Cooling compact crossovers, Chevy’s long skid, the Korean rebound and other stories behind the U.S. industry’s slow, steady first-half sales decline.
If the forecasts are right, this will be the second time in three years that the U.S. industry fails to record a single monthly increase from January through June.
"Consumers simply haven't had a compelling reason to buy," Cox Automotive's chief economist said.
Toyota wants to make sure its unwavering commitment to U.S. manufacturing doesn't go overlooked.
In 2018, Mexico accounted for more than a quarter of General Motors' North American production for the first time. That proportion will rise further if the company goes through with plans to end production at three car-assembly plants in the U.S. and Canada this year.
Investors see a downturn as an opportunity for GM and Ford to prove they're prepared to make the right moves.
When Janesville Assembly was on its last legs, GM workers in Ohio were feeling relieved. Only a decade later, their plant is facing closure, too.
For years, Janesville, Wis., refused to give up on the General Motors plant that closed in 2008. GM, after all, promised that the plant might reopen once the economy turned. But that good news never came.