General Motors Co. replaced the head of its global vehicle engineering unit in a reorganization that includes more than doubling the number of product investigators after a small-car recall linked to at least 13 deaths raised concerns about vehicle safety at the automaker.
Volkswagen AG forecast its sales in China will increase 10 percent or more in 2014, signaling the German automaker will outsell General Motors Co. in the world’s biggest auto market for a second-straight year.
General Motors Co. doesn’t have to tell car owners they should park the 2.59 million vehicles it recalled over faulty ignition switches, a federal judge ruled, rejecting a bid for what would’ve been an unprecedented order.
General Motors Co. Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra, under fire for the company’s slow response to flawed ignition switches linked to 13 deaths, said she is creating a team that will make the company’s cars as safe as they are fun to drive.
General Motors Co. chose not to use a more robust ignition-switch part in Chevrolet Cobalts and other small cars while they were being designed, a decision that may have led to deaths, safety advocates said.