Legendary automotive artist Art Fitzpatrick dies at 96

12:24 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

Art Fitzpatrick, one half of the team that created some of the most eye-catching advertising artwork for General Motors from 1959 to 1971, passed away this week in Carlsbad, Calif., at age 96.... Read More »

Aztek finally has fans: Pragmatic millennials who like Breaking Bad

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2015

The Pontiac Aztek, that infamous ugly duckling and commercial failure from the last decade, has finally found an appreciative audience - millennials in search of used cars.... Read More »

Pontiac Aztek gains traction with millennials from 'Breaking Bad' role

9:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2015

Several discontinued vehicle models, including the Pontiac Aztek -- well known for its spot atop many lists of the ugliest vehicles ever and for its role in AMC's “Breaking Bad” TV series -- are finding new life on the used-car market thanks to millennial buyers, an Edmunds.com analysis found.... Read More »


BLOG: 'Multiphysics': Engineering's new frontier

11:30 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2015

The creation process that was once fairly simple -- design blueprints to prototypes to testing to validation to production -- now is often extremely complex, involving engineers from several disciplines who must think in areas outside of their training.... Read More »


BLOG: The dark side of electronics

11:30 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2015

As automobiles age and the quality of replacement parts for the electronics diminish, repairs become difficult, frustrating and expensive.... Read More »


12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2015

Frank Audette, a suburban Detroit dealer, died April 10.... Read More »


BLOG: Look-alike cars? Whether by design or not, it's an old, familiar story

11:30 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2015

Designers have never had more flexibility and access to technology and materials to create and break new styling ground. So why do so many of today's latest cars and concepts look familiar?... Read More »


BLOG: Can Dodge rebuild Pontiac excitement?

11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2015

General Motors has no plans to revive Pontiac, Hummer and Saturn, CEO Mary Barra says. So where do longtime Pontiac and Hummer buyers go if they are in the market?... Read More »

Lutz on the Aztek: Blame GM culture

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 18, 2014

It's always assumed that Bob Lutz got his job as GM's product czar in 2001, coming out of retirement at age 69, because of the spectacular failure of the Pontiac Aztek.... Read More »

GM issues 3 more recalls covering more than 57,000 vehicles

2:12 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 4, 2014

GM issued three more recalls Saturday covering more than 57,000 vehicles in the United States for potential problems ranging from a wiring problem in the steering column to inadvertent shutdown of the engine.... Read More »

Ram 1500 wins top tailgate vehicle status

3:39 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2014

With football season well underway, the CarGurus Blog this month ranked the top 10 vehicles for tailgating, dubbing the Ram 1500 No. 1.... Read More »


For GM, the self-driving car of the future is also a thing of the past

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2014

A close look at the Firebird II video shows GM made a lot of the right calls on the issues facing self-driving cars -- issues that are still being resolved.... Read More »

Bill Hoglund: Candid and charismatic

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014

Bill Hoglund, who died on June 8 at age 79, was a new kind of General Motors executive. He was sometimes dangerously outspoken, and he liked to try new things.... Read More »

Toyota details recall plans for 844,277 U.S. vehicles with Takata airbags

10:16 am U.S. ET | June 13, 2014

Toyota outlined a plan to fix airbags made by supplier Takata that could project metal fragments in 844,277 previously recalled cars and trucks in the United States, including the 2003 and 2004 Corolla and GM's Pontiac Vibe.... Read More »

GM recalls 1.3 million 2004-10 Chevy, Saturn and Pontiac cars for power steering glitch

4:18 pm U.S. ET | March 31, 2014

GM is recalling more than 1.3 million older-model Chevrolet, Pontiac and Saturn cars that could experience a sudden loss of electric power, expanding a safety crisis that now includes eight separate recalls covering nearly 6 million vehicles over the past six weeks.... Read More »

GM expands ignition switch recall in U.S. by 824,000 vehicles

5:16 pm U.S. ET | March 28, 2014

GM is expanding its ignition switch recall to include another 824,000 U.S. models to ensure that owners of cars that may have been repaired over the years using faulty switches can get them replaced.... Read More »

Recall storm engulfs GM

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014

A company that started the year on a wave of positive press surrounding its new CEO and its emergence from government ownership is suddenly facing an investigation by federal safety regulators, upcoming congressional hearings and a potential criminal probe by the U.S. Justice Department.... Read More »

GM faces 107 questions from U.S. over ignition switch recall

2:01 pm U.S. ET | March 5, 2014

Federal safety regulators today sent a 27-page letter to GM requesting detailed information and documents related to its investigation of whether the automaker waited too long before recalling 1.6 million vehicles last month.... Read More »


GM execs brace for recall fallout

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 1, 2014

Top GM executives are under intense pressure to explain why it took them a decade to order a fix for a faulty ignition switch. Mindful, perhaps, of the backlash that hit Toyota during its unintended-acceleration crisis from 2009 to 2011, GM has struck an unusually contrite tone in its statements since the recalls, saying it is "deeply sorry" for its response to the switch defect.... Read More »


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 »


Build some more excitement

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2014

Regarding Richard Truett's Feb. 1 blog, "Make GM whole again with some Pontiac dust": I was 7 years old when the 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix debuted, and I knew I wanted one the day I turned 16. What car that wasn't a Vette offered a Bose stereo, a head-up display and four-wheel disc brakes?... Read More »


BLOG: 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 »

Pontiac G6 brake light inquiry elevated by NHTSA

11:34 am U.S. ET | June 10, 2013

Federal auto safety regulators have stepped up their investigation into the Pontiac G6, bringing the discontinued sedan a step closer to a recall for brake light problems.... Read More »

Three GM cars being probed by NHTSA for possible brake light problems

4:18 pm U.S. ET | March 12, 2013

Federal safety regulators are looking at three General Motors vehicles for potential brake light defects that could result in a recall of more than a million mid-sized vehicles.... Read More »

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