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Auto News: GM Haults Volt Production; VW, Ford, Chrysler on Top in Quality Study

Aug 28, 2012
GM Expected to Suspend Volt Production; VW, Ford, Chrysler on Top in Quality Study

GM expected to suspend Chevy Volt production over slow sales

General Motors is halting, for a month, the manufacture of its well-known but seldom-sold Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric car, according to trade publication Automotive News.

VW, Ford, Chrysler come out on top in total new-vehicle quality study

Strategic Vision today released the results of its 2012 Total Quality Index study and found the industry as a whole continues to improve, with only 17% of consumers reporting problems with their new vehicles.

European woes cause slowdown in automotive mergers and acquisitions

There were 264 mergers or acquisitions in the global automotive industry during the first six months of this year compared with 303 during the same period in 2011.

Navistar CEO steps down, interim replacement named

Navistar International Corp. said today that its chairman and CEO has stepped down and named an interim replacement.

Ford breaks ground on new plant in southwest China

Ford Motor Co. is building a sixth plant in China as part of an effort to increase its sales in the world's largest auto market.

Appeals court rejects challenge to collective-bargaining-rights ballot proposal

The three-judge panel divided 2-1 on a key question in the case, whether its backers, a coalition of labor groups, had provided adequate notice to petition signers and prospective voters how the proposal would affect other constitutional provisions.

CAW members authorize strikes against Detroit 3

The CAW said today that its members have voted overwhelmingly to go on strike if necessary in contract talks with Chrysler, General Motors and Ford.

Source: (c)2012 the Detroit Free Press. Distributed by MCT Information Services

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