Apr 12, 2014

Documents show GM knew of defects

General Motors engineers were well aware of serious problems with ignition switches in GM small cars, but rejected several opportunities to make fixes, dozens of confidential documents released Friday by a congressional committee showed. Parts supplier Delphi Automotive also repeatedly tested switches and found ...

Mar 29, 2014

Recalls push GM total to 4.8 million

General Motors announced two more recalls, bringing to 4.8 million the number of cars, trucks and SUVs the automaker has called back for repairs in the past month. The string of recalls, topped by an ignition switch problem in compact cars now linked to ...

Toyota plant closures put paid to Aussie industry

Feb 11, 2014

Toyota plant closures put paid to Aussie industry

Toyota Motor Corp. will stop building cars in Australia in 2017, spelling the end of the local industry after Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co. announced last year they also plan to pull out. Toyota, which started making cars in the country in ...

Jan 14, 2014

Hints of revival at Detroit auto show

The Detroit auto show opened with renewed optimism Monday as confident carmakers forecast more growth and unveiled powerful new trucks, sexy sports cars and an abundance of luxury. After years of mass layoffs and painful restructuring that brought the U.S. auto industry to its ...

Global automakers team up in three groups on fuel cells

| Jul 3, 2013

Global automakers team up in three groups on fuel cells

With the partnership announced Tuesday by Honda Motor Co. and General Motors Co., major global automakers have now divided into three competing groups in the development of fuel-cell technologies, with each including a Japanese player. Key to taking the lead in the market for ...

Jul 3, 2013

Honda, GM to tie up on green tech

Honda Motor Co. and General Motors Co. will jointly develop a fuel-cell vehicle under their envisioned tie-up on environmental technology, sources said Tuesday. The companies were expected to unveil the plan on the development of the fuel-cell vehicle at a news conference in New ...

Weakening yen helps Toyota outsell GM for fifth quarter

Apr 25, 2013

Weakening yen helps Toyota outsell GM for fifth quarter

Toyota Motor Corp. outsold all automakers for the fifth straight quarter as the yen’s depreciation sharpens its edge over General Motors and Volkswagen. Worldwide sales for Toyota, including those of subsidiaries Hino Motors Ltd. and Daihatsu Motor Co., reached 2.43 million vehicles in the ...