PSA unions voiced concern over a deeper tie-up plan with GM that sources say the French carmaker is seeking to revive. Such a move would require major capacity cuts and face serious obstacles, analysts also said.
Volvo's plan to build a second Chinese production plant in Daqing has been approved by the government, according to city authorities. The automaker's first plant in Chengdu will begin building a stretched variant of the S60 later this year, according to local media reports.
The battle in six-cylinder pickups takes an interesting twist this fall with the launch of the 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor and the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel. Both trucks feature turbocharged V6 engines, but take different approaches to reach different segments of the full-size pickup audience.
Billionaire megadealer Norman Braman has settled his two-tier pricing lawsuit against General Motors. The end of the lawsuit will dash many dealers' hopes for a precedent-setting legal blow against manufacturer facility programs. Settlement terms were not available.
After 40 years of covering all aspects of the auto industry as a reporter, columnist, commentator and editor, Automotive News Executive Editor Edward Lapham retired in June. In recent years, Lapham has done a quirky and popular end-of-show commentary on Friday afternoon broadcasts of AutoNews Now.
Chrysler Group's vehicle sales in the United States rose in June, extending the automaker's streak of monthly increases. "We will achieve our 39th consecutive month of year-over-year sales growth," Reid Bigland, Chrysler's head of sales, told reporters today.
GM's new worldwide Chevrolet brand chief, Alan Batey, says he will spend more time on product development to help establish the brand globally. "There will be changes in the way we look at product and the way we look at our global programs," Batey said today in an interview.