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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 »

 

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 »

 

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 »

 

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 »

 

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 »

 

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 »

 

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 »

 

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 »

 

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 »

 

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 »

 

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 »

 

DAVE GUILFORD

Telematics: Cool! Information: Not so much

3:18 pm U.S. ET | July 29, 2013
A system of relaying satellite information through telematics links is undeniably cool. But if the information itself is bad, all that fine technology goes for naught.... Read More »

 

GM recalls 843 '14 Silverado, Sierra pickups for airbag glitch

11:20 am U.S. ET | July 19, 2013
General Motors is recalling 843 units of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra crew cab pickup trucks because the passenger airbag may not fully inflate in a crash.... Read More »

 

Report: GM planning strict diet for new pickup trucks

2:39 pm U.S. ET | July 18, 2013
GM is preparing to put its full-sized pickup trucks on a severe diet to meet future government fuel-economy standards and stay competitive with rival Ford, according to several people familiar with its plans. But GM likely won't be able to implement an extensive weight reduction program until the just-redesigned Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra are overhauled again in 2019, according to supplier sources.... Read More »

 

GMC vehicles to be featured in 'Madden NFL 25' video game

2:42 pm U.S. ET | July 15, 2013
GMC, the National Football League's official automotive sponsor, has teamed up with video game company EA Sports to feature its vehicles in Madden NFL 25.... Read More »

 

GM readies Chevy Silverado ad blitz to recapture pickup share

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 2, 2013
GM this week is kicking off its biggest advertising campaign in at least five years with an emotional tribute to hardworking Chevrolet Silverado owners, the start of a campaign for the redesigned 2014 pickup that's likely to top $300 million.... Read More »

 

MIKE COLIAS

Why Sierra holds the key to GM denting Ford's premium-pickup reign

3:29 pm U.S. ET | June 19, 2013
When GM unveiled its next-generation Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra in December, journalists were offered separate, symbolic lunch buffets: bratwursts and baked beans at the Silverado exhibit and pita wraps and beet salad on the Sierra side.... Read More »

 

GM says new V-6 pickups' fuel efficiency exceed Ford’s F series

10:49 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2013
General Motors, introducing redesigned full-sized pickups this year, said its new Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra base engines will exceed the fuel economy of Ford's F series.... Read More »

 

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