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JIM HENRY

BLOG: GM Financial-Chevy lease exclusivity seems likely

11:15 am U.S. ET | Feb. 18, 2015

There wasn't much doubt, but General Motors disclosed for the first time in an SEC filing that it is considering plans to throw all Chevrolet lease incentives to GM Financial instead of sharing them among GM Financial, Ally Financial and U.S. Bank.... Read More »

GRAHAM KOZAK

BLOG: National Corvette Museum -- a year after the sinkhole

10:45 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2015

The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky., seems well-positioned to recover from a devastating sinkhole and remain standing on firm ground.... Read More »

CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Silverado's Custom package aims lower

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

Chevrolet has made big inroads into the lucrative market for pricey pickups since a redesigned Silverado came out 18 months ago.... Read More »

CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Chevy Equinox gets nip and tuck

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

The Chevrolet Equinox this fall will get its first cosmetic improvement in six years.... Read More »

ELECTRO-LIGHT

Fewer pounds and better chemistry boost '16 Volt range

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

Here's how GM made the 2016 Volt's powertrain lighter, along with some other notable engineering changes.... Read More »

Chevy gives Equinox nip, tuck for 2016

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2015

Chevrolet is giving the Equinox a facelift this fall for the 2016 model year, the first cosmetic upgrade to the popular crossover in six years. The refreshed Equinox features a revised front fascia with a deeper, wider grille, outlined in chrome and retaining the twin-port look of the current model.... Read More »

Chevy Silverado Custom priced for core buyers, offers more chrome

9:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2015

Chevrolet, fresh off recent gains at the pricey end of the pickup market, is refocusing its aim at the everyman buyer with a more affordable, chrome-laden truck.... Read More »

Chevy adds GearOn edition to Colorado lineup

11:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2015

Chevrolet is introducing a special edition Colorado pickup with an accessory system for mounting bikes, skis, kayaks and other outdoor toys. The GearOn model, to debut at this week's Chicago Auto Show, includes bars, a divider and cargo tie-down rings.... Read More »

Chevy teases facelift for Equinox

11:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2015

The Chevrolet Equinox crossover -- sales of which continue to march higher nearly six years into its current generation -- is getting a face lift. Chevy is scheduled to unveil a refreshed Equinox on Thursday at the Chicago Auto Show.... Read More »

GM's pickup pacesetter

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2015

Sheri Hickok is overseeing GM's most important vehicle program, the next-generation Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. She is already reviewing clay models with designers, discussing the mix of materials that GM will use to make the trucks lighter and less thirsty, and chatting with marketers about potential new features.... Read More »

GM trucks, fleet drive 18% gain; pricing jumps

11:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2015

Big demand for trucks and a spike in deliveries to fleet customers sent General Motors' January sales up 18 percent from a year ago, the company's best start to a year since 2008.... Read More »

MAKE MEETINGS

Chevy looks to end market share slide

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015

Chevrolet executives believe that the Trax small crossover and other lineup additions, along with a friendly environment for its revitalized truck portfolio, will help snap a three-year skid in U.S. market share. The Trax joins the Colorado midsize pickup and City Express cargo van as potentially high-volume entries that could provide a tailwind for Chevy's year-over-year sales.... Read More »

KRISHNAN ANANTHARAMAN

BLOG: One vehicle that deserved a Super Bowl ad

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 31, 2015

Back in January 2009, GM didn't have money for a Super Bowl commercial, but if it could have scraped together the funds, it had a golden opportunity to introduce the masses to the Chevy Volt.... Read More »

Chevy banks on new models to end stretch of U.S. share loss

2:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2015

Chevrolet this year expects to snap its string of three straight years of US market share declines by capitalizing on its revitalized truck lineup, as the brand moves to put its safety-recall problems behind it.... Read More »

BRAD SOWERS, CHEVROLET NATIONAL DEALER COUNCIL

High confidence in product after the Year of the Recall

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2015

Chevrolet dealers were put to the test in 2014, with about 70 recall campaigns that sent millions of vehicles through their service lanes. On the one hand, it was a time-sucking distraction for dealers. But Chevy still managed to increase U.S. sales, and some good things happened too, says Brad Sowers.... Read More »

GM to cut production of Chevy Sonic, Buick Verano

11:02 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2015

General Motors is cutting production of its Chevrolet Sonic and Buick Verano small cars amid higher-than-normal inventories, a sign that low gasoline prices could be weakening the sales outlook for small cars.... Read More »

Chevy to expand Spark EV sales to Maryland

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2015

Chevrolet will begin selling the Spark EV in Maryland this spring, its first East Coast entry and third state overall since the electric minicar was launched in California and Oregon in 2013.... Read More »

YOU'RE GONNA BE POPULAR

Sizing up the beauty queens, class clowns of Detroit

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

Staff Reporter Ryan Beene was on the floor at the 2015 Detroit auto show, judging the cafeteria cachet of the most talked-about vehicles.... Read More »

DEALER COUNCIL LEADERS

Chevy likely to renew bonus pool for dealers

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

Chevrolet is likely to renew a version of its Essential Brand Elements incentive program after the current program expires in 2016, said Brad Sowers, a St. Louis-area dealer and chairman of the Chevrolet National Dealer Council.... Read More »

THE DESIGN PERSPECTIVE

VIDEO: Designer dissects 3 auto show cars

11:47 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2015

Automotive News walked the floor of the 2015 Detroit auto show with Paul Snyder, a former Honda and Ford designer who is now chair of transportation design at the College for Creative Studies. Watch him break down three of the most intriguing vehicles from the show.... Read More »

Ram 1500's highway mpg rises to 29

1:38 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015

Ram has added a bit more daylight between the hot-selling Ram 1500 EcoDiesel and Ford's redesigned lightweight F-150 in the highway fuel economy race.... Read More »

NICK BUNKLEY

BLOG: Drones fly at Ford and stir up drama

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015

There's drone drama at the Detroit auto show.... Read More »

GM to sit out Super Bowl ad lineup

5:05 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015

General Motors will sit out the 2015 Super Bowl.
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GM'S ELECTRIC POWER

New Volt raises profile of engineer Fletcher

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015

For a mechanical engineer who once worked on 1,000-hp race boats and Dale Earnhardt Sr.'s roaring NASCAR engines, Pam Fletcher is pretty stoked about a car that starts with barely a whisper. Fletcher, General Motors' executive chief engineer for electrified vehicles, oversees the team that will deliver the next-generation Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid this week in Detroit.... Read More »

Hyundai gets into EV game with Sonata plug-in

2:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015

The next Chevrolet Volt will have Korean competition. Today at the Detroit auto show, Hyundai revealed its first battery-powered vehicle: a plug-in hybrid version of the Sonata midsize sedan that will go on sale this year.... Read More »

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