Chevy Sonic poised to bungee jump, skydive in marketing push

05 October 2011, 05:22
GM will have its new subcompact Chevrolet Sonic bungee jump and skydive in an advertising campaign launching on Oct. 15 in an effort to reorient the brand to appeal to younger U.S. buyers.

Ford kills Escape Hybrid, adds two EcoBoost engine options

05 October 2011, 05:22
Ford's redesigned 2013 Escape crossover, due in early 2012, will lose its V-6 engine and hybrid-powertrain versions, the automaker said today. Instead, the next generation Escape will have three engine options, all of them four-cylinders.

Unrealistic consumer expectations dog EVs, study says

05 October 2011, 05:22
Consumer expectations of electric vehicles are so unrealistic that automakers are unlikely to satisfy them anytime soon, a study released today by consulting firm Deloitte concludes.

Highlights of tentative UAW-Ford labor deal

05 October 2011, 05:22
A tentative deal between Ford and the UAW offers a richer payout for Ford's 41,000 workers than the newly ratified contract at General Motors. The UAW expects ratification of the Ford deal by Oct.

GM juices Equinox, Terrain production -- again

05 October 2011, 05:22
GM is taking more steps to hike output of the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain at the Canadian assembly plant that makes the popular crossovers.
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