GM Cutting Third Shift at Midsize Truck Plant

GM Cutting Third Shift at Midsize Truck Plant

General Motors is scaling back production of midsized pickup trucks as concerns that COVID-19 continue to cast a long shadow over the industry’s production plans. GM confirmed that it is temporarily dropping the third shift, employing 1,250 workers, at its truck...
GM Lawsuit Against FCA Tossed Out by Judge

GM Lawsuit Against FCA Tossed Out by Judge

General Motors’ lawsuit claiming rival Fiat Chrysler had corrupted officials of the United Auto Workers union in a bid to gain a competitive advantage, has been dismissed by a federal judge in Detroit. GM filed the high-profile lawsuit last November, but Judge Paul...
A Week With: 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport R Line

A Week With: 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport R Line

After proving that Americans would buy cars made in Europe, Volkswagen has struggled, seemingly for years to connect or re-connect. It has been a bit like a hitter in baseball who is always swinging behind the pitch or a quarterback in American football who can’t...
Appeals Court Nixes GM-FCA CEO Pow-Wow

Appeals Court Nixes GM-FCA CEO Pow-Wow

General Motors Co. appears to have won a small victory in its legal battle with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. as the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals accepted GM’s petition to set aside a judge’s order mandating GM CEO Mary Barra and FCA CEO Mike Manley meet face...
Mercedes-Benz Takes Stake in Chinese EV Battery Maker

Mercedes-Benz Takes Stake in Chinese EV Battery Maker

Mercedes-Benz is pushing ahead with what the company describes as its “electric first” strategy by taking an equity stake in a Chinese maker of battery cells – Farasis Energy. The announcement of the new partnership represents another “important milestone towards...
Mercedes-Benz Offers New Diesel in Cargo Van

Mercedes-Benz Offers New Diesel in Cargo Van

European carmakers have been focused on electric vehicles and the COVID-19 pandemic has put new pressure on vehicle emissions. Despite this, many carmakers – Daimler AG specifically – have not given up on the diesel engine. Mercedes-Benz Vans this week announced it...
GM, FCA, Nissan Suffer Big Drop in Second-Quarter Sales

GM, FCA, Nissan Suffer Big Drop in Second-Quarter Sales

Car sales plunged across the board during June, capping off the auto industry’s worst quarter in decades as the economic shutdown brought on by the pandemic battered sales of new vehicles in the U.S. General Motors said its sales dropped 34% in the second quarter...
A Week With: 2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro

A Week With: 2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro

For a lot of reasons, some practical and some mythical, the pickup truck has a tight grip on the heart strings of American motorists these days, and while Toyota’s trucks haven’t matched the sale success of pickups from Chevy, Ford or Ram, they have carved out their...