SEOUL (Reuters) -- Kia Motors said Thursday in Seoul that it plans to make its Forte compact and an unidentified small car targeted at the local market at its assembly plant in Mexico. The South Korean automaker last year signed a deal to build its first Mexican factory, which will start production
With improvements in vehicle fuel economy, U.S. drivers' average gasoline consumption is the lowest it's been in at least 30 years, according to research by the University of Michigan released today. The number of gallons of gasoline used per person, driver, vehicle and household is below rates in
SEOUL (Reuters) -- Hyundai Motor Co. aims to boost its U.S. sales by 4.7 percent this year, ahead of the industry's projected growth rate, despite a consumer shift to SUVs and pickups. Sales of one of Hyundai's mainstay sedans, the Elantra, have slowed in the U.S. as consumers take advantage of ...
MEXICO CITY/DETROIT (Reuters) -- General Motors Co will build its next-generation Chevrolet Cruze small car in Mexico, the company said on Monday, as automakers look to expand there to take advantage of low labor costs and free trade agreements. GM will invest $350 million to produce the Cruze at
Editor's note: The headline has been updated to make clearer that the plant would be Toyota's first passenger-car factory. TOKYO/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) -- Toyota Motor Corp. is finalizing plans for its first passenger-car assembly plant in Mexico that could be approved by its board as early as next
TOKYO (Reuters) -- Honda Motor Co. has hired Exponent, a U.S. engineering consulting company enlisted by Toyota Motor Corp. during its recall crisis in 2010, to investigate the cause of ruptures in some airbags made by Takata Corp. The hiring of Exponent was first reported by Japan's Jiji News ...
effort Honda is undertaking in Ohio involves sponsoring weeklong summer camps to teach young students computer programming, Web and app development and other tech skills. The company is also funding twelve $2,500 scholarships for students who choose
TRENTON, N.J. (Bloomberg) -- Tesla Motors Inc. will be allowed to sell its electric cars straight to consumers in New Jersey, after Republican Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill overhauling the state's dealership laws. Christie on Wednesday said he signed legislation allowing direct sales by ...
General Motors again dominated the top rankings in customer satisfaction at dealership service departments, claiming three of the five highest-scored mainstream brands in a benchmark study released today by J.D. Power and Associates. Buick held onto its highest-ranked mainstream brand title, while
Ford Motor Co., seeking to beam down wireless software updates to its next generation of cars, has assigned the task to an old, familiar friend: Microsoft Corp. Microsoft developed the first two generations of Ford's Sync infotainment system before being replaced by Blackberry's QNX for the third
Plaintiffs from around the country who are suing General Motors over faulty ignition switches have gained access to "millions" of previously confidential documents produced by the automaker and plan to depose numerous current and former top executives this year, two lawyers involved in a key case
help close the quality perception gap. Between GM and its Japanese rivals and to boost confidence in GM's vehicles. On our web site reaction to today's news was swift. As he writes looks like a market share erosion strategy if I ever saw one. Florida
DETROIT -- General Motors plans to cut its powertrain warranty on Chevrolet and GMC vehicles for the 2016 model year, concluding that its standout offer of 100,000-mile coverage -- in place for nearly a decade -- wasn't a strong enough selling point. The five-year/100,000-mile powertrain coverage
GEORGETOWN, Del. (Bloomberg) -- General Motors investors urged a judge to let their lawsuit proceed against the automaker's board that they say was asleep at the switch while the company produced cars with faulty ignition systems that led to fatal accidents. More than a dozen current and former GM
DETROIT/SEOUL (Reuters) -- Hyundai Motor Co. plans to expand its U.S. factory, three people familiar with the matter said, hoping to ramp up production of SUVs as lower oil prices boost demand for trucks. Sales of the South Korean automaker's sedans such as the Elantra and Sonata are slowing in the
TRENTON, N.J. (Bloomberg) -- Tesla Motors Inc. drew closer to resuming electric-car sales in New Jersey as a state Senate committee approved a rule to allow direct customer purchases. The bill was passed unanimously by the Assembly in June and on Monday by the Senate Commerce Committee. It goes to
a reason to act quickly when responding to inquiries over the Web , doing so 29 percent of the time. This means Internet salespeople ..... average of 63 percent. Ford dealers didn't waste time with Web inquiries, answering questions within 30 minutes more than 60
considered cutting edge. "Sadly," he said, that's still pretty much the case, even though the model is more relevant today as Web -savvy, smartphone-toting consumers increasingly hunt simple, fast and transparent vehicle deals. With One Price, One
re able to help with the financing needs." DeBoer added, "It begins the transparency early and reinforces it through the Web or through an email contact or chat rooms or in the showroom." The proprietary technology was developed by DCH Auto Group in
t andmdash; including: Eye-tracking: Tracking visual attention to see where people are looking on a TV ad, print ad, Web page or a car. Facial coding: Examining the expressions people make. EEG, or electroencephalograph: Measuring brain waves