Dan Ammann

GM program 'just another channel'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2016

Dealers have responded warily to news that General Motors will insert itself into the used-car business, a key profit center at most dealerships. Here are details on how GM's Factory Pre-Owned Collection plan will work....
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GM creates Maven car-sharing brand

Jan. 21, 2016 10:57 CET

General Motors is folding car-sharing services in Germany and the U.S. into a unit called Maven....
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2016 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

A sales plateau? GM is ready for it, Ammann says

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

You might expect General Motors' vehicle inventory to be creeping higher as whispers of a U.S. sales plateau grow louder, given its history of keeping the factories cranking at all costs. But the opposite is true, GM President Dan Ammann said....
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GM to launch online portal for low-mileage used cars

8:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016

GM plans to launch an online service to sell low-mileage used cars to consumers nationwide, a bid to capture the growing number of car shoppers who prefer to browse digitally....
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2016 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Sales plateau? GM is ready, Ammann says

5:46 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

If U.S. automotive sales are about to plateau at a time of turmoil in markets around the globe, General Motors is ready for it. So said GM President Dan Ammann today in a speech at the Automotive News World Congress....
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MIKE COLIAS

BLOG: 5 factors behind GM's Lyft deal

7:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016

GM executives will tell anyone who'll listen that the company is ready to lead in a world of autonomous driving, ride sharing and other personal-mobility innovations that threaten to upend the industry's status quo....
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GM invests $500 million in Lyft to bolster ride-hailing strategy

8:50 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016

GM and Lyft today announced an alliance to develop an on-demand network of autonomous vehicles as well as a $500 million investment by the automaker as part of a $1 billion fund-raising round by the ride-sharing service....
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Can GM build on OnStar advantage?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015

Phil Abram is leading GM's effort to stake a leadership position in connected cars that GM execs believe is critical to its future....
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GM plans to be pickier about vehicle segments

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 18, 2015

Just as GM is getting choosier about which countries it competes in, it also plans closer scrutiny of the vehicle segments on which it places its bets, CEO Mary Barra says....
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GM's Ammann to speak at World Congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

General Motors President Dan Ammann, who has been a key player in sharpening GM's global focus, will speak at the 2016 Automotive News World Congress....
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GM counting on big profits from parts and accessories, GM Financial

2:24 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

General Motors expects to pad its bottom line in coming years from substantial growth in its captive finance arm and its parts and accessories business....
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Barra wants to end GM's 'dog ate my homework' culture

7:58 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

GM CEO Mary Barra is determined to switch the company from survivor mode -- a bankruptcy and safety recall -- to winning in the marketplace....
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Ammann joins auto baron enclave

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

Detroit's elegant Palmer Woods subdivision neighborhood has been home to some of the biggest names in the U.S. auto industry. Add to the list General Motors President Dan Ammann, who purchased one of the 100-year-old enclave's landmark homes....
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GM takes a fresh look at emerging markets

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2015

GM is spending $5 billion to develop a new family of Chevrolet small cars that it will build and sell in China, Brazil, India, Mexico and other emerging markets. It is co-developing the common architecture and engines with Chinese partner SAID Motor corp....
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JULY U.S. AUTO SALES

GM pulls back on rental fleet sales, seeks better margins

11:44 am U.S. ET | July 30, 2015

General Motors will probably report weaker sales than some key rivals do in July. The largest U.S. automaker said that's because it's selling fewer vehicles to rental-car agencies -- not a lack of love in dealer showrooms....
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GM plans $5B vehicle family for emerging markets

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2015

GM plans to spend $5 billion over the next several years to develop a new range of technology-rich small cars, based on a common architecture, that will be built and sold under the Chevrolet name in China, Brazil, India, Mexico and other emerging markets....
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Consolidation not on Ammann's agenda

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2015

General Motors CEO Mary Barra made it pretty clear the company is not interested in a merger with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles when she declined to meet with FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne to discuss it. Last week, GM President Dan Ammann was in Turin, Fiat's hometown, but he had no plans to sit down with Marchionne or FCA Chairman John Elkann....
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GM sees growth for diesels in U.S. and China

May 27, 2015 14:36 CET

General Motors sees growth opportunities for diesel-powered vehicles in the U.S. and China as it expands its diesel development center in Turin, Italy. The center provides global GM brands with diesel technology....
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GM president rebuffs Marchionne's merger talk

May 26, 2015 17:10 CET

General Motors sees no need to merge with another automaker to maintain profitability, the company's president, Dan Ammann, said. Ammann was commenting after a report said Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne had sent an email to General Motors CEO Mary Barra suggesting combining the automakers....
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High-level meeting minus high-level hoopla

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11, 2015

You'd probably get an image in your head if we told you we saw the president of General Motors preparing to meet with the head of North American operations at the company's Renaissance Center aerie overlooking the Detroit River....
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GM'S WHIZ KID

In short order, Dan Ammann has soared to GM's top operations jobs

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2015

After a surprise career change and startling ascension, Dan Ammann now oversees General Motors' operations around the world. The 43-year-old president is responsible for two tasks seen as key to the company's success: revitalizing Chevrolet and Cadillac, while unifying how the company's historically fractured regional businesses make and sell vehicles....
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GM is learning to pick its battles, Ammann says

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4, 2015

General Motors' decision last month to end production and most sales in Russia reflects a greater inclination by its executives to place bets where the company can win -- and cut bait when it can't, GM President Dan Ammann says....
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MIKE COLIAS

BLOG: Malibu? Not the biggest splash at Chevy this week

2:34 pm U.S. ET | April 1, 2015

The major Chevy ad campaign that rolls out starting today is more important than any single vehicle, including the retooled 2016 Malibu. Here's why....
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GM's Opel to exit Russia, Chevy to reduce lineup to 'iconic' models

9:10 am U.S. ET | March 18, 2015

General Motors' Opel division will exit the plunging Russian market and abandon production at its plant in St. Petersburg by the end of the year. In addition, Chevrolet will scale back its presence in Russia, selling “iconic” U.S.-built models such as the Corvette, Camaro and Tahoe....
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Barra, other top GM executives awarded shares as incentive pay

7:15 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2015

General Motors awarded its top executives with shares in the company as part of a long-term incentive plan, according to company filings with US regulators....
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