Latest Auto News
Automotive companies have become a political football in recent years with government dollars and incentives lending support to one of the largest contributors to U.S. manufacturing. In the articles below, you will find automotive news coverage with a focus on new car sales, autoworkers' union contract negotiations, expansion into overseas markets and overall trends in the automotive industry.
Additionally, you'll find consumer-focused coverage of auto companies -- including bestselling- and top-rated cars, car and truck recalls and interviews with CEOs -- which, in time, may impact the price of auto shares and the perception of the automotive industry as a whole.
Automotive News Today
GM had a bad day Monday, as bad news poured out of Detroit. But on Tuesday it seems investors and consumers had shrugged it all off.
Ford and GM had been projected to lose sales in June, which had two fewer selling days than a year earlier. But GM beat forecasts.
GM has 'no ceiling' to what it will pay out to victims of crashes related to faulty ignition switches, a compensation expert declares.
Ford and GM are expected to show June sales declines, a result of fewer June selling days, Ford move to new truck and continued GM problems.
GM CEO Mary Barra moves ahead as a leader Thursday, speaking to employees and reporters and declaring 'contact me directly' if safety issues are not addressed.
Auto sales in May rise about 10% and the selling rate is the highest in seven years. But the weekend gained in May was lost to June.
GM sales seemed to shrug off the automaker's millions of recalls as the auto industry benefited from a May with five weekends.
GM agrees to a settlement with federal regulators over the ignition switch defect.
GM shares fall Thursday as the automaker recalls nearly 3 million more vehicles, bringing the year's global total to 12.8 million.
Ford's Alan Mulally says he will retire July 1, ending an inspirational eight years in which he fixed a broken icon. It's a far more inspiring story than the sordid tale of Donald Sterling and the Clippers.
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