Michigan

GM may spend $1 billion to retool landmark Michigan tech center, report says

4:04 pm U.S. ET | April 10, 2015

GM is considering spending as much as $1 billion to renovate its sprawling 60-year-old tech center outside Detroit, Bloomberg reported, citing a person familiar with the plan. Renovations at the landmark would include some new buildings to house 2,500 new hires, mostly in electrical engineering, information technology and software development....
Read More »

GM considers big investments in Michigan tech center

12:00 pm U.S. ET | April 9, 2015

General Motors is considering a multiyear expansion project at its Warren Tech Center in Michigan that would include new buildings, renovations and more jobs....
Read More »

GM to suspend Volt output in May ahead of changeover

12:37 pm U.S. ET | April 9, 2015

GM will halt output of the 2015 Chevrolet Volt late next month, amid high stockpiles and weak sales, to prepare a Michigan plant to build a redesigned version of the plug-in hybrid. The automaker will begin production of the 2016 Volt late this summer....
Read More »

How Faurecia made over a Visteon relic

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22, 2015

Faurecia knew it had a big job converting a castoff Visteon plant it bought in 2012 in Michigan into a profitable operation. But Saline now has three key ingredients for survival: an owner with deep pockets; a loyal customer, Ford; and a pragmatic union....
Read More »

Dirty downside to driverless cars shown in university study

6:50 am U.S. ET | March 12, 2015

Driverless cars better be able to refuel themselves. They'll consume more energy than cars with drivers, according to a new study from the University of Michigan....
Read More »

U.S. light-vehicle fuel economy slips 0.2 mpg in February, report says

3:47 pm U.S. ET | March 4, 2015

The average fuel economy of light vehicles sold in the U.S. decreased 0.2 mpg last month from January, likely because of severe weather in much of the country, according to a monthly report by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute....
Read More »

GM cutting production at 2 plants as car inventory mounts, sources say

11:12 am U.S. ET | Feb. 25, 2015

General Motors is trimming production at two of its car plants amid mounting dealer inventories, an effort to reduce stocks of the Chevrolet Sonic and Camaro, Buick Regal and other models....
Read More »

Supplier Chassix misses 2nd bond payment; creditors concerned

8:46 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2015

After missing a payment of more than $17 million to bondholders this month, Chassix has asked the bondholders to organize and retain advisers -- and a creditor's filing asserts that the company is taking steps toward a possible bankruptcy....
Read More »

Toyota shifts r&d base to Michigan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015

Toyota Motor Corp. is consolidating its North American r&d base in a step that moves it closer to creating the carmaker's first truly self-sufficient product development center outside Japan....
Read More »

GM confirms plans for Chevy Bolt production in Michigan

9:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2015

General Motors confirmed today that it will make a production version of the Chevrolet Bolt concept that it unveiled last month, with plans to build the electric vehicle in Michigan....
Read More »

GM will build Chevy Bolt in Michigan starting in late 2016, report says

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2015

GM plans to begin building the Chevrolet Bolt, its all-new $30,000 electric car, in October 2016 at an underused small-car plant north of Detroit, two supplier sources told Reuters....
Read More »

U.S. fuel economy improves for first time since August, report shows

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 4, 2015

The average fuel economy of light vehicles purchased in the US improved last month for the first time since August, increasing 0.3 mpg, according to a monthly report by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute....
Read More »

Massive snowstorm hampers auto production, cancels shifts

11:37 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015

More than 16 inches of snow pummeled parts of southeast Michigan overnight, causing some Ford, Chrysler and GM assembly plants to cancel shifts for at least part of today....
Read More »

Nexteer eyes brand development with HQ move to suburban Detroit

9:47 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015

Chinese-owned auto supplier Nexteer Automotive, the former Delphi steering unit, is moving its headquarters to suburban Detroit as it seeks to grow its brand recognition....
Read More »

GM to cut production of Chevy Sonic, Buick Verano

11:02 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2015

General Motors is cutting production of its Chevrolet Sonic and Buick Verano small cars amid higher-than-normal inventories, a sign that low gasoline prices could be weakening the sales outlook for small cars....
Read More »

Four former Chrysler dealers could reopen under U.S. appeals court ruling

2:58 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2015

One Las Vegas dealership and three former Detroit area dealerships -- Livonia Chrysler Jeep, Fox Hills Chrysler Jeep and Village Chrysler Jeep -- could get a chance to reopen more than five years after a Chrysler Group LLC decision to close them, according to a federal appeals court ruling....
Read More »

GABE NELSON

BLOG: For once, Detroit's dealers welcome Tesla

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2015

For 10 days in January, throngs of car buffs will walk the floors of Cobo Center at the Detroit auto show, eager to see whatever catches their eye....
Read More »

Average fuel economy in U.S. dips to 25.1 mpg in Dec.

3:26 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2015

With gasoline prices plunging, the average fuel economy of light vehicles purchased in the US in December was down slightly from November, a University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute report said....
Read More »

Toyota to invest $126M to expand powertrain operations, consolidate vehicle development in Mich.

11:10 am U.S. ET | Dec. 18, 2014

Toyota said today that it will invest $126 million to expand its powertrain operations in Ann Arbor, Mich., and consolidate vehicle development operations at a new facility in nearby York Township, Mich....
Read More »

Supplier Brose to invest $97.6M in Detroit area expansion, add 388 jobs

8:21 am U.S. ET | Dec. 17, 2014

Brose North America plans to invest $97.6 million to expand at three locations around Detroit, generating 388 new jobs....
Read More »

Michigan dealer Bill Snethkamp dies at 65

2:03 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2014

Third-generation Chrysler dealer Bill Snethkamp, president of Bill Snethkamp's Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram in Michigan, died Friday. He was 65....
Read More »

Ford, Magna, Verizon commit $2 million to bring 10 transportation-related startups to Detroit

11:06 am U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2014

Ford, Magna, and Verizon are sponsoring what is being billed as Techstars Mobility, Driven by Detroit, an accelerator program to foster innovative transportation-related startups....
Read More »

Minority supplier council names former retail executive as new leader

3:37 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2014

The Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council has hired Michelle Sourie Robinson as its new CEO. She will succeed Louis Green in the nonprofit's top post, starting January 5....
Read More »

October fuel economy static as gas prices drop toward $2 per gallon

3:31 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2014

The average fuel economy of light vehicles purchased in the United States last month remained unchanged from October and likely will remain unchanged in the near term as gasoline prices drop toward $2 per gallon, according to research posted this week....
Read More »

Chinese supplier to hire 176, open plant near Detroit

2:52 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2014

Chinese automotive electronics component supplier Shanghai SIIC Transportation Electric is establishing its first North American operation near Detroit to supply General Motors....
Read More »

Latest digital edition
Digital Edition Archive
Table of Contents
 Automotive News
Special Report
Seattle VW dealer mixes metrics and fun

Seattle VW dealer mixes metrics and fun

Matthew Welch may own Auburn Volkswagen, but the title he cherishes is “chief relationship officer.' Mon., April 13
» Watch the Video
     
News by Brand