Archive for October, 2011

Chrysler workers could be tough sell

After 11 weeks of tense contract talks with Chrysler, the UAW must convince 26,000 union-represented Chrysler workers to vote for a contract with smaller gains than those at General Motors and Ford.

GM to launch Spark electric minicar globally in 2013

General Motors is returning to the pure-electric market for the first time since the EV1’s demise 12 years ago, electrifying its tiniest car in an attempt to appeal to urban buyers. GM will launch an electric version of its global Chevrolet Spark minic…

Where’s it from?

The Chrysler 300 isn’t “Imported from Detroit,” as the tagline on its TV ad implies. It’s made in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, with, in some models, an engine from Mexico. Likewise, a radio ad calling the Ford Fusion an American-made car isn’t so all-Ame…

Mark Phelan: Chrysler’s product plan remains unclear

Chrysler’s proposed new contract with the UAW is an enigma wrapped in a paycheck. Once you get past the obvious good news — a new lease on life for the Sterling Heights assembly plant, investment and expansion at two southeast Michigan engine pla…

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