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MIKE COLIAS

New twist: Using old folks to help Buick's image

3:21 pm U.S. ET | March 25, 2014
Buick will introduce a commercial this week that will try to convince consumers once again that its vehicles aren't made for the blue-haired set. But this time it will enlist the help of, well, a few blue hairs.... Read More »

 

GM slips as big pickups fall, cars and crossovers rise

3:50 pm U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
GM was the only one of the Detroit 3 to post a decline in full-sized pickup sales last month, overshadowing gains for its cars and crossovers.... Read More »

 

Japanese stay atop Consumer Reports rankings as Detroit struggles

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 25, 2014
Detroit has come clawing back from the brink with award-winning products, but Japanese and luxury brands still have the best lineups of cars and light trucks in the industry, the editors of the influential shopping guide Consumer Reports say.... Read More »

 

Obituaries

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2014
John Peterson, a Minnesota dealer who was the National Automobile Dealers Association president in 1996, died Nov. 7.... Read More »

 

Lexus keeps J.D. Power dependability crown; GM scores 2 spots in top 5

10:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2014
Lexus again is the most dependable auto brand after three years of ownership while two General Motors marques joined the top five, J.D. Power and Associates said today.... Read More »

 

GM sells record 348,000 units in China in January

6:36 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2014
General Motors, which lost its title as China's largest foreign automaker last year, said deliveries rose 12 percent in its biggest market on demand for Buick and Wuling vehicles.... Read More »

 

Vauxhall chief Aldred to head Buick-GMC

Feb. 5, 2014 06:01 CET
GM has appointed Vauxhall boss Duncan Aldred as U.S. vice president of sales at the Buick and GMC brands. He will relocate from the UK to GM's Detroit headquarters.... Read More »

 

GM appoints Sweeney to top Chevy sales post in U.S.

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 4, 2014
GM appointed Buick-GMC sales chief Brian Sweeney to Chevrolet's top U.S. post, as GM's biggest brand tries to jumpstart its sliding market share. Sweeney, 46, will become U.S. vice president of Chevrolet, in charge of sales, service and marketing, GM said in a statement. He replaces Don Johnson, 56, who will retire.... Read More »

 

GM sales slide 12% on lower fleet, retail volume

4:02 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2014
GM posted its largest year-over-year sales decline in 41 months as light-vehicle deliveries fell at least 10 percent for three of its four U.S. brands in January.... Read More »

 

Buick has plan to keep lease momentum going

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2014
Buick will extend a promotional two-year lease program and is encouraging dealers to track customers whose leases are soon to expire.... Read More »

 

RICHARD TRUETT

Make GM whole again with some Pontiac dust

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2014
What a surprise I got when I reached into my mailbox this week and pulled out a nice thick envelope from the Pontiac division of General Motors touting GM's new 2014 cars.... Read More »

 

Buick extends lease promotion

6:57 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2014
Buick plans to continue a 24-month promotional lease program that has helped stoke its lease business over the past two years.... Read More »

 

GM brands fight back for scorecard marks

2:59 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2014
General Motors improved its performance on industry scorecards last year as it pushed to distance itself from its bankruptcy and government bailout.... Read More »

 

Henry Brown
Q&A: HENRY BROWN, BUICK-GMC NATIONAL DEALER COUNCIL

Buick-GMC expects fresh products to attract shoppers

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2014
Buick-GMC dealers hope that several key additions to the brands' vehicle lineups will drive showroom traffic this year. The product infusion will come on the GMC side of the showroom. Heavy-duty versions of the GMC Sierra pickup hit showrooms in January. The redesigned 2015 Yukon and Yukon XL, the first redesigns of the big SUVs in eight years, should go on sale by March. That will be followed by the launch of the 2015 GMC Canyon by late summer.... Read More »

 

DEALER COUNCIL LEADERS

Lease turn-ins will be major test for Buick

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Buick this spring expects to begin reeling in customers whose leases are expiring from a 24-month promotion it rolled out in spring 2012. The 24-month Experience Buick program helped General Motors' near-premium brand gain market share last year. Buick's leasing in 2013 increased to account for more than one-third of its sales, which grew 14 percent, to 205,509.... Read More »

 

Inside 'mission impossible': A DMS change

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
For auto dealers, switching dealer management system software is like a heart transplant.... Read More »

 

Buick sells 1.03 million vehicles globally, breaks record set in '84

6:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2014
General Motors said it sold a record 1.03 million Buick vehicles globally last year, the highest total since 1984, before the brand entered China, which is now its largest market.... Read More »

 

GM share slips in '13 as Dec. sales, pickups fall

2:32 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2014
General Motors' sales slipped 6 percent in December, as all four of its brands posted weaker results while GM lost market share in the key pickup segment.... Read More »

 

GM recalls nearly 1.5 million cars in China over fuel pump bracket

8:06 am U.S. ET | Dec. 27, 2013
GM's China joint venture will recall close to 1.5 million vehicles due to potential safety issues in one of the biggest recalls in the world's biggest autos market.... Read More »

 

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 »

 

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