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Ford steps on the gas, production-wise

DEARBORN, Mich., May 22 (UPI) -- U.S. automaker Ford Motor Co. said it will bump up production in 2013 by 200,000 vehicles, due in part to increased demand on the West Coast.

Fuel economy in new autos up 18% since '07

ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 6 (UPI) -- New cars are gaining ground with rapid advances in fuel efficiency, but a new study puts a figure on the savings made since October 2007 --- an impressive average 18 percent or 24 miles per gallon.
Fuel efficiency rises among new cars sold

Fuel efficiency rises among new cars sold

DETROIT, March 5 (UPI) -- The fuel efficiency of all the cars sold in the United States is rising, a research institute in Michigan said.

GMAC critical to GM's future

DETROIT, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- A failure at U.S. lender GMAC could undermine the survival of auto giant General Motors Corp., an industry analyst says.

American Axle strike hits 29 GM plants

DETROIT, March 8 (UPI) -- American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. and the striking United Auto Workers union are holding talks this weekend.

Analysts: GM may have turned corner

DETROIT, March 15 (UPI) -- General Motors Corp. may have hit bottom and begun a sustainable recovery, several U.S. automotive analysts say.

New Chevy Malibu seeks to compete

DETROIT, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- The redesigned Chevrolet Malibu looks and feels like a luxury vehicle, a U.S. automobile analyst said Tuesday, the day photos of the 2008 model were released. General Motors' midsize car intended to compete against the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord and Nissa

Electronic systems cut rollover crashes

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) -- Equipping U.S. cars with electronic stability control systems could save 10,000 lives annually by preventing rollover crashes, an insurance group says.

Toyota shifting Camry assembly to Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, March 11 (UPI) -- Toyota will make Camry sedans in Lafayette, Ind., opening room at its main car plant in Kentucky for a new tall station wagon, industry analysts said.

New Mustang to keep its look for years

FLAT ROCK, Mich., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Ford Motor Co. says its newly redesigned Mustang will keep its look through this decade, the Detroit News reported Tuesday.
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