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September Auto Sales Fall in China

September Auto Sales Fall in China

Sales expected to drop for full year.

While the U.S. and China continue to try to work through their differences on a new trade agreement, the two largest automotive markets in the world remain in lockstep as China’s new vehicle sales in mirrored those of the U.S. in September: down. Get details at TheDetroitBureau.com.

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No Movement During Weekend on GM, UAW Negotiations

No Movement During Weekend on GM, UAW Negotiations

UAW offered a bit of hope going into the weekend.

With the strike by more than 48,000 union members set to enter its fifth full week, the United Auto Workers and General Motors made little headway in talks that center on the union’s new contract. The UAW also moved to underscore its determination by raising the strike pay by $25 per week and beginning a strike against the heavy truck manufacturer, Mack Truck. Find out more at TheDetroitBureau.com.

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UAW Launches Second Strike at Mack Trucks
UAW Launches Second Strike at Mack Trucks

Even as it struggles to work out a settlement with General Motors to end a strike now in its fifth week, the United Auto Workers Union ordered 3,600 hourly employees to walk off the job at Mack Trucks over the weekend. More from TheDetroitBureau.com.

No Movement During Weekend on GM, UAW Negotiations
No Movement During Weekend on GM, UAW Negotiations

With the strike by more than 48,000 union members set to enter its fifth full week, the United Auto Workers and General Motors made little headway in talks that center on the union’s new contract. The UAW also moved to underscore its determination by raising the strike pay by $25 per week and beginning a strike against the heavy truck manufacturer, Mack Truck. Find out more at TheDetroitBureau.com.

UAW Presents GM With a Counteroffer It Says Could End Strike
UAW Presents GM With a Counteroffer It Says Could End Strike

General Motors Co. is reviewing a counteroffer from the United Auto Workers, which the union said could lead to a tentative settlement in the monthlong strike by 48,000 UAW members. UAW VP Terry Dittes told members in a letter that if GM agrees, then they’ll have a tentative agreement. For the details, go to TheDetroitBureau.com.

Genesis Names Former Audi President Del Rosso CEO
Genesis Names Former Audi President Del Rosso CEO

Hyundai’s luxury unit, Genesis Motors North America ended its hunt for a new CEO, selecting former Audi of America president Mark Del Rosso. He begins his tenure Oct. 21. Much of Del Rosso’s 25-year career has been spent at luxury automakers. He enjoyed two stints at...

GM Sends Latest Offer Directly to Employees, Ups Investment to $9 Billion
GM Sends Latest Offer Directly to Employees, Ups Investment to $9 Billion

Perhaps tired of waiting on the UAW to vet its latest proposal, GM released the details of its offer directly to its striking workers, hoping $9 billion in new investments might sway the opinions of its picket line-walking employees. The move is a $2 billion increase over its previous offer. The UAW was quick to respond saying the letter was filled with “half-truths.” TheDetroitBureau.com has the latest.

First Look: 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport
First Look: 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

Long the laggard in the booming U.S. sport-utility vehicle market, Volkswagen is playing a fast game of catch-up, one quickly paying off as it defies this year’s downturn in the American automotive market. Today it rolled out its newest ute, the Atlas Cross Sport at is plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Find out more at TheDetroitBureau.com.

Ford Q3 Sales in China Fall 30.3% as Maker Institutes Revival Plan
Ford Q3 Sales in China Fall 30.3% as Maker Institutes Revival Plan

Ford Motor Co. reported its third quarter sales in China slid 30.3% compared with the year-ago results. The company delivered 131,060 vehicles in China in the third quarter. Ford’s sales in China fell 35.8% in the first quarter and by 21.7% in the second quarter. Find out more at TheDetroitBureau.com.

After Some Optimism, GM and UAW Talks Grind to a Halt
After Some Optimism, GM and UAW Talks Grind to a Halt

Talks between the United Auto Workers and General Motors foundered late Thursday despite a meeting earlier in the week between GM Chairman Mary Barra and senior negotiators from the company and the union. The meeting did seem to spur the two sides, but now talks have halted, leaving GM officials irritated. See what has them unhappy at TheDetroitBureau.com.

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UAW Launches Second Strike at Mack Trucks

UAW Launches Second Strike at Mack Trucks

3,600 take to the picket lines ay six U.S. plants.

Even as it struggles to work out a settlement with General Motors to end a strike now in its fifth week, the United Auto Workers Union ordered 3,600 hourly employees to walk off the job at Mack Trucks over the weekend. More from TheDetroitBureau.com.

No Movement During Weekend on GM, UAW Negotiations

No Movement During Weekend on GM, UAW Negotiations

UAW offered a bit of hope going into the weekend.

