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30
Ford Motor is recalling about 37,000 of the current-generation F-150s because the adaptive cruise control can be fooled by other trucks on the road and 342,000 Windstar m ...

Ford faces UAW strike threat at F-150 factory

7:14 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 29
About 7,000 UAW members at a Missouri plant that builds the highly profitable Ford F-150 could go on strike as soon as Sunday because Ford has refused to negotiate terms ...

Ford F-series Super Duty: Steel frame, aluminum body for '17

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28
Ford's aluminum-bodied F-series Super Duty pickup will be up to 350 pounds lighter than the current generation but offer increased towing and hauling capabilities. ...

Ford F-series Super Duty adopts aluminum body, slims down for 2017

UPDATED: 9/24/15 11:06 am US ET - adds gallery
The first-ever aluminum-bodied Ford F-series Super Duty pickup will be up to 350 pounds lighter than the current generation but offer increased towing and hauling capabil ...

VW could be only major automaker with Sept. U.S. sales decline, analysts predict

UPDATED: 9/25/15 1:40 pm ET - adds LMC forecast
VW could be the only major automaker to report a U.S. sales decline in what could be the strongest September in 15 years, two forecasts said today. A third forecast said ...

Ford Focus' horsepower and price double for the 2016 RS

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21
Starting at $36,605 including shipping, the Focus RS hatchback will bring Ford's top-selling global nameplate to a new level of profitability as well as performance when ...

Ford opts to market utility vehicles together

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21
Ford plans to market four vehicles - the Escape, Edge, Explorer and Expedition - under the theme “Be Unstoppable. ...

After GM settlement, an unsettled feeling

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19
The known financial toll to GM for hiding a deadly safety defect now exceeds $2.3 billion. ...

Criminal charges still possible for some GM employees, U.S. says

3:49 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 17
Federal prosecutors today announced a $900 million fine against General Motors and said they have ruled out criminal charges against some -- but not all -- of the 15 GM e ...

GM sets aside $575 million for death and injury settlements

UPDATED: 9/17/15 11:40 am ET - adds details
GM said it will take a $575 million charge in the third quarter to settle 1,380 death and injury claims related to 2014 recalls, as well as a class-action lawsuit filed b ...

In this round of UAW talks, a high number of anxious new hires

1:44 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 15
The last time that such a large proportion of the UAW membership was new to the contract negotiation process was probably when the UAW was created eight decades ago. ...

Ford, Alcoa plan to replace more steel with aluminum in F-150

UPDATED: 9/14/15 8:15 pm ET - new story
Ford said it would begin using a new type of aluminum from supplier Alcoa to make some parts for the F-150 pickup later this year, in a step toward eventually replacing m ...

Lincoln's new ads spotlight MKX as McConaughey goes silent

UPDATED: 9/10/15 9:56 am ET - adds videos, links
Matthew McConaughey is back in another round of commercials for Lincoln, but this time, he lets the product do all the talking. ...

Internal consolidation and streamlining

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7
The Ford Motor Co. that Alan Mulally took charge of in 2006 was a dizzying jumble of eight brands and numerous regional fiefdoms. ...

Ford's U.S. retail volume best since '06

1:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 1
Ford Motor Co. had its best retail-sales month since March 2006 in August, selling 183,467 vehicles in the U.S. ...

Ford feels push to return to midsize trucks

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29
Ford and its dealers have become restless on the sidelines as General Motors sells every midsize pickup it can build and Jeep makes bank month after month. ...

Sales may dip for first time in 19 months

UPDATED: 8/27/15 2:39 pm ET - adds detail
Monthly U.S. auto sales are expected to fall for the first time in 19 months in August, but analysts say it's a blip caused by a later-than-usual Labor Day rather than a ...

Ford, UAW in talks to revive Ranger sales, output in U.S.

UPDATED: 8/26/15 11:55 am ET - adds Bronco concept photo
Ford is in discussions with the UAW about bringing the Ranger midsize pickup and Bronco SUV back to the U.S. market, according to media reports and a person with knowledg ...

Market slump casts shadow over how U.S. sales will finish August

UPDATED: 8/24/15 5:31 pm ET - adds details
Slumping stock markets could make it tough for dealerships to hit their August targets for U.S. new-vehicle sales, rattling consumers who might be on the fence about maki ...
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