GM may contract out van production to boost capacity for pickups

11:27 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2015

GM is in talks to offload some of its commercial van production to contract manufacturer AM General, a move that would free up capacity at GM's plant near St. Louis to make more of its hot-selling midsize pickups.... Read More »

Honda Ridgeline ditches flying buttress profile

10:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2015

Honda's second-generation Ridgeline truck shed a few more layers of camouflage recently, as spy photographers snapped the upcoming pickup ahead of its Detroit auto show debut in January.... Read More »

GMC boosts Denali subbrand with Canyon, Sierra

10:05 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2015

GMC is extending its pricey Denali subbrand to its newest nameplate, the Canyon midsize pickup, and will introduce an even higher-end version of its Sierra Denali full-size pickup.... Read More »

German luxury brands Porsche, M-B and Mini rule the car-buying process

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2015

German luxury brands still rule when it comes to satisfaction with the new-car buying process, according to U.S. consumers. Porsche shoved Mercedes-Benz from first to second place in sales satisfaction among luxury brands in J.D. Power's 2015 U.S. Sales Satisfaction Index. For the sixth straight year, Mini ranks highest among mass-market brands.... Read More »

Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon diesels first pickups to top 30 mpg on highway

2:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

The EPA has certified the diesel-powered versions of the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon at 31 mpg highway -- the highest rating of any truck, big or small, gasoline or diesel -- sold in the U.S.... Read More »

Spreading the NFL sponsorship field

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

Automotive brands and their dealer networks find numerous ways to connect with pro football fans, even if they can't be the NFL's official vehicle sponsor.... Read More »

GM gives Shop-Click-Drive a big push

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

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 handle as much of the car-buying process as possible outside the dealership.... Read More »


New recruiting approach helps stores hire women

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

Titus-Will Automotive Group revamped its recruiting process almost two years ago. Since the change, the retailer has hired 28 women for sales and service jobs, nearly tripling the number of women in those departments.... Read More »

GM advances 16% on trucks, crossovers, Malibu sell-down

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

General Motors' October sales surged 16 percent amid continued hot truck demand and a big sell-down of the Chevrolet Malibu and other soon-to-be-replaced models.... Read More »

GMC’s next-gen Acadia retains brawn, expected to get new engine, gearbox

12:15 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2015

The next-generation GMC Acadia will sport an evolutionary design for the popular crossover that has been on the market for nearly a decade, based on recent spy photos. The images show that the large crossover retains its brawny look and flared fenders, though it gets a slightly narrower and sloping window opening and a more-tapered rear end.... Read More »

GMC preps Denali version of Canyon

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2015

GMC has been testing a Denali version of its Canyon midsize pickup. Spy photos show a Canyon with a revised, partially covered front fascia that features a wide, honeycomb grille outlined by chrome - signature cues of the brand's upscale Denali line.... Read More »

GMC preps upscale Canyon Denali, spy photos show

11:30 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20, 2015

GMC has been testing a Denali version of its Canyon midsize pickup. As with other Denali models, the honeycomb appearance of the camouflaged Canyon replaces the standard GMC face, a three-bar, horizontal layout, spy photos show.... Read More »

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

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2015

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 mirrors the deadly defect that led the company last year to recall 2.6 million small cars.... Read More »

GM global sales fall 3.1% in Q3

12:58 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 15, 2015

GM's global sales fell 3.1 percent in the third quarter even as North American sales of trucks and crossovers accelerated.... Read More »

GM dangles special pricing to families of dealership staffers

3:26 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2015

General Motors is looking to boost sales by offering steep discounts to a vast new buying pool: families of U.S. dealership employees.... Read More »

GM rides crossover, retail volume to 13% advance

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

GM's U.S. sales rose 13 percent in September on strong crossover demand and a 17 percent rise in retail deliveries.... Read More »

GM's new diesel pickups first to get extra scrutiny from EPA, CARB

6:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

GM has been told by the EPA and the California Air Resources Board that the new diesel-powered versions of the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups will not be certified until they have been tested on the road as well as in the lab.... Read More »


European vans rendering classic American models obsolete

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2015

A trio of Euro vans is rendering the classic, bulbous American van obsolete. Only GM continues to market a traditional, body-on-frame, truck-based, full-size van, the Chevy Express and the GMC Savana.... Read More »

GMC preps '16 Sierra Elevation edition with new infotainment system

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2015

GMC will introduce a bolder, limited edition of the 2016 Sierra pickup on Thursday at the State Fair of Texas. The truck, called the Sierra Elevation Edition, is scheduled to arrive at dealers nationwide in the first quarter of next year.... Read More »

Is a Yukon McKinley on the horizon?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7, 2015

There's nothing like a political firestorm to blow some free publicity one's way.... Read More »

GM slips as fleet pullback continues

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2015

GM's U.S. sales slipped less than 1 percent in August, as the second straight monthly drop in fleet sales offset rising demand from individual buyers. GM sold 270,480 vehicles last month, down 0.7 percent from a year earlier. GM said retail sales rose 6 percent. Fleet deliveries dropped 24 percent, amid a 38 percent decrease in rental-car sales.... Read More »

Suppliers to the 2016 GMC Canyon

3:54 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2015

The 2016 Canyon is the second generation of GMC’s midsize pickup. The Canyon, program code 31XG, is built on General Motors’ 31XX/32XX platform in Wentzville, Mo. Suppliers include ElringKlinger, Guardian Automotive, Multimatic and Valeo. The supplier data are compiled by SupplierBusiness.... Read More »

Pickups, retail sales power GM's 6.4% gain

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015

General Motors' U.S. July sales rose 6.4 percent on strong retail volume, including a 28 percent surge in deliveries of its profitable full-size pickups.... Read More »

Ally's second-quarter auto lending flat despite GM pullback

11:45 am U.S. ET | July 29, 2015

Ally Financial's second-quarter auto lending originations declined just 1 percent from a year earlier to $10.8 billion, despite a sharp drop in lease originations for GM vehicles. For the first time, GM accounted for less than half of Ally's auto originations.... Read More »

Chevrolet plans low-cost pedestrian avoidance on Malibu

3:45 pm U.S. ET | July 24, 2015

GM is introducing a pedestrian-avoidance system on the redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Malibu, the latest example of active-safety features proliferating on mainstream vehicles. GM said Friday it will offer 22 active safety systems across its brands for the 2016 model year.... Read More »

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