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FCA agrees to invest $1 billion more in Mich. to receive maximum tax credits

2:24 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2015

Fiat Chrysler must invest an additional $1 billion in Michigan by 2029 to receive the maximum amount of state tax credits it is entitled to under a modified agreement approved by a state board today.... Read More »

GM contract may yield flat per-vehicle labor costs even with hourly raises, study says

10:49 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015

General Motors' labor costs per vehicle may decline slightly under the proposed four-year contract with its U.S. union that calls for across-the-board raises, according to the Center for Automotive Research.... Read More »

Daimler to invest $375 million to build diesel engines near Detroit

10:59 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015

The head of Daimler's commercial truck operation said the company will invest $375 million at a complex near Detroit to build diesel engines for medium duty trucks, expanding a strategy of building and selling trucks, engines, transmissions and axles as a package.... Read More »

UAW 'optimistic' Ford deal will gain approval despite setbacks

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

UAW Vice President Jimmy Settles today urged the union’s members to vote for the tentative contract with Ford Motor Co. and said he’s “optimistic” the agreement will be approved despite key “no” votes in recent days.... Read More »

Ford contract rejected at 2 more plants; UAW leaders scramble to win approval

6:16 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

UAW leaders are scrambling to save a proposed contract with Ford after workers at two large assembly plants overwhelmingly voted against it Tuesday. Members of UAW Local 862 in Louisville rejected the tentative agreement by a 2-1 margin.... Read More »

Ford's Nigerian plant turns out first vehicle

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2015

Ford's new Nigerian assembly plant has built its first model and will produce an initial 10 vehicles a day for the domestic market, the carmaker said today.... Read More »

Ford workers in Kansas City reject UAW deal

12:19 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

UAW workers at one of the Ford plants that produces the F-150 pickup voted to reject the tentative labor deal between the automaker and the union.... Read More »

Nissan joins Toyota, Honda in dropping Takata airbag inflators

12:24 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 7, 2015

Nissan joined Toyota and Honda in saying they won't use key components made by Takata, as more automakers distance themselves from the airbag supplier whose defective devices are behind the biggest ever automotive safety recall.... Read More »

GM, UAW deal on narrow road to approval as votes roll in

1:53 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 5, 2015

GM's tentative four-year pact with the UAW appears to be on the path to ratification after key union locals at major plants voted in favor of it, according to public postings and media reports over the last few days.... Read More »

Chinese-backed startup targets Tesla with $1 billion U.S. plant

11:52 am U.S. ET | Nov. 5, 2015

Faraday Future, the startup backed by Chinese billionaire Jia Yueting, has big dreams of taking on Tesla Motors, starting with a $1 billion investment in a new U.S. factory that will build electric cars starting in 2017.... Read More »


BLOG: Ending Tier 2 will put UAW-GM deal over the top

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2015

After a decade of concessions and a declining standard of living, UAW-represented workers at GM generally are not happy with their tentative four-year labor deal. But I believe they will ratify the contract this week -- probably with a 55 percent margin.... Read More »

Automakers' Mexico plants were spared as Patricia weakened

3:51 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2015

Automakers with plants in Mexico are breathing a sigh of relief after Hurricane Patricia, at one point the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere, passed through the country with only minimal effects on production and logistics.... Read More »


BLOG: In Trump vs. Ford, truth is the loser

1:08 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2015

Never one to let facts stand in the way of a good victory lap, Donald Trump wants credit for a decision Ford made four years ago. Trump on Sunday claimed Ford had canceled plans to invest $2.5 billion building plants in Mexico and instead would do the work in Ohio.... Read More »


A strike at GM would potentially cost $1.1 billion a week

8:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 25, 2015

A UAW strike of General Motors, perhaps as early as midnight tonight, could potentially cost the automaker at least $1.1 billion a week in lost revenue and exacerbate shortages of some hot-selling models.... Read More »


BLOG: GM's product plans create bargaining chips for UAW talks

8:52 am U.S. ET | Oct. 24, 2015

Product commitments are valuable bargaining chips in UAW contract talks. And General Motors has a lot of them -- most imprinted with a Cadillac badge.... Read More »

UAW files for VW recognition of 165 workers in Tennessee

3:10 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 23, 2015

The UAW said it filed for an election by 165 skilled trades workers at the Volkswagen AG auto plant in Chattanooga, Tenn.... Read More »

GM to eliminate shift at small-car plant in Michigan

1:45 am U.S. ET | Oct. 23, 2015

General Motors will lay off about 500 workers at the assembly plant where the Chevrolet Sonic is built, the latest symptom of sagging demand for small cars as consumers buy more crossovers and SUVs.... Read More »

GM will be next negotiating target for the UAW, union says

3:07 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 22, 2015

The UAW said it will pivot to General Motors for its next round of bargaining following Fiat Chrysler Automobiles workers' ratification today of a new four-year contract. The UAW "will pursue a contract for UAW-GM members in the next round of Big Three bargaining as negotiations continue at Ford," the union said in a statement.... Read More »

GM to add second shift, 1,200 jobs at Detroit-Hamtramck plant

8:15 am U.S. ET | Oct. 22, 2015

General Motors is adding a second shift -- about 1,200 workers -- at its Detroit-Hamtramck plant to meet future demand for the five vehicles made there, including the redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid that rolls out in coming weeks.... Read More »

Honda delays plans for $822 million China plant, citing slowdown

6:36 am U.S. ET | Oct. 22, 2015

Honda will delay the construction of a planned $822 million plant in China as demand slows in the world’s largest auto market.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler labor contract ratified with 77 percent support from UAW members

10:05 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 21, 2015

UAW-represented workers at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles approved a new four-year agreement with the carmaker after negotiators revised a rejected, earlier deal that failed to provide a pathway for entry-level Tier 2 workers to achieve full pay. The final count was 77 percent in favor, the union said in a statement today following two days of voting.... Read More »

GM, LG form broad partnership for Bolt EV

3:43 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 20, 2015

General Motors has forged a broad partnership with LG for the development of the Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle, sourcing everything from battery cells and electric motors to the infotainment system from the Korean company.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler to end Viper production in 2017, labor deal says

1:19 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 15, 2015

The Viper, Dodge's all-American exotic sports car launched nearly a quarter-century ago to much acclaim, will end production in 2017, according to details contained in Fiat Chrysler's new contract with the UAW.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler could double use of temp workers under new UAW contract, report says

1:26 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles can double its use of lower-paid temporary staffers under a new labor agreement being voted on by the UAW, two people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.... Read More »

21 suppliers named PACE Award finalists

10:50 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

Twenty-eight innovations from 21 different automotive suppliers have been named finalists for the 2016 Automotive News PACE Awards.... Read More »

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