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.

Spare thoughts

Readers comment on the quality issues of the Volkswagen Passat I reviewed last week as well as Volkswagens in general. “Former models of the Passat were engineering and reliability nightmares. Wonder if this will be more of the same?”

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…

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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