With the strike by more than 48,000 union members set to enter its fifth full week, the United Auto Workers and General Motors made little headway in talks that center on the union’s new contract. The UAW also moved to underscore its determination by raising the strike pay by $25 per week and beginning a strike against the heavy truck manufacturer, Mack Truck. Find out more at TheDetroitBureau.com.

UAW Presents GM With a Counteroffer It Says Could End Strike

UAW Presents GM With a Counteroffer It Says Could End Strike

New offer could end four-week strike.

General Motors Co. is reviewing a counteroffer from the United Auto Workers, which the union said could lead to a tentative settlement in the monthlong strike by 48,000 UAW members. UAW VP Terry Dittes told members in a letter that if GM agrees, then they’ll have a tentative agreement. For the details, go to TheDetroitBureau.com.

Genesis Names Former Audi President Del Rosso CEO

Genesis Names Former Audi President Del Rosso CEO

New chief responsible for continued growth of brand.

Hyundai’s luxury unit, Genesis Motors North America ended its hunt for a new CEO, selecting former Audi of America president Mark Del Rosso. He begins his tenure Oct. 21. Much of Del Rosso’s 25-year career has been spent at luxury automakers. He enjoyed two stints at...

GM Sends Latest Offer Directly to Employees, Ups Investment to $9 Billion

GM Sends Latest Offer Directly to Employees, Ups Investment to $9 Billion

UAW official says letter filled with "half-truths."

Perhaps tired of waiting on the UAW to vet its latest proposal, GM released the details of its offer directly to its striking workers, hoping $9 billion in new investments might sway the opinions of its picket line-walking employees. The move is a $2 billion increase over its previous offer. The UAW was quick to respond saying the letter was filled with “half-truths.” TheDetroitBureau.com has the latest.

First Look: 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

First Look: 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

Sporty five-seater aimed at keeping the momentum going.

Long the laggard in the booming U.S. sport-utility vehicle market, Volkswagen is playing a fast game of catch-up, one quickly paying off as it defies this year’s downturn in the American automotive market. Today it rolled out its newest ute, the Atlas Cross Sport at is plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Find out more at TheDetroitBureau.com.

Ford Q3 Sales in China Fall 30.3% as Maker Institutes Revival Plan

Ford Q3 Sales in China Fall 30.3% as Maker Institutes Revival Plan

Automaker trying to turn sales tide with new vehicles.

Ford Motor Co. reported its third quarter sales in China slid 30.3% compared with the year-ago results. The company delivered 131,060 vehicles in China in the third quarter. Ford’s sales in China fell 35.8% in the first quarter and by 21.7% in the second quarter. Find out more at TheDetroitBureau.com.

After Some Optimism, GM and UAW Talks Grind to a Halt

After Some Optimism, GM and UAW Talks Grind to a Halt

GM official pushes UAW for round-the-clock negotiations.

Talks between the United Auto Workers and General Motors foundered late Thursday despite a meeting earlier in the week between GM Chairman Mary Barra and senior negotiators from the company and the union. The meeting did seem to spur the two sides, but now talks have halted, leaving GM officials irritated. See what has them unhappy at TheDetroitBureau.com.

Nissan Kicks Off Production of New Juke in Britain Despite Brexit Looming

Nissan Kicks Off Production of New Juke in Britain Despite Brexit Looming

Company taking wait-and-see approach to other products.

Nissan kicked off production of the European version of its new Juke sport-utility vehicle in northern England as questions swirled about the potential impact Brexit will have on its operations there. The Japanese automaker isn’t alone in wondering what’s next. Find out more at TheDetroitBureau.com.

Dyson Drops Plans to Build a Battery-Electric Car Company

Dyson Drops Plans to Build a Battery-Electric Car Company

Vacuum magnate found the business case really sucked.

The man who revolutionized the vacuum cleaner, Sir James Dyson, has called off his attempt to build a better electric vehicle. After investing an estimated $2.7 billion to start up this venture, he’s realized it will not be “commercially viable,” he told employees in an email. See what else he said at TheDetroitBureau.com.

Rise of EVs Will Cost Jobs Across Auto Industry

Rise of EVs Will Cost Jobs Across Auto Industry

Impact will be felt from the factory to the dealer service bay.

Automakers clearly seem to be focused on bringing battery-electric vehicles to the market as a long-term replacement for gas- and diesel-powered vehicles. And while arguably the environment may be the long-term winner, the number of auto industry jobs is going to shrink. Find out why at TheDetroitBureau.com.

GM’s Third Quarter Sales Fall in China

GM’s Third Quarter Sales Fall in China

U.S. automakers lose market share during quarter.

As General Motors watches as much as an estimated $50 million disappear due to the UAW strike, it got more bad news as its third quarter sales in China fell 17.5%. It’s the fifth straight quarterly sales decline for the company. GM delivered 689,531 vehicles in China during the quarter, the company reported. Find out more at TheDetroitBureau.com.

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