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Hasta La Vista Aspen, Durango?

Hasta La Vista Aspen, Durango?

Chrysler announced today that it will be closing its Newark, N.J., assembly plant that builds the slow-selling 2009 Dodge Durango and 2009 Chrysler Aspen large SUVs. Originally set to close at the end of 2009 as part of cost-cutting moves announced in early '07, market woes, a credit crunch, and... read more

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Car Fire

Microheat Cooked by GM Recall

Recently announcing that it would become ever tougher on underperforming suppliers, GM has not only banished Microheat as a supplier of heated windshield washer systems for... read more October 15, 2008 by  2


 
Interstate 22

An Era Begins, and Ends, on Interstate 22

While Detroit may be suffering epic pangs from its decade of overindulgence, it's not alone. The whole of the auto industry is facing the screeching halt to years of rapid... read more October 14, 2008 by 


 
GM Factory

More GM Plant Closings on December 23

Right on the heels of its October 4 announcement of an accelerated Moraine, Ohio, plant closing, an ailing General Motors announced that it will also cease production at its... read more October 14, 2008 by 


 
Detroit Tiger Stadium

Buy American and Drive a Piece of Baseball History

Buy some American steel and you may just be purchasing a little bit of baseball history. More than 94 percent of Detroit's historic Tiger Stadium, reports CBS News, is being... read more October 14, 2008 by 


 
2009 Jeep Wrangler X

Jeep Manufacture Moves to India?

Not only does India house the customer service representatives for your recently failed bank, the country may soon be home to the manufacture of an American icon: Jeep... read more October 14, 2008 by 


 
2009 Honda Accord

Honda Boosts Accord Four-Cylinder Production

Ouch, this brutal economy. Even relatively stable companies like Honda are adjusting to the fuel-saving, penny-pinching times by trimming capacity and shifting production in... read more October 14, 2008 by  8


 
Gas Pumps

Cellulosic Ethanol Company Receives $50M in Federal, State Aid

Startup Mascoma Corp. of Lansing, Michigan, secured $26 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy and received another $23.5 million from the state of Michigan... read more October 8, 2008 by 


 
2009 Chevrolet Traverse

GM Revamps Spring Hill for Chevy Traverse Production

GM proudly announces--with Chevy Traverse crossovers now rolling off the line--that the conversion of its Spring Hill, Tennessee, plant was "one of GM's fastest from plan... read more October 7, 2008 by 


 
2008 Audi A4 TDI concept e

Automotive Hall of Fame Adds Eight Inductees

The Automotive Hall of Fame, located in Dearborn, Michigan, yesterday inducted eight new individuals (five posthumously) into its ranks. These individuals are being honored... read more October 3, 2008 by  1


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt

Bush Signs Spending Bill, Gives OK to $25 Billion Auto Loans

On Tuesday, President George W. Bush lent his John Hancock to a $634 billion spending bill that includes the $25 billion low-interest government-backed loan guarantees that... read more October 1, 2008 by 


 
2009 Buick Lucerne

Slow Good-bye to GM's 3.8-Liter V-6

General Motors' ubiquitous 3.8-liter V-6 is soon to become extinct. For '09, it is replaced by GM's (more) modern 3.9-liter V-6 in the Buick Lucerne, leaving it barely... read more September 30, 2008 by  5


 
2009 HUMMER H3T

GM to Offload HUMMER, Parts Plant in France

GM plans to sell a parts plant in Strasbourg, France as well as offloading its HUMMER division, in new announcements that it plans to speed the pace of its $10 billion in... read more September 25, 2008 by 


 
2009 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid

GM Next-Gen Duramax Diesel Boasts Engineering Tricks

GM's next-generation Duramax diesel is coming--and it boasts a host of new technology tweaks to help it deliver better gas mileage. The Duramax name is about the only thing... read more September 15, 2008 by  1


 
2011 Chevrolet Cruze

2011 Chevy Cruze Bill: Half a Bil

General Motors will be spending $500 million in the U.S. alone to launch its new 2011 Chevrolet Cruze, the company said today. Most of the dollars involved will go to... read more August 21, 2008 by  4


 
2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Grand Cherokee Making Room for New Crossover

Say good-bye to the Jeep Grand Cherokee--at least in its current, stand-alone architecture form. Both the Detroit News and the Wall Street Journal report today that Chrysler... read more August 13, 2008 by  5


 
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