Nick Bunkley

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Recent articles

Higher UAW wages will push Detroit 3 to find cost solutions

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 29
New UAW contracts give workers the biggest gains they've seen in years and will likely force the Detroit 3 to search for ways to trim costs to avoid hurting their bottom ...

Lincoln's mission: 'Core segments first'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23
In 2016, Lincoln will have a new face, its most powerful car ever, a revived Continental and a chance to top 100,000 U.S. sales for the first time since 2008. ...

Volvo on fast track to 100,000 sales target

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23
Volvo Cars of North America, on track for its first annual U.S. ...

Detroit shifts car output to Mexico

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16
Ford and Fiat Chrysler are essentially giving up on trying to build mass-market cars profitably in the United States, instead shifting most production of those nameplates ...

From rocket scientist to car guy

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 8
Last year, Ken Washington left his career as a rocket scientist in Silicon Valley to join a car company in Detroit. ...

Ford's big promotion: A prelude to a fight?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 1
Ford's “Friends & Neighbors” sales event, which runs through Jan. 4, is likely to spark similar offers from rivals, analysts say, closing out 2015 with one of ...

Breaking through? Ford wants profit surge

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26
After the overhaul of some of its most important vehicles cut into Ford's earnings for the past year and a half, this week's third-quarter financial report represents CEO ...

Ford general counsel, European manufacturing chief retiring amid executive shuffle

11:24 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20
Ford's general counsel and head of European manufacturing are retiring at the end of the year, part of a series of management changes the automaker announced today. ...

18 million selling rate comes with rising transaction prices

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5
The U.S. auto industry's sizzling summer appears not to have quenched demand -- a sign that today's sales numbers are being achieved without many of the sins of the past. ...

Ford, UAW resolve dispute at F-150 plant, ending strike threat

12:15 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3
The UAW late Friday called off its threat to strike a key Ford plant after settling a localized contract dispute with the company. ...

Ford adds overtime at Michigan F-150 plant as Missouri strike deadline nears

11:44 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2
Ford canceled a planned overtime shift this weekend at its F-150 plant in Missouri, where workers threaten to strike as soon as Sunday, and is diverting frames for the pi ...

Toyota rises 16 percent, seeks more truck output

UPDATED: 10/1/15 7:47 pm ET -- correction
Toyota Motor Sales posted a 16 percent year-over-year U.S. sales increase last month that resulted in its best September since 2007. ...

Ford scores biggest gain since 2010

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1
Ford Motor Co. achieved its largest year-over-year U.S. sales increase in almost five years, posting a 23 percent gain for September. ...

Ford to feature Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson in service ad campaign

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1
Chevrolet may be “like a rock,” but Ford now has “The Rock” on its side. ...

Ford recalls new F-150s for cruise control glitch, older Windstars for rear axle problem

11:57 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30
Ford Motor is recalling about 37,000 of the current-generation F-150s because the adaptive cruise control can be fooled by other trucks on the road and 342,000 Windstar m ...

Ford faces UAW strike threat at F-150 factory

7:14 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 29
About 7,000 UAW members at a Missouri plant that builds the highly profitable Ford F-150 could go on strike as soon as Sunday because Ford has refused to negotiate terms ...

Ford F-series Super Duty: Steel frame, aluminum body for '17

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28
Ford's aluminum-bodied F-series Super Duty pickup will be up to 350 pounds lighter than the current generation but offer increased towing and hauling capabilities. ...

Ford F-series Super Duty adopts aluminum body, slims down for 2017

UPDATED: 9/24/15 11:06 am US ET - adds gallery
The first-ever aluminum-bodied Ford F-series Super Duty pickup will be up to 350 pounds lighter than the current generation but offer increased towing and hauling capabil ...

VW could be only major automaker with Sept. U.S. sales decline, analysts predict

UPDATED: 9/25/15 1:40 pm ET - adds LMC forecast
VW could be the only major automaker to report a U.S. sales decline in what could be the strongest September in 15 years, two forecasts said today. A third forecast said ...

Ford Focus' horsepower and price double for the 2016 RS

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21
Starting at $36,605 including shipping, the Focus RS hatchback will bring Ford's top-selling global nameplate to a new level of profitability as well as performance when ...

Ford opts to market utility vehicles together

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21
Ford plans to market four vehicles - the Escape, Edge, Explorer and Expedition - under the theme “Be Unstoppable. ...

After GM settlement, an unsettled feeling

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19
The known financial toll to GM for hiding a deadly safety defect now exceeds $2.3 billion. ...

Criminal charges still possible for some GM employees, U.S. says

3:49 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 17
Federal prosecutors today announced a $900 million fine against General Motors and said they have ruled out criminal charges against some -- but not all -- of the 15 GM e ...

GM sets aside $575 million for death and injury settlements

UPDATED: 9/17/15 11:40 am ET - adds details
GM said it will take a $575 million charge in the third quarter to settle 1,380 death and injury claims related to 2014 recalls, as well as a class-action lawsuit filed b ...

In this round of UAW talks, a high number of anxious new hires

1:44 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 15
The last time that such a large proportion of the UAW membership was new to the contract negotiation process was probably when the UAW was created eight decades ago. ...