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Big Three Boom, As Luxury Trucks Push Average Pickup Price Upward

Big Three Boom, As Luxury Trucks Push Average Pickup Price Upward

Full-size trucks were big profit centers for U.S. automakers prior to the recession. And if you read the pricing trends over the past couple of years, combined with a pronounced upswing in truck sales of recent months, those times appear to have returned. As we reported last week, sales of... read more

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Ford\'s 100,000th hybrid rolls off the Kansas City assembly line in March 2009

U.S Automakers Hiring, But It's Not All Good News

For U.S. automakers, business is up and the days of bankruptcies and government bailouts are in the past. Ford is hiring, GM is hiring and Chrysler is hiring. All want... read more May 31, 2011 by  3


 
Detroit

The Road Ahead: Auto Insiders Predict Big Gains For Detroit's Big Three

Yesterday, we spent a little time looking back at 2010, so it's only fair that we now turn 180 degrees and look at what the future holds for America's automakers. Thankfully... read more January 6, 2011 by 


 
GM and Chrysler logos

The Bailout, One Year Later: Where Are They Now?

One year ago, America's auto industry was going through very tough times. Caught in the quagmire of recession, two of Detroit's Big Three had filed for bankruptcy, and they'd... read more July 20, 2010 by  6


 
The Great Wall of China

Beijing Lowers The Great Wall, But Will Detroit Invade?

Over the weekend, China did something fairly extraordinary: the country's central bank allowed China's currency, the yuan, to increase in value against the U.S. dollar. That... read more June 22, 2010 by 


 
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

It Looks Like The Big Three Are Back

There's no denying that Detroit automakers have had a rough couple of years. It was about this time in 2008 that gas prices began climbing toward $4 a gallon, which brought... read more June 18, 2010 by  3


 
John Cusack in 'Say Anything' from 1989

Is Ford Trying To Tell Us Something?

The philosopher George Santayana once said, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it". Frankly, we're feeling a little déja vû. Twenty-one years ago... read more February 10, 2010 by  3


 
Japanese travel poster

Detroit Cries Foul On Japan's Cash-For-Clunkers Program

As congress planned the controversial Cash-for-Clunkers program over the spring and summer of this year, there was some discussion of limiting new car subsidies to American... read more December 11, 2009 by 


 
2010 Honda Civic Si Coupe

Honda Poised To Pass Chrysler In Sales, Become Number 4 In U.S.

It's no longer just Toyota that's running with the Big Three in terms of sales. Over the past month, Honda has quietly passed Chrysler as the number-four automaker in the... read more December 7, 2009 by  1


 
Rusty car [via oldrustycars.com]

For Automakers, Brand Loyalty Hits The Skids

Not so long ago, brand loyalty played a major role in keeping the auto industry healthy. Many of our parents bought vehicles from one particular manufacturer, and they often... read more October 22, 2009 by  1


 
The New Auto Industry Breakdown words only

Must-See Graphic: Cheat Sheet For Today’s New Auto Industry

Over the past eighteen months or so, the auto industry has been going through one of the most pronounced periods of change ever. While the Japanese and South Korean auto... read more September 22, 2009 by 


 
Transormers special edition Camaro

2010 Chevrolet Camaro Outsells Ford Mustang Again

When comes to Detroit's Big Three, Ford is the belle of the ball these days: the company never accepted bailout dough from the U.S. government, and as a result, Ford's brand... read more September 2, 2009 by  2


 
U.S. Capitol

Consumer Groups Lobby For Liability Warnings on Chrysler Vehicles

The United States Federal Trade Commission has received a petition from consumer organizations worried about Chrysler vehicles manufactured prior to April 30, 2009, when the... read more July 16, 2009 by 


 
Steve Rattner, via the New York Times

Steve Rattner Surrenders 'Car Czar' Crown

Just a few months into his tenure as President Obama's "cars czar", Steve Rattner has resigned from the federal auto industry task force. Little detail has been given about... read more July 14, 2009 by 


 
2009 Pontiac G8

Lutz Saves Pontiac G8; Chrysler Gives Lutz's Dodge Viper A Reprieve

What once was old is new again -- and we're not just talking about GM's beloved Bob Lutz, who was lured out of retirement on Friday  to serve as the company's "vice chairman... read more July 13, 2009 by  4


 
Bob Lutz and the Chevrolet Volt

Bob's Back: Lutz Returns To GM For PR & Development Duties

Just when Bob Lutz thought he was out, they pulled him back in. As a key element of its massive restructuring endeavor, the new General Motors Company asked the former... read more July 10, 2009 by 


 
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