Detroit

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

N.Y. move is not a vote against Detroit

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2014

I read the observations regarding Cadillac in Keith Crain's Oct. 6 column with interest. Without wishing to consume valuable column space elaborating the rationale behind the various changes taking place at Cadillac, I am, however, compelled to respond to some of the issues he has raised....
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KEITH CRAIN

Cadillac is making big mistakes

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2014

Cadillac is an American icon. It is not a German car. It doesn't matter who's running Cadillac or what his background is. Cadillac belongs in Detroit....
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Penske testifies Detroit, like GM, will be cleansed by bankruptcy

1:19 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2014

Detroit can benefit from a trip through bankruptcy, just as GM used court protection to turn itself around, Roger Penske on Friday told the judge weighing whether to approve the city's $7 billion debt-cutting proposal....
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Irma Elder, first woman to own a Ford dealership in Detroit area, dies at 84

1:28 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2014

Irma Elder, CEO of Elder Automotive Group and the first woman to own a Ford dealership in the Detroit area, died today. She was 84....
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KC CRAIN

BLOG: Wrong move for Cadillac -- the creative vibe is in Detroit, not New York

11:28 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2014

It seems like GM is missing a big opportunity in moving Cadillac's headquarters to trendy SoHo in New York. I know I'm biased, but I can't think of many cooler places to have a marketing office than Detroit....
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JAMIE LaREAU

BLOG: How to drive dealers back to Washington, D.C.?

2:03 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2014

Martens Volvo-Volkswagen were the first car dealerships in Washington, D.C. – and the last....
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JESSE SNYDER

BLOG: Why Detroit is a small town, big city for auto dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2014

Detroit's a big city. But if you're in the car biz, the Motor City is a small town, too. Karl Zimmermann's party at George Matick Chevrolet was both big city and small town....
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Cadillac to build unnamed 'top-end' car at Detroit-Hamtramck in late 2015

6:34 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2014

General Motors said today that it will build a new "top-end, high-technology" Cadillac at its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant starting in the fourth quarter of next year. GM declined to name the car, saying only that it would be slotted above the CTS midsize sedan and XTS large sedan....
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Barra says GM continues pursuit of 'zero defect mentality'

12:33 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2014

General Motors CEO Mary Barra told an event here today about being the target of Congress -- and "Saturday Night Live" -- and about befriending billionaire Warren Buffett. But she gave little detail on GM's new Cadillac to be built in Detroit....
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Warren Buffett is bullish on GM, Detroit

3:33 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2014

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said today he is bullish on Detroit and General Motors -- and said he's impressed with CEO Mary Barra....
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Suppliers unveil the future at world car-tech conference

9:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 30, 2014

The upcoming ITS World Congress 2014 in Detroit will highlight the global transportation industry's future of connectivity, safety and automation. The Sept. 7-11 event, which is in Detroit for the first time, is a big step for suppliers, local and global, to introduce the technology that's making up more of their bottom lines....
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Ford's Quick Lane brand buys naming rights to Detroit bowl game

10:23 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2014

Ford's Quick Lane brand of dealership auto service centers will be sponsoring Detroit's new college football bowl game in December at Ford Field. Members of the Ford family also own the NLF's Detroit Lions, organizers of the bowl. Financial terms of the multiyear title sponsorship were not disclosed....
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GM turns to employee bike share program to get around tech campus

10:04 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2014

General Motors introduced a bike sharing program on its 330-acre technical center campus in suburban Detroit....
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Cash surge, lighter batteries power A123 comeback

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2014

A123 Systems LLC is in the midst of a recharge. Despite political opposition, it emerged from bankruptcy last year under the ownership of Chinese supplier conglomerate Wanxiang Group, made sweeping business plan changes and is expected to be cash flow positive for the first time in its history this year....
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Detroit-area dealers struggle with submerged autos, trapped customers

10:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 16, 2014

As the rain fell last Monday afternoon, Pat Presutti, new-car sales manager at Jim Riehl's Friendly Chrysler Jeep in suburban Detroit sent a porter out to check the water level in the back lot where nearly 100 cars were parked. It was only about a half inch deep, but by early evening, dumpsters were floating around in the car lot....
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Chevy renews Dream Cruise sponsorship for 3 more years

3:28 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2014

Chevrolet has signed another three-year contract as presenting sponsor for the Woodward Dream Cruise, which is taking place Saturday north of Detroit on a 16-mile stretch of Woodward Avenue....
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Dodge drops 707-hp supercharged Hellcat engine into 2015 Charger SRT

10:45 am U.S. ET | Aug. 13, 2014

Chrysler Group today unveiled its second car that will be powered by its 707-hp supercharged 6.2-liter Hellcat engine, a 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. The four-door performance sedan will make its public debut at this weekend's Woodward Dream Cruise near Detroit....
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Detroit 3 and others ready to roll at annual Dream Cruise

10:45 am U.S. ET | Aug. 13, 2014

Muscle cars abound at the annual Woodward Dream Cruise outside Detroit -- and this year is no exception. Classic car enthusiasts and gearheads will flock to a 16-mile, four-lane stretch of Woodward Avenue on Saturday, whether it be to cruise in their vintage whips or set up camp along the route to watch the parade of historical wheels....
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Record rainfall in Michigan disrupts Detroit 3 operations

11:38 am U.S. ET | Aug. 12, 2014

Southeast Michigan experienced record rainfall Monday, causing closures or slowdowns at Ford, General Motors and Chrysler plants and tech centers throughout the area....
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2014 MANAGEMENT BRIEFING SEMINARS

Next-gen Chevy Volt to debut at 2015 Detroit auto show

10:54 am U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2014

General Motors will show the next-generation Chevrolet Volt plug-in at the Detroit auto show in January, Chevy's top marketer said today. Tim Mahoney, Chevy's global chief marketing officer, disclosed the plans at the 2014 Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, Mich....
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Toyota gives $1 million to help shield Detroit museum's art from bankruptcy sale, aid pensioners

2:34 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2014

Toyota's North American arm pledged $1 million toward the Detroit Institute of Arts' goal to raise $100 million and help prevent the sale of the museum's collections during Detroit's bankruptcy case and assist city pensioners....
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2014 MANAGEMENT BRIEFING SEMINARS

American Axle plans tech center in Detroit

11:27 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014

American Axle & Manufacturing plans to build a technical center at its Detroit headquarters to develop prototype components and to test manufacturing lines, CEO David Dauch said today....
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Suburban Collection buys BMW, Mercedes dealerships in Ann Arbor

4:08 pm U.S. ET | July 23, 2014

The Suburban Collection has acquired two more Michigan dealerships: BMW of Ann Arbor and Mercedes-Benz of Ann Arbor. The two dealerships were acquired from Sonic Automotive for an undisclosed amount....
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Detroit 3 to shorten, eliminate summer break at some plants

3:45 pm U.S. ET | July 7, 2014

Summer vacation will be shortened or won't come at all for some Detroit 3 assembly plants in the United States as light truck and SUV sales continue to heat up....
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Automakers pledge $26 million to save Detroit art

12:49 pm U.S. ET | June 9, 2014

The Detroit 3 automakers said they will contribute $26 million to help save Detroit's art masterworks from the auction block....
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