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GM sacrifices rental sales to nab higher-margin business

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 7
GM is in the midst of a big cutback in sales to rental fleets, an effort that executives say is aimed at improving the bottom line, even if it stunts revenue or market-sh ...

1st generation will be the last for Cadillac ELR

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1
The flashy - and pricey - Cadillac ELR plug-in hybrid coupe won't stick around for a second generation, Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen confirms. ...

V-series variant unlikely for Caddy's top-end CT6

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1
Cadillac has no plans for a V-series high-performance model of its new CT6 large sedan, brand boss Johan de Nysschen said. ...

How GM saved itself from Flint water crisis

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 31
Thanks to its fortuitous location and some heads-up planning, GM was able to sidestep a crisis that has befallen everyone else in the city where it was born more than a c ...

GM program 'just another channel'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25
Dealers have responded warily to news that General Motors will insert itself into the used-car business, a key profit center at most dealerships. Here are details on how ...

Don't expect smaller Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25
The big question was left hanging after GMC showed a shrunken 2017 Acadia this month at the Detroit auto show: What does the redesign mean for the Acadia's crossover cous ...

Cadillac preps to share Oscar night spotlight

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25
Cadillac is prepping for a red-carpet moment of its own during the Academy Awards next month. General Motors' luxury brand will use the Feb. ...

Why the CT6 is Cadillac's square-peg sedan

UPDATED: 1/26/16 11:00 am ET - adds driving impressions
The CT6 that hits showrooms in March defies categorization in terms of its size, interior space and price. It's something different. ...

GMC takes first step onto Jeep terrain

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18
The All Terrain model of GMC's redesigned Acadia signals GM's desire to position the brand as a challenger to Jeep. ...

A sales plateau? GM is ready for it, Ammann says

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18
You might expect General Motors' vehicle inventory to be creeping higher as whispers of a U.S. sales plateau grow louder, given its history of keeping the factories crank ...

Acadia's stance: Less is more

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18
General Motors chopped more than 7 inches of wheelbase and 700 pounds in an effort to right-size the GMC Acadia for the midsize-crossover segment, one of the industry's l ...

GM delays rollout of Super Cruise

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18
General Motors' Super Cruise autonomous driving technology will debut on the Cadillac CT6 sedan sometime in 2017, at least several months later than the fall 2016 on-sale ...

Buick Envision intro is low-key, high-stakes

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17
The China-built Envision compact crossover had a low-key arrival to Detroit. ...

Electrification powers automakers' broader plans for future mobility

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11
Electrification is fast becoming just one piece of a broader showcase of connectivity and convenience, as automakers try to find the right recipe for the future of urban ...

GM sees Bolt as proof of its forward thinking

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10
General Motors says the Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle -- designed for a ride-sharing world -- shows the automaker has been thinking for a long time about how changes in ...

Chevrolet ties dealer bonuses to recalls

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4
Chevy has revamped its dealer-incentive program to coax higher sales of the Cruze, Malibu and Silverado. ...

Cadillac's edgy exterior styling evolves

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 1
The sharp edges and creases of Cadillac's art-and-science design language remain, but the lines have softened And it's what goes on between the lines -- the sculpting an ...

A mobile alternative to clip-out coupons

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 28
Andy Mohr Automotive lets website visitors download service coupons to Android Pay and Apple Wallet, an effort to drive service traffic and forge digital relationships wi ...

GM seeks a market beyond the snow belt for awd models

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 21
All-wheel drive isn't just for the snow belt anymore. That's the gist of the pitch that will come from Buick when the redesigned 2017 LaCrosse sedan comes out next summer ...

Escalade does everything, except represent Cadillac's future

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 14
The Escalade's success since its spring 2014 redesign has given Cadillac and its dealers a glimpse of what life could be like under the long-term vision laid out by brand ...

GM, Ford cut back on rental sales; Asians pick up the slack

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 14
Over the past few years, General Motors and Ford Motor Co. ...

GMC boss pushes for subcompact crossover

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 14
GMC chief Duncan Aldred wants a small crossover to compete with the Jeep Renegade and other rivals in the industry's fastest-growing segment. ...

GMC plans more money for marketing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 12
GMC next year will add to its record marketing spend from 2015, part of its broader plan to raise the profile of its under-the-radar truck brand. ...

Chevrolet aims for tech 'punch' with redesigned Malibu

11:45 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1
General Motors is laying a bet that technology will help the redesigned Chevrolet Malibu midsize sedan break through in a core but crowded segment. ...

Cadillac to refocus incentives for dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30
Cadillac is drafting a new retail incentive program that could significantly boost factory payments to dealers who invest in facilities, new technology and other elements ...
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