| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:00 PM
Mary Barra, who started at General Motors Co. as a teenager and played a key role in the automaker's post-bailout turnaround, will become the first female chief executive in the company's history.
Despite the groundbreaking nature of her appointment,...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 9:42 AM
SYDNEY (Reuters) - It's as much a part of Australia as kangaroos, the Sydney Opera House or vegemite, and General Motors Co's decision to stop manufacturing Holdens in the country looks like the marketing equivalent of a car crash.
| Jan 3, 2014
| 7:31 AM
Automakers ended 2013 with a bang, selling about 1.4 million cars in December, according to preliminary estimates, ranking it among the best months in years.
Sales started slow, as consumers focused on Christmas shopping but then came roaring back in...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 6:39 AM
DETROIT (Reuters) - In an escalation of the auto industry's war of words over future green technologies, a senior Toyota Motor Corp executive singled out Elon Musk and other rival executives on Tuesday and made a bold prediction for its hydrogen car.
| Jan 23, 2014
| 12:52 PM
Toyota Motor Corp. retained its title as the world’s biggest car seller last year, topping General Motors Co. and third place Volkswagen Group, but the gap is narrowing.
Toyota on Thursday said it sold a record 9.98 million vehicles, up 2.4%...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 9:24 AM
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a probe into intermittent brake failure in the 2007 and 2008 Toyota Camry hybrid sedan.
Dozens of consumers have complained to the agency about the problem, asking it to force Toyota Motor...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 9:48 AM
Facing the potential of paying millions of dollars in punitive damages after losing an Oklahoma sudden acceleration lawsuit, Toyota Motor Corp. quickly reached a settlement with the plaintiffs.
On Thursday, an Oklahoma City jury found that faulty...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 6:28 PM
Toyota Motor Corp.'s first loss in a sudden acceleration case, in an Oklahoma courtroom this week, could embolden attorneys nationwide who are looking to bring hundreds of similar cases.
Worse for the Japanese automaker, the verdict centered on the...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:08 PM
An Oklahoma City jury has found that electronic defects in a Toyota Motor Corp. vehicle caused it to accelerate out of control and crash into a wall, killing a passenger and seriously injuring the driver.
The verdict, handed down late Thursday, requires...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 6:23 PM
Toyota Motor Corp. has battled hundreds of lawsuits in recent years related to sudden acceleration.
But a landmark trial began Thursday with opening statements in a Los Angeles County Superior Court.
Other litigation has focused on whether there is an...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 6:23 PM
Taking the stand in a $20-million product liability lawsuit, the top U.S. executive for Toyota Motor Corp. deflected questions on the technical details of his company's cars and the costs of installing a safety system that plaintiffs contend could have...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 10:04 AM
DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co on Thursday unveiled new versions of its Chevrolet and GMC full-size SUVs in an effort to maintain the company's dominance in this lucrative segment of the U.S. auto industry.
GM's Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban and its...