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The marketing move behind Buick's big year
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1
Buick-GMC chief Duncan Aldred believes that the campaign that's been running since March just might be starting to do something that a lineup of handsome sheet metal coul ...

GM eases rules on techs' work reports
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1
General Motors has retreated from a controversial policy that required dealership service technicians to essentially punch a time clock for every repair order. ...

GM 8-speed likely to get wide use
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 30
The eight-speed automatic transmission that will soon debut in the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette is expected to get broad use in General Motors trucks and luxury cars in coming ...

Buick lifts cover on Envision crossover in China
3:37 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 29
General Motors has taken the wraps off a new midsize Buick crossover in China amid growing evidence that the vehicle is destined for showrooms in the United States. ...

GM details plans for SRX, engine production in Tenn.
11:45 am U.S. ET | Aug. 27 | UPDATED: 8/27/14 11:59 am ET - adds link, photo
General Motors said today it will invest $185 million to make small engines at its Tennessee assembly plant, while relocating production of the next-generation Cadillac S ...

Cadillac's big sedan plan
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25
A large, range-topping sedan Cadillac that will launch in 2015 is a prerequisite to competing against BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi and Lexus, said General Motors global produ ...

GM dealers win reprieve on audits to focus on recalls
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25
GM told dealers in an Aug. 8 memo that, in recognition of the "unprecedented times" that dealerships are experiencing with the recall onslaught, the company has suspended ...

GM, with ignition parts shipped, must now find recalled cars' owners
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 23
GM has passed a significant milestone in its campaign to replace potentially defective ignition switches in millions of cars recalled worldwide: It cleared its backlog of ...

2015 Chevy Silverado to offer more pizzazz on high-volume models
9:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21 | UPDATED: 8/21/14 12:07 pm ET - adds details
Chevrolet will offer a bold new trim package on light-duty Silverado pickups for the 2015 model year, adding some pizzazz to its highest-volume models. ...

Cadillac's new flagship sedan to define innovation, excellence, Reuss vows
6:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 19
GM global product chief Mark Reuss said that a large luxury sedan being developed for Cadillac will "define its brand" and is a prerequisite to competing against rivals B ...

Dude, where's my Escalade?
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18
Cadillac dealers nationwide are frustrated over the choppy rollout of the '15 Escalade, the first redesign of the luxury barge in eight years. ...

Ford, Chevy titans clash on incentives
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18
Ford and Chevrolet — both looking to claw back market share they have relinquished this year — have touched off an earlier-than-usual round of late-summer inc ...

Ford, Chevy dangle new deals as U.S. sales, share lag
5:15 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 14
Ford and Chevrolet are getting a jump-start on summer clearance deals to spur sluggish U.S. sales and stem market-share losses. ...

Price gap creates opportunity for GM’s Colorado, Canyon
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11
GM's contrarian move to re-enter the compact pickup segment this fall with the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon comes at an opportune time, an Automotive News review ...

Next-generation Volt to debut at Detroit show
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11
The next-generation Chevrolet Volt plug-in will debut at the Detroit auto show in January. ...

Pickup payload U-turn: GM bases rating on curb weight
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11
In the flap over how General Motors and Ford Motor Co. calculate the maximum payload ratings of their pickups, GM blinked. ...

GM idling Michigan plant 3 weeks to trim Cadillac ATS, CTS supplies
5:30 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 8
General Motors plans to idle the Michigan plant that produces the Cadillac ATS and CTS for three weeks amid a glut of inventory. The move comes as U.S. ...

GM to stop omitting truck-part weights to maximize payload ratings
1:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 8
GM said today that it will no longer omit the weights of some parts when weighing pickups to boost their maximum payload ratings. ...

Victims' claims for GM compensation pour in
11:40 am U.S. ET | Aug. 8
More than half of the 113 applications submitted in the first week of General Motors' compensation program for victims of its faulty ignition switch were death claims. ...

GM issues 5 more recalls covering 269,000 vehicles
3:27 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 8
General Motors issued five recalls covering about 269,000 U.S. ...

Next-gen Chevy Volt to debut at 2015 Detroit auto show
10:54 am U.S. ET | Aug. 7
General Motors will show the next-generation Chevrolet Volt plug-in at the Detroit auto show in January, Chevy's top marketer said today. ...

GM prices '15 mid-sized pickups up to $10,000 below big trucks
4:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 5
The new Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon mid-sized pickups will be priced about $8,000 to $10,000 less than comparably equipped models of their larger showroom siblings, ...

GM bulks up for growing fleet battle
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4
This fall, GM will roll out the Chevrolet City Express small cargo van, a rebadged Nissan NV200 that will fill a key hole in GM's fleet lineup to match the Ford Transit E ...

Can transparency help GM mend supplier ties?
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4
GM's Strategic Supplier Engagement process was rolled out this spring in an effort to smooth contentious supplier relations that have kept GM from accessing the best of s ...

GM stands by its 1990s vintage vans; Fleet exec says customers are content
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 2
General Motors' full-sized commercial van -- sold as the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana -- has officially become the old man of that mainstay fleet segment. ...

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