Sales advance 3.5% on fatter deals, truck volume; SAAR rebounds to 17.42MTue, 03, May 2016
Led by gains at Honda, Nissan, Toyota, Fiat Chrysler and Ford, U.S. light-vehicle sales increased 3.5 percent to 1.506 million in April, a record for the month. After a lackluster March that disappointed some automakers, April produced solid gains across the industry, with fatter deals and light trucks driving volume higher.
Ford preps new engine, transmission for '17 F-150 Raptor, 3.5-liter EcoBoost modelsTue, 03, May 2016
More pieces of the Ford F-150 puzzle are coming together. The redesigned 2015 F-150 received aluminum body panels instead of steel. For 2017, two models will get a new powertrain.
GM sales drop 3.5% as rental sales slide; retail deliveries rise 12th straight monthTue, 03, May 2016
GM's April sales fell 3.5 percent, amid another big drop in deliveries to rental companies. GM sold 259,557 vehicles last month. Its retail sales rose for the 12th straight month, up 3.3 percent, to 200,656, driven by strong demand for pickups and SUVs.
GMC's redesigned '18 Terrain ditches toaster profileTue, 03, May 2016
The next-generation GMC Terrain will lose its toaster-shaped silhouette, new spy photos indicate. Pictures of a camouflaged Terrain caught in testing show the compact crossover adopting a sleeker, less-upright shape with a raked windshield and what looks to be a lower roofline.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.