Alan Batey

GM eager to squeeze more out of BDCs

11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2015
GM is using the Year of the Recall to reinforce the importance of operating a business development center, on both the sales and service sides of the dealership....
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Chevy eyes Buick's regional ad style

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2014
Chevy's approach to its so-called Tier 2 advertising, under which regional dealer groups pool money to buy ads, is in something of a transition....
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GM touts 13,000 vehicles sold under Shop-Click-Drive

3:46 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2014
General Motors has sold more than 13,000 new vehicles via its online shopping tool Shop-Click-Drive since it debuted for use on dealership websites a year ago, the automaker said today....
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GM extends 'speak up' safety message to dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2014
General Motors' heightened focus on safety in the wake of its recall crisis is spilling over to its 4,300 dealerships. In a Sept. 30 memo, GM North America President Alan Batey asked dealers to reinforce to their staffs "a sense of safety ownership and responsibility," and told dealers to encourage staffers to "speak up" if they spot a potential problem....
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JESSE SNYDER

Why Detroit is a small town, big city for auto dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2014
Detroit's a big city. But if you're in the car biz, the Motor City is a small town, too. Karl Zimmermann's party at George Matick Chevrolet was both big city and small town....
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Buick-GMC boss dives into the nitty-gritty

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2014
As Vauxhall managing director from 2010 to 2013, new Buick-GMC chief Duncan Aldred helped to reverse years of sliding retail market share. Now he has been given the chance to think big....
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2014 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

Chevy expects big things from tiny crossovers

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
Chevrolet's decision to add the Trax to its U.S. lineup marks the latest effort by automakers to wring more sales growth and fuel economy gains from the small end of the crossover segment....
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OLD PROBLEMS FOR NEW GM

GM execs brace for recall fallout

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 1, 2014
Top GM executives are under intense pressure to explain why it took them a decade to order a fix for a faulty ignition switch. Mindful, perhaps, of the backlash that hit Toyota during its unintended-acceleration crisis from 2009 to 2011, GM has struck an unusually contrite tone in its statements since the recalls, saying it is "deeply sorry" for its response to the switch defect....
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GM ignition defect recall extended to include Opel GT

Feb. 27, 2014 12:37 CET
GM extended a recall over an ignition-switch defect to the Opel GT roadster. U.S. regulators are investigating why GM took years to recall 1.6 million cars over the defect linked to 13 deaths in crashes....
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GM taps Sweeney to head Chevy sales for U.S., report says

12:34 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2014
GM plans to name Brian Sweeney head of Chevrolet sales in the United States as soon as next week in an ongoing management shuffle after the promotion of CEO Mary Barra, two people familiar with the effort told Bloomberg....
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