Reid Bigland, head of U.S. sales for Fiat Chrysler and the Ram brand and FCA Canada CEO, claims the company has retaliated against him for cooperating with a federal investigation into the company's sales reporting practices, and slashed his pay by approximately 90 per cent.
GM and Michelin are launching a joint research agreement to develop and validate the tire supplier's Unique Puncture-proof Tire System, or Uptis. GM will be a "technical partner" on the development of the wheels while the supplier will retain the intellectual properties and be able to distribute them to other manufacturers.
General Motors' first-quarter net income doubled from a year earlier, though operating profit fell 11 per cent primarily due to downtime at the company's full-size SUV plant in Texas. GM reported net income of US$2.15 billion, up from US$1.04 billion in the first quarter of 2018.
GM will continue producing the Cadillac CT6 and Chevrolet Impala large sedans until January 2020 at its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant in Michigan. The company says it won't extend production in Oshawa, Ont., but that the plant will get some additional work due to the extension in Michigan, giving Unifor President Jerry Dias hope.