Mary Bara tells Wall Street analysts GM expects to cut the architectures underpinning its vehicles to 17 in 2018 from 30 in 2010. The plan would move 96% of GM’s forecasted global production volume to core platforms....More
Toyota has been cool toward EV technology, believing fuel-cell vehicles offer a better long-term solution to global warming. But the No.1 hybrid maker nevertheless launched all-electric versions of the Scion iQ and RAV4 in 2012....More
The auto maker needs stocks to remain above the industry average of roughly 80 days, because it has been idling assembly plants to changeover tooling for the ’14 models trickling in to dealers now....More
Positive broad economic indicators underpin GM’s possible change to its forecast of 15.0 million to 15.5 million industry sales this year. However, the fiscal crisis in Washington remains a wild card....More
America's best-selling SUV seems to be more at home in the office canyons of Manhattan and other urban streets, and with good reason. The New York tri-state region is the Explorer's top market nationally....More
Some suppliers are investing in additional facilities because they are confident current production levels will be sustained and because they have exhausted most of their avenues to stretch available...
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