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GM starts harvesting tech from startups

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2015

General Motors is starting to harvest technology from the 20-plus startup companies in which it has invested. GM global purchasing chief Steve Kiefer said the automaker is starting to install gadgets and technology that were bankrolled by GM Ventures.... Read More »

De Nysschen's Cadillac: On track, but a slow one

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 16, 2015

Johan de Nysschen says his first-year report card offers a glimpse of his vision for the future, one in which Cadillacs are coveted luxury goods rather than simply decent cars that consumers will consider if the deal is enticing enough.... Read More »

A FRESH START

Automakers scout the startup world for next-wave technology

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2015

Automakers get it: It’s risky to ignore the fountain of ingenuity found at startups. That’s why they’re using "hackathons" and other efforts to tap the innovation flowing into the car business.... Read More »

GM recalls 2010 Cobalts for wiring flaw

10:53 am U.S. ET | Aug. 14, 2015

General Motors is recalling 73,424 Chevrolet Cobalts for misrouted wiring that can prevent a driver’s side airbag from deploying during a crash.... Read More »

GM said to be boosting production of big SUVs, pickups

5:32 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 13, 2015

General Motors is boosting production of its highly profitable large SUVs and trucks to a pace that could result in 48,000 to 60,000 additional vehicles for the 2016 model year, in a bid to capitalize on rising demand, sources told Reuters.... Read More »

Former FAW Group boss expelled from Communist Party

Aug. 13, 2015 11:21 CET

Xu Jianyi, the former chairman of China's FAW Group Corp., which makes cars with VW Group, Toyota and GM, has been expelled from the ruling Communist Party, an anti-graft agency said on Thursday.... Read More »

Cadillac seeks more 'autonomy' from GM, de Nysschen says

3:13 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2015

Cadillac will operate as a separate business unit from General Motors and report its own financial results within a few years, brand chief Johan de Nysschen said today.... Read More »

Detroit 3 will flex performance, marketing muscles at Woodward Dream Cruise

2:13 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2015

Dodge, Ford and Chevy are embracing speedsters this week as automakers seize on the Woodward Dream Cruise -- Detroit's annual automotive enthusiast extravaganza -- to create marketing buzz.... Read More »

China auto sales slump to 17-month low despite price cuts

6:58 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2015

Chinese consumers bought the fewest passenger vehicles in 17 months in July, extending a slump in the world's largest auto market as deeper discounts failed to revive demand.... Read More »

Chevy's retooled '16 Camaro set for public debut at Detroit's Dream Cruise

11:30 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2015

The redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Camaro gets its public debut Saturday at the Woodward Dream Cruise. Chevrolet has been gradually peeling the covers back on the revamped sporty car since the spring, introducing the coupe to Camaro club members in Detroit in May and then showing the convertible to auto writers a month later.... Read More »

Lear keeps investment plan unchanged in China

11:35 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2015

Of the challenges facing global automakers in China, the recent downturn of the country's stock market is relative small potatoes, a top U.S. auto supplier executive says. That is because the big sell-off hurts just a tiny sliver of the country's car-buying customer base, said Jay Kunkel, Asia Pacific president of seat and electronics at Lear.... Read More »

MIKE COLIAS

BLOG: CTS-V sticker reflects shift in Cadillac pricing

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2015

If you squint hard at the label on the Cadillac CTS-V high-performance sedan that hits showrooms soon, you will see a subtle but telling shift in Cadillac's pricing strategy.... Read More »

Ford hires exec who helped build up Buick in China

6:27 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2015

A former GM sales and marketing executive, Joseph Liu, has joined Ford's China unit -- a move ex-colleagues of the auto industry veteran describe as a big gain for Ford.... Read More »

China car sales dip to 17-month low in July

Aug. 11, 2015 11:09 CET

New-car registrations in China fell 2.5 percent in July, the lowest monthly sales level since February 2014 despite deep price cuts. China's near 2 percent devaluation of the yuan today put additional pressure on profits at foreign carmakers.... Read More »

Lexus revs for run at luxury title

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10, 2015

Thanks to the NX small crossover, Lexus bested BMW and Mercedes-Benz in July sales and is poised to take a serious run at the luxuxy sales crown.... Read More »

GM fund rejects 5 ignition-switch injury claims

1:47 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 10, 2015

Five of the six remaining injury claims in General Motors’ compensation fund for victims of its faulty ignition switches were rejected since the fund’s last update on Aug. 7.... Read More »

GM: New 'no-bid' strategy catches on with suppliers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10, 2015

For General Motors' suppliers, no-bid contracts have become the norm rather than the exception, now that GM has rolled out a new parts-buying program that forgoes traditional bidding.... Read More »

Q&A

GM, Honda cut cost of fuel cell stack

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10, 2015

Since General Motors and Honda teamed to develop hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles two years ago, the partners have slashed the size, weight and cost of the fuel cell stack, the chemical processor that combines hydrogen and oxygen to make electricity that powers the vehicle.... Read More »

Is Cadillac's next challenger Infiniti?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10, 2015

Audi passed Cadillac in U.S. sales last year, and Acura has moved past the General Motors luxury brand in 2015. Could Infiniti be the next to challenge Cadillac?... Read More »

This isn't just a car. It's a hangout

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10, 2015

Looking for a way to entice young people into Chevy stores, a group of Clemson University graduates created a concept vehicle that is one part affordable small car and one part social hangout.... Read More »

Cadillac works to revise dealer incentives

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10, 2015

Two main elements of Johan de Nysschen's plan to rehabilitate Cadillac's image are to tighten dealers' inventories and quash their sell-at-any-cost mentality. But Cadillac's dealer-incentive programs today are designed to do just the opposite.... Read More »

Cadillac works to revise dealer incentives

1:54 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2015

Two main elements of Johan de Nysschen’s plan to rehabilitate Cadillac’s image are to tighten dealers’ inventories and quash their sell-at-any-cost mentality. There’s a big problem though.... Read More »

GM July sales drop 4% in China, but margins hold up

7:10 am U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2015

General Motors sales in China fell 4 percent year-on-year in July but the U.S. automaker said it remained on track to achieve an upbeat goal for profit margins this year in its second-largest market.... 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 »

GM goes full speed ahead in China despite slowdown

1:45 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2015

Unmoved by a sharp sales slowdown in China this year, General Motors is sticking with its $14 billion plan to expand production and introduce new models in that market.... Read More »

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