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Cadillac's plug-in play: Hybrids first, then EV

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23
Cadillac plans to equip most of its vehicles in coming years with plug-in hybrid versions to meet tightening regulations, especially in China, brand boss Johan de Nyssche ...

Reuss: More GM diesels coming in cars, trucks

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23
General Motors will move forward with diesel engines in cars and light trucks despite the potential chilling effect from Volkswagen's emissions scandal, GM's product chie ...

Can GM build on OnStar advantage?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23
Phil Abram is leading GM's effort to stake a leadership position in connected cars that GM execs believe is critical to its future. ...

Next Caddy crossover due in '18

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21
Cadillac is billing the XT5 as the first of four new crossovers planned for its lineup. But the next one is more than two years away. ...

Buick eagerly awaits fresh product

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16
Buick is finally about to get some fresh sheet metal to go along with that catchy advertising jingle. ...

GM gives Shop-Click-Drive a big push

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9
General Motors is rolling out the first marketing effort for its 2-year-old online shopping tool, Shop-Click-Drive, citing its success in attracting customers who want to ...

Redesigned Chevy Camaro revs up U.S. sports car race

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 31
The race for the title of top-selling U.S. sports car is about to kick into overdrive. ...

GM's Barra: 'We can lead and disrupt others'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26
In her first year as CEO, Mary Barra battled the demons of General Motors' past. In the second, she has been trying to predict far into the future. ...

GM, UAW reach tentative labor pact with 'significant' wage gains

UPDATED: 10/26/15 5:54 am ET - adds details
The UAW and GM reached a tentative agreement late Sunday on a four-year labor contract just before a union-imposed midnight deadline, wrapping up a short but intense barg ...

Trucks lift GM's third-quarter results to post-bankruptcy records

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26
Stout truck sales in North America in the third quarter and a soft landing from economic concerns in China helped General Motors to its best financial performance since b ...

GMC preps Denali version of Canyon

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26
GMC has been testing a Denali version of its Canyon midsize pickup. ...

A strike at GM would potentially cost $1.1 billion a week

8:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 25
A UAW strike of General Motors, perhaps as early as midnight tonight, could potentially cost the automaker at least $1.1 billion a week in lost revenue and exacerbate sho ...

UAW sets midnight Sunday deadline for GM contract

UPDATED: 10/25/15 6:29 am ET - adds details
The UAW has given General Motors a late Sunday deadline to reach a tentative agreement on a new four-year contract, the union said. The union notified GM of an 11:59 p.m. ...

GM's product plans create bargaining chips for UAW talks

8:52 am U.S. ET | Oct. 24
Product commitments are valuable bargaining chips in UAW contract talks. And General Motors has a lot of them -- most imprinted with a Cadillac badge. ...

GM to eliminate shift at small-car plant in Michigan

1:45 am U.S. ET | Oct. 23
General Motors will lay off about 500 workers at the assembly plant where the Chevrolet Sonic is built, the latest symptom of sagging demand for small cars as consumers b ...

GM will be next negotiating target for the UAW, union says

3:07 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 22
The UAW said it will pivot to General Motors for its next round of bargaining following Fiat Chrysler Automobiles workers' ratification today of a new four-year contract. ...

GM to add second shift, 1,200 jobs at Detroit-Hamtramck plant

UPDATED: 10/22/15 8:43 am ET - links to GM statement
General Motors is adding a second shift -- about 1,200 workers -- at its Detroit-Hamtramck plant to meet future demand for the five vehicles made there, including the red ...

GM's Q3 operating profit jumps 37% to $3.1 billion on truck gains

UPDATED: 10/21/15 4:15 pm ET - adds stock close
General Motors' surging truck sales delivered heavy-duty profits during the third quarter, leading the automaker to its best financial performance since before its 2009 b ...

GM appoints outside lawyers to top litigation, federal oversight posts

4:30 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 20
GM appointed two more outsiders to top leadership posts within its legal department, after last year's firing of several high-ranking lawyers implicated in the company's ...

GM, LG form broad partnership for Bolt EV

3:43 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 20
General Motors has forged a broad partnership with LG for the development of the Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle, sourcing everything from battery cells and electric moto ...

GMC preps upscale Canyon Denali, spy photos show

11:30 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20
GMC has been testing a Denali version of its Canyon midsize pickup. ...

Unlike rivals, GM sidesteps stampede to Silicon Valley

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19
It might have come as a surprise to Wall Street analysts this month when, instead of citing SIlicon Valley, General Motors' global product chief Mark Reuss name-checked a ...

GM plans to be pickier about vehicle segments

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 18
Just as GM is getting choosier about which countries it competes in, it also plans closer scrutiny of the vehicle segments on which it places its bets, CEO Mary Barra say ...

GM recalls 3,300 late-model pickups, SUVs for ignition-switch flaw

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 16
GM is recalling about 3,300 late-model pickups and SUVs to fix an ignition switch that can slip out of the run position and cause the engine to stall, a problem that mirr ...

GM plans mixed-materials strategy for cutting weight

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12
Don't expect General Motors to copy Ford's move to an aluminum-intensive body for GM's next-generation full-size pickups when they debut in a few years. ...
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