small cars


GM, UAW restart talks as workers take to picket lines

DETROIT, Sept 16 — Negotiators for General Motors Co and the United Auto Workers resumed talks today at 10am EDT to resolve a strike that shut down the automaker’s highly profitable US operations. The UAW yesterday launched the first…

Trump threatens to cut GM subsidies in retaliation for US job cuts

WASHINGTON, Nov 28 — US President Donald Trump threatened yesterday to cut subsidies for General Motors Co after the largest US automaker said it would halt production at five plants in North America and cut nearly 15,000 jobs. “The US saved…

General Motors to transfer Vietnam operation to Vingroup’s car arm

HANOI, June 28 — General Motors Co has agreed to transfer its Vietnamese operation to domestic car manufacturer VinFast Trading and Production LLC, in a move the pair said will marry GM’s automotive expertise with VinFast’s local market…

The toll of Trump’s trade war: Damage to more than just Daimler

MUNICH, June 22 — Over the past three decades, the global auto industry has gotten, well, more global. Manufacturers built scores of factories outside their home countries to reduce exposure to currency swings, take advantage of cheaper labour and…

Opel lost around US$250m in Q2, says report

BERLIN, Sept 2 — German carmaker Opel, which has been bought by France’s PSA Group from General Motors , widened its losses in the second quarter to around US$250 million (RM1 billion) , auto trade weekly Automobilwoche reported today….

Ford’s China move casts new cloud on Mexican carmaking

MEXICO CITY, June 23 — A second U-turn this year by Ford Motor Co in Mexico has raised the spectre of Chinese competition for local carmaking, adding to pressure on the industry after repeated threats by US President Donald Trump to saddle it…

China’s Geely doubles earnings as Volvo tech boosts sales

China's Geely doubles earnings as Volvo tech boosts sales

BEIJING (March 22): China’s Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd posted its biggest profit growth in eight years on Wednesday, as improved product design and engineering following its 2010 purchase of Sweden’s Volvo helped propel it to record sales.

Geely, which also owns the maker of London’s black cabs, has already forecast a 31% jump in sales for the current year as affordable models introduced after the Volvo acquisition, such as its GC9 sedan and Boyue sport-utility vehicle, exceed initial estimates.

Peugeot-Opel deal promises Big Bang in small cars, sources say

PARIS, Feb 24 ― French carmaker PSA Group is planning an engineering blitz to redevelop Opel’s core models with its own technology if it succeeds in buying General Motors’ European arm, company sources and advisers told Reuters. The Peugeot…

Daimler to focus Smart brand on electric cars in US, Canada

Daimler to focus Smart brand on electric cars in US, Canada

WASHINGTON/FRANKFURT (Feb 14): Daimler will stop selling combustion engine Smart cars in the United States and Canada and focus the brand on electric vehicles in the two markets, the company said late on Monday.

Dietmar Exler, head of Mercedes-Benz USA, said in a letter to dealers reviewed by Reuters that the sale of Smart cars with gasoline engines would stop when the 2017 model year ends this fall.

It is the latest sign of struggles for small cars in the United States.

Trump urges US automakers to make big push for new plants

WASHINGTON, Jan 24 — US President Donald Trump pushed the chief executives of General Motors Co, Ford Motor Co and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV today to increase production in the United States and boost American employment. Trump opened a…