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Chevrolet explores autonomous driving with FNR concept
8:56 pm U.S. ET | April 20
Having just declared its goal of hitting 1 million vehicle sales in China by 2020, Chevrolet revealed a futuristic concept car at the Shanghai auto show meant to showcase ...


In short order, Dan Ammann has soared to GM's top operations jobs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20
After a surprise career change and startling ascension, Dan Ammann now oversees General Motors' operations around the world. ...


Why it could be the Volt's time to shine in China
7:17 am U.S. ET | April 20
How can GM drive down the Chevy Volt's cost enough to make it affordable to more people, and eventually turn a profit? Sell a boatload of them in a Chinese market that's ...


Reuss: CT6 underpinnings could support a big Buick
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20
General Motors may base a Buick flagship sedan on the same large, rear-wheel-drive platform used for the new Cadillac CT6, says GM product chief Mark Reuss. But it won't ...


Cadillac CT6 to offer plug-in hybrid electric technology
3:28 pm U.S. ET | April 19
Cadillac will add an available plug-in hybrid electric propulsion system to its upcoming range-topping CT6 sedan. The new PHEV system is expected to more than double the ...


2016 Cadillac ELR to get $10,000 price cut, more power
11:24 am U.S. ET | April 15
Cadillac said it will slash $10,000 from the price of the light-selling ELR plug-in hybrid for the 2016 model year. ...


Cadillac CT6 underpinnings could support a big Buick
11:15 am U.S. ET | April 14
Now that General Motors has christened its large, rear-wheel-drive platform, code-named Omega, with the debut of the Cadillac CT6 sedan, what other cars might go onto tha ...


Chevy cuts price, adds incentives for Spark EV
1:00 pm U.S. ET | April 14 | UPDATED: 4/14/15 1:22 pm ET - adds link
Chevrolet is cutting the sticker price on the Spark EV by $1,650 and adding cash incentives that will allow buyers to get the battery electric minicar for as low as $14,9 ...


Caddy: Not yet ready for S-class fighter
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6
Cadillac executives made clear that the CT6 large sedan unveiled last week at the auto show here isn't a big-boy, ultraluxury entry meant to compete head-on with the powe ...


Chevy needs a clutch hit to make Malibu a player
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6
Chevy's 2016 Malibu represents an all-out bid to elevate its status in the fiercely competitive midsize sedan segment, one in which every automaker must bring its A game. ...


GM is learning to pick its battles, Ammann says
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4
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 -- ...


Redesigned Chevy Spark grows up
7:00 pm U.S. ET | April 1
Chevrolet unveiled a leaner and “more mature” Spark for the U.S., the minicar that has evolved from a curious gambit by GM nearly three years ago to a key par ...


Malibu? Not the biggest splash at Chevy this week
2:34 pm U.S. ET | April 1
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. ...


Chevy Malibu sheds weight, gains room with sculpted 2016 makeover
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 1 | UPDATED: 4/1/15 11:20 pm ET
The next-generation Chevrolet Malibu will be larger, lighter, packed with new safety gear and wrapped in sheet metal that signals Chevy's ambition to turn the heads of mi ...


Cadillac touts big CT6 as driver's car, answer to Germans
8:30 pm U.S. ET | March 31
Cadillac continued its comeback quest by introducing the CT6, a rear-wheel-drive sedan rivaling the Mercedes S class in size while being touted for the driving performanc ...


New Chevy ads elevate 'focus groups'
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30 | UPDATED: 3/30/15 10:22 am ET - adds correction
Chevrolet this week will roll out a major advertising campaign, doubling down on the spoofy "focus group" imagery it has used in its rollout of the Colorado pickup. ...


Caddy previews top-down strategy
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30
Here's a question that will hang over Cadillac's unveiling of the CT6 sedan in New York this week: Why is a brand so badly in need of a sales boost fixated on all that l ...


Chevy plans hybrid version of '16 Malibu
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30
Chevrolet will offer a full-hybrid version of the redesigned Malibu that debuts this week at the New York auto show. ...


Chevy revives Malibu hybrid with 2016 redesign
9:00 am U.S. ET | March 25
Chevrolet will offer a hybrid version of the next-generation Malibu sedan that will exceed 45 mpg in combined highway and city driving, marking GM's first full-hybrid pas ...


Cadillac looks to exploit mismatches vs. Germans with CT6
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23
Cadillac is taking a decidedly different approach to the full-size luxury sedan category with the upcoming CT6. ...


Is high-paying Tier 1 at risk in UAW talks?
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22
The slogan "No More Tiers" will be on the lips of thousands of UAW delegates trekking to the union's bargaining convention this week. ...


As GM trims warranties, will buyers even notice?
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16
One dealer said "it really didn't work." An analyst called it a useful enticement to draw consumers to Chevrolet and GMC. ...


Chevy to reveal next-gen Camaro on May 16
1:41 pm U.S. ET | March 16
Chevrolet plans to unveil the sixth-generation Camaro sports car at a fan event here on May 16, General Motors said today. ...


Leases grease pickup sales
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16
Pickups are beginning to emulate luxury vehicles, with their exclusive-sounding model names, fancy features such as vented seats, and $50,000 price tags. Here's another s ...


GM steps up supplier courtship
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 14
GM purchasing chief Steve Kiefer’s courtship of suppliers at an awards ceremony underscores how heavily General Motors and its rivals are leaning on their supply ba ...


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