Chrysler Group LLC on Tuesday posted a net income of $507 million for the second quarter of 2013.
Losses at ailing Italian automaker Fiat were
offset by income from Chrysler helping
boost second-quarter net profit 80 percent from the same quarter
a year earlier.
The all-electric Tesla Model S sedan has been well received in the U.S., and deliveries have just begun in Europe. Now for the wild card: China.
Consumer Reports said the 2014 Chevrolet Impala earned the best scores in its
class, making a U.S. model the top large sedan for the first time in 20 years.
Toyota Motor Corp released figures Friday showing it was still the world's top-selling carmaker, with the company and its subsidiaries selling 4.91 million vehicles in the first half of this year.
General Motors on Thursday
posted higher operational earnings for the second quarter and noted
that it had managed to staunch its losses in the troubled European
Mitsubishi said Thursday it was
recalling 650,000 minicars in Japan over a glitch in the engine's air
intake duct and reports of fire.
Nissan said Thursday that a weaker yen helped drive its net profit for the
April-to-June quarter rose 14 percent from a year earlier to $820 million.
New-car sales in North Texas' four largest counties were barely down in
June compared with a year earlier, but they remain up modestly for the year.
Ford reported net income
of $1.2 billion for the second quarter of 2013, nearly
$200 million above income for the same time period the year before.
Toyota sponsored the 2013 La Raza annual conference and gave away a new Rav4 to show its appreciation of the Hispanic community.
Tesla Motors has picked up a 35-acre site
near its automotive factory, apparently to build a test track for its
French carmaker Renault and Japanese partner
Nissan have sold more electric vehicles than all other automakers combined, the companies announced.
General Motors reported it sold 4.85 million vehicles globally in the first half of 2013, as North America and China posted
strong sales gains.
Contract Services Group made Ford's list of preferred suppliers, which could mean a jump in business opportunities and jobs, its president said.