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U.S. auto sales forecast to slip in April as retail demand slumps

It's becoming increasingly clear that U.S. new-vehicle sales have passed their peak, with April expected to mark the industry's fourth consecutive monthly decline.

Can Buick's Avenir track Denali's ascent?

GMC's Denali line, mixing chromed-up exteriors with French-stitched leather seats, has effectively become a second North American luxury brand for General Motors.

Can Buick's Avenir track Denali's ascent?

While Buick's high-end Avenir may have a hard time matching GMC's Denali in the U.S., it has huge potential in China, where Buick logs more than 80 percent of its global sales.

Inside the mind of Cadillac's Super Cruise

Starting this fall, the Cadillac CT6 will be ready to drive itself on some of Canada's busiest roads. But it's not ready to let you catch up on sleep.

Inside the mind of Cadillac's Super Cruise

Starting this fall, the Cadillac CT6 will be ready to drive itself. But it's not ready to let you catch up on sleep.

Sleeker Buick Enclave adds Avenir subbrand

The Buick Enclave undergoes a dramatic transformation for 2018, including a lower profile.

GM retooling plan signals pickups' launch

General Motors has nearly 100 days' worth of inventory right now but plans to get that down to about 70 by the end of the year, in part by taking some of its plants offline for 10 weeks in the summer and fall.

Off-road course convinces Jeep shoppers

Victory Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram built an off-road test trail on its wooded property to show customers the capability of a Jeep.

Tesla surpassing GM? Only on Wall Street

It's important to remember how irrelevant Wall Street's arbitrary measure of a company's value is on every other street in America, where you're far more likely to see a GM vehicle in the driveway than a Tesla.

GM plans 10 weeks of downtime this year for plant retooling

GM plans to idle multiple North American plants for a total of 10 weeks later this year to retool for upcoming models, including redesigned pickups.

Buick Enclave slims down, adds Avenir subbrand to pad profits

The Buick Enclave, after a first generation that lasted a decade, drops nearly 400 pounds for 2018 while gaining cargo space and improved fuel economy.

Falling used-car prices could hurt new sales, analyst warns

Prices for used cars and trucks could fall 15 to 20 percent as dealerships become awash in off-lease vehicles, creating “a big problem” for new-vehicle sales, an analyst said.

GM to offer Canadians self-driving tech on '18 Cadillac CT6

General Motors plans to start offering self-driving technology to Canadian consumers this fall, with the debut of the 2018 Cadillac CT6 sedan.

GM will offer self-driving tech on '18 Cadillac CT6

General Motors plans to start offering self-driving technology to consumers this fall, with the debut of the 2018 Cadillac CT6 sedan.

GM names Brook as VP of marketing for Buick, GMC

General Motors has appointed Phil Brook, a regional director for Buick and GMC, to be the brands' new U.S. vice president of marketing.

Only one of two new Buick Regal models coming to Canada

UPDATED: 4/5/17 10:15 am ET -- adds sales data

With sedan sales in a tailspin, General Motors is taking the Buick Regal in a slightly different direction with its latest redesign, but only one of the new models is destined for Canada.

Buick reshapes 2018 Regal lineup with hatchback, wagon

UPDATED: 4/4/17 6:00 pm ET

With sedan sales in a tailspin, General Motors is taking the Buick Regal in a slightly different direction with its latest redesign.

Barra's pay falls in 2016 after one-time awards

UPDATED: 4/3/2017 9:50 pm ET - adds details

Mary Barra received a 14 percent salary increase in 2016, her third year as General Motors CEO, but total compensation for Barra and each of her top three lieutenants declined because of one-time stock options given out the...

GM: A 1.6% gain despite sliding pickups

Big gains for the Chevrolet Cruze and Buick Encore helped General Motors post a small U.S. sales increase for March, despite double-digit declines for 18 of the automaker's 43 nameplates.

GM names Phil Brook as vice president of marketing for Buick, GMC

General Motors has appointed Phil Brook, a regional director for Buick and GMC, to be the brands' new U.S. vice president of marketing.

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Discounts to drive U.S. sales to best March since 2000, analysts say

U.S. new-vehicle sales are on pace for the strongest March since 2000. Fast-rising incentives are expected to help the industry post its first year-over-year increase of 2017.

Early veto reshaped Chevy's new Equinox

Stung by critical feedback in focus groups three years ago, GM decided to go in a different direction with the Chevy Equinox.

Early veto reshaped Chevy's new Equinox

Stung by critical feedback in focus groups three years ago, GM decided to go in a different direction with the Chevy Equinox.

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