Michigan

McLaren to open store near Detroit

11:49 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2018
McLaren is expanding its retail footprint in the United States by partnering with one of the largest dealership groups in the country, the Suburban Collection, for a new store near Detroit.

GM investing $175M to build next-gen Cadillac sedans

12:30 pm U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
General Motors is investing $175 million in a mid-Michigan plant to build two of Cadillac's next-generation sedans.

Flex-N-Gate unit to build bumpers for Ford Ranger

11:46 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2018
A unit of Illinois supplier Flex-N-Gate has acquired a facility in central Michigan to stamp bumpers for the upcoming Ford Ranger midsize pickup.

Former Ford plant site's remaining 182 acres sold after litigation settled

12:33 pm U.S. ET | May 16, 2018
A Cleveland-based company has purchased the remaining 182 acres of the Ford's Wixom assembly plant site near Detroit after the automaker settled federal litigation over the land.

Title violations for Michigan Chevy dealership lead to suspension, then stay

2:44 pm U.S. ET | May 14, 2018
A Michigan Chevy dealership was granted an emergency stay to continue selling vehicles despite a 15-day suspension it received based on customer complaints and numerous title-processing violations.

Ferrari dealership in Michigan completes $5 million expansion

8:34 am U.S. ET | May 13, 2018
The only Ferrari dealership in Michigan showed off a $5 million expansion when it opened for business Monday inside a 53,000-square-foot store in the Detroit suburbs.

Investigation continues into cause of fire at magnesium products supplier

4:23 pm U.S. ET | May 4, 2018
The cause of the fire that ripped through a Meridian Magnesium Products plant in Michigan has yet to be determined and it's unclear when the plant will be fully back online.

Ford temporarily halts production at Flat Rock plant following worker injury

2:03 pm U.S. ET | May 4, 2018
Production was temporarily halted overnight at Ford's Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan after a worker's leg got pinned in machinery.

Fire, explosions rip through instrument panel plant in Michigan

2:37 pm U.S. ET | May 2, 2018
A massive fire broke out early Wednesday at an automotive interiors plant in Michigan, injuring two workers, reports say.

Gentex Q1 net income up 14 percent despite production glitch

3:53 pm U.S. ET | April 23, 2018
Gentex said its first-quarter net income surged 14 percent from a year earlier as the mirror and electronics supplier managed to boost mirror deliveries despite a production glitch.

GM offers in-dash fuel payments in 3-city pilot program

11:30 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2018
The feature is being piloted in roughly 1 million Chevrolet vehicles at select Shell stations in the Detroit, Seattle and Houston metropolitan areas.

Aisin Group keeps spending in Michigan

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 9, 2018
Aisin is expanding its Michigan testing grounds for the seventh time, and the results -- benefiting others, too -- could help stir industry growth for the region.

Buffett-owned tooling supplier expands suburban Detroit operation

10:56 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2018
Berkshire eSupply, a tooling supplier acquired by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway last year, is planning to build a $45 million headquarters in Michigan that could create 240 new jobs.

Ford to retool Michigan Assembly in May-October for Ranger, Bronco

6:33 pm U.S. ET | March 2, 2018
Roughly 2,000 hourly UAW workers will go on temporary layoff from May 7 until Oct. 22, Ford said in a state-mandated notice.

Dodge program prompts expansion at Grupo Antolin's Michigan plant

9:27 am U.S. ET | Feb. 28, 2018
Grupo Antolin has received approval for an expanded state grant for its plans to hire an additional 210 workers to handle a Dodge program at its suburban Detroit auto interiors plant.

Dates for 2019 Detroit auto show announced

10:21 am U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2018
The 2019 Detroit auto show will begin Monday, Jan. 14, with press preview days, and end its public show Sunday, Jan. 27.

Ford tests Focus prototype in U.S. ahead of China launch

12:05 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2018
Ford is testing prototypes of the redesigned 2020 Focus compact car on U.S. roads 18 months ahead of the car's production launch in China.

GM picks Mich. plant to build new Silverado diesel engine

1:57 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2018
The new turbodiesel engine coming in the redesigned 2019 Chevrolet Silverado will be manufactured in a General Motors engine plant in Flint, Mich.

Michigan dealer auctions off rights to 2018 Dodge Challenger Demon

3:10 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2018
A Michigan dealer group auctioned off the rights to purchase a 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, raising a total of $14,700 for local charities.

Average U.S. fuel economy down 0.2 mpg in December from a month earlier

1:39 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2018
The average fuel economy for new cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. in December fell 0.2 mpg from November to 25.0 mpg, a monthly report said.

Great Wall unit to open r&d center near Detroit

3:59 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 19, 2017
American Haval Motor Technology, a unit of China's Great Wall Motor, plans to spend $3.51 million building an r&d center in the Detroit suburb of Farmington Hills, Mich.

Average U.S. fuel economy falls 0.1 mpg in November

2:56 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 7, 2017
The average fuel economy of new light vehicles in the U.S. in November fell to 25.0 mpg, down 0.1 mpg from October.

Ford EV moving to Mexico to make room for autonomous vehicles in Mich.

9:15 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 6, 2017
Ford is moving planned production of an electric crossover with a 300-mile range to Mexico from Michigan to make way for additional investment on autonomous vehicles in its home state.

Ohio firm eyes major steel plant in Michigan to serve automakers

3:40 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2017
An Ohio steel technology firm is eyeing nearly 1,000 acres of rural Michigan farmland to build a massive steel plant along Interstate 69. GM and Tesla may have interest in the project.

GM sued over groundwater pollution near Michigan proving ground

3:26 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2017
Six residents near GM's Milford Proving Ground in Michigan filed a lawsuit blaming the automaker for decades of sodium chloride contamination of groundwater.

 
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Why BMW's new 3 series needs to up its game

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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6 2018

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Why Chinese cars, crossovers should worry Europe's brands

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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2018

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