Truck triangleJuly 9
The Guanajuato factory being built in Mexico is the final piece in a three-plant, two-country triangle that will boost production of the segment-leading Tacoma and full-size Tundra pickups. It will also pave the way for new products and economies of scale, Toyota executives said.
Car collapseJuly 2
Just five years ago, U.S. vehicle sales were evenly split: 50 percent cars and 50 percent light trucks. Now, trucks outsell cars by a ratio of more than 2-to-1, and there's no sign of a car rebound anytime soon.
With Camry sales rising, Toyota sees chance to get stronger as rivals drop outJune 30
Ford finally had a hit car, but at wrong timeJuly 1
GM sees opportunity in surrendered territoryJuly 2
GRAPHIC: Declining cars, rising light trucks in the United StatesJuly 2
Automakers are on pace to sell about 5.3 million cars this year, which would be the fewest since 1958. Here are graphic illustrations of how light-truck popularity in the United States is eating away at new-car sales.
GM starting second Silverado, Sierra shift in Oshawa to meet demandJune 12
Mitsubishi ponders a midsize pickupJune 4
FCA, Ford, Honda, Hyundai-Kia, trucks drive industry gainJune 1
Led by strong Jeep sales at FCA and smaller gains at Ford, Honda, Hyundai-Kia and the VW brand, U.S. new-vehicle sales jumped 4.7 percent last month behind robust light-truck demand and holiday deals. The SAAR for May totaled 16.91 million.
Downsized engines a test for GM pickupsMay 21
U.S. sales slip in April; SAAR remains healthyMay 1
U.S. auto sales fell about 4.8 percent in April on weaker car and fleet volume, and two fewer selling days, but the pace of sales remained strong as the spring selling season continued to unfold with some gusto.
Pickup downtime hits GM earningsApril 30
General Motors' net income and operating profit sank in the first quarter because of reduced full-size pickup production, a restructuring in Korea and other costs. For the year, GM expects to lose volume of about 60,000 to 70,000 pickups.