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Hyundai On The Move Down South
Hyundai On The Move Down South

The next step in Hyundai’s big plans for the U.S. is an engine plant that will build powerplants for Hyundai and Kia vehicles. Hyundai says the new plant will open in September of 2008 and will feed engines to the plant in Alabama along with the Kia plant to be opened soon in Georgia. Some...Read More»

Audi U.S. Plant: So Is It 2012, Then?

With today’s news that Audi plans to take over a Volkswagen plant in Brussels, we can now officially begin speculating that Audi will build a plant in the U.S. Why’s that? Last week in Geneva, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler told TheCarConnection that a U.S. plant wasn’t needed now...Read More»

The Week in Reverse

And the winner is…Tupelo, Miss. For all the states that missed on Toyota’s latest plant—don’t worry, they’re like trains, there’s another one coming in six months. Is Ford finally getting its act together? Some sales are getting stronger, and a subcompact is...Read More»

Toyota Says Education Took it to Mississippi

Toyota says the educated work force is what drew them to the Tupelo area for its eighth assembly plant in North America - in direct contrast to what some people think about the state's workforce. Toyota officials, after the glow of the press conference today announcing their new Mississippi plant...Read More»

Ghosn Gets Knighted

We know lots of Knights we admire – Knight Rider, Bobby Knight, but most of all Christopher Knight, a.k.a. Peter Brady, who overcame middle-Brady syndrome to get buff in his mid-40s and proceed to whomp Lingerie Bowl star Adrianne Curry. Now we can also look up to Carlos Ghosn, who was...Read More»

Buyouts - Nissan's Up Next

Nissan says it's offering buyouts to all its Tennessee hourly workers in a move announced today, proving that the pain in the auto-industry slump isn't being doled out entirely in Detroit. While GM, Ford and Chrysler have sliced large chunks out of their workforces, the Japanese brands have largely...Read More»

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RELEASE: GM Sells GMAC Stake

GM Reaches Agreement to Sell Controlling Stake in GMAC Cerberus Led Consortium To Buy 51 Percent Of GMAC EquityGM To Receive $14 Billion In Cash Over Three-Year Period DETROIT - General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM) today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell a 51-percent...Read More»

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Delphi CEO Hopes for No Strike

Delphi Asks Court to Toss Contracts by Joseph Szczesny (4/3/2006)Supplier plots new course — and asks the judge to turn it that way. GM Says Turnaround Gaining by Joseph Szczesny (4/3/2006)A week of financial news could contain the seeds of recovery. Delphi Corp. believes it can restructure and...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Apr. 4, 2006

GM Slides, Toyota Rises in March Sales Toyota, Honda, and Mercedes-Benz posted record sales in March, while General Motors sales dropped sharply and its market share continued to fall under the pressure from the import brands. While General Motors Corp. reported its sales dropped 14 percent and...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Delphi Asks Court to Toss Contracts

SAE Meeting Set for Detroit by Joseph Szczesny (4/2/2006)Revived interest sparks new ideas at tech conference. GM Says Turnaround Gaining by Joseph Szczesny (4/2/2006)A week of financial news could contain the seeds of recovery. Delphi Corp. on Friday outlined a broad plan for restructuring into a...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Mar. 29, 2006

GM Axes Engineers in Latest Cuts GM's "Black Tuesday" ended with the departure of several hundred salaried employees, most of them engineers, from the company's workforce across the country. GM says it axed fewer than 500 jobs at 30 of its outposts across the country in the latest round of cuts...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Sweeping Buyout Planned at GM

The United Auto Workers has reached agreements with Delphi Corp. and General Motors Corp. on a restructuring plan that will speed up the retirement or transfer of more than 100,000 blue-collar workers from both companies. GM officials also said the agreement will include a combination of...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
GM, UAW Reach Delphi Deal

Sweeping Buyout Planned at GM The United Auto Workers has reached agreements with Delphi Corp. and General Motors Corp. on a restructuring plan that will speed up the retirement or transfer of more than 100,000 blue-collar workers from both companies. GM officials also said the agreement will...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Mar. 14, 2006

Toyota Taking Half of Lafayette Toyota moved ahead Monday with the latest step in its bold expansion plans by announcing plans to build the Toyota Camry at the underutilized plant in Lafayette, Ind., that belongs to Toyota's new partner Fuji Heavy Industries. Word that Toyota was thinking about...Read More»

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GM-UAW-Delphi Stuck in Neutral

The three-way talks between General Motors Corp., the United Auto Workers and the bankrupt Delphi Corp. appear to be stuck in neutral. Today will be a pivotal day in the talks, though, as a Feb. 17 deadline thatDelphi nominally set for filing court motions to have its current labor pact with the...Read More»

2021 Ford Bronco production starts at Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan
End of the Line for Generous Motors?

It used to be conventional wisdom in American business that “Generous Motors” offered the richest benefits around. GM was an enormously rich company back in the 1950s and 1960s, and GM’s top management used the company’s wealth to attract and retain talent. Fast-forward 50 years, and the...Read More»

Planned upgrades to Ford plant in Cologne, Germany
Daily Edition: Jan. 23, 2006

Ford "Way Ahead" Coming Today The countdown is reaching its final hours for Ford Motor Co. On Monday morning, the beleaguered automaker unveils its long-awaited "Way Forward" plan. If you read the papers or scanned the Web this past weekend, you were bombarded by conflicting reports. According to...Read More»

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2005 Los Angeles Auto Show, Part III

2005 Los Angeles Auto Show Index by TCC Team Ferrari: “Wild Object of Desire” If anyone was wondering how Frank Stephenson feels about his job as the chief designer for Ferrari and Maserati, he cleared things up Thursday. “For me, Ferrari is a wild object of desire,” said the Moroccan-born...Read More»

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2004 Geneva Motor Show, Part V

2004 Geneva Motor Show Index by TCC Team (2/22/2004) Citroen Makes It a Family Affair Citroën has done it before: unveiling a rally car based on a new model range. With a sport concept, the French automaker does not only show the design of the C4, the successor of the compact Xsara, but also its...Read More»

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