General Motors

HALL OF FAME: Bombassei breaks through

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 22, 2017

Alberto Bombassei, the man behind those bright red and yellow Brembo brake calipers, joined three other legends into the Automotive Hall of Fame.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Fewer GM car sales, more worries for UAW?

2:30 pm U.S. ET | July 21, 2017

Fewer GM car sales, more worries for UAW?; Suppliers wary of 'BAT'; Ford trying to avoid recall; GT deliveries delayed; JLR opens engine plant in China; Musk's tweet premature?... Read More »

GM puts the brakes on portions of headquarters project

11:28 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2017

GM has mothballed plans for one of the more eye-catching portions of its 120,000-square-foot addition and renovation of its world headquarters, the Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit.... Read More »

UAW, GM 'talking' about impact of slumping car sales on U.S. jobs

4:07 pm U.S. ET | July 20, 2017

The president of the UAW expressed concern about the impact of weak U.S. car sales at GM on auto plants and jobs.... Read More »

Fire at Chevrolet dealership near Detroit destroys about 30 vehicles

9:56 am U.S. ET | July 19, 2017

The fire broke out when a janitor was cleaning in the service building at Buff Whelan Chevrolet and spilled cleaning supplies, causing what the fire chief called a "big ball of flame to erupt."... Read More »

Buick cuts Regal base price by $2,000

10:00 am U.S. ET | July 19, 2017

The Regal Sportback, a hatchback that is replacing the Regal sedan for 2018, will start at $25,915, including shipping, with a base 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine.... Read More »

GM cleared in first case over updated ignition switch

2:06 pm U.S. ET | July 19, 2017

A federal jury in New York found GM was not to blame for a crash of an Arizona man who alleged that his accident was caused by an updated version of the company's ignition switch that did not adequately fix the flaws in a previous model.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: The 6-cylinder engine fades as the 4-banger gains finesse

12:00 pm U.S. ET | July 18, 2017

Many four-cylinder engines not only run nearly silent today, but their horsepower per liter has risen dramatically.... Read More »

Led by GM, inventories near records

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 17, 2017

Of the U.S. industry's total inventory growth of 354,200 units in the past year, General Motors has added 272,700 units. All other carmakers added 81,500, up 2.6 percent.
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CAR CUTAWAY

Suppliers to the new Opel Ampera-e

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 17, 2017

Assembly of the all-new Opel Ampera-e full-electric car began in October 2016 at parent General Motors' U.S. factory in Orion Township, Michigan. The Ampera-e is sold as the Chevrolet Bolt in North America. Output of the sister models is expected to peak at more than 40,000 units in 2020, according to IHS Automotive.... Read More »

Chevy pokes a hole in Ford's truck, again

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 17, 2017

Last year, Chevrolet showed that a metal toolbox dropped into the bed of the aluminum-bodied Ford F-150 could tear the lightweight metal. Ford's new Super Duty also switched to aluminum, and now Chevy is back with the same toolbox, the same test and — you guessed it — the same results.... Read More »

HALL OF FAME: Ed Welburn ready to join his lifelong heroes

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 16, 2017

Ed Welburn was the first person to oversee all of GM's design centers around the world. He also can claim more than a few notable cars as well, including the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and show-stopping concepts such as the Cadillac Ciel and Buick Avista.... Read More »

High stakes as automakers wager on new connected transport ecosystem

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 12, 2017

The auto industry is betting billions of dollars in a global game of roulette involving connected, autonomous, shared and electric vehicles, with clear winners and losers.... Read More »

Ford to sponsor 2017 Woodward Dream Cruise after Chevy bows out

8:00 am U.S. ET | July 11, 2017

Ford inked a one-year deal to replace Chevrolet as the presenting sponsor of metro Detroit's annual celebration of car culture.... Read More »

Chevy's Mahoney refocuses the brand's global marketing footprint

11:55 am U.S. ET | July 10, 2017

Since taking over as Chevrolet's global chief marketing officer in 2013, Tim Mahoney has steered the brand's "Find New Roads" campaign. But his geographic responsibilities have been shrinking.... Read More »

