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TrailBlazer, Envoy Latest Casualties of War
TrailBlazer, Envoy Latest Casualties of War

GM has confirmed that the Moraine, Ohio, plant that builds GMT360 SUVs (Chevy TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy, Saab 9-7x) will be shuttered just in time for Christmas. That's the lump of coal that 1,100 Moraine workers will be getting in their stockings this December 23. Originally, the plant was supposed...Read More»

2009 BMW 7-Series
31st-Anniversary 7 Series Featured in Neiman Marcus Christmas Book

Moneyed fans of the BMW 7 Series, your chance to be one of 31 individuals who pick up a brand-new 750Li from Germany and drive it through the French Riviera is nigh. Courtesy of the folks at Needless Markup Neiman Marcus, in conjunction with the team at BMW Individual, special 31st-anniversary 7...Read More»

2009 Buick Lucerne
Slow Good-bye to GM's 3.8-Liter V-6

General Motors' ubiquitous 3.8-liter V-6 is soon to become extinct. For '09, it is replaced by GM's (more) modern 3.9-liter V-6 in the Buick Lucerne, leaving it barely hanging on in the Buick LaCrosse and Pontiac Grand Prix, which share a platform. Some will cheer the eventual passing of this...Read More»

2010 Buick LaCrosse
Spy Shots: 2010 Buick LaCrosse

TheCarConnection.com's spies caught a convoy of 2010 Buick LaCrosse prototypes running on public roads--this time with drastically reduced camouflage. Prior LaCrosse test vehicles had always been clad under oppressive covers, but now we can see all but the finest details on Buick's new sedan. The...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS
GM Launches "Facts and Fiction" Site

Is HUMMER for sale? Will the Camaro have a turbo four? Does GM expect a government bailout? Answers to these and other GM-centric speculations may ostensibly be found - or e-mails and questions sent - at gmfactsandfiction.com. In what appears part rumor-busting, part proactive PR spin machine, the...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
GM Picks Top Concept Cars, Too

You'll never get the chance to drive one--but GM, while it's naming its favorite production cars from its own stocks, is also putting pen to paper to list the best concept cars it's ever fabricated, too. It all started with Harley Earl, who was customizing cars for Hollywood stars, they say. GM...Read More»

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IIHS Gives GM Crossovers the "Top" Nod

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)--the industry-funded group that mashes cars into walls so that you don't have to--says GM's big crossover vehicles are so good at protecting passengers, they're giving them the Top Safety Pick designation. The TSP award goes to cars and trucks that...Read More»

2010 Buick LaCrosse
2010 Buick LaCrosse Is Such a Tease

GM hasn't said too much about its new Buick sedan. Scratch that--they've shown us sketches, talked about how it's one of "nicest things we've ever done," and now, confirmed that the new sedan will stick with the somewhat controversial name of LaCrosse. The 2010 Buick LaCrosse is shown here in an...Read More»

2008 Cadillac DTS
Big GM Rear-Drivers on the Chopping Block Again?

A new generation of rear-drive vehicles from General Motors is in question again as the automaker tries to rationalize new cars for Cadillac and Buick with coming fuel-economy regulations. The Detroit Free Press and other sources suggest GM will push back, and possibly cancel, plans for a...Read More»

GM chairman Richard Wagoner 2008
GM Stands by Its Man

Despite a surprise $15.5 billion loss in the second quarter, and the drumbeat of lower truck sales and shrinking market share, General Motors' board of directors is firmly behind Rick Wagoner. Friend of the TCC house John Stoll reports over at the Wall Street Journal today that Wagoner's leadership...Read More»

2008 Buick Invicta concept
Lutz: New Invicta, Caddys, Chevys on the Way

This morning's announcements from GM were met with a big public-relations offensive which included a special bloggers-only conference call with vice chairman Bob Lutz. TheCarConnection.com and Gaywheels.com were invited to be on this very limited call, the highlights of which appear below in brief...Read More»

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What Cuts Will GM Announce Tomorrow?

The news is apparently going to be big - big enough that General Motors not only put out a series of media advisories, but made sure to call just everyone up and down the journalist food chain to ensure they know about CEO Rick Wagoner’s big announcement Tuesday morning. What’s in store? The...Read More»

2008 HUMMER H2
The Official Denial: No More Brand Cuts at GM

Armchair quarterbacking about GM shutting down another brand is just rumor, says GM's Mark LaNeve, who told dealers in a letter that Saturn, Buick, Pontiac, and Saab are only being studied, not yanked from the GM corral. In the letter to dealers--obtained by Dow Jones reporters--LaNeve says to...Read More»

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Could GM Be Ready to Trim More Brands?

How deeply will GM plunge the knife? As it struggles to halt the hemorrhaging, the ailing automaker is considering just about every option available, and that could include still more job cuts – and the sale of one or more of its brands. “Nothing is off the table,” a well-placed source tells...Read More»

Buick Enclave
GM Facing Still More Setbacks

It just keeps getting worse, it seems, for General Motors. Even as there’s a glimmer of hope that the nearