Manufacturing Economy

Cool It Now: Chrysler 300S And 200S Alloy Editions Are New Additions

The 200 may be going the way of the dodo, but that doesn’t mean Chrysler’s not going to squeeze some more life out of its mid-size backmarker. Along with the beefcake 300, the 200 is getting the appearance-package treatment. This one’s called Alloy. As one might expect, it’s metallic in nature.

Record Profit-Sharing Checks For General Motors

Workers at General Motors are getting a nice pat on the back for a job well done. Each hourly worker could see up to $11,000 from GM's profit-sharing agreement with the United Auto Workers union.

For the 4th quarter, GM made $6.3 billion and as part of the union agreement the auto company has to give some of the profit to the 2015 union workers.

Best In The Desert: 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Prepares For Grueling Off-Road Racing Series

There’s a roar in the desert – spitting sand and kicking up rocks. It’s the sound of the all-new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor, running in the 2016 Best in the Desert off-road racing series’ new factory stock class.

The Raptor race truck will leverage Raptor’s production platform including its all-new high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine and 10-speed transmission, along with torque-on-demand transfer case.

Chevrolet Continues As The Industry’s Fastest Growing Brand, Leading GM Retail Sales Increase

General Motors’ Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac dealers in the United States delivered 203,745 vehicles in January 2016, the company’s best January sales performance in eight years. GM’s retail sales were up sharply, climbing 9 percent year over year on the strength of a 12 percent increase at Chevrolet and a 45 percent increase at Buick. Total sales were up 0.5 percent.

Ford Brand Suvs Post Strongest Start Since 2004; Ford Vans Have Best Start In 31 Years, Thanks To New Transit

Coming off strong results last January, Ford Motor Company’s total U.S. sales of 173,723 vehicles declined 3 percent last month versus a year ago.

Bright spots for January include industry-leading transaction price increases for the month, the best start since 2004 for Ford brand SUV sales and an 8-percent gain in sales for Lincoln.

Why Fiat Chrysler Is Killing The Dodge Dart And Chrysler 200

Production of the slow-selling sedans will end so FCA can use its assembly lines to make more Jeeps and Rams, FCA's CEO says. Here's how that's likely to play out.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne said last week that the company will stop making the Dodge Dart and Chrysler 200 at some point in the near future in order to use the cars' factories to make more SUVs and trucks instead.

What's the story, here?

A "permanent shift" away from sedans in the U.S.

Ford Gives Real-World Truck Customers Insider Access To All-New F-Series Super Duty Testing

No actors, no stunts. Five real-world heavy-duty truck customers have an all-access insider pass to see how the all-new Super Duty – the toughest, smartest, most capable Super Duty ever – lives up to its Built Ford Tough promise.

These truck customers will witness torture testing of the all-new F-Series Super Duty before anyone else in the six-part We Own Work video series. The first video – to be posted next month at – will introduce these truck customers and provide background on their businesses and how they use their fleet of Super Duty trucks.

Cadillac CT6 Makes Red Carpet Debut At Oscars

Next month’s Academy Awards may be tense with questions about the diversity of actor nominees, but Hollywood’s TV spectacular will be a showcase for greater variety in the U.S. luxury automobile segment. The all-electric, American-made Tesla, not BMW or Mercedes, will be the vehicle of choice for many celebrities arriving on the red carpet.

And for the second year in a row, Cadillac will unveil a new ad for the Oscars featuring its most ambitious vehicle yet: the 2016 Cadillac CT6.