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  1. GM estimates $400M needed to pay for victims compensation program

    General Motors Co. on Thursday reported net income of $190 million or 11 cents a share, a figure that was significantly reduced by $1.2 billion in recall-related charges and a $400 million special charge it estimates will be needed to pay for a victims compensation program.

    • 8:25 AM, Jul. 24, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • DRIVE

    Henry Payne: Hyundai refines Sonata's allure

    My wife's sofas are littered with pillows inscribed with clever sayings. My favorite: 'I know I'm efficient. Tell me I'm beautiful.' The Hyundai Sonata reminds me of that pillow.

  2. As costs threaten profits, VW takes on a more modest view of the future

    Volkswagen, Europe's biggest car maker, has suddenly switched from telling everyone within earshot the sky is not the limit, to a more modest, placatory tone which points out that maybe not all things are possible.

    • 10:48 PM, Jul. 23, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • DRIVE

    Car Culture: Muscle cars offer power trips beyond racetrack

    Race car drivers like to say you can never have too much power. By contrast, regular motorists are supposed to be a bit more practical, accepting that 150-300 horsepower, depending on your vehicle type, is good enough.

    • 10:46 PM, Jul. 23, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • DRIVE

    Concours show to celebrate the early era of luxury pickups

    Plymouth — Pickups are among today's hottest selling vehicles and luxurious ones at that. Many feature heated seats, remote starters and the smooth rides once reserved for passenger sedans.

    • 11:07 PM, Jul. 23, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • DRIVE

    Wixom outlet specializes in splashy seats

    Tired of your vehicle's drab and dirty cloth interior? Want something easier to clean? Want to upgrade to leather?

    • 9:43 PM, Jul. 23, 2014
    • AUTOS

    GM calls back 822,000 vehicles in 6 new campaigns

    Washington General Motors said today it is recalling 822,000 vehicles worldwide in six new recall campaigns. None are related to ignition switch issues, and most are for minor problems. The new recalls mean GM has issued a record 60 separate recall campaigns this year affecting 28.77 million vehicles after it revised the count for an earlier recall in June.

    • 9:39 PM, Jul. 23, 2014
    • AUTOS

    GM scraps European version of Chevy Volt

    General Motors' money-losing European unit Opel will halt sales of the Detroit-built Opel Ampera in the face of disappointing results.

    • 10:03 PM, Jul. 23, 2014
    • AUTOS

    GM expected to take $1.2B in recall-related earnings charge

    Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co. will release second-quarter earnings Thursday that each are expected to fall short of last year’s second quarter. As part of that process, GM is expected to give a potential cost estimate for a victim compensation fund related to its recall of 2.59 million cars with ignition switch defects that have been linked to at least 13 deaths.

    • 2:56 PM, Jul. 23, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    Dodge, Porsche lead J.D. Power vehicle appeal awards

    Dodge and Porsche each scored three segment leading awards in a J.D. Power study released today measuring new vehicle appeal.

  3. GM cars in U.S., Canada now being sold with embedded OnStar 4G LTE service

    General Motors Co. is now selling cars in the U.S. and Canada embedded with OnStar 4G LTE mobile Internet service, with more vehicles soon rolling into dealerships with the connection the automaker hopes will win over customers and keep them returning to showrooms.

  4. Daimler's plan helps improve profit at Mercedes

    Daimler AG's plan to restore its Mercedes-Benz brand to the top of the luxury-car market gained traction in the second quarter as surging deliveries of the flagship S-Class sedan propelled a jump in profitability.

    • 10:56 PM, Jul. 22, 2014
    • AUTOS

    Chrysler recalls 800,000 SUVs for ignition problems

    Washington Chrysler Group LLC is recalling nearly 800,000 older Jeep SUVs for ignition swtich problems and urging owners to only use the ignition key as the automaker works to find a fix.

    • 4:36 PM, Jul. 22, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • FORD

    Ford reveals details about engines in aluminum-body F-150s

    Ford today revealed details about the engines that will power the aluminum-body 2015 F-150, and showed the pickup is lighter than originally estimated.

  5. Michigan tax breaks to spur GM, supplier expansions

    General Motors Co. and several auto suppliers are ramping up investment in Michigan to the collective tune of hundreds of millions of dollars, and plan to ...

  6. Tesla pauses production for plant upgrade

    Tesla Motors Inc. halted production at its California assembly plant for the first time as it adds robots to accelerate production of electric sedans and ...

  7. Toyota tries to fend off Latinos' suitors

    Toyota Motor Corp. plans to remain the top-selling auto brand among U.S. Hispanic customers as competing automakers boost efforts to win a bigger share of ...

    • 5:06 PM, Jul. 22, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    Judge orders PBGC to turn over documents in Delphi pension suit

    Washington — A Republican senator on Tuesday praised a ruling by a federal judge that ordered the government's pension insurer to disclose more documents ...

    • 11:38 PM, Jul. 22, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • FORD

    Ford names new president of Lincoln brand

    Kumar Galhotra, Ford Motor Co.'s former vice president of engineering, has been named president of Lincoln in a move that underscores the automaker's ...

  8. Consumer Reports: Buick Regal beats Volvo S60, ties Mercedes-Benz C250 in road test

    Consumer Reports magazine said Tuesday that the Buick Regal beat the Volvo S60 in a head-to-head road test, and finished one point lower than the BMW 328i and ...

  9. Mercedes seeks to close gap in China with more dealers, new models

    Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz expects to outpace the growth in industry sales of premium autos in China this year, after merging two competing sales networks and ...

    • 11:21 PM, Jul. 20, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    Feds want faster pace for auto recalls

    Washington — The Obama administration and some members of Congress want to give the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sweeping new authority to get unsafe cars ...

    • 6:52 PM, Jul. 21, 2014
    • AUTOS

    Foxx: No NHTSA officials fired, disciplined in GM probe

    Washington — Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says no one has been disciplined or fired as a result of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s handling ...

  10. Opel Group to manage GM's European business

    General Motors Co. said Monday it has given full responsibility for GM's European business to a new entity called Opel Group that combines oversight of the ...

    • 11:42 PM, Jul. 20, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Autos Insider

    Websites ease car-buying process

    Want to take some of the stress and mystery out of the car-buying process? Get on the Internet.

  11. Nissan cars seen self-parking by 2016 as autos go driverless

    Nissan Motor Co. will introduce cars that park themselves by 2016, as the Japanese carmaker rushes to be among the first to offer automated driving.

    • 10:50 PM, Jul. 18, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • DRIVE

    The best of the best auto features

    Herewith my 2014 list of the best features in autos today – mechanical, digital, aesthetic, and otherwise. What did I miss? Got your favorite feature?

    • 10:28 PM, Jul. 18, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • DRIVE

    To say Jay Leno is obsessed by cars is a vast understatement

    On a sunny day in the Burbank hills, Jay Leno's canary yellow McLaren supercar shatters the silence.

    • 10:29 PM, Jul. 18, 2014
    • AUTOS

    GM waited more than 10 years to recall 6.7M cars after first report of stalling

    General Motors disclosed today that it first received a report of stalling in 2003. It said it improved ignition switches in 2004 in some older cars, but ...

  12. Embattled legal chief tests GM's culture of loyalty

    Score two for the Senate in the deadly ignition-switch recall case of prosecutors-turned-senators vs. GM's chief lawyer.

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