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MIKE COLIAS

Why GM should put wireless connections in its trucks

10:17 pm U.S. ET | April 17, 2014
At an exhibit on the auto show floor here, I sat inside a Cadillac XTS sedan equipped with General Motors' new 4G LTE wireless connection. But I couldn't help but think: GM should have put the 4G demo unit in a Chevy Silverado or GMC Sierra pickup.... Read More »

 

GM's March sales gain 4% with boost from big pickups

4:55 pm U.S. ET | April 1, 2014
Aided by increased sales of full-sized pickups, General Motors' U.S. light-vehicle sales rose 4 percent in March from a year earlier to 256,047 units. GM said that its retail sales were up 7 percent and that it had gained retail market share.... Read More »

 

GM slips as big pickups fall, cars and crossovers rise

3:50 pm U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
GM was the only one of the Detroit 3 to post a decline in full-sized pickup sales last month, overshadowing gains for its cars and crossovers.... Read More »

 

GM's big SUVs reward fans for their patience

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
The 2015 big SUVs from General Motors feature clean, contemporary designs, a more powerful yet more fuel efficient powertrain and a hushed interior that has been improved to vanquish some key complaints about the outgoing generation.... Read More »

 

OLD PROBLEMS FOR NEW GM

GM incentives: Show of panic -- or strength?

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
News of General Motors' second big sales promotion in as many months -- a supplier-pricing-for-all event across the Chevrolet, Buick and GMC lineups in March, including full-sized pickups -- smacked of desperation to some.... Read More »

 

Obituaries

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 »

 

RICHARD TRUETT

The mad truck dash to 30 mpg on highway and pickup gold

4:19 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2014
If you thought the pickup wars -- manufacturers' ongoing offensive to top each other with towing and payload increases and an ever-expanding array of luxury features -- couldn't get any more intense, you are dead wrong.... Read More »

 

Clouds on the auto sales horizon

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
Supplies of unsold vehicles have ballooned to the highest level since the recession, and U.S. sales growth has slowed significantly in the past five months.... Read More »

 

Ram diesel tops pickup mpg ratings

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
While the Ford F-150 is shedding pounds to improve fuel economy, the 2014 Ram 1500 used a new diesel engine to achieve a highway rating of 28 mpg, the highest for any pickup on sale in the United States.... Read More »

 

GM sweetens February incentives to juice U.S. sales

1:06 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2014
Chevrolet and Buick-GMC are running a nearly month-long Presidents Day promotion for February, offering some of GM's biggest incentives in months as the company tries to shake a recent sales slump.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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
Henry BrownBuick-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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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