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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 »

 

Stung by Ram, Chevy steps up truck spiffs

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2014
After the Ram pickup outsold the Chevrolet Silverado in March, a General Motors spokes-man said it was easy for Ram to "buy market share" with incentives.... Read More »

 

Stung by Ram win in March, Chevy further juices Silverado incentives

4:11 pm U.S. ET | April 3, 2014
Within hours of a General Motors spokesman saying it was easy to “buy market share” after the Ram pickup outsold the Chevrolet Silverado in March, GM opened its wallet to buy it back.... Read More »

 

Ram pickup outsells Silverado for first time since 1999

4:01 pm U.S. ET | April 1, 2014
It’s no April Fool’s joke, though General Motors may wish it were. The Ram pickup outsold the Chevrolet Silverado in March, the first monthly win by the Ram over Chevrolet’s full-sized pickup in nearly 15 years.... Read More »

 

Chrysler's Ram gains ground on Silverado

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22, 2014
The side-view mirror of a Chevrolet Silverado contains this warning: "Objects may be closer than they appear."... 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 »

 

Chevy to boost March incentives in 'unprecedented promotional assault'

9:15 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 26, 2014
Chevrolet plans a national promotion in March offering supplier pricing on all Silverado pickup models -- in addition to nearly every other vehicle in its lineup -- marking the second straight month of beefed-up incentives from GM.... 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 »

 

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 »

 

MIKE COLIAS

Why one Chevy dealer doesn't fear the Reaper

9:33 am U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2014
Digital marketing tools, slick service apps and fresh F&I strategies were on the radar of many dealers who attended the NADA convention here this weekend. But for Chevrolet dealer Heinke Trapp, it was a date with The Reaper.... Read More »

 

GM execs tell dealers Chevy can gain U.S. share in pickups

7:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2014
General Motors executives say Chevrolet can take market share from Ford in the pickup market despite the planned introduction late this year of a redesigned F-150.... 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 »

 

RICHARD TRUETT

A weighty matter: Chevy Colorado vs. Ford F-150

10:39 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2014
In the race to get the weight out of pickups, GM -- not Ford -- may actually be the biggest loser. Ford rolled out the long awaited 2015 aluminum-bodied F-150 this week, and claimed the curb weight will be 550 to 700 pounds less than the 2014 version forged with steel sheet metal. Hats off to Ford. That's huge.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

Chevy hikes ’15 Suburban, Tahoe prices $1,000-$3,000

3:39 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 17, 2013
GM will raise sticker prices on the next-generation Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe by $1,000 to $3,000 when the big SUVs go on sale in the spring.... Read More »

 

Chevrolet sweeps Autoweek's 2014 Best of the Best awards

7:43 am U.S. ET | Dec. 13, 2013
It's daunting to make a good car or truck -- let alone great ones -- but that's exactly what the editors of Autoweek say Chevrolet has done this year.... Read More »

 

Sales pace slows for big pickups

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2013
Sales of full-sized pickups have driven overall industry growth in 2013 and powered the Detroit 3 in particular to big profits.... Read More »

 

GM sales climb 16% on pickups, SUVs

1:07 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2013
General Motors sales in October rose 16 percent while it continued to flex pricing muscle, fueled by strong sales of pickups and SUVs. GM delivered 226,402 light vehicles last month. Retail sales rose 16 percent while fleet sales increased by 14 percent.... Read More »

 

ANDREW THURLOW

GM cancels 'Silverado Strong' promotion, gets criticized anyway

3:58 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2013
Boston may not have its World Series crown yet, but for now, it appears to own the word "strong." That's after GM canceled a "Silverado Strong" promotion at the World Series this week because of a conflict with the "Boston Strong" phrase that emerged since the marathon bombing in April.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

Pickup truck price gap riles GM dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 21, 2013
General Motors' game plan for the most important vehicle launch since its 2009 bankruptcy amounted to producing a knockout next-generation pickup that would command top dollar. Critical acclaim for the redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra suggests that GM nailed the first part of that strategy. But as the new trucks hit the heart of their launch cycle, the pricing part appears to be running up against cold market realities.... Read More »

 

GM raises 2014 full-sized pickup prices

2:53 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2013
General Motors has raised the prices of its 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra full-sized pickups, now that stocks of the outgoing 2013 trucks are nearly depleted.... Read More »

 

GM recalls 22,000 new Silverado, Sierra pickups for seat issue

1:24 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2013
General Motors is recalling nearly 22,000 units of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra full-size pickups because the seats may move in a rear-end crash.... Read More »

 

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