General Motors

GM dealers take on more loaners

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 13, 2014
Dealers are seeing a huge expansion of General Motors' Courtesy Transportation Program, a bid to create better loyalty via the service lane and by getting more people to try vehicles....
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GABE NELSON

Who says the Detroit 3 can't sell luxury?

3:40 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 12, 2014
We hear an awful lot about the sorry state of Detroit's luxury brands, but if you look at it objectively, Detroit actually isn't bad at selling luxury vehicles. It's just that the luxury vehicles are pickup trucks and SUVs....
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GM offers fix on small-car ignitions to prevent stuck keys

6:15 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2014
General Motors is offering to repair customers' Chevrolet Cobalts and other older small cars to prevent keys from getting stuck in the ignition, but the company said it isn't issuing a recall because the problem doesn't pose a safety risk....
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GM to double Mexico production capacity, invest $3.6 billion in plants

2:22 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2014
General Motors plans to invest $3.6 billion in Mexico to double its production capacity at its plants around the country, officials said today....
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Convert traditional vehicles to EVs? Ford, GM and others are brainstorming

4:26 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2014
Tony Earley, CEO of utility Pacific Gas and Electric in California and a member of Ford Motor Co.'s board, said today that he and his colleagues, along with Ford and General Motors employees, have discussed ways to convert gasoline vehicles into electric vehicles....
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MIKE COLIAS

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....
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THE GM RECALL

Two more deaths eligible for GM compensation

1:26 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2014
Claims deemed eligible for compensation from a faulty ignition switch in General Motors vehicles rose slightly in the last week, including two additional deaths attributed to the defective switch, according to an official report today....
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Carmakers hit the gas as China slows down

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2014
Chinese bureaucrats are jittery, maybe even a bit panicky, about the country's slumping economy. But global carmakers sound as optimistic as ever as they place big bets on the world's biggest auto market....
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Will Chevrolet's tiny Trax spark a sibling rivalry?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 6, 2014
Given that GMC's entire product lineup is shared with Chevrolet, it begs the question: Will GMC get a version of the new Chevy Trax small crossover?...
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GM replacing keys on 2014-15 trucks to prevent ignition shutoff

1:07 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2014
GM is replacing ignition keys on its newest trucks because of a design problem that can cause the shift lever to bump the key and shut off the engine. GM said its investigators determined that the issue was not a safety defect because it occurs only when the driver has a foot on the brake and is shifting gears. Rather than a safety recall, GM issued a technical service bulletin to dealers on Nov. 6, instructing them to replace keys for customers who complain of a problem....
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Alcoa signals key improvement in auto aluminum, lands new customer

4:30 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2014
Aluminum giant Alcoa said today it has solved one of the biggest wrinkles automakers wrestle with when stamping aluminum body panels: formability. The supplier said it has at least one customer for the aluminum sheet produced by its new Micromill process....
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Cadillac names Publicis Worldwide as new global ad agency

11:23 am U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2014
Cadillac today named Publicis Worldwide its new global advertising agency of record, replacing agencies controlled by Interpublic Group, which held the account since July 2013....
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Chevy Colorado edges Ford F-150 for Motor Trend Truck of the Year honor

7:00 am U.S. ET | Dec. 3, 2014
Motor Trend named the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado pickup its Truck of the Year, edging out Ford's aluminum-bodied F-150....
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Tesla Model S beats out Porsche in owner-satisfaction survey

10:40 am U.S. ET | Dec. 3, 2014
Tesla Motors drivers were more likely than Porsche owners -- or anyone else -- to say they’d buy their cars again in this year’s edition of the closely-watched Consumer Reports buyer survey....
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Opel says Karl will cost less than 10,000 euros

Dec. 3, 2014 11:42 CET
Opel will launch its entry-level Karl minicar next summer at a starting price of less than 10,000 euros in Germany. Opel today released pictures and details of the Karl....
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GM’s revamped truck lineup fuels 6% advance

1:45 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2014
General Motors rode red-hot truck sales and a big month from its Buick-GMC channel to a 6 percent sales increase in November....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

CEO Barra aims to change GM's corporate culture

Dec. 2, 2014 06:15 CET
CEO Mary Barra feels good about how GM handled a major restructuring of its product safety after millions of cars were recalled for an ignition fault. Now her sights are set on a broader cultural change....
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Chevrolet hires ex-Ford social media manager to bolster strategy

1:20 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2014
Chevrolet, which wants a broader, more consistent social media strategy, has hired former Ford social media manager Craig Daitch....
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Longing for the days of Hummer?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2014
Cheap gasoline, Jeep's rise and surging demand for pricey SUVs have some Hummer dealers and loyalists thinking about what might have been, and have rekindled talk about a new Wrangler fighter from GM....
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GM recalls more than 300,000 SUVs, sedans for headlamps that go dark

2:45 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2014
General Motors is recalling 316,357 older-model SUVs and sedans for a problem with malfunctioning headlamps....
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Chrysler sued for royalties by music industry

11:44 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2014
A music industry association has sued Chrysler Group, alleging its customers might be rolling down the street with stolen tunes....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE e-magazine for December

Dec. 1, 2014 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready for you to view. This month's edition looks at why megaplatforms are a must-have for any automaker with global ambitions....
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No letup in pickup wars among Big 3

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2014
Officially, Ford's two fiercest truck competitors had little to say about the fuel economy ratings for the new aluminum-body F-150 that underwhelmed some pundits. But behind the scenes, rivals' wheels are in motion....
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Who knew Cadillac's marketing chief told jokes? No one, actually

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2014
Uwe Ellinghaus could use some work on his comedic timing. Or maybe Americans just aren't used to Germans telling jokes....
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Is NHTSA nominee up to the task?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2014
As an expert on human fatigue, Mark Rosekind is well-suited to steer NHTSA toward the era of autonomous driving and connected-car technologies. But in the near term, Rosekind will have to prove to members of Congress that he is up to the task of revitalizing an agency beset by lapses....
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