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Crash tests for Jeeps, fuel cells and a muscle car

Crash tests for Jeeps, fuel cells and a muscle car

Auto safety advocates are calling for government regulators to crash-test older model Jeeps to make sure protective trailer hitches actually protect occupants.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer
Self-parking cars to go beyond parallel parking

Self-parking cars to go beyond parallel parking

Sometime in the not-too-distant future a driver will be able to get out of a vehicle in front of a hotel or restaurant and her car will find an open parking spot and park itself at the touch of a button.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer
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

GM to offer 2-year maintenance plan on most 2014 vehicles

DETROIT, June 7 (UPI) -- Consumers buying or leasing eligible 2014 General Motors Co. vehicles will be covered by a two year/24,000 mile maintenance program, the Detroit automaker said.

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GM says it did not request CEO raise

DETROIT, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. automaker General Motors denied it had asked the government for a 20 percent raise for Chief Executive Officer Dan Akerson.

GM focusing on new designs

DETROIT, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. automaker General Motors will continue to focus on product development, its chief executive said Wednesday.
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.
GM to start $1 billion expansion in Russia

GM to start $1 billion expansion in Russia

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, June 22 (UPI) -- General Motors said it would more than double its production at its plant in St. Petersburg, Russia, as part of a $1 billion expansion plan.

GM CEO: U.S. political system 'broken'

NEW YORK, May 13 (UPI) -- General Motors Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dan Akerson told graduates at Columbia University Sunday the U.S. "political system is broken."

GM cries poor on CEO pay

DETROIT, April 26 (UPI) -- General Motors, 32 percent owned by U.S. taxpayers, has implored the government to allow it to raise pay levels for top-level executives.

Automakers confront resin supply issue

DETROIT, April 24 (UPI) -- An automobile trade group in Michigan said six manufacturers had agreed to seek a quick replacement for a critical resin that could soon be hard to find.
Automakers rewarded as buyers opt for gas-sippers

Automakers rewarded as buyers opt for gas-sippers

High gasoline prices may be helping the auto industry to its best year in recent memory with sales on pace to top 15 million vehicles on an annual basis.
AL SWANSON, United Press International

Chrysler's Marchionne skipped pay again

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., March 7 (UPI) -- Chrysler Group Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne worked without compensation in 2011, the second straight year he has done so, company documents reveal.
Auto Outlook: Survey shows U.S. automakers improved

Auto Outlook: Survey shows U.S. automakers improved

Detroit's former "Big Three" – Ford, GM and Chrysler – are on a roll thanks to new products and improved quality but they still lag behind the Japanese.
AL SWANSON, United Press International
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Dan Akerson is seen in a handout image at General Motors headquarters in Detroit, Michigan on August 31, 2010. Akerson takes over as CEO of General Motors Company on September 1, 2010, replacing current CEO Ed Whitacre, who is stepping down. UPI/John F. Martin/General Motos
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