Detroit

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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AutoWeb pay-per-click ad startup to expand in Detroit, begin hiring

1:01 pm U.S. ET | May 29, 2014
A Miami-based automotive advertising startup is expanding in Detroit with the launch of its pay-per-click ad platform. AutoWeb is hiring account managers and account executives, said Angel Gambino, founder of The Alchemists Collective LLC, an economic development firm working to build business in Detroit....
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Detroit 3 consider aid to art museum in city's bankruptcy

1:25 pm U.S. ET | May 13, 2014
Detroit's three automakers are mulling a request by the city's art museum to help it raise money for a key component of Detroit's plan to restructure its debt and exit bankruptcy, representatives of the companies said today....
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LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

Can I request a Jeep Gladiator in the plan?

2:06 pm U.S. ET | May 2, 2014
To borrow a line from The Blues Brothers movie a few decades ago, Chrysler Group is “getting the band back together” on Tuesday to reveal its next five-year business plan. So I wonder: Is it too late to put in a request?...
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GM to invest $449 million in plants for next-generation Volt, 2 future products

12:25 pm U.S. ET | April 8, 2014
General Motors plans to invest $449 million at its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant and a battery assembly facility in suburban Detroit to build the next generation Chevrolet Volt and two future vehicles that weren't disclosed....
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GM to upgrade Detroit plant to build next generation Volt, paper says

12:30 pm U.S. ET | April 6, 2014
General Motors plans to invest $450 million at its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant and battery assembly facility to build the next generation Chevrolet Volt, a Detroit newspaper reported....
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Reactions to the death of William Clay Ford Sr.

10:55 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
Here is a compilation of reactions to the death of William Clay Ford Sr.:...
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Ford's Detroit Lions didn't match automaker's turnaround

2:20 pm U.S. ET | March 9, 2014
William Clay Ford Sr. bought the Detroit Lions in 1963 for $4.5 million, but was never able to realize the same successful on-field rebirth with the team that the Ford family's automotive company managed in recent years....
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Union foes tie VW vote to Detroit's woes

8:15 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2014
Union opponents are warning employees that voting for the UAW this week at Volkswagen AG's assembly plant in Chattanooga would bring the kind of economic malaise that crippled Detroit. Balloting ends Friday for about 1,550 workers at the plant where Volkswagen managers pledged to stay neutral before the vote....
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After Obama kudos, supplier executive pushes for hiring incentives

12:33 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 30, 2014
Following a name drop by President Barack Obama during his State of the Union Address Tuesday night, the CEO of a woman-owned Ford parts supplier in Detroit plans to capitalize on the spotlight....
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NICK BUNKLEY

Why Honda's 'pretty great' image of Detroit was so weird

11:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
Today is pretty great -- as long as you drive a Honda Civic and don't live in Detroit. That seemed to be the message of American Honda's latest commercial, or at least that's how some people here in Bankruptville, USA, interpreted it....
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HEADS & TAILS

Detroit auto show sheds some light on cutting-edge design work

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
Some of the industry's best design work was housed in the headlights and taillights of the cars on display at the 2014 Detroit auto show....
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Honda tweaks national Civic ad that spotlighted Detroit's 'pain'

4:29 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2014
Honda has tweaked a national commercial for the Civic compact after the original spot caused an uproar in Detroit for featuring images of protesters outside of a federal court in the bankrupt city....
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JAMIE LaREAU

The Detroit show will stay in the cold weather

11:13 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Metro Detroit is beautiful in the late spring, summer and fall. Yet a large part of the world sees it only during the bleakness of winter when the Detroit auto show takes place....
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DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Mercedes-Benz expects GLA to be hot, scarce

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Mercedes-Benz expects the GLA crossover to be an even bigger seller than its CLA sibling when it goes on sale this fall. That means dealers probably can count on shortages of that vehicle, too, said Steve Cannon, CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA....
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LINDSAY CHAPPELL

Why Detroit’s auto show should be longer -- not shorter

4:02 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2014
Over the past several years, the Detroit auto show has evolved into a neatly compact event that celebrates new cars for about 36 hours, give or take. That’s very efficient. But it's a missed opportunity. The Detroit show ought to be longer -- not shorter....
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JESSE SNYDER

Why economic developers love auto events

3:54 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2014
Wherever auto executives gather, so do people trying to land the next new plant location or retain the car jobs they’ve already won. The economic development folks hit Detroit in droves this week....
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2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Cadillac chief: ATS convertible, wagon on the table

9:37 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
The ATS coupe that Cadillac unveiled here today is the first variant model to spin off from the award-winning compact sedan -- but it won't be the last, Cadillac global chief Bob Ferguson vows....
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2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Corvette Stingray and Chevy Silverado win North American car, truck awards

7:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
Chevrolet's Corvette Stingray and Silverado were named 2014 North American Car and Truck of the Year today by a panel of automotive journalists....
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2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Sexy performance meets 'green' ethic at show

1:38 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2014
To look over the roster of racy new and future vehicles at the 2014 Detroit auto show, the initial impression is that American, European and Asian automakers want to turn back the clock to a time when performance and speed trumped concerns about energy and the environment....
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RICHARD TRUETT

Ford's work with aluminum-bodied vehicles goes back decades

1:06 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2014
Ford's dalliance with aluminum-bodied vehicles goes back at least two decades. The aluminum body of the 2015 F-150 pickup debuting Monday at the Detroit auto show has its roots in the experimental 1993 Mercury Sable AIV (Aluminum Intensive Vehicle) and the Jaguar XJ that came in 2003....
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NICK BUNKLEY

What will Mary say, and where's Krafcik?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2014
New cars and trucks aren't the only things that the thousands of journalists converging on Detroit for the big auto show will be looking for....
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2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Biden, Obama Cabinet members to attend show, report says

1:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2014
Vice President Joe Biden and three members of President Obama’s Cabinet are set to attend the Detroit auto show next week....
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