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Three-wheeled Elio, a $6,800 commuter car, is closer to going on sale

...plans to start making the cars next fall at a former General Motors plant in Shreveport, La. Already, more than 27,000...Associated Press. But he did earn an engineering degree at General Motors Institute ? now Kettering University ? and started...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-15/three-wheeled-elio-6800-co
Georgia judge refuses to dismiss GM death case

NEW YORK - A Georgia judge has denied a motion by General Motors to dismiss a wrongful death case against the automaker and set a trial date for April 2016.The family of Brooke Melton, a 29-year-old...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-09/georgia-judge-refuses-dismiss
Six GM recalls issued

General MotorsDETROIT - General Motors has issued six more recalls totaling 312,000 vehicles as the company cleans up past safety issues.The recalls in North America...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2014-08-14/six-gm-recalls-issued
US road safety agency moves slowly when drivers spot problems and petition for investigations

...agency has fined automakers such as General Motors and Toyota millions for missing...for a decade. By comparison, General Motors alone has at least 60 safety investigators...into the air bag systems in big General Motors cars such as the Chevrolet Impala...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-11/us-road-safety-agency-move
Business news

...death claims have been filed so far with the lawyer handling payments for those involved in wrecks caused by faulty General Motors ignition switches.A spokeswoman for compensation expert Kenneth Feinberg says he received 125 claims by Friday afternoon...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-08/business-news
What Is It?

...decided sometimes years ahead of implementation. The quad headlights had shown up on concept cars as early as 1953 from General Motors and were soon seen as the next big styling "thing.' It was no secret then that all of the manufacturers were working...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2014-08-07/what-it
Toyota profit up nearly 5 percent on sales growth

...Volkswagen AG of Germany beat U.S. manufacturer General Motors Co. to become No. 2 in global vehicle sales.Toyota's results outshone General Motors, which last month reported a $190 million profit...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/finance/2014-08-05/toyota-profit-near
GM recalls 800,000 vehicles

DETROIT - General Motors issued six more recalls last week, bringing its annual total to 60 recalls covering almost 30 million vehicles. The latest recalls...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2014-07-31/gm-recalls-800000-vehicles
Big discounts help US auto sales sizzle, with best July sales since 2006

...helped U.S. auto sales sizzle in July.Toyota, Ford, Nissan and Chrysler all saw double-digit sales gains. General Motors' sales were up 9 percent compared with last July, while Hyundai's rose 1.5 percent. Of major automakers, only...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/smart-shopper/2014-08-01/big-discount
What Is It?

...Oldsmobile! In its glory days, Olds was known as (and widely respected for being) the engineering division of General Motors. In 1940, Olds offered the industry's first fully automatic transmission. In 1949, Oldsmobile (along with Cadillac...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2014-07-31/what-it