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GM prices diesel Colorado from $31,700; towing capacity set at 7,700 pounds

9:00 am U.S. ET | July 28

DETROIT -- The diesel-powered Chevrolet Colorado will be priced from about $31,700 to $38,700, including destination charge, when it debuts this fall.

GM prices diesel Chevy Colorado from $31,700

UPDATED: 7/28/15 9:35 am ET - adds GMC Canyon pricing
The diesel-powered Chevrolet Colorado will be priced from about $31,700 to $38,700, including destination charge, when it debuts this fall. It will also have a towing cap ...

GM profit weathers China slowdown

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27
General Motors' second-quarter results offered a sigh of relief - at least temporarily - to investors and other market watchers worried about slowing growth in China. ...

Chevrolet plans low-cost pedestrian avoidance on Malibu

3:45 pm U.S. ET | July 24
GM is introducing a pedestrian-avoidance system on the redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Malibu, the latest example of active-safety features proliferating on mainstream vehicles ...

FTC probes GM over possible CPO sales without recall fixes

UPDATED: 7/24/15 7:34 am ET
The Federal Trade Commission is investigating GM because some of its dealerships advertised certified used vehicles that hadn't received recall-related repairs. ...

GM shrugs off China worries with $1.1B Q2 profit

UPDATED: 7/23/15 4:29 pm ET - adds closing stock price
GM's strong second-quarter results in China seemed to allay investors' concerns that a slowdown in Chinese demand would dent the company's bottom line. The automaker post ...

Cadillac's product onslaught: Hurry up and wait

12:15 pm U.S. ET | July 21
A glance at Cadillac's product-planning timeline shows that dealers and consumers will be waiting quite a while for much of the fresh sheet metal planned by the brand. ...

Buick adds turbo, touring model, stop-start to 2016 Encore

5:45 pm U.S. ET | July 20
Buick will look to keep sales of the Encore small crossover hot with a new top trim level featuring a more powerful engine.The Encore Sport Touring model will go on sale ...

Crossovers to spread across GM brands

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 20
Fresh off a top-to-bottom overhaul of its pickup and SUV lineup, General Motors is moving fast to sate growing consumer demand for crossovers. ...

Chevrolet clears space for a new crossover

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 20
General Motors plans to add a new Chevy crossover that will be slotted above the compact Equinox and below the full-size Traverse, according to three people familiar with ...

Cadillac cooks up more alphabet soup

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 20
The new entries aim to position Cadillac for more head-to-head competition against German luxury brands. ...

Buick awaits compact crossover, droptop

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 20
General Motors will keep Buick's product portfolio fed with imports and vehicles developed for GM's overseas markets. ...

Big year ahead for Chevrolet cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 20
Chevrolet's and GMC's product plans include a revamped car lineup, the launch of a long-range electric vehicle, a pair of new crossovers and refreshed full-size pickups. ...

Livery fleets, China sales XTend life of Cadillac XTS

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 20
XTS production is scheduled to last until at least 2018 and possibly 2019 before being phased out, according to three people familiar with General Motors' plans. ...

Buick revives the overnight test drive

UPDATED: 7/19/15 10:32 am ET - corrected
Buick is offering customers the chance to take test-drive vehicles home overnight, a move it calls a long-term brand-building effort rather than a quick-hit sales promoti ...

GMC updates Sierra pickup's face for 2016

9:00 am U.S. ET | July 15
GMC is refreshing the Sierra pickup for the 2016 model year with a redesigned front end in a bid to keep the sales momentum going for one of GM's most profitable vehicles ...

GM plans $1.4 billion expansion, retooling of Texas SUV plant

UPDATED: 7/14/15 4:27 pm ET - adds details
General Motors plans to invest $1.4 billion in its Arlington, Texas, plant to keep pace with brisk demand for its big SUVs. ...

GM will stick with U.S. production of small cars as UAW talks commence

12:36 pm U.S. ET | July 13
General Motors CEO Mary Barra says GM has no plans to follow Ford's move to relocate its small-car production in the face of slowing demand. ...

Richard Dimmitt Jr.

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13
Sharp growth in high-end accessories and pre-owned business ...

Peter Dimmitt

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13
Landed a McLaren franchise ...

Meg Scranton

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13
Cut costs while leading the store to record revenue and volume ...

Chevy ad escalates pickup war, puts steel vs. aluminum issue on the table

UPDATED: 7/6/15 10:41 am ET - adds videos, Ford response
Chevrolet is escalating the pickup wars with a social media campaign that takes a swipe at Ford's aluminum-body F-150. ...

XT5 flaunts side crease, wider grille

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6
Cadillac's new XT5, the replacement for the SRX midsize crossover, keeps the SRX shape but features a pronounced side crease that cuts above the door handles for a sligh ...

GM tally dented by pullback in fleet business

11:00 am U.S. ET | July 1
A steep drop in sales to rental companies in June magnified General Motors' weak car sales, which sank 15 percent through the first half of the year. ...

Camo-free Cadillac XT5 crossover spied in Manhattan

12:20 pm U.S. ET | June 29
Cadillac's new XT5 -- the replacement for the SRX midsize crossover -- will get a bolder front end but keep many of the same proportions of its predecessor, based on rece ...
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