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Chicago Auto Show, Tesla's cross country trek

Chicago Auto Show, Tesla's cross country trek

The Chicago Auto Show is known as a "consumers" show, and this year it's good to be in the market for a new vehicle.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer
U.S. vehicle recalls highest in nine years

U.S. vehicle recalls highest in nine years

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- More cars and trucks were recalled in the U.S. this year than in the past nine, led by Toyota, which issued recalls covering more than 5 million vehicles.
Gabrielle Levy
Ford hourly workers get profit-sharing, Honda exports

Ford hourly workers get profit-sharing, Honda exports

Hourly workers at Ford Motor Co. are sharing in the company's success with nice bonus checks as company profits soar.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer
Ford pushes driverless car tech, minicar crash tests

Ford pushes driverless car tech, minicar crash tests

Ford is joining forces with Stanford University and MIT to improve the technologies of autonomous vehicles that "see" around objects and detect other cars and people.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer

Biden, Duggan share a meal and discuss ways to help Detroit

DETROIT, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said he met with Mayor Mike Duggan in Detroit to discuss strategies to save the motor city.
Auto sales slow in December of a very good year

Auto sales slow in December of a very good year

DETROIT, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Growth in U.S. auto sales slowed in December, automakers said, with General Motors reporting a drop in sales compared to the same month a year earlier.
Fiat's $4.35B Chrysler deal creates 'global automaker'

Fiat's $4.35B Chrysler deal creates 'global automaker'

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Fiat SpA's $4.35 billion deal to buy the rest of Chrysler Group LLC will let the combined U.S.-Italian company become a "global automaker," Fiat's chief said.
U.S. auto exports at record level, could top 2 million

U.S. auto exports at record level, could top 2 million

DETROIT, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- The number of U.S.-built cars and trucks exported from the United States is at record levels and could reach 2 million in 2013, automakers said.
GM sheds 'Government Motors' moniker, Ford Mustang at 50

GM sheds 'Government Motors' moniker, Ford Mustang at 50

It was an historic week for General Motors. First the federal government completed its sale of shares in the Detroit icon and second a woman was named to lead the resurgent U.S. automaker.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer
Saab gets back in the game, U.S. auto sales soar

Saab gets back in the game, U.S. auto sales soar

You can't keep a good $40,000 car down. Sweden's Saab is making cars again.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer
Chrysler, Ford, post sales gains for November

Chrysler, Ford, post sales gains for November

DETROIT, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. automakers Ford Motor Company and Chrysler Group said sales of trucks and SUVs boosted overall sales in November.

Chrysler will not launch as public firm this year

MILAN, Italy, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Italian auto company Fiat said Monday it would not launch Chrysler Group as a public company until the first quarter of 2014.

Treasury Department says bailouts made a profit -- but not off GM

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. Treasury Department said it would close out its bailout of General Motors at a loss, although the total rescue effort is expected to make a profit.
Chrysler plans to go public in IPO

Chrysler plans to go public in IPO

CHICAGO, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Four years ago a betting man would have risked even money that Chrysler would disappear, but four years later Chrysler Group is planning to go public.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer
Nissan gives Datsun brand a Go, best cheap cars

Nissan gives Datsun brand a Go, best cheap cars

Nissan is giving the Datsun brand a Go in India.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer

Chrysler recalling 840,000 vehicles

WASHINGTON, July 3 (UPI) -- Chrysler Group LLC said Wednesday it is recalling about 840,000 vehicles to deal with five safety issues.
Corollas, Jeeps, buttons, knobs and backup cameras

Corollas, Jeeps, buttons, knobs and backup cameras

I had a girlfriend in college who had a 1970 Toyota Corolla. Back in the day the boxy Japanese compact was a novelty, sort of like what early buyers of Hyundai and Kia vehicles experienced when they drove South Korean cars in the early 1990s.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer

Chrysler issues four recalls

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- U.S. automaker Chrysler Group is recalling about 50,000 vehicles for four separate problems, regulators in Washington said Monday.

Chrysler issues recalls on 630,000 Jeep SUVs

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., June 6 (UPI) -- U.S. automaker Chrysler Group LLC said it would recall 630,000 Jeep SUVs due to airbag deployment and transmission problems.
214,000 Chrysler vehicles under recalls

214,000 Chrysler vehicles under recalls

WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- U.S. automaker Chrysler Group LLC is recalling more than 214,000 vehicles for a variety of problems, the largest affecting 119,497 vehicles.
Recalls, electric cars and sales, oh my

Recalls, electric cars and sales, oh my

Hyundai and Kia, which admitted inflating gas mileage claims, now have a huge recall on their hands.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer

U.S. auto execs reap rewards from recovery

DETROIT, March 9 (UPI) -- Alan Mulally has acquired holdings worth $317 million in six years as Ford Motor Co. chief executive officer, U.S. analysts said.
Toyota to regain global sales crown from General Motors

Toyota to regain global sales crown from General Motors

When Toyota Chief Executive Officer Akio Toyoda predicted a comeback for the Japanese automaker last spring no one really doubted him.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer
GM, feds reach deal to wrapup U.S. auto bailout

GM, feds reach deal to wrapup U.S. auto bailout

General Motors is bailing out of its federal bailout. "Government Motors" was the derisive moniker critics gave GM in when it accepted $49.5 billion in taxpayer dollars to stay alive.
Vintage Model A back in Bill Ford's garage

Vintage Model A back in Bill Ford's garage

A rare 1903 Ford Model A that's one of the oldest surviving cars made by the company was purchased at auction by Bill Ford Jr.
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