chevy cruze http://michiganradio.org en GM recalls 292,879 Chevy Cruzes for braking issue http://michiganradio.org/post/gm-recalls-292879-chevy-cruzes-braking-issue <p>GM will recall <font size="2">292,879 Chevy Cruze cars&nbsp;from the &nbsp;2011 and 2012 model years for a potential intermittent loss of partial braking power.</font></p><p><font size="2">GM says it's aware of 27 low-speed crashes, some of which could be linked to the problem, but no injuries.</font></p><p><font size="2">The automaker says in rare instances, a driver might have to apply extra force to the brake to get the car to stop.</font></p><p><font size="2">The recall is for Cruze cars equipped with the 1.4 liter gasoline turbo engine and automatic transmission.</font></p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 18:55:41 +0000 Tracy Samilton 14028 at http://michiganradio.org GM recalls 292,879 Chevy Cruzes for braking issue GM's Chevy Cruze top-selling compact in August http://michiganradio.org/post/gms-chevy-cruze-top-selling-compact-august <p align="LEFT">General Motors says sales rose 10-percent in August, compared to the same month a year ago.</p><p align="LEFT">The Detroit car company also broke several sales records.</p><p align="LEFT">GM says it got a noticeable bump from advertising aired during the Olympics.</p><p align="LEFT">Sales of the Chevy Cruze, Volt, Spark and Sonic hit an all-time high.</p><p align="LEFT">Those are all small cars.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p align="LEFT">The Chevy Cruze, a compact car, even beat Honda's perennial top-performer, the Civic, in August.</p> Tue, 04 Sep 2012 21:25:19 +0000 Tracy Samilton 8940 at http://michiganradio.org GM's Chevy Cruze top-selling compact in August GM and Ford sales rise in June as gas prices sink http://michiganradio.org/post/gm-and-ford-sales-rise-june-gas-prices-sink <p><strong>UPDATE:</strong></p><p>General Motors and Ford both saw U-S sales rise more than 10 percent in June as lower gas prices brought more customers into its showrooms.</p><p>The fuel efficient Fiesta and Focus drove sales for Ford.</p><p>The new Chevrolet Cruze compact led GM&#39;s sales gain. Cruze sales were more than double those of the old Chevrolet Cobalt.</p><p>Don Johnson is the Vice President of U-S sales operations for General Motors. He says sales were led by smaller, more fuel-efficient models.</p><p><strong>Original story:</strong></p><p>General Motors says its U.S. sales rose 10 percent in June as lower gas prices brought more customers into its showrooms.</p><p>The Detroit car company says it sold 215,000 cars and trucks last month.</p><p>Don Johnson, the Vice President of U.S. sales operations for General Motors, says sales were led by smaller, more fuel-efficient models:</p><blockquote><p>&quot;What drove our success this month, as well as the last couple of months, is our ability to meet the needs of the consumers as they go looking for more fuel efficient vehicles,&quot; said Johnson.</p></blockquote><p>The new Chevrolet Cruze compact led GM&#39;s sales gain. Cruze sales were more than double those of the old Chevrolet Cobalt.</p><p>GM&#39;s small-car sales were helped by earthquake-related shortages of Japanese cars. Fri, 01 Jul 2011 20:12:09 +0000 Vincent Duffy 3120 at http://michiganradio.org GM and Ford sales rise in June as gas prices sink June auto sales - Analysts expect a mixed bag http://michiganradio.org/post/june-auto-sales-analysts-expect-mixed-bag <p><a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-06-30/auto-sales-at-12-million-rate-slowed-by-missing-inventory-cars.html">General Motors, Ford and other automakers will release their June auto sales numbers&nbsp;Friday</a>.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.marketwatch.com/story/toyota-honda-boosted-auto-incentives-in-june-2011-06-30">Toyota</a>&nbsp;continues to recover from this year&rsquo;s natural disaster.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 30 Jun 2011 20:35:36 +0000 Steve Carmody 3100 at http://michiganradio.org Drivers have big impact on gas mileage http://michiganradio.org/post/drivers-have-big-impact-gas-mileage <p>When it comes to fuel economy, Roger Clark says, &quot;how you drive matters.&quot;</p><p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/michigan/local-michigan-972431.mp3</p> Tue, 07 Jun 2011 14:11:01 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 2770 at http://michiganradio.org Drivers have big impact on gas mileage Automakers release sales numbers today http://michiganradio.org/post/automakers-release-sales-numbers-today <p>Sales numbers for April are coming in today, and there are more signs that the American public has pent up energy to buy new cars. As they did in 2008, higher gas prices are driving demand for smaller, fuel efficient cars. U.S. Automakers are more prepared for that demand this time around.</p><p><strong>Update 3:50 p.m.</strong></p><p>Chrysler announced the &quot;best April sales since 2008&quot; - a 22% increase compared with sales in April 2010. The company sold 95,703 cars in April. Tue, 03 May 2011 19:50:22 +0000 Mark Brush 2327 at http://michiganradio.org Automakers release sales numbers today