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LINDSAY CHAPPELL

In Chicago, trucks get their mojo back

1:53 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2014
A new groundswell is taking place for sporty trucks. Of all the vehicles on display this week at the Chicago Auto Show, the pickup segment stands out....
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GM sales slide 12% on lower fleet, retail volume

4:02 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2014
GM posted its largest year-over-year sales decline in 41 months as light-vehicle deliveries fell at least 10 percent for three of its four U.S. brands in January....
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The steel vs. aluminum debate

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2014
The 2015 F-150 pickup — which Ford says is constructed of “military grade” aluminum — won't arrive until late this year, but competitors' defensive maneuvering appears to be under way....
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RICHARD TRUETT

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....
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Buick extends lease promotion

6:57 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2014
Buick plans to continue a 24-month promotional lease program that has helped stoke its lease business over the past two years....
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GM brands fight back for scorecard marks

2:59 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2014
General Motors improved its performance on industry scorecards last year as it pushed to distance itself from its bankruptcy and government bailout....
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Henry Brown
Q&A: HENRY BROWN, BUICK-GMC NATIONAL DEALER COUNCIL

Buick-GMC expects fresh products to attract shoppers

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2014
Buick-GMC dealers hope that several key additions to the brands' vehicle lineups will drive showroom traffic this year. The product infusion will come on the GMC side of the showroom. Heavy-duty versions of the GMC Sierra pickup hit showrooms in January. The redesigned 2015 Yukon and Yukon XL, the first redesigns of the big SUVs in eight years, should go on sale by March. That will be followed by the launch of the 2015 GMC Canyon by late summer....
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In Emsley's 'no fear' zone, GMC pursues new look

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2014
Helen Emsley remembers the anxiety she felt six years ago when asked to lead the interior design for the 2014 Corvette Stingray. Far from spoiling the sports car, the interior that Emsley's team executed won plaudits as the first Corvette cabin worthy of being paired with what's under the hood....
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GM considers a countermove: Light-duty diesels

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Steve Kiefer, General Motors' vice president of global powertrain, said he is considering a diesel engine for the light-duty Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra to counter fuel economy improvements due on the Ford F-150 and Ram pickups....
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2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

GMC may get one of its own

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
GMC's lineup is in the midst of a major overhaul, including the Canyon mid-sized pickup unveiled here last week....
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2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

One reporter's take on what worked, and what didn't, at the Detroit show

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2014
West Coast Editor Mark Rechtin, who walked the floor of the Detroit auto show gathering first impressions of new cars and concepts, is convinced that this was a show of missed opportunities....
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GM mulls small diesel for pickups

1:43 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
General Motors is considering adding a small-displacement diesel engine to its Chevrolet and GMC 1500 pickups to boost fuel economy....
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Inside 'mission impossible': A DMS change

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
For auto dealers, switching dealer management system software is like a heart transplant....
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Canyon using Sierra's styling to woo conquests

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
If the 2015 GMC Canyon pickup looks a bit like a little brother to the larger Sierra full-sized pickup, that's by design....
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2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

GMC Canyon offers big-truck looks in smaller package

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2014
The 2015 GMC Canyon is the bolder, more-chiseled half of GM's dual bid to revive consumer interest in smaller pickups. While the Chevrolet Colorado is sporty and sleek, the Canyon, its corporate sibling, looks a bit like a little brother to the GMC Sierra full-sized pickup. And that's by design....
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GM recalls 303,000 new Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra pickups for engine fire risk

7:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2014
GM is recalling 303,000 of its redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks in the United States to fix a software glitch that could lead to engine compartment fires....
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2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Aluminum F-150, sporty cars from Chevy, BMW, Lexus add pizzazz

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2014
Ford will make the biggest splash of the Detroit auto show with the redesigned 2015 F-150. At other brands, sporty cars will dominate the headlines. Chevrolet will show the high-performance Corvette Z06. BMW will unveil redesigned M3 and M4 cars. And Lexus will show a sporty car whose V-8 delivers 460 hp, sources say....
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GM share slips in '13 as Dec. sales, pickups fall

2:32 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2014
General Motors' sales slipped 6 percent in December, as all four of its brands posted weaker results while GM lost market share in the key pickup segment....
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THE DEALER SPEAKS: DOUG MORELAND

Message to Chrysler: Let dealers handle local marketing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2013
The very first car Doug Moreland sold was a Chevrolet Corvair in Reno, Nev., in 1969. It had belonged to the woman who would one day be his wife....
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THE DEALER SPEAKS: MICHAEL CANNON, CANNON MOTOR CO., OXFORD, MISS.

Football star's journey from the gridiron to the showroom

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2013
Michael Cannon, a Memphis State college football standout who dreamed of being a head coach, had just gotten his first big break when the death of his father, a small used-car dealer in Calhoun City, Miss., made him rethink his life's path....
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Dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2013
Dealer awards this week includes Magic City Ford-Lincoln in Roanoke, Va., Wagar Motor Sales (Buick-GMC) in Gaylord, Mich., Nissan of Downtown L.A. in Los Angeles, Carbone Honda in Yorkville, N.Y., Sandy Sansing Nissan in Pensacola, Fla., Harris Porsche in Baton Rouge, La., Diamond Mazda in Baton Rouge, La., and Turnersville Mazda in Turnersville, N.J....
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2013 L.A. AUTO SHOW

Chevy banks on mid-sized pickup comeback with 2015 Colorado

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2013
GM is betting that an eye-catching, fuel-efficient mid-sized pickup can draw buyers from Toyota and inject life into a segment that its Detroit 3 rivals have abandoned. The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado that GM unveils today uses a version of the full-sized 2014 Silverado's fully boxed frame and mimics its upscale, refined interior....
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MIKE COLIAS

The Chevy Colorado's checklist

9:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
Chevrolet's redesigned Colorado makes its debut at the auto show here this week amid plenty of anticipation -- and no small amount of skepticism....
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Lesson in service learned from near demise

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2013
During the recession, General Motors canceled -- but later reinstated -- the Buick-Cadillac-GMC franchise agreement for the dealership Tony Cline oversees in Carlisle, Pa....
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GM pickup launch slowed by axle supplier

2:30 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 24, 2013
A crimp in the supply of axles has dented production of General Motors' 2014 full-sized pickups, slowing the rollout of regular and double cab versions of the redesigned trucks....
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