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GM exploring the use of carbon fiber for pickup beds

General Motors is reportedly looking into the use of carbon fiber in its truck beds, according to an article in the Wall Street Journal -- a move aimed at lightening pickups to help meet tightening CAFE standards. There is some give and take related to using carbon fiber. Pound for pound it is stronger than

By |2018-07-30T13:06:32+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: US, World|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

VW is not interested to merge with FCA

CEO of Volkswagen Matthias Mueller have stopped the rumors about the merging of his company with Italian rival Fiat Chrysler. The rumors about merging two automotive giants started after FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne said last week that VW could be an attractive prospective partner and may be interested in talks. "I haven't seen Marchionne for

PSA will announce purchase of Opel division from General Motors

PSA and General Motors have made an agreement that French concern will buy Opel division which produced losses to the American company, and that dill will be announced on Monday morning. Announcement will be stated in Paris and according to the insider information deal is closed on Friday, and it will make PCA second largest

By |2018-11-30T15:57:14+00:00March 4th, 2017|Categories: US, World|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Takata admit guilt, and will pay $1 billion settlement to car owners and producers

Takata Corp. admitted guilt this Monday on the federal court as part of a billion settlement. This will include establishing compensation funds for automakers and victims of its faulty airbag inflators.  U.S. vehicle owners also filed the complaints against Honda Motor Co., Nissan Motor Co., BMW AG, Ford Motor Co., Mazda Motor Corp. and other

What impact possible Opel sale will have on Buick?

GM is negotiating with PSA Group to sale Opel, Buick will stay out of 4 models four models that were taken from Opel: the Encore small crossover, Cascada convertible, Regal midsize sedan and Verano compact sedan, which ended production in October for the U.S. The deal from 2009 delivered benefit to the GM more than

2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 – Cheaper Than The Tacoma

Chevrolet made for  many truck lovers what they wished when on the preview at the 2017 Colorado ZR2 last year. They made a more sport vehicle with cutting away the front bumper, towering suspension travel and some more right parts to make a mini Ford Raptor from a basic midsize pickup, the ZR2 just showed that General Motors

President Trump meets U.S. auto makers CEO’s

President Donald Trump met Tuesday and CEOs of the Detroit 3 automakers meet today to discuss about keeping production within the U.S. "We have a very big push on to have auto plants and other plants -- many other plants. It’s the long term jobs that we are looking for. We are bringing manufacturing back

Ford canceled investment in Mexico, and instead opening new jobs in Michigan

Ford has canceled a $1.6 billion investment in the new factory in Mexico. Company would instead open 700 new jobs in Michigan. Speaking about the reasons for this shift, CEO Mark Fields, told in an interview for CNN that they showing the commitment to the electric vehicles, as they confirm seven of thirteen vehicles this

China Penalty for General Motors $29 million

China set up the penalty for General Motors' joint venture in amount of $29 million (201 million yuan) for monopolistic pricing, it was reported on Friday. According to China state media, join venture of GM and SAIC Motor Corp will pay amercement for padding the minimal prices for some models of Cadillac, Chevrolet and Buick.

Chevrolet Bolt becoming GM’s main model for both, electric vehicles and self-driving technology

The excitement about the new Michigan set of bills that allows testing of the autonomous driving vehicles on the public roads and production, is still not subsiding. General Motors announced last week that AV testing will start in couple of months, making in that way Chevrolet Bolt the main model for both electric vehicle and