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2010 Toyota Prius: Mississippi Plant on Hold

2010 Toyota Prius: Mississippi Plant on Hold

Toyota is putting its new Mississippi manufacturing plant on indefinite hold, as it preps to introduce the 2010 Toyota Prius hybrid that was to be built there. The Wall Street Journal says the decision--which had been rumored for months--will help the automaker get its North American production in... read more

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Spare Change

GM Finds Extra $230 Million in Sale of Suzuki

Scrambling through the couch cushions for enough loose change to keep it solvent for the time being, GM offloaded its 3 percent stake in Japan's Suzuki Motor Corporation to... read more November 17, 2008 by 5

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Congressman Supports Chapter 11: Honda Gives "No Comment"

At a recent Honda plant dedication, U.S. Representative Mike Pence (R-Indiana) claimed he felt that Chapter 11 is preferable for the struggling Detroit Big Three. Quoted in... read more November 17, 2008 by 10

VW DSG Transmission

Chrysler/Getrag Transmission Joint Venture Ends in Chapter 11

Chapter 11 seems to be the theme these days in the automotive world, and Chrysler can only hope that its failed venture with German transmission builder Getrag isn't a... read more November 17, 2008 by 1

Engine Production

Suppliers Weigh In on Gov't Bailout: Help! (Please!)

Underscoring the ripple effects that plant shutdowns, lagging vehicle sales, and threats of Chapter 11/Chapter 7 have on suppliers to automotive manufacturers, today 98... read more November 17, 2008 by 2

2010 Fisker Karma

Fisker to Open Engineering & Development Center in Michigan

In a welcome spot of good news for Detroit's struggling economy, the maker of the upcoming Karma electric sports sedan announced a 34,000-square-foot engineering &... read more November 10, 2008 by 2

Abandoned Chevy, by TBurton

Domestics Slide While Germans Ride

The story just keeps getting worse for the domestic auto industry. According to Automotive News, Detroit's Big Three are now asking for total Federal assistance exceeding $50... read more November 7, 2008 by 0

2009 Dodge Grand Caravan C/V

A Bright Reminiscence for a Rainy Day: The Chrysler Minivan

Some decades ago, things were just as bleak for Chrysler as they are now. It had an obsolete, aging lineup that Americans weren't buying (basically a host of full-frame... read more November 3, 2008 by 3

2008 Tesla Roadster

Tesla Gets $40 Million Jolt--Enough to Resuscitate?

Reports TechCrunch, Tesla Motors has received a $40 million convertible to keep it solvent and building for the moment. This is on top of the $186 million that's already been... read more November 3, 2008 by 0

2009 Audi A4

Taxpayers Help Automakers: Whom Would You Bet Your Money On?

In the December issue of Automobile Magazine, editor Jamie Kitman excoriates American auto manufacturers. He claims they should've seen the handwriting on the wall with the... read more November 3, 2008 by 5

2010 Volkswagen Rabbit

VW, Audi to Build More Cars in U.S., for U.S.

Like its sister brand Volkswagen, Audi is leaning toward adding vehicle production in the United States, something it's been toying with since the 1980s. Said Volkswagen... read more November 3, 2008 by 0

28.9 degrees east of north

Sunset for Chrysler?

With the economy simply not able to support three Detroit automakers, claims Detroit News' Alisa Priddle, a GM/Chrysler merger is looking more and more attractive as opposed... read more October 30, 2008 by 10

VW Queue

VW Profits Up 28 Percent for Third Quarter

Product and market diversity--that's the name of the game for one of the world's largest automakers. That savvy strategy is giving VW solid profit growth even in the midst of... read more October 30, 2008 by 0

2010 Ford Fiesta

Ford Applies EcoBoost to Fiesta; ST Edition, Anyone?

Ford of Europe announces a "multi-pound investment" in its Wales Bridgend factory that will produce the upcoming 1.6-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder, low-emissions engine. The... read more October 28, 2008 by 0

Tesla Roadster

Tesla Model-S: "Our Sedan Will Crush Everything Out There"

Tesla is in financial trouble, having recently laid off employees, found a new CEO, delayed mass production of its Elise-based Roadster, and pushed back introduction of its... read more October 27, 2008 by 4

2010 Ford Fiesta

Consumer Reports Rates Ford and Japanese Brands Highest

We reported earlier today about Ford Motor Company's solid reliability ratings in Consumer Reports' 2008 Annual Car Reliability Survey. Says Consumer Reports, "on average... read more October 23, 2008 by 5


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