DETROIT, Oct 6- United Auto Workers members are planning to strike at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV U.S. manufacturing plants as soon as Wednesday evening, threatening to bring manufacturing to a halt. A strike at its U.S. operations could cost the automaker $40 million a week in operating profit, said Sean McAlinden, chief economist with the Center for Automotive...» Read More
If there was ever a time to take the plunge and by that new, or at least newer car, this could be it. Congress is considering a "Cash for Clunkers" bill and in my opinion this is the ultimate win/win for buyers, dealers, and the auto makers.
What do you think will happen to Chrysler? That question was flying around the Detroit Auto Show this weekend, and trust me, some of the predictions I heard in Detroit were doozies.
I get the same question every year at the Detroit Auto Show: What was your favorite new car? My answer is almost always a model with an aggressive design and often it's a concept. This year, the Cadillac Converj stole my heart.
We take a look at some of the newest advancements debuting at the Detroit Auto Show.
The auto show is under way in Detroit. But this year it's about far more than just having good-looking models and high mileage. The auto industry faces an even bigger battle with perception.
More and more seemingly law-abiding citizens are torching their cars, reporting them stolen and filing insurance claims. And it's affecting all of us.
The automobile industry may be rolling out electric cars in attempt to save their companies, but consumers have no incentive to buy the cars if an energy policy and a gas tax are not implemented soon, said Mike Jackson, CEO of AutoNation.
Lauren Fix discusses the newest tech features being unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show.
New cars are front and center at this year’s Detroit Auto Show. But one car in particular is generating some real buzz.
China's BYD Auto's e6 all-electric automobile made its U.S. debut today, with an assist from the chairman of Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary MidAmerican Energy Holdings. Check out our video from the Detroit Auto Show.
At an auto show that lacks "buzz", there are a couple of battles taking shape. Both of them could have major implications as to what we will be driving for years to come.
Tanking sales and gloom hang over Detroit as its annual auto show begins this week. Maybe the worst is behind it, as GM and Ford are up 26% and 15% YTD respectively.
Top executives at Ford Motor and General Motors stressed that the fortunes of automakers will depend on a turnaround in the economy and consumer confidence in particular.
Just weeks after ending a year marked by dismal sales and a federal bailout of General Motors and Chrysler, U.S. automakers Sunday touted new products with a focus on fuel efficiency that they say will help ensure that their cars and trucks will roll off assembly lines for years to come.
Calvin & Hobbes, like "Peanuts" or "The Simpsons" or "I Love Lucy", has a certain timelessness. Fifteen years later, a particular C&H classic is making the rounds on the internet.
As I have spent the last two weeks preparing for the Detroit Auto Show, which starts this Sunday, it's become clearer than ever to me the electric car is coming and coming fast.
Last month I got a lot of email after pondering what it might take to get me to buy an American car. I suggested that Detroit needed to come up with some sort of marketing campaign to convince me it's the cool, hip, right thing to do.
Dealers and manufacturers are taking unprecedented steps to move their inventory as the recession keeps consumer spending at bay.
I spent part of Wednesday afternoon tooling around GM's tech center in a "mule" version of the Volt. When I hit the gas, the acceleration was instant. The Volt will deliver the same performance you would get from a car with 250 horse power
Ron was living his dream of being a professional defensive end until suffering a career-ending injury. Now he's playing offense with his money.