GM Korea chief steps down amid sales slump

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 10, 2017

General Motors' global South Korean business unit loses its CEO as sales fall and labor talks loom.... Read More »

U.S. cars a tough sell in S. Korea even as Trump targets trade

6:03 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2017

Imports from the Detroit 3 must become more chic, affordable or fuel-efficient to reap the rewards of President Trump's attempts to renegotiate a trade deal with South Korea, officials and industry experts in Seoul say.... Read More »

GM, Mercedes, VW urged by China to recall vehicles with faulty Takata airbags

9:52 pm U.S. ET | July 6, 2017

China's top quality watchdog pressed GM, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen to fulfill their obligations to recall vehicles in China affected by faulty Takata airbags.... Read More »

Lincoln, Mercedes, Toyota large cars receive top IIHS safety ratings

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2017

The Lincoln Continental, Mercedes-Benz E class and Toyota Avalon earned top honors among six large cars tested for crashworthiness by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Tesla Model S fell short in some tests.... Read More »

PSA wins EU approval to buy Opel

July 5, 2017 17:32 CET

PSA has secured unconditional EU antitrust approval to acquire GM's German unit, Opel. The purchase will make PSA Europe's second-largest automaker after VW Group.... Read More »

GM Korea head resigns

7:25 am U.S. ET | July 5, 2017

After a year and a half at the helm, the CEO of GM's massive South Korean business is resigning to lead the nation's American Chamber of Commerce.... Read More »

June volume dips as Detroit 3 slip, Honda, Toyota, Nissan rise

6:39 am U.S. ET | July 3, 2017

U.S. light-vehicle sales dropped 2.9 percent in June behind another weak month for cars and lower fleet shipments. Toyota, Nissan and Honda chalked up modest gains while the Detroit 3 slipped as the industry posted its sixth straight monthly decline. The SAAR came in at 16.54 million, the lowest sales pace of the year.... Read More »

Incentives continue to march higher as U.S. sales stall

1:32 pm U.S. ET | July 3, 2017

Automakers are steadily increasing incentive spending as U.S. light-vehicle sales continue to slow heading into the second half of 2017.... Read More »

GM: Inventories on the rise as sales drop 4.7%

1:12 pm U.S. ET | July 3, 2017

General Motors' inventory rose to its highest level in a decade after its U.S. sales fell 4.7 percent in June.... Read More »

GM stays committed to work force transformation

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 3, 2017

Mary Barra's crusade to fix GM's internal failings has made considerable progress, says retiring HR chief John Quattrone. But no one in the executive suite is ready to declare the mission accomplished.... Read More »

 
How the iPhone has changed our industry

Krishnan M. Anantharaman
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14 2017

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We won't gush over the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, but on this occasion at least, we ought to ac ...
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Bentley Bentayga plug-in taps VW Group parts bin

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13 2017

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A prototype of Bentley's Bentayga plug-in hybrid has been testing with the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybri ...
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Dissecting Europe's automotive numbers

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 12 2017

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The latest Automobile Industry Pocket Guide from the European association ACEA, reveals some interesting, and often unexpected, trends from the region's auto industry. ...
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Renault design boss knows which line matters most

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11 2017

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When discussing automotive design, the word “line” gets used often. Renault design chief ...
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Volvo sends message to suppliers

Douglas A. Bolduc
8:40 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson says that the automaker's decision to electrify all its future powertrains provides a clear message to suppliers. ...
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Ghosn knows what it means to be No. 1

Lindsay Chappell
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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The biggest volumes earn the attention of suppliers, technology innovators, deal-makers and governments. ...
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Continental's speaker-less solution slashes weight, satisfies the ear

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30 2017

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Continental's speaker-less car audio solution reduces weight by up to 90 percent compared with today ...
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Britain's unofficial auto show is a classy affair

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28 2017

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Forget auto shows held in huge trade fair grounds in cities such as Frankfurt, Paris and Beijing, th ...
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Porsche and Toyota patriarchs cement friendship at Le Mans

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28 2017

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Porsche's friendly reception of the Toyota team they defeated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans highlights ...
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Volvo's Ingenlath achieves rare feat

