GM delays next Chevy Cruze by a year, sources say

10:55 am U.S. ET | July 18, 2013
GM has delayed the launch of the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze by a year due to engineering changes and a desire to squeeze more sales from the small car before it is redesigned, people familiar with the company's plans said.... Read More »


Mendel: We're not decamping to Ohio

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 15, 2013
American Honda's John Mendel discussed cars and goals recently with West Coast Editor Mark Rechtin.... Read More »


Nissan spurned by Ohio court in dealer termination case

4:09 pm U.S. ET | June 26, 2013
A state appeals court in Ohio has sided with a local Nissan dealer's argument that Chevrolet's unusual popularity in his market makes Nissan's sales expectations for him unrealistic.... Read More »


Accord Hybrid will be built in Ohio

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 24, 2013
Honda Motor Co. predicts hybrid versions of the Accord sedan will account for less than 10 percent of the nameplate's U.S. sales. But Honda still plans to manufacture the Accord Hybrid in the United States, using hybrid components from Japan.... Read More »


Apollo's second offer to buy Cooper creates new global tire giant

11:59 am U.S. ET | June 13, 2013
Apollo Tyres' $2.5 billion offer to buy Cooper Tire & Rubber, announced this week, wasn't the first time the Indian company tried to acquire the American tire producer. Now the combined company promises to be a major player in the world tire business, with numerous connections to automakers.... Read More »



2 million extra doors was the best call Daimler made during 'marriage of equals'

12:35 pm U.S. ET | May 17, 2013
It's easy to criticize the way Daimler AG ran and ultimately left Chrysler during the disastrous "marriage of equals" era. I know because I've done it on a regular basis. But even the worst marriages can produce spectacular kids -- or in this case, products.... Read More »


Lawsuit claims defects in Ford 3.5-liter V-6 EcoBoost engine

1:07 pm U.S. ET | May 15, 2013
Ford is being sued by three vehicle owners in Ohio because of alleged defects in the automaker's six-cylinder EcoBoost engine.... Read More »


Honda to convert Ohio seat plant for Acura NSX output

11:00 am U.S. ET | May 14, 2013
Honda said today it will invest $70 million to convert a former seat plant here to assemble the next-generation Acura NSX. The plant will be staffed with about 100 specially trained production workers and equipped with robots to build the gasoline-electric hybrid sports car, Honda said.... Read More »


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