Bobby Cerchione’s motivation for spending $95,000 four years ago on his second Dodge Viper was simple. He was worried about how much longer the car and company that built it, Chrysler LLC, might be around.
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.
General Motors Co., taking aim at competitors in the full-sized truck category, plans to unveil the GMC brand’s version of its new midsized truck that offers drivers towing power at a lower cost than larger vehicles.
The Chevrolet Corvette, once the coolest of cool rides on Route 66 and the rest of America’s roads, has suffered the cruelest of fates: It’s known as an old man’s toy. Even the head of Chevy marketing acknowledges that too many people see it as the car of “the successful plumber.”
Toyota Motor Corp., rebounding from lost production after last year’s natural disasters in Asia, is on pace to outsell General Motors Co. and Volkswagen AG and reclaim its title as the world’s top-selling automaker.