Fast growth for a showroom ghostMon, 02, May 2016
U.S. sales of full-size vans are increasing eight times faster than the industry average. The growth has commercial vans on track to top half a million sales for the first time ever this year.
Fields: Ford EV will have range near 200 milesMon, 02, May 2016
Ford Motor Co. is developing an electric vehicle with range comparable to the Chevrolet Bolt, Tesla Model 3 and next-generation Nissan Leaf, CEO Mark Fields said.
Inside Google's quest to shape the rules of the driverless roadFri, 29, Apr 2016
Google is mounting a lobbying and public-relations campaign across America to win acceptance for autonomous vehicles and to shape the rules of the driverless road. And the tech giant, one of the first companies to launch a development effort, has emerged as the most visible and assertive lobbyist, with the most ambitious view of how self-driving vehicles should be deployed.
De Nysschen takes the long view on profit marginMon, 02, May 2016
Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen told Reuters in at the Beijing auto show last week that he is targeting an 11 percent operating margin in 10 years for the brand. Of course, GM never reports the profit margins of its units, and de Nysschen declined to give incremental contributions of Cadillac to GM profits before the 10-year mark.
GM China sees strong growth for luxury models and EVsThu, 28, Apr 2016
Chinese consumers' continued preference for luxury brands could help make that country Cadillac's largest global market in the next five to 10 years, the head of General Motors China said today.
Ford plans EV to compete with Chevy Bolt, Tesla Model 3, Fields confirmsThu, 28, Apr 2016
Ford is developing an electric vehicle that would be competitive with the Chevrolet Bolt and Tesla Model 3, CEO Mark Fields said.
2016 Chevrolet CruzeMon, 25, Apr 2016
The redesigned 2016 Cruze that hit showrooms this month is long on interior refinement, with more soft-touch materials and an unusually quiet cabin for the segment.
GM to build new engine line in Tennessee, create 800 jobsWed, 27, Apr 2016
General Motors plans to spend $789 million to prepare its Spring Hill, Tenn., plant for production of a new engine program, creating nearly 800 jobs, GM said today.
Automakers face deadline to challenge deposition orders in supplier price-fixing litigationWed, 27, Apr 2016
General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota and other automakers by next week must decide if they will challenge an order that they give depositions in the massive Detroit civil lawsuit alleging price-fixing in the supply chain.
Sonic Q1 net rises 4.7% on parts and service, F&I; revenue flatTue, 26, Apr 2016
Sonic Automotive reported net income rose 4.7 percent to $14.6 million in the first quarter from a year earlier. Despite the narrow gain, the auto retailer reported a decline in gross profits on new and used vehicles amid weaker new-vehicle sales.
Cadillac targets 11% operating margin in 10 yearsMon, 25, Apr 2016
Cadillac is targeting an 11 percent operating margin in 10 years, brand President Johan de Nysschen said today in an interview with Reuters, laying out a timeline for the long-term turnaround.
Chevrolet remembers Prince with full-page adsFri, 22, Apr 2016
When legendary musician Prince died on Thursday, Chevrolet tweeted out a picture of a red, 1963 Corvette -- a nod to his hit 1982 song “Little Red Corvette.” Chevrolet also ran full page ads in Friday newspapers across the country, including The New York Times, The Detroit News and The Star Tribune. Here's a roundup of reaction from social media.