Waymo, the subsidiary spun from Google to handle autonomous driving, today started offering commercial service with its self-driving, Canada-made Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivans. The service is called Waymo One.
Unifor Local 222, which represents hourly workers at the factory, is asking owners of GM vehicles to display lawn signs calling for a boycott. The signs read: "If GM pulls out of Oshawa, this is the last GM vehicle I buy."
Jim Hackett downplayed a report that the automaker may cut 25,000 jobs and said he'll have more news to share later this week.
The current trade and tariff environment under U.S. President Donald Trump is the greatest potential danger to the automotive industry, according to Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz.
General Motors Canada CEO Travis Hester says the company will be hiring in Canada, despite the automaker's plan to not allocate new product to its Oshawa Assembly Plant, according to the CBC.
Each of the Detroit-based automakers suffered double-digit sales declines. FCA was down 35 per cent. GM was down 18 per cent while Ford fell 11 per cent. Nissan and Toyota had record months.
Volkswagen Group expects the era of the combustion car to fade away after it rolls out its next-generation gasoline and diesel cars beginning in 2026.
General Motors is further differentiating the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD from its smaller sibling. The redesigned HD pickup's grille features a flow-through "CHEVROLET" similar to some models of the Silverado 1500.
Plunging automobile sales add to evidence that higher borrowing costs are beginning to eat into Canadian economic growth, possibly faster than the central bank expected.
On the day CEO Mary Barra outlined the largest round of job cuts and plant shutdowns in nearly a decade, General Motors also was having an orientation for new hires. Shrinking its employee ranks is part of its plan for the next economic downturn and the future, but GM also is working to change the makeup of the work force that remains.
For the first time since its formation in 1951, the Motor Dealers Association of Alberta is going to war against a provincial government. Dealers have started a $1-million fundraising campaign dedicated to defeating the NDP government.
Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau says Canada takes seriously comments made by U.S. President Donald Trump about withdrawing from NAFTA and is sure USMCA will be ratified by Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.