General Motors

GREG LAYSON

Unifor using strike at GM to make its political point

4:18 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2017

The strike at GM's Chevrolet Equinox plant in Ingersoll, Ont., could not have come at a better time for Unifor and its outspoken national president Jerry Dias, who is making the most of it.... Read More »

Strike at Chevy Equinox plant pinches GM powertrain output

4:15 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2017

General Motors is reducing production at powertrain factories in Canada and the U.S. as a result of a strike at the Chevrolet Equinox plant in Ontario, now in its fourth day.... Read More »

GM invited to resume negotiations with striking Canadian union

1:49 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2017

The union representing 2,500 striking workers at GM Canada's CAMI assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ont., says it has invited management to get talks rolling again in hopes of reaching a settlement.... Read More »

GM Canada prepares to idle transmission plant if CAMI strike continues, union says

1:45 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2017

GM Canada has warned about 300 workers who make Chevy Equinox transmissions in Ontario they will be laid off soon if the automaker and Unifor can't reach a new contract at the nearby CAMI plant.... Read More »

GM, Unifor talking informally as strike continues, union says

12:19 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2017

GM and Unifor, the union representing about 2,800 striking workers at the CAMI assembly plant, have talked informally over the phone but aren't yet back the bargaining table, a union official said.... Read More »

New York move opens up Cadillac's world

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

Cadillac's New York journey has taken it on helicopter rides to the Hamptons, virtual-reality expeditions at auto dealerships, and forays into the worlds of art and fashion.... Read More »

JOHN IRWIN

Why GM and Unifor won't budge in negotiations

5:11 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

Unifor President Jerry Dias said the strike at General Motors' Ingersoll, Ont., assembly plant could play out for "quite a while." He could be right.... Read More »

FIRST OF A 2-PART SERIES

GM plots next phase of IT overhaul

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

Randy Mott built General Motors' in-house IT team from virtually nothing. Now he must unlock the potential of the operation, bolster GM's bottom line and position it to be a leader in connected and autonomous vehicles.... Read More »

JOHN IRWIN

BLOG: Why GM and Unifor won't budge in negotiations

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

Unifor President Jerry Dias says the Ontario strike could go on for "quite a while." Neither side has much incentive to move from its position.... Read More »

Unifor strike at GM result of 'major philosophical differences'

12:13 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

Canadian workers striking a key GM assembly plant could picket for a long while, Unifor President Jerry Dias said. GM Canada urged Unifor to "resume negotiations."... Read More »

GM's complex relationship with IT

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

General Motors and its information technology operations have had a complicated relationship over the last 30 years.... Read More »

Q&A: UWE ELLINGHAUS

'Let Go' campaign pitches Cadillac as pioneer

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

Cadillac's CMO calls Super Cruise "the perfect product" for showcasing Cadillac's heritage as an innovator.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Workers strike at GM Equinox plant

8:15 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

Workers strike at GM Equinox plant; Ford, Mahindra consider alliance; New CEO at Hyundai Motor America; Cadillac's Big Apple bet; Grim anniversary for VW.... Read More »

PSA factories appear 'more efficient' than Opel plants, Tavares says

Sept. 18, 2017 06:01 CET

PSA factories appear to be more productive than plants operated by the automaker's newly acquired Opel/Vauxhall business, PSA CEO Carlos Tavares said.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Is disclosure form about GM security?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

With General Motors' market about to be inundated by aftermarket manufacturers at levels we haven’t seen before, is it possible its directive to dealers is a stop-gap measure by the company to get a handle on its parts and service revenue stream.... Read More »

No shades of Perot-era drama with IT this time

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

GM has rebuilt its own IT organization rather than rely on third-party vendors and is confident it won't repeat the mistakes of its past.... Read More »

GM struck by Unifor at Equinox plant in Ontario

11:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2017

Canadian workers assembling GM's top-selling crossover are on strike. Unifor Local 88, which represents about 2,750 workers at CAMI Assembly in Ingersoll, Ont., said Sunday night that its bargaining committee was not able to reach a tentative contract with GM.... Read More »

