Toyota Sues ‘Old GM’ Over Closure of NUMMI Plant

Toyota Sues ‘Old GM’ Over Closure of NUMMI Plant
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Now, Toyota is apparently suing the remnants of the ‘old’ GM (known as Motors Liquidation Company) for breach of contract, claiming $73 million in damages, namely to cover research and development costs, before GM pulled out of NUMMI last year. Continue Reading...

Report: Toyota Closes California NUMMI Plant in Bid to Cut Production by One Million Units

Report: Toyota Closes California NUMMI Plant in Bid to Cut Production by One Million Units
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Toyota has confirmed that, for the first time, it will close one of its U.S. plants. The facility is the New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. (NUMMI) plant in Freemont, California. “After the decision by General Motors to withdraw from the NUMMI joint venture, Toyota conducted a thorough review of its alternatives in light of current… Continue Reading...

General Motors Planning To Leave NUMMI

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General Motors Planning To Leave NUMMI
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With the Pontiac brand gone, GM is looking to get out of its arrangement with Toyota that spawned the Vibe/Matrix models In stark contrast to official statements by General Motors reps (and to a story we ran yesterday) the struggling U.S. automaker does indeed want out of the joint project with Toyota that saw the… Continue Reading...

General Motors Looking To Toyota For A Shared Platform To Replace Vibe

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General Motors Looking To Toyota For A Shared Platform To Replace Vibe
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With news today that the Pontiac brand will in fact be eliminated, General Motors is eager to get working with Toyota to build a new shared platform to replace the Vibe. The Vibe is to GM what the Matrix is to Toyota, and both models come from an evenly shared joint venture known as New United… Continue Reading...