DETROIT (Reuters) – General Motors Co’s (GM.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) Chevrolet Silverado was the top-scoring full-size pickup truck in a road test, edging Chrysler’s Ram 1500, which was the preferred vehicle to drive on a daily basis, according to Consumer Reports.
Who has bragging rights in tests such as those released by the influential consumer magazine is critical because the big trucks generate profits of more than $12,000 per vehicle in a growing segment that has always been dominated by the U.S. automakers. Consumer Reports is one of the most heavily consulted sources of information by car shoppers.
, Sept 16 (Reuters) – General Motors Co’s
electric vehicle program will continue to focus on
affordable electric cars for the mainstream public even though
it plans to launch a luxury Cadillac-badged companion to its
Chevrolet Volt, a top executive said on Monday.
While the Cadillac ELR coupe will debut late this year and
bring GM more closely into competition with electric carmaker
Tesla Motors Inc, GM Vice President for Global Product
Programs Doug Parks said the automaker wants to improve the
performance and lower the costs of the Volt and its future
DETROIT, Sept 12 (Reuters) – The United Auto Workers would
like Volkswagen AG to voluntarily recognize the U.S.
union as the best choice to represent the German automaker’s
workers at its Tennessee plant, the union’s president said on
Doing so would eliminate the need for a more formal and
divisive vote, UAW President Bob King said, and allow the union
and VW to represent the workers using an “innovative model” that
would be a milestone in the union’s long-running effort to
organize foreign-owned auto plants.