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NADA Brokering Deal To Reinstate Some Chrysler, GM Dealers
NADA Brokering Deal To Reinstate Some Chrysler, GM Dealers

Not so long ago, congress considered forcing Chrysler and General Motors to reinstate dealers eliminated from their networks during their respective restructurings. Today, those legislative efforts may have stalled, but the National Automobile Dealers Association is pushing hard to address the...Read More»

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GM Extends eBay Sales Program To September 30

When General Motors emerged from bankruptcy on July 10, the company's newly reinstalled PR man, Bob Lutz,  made several important announcements. Among them: GM had begun partnership with eBay, which would offer customers the opportunity to bid on and purchase vehicles through the popular auction...Read More»

Fritz Henderson in a new GM marketing campaign
GM Decides That Listening To Customers Is A Good Thing

General Motors may have emerged from bankruptcy relatively shiny and new, with industry favorite Bob Lutz leading its PR endeavors, but we have to admit that we're a little confused by its latest marketing move: a video touting the company's lineup and its new "Tell Fritz" feedback program. Don't...Read More»

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Chrysler Accepts Reponsibility For Pre-Bankruptcy Vehicles

Generally speaking, bankruptcy has been a good thing for Chrysler. It's allowed the company to unload massive debt and streamline operations. But for others -- especially the owners of 31 million Chrysler vehicles manufactured before June 10, 2009 (the end of Chrysler's bankruptcy proceedings) --...Read More»

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Norwegian Electric-Car Maker Think Newly Solvent, Resumes US Plans

These days, you can't turn around without finding electric-car news and updates. The 2010 Tesla Roadster, the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, and 2012 Nissan Leaf all sop up their share or more of ink and electrons. Now, add the Think City to that list. Think, the Norwegian electric-car company whose City is...Read More»

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GM Begins Pulling Logo From Vehicles

We've all heard manufacturers accused of 'greenwashing' their cars to make them seem more eco-friendly, but now it looks like General Motors may be attempting a good, old-fashioned whitewash. Starting with the 2010 model year, GM will be pulling the GM corporate logos from all of its cars and...Read More»

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Buyer Beware: Right Now, GM Stock Isn't the GM Stock You Want

Proving once again that greed and idiocy often go hand in hand, federal regulators have revealed that investors are still plowing money into General Motors stock--the only problem being that the General Motors in which they're investing is technically Motors Liquidation Company, aka "Bad GM". What...Read More»

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John DeLorean's Life To Be Made Into (Family Approved) Movie

Cars appear in most movies, but movies about cars often don't do well. Tucker: The Man and His Dream, for instance, Francis Ford Coppola's well-reviewed 1988 biography of Preston Tucker and his effort to start a car company, flopped at the box office. Nonetheless, Time Inc Studios is pressing on...Read More»

Alan Taub, General Motors head of Research and Development
GM's New Research Head: Our Five Favorite Quotes (Plus Bonus)

On October 1, Alan Taub will become VP of Research and Development at General Motors. It's a big job, not to mention that the company's historically independent R+D group was just made part of the Product Development group as GM starts to emerge from its recent bankruptcy with the aid of...Read More»

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Chrysler PT Cruiser Saved, Fan Pleased

Interesting news from Chrysler today: apparently, the much-maligned, decidedly unsafe, recently shelved PT Cruiser isn't headed for the graveyard just yet. The update comes via a bland, stilted tweet from a staffer deep inside pentastar headquarters (could someone please get those folks some...Read More»

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Consumer Groups Lobby For Liability Warnings on Chrysler Vehicles

The United States Federal Trade Commission has received a petition from consumer organizations worried about Chrysler vehicles manufactured prior to April 30, 2009, when the company entered bankruptcy court. Specifically the organizations are concerned about Chrysler Group (aka "New Chrysler") and...Read More»

Buncefield Fuel Depot explosion, by Flickr user r12a
New Tactic For Unions On Strike: Threaten To Blow Up Factory

The French are different. Just look at their cars, which have included single-spoke steering wheels, turn indicators that don't self-cancel (to keep the driver on his toes?), and pneumatic suspensions that let them sink to the ground with a sigh when parked. Now a few members of GCT, the French...Read More»

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GM's Rick Wagoner Gets $8.6 Million Consolation Prize

Good news: former General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner has finally been given a retirement package. Bad news (for Rick): it's about a third of what he was hoping for. When the Obama administration's auto industry task force booted Wagoner from his position at General Motors last March, details of his...Read More»

Steve Rattner, via the New York Times
Steve Rattner Surrenders 'Car Czar' Crown

Just a few months into his tenure as President Obama's "cars czar", Steve Rattner has resigned from the federal auto industry task force. Little detail has been given about the step-down, which, in its Palin-esque way, seems to have taken many by surprise. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner made...Read More»

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Lutz Saves Pontiac G8; Chrysler Gives Lutz's Dodge Viper A Reprieve

What once was old is new again -- and we're not just talking about GM's beloved Bob Lutz, who was lured out of retirement on Friday  to serve as the company's "vice chairman responsible for all creative elements of products and customer relationships". No, we're also referring to the Pontiac G8...Read More»

Bob Lutz and the Chevrolet Volt
Bob's Back: Lutz Returns To GM For PR & Development Duties

Just when Bob Lutz thought he was out, they pulled him back in. As a key element of its massive restructuring endeavor, the new General Motors Company asked the former Vice-Chairman of Global Product Development for General Motors Corporation to return to his desk pronto, and Lutz has agreed. The...Read More»

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General Motors Corporation Has Become...General Motors Company

Forget what you knew about GM. The lumbering entity known as General Motors Corporation is gone, and today, its surviving staff and assets have been reborn as the lighter, more nimble General Motors Company. To be sure, GM isn't entirely out of the woods--not yet. Among the obstacles that the...Read More»

U.S. Capitol
Disenfranchised Dealers Battle Chrysler, GM In D.C.

The U.S. House of Representatives is considering not one, but two bills that would provide legal remedies to the 2,100 dealers cut from the Chrysler and GM networks during each company's recent restructuring. Although the text of those bills hasn't filtered into the congressional database just yet...Read More»

GM's new logo--in green?
Rumor: GM Going Green -- Literally

We all know that General Motors is trying to change its image. We also know that GM, like much of the auto industry, is trying to boost its eco-credentials. So is anyone really surprised to learn that GM's design team are considering a revamp of the company's image that includes changing the logo...Read More»

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