Industry on a much better footing than during most of the past decade when Canada was viewed as one of the most expensive vehicle-producing jurisdictions
Volkswagen AG sold just over 7 million vehicles worldwide during the nine months, making it a close third.
New Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon expected in 2015 after dropping from segment in 2012
Local automakers are being squeezed by bigger, richer global rivals including General Motors and Nissan that have dominated the low-priced model segment.
The fierce rivals will save millions of dollars that can be spent on other engineering initiatives and to keep their prices low.
Through 2016, Opel will introduce 23 new models and 13 new powertrains.
The money, including a $46-million add-on, is spread over six manufacturing facilities to make a new small engine, improved V-6 and new transmission
Automaker rolling out an historic number of new models, plans to refresh 70 per cent of global products
GM estimates ELR has battery range of approximately 56 kilometres, 480 kilometres using generator
Automakers gave few details about partnership, have eye on fast-growing emerging markets