There’s no mention of the ongoing ignition switch and steering wheel recalls but General Motors announcement today of a restructuring of global vehicle engineering – including “retirement” of the current head – is surely a consequence.
General Motors said on Tuesday (22 April) it has asked a bankruptcy court in New York to rule on whether the growing number of lawsuits alleging purely economic damages resulting from the ignition switch recall may proceed.
Electric car company Tesla wants to add manufacturing in China within the next three to four years, CEO Elon Musk told reporters in Beijing without elaborating.
A document listing details of Geely Auto future models has been published on the firm’s website.
Ford has revived the long-serving Escort nameplate for a new model built and sold, initially at least, in China.
Honeywell has reported first quarter earnings of US$9.4bn, up 4%, as well as organic sales rising 3%, excluding defence and space.
DuPont has revealed first quarter consolidated sales down 3% to US$10.1bn, principally due to differences in timing and planted area for agriculture sales, negative currency impact and adverse weather conditions in North America.
Ford’s apparently production ready Everest Concept previews a medium, seven-seat off-road SUV to be added to the automaker’s range in China and other Asia-Pacific and emerging markets.
PPG Industries has posted what it says are record first quarter 2014 net sales from continuing operations of US$3.6bn, up 17% or US$528m.
Mitsubishi Motors Thailand will build a THB500m (EUR11m) proving ground to help develop products for ASEAN markets.
Faurecia has unveiled consolidated sales of EUR4.52bn for the first quarter of 2014, up 7.0% at constant exchange rates and scope.
The focus in Beijing’s auto show this year is firmly on green technologies. That’s perhaps not too surprising when you bear in mind the problems that China is experiencing with air quality in its major cities.