More Auto Industry Articles

  • Manhattan Moment: Maryland's motor vehicle bureaucracy needs an overhaul

    My adventure with the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration began May 28, when a high school senior rammed into the side of my 1995 Jeep. I learned not only how strong was my Jeep, but how totally inefficient is Maryland's Department of Motor Vehicles.

  • China probes automakers, technology firms

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese regulators have launched a series of anti-monopoly investigations of global automakers and technology providers, stepping up pressure on foreign companies that feel increasingly unwelcome in China. On Wednesday, a regulator said Chrysler and Germany's Audi will be...

  • Chrysler profit jumps; Fiat hit by merger worry

    DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler remained on the comeback trail with a 22 percent second-quarter profit increase, but U.S. investors may not get a chance to buy shares of the company if a planned merger with Fiat gets scuttled. Shareholders of Fiat, the majority owner of Chrysler, overwhelmingly voted...

  • Toyota pledges $1M toward Detroit bankruptcy deal

    DETROIT (AP) — Toyota has pledged $1 million toward the Detroit Institute of Arts' goal to raise $100 million to prevent the sale of art in Detroit's bankruptcy and help city pensioners. The announcement was made Wednesday by the museum and Toyota Motor North America. Simon Nagata, president...

  • Toyota profit up nearly 5 percent on sales growth

    TOKYO (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. reported a 5 percent jump in quarterly profit Tuesday, outpacing expectations as vehicle sales grew in North America and Europe, offsetting a drop in Japan. The Japanese maker of the Prius hybrid, Camry sedan and Lexus luxury model said April-June profit totaled...

  • Ford, GM sued over CD players

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Ford and General Motors are being sued in a class action lawsuit by the Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies, alleging the CD players in the vehicles violate the law by ripping music to the vehicle’s hard drive. The AARC also named Denso...

  • US auto sales sizzle in July, helped by discounts

    DETROIT (AP) — Big discounts helped U.S. auto sales sizzle in July. Toyota, Ford, Nissan and Chrysler all saw double-digit sales gains. General Motors' sales were up 9 percent compared with last July, while Hyundai's rose 1.5 percent. Of major automakers, only Honda and Volkswagen saw declines....

  • With vote for Chrysler merger, Fiat looks abroad

    TURIN, Italy (AP) — Fiat shareholders voted Friday overwhelmingly in favor of a merger with Chrysler that has been five years in the works and will shift the 115-year-old carmaker's center of gravity abroad. The approval paves the way the new company, to be called Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV,...

  • Hyundai recalls more than 419K vehicles

    DETROIT (AP) — Hyundai is recalling more than 419,000 cars and SUVs to fix suspension, brake and oil leak problems. The biggest of three recalls posted Friday by U.S. safety regulators is of 225,000 Santa Fe SUVs from 2001-2006 to replace front coil springs that can rust and crack in...

  • GM boosted June sales with discounts to dealers

    As General Motors tackles a safety crisis, a look its numbers from June show just how intent the company is on keeping new-car sales on the rise during a record spate of safety recalls. The Detroit automaker has recalled nearly 30 million cars and trucks this year, including some models that...

  • Still fighting: The Delphi workers Obama robbed

    The White House pretended to champion American workers this week with gimmicky initiatives on federal job training and "workplace innovation."



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