(November 30, 2010) DEARBORN, Mich. — Old clothes turn up in plenty of places — the hamper, the bottom of a closet, behind the washing machine. They’re also found in the next-generation Ford Focus, albeit in different and more useful forms.
The 2012 Focus, on sale early next year in North America and Europe, uses these cottons from recycled clothing in areas such as carpet backing and sound-absorption materials for interior quietness.
(November 30, 2010) DETROIT — General Motors today confirmed the completion of the sale of Nexteer Automotive to Pacific Century Motors, effective today.
The sale of Nexteer’s business includes global steering and halfshaft operations including 22 manufacturing facilities, six engineering facilities and 14 customer support centers located in North and South America, Europe and Asia.
(November 29, 2010) PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Cadillac and golf have reunited.
The PGA Tour and Cadillac today announced a multi-year agreement whereby Cadillac becomes title sponsor of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship and an umbrella sponsor of the World Golf Championships.
(November 29, 2010) Shanghai — The all-new Buick GL8 from Shanghai GM is now available. The luxury MPV builds on the heritage of the original GL8, China’s first family of executive wagons. Since the model’s debut in 1999, more than 330,000 have been sold across China.
(November 28, 2010) Auto sales in China will grow more than 30 percent to 18 million units this year, predicts J.D. Power and Associates. But in 2011 and beyond, the U.S.-based research firm expects China's auto market will grow at a somewhat lower rate than in 2009 and 2010.
In October, China's light vehicle sales reached 1.5 million units. The month's seasonally adjusted annualized rate equaled 19.2 million units, the first time annualized sales have topped 19 million units.