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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 »

Fiat Chrysler deal meets opposition in early UAW voting

3:56 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2015

The proposed four-year labor agreement between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and the UAW encountered strong opposition from rank-and-file union members in early ratification voting.... Read More »

Chevy Silverado face-lift adds LED lighting, 8-speed automatic, safety gear

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 24, 2015

The wraps come off the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado today at the State Fair of Texas and the changes include improved connectivity, a new, optional gearbox, updated grilles and the end of the truck's signature stacked headlights.... Read More »

VW is a repeat offender on 'defeat devices'

2:25 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2015

VW's software designed to hoodwink environmental regulators was hardly the first instance of automakers getting busted for running afoul of U.S. emissions rules using so-called defeat devices. It wasn't even VW's first.... Read More »

Buick Cascada convertible to start at $33,990

1:41 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2015

The first Buick convertible to hit U.S. showrooms in a quarter century will be priced at $33,990, the automaker said today.... Read More »

GM may need to cut capacity in Korea as exports slow

10:26 am U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2015

GM may need to cut production capacity in its South Korean operations if the company can’t increase sales of the vehicles built there, the president of the GM International division said.... 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 »

Buick lineup to embrace face of Avenir concept

1:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2015

Buick's next-generation LaCrosse sedan will adopt the face of the buzzed-about Avenir concept when it goes on sale in the U.S. next year, a look that will spread across the brand's lineup over the next few years.... Read More »

Diesel test report cites emissions gaps at other automakers

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2015

A European environmental group issued a report this month that suggested other automakers in addition to Volkswagen and Audi may use software or other technology to enable their diesel vehicles to perform better in emissions testing than in actual, on-road driving.... Read More »

Cadillac wants to push Escalade into the $100,000-plus market

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

Cadillac is considering a dramatic move upmarket for its hot-selling Escalade, as Rolls-Royce, Bentley and Maserati enter the premium six-figure market for superluxury SUVs.... Read More »

Buick may borrow Opel design trick

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

Opel's redesigned Astra features a floating roofline that may pop up on future Buicks.... Read More »


Cadillac lures a new corps of marketing pros

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

Why would a cadre of relatively young marketers leave established, top-shelf brands for a daunting reclamation project -- one that even Cadillac's top executives acknowledge could take a decade? In short, they see an unprecedented chance to reboot a 113-year-old brand, a name once synonymous with greatness.... Read More »


Is there a side door into Fortress GM?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

Amid the handshakes and smiles of a tentative labor agreement with the UAW last week, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne let slip where he is going next.... Read More »

Barra heeds the sounds of silence

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

General Motors CEO Mary Barra says she has heard Sergio Marchionne loud and clear on his call for a merger of GM and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. She also has listened keenly to her own shareholders, and they're not saying much of anything.... Read More »

Ammann joins auto baron enclave

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

Detroit's elegant Palmer Woods subdivision neighborhood has been home to some of the biggest names in the U.S. auto industry. Add to the list General Motors President Dan Ammann, who purchased one of the 100-year-old enclave's landmark homes.... Read More »

Opel ready for next phase of turnaround

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

It was three years ago when General Motors first declared one of its most important post-bankruptcy goals: to stop losing money by mid-decade in Europe, a region that has drained more than $18 billion from GM's bottom line over the last 16 years. It will finally reach that milestone next year, GM executives said at the auto show here last week. But then what?... Read More »

Auto-brake pact offers boon to big suppliers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

When 10 automakers agreed this month to voluntarily make automatic emergency braking systems standard, they were promising off-the-shelf technology priced for the mass market that includes an assortment of cameras, radar, lidar and computer chips that make up collision avoidance systems. The suppliers that will profit are a well-defined group of big suppliers with production-ready components.... Read More »

Cylinders take turns to deliver proper power

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

An advanced, fast-acting cylinder-deactivation system expected to be launched within five years - probably by General Motors - proposes to save fuel by continuously varying the number of cylinders firing. As a result, the engine delivers only the power that is needed.... Read More »


Buick shapes ad message to break down walls

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

Tony DiSalle, U.S. vice president of Buick and GMC marketing, says Buick still has plenty of walls to knock down when it comes to perceptions that its vehicles are outdated cruisers for senior citizens, so the reintroduction phase of the Buick campaign will continue for the foreseeable future.... Read More »

Buick positions Cascada droptop as brand halo

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

With a clear target audience in its sights, Buick is ready to position the Cascada as a brand halo that could draw attention in “smile states” such as California and Florida, said Tony DiSalle, U.S. vice president of Buick and GMC marketing.... Read More »

After GM settlement, an unsettled feeling

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2015

The known financial toll to GM for hiding a deadly safety defect now exceeds $2.3 billion. But outside of GM, there's little feeling of genuine accountability for the ignition-switch flaw now tied to 124 deaths and 275 injuries over more than a decade.... Read More »


BLOG: Opel pins compact car comeback on Astra's posh comforts

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2015

GM's Opel brand has reached a new level of luxury incursion with its redesigned Astra, a cousin of the Chevy Cruze.... Read More »


GM's recall settlement frees Barra to confront new challenges

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2015

Hours after GM agreed to pay $900 million to settle criminal charges related to bungled recalls, CEO Mary Barra said the crisis that has shadowed her for nearly two years was "a catalyst for meaningful change." Barra must now show investors and consumers that change at GM is real, and goes beyond moves to attack engineering and managerial lapses.... Read More »

Gentex transforms rear-view mirror into high-tech vision system

3:49 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2015

Gentex is broadening its role from a traditional Michigan-based auto parts maker to a supplier of high-tech vision systems that eventually could be integrated into self-driving cars.... Read More »

Corporate 'siloing' an obstacle to charging GM employees, prosecutor says

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2015

The chief U.S. prosecutor in Manhattan blamed gaps in federal law and "siloing" within General Motors for the failure so far to charge any individual employees who may be responsible for faulty ignition switches linked to 124 deaths.... Read More »

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