Mike Colias

MIKE COLIAS

BLOG: Caddy CT6's lightweight body = big car, small engine

12:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2016

Of the three engine choices available on the Cadillac CT6 sedan, it was the smallest that seemed to generate the most buzz during a recent media drive.... Read More »

MIKE COLIAS

BLOG: Why the Buick Avista is a long shot for production

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

With the Avista concept, the questions are growing louder about whether Buick is serious about adding any of its recent sexy sheet metal to its lineup.... Read More »

MIKE COLIAS

Training wheels come off for Barra & Co.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

As a former human-resources executive, General Motors CEO Mary Barra is certainly familiar with the term "probationary period." Barra has survived hers.... Read More »

MIKE COLIAS

BLOG: 5 factors behind GM's Lyft deal

7:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016

GM executives will tell anyone who'll listen that the company is ready to lead in a world of autonomous driving, ride sharing and other personal-mobility innovations that threaten to upend the industry's status quo.... Read More »

MIKE COLIAS

BLOG: Chevrolet aims for tech 'punch' with redesigned Malibu

11:45 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

General Motors is laying a bet that technology will help the redesigned Chevrolet Malibu midsize sedan break through in a core but crowded segment.... Read More »

MIKE COLIAS

BLOG: Pressure on XT5 to deliver amid Caddy's lineup quagmire

11:07 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015

Cadillac and its dealers are counting on the clean-slate redesign of the XT5 crossover to help the brand snap out of a sales funk before an influx of fresh product begins arriving in 2018.... Read More »

MIKE COLIAS

BLOG: GM's product plans create bargaining chips for UAW talks

8:52 am U.S. ET | Oct. 24, 2015

Product commitments are valuable bargaining chips in UAW contract talks. And General Motors has a lot of them -- most imprinted with a Cadillac badge.... Read More »

MIKE COLIAS

Well, there goes my new-car buzz

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2015

Owning a four-month-old Volkswagen Golf TDI today feels a bit like having a puppy that you know someday must be taken in to have neutered. You wonder whether he'll be quite the same spunky dog afterward.... Read More »

MIKE COLIAS

BLOG: How VW's 'clean diesel' made a liar out of me

2:14 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

Volkswagen has made a liar out of me. For months, I've been telling people about how much I like the 2015 Golf SportWagen TDI that I bought in May.... Read More »

MIKE COLIAS

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 »

MIKE COLIAS

BLOG: Opel Astra's 'floating' roofline likely to appear on future Buicks

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2015

One of the most distinctive design elements of the redesigned Opel Astra unveiled at this year's Frankfurt auto show is its “floating” roofline, an element likely to appear on future Opels -- and by extension, future Buicks.... Read More »

MIKE COLIAS

BLOG: Future Buicks could get Opel's 'floating' roofline

6:14 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2015

One of the most distinctive design elements of the redesigned Opel Astra unveiled at the motor show here is its “floating” roofline, an element likely to appear on future Opels -- and by extension, future Buicks.... Read More »

MIKE COLIAS

BLOG: Why Barra's timing is good for Frankfurt appearance

2:34 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2015

Mary Barra will make her first public appearance at a European auto show as GM’s CEO next week in Frankfurt. Her timing is pretty good.... Read More »

MIKE COLIAS

BLOG: CTS-V sticker reflects shift in Cadillac pricing

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2015

If you squint hard at the label on the Cadillac CTS-V high-performance sedan that hits showrooms soon, you will see a subtle but telling shift in Cadillac's pricing strategy.... Read More »

MIKE COLIAS

BLOG: Cadillac's product onslaught: Hurry up and wait

12:15 pm U.S. ET | July 21, 2015

A glance at Cadillac's product-planning timeline shows that dealers and consumers will be waiting quite a while for much of the fresh sheet metal planned by the brand.... Read More »

MIKE COLIAS

BLOG: Colorado, Canyon target 'best' marketing claim

3:00 pm U.S. ET | June 26, 2015

Soon, Chevrolet and GMC will gain a coveted marketing claim: Best fuel economy of any pickup.... Read More »

MIKE COLIAS

BLOG: Hooray for GM's 500 millionth vehicle?

10:39 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015

GM today is celebrating its 500 millionth vehicle. But GM knows -- perhaps better than any company on the planet -- that the ability to manufacture a lot of product, in and of itself, is no cause for celebration.... Read More »

MIKE COLIAS

BLOG: Why it could be the Volt's time to shine in China

7:17 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2015

How can GM drive down the Chevy Volt's cost enough to make it affordable to more people, and eventually turn a profit? Sell a boatload of them in a Chinese market that's fast warming to EVs.... Read More »

MIKE COLIAS

BLOG: Barra's management style signaled in Wilson negotiations

4:03 pm U.S. ET | March 9, 2015

General Motors' swift, tidy resolution of Harry Wilson's advance on its board and balance sheet has GM CEO Mary Barra's fingerprints all over it. By that, I mean it was handled efficiently and inclusively, without raising the temperature or decibel level in the room, by all accounts.... Read More »

MIKE COLIAS

BLOG: How much damage can GM's financial 'fortress' sustain?

1:54 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2015

Marauders are storming GM's “fortress balance sheet.” Or at least, they're knocking loudly on the door.... Read More »

MIKE COLIAS

BLOG: The magic number for Colorado and Canyon sales

4:14 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2015

General Motors sold 8,147 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize pickups last month. Is that good or bad? It depends whom you ask.... Read More »

MIKE COLIAS

BLOG: Buick stand goes from crickets to glitz under Aldred's direction

6:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2015

Buick is breaking away from Chevrolet and showroom sibling GMC to stake out separate ground on the 2015 Detroit auto show floor.... Read More »

MIKE COLIAS

BLOG: What the big fuss over small crossovers is all about

10:45 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2014

The Chevrolet Trax, Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, Jeep Renegade and other small crossovers aim to unlock the practicality and cachet of “SUV” driving for a group of buyers who until now have been relegated to inexpensive small cars.... Read More »

MIKE COLIAS

Small engines could power a big GM change

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2014

Not long ago, the smallest engine in one of General Motors' smallest European cars wouldn't have stood a chance of showing up under hoods in U.S. showrooms. Times have changed, thanks to tightening fuel-economy and emissions standards.... Read More »

MIKE COLIAS

BLOG: What the new Opel Corsa and next-gen Chevy Volt have in common

1:33 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2014

It wasn't long ago when the smallest engine in one of General Motors' smallest European cars wouldn't have stood a chance of showing up under hoods in the United States. But times have changed, thanks to tightening fuel-economy and emissions standards.... Read More »

Automotive News Cover
News by Brand