Mike Colias

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GM wrings more pickups out of busy plant

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25
GM's Wentzville, Mo., plant is trimming lunch breaks and hiring extra weekend staff to fill surprisingly strong demand for its midsize pickups and commercial vans. ...

GM to stay under strict U.S. oversight

4:07 pm U.S. ET | May 21
Federal safety regulators have extended for at least a year a consent order that subjects General Motors to close scrutiny on safety matters, a condition placed on GM in ...

Chevrolet keeps its pocket rocket plans tucked away

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18
Even as Chevrolet polishes its performance bona fides at the top of its lineup, the brand has been missing from the recent influx of pocket rockets to the market. ...

'16 Camaro leaner, more flexible

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18
The 2016 Camaro coupe retains the overall shape of the late 1960s-era cars, but loses some of the hard edges of today's model. ...

Next-gen Camaro loses 200 pounds, gains turbo-4 base engine

4:15 pm U.S. ET | May 16
Chevrolet is giving the sixth-generation Camaro a leaner design and a broader engine lineup as it tries to challenge the revitalized Ford Mustang for pony car sales supre ...

GM Financial aims for speedier F&I and happier customers

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11
GM North America chief Alan Batey believes GM Financial will improve customer satisfaction by getting them through the F&I office more quickly. ...

Cadillac CTS trim levels likely to trim

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11
Cadillac is working to revamp and simplify the trim packages on the CTS sedan, as the brand continues to look for ways to draw more buyers to the car. ...

Death tally linked to GM ignition switch hits 100

11:57 am U.S. ET | May 11
The death toll from General Motors' defective ignition switch stands at 100, according to the outside attorney handling victims' claims for GM. ...

GM hints at dealer bonus redesign

UPDATED: 5/11/15 11:53 am ET - corrected
North America chief Alan Batey hints at a successor to General Motors' Essential Brand Elements program, which has funneled billions of dollars to dealers since 2010 to u ...

Buick Verano for China hints at longer, sleeker U.S. version

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11
The redesigned Buick Verano shown last month in Shanghai hints at a longer, more aerodynamic U.S. entry ...

Next-gen Chevy Cruze gets a more sculpted look

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11
The next-generation Chevrolet Cruze will get a more sculpted, sweptback appearance, based on recent spy shots. ...

Cadillac dealers treading water until de Nysschen's vision materializes

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 10
Cadillac dealers are caught between the short-term pain of lackluster sales and brand chief Johan de Nysschen's vision of a brighter future. ...

Chevy Cruze resculpted with sweptback styling

12:50 pm U.S. ET | May 6
The next-generation Chevrolet Cruze will get a more sculpted, sweptback appearance, based on recent spy shots that captured the compact sedan without camouflage. ...

Freshened GM full-size pickups

9:24 am U.S. ET | May 5
Recent spy photos signal that General Motors is freshening its Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra full-size, light-duty pickups, which have been panned for bland exterior ...

Sleek Malibu may be just the start for GM

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4
Much of General Motors' sedan lineup in coming years will go on the same diet that shaved a whopping 300 pounds from the redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Malibu. ...

Hooray for GM's 500 millionth vehicle?

10:39 am U.S. ET | May 4
GM today is celebrating its 500 millionth vehicle. But GM knows -- perhaps better than any company on the planet -- that the ability to manufacture a lot of product, in a ...

A Kentucky dealer's cup overfloweth

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4
Don Moore turned an old drive-thru pharmacy window into an in-house coffee shop, which serves as a visible symbol of his main philanthropic pursuit: helping the homeless ...

Crossovers push GM to 5.9% increase

2:30 pm U.S. ET | May 1
General Motors' April sales rose 5.9 percent, as booming crossover demand offset continued weakness in GM's car lines. GM's retail sales rose 5.3 percent while deliveries ...

GM to spend $5.4 billion on U.S. plant upgrades over 3 years

10:30 am U.S. ET | April 30
GM will invest $5.4 billion in upgrades to its U.S. manufacturing plants over the next three years, creating 650 new jobs. ...

Cadillac prices CTS-V about $10K below rivals

3:35 pm U.S. ET | April 29
Cadillac said today that its track-ready 2016 CTS-V sedan will start at $83,995 when it goes on sale in late summer. ...

To EV or not to EV: The China question

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 27
As automakers race to comply with China's increasingly stringent emissions rules, they are conflicted about the best electric-vehicle strategy and about whether the Beiji ...

Recalled program cars vex GM, hurt profits

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 27
Late last year, General Motors decided to hold off on auctioning many of its retired rental vehicles because of depressed prices. ...

GM paid Barra $16.2 million in 2014

UPDATED: 4/24/15 12:21 pm ET - adds new links
GM CEO Mary Barra received $16.2 million in total compensation during her first year leading the automaker, GM said in a regulatory filing today. Barra's payout included ...

Buick chief says new China duties won't distract from 'a lot more to do' in U.S.

6:00 am U.S. ET | April 24
In the year since he took over the Buick and GMC brands in the U.S., Duncan Aldred has made a lot of fans among dealers. ...

GM profit rises, aided by North America

UPDATED: 4/23/15 4:15 pm ET - adds stock close
General Motors posted stout first-quarter profits from truck sales in North America, but trouble in Russia and Brazil and lingering fallout from last year's recall binge ...
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