Monthly Archives: August 2011

Ohio governor interested in auto investment

Ohio Governor John Kasich recently met with leaders of Ford, Chrysler and General Motors, in hopes of seeing the companies invest and create jobs in the Buckeye state, according to the Detroit Free Press. Continue reading

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Survey: Consumers hanging onto old cars

A recent survey by the American Automobile Association found that approximately 50 percent of drivers are hesitant to purchase a new vehicle, due to the high costs of a transaction. Continue reading

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GM, LG agree to partnership

General Motors recently announced a partnership with LG Group to create electric vehicles, and this is the next step in a partnership which spurred the creation of battery cells for electric vehicles such as the Chevrolet Volt and Opel Ampera. Continue reading

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Saab’s time could be short

If Swedish automaker Saab is unable to pay its workers in the next two weeks, the two unions that represent a majority of the company’s workers may request a court-ordered bankruptcy, according to the Detroit Free Press. Continue reading

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Ford to open Louisville plant

Ford will reopen its plant in Louisville, Kentucky, in order to build the Escape sport utility vehicle, and the location will have approximately 2,800 employees, according to The Louisville Courier-Journal. Continue reading

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UAW, Ford argue over pay

The contract between United Auto Workers and Ford is set to expire one day before an arbitration hearing between the two organizations, according to the Detroit Free Press. Continue reading

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Ford ends Crown Victoria run

One of the most iconic Ford models, the Crown Victoria will be removed from the production lines for good, despite not being available for customers since 2008, according to the Detroit Free Press. Continue reading

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Toyota unveils new Camry model

Akio Toyoda, the president of Toyota Motor Corp., recently helped unveil the new 2012 Toyota Camry, as the company noted its intention to market the vehicle to a younger crowd, according to the Detroit Free Press. Continue reading

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Report: Number of car dealerships increases

A recent report by Urban Science showed that the dealership network in the United States increased this year for the first time since 2001 – a total rise of 4 percent. Continue reading

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Analyst: New Honda Civic hybrid is sensible

Honda’s answer to the Toyota Prius is a refreshing take on the hybrid, and it may be more attractive to those who prefer a car-like feel when driving, according to Alex Taylor, the senior-editor-at-large for Fortune Magazine. Continue reading

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