Archive for October, 2011
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?”
The earthquake that crippled Japan in March may cost Toyota less than the rising yen.
The UAW said in a Facebook message that it will seek a strike if members vote against a tentative agreement with Ford and that union leaders expect the automaker would seek replacement workers.
As workers continue voting on the UAW’s tentative agreement with Ford, leaders of a local union in Kansas City entered a raging Facebook debate on the risks of rejecting the four-year deal.
GM is giving the Chevrolet TrailBlazer new life overseas — but the SUV may not get a U.S. encore.
Audi, BMW, Daimler, Ford, General Motors, Porsche and Volkswagen have agreed to support an international standardized approach to charge electric vehicles in Europe and the United States.
When computers using a wireless network at GM’s headquarters accessed Web pages mentioning rivals such as Chrysler or Ford, an unauthorized program inserted the word “sucks” after any references to those companies.
It is a small niche, but an important one for Cadillac as it prepares to launch the XTS sedan. The industry calls it the ‘black car’ business.
The Izod IndyCar Series is set to return to Detroit June 1-3, 2012, to race the 2.1-mile Belle Isle circuit, Chevrolet said today. The Motor City is back on the IndyCar schedule for the first time in four years.
The tickertape parades are over and it’s time for automakers, suppliers and industry groups to prove electric vehicles have a future.