General Motors

Tom Kowaleski, PR mastermind for Chrysler, dies at 63

11:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2015
Tom Kowaleski, who held key communications jobs for Chrysler, GM, BMW and most recently, Lincoln, died Tuesday. He is best remembered for being one of the masterminds behind the wildly successful Chrysler press conferences in the 1990s....
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GM gets 108 more claims for faulty ignition switch compensation

8:39 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2015
General Motors has received 108 claims for compensation for ignition switch defects in its cars in the past week, bringing the total to 2,818, according to the official administering the compensation program....
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Hyundai posts biggest gain in global patent filings, report says

1:07 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015
Hyundai posted the biggest gains in the number of patent filings over the past five years, narrowing the gap with industry leader Toyota, according to an analysis of global patent applications released today....
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'White space' is Buick's playground

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015
Buick's US lineup -- threadbare five years ago -- has emerged as a place where General Motors can gamble on different body styles and explore market niches that its rivals either haven't yet discovered or don't care to....
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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....
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Caddy's focus: Plug lineup holes

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015
Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen has had about five months since taking over the brand to assess the gaps in his vehicle lineup. He has found a lot of them....
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Is Cadillac going the wrong way?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015
Do you think it's odd that General Motors is moving Cadillac to New York City? I realize that it involves only a small number of people, but at a time when major car companies are moving headquarters to lower the costs of doing business, New York seems like a bad choice....
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2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Barra: A female CEO shouldn't be a shocker

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015
Mary Barra's first year as General Motors CEO was full of surprises. Perhaps the biggest for her, though, happened at the very beginning: the global media frenzy generated by her appointment as the first female CEO of a major automaker....
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2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Purchasing chief: Thriving suppliers are good for GM

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015
If Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, is looking for an ally to wring price concessions from suppliers, he won't find one in Steve Kiefer, General Motors' newly installed head of purchasing....
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DEALER COUNCIL LEADERS

Buick-GMC dangles dealer incentives

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015
General Motors is dangling incentives this year to entice Buick-GMC dealers to operate loaner fleets for service customers and to run business development centers as a way of drumming up more sales....
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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....
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Hug fest? Not at Cadillac

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2015
With industry light-vehicle sales soaring toward 17 million and transaction prices at record highs, the dealer-factory meetings set for this week in San Francisco threaten to break out into hug fests. Probably not at Cadillac, though, where a seven-month sales slump is stinging dealers....
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THE DESIGN PERSPECTIVE

Former Honda, Ford designer dissects three 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....
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THE GM RECALL

GM accused of misleading investors over recalls

6:55 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2015
General Motors managers misled investors and regulators for years about issues connected to vehicle ignition switch defects, shareholders said in a lawsuit accusing the company of inflating the stock's value....
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THE GM RECALL

GM does not have to turn over notes to ignition-flaw plaintiffs, judge rules

2:42 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2015
A federal judge today refused to let plaintiffs' lawyers suing General Motors access notes from lawyers the company hired to prepare an internal report on the automaker's decade-long mishandling of a deadly ignition-switch flaw....
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BMW to pitch i3 electric in Super Bowl

3:08 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2015
BMW and Lexus will return to the Super Bowl after sitting on the bench for several years. BMW said today that it will pitch the i3 electric in a 60-second spot during the game’s first quarter. Meanwhile, Lexus will run its second Super Bowl commercial ever....
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Opel prices new Karl to win former Chevrolet customers

Jan. 15, 2015 11:31 CET
Opel said its new Karl minicar will cost 9,500 euros in Germany. The Karl will offer safety and driver systems not common in the segment including lane departure warning, Opel said....
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GM delivers record 9.9 million vehicles globally in 2014

8:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015
General Motors posted its second straight year of record global vehicle sales, with deliveries growing 2 percent to 9.9 million units....
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2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Barra reflects on tumultuous first year as GM CEO

11:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015
Mary Barra said she was surprised by the wave of media attention that followed her appointment as the first female chief executive of a major global automaker about a year ago, saying that it reflects a backward view of the automotive industry. And during her tenure as General Motors CEO, Barra acknowledged, she has become “tougher, not meaner.”...
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2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Google in talks with OEMs, suppliers to build self-driving cars

2:10 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015
Internet giant Google has started talks with most of the world's top automakers and assembled a team of global suppliers to speed its push to bring self-driving cars to market, Chris Urmson, the head of the project, said today at the Automotive News World Congress....
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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....
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NICK BUNKLEY

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....
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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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VIA Motors delivering hybrid fleet trucks, Lutz says

2:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015
For former GM product czar Bob Lutz, his latest project is hitting the startup sweet spot, shipping retrofitted hybrid pickups to fleet customers....
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GM to crank up production of Escalades amid tight supplies

12:01 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015
Cadillac is boosting production of its Escalade SUV amid strong demand for the redesigned truck, which rolled out last spring....
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