Unifor says 'intense' contract talks progressing at GM's Ontario Equinox plant

7:49 am U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2017

Contract talks between General Motors and Unifor were described by local union leadership as intense but progressing just hours before Sunday night's strike deadline at CAMI Assembly in Ontario.... Read More »

GM's record China deliveries mask muted electric car sales

1:03 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2017

General Motors is delivering millions of cars a year in China, its largest market. That could become a problem if CEO Mary Barra doesn't figure out how to sell more that are electric.... Read More »

PSA's Tavares prepares ground for deep cuts at Opel

Sept. 12, 2017 12:33 CET

PSA CEO Carlos Tavares began preparing the ground for deep cuts to turn around the automaker's newly acquired Opel/Vauxhall business.... Read More »

2017 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

Opel Grandland X will be brand's first mainstream model with plug-in hybrid

Sept. 12, 2017 14:36 CET

Opel's Grandland X will be the brand's first mainstream model to have a plug-in hybrid powertrain variant. The compact crossover will go on sale this month in Europe.... Read More »

Opel engine-testing jobs at risk from regulatory push for EVs, PSA's Tavares says

Sept. 12, 2017 16:47 CET

PSA CEO Carlos Tavares said European policymakers were responsible for the fate of 800 jobs at Opel's engine testing facility in Germany, given that a regulatory push to promote EVs could lead to sweeping job losses.... Read More »

EV competitors stress performance

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2017

Amid the ramp-up of Tesla Model 3 production, competing EV makers are stressing the performance characteristics of their latest models.... Read More »

GM, VW push industry to record supply

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2017

Unusual circumstances at General Motors and Volkswagen have the industrywide supply numbers out of whack.... Read More »

PSA supports EVs for Opel if they are profitable, Tavares tells paper

Sept. 10, 2017 12:51 CET

PSA will support Opel to introduce electric cars but the switch must be profitable for it to be successful, PSA CEO Tavares told a German newspaper.... Read More »

 
Labor gain and strain loom from EV shift

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 24 2017

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Why Volvo picked XC40 to launch VIP service

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson knew long ago that he wanted to do something special with the XC40, which is the first expansion of the Swedish automaker's portfolio since the... ...
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Volvo designer achieves rare feat with XC40

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2017

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With the XC40, Volvo designer Ian Kettle achieved a rare feat. The new SUV's look remains true to th ...
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Zetsche strikes a humble tone for German automakers

Peter Sigal
3:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19 2017

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These have not been the happiest of times for the German auto industry. Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche recently conveyed that message. ...
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How Ghosn will push alliance to 14 million sales

Peter Sigal
8:49 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15 2017

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Renault-Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn wants the alliance to increase vehicle sales by 33 percent to 1 ...
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Ex-BMW design wunderkind Bangle resurfaces and riffs on 'banality'

Richard Johnson
1:01 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 13 2017

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Chris Bangle, the Ohio boy who was all of 36 when he took over as head of BMW design in 1992, is onc ...
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What's really juicing the latest 'armada' of EVs?

Richard Johnson
5:49 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 12 2017

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What exactly did happen around mid-2016 that got automakers around the world recharged and back on t ...
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Daimler reveals the dark secret behind EVs

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 12 2017

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Daimler has revealed the dark secret that explains exactly why the German auto industry has been so ...
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Carlos and Dieter show takes a break

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11 2017

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The “Carlos and Dieter Show” will not take place this year at the Frankfurt auto show. I ...
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Fast-changing Frankfurt

