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VW set to beat GM for China sales crown

Dec. 26, 2013 06:01 CET
VW is poised to sell more vehicles in China than GM for the first time in nine years, regaining its place as the biggest foreign automaker in the world's largest auto market.... Read More »

 

VW set to beat GM for China sales crown

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 26, 2013
Volkswagen AG is poised to sell more vehicles in China than General Motors for the first time in nine years, regaining its place as the biggest foreign automaker in the world's largest auto market.... Read More »

 

GM, Chrysler sales lifted by strong demand

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
General Motors’ November sales rose 14 percent on strong retail demand across its four brands, while the average price of a GM vehicle rose to a record high of $34,896.... Read More »

 

THE DEALER SPEAKS: DOUG MORELAND

Message to Chrysler: Let dealers handle local marketing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2013
The very first car Doug Moreland sold was a Chevrolet Corvair in Reno, Nev., in 1969. It had belonged to the woman who would one day be his wife.... Read More »

 

THE DEALER SPEAKS: MICHAEL CANNON, CANNON MOTOR CO., OXFORD, MISS.

Football star's journey from the gridiron to the showroom

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2013
Michael Cannon, a Memphis State college football standout who dreamed of being a head coach, had just gotten his first big break when the death of his father, a small used-car dealer in Calhoun City, Miss., made him rethink his life's path.... Read More »

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Buick can coexist with Cadillac

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2013
Buick can definitely coexist with Cadillac.... Read More »

 

Dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2013
Dealer awards this week includes Magic City Ford-Lincoln in Roanoke, Va., Wagar Motor Sales (Buick-GMC) in Gaylord, Mich., Nissan of Downtown L.A. in Los Angeles, Carbone Honda in Yorkville, N.Y., Sandy Sansing Nissan in Pensacola, Fla., Harris Porsche in Baton Rouge, La., Diamond Mazda in Baton Rouge, La., and Turnersville Mazda in Turnersville, N.J.... Read More »

 

Akerson: Buick could probably use a flagship

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
GM executives have been dropping some provocative hints lately about possible plans for a future Buick flagship.... Read More »

 

DAN AKERSON, CEO, GENERAL MOTORS

Strong product is vital to balancing pricing, share

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
CEO Dan Akerson, 65, believes this product momentum will boost GM's U.S. market share, which is now just over 18 percent.... Read More »

 

Lesson in service learned from near demise

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2013
During the recession, General Motors canceled -- but later reinstated -- the Buick-Cadillac-GMC franchise agreement for the dealership Tony Cline oversees in Carlisle, Pa.... Read More »

 

GM store defuses angst of trade-in wrangling

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2013
Blake Arbogast, general manager of Dave Arbogast Buick-GMC, knew from customer surveys that vehicle trade-ins were a contentious part of an otherwise smooth buying experience at his store.... Read More »

 

MIKE COLIAS

Buick's new game plan for reviving Regal sales

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 4, 2013
What's wrong with Buick Regal sales? That's the question asked often of Buick executives over the past 18 months. Why 18 months? Because that's around the time the smaller, less expensive Verano compact sedan entered Buick's lineup.... Read More »

 

2 cars define Buick/Opel look

Sept. 20, 2013 06:01 CET
The Opel Monza concept provides a glimpse into the future of Buick and Opel design, says General Motors global design chief Ed Welburn.... Read More »

 

GM plans to more closely intertwine Buick and Opel brands

Sept. 18, 2013 17:21 CET
GM is developing two modular vehicle families, Global Delta and Global Epsilon, that will help to more closely integrate global product development between Buick and Opel.... Read More »

 

GM plans to more closely intertwine Buick and Opel brands

Sept. 17, 2013 06:01 CET
General Motors will more closely integrate global product development between Buick and Opel in a bid to cut development costs and increase their product offerings.... Read More »

 

Growing Buick, Opel ties may yield more U.S. models

5:35 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2013
Buick customers in the United States and China could see more European design and engineering in an expanded range of new models by 2020, as GM more closely integrates global product development between Buick and its German brand Opel.... Read More »

 

2 cars define Buick/Opel look

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2013
Want to glimpse the future of Buick and Opel design? It's easy, says General Motors global design chief Ed Welburn: Take a picture of the Opel Monza concept, shown in Frankfurt last week, and set it beside the Buick Riviera concept shown at the Shanghai auto show in the spring.... Read More »

 

2013 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

GM may sell Opel Adam minicar in U.S. as a Buick

Sept. 10, 2013 17:04 CET
General Motors may sell the Opel Adam minicar in the United States, likely wearing a Buick badge.... Read More »

 

GM may sell Opel Adam minicar in U.S. as a Buick

11:04 am U.S. ET | Sept. 10, 2013
General Motors is considering bringing the Opel Adam minicar to the United States, likely wearing a Buick badge, Opel Chairman Karl-Thomas Neumann said today.... Read More »

 

MIKE COLIAS

Why Opel and Buick are looking more familiar

9:38 am U.S. ET | Sept. 10, 2013
A memo from overseas to Buick watchers in the United States: Pay attention to what GM's Opel brand is doing on the other side of the pond, including the lithe Monza concept it unwrapped at the auto show here today. Because, more than ever, what's Opel is Buick, and vice versa.... Read More »

 

Opel, Buick key to profit, sales targets for GM

Aug. 20, 2013 06:01 CET
The near identical Opel Mokka and Buick Encore represent what GM CEO Dan Akerson is pushing the company to do more of -- leverage scale, drive profits and serve regional tastes.... Read More »

 

Dealer Rosenberg retired, returned to auto retailing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19, 2013
David Rosenberg's family sold its New England dealerships to Group 1 Automotive Inc. in 2000.... Read More »

 

'Flanker brands' Buick, Opel key to profit, sales targets for GM

6:34 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 19, 2013
The near identical Buick Encore and Opel Mokka represent what GM CEO Dan Akerson is pushing the company to do more of -- leverage scale, drive profits and serve regional tastes. By working together, Buick and Opel hold the key to reducing costs and carving out a niche between upscale Cadillac and mass-market Chevrolet, while delivering fatter profits and margins.... Read More »

 

GM moves to ease shortage of 'red hot' Encores

1:56 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
GM underestimated initial U.S. demand for the Buick Encore when it was launched in January and says it recently boosted output of the crossover at a plant in South Korea.... Read More »

 

Chevy Impala is first Detroit 3 car to top Consumer Reports' sedan rankings

6:00 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2013
The Chevrolet Impala, a former GM top seller that degenerated into a lackluster staple of airport car-rental lots, has morphed into the best sedan on the American market with its latest redesign, Consumer Reports said today.... Read More »

 

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