The decline of Canada's auto assembly might feel familiar to Travis Hester. He spent his early years with GM at Holden, the Australian unit that ceased production last year, ending mass auto assembly there.
Unifor President Jerry Dias said Steve Carlisle's appointment to senior vice president at GM will raise his profile and influence within the automaker's Detroit headquarters, "a huge benefit" for Unifor.
The long-awaited Cadillac XT4 will be priced below several of its closest competitors in the luxury compact crossover segment. The vehicle aimed at young, affluent buyers will come in three trim levels.
General Motors appointed its Canadian chief Steve Carlisle president of Cadillac, replacing Johan de Nysschen, who is leaving the automaker immediately. Travis Hester will succeed Carlisle.
Chevrolet is not abandoning passenger cars, giving facelifts to three of its most popular cars in Canada. A split-grille design, upgraded infotainment systems and more options are part of the 2019 model year.
With profits from pickups more important than ever as sales of cars fade, Chevrolet is making sure one of its biggest cash cows won’t ever get old. The brand said the next-generation Silverado HD will debut next year as a 2020 model.
Despite its goal of a zero-emission future, a General Motors executive said the company is not abandoning gasoline-powered engines anytime soon.
Chevrolet is expanding the availability of its popular 1LE track package and 10-speed transmission as part of a refresh of the Camaro for the 2019 model year.
GM will continue to report Canadian sales on a monthly basis even though the automaker is switching its reporting of U.S. auto sales from monthly to quarterly in an effort to give a more accurate view of its business operations.
Cadillac will realign its product portfolio and get operations in order before releasing a "halo vehicle."
With an eye on brands such as Jeep and off-road enthusiasts, GMC will introduce AT4 variants across its lineup. Like the Denali subbrand, the AT4 lineup is expected to be priced higher than standard GMC models and generate fatter profits.
GM Technical Centre Director Brian Tossan says the Markham, Ont., centre is about halfway towards its goal of hiring 700 engineers. The centre develops infotainment systems, active safety systems, and AV software and controls.