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.... Read More »


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.... Read More »



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.... Read More »



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.... Read More »



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.... Read More »



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.... Read More »



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.... Read More »


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.... 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 »


Ram 1500 wins Truck of Texas for 3rd time in 4 years

11:46 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2013
For the third time in four years, the Ram 1500 has been named the Truck of Texas by the Texas Auto Writers Association, retaining its 2012 title and beating out the redesigned Chevrolet Silverado.... Read More »


GM considers new powertrain options for its large SUVs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2013
Diesel engines, hybrid powertrains and high-geared transmissions are all on the table over the next few years for General Motors' soon-to-launch redesigned large SUVs, GM's top truck engineer says.... 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 »


GM rolls out deals on new pickups as sales slide

3:53 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2013
General Motors is rolling out fresh incentives on its redesigned 2014 pickups, after demand for the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra declined in September amid heavy discounts by rivals Ford and Ram.... Read More »


Reuss: Wee GMC is in the pipeline

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2013
GMC is planning a vehicle smaller than the Terrain crossover. While giving no details about the product or its timing, GM North America chief Mark Reuss said that the truck brand will expand below its current lineup.... Read More »


GM faces limited supply of most popular V-8 pickups, report says

4:58 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2013
General Motors, introducing its first redesigned pickups since 2006, can’t make enough of the most popular versions of its new Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, three people familiar with the effort told Bloomberg.... Read More »


GM's Silverado, Sierra workhorses take aim at Ford's heavy-duty crown

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2013
GM has clothed its re-engineered heavy-duty pickups in fresh sheet metal and provided nicer interiors for 2015 in an effort to capitalize on surging demand for big workhorse trucks.... Read More »


The pickup wars: Ford under siege

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2013
The autumn pickup wars have been joined, with Ford aggressively defending its segment leadership against redesigned rivals from General Motors and Chrysler Group's Ram brand.... Read More »


GM chases big profits with full-sized SUVs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2013
GM's unveiling last week of the 2015 Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe -- along with their platform siblings, the GMC Yukon and Yukon XL -- marked the first redesign of the body-on-frame trucks in eight years.... Read More »


GM aims to defend stronghold with redesign of big SUVs

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2013
GM aims to defend its dominant position in the shrunken but still profit-rich market for large SUVs with its first redesign of the body-on-frame trucks in eight years. The SUVs, built on the same platform as GM's recently launched full-sized pickups, feature a tauter, more aerodynamic look, roomier and more upscale interiors and a quieter ride, and they offer more power and better fuel efficiency, GM promises.... Read More »


New V-6 enhances mpg for GM's large pickups

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8, 2013
GM is counting on a new V-6 engine built in a retooled New York plant to put the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra on the shopping lists of pickup buyers looking for fuel economy.... Read More »


Diesels add fuel to truck war

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2013
Torque and towing, payload and ponies: They've long been the weapons of choice in the pickup wars.... Read More »


Silverado, Sierra pickups first in class to get 5 stars under tougher U.S. crash tests

4:10 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 20, 2013
The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra have received five-star overall safety ratings from U.S. safety regulators, giving GM a marketing edge over rival pickups.... Read More »


Dealer Rosenberg retired, returned to auto retailing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19, 2013
David Rosenberg's family sold its New England dealerships to Group 1 Automotive Inc. in 2000.... Read More »


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