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Lexus most dependable for 3rd year, new GM chief royalty

Lexus most dependable for 3rd year, new GM chief royalty

Complaints about vehicles with 4-cylinder engines and transmissions led to the first decline in the J.D. Power & Associates yearly dependability study in 15 years.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer
CEO Mary Barra at GM: 'We want to accelerate'

CEO Mary Barra at GM: 'We want to accelerate'

DETROIT, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. auto industry's first female chief executive officer, Mary Barra, said her goals for General Motors do not involve any abrupt changes.
Corvette Stingray, Silverado pickup earn top honors

Corvette Stingray, Silverado pickup earn top honors

Trucks made as much news as cars at the Detroit auto show -- but no automaker made more news than General Motors.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer

GM's new CEO stands to earn $4.4 million

DETROIT, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. automaker General Motors Co. said Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra will earn as much as $4.4 million this year if the company hits performance targets.
Akerson looks over his shoulder at GM and Detroit

Akerson looks over his shoulder at GM and Detroit

DETROIT, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Dan Akerson, the retired head of U.S. automaker General Motors, said he hoped his successor's successes leave him in the dust.
CEO turnover for 2013 up slightly from 2012 in U.S. companies

CEO turnover for 2013 up slightly from 2012 in U.S. companies

CHICAGO, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Top executive turnover at U.S. firms shrank in the fourth quarter of 2013, but the year's total rose slightly over 2012, a private outplacement firm said.
GM declares first dividend since bankruptcy

GM declares first dividend since bankruptcy

DETROIT, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- General Motors Co.'s directors announced a quarterly dividend of 30 cents per common share Tuesday, its first premium since coming out of bankruptcy in 2009.
GM to invest $1.3 billion in US manufacturing

GM to invest $1.3 billion in US manufacturing

Dec. 16 (UPI) -- GM announces a $1.3 billion investment in Midwestern auto manufacturing, pouring money into plants in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana.
Sonali Basak
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

GM says it will quit building cars in Australia

ADELAIDE, Australia, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- General Motors said Wednesday it would quit manufacturing operations in Australia by the end of 2017, ending 2,900 jobs in what it called a challenging market.
GM names its first female CEO

GM names its first female CEO

DETROIT, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. automaker General Motors Tuesday named Executive Vice President Mary Barra to succeed retiring Chief Executive Officer Dan Akerson in January.
GM names Mary Barra as new CEO, the first lady to lead automotives

GM names Mary Barra as new CEO, the first lady to lead automotives

Dec. 10 (UPI) -- General Motors names Mary Barra to step in as chief executive when Dan Akerson retires next year. Barra is the first woman to be CEO of a major automobile company.
Sonali Basak
General Motors names new GM China president

General Motors names new GM China president

DETROIT, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- General Motors Co. Friday named a new president to oversee the Detroit automaker's growing China region.
GM rolls into emerging markets as U.S. government sells off stock

GM rolls into emerging markets as U.S. government sells off stock

(UPI)GM exhibits growth into international markets as the U.S. government backs out of shares bought through economic recovery programs during the financial crisis.
Sonali Basak
Toyota unveils fuel cell car, Point-click-spend $30,000

Toyota unveils fuel cell car, Point-click-spend $30,000

Toyota, which created the gas-electric Prius, last week rolled out a concept model of its long-awaited fuel cell sedan.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer
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