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2017

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Volvo's Thomas Ingenlath is among a small number of designers who have been tapped to lead a brand. ...
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Russia sales increase 15% in 4th straight monthly rise
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in June, the fourth consecutive month of higher ...
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UK car sales fall for third consecutive month
UK new-car registrations fell by 4.8 percent in June to 243,454, the first time in six years sales h ...
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Italy June sales surge 13%
Italy's new-car registrations increased 13 percent in June to 187,642 units, according to figures fr ...
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German car sales drop on fewer selling days
German new-car sales declined 3.5 percent last month to 327,693 vehicles, according to data from the ...
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French sales rise nearly 2% in June
Registrations of new cars in France rose 1.6 percent to 230,940 vehicles in June, with Daimler, Toyo ...
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Spain sales rise 7%; troubling trends seen
New-car sales in Spain were up 6.5 percent last month to 131,797 units, according to industry associ ...
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European sales rise 8% in May, nearing pre-crisis levels
European new-car registrations rose nearly 8 percent in May, with nearly all automakers recording sa ...
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VW, Kia and Lada make big gains as Russia sales rise 15%
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in May, the third consecutive month of higher s ...
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German sales jump 13% on fleet demand
German new-car sales rose 13 percent in May on two extra selling days and strong sales to business f ...
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. ...
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interes ...
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising dem ...
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecom ...
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce ...
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as mod ...
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Ford of Europe names Leenarts design chief
Ford named Amko Leenarts as its new design director for Europe. Leenarts will succeed Joel Piaskowsk ...
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BMW sales chief Robertson to retire; Dutch executive Nota is successor
BMW said Ian Robertson will retire as the automaker's sales chief. He will be succeeded by Pieter No ...
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Tesla adds two to board, including James Murdoch
Tesla appointed two new directors to its board, including Twenty-First Century Fox CEO James Murdoch ...
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KC Crain named president of Automotive News' parent company
KC Crain, group publisher of Automotive News, has been named president of parent Crain Commun ...
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Ford names Shirinov CEO of Russia JV
Ford has named Adil Shirinov CEO of its Russian joint venture, Ford Sollers. ...
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VW names veteran Europe exec to steer N. America sales, marketing
VW Group named Werner Eichhorn, a longtime executive from its European operations, as the new head o ...
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PSA hires Renault-Nissan exec to lead push in Africa
PSA Group has picked veteran Renault-Nissan executive Samir Cherfan to lead its sales and marketing ...
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Tesla's autopilot software head quits in less than six months
Tesla's head of its autopilot software, Chris Lattner, has left the company within six months of joi ...
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Former VW design chief de Silva joins Edag to style EVs for China
Volkswagen Group's former design chief, Walter de Silva, is styling electric cars for a Chinese comp ...
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Bentley hires Nissan exec for Americas sales post
Bentley tapped a veteran automotive executive from Nissan, Mike Rocco, to become vice president of sales and operations -- a new post -- for the brand's Americas division. ...
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Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic
Volvo hopes that by making its new XC60 bigger, safer and more technologically advanced it will be a ...
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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
Alfa Romeo is betting on the Stelvio and its fun-to-drive characteristics to boost the appeal of wha ...
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
Opel hopes a wide selection of advanced safety equipment in its new Insignia will move the model upm ...
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has b ...
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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
Honda's latest Civic benefited from the largest development program for a single model in the compan ...
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
Mercedes is repositioning its E-class coupe to offer more room and more functionality, promoting the ...
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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
Kia has added driver assistance systems not typical in small cars as well as upgraded connectivity i ...
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes ...
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008
Assembly of the second-generation Peugeot 3008 began in June 2016 at PSA's factory in Sochaux, Franc ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Stelvio
Assembly of the first-generation Alfa Romeo Stelvio began in January at the automaker's factory in C ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel Ampera-e
Assembly of the all-new Opel Ampera-e full-electric car began in October 2016 at parent General Moto ...
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Suppliers to the new BMW 5 series
Assembly of the seventh-generation BMW 5 series began in November 2016 at the automaker's factory in ...
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