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9 2017

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At the 2015 Frankfurt auto show, Martin Winterkorn was leading VW and GM was predicting Opel was on the verge of finally being profitable. How things have changed. ...
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European sales rose 6% in August
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent in August with Nissan, Renault, Toyota and VW Group's S ...
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W. Europe sales rise 5 percent, lifted by France, Italy, Spain
Western European car sales rose 5 percent in August, lifted by strong demand in France, Italy and Sp ...
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UK sales fall 6% on Brexit, diesel concerns
UK new-car sales fell 6 percent in August, the fifth consecutive monthly decline, as uncertainty ove ...
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German sales hit 8-year high despite big diesel decline
New-car registrations in Germany rose to the highest level in eight years in August despite plunging ...
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Skoda, Dacia among winners as French sales rise 9%
French new-car sales rose 9.4 percent in August, with gains by mass-market brands outpacing the prem ...
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Russia sales increase 19% as market rebound continues
New-car registrations in Russia increased 19 percent in July, the fifth consecutive month of increas ...
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Europe's H1 sales hit post-crisis high; rebound may be losing momentum
Europe's first-half vehicle sales rose by nearly 5 percent despite predictions that the market would ...
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UK sales fall 9% on Brexit uncertainty
UK registrations fell 9 percent in July, the fourth consecutive month of declines. ...
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French sales rise 11% in July on strong mass-market demand
French new-car sales rose 11 percent in July as most mass-market brands enjoyed a significant jump i ...
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Business sales boost Italian car market in July
Business demand helped drive a 5.9 percent increase in new-car sales in Italy last month as registra ...
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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, K ...
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. ...
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche he ...
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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
Surging demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe shows no signs of slowing. Analysts predict the bod ...
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. ...
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interes ...
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising dem ...
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecom ...
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce ...
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as mod ...
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Hyundai recruits BMW exec as Europe marketing chief
Hyundai named former BMW executive Andreas-Christoph Hofmann as its new marketing chief in Europe. ...
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Kia hires ex-BMW designer as styling chief
Kia has hired former BMW and Great Wall designer Pierre Leclercq as its head of styling, in a move e ...
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Nissan manufacturing veteran Martin gets global alliance role
Irishman John Martin is tasked with accelerating the integration of manufacturing and supply strateg ...
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Bentley's new manufacturing boss is VW veteran
Bentley named Peter Bosch, a veteran VW Group executive, as its new manufacturing chief. ...
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Ford recruits industry veteran Vignon as France head
Ford named industry veteran Louis-Carl Vignon to head its France operations. Vignon returns to Ford ...
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Hyundai names new China boss after supplier disputes
Hyundai has appointed Tao Hung Tan as its new chief of China operations. ...
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Aston Martin marketing chief Sproule adds Americas role
Simon Sproule, Aston Martin's global chief marketing officer, has added a new position: chief of the ...
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Fiat Chrysler appoints Keegan to head of N.A. communications
Fiat Chrysler appointed Mike Keegan, a 25-year veteran of the company, to lead communications in North America, a new position. ...
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Volvo names Kerssemakers as Europe boss
Volvo named Lex Kerssemakers as head of its Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Kerssemakers retu ...
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VW shuffles product development team
VW Group is shuffling its product development team as the automaker prepares for a move to future mo ...
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Renault moves Koleos upscale for Europe
Renault is counting on high-end features to make its new Koleos SUV more successful in Europe than t ...
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Ford expands Fiesta family
Ford expects buyers of its new Fiesta subcompact to fall into two categories – previous Fiesta ...
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Mazda makes CX-5 an even better drive
Mazda hopes to boost demand for its CX-5, the brand's top-selling model in Europe, with a new genera ...
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Kia Picanto adds tech but stays small
Kia has bucked the trend that cars grow larger with every new generation by increasing the new Pican ...
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Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic
Volvo hopes that by making its new XC60 bigger, safer and more technologically advanced it will be a ...
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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
Alfa Romeo is betting on the Stelvio and its fun-to-drive characteristics to boost the appeal of wha ...
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
Opel hopes a wide selection of advanced safety equipment in its new Insignia will move the model upm ...
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has b ...
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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
Honda's latest Civic benefited from the largest development program for a single model in the compan ...
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
Mercedes is repositioning its E-class coupe to offer more room and more functionality, promoting the ...
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Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008
Assembly of the second-generation Peugeot 3008 began in June 2016 at PSA's factory in Sochaux, Franc ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Stelvio
Assembly of the first-generation Alfa Romeo Stelvio began in January at the automaker's factory in C ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel Ampera-e
Assembly of the all-new Opel Ampera-e full-electric car began in October 2016 at parent General Moto ...
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Suppliers to the new BMW 5 series
Assembly of the seventh-generation BMW 5 series began in November 2016 at the automaker's factory in ...
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