DETROIT, April 23 (Reuters) – The head of the United Auto
Workers union suggested German hourly workers at a General
Motors Co plant should accept a deal they previously
rejected in order to keep their jobs.
UAW President Bob King, who is a member of Opel’s
supervisory board, said on Tuesday that workers at GM’s Opel
plant in Bochum, Germany should ask to vote again on the
restructuring deal they rejected last month that would have kept
the plant open through the end of 2016 and retained 1,200 of the
more than 3,000 employees.
TOKYO/DETROIT (Reuters) – Four Japanese automakers, including Toyota Motor Corp and Nissan Motor Co, are recalling 3.4 million vehicles sold around the world because airbags supplied by Takata Corp are at risk of catching fire or injuring passengers.
The move announced on Thursday is the largest recall ever for airbags made by Takata, the world’s second-largest supplier of airbags and seatbelts. Shares of Takata tumbled almost 10 percent in Tokyo trading.
DETROIT, April 8 (Reuters) – General Motors Co
expects the new version of the Chevrolet Impala to lure more
retail buyers, allowing the U.S. automaker to ditch the large
car’s image as king of the car rentals, a top company official
said on Monday.
“We see the mix shift going from about 70 percent fleet and
30 retail, really turning that around, becoming 70 percent
retail,” Don Johnson, Chevrolet vice president of sales, told
reporters at the company’s assembly plant in Detroit-Hamtramck,
where the Impala is built. Fleet customers include car rental
DETROIT, April 3 (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp
executives are weighing repositioning Scion as a line of premium
small cars as they debate the youth brand’s future in the United
A decade after its launch as a way to lure younger buyers
into Toyota showrooms, Scion is still a work in progress as it
looks to rebound from low sales during the recession. The brand
is a relatively small seller for Toyota, with its five models
selling 73,500 vehicles last year. That compares with Toyota’s
four-car Prius line, which sold almost 237,000.
DETROIT, April 2 (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co, maker of
the top-selling F-150 full-size pickup truck, expects to keep
its market leadership despite top rival General Motors Co’s
introduction of redesigned, more fuel-efficient models.
Ford officials on Tuesday said their truck offers consumers
a better overall package in the lucrative segment than GM’s 2014
Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, whose fuel economy figures
and pricing the company revealed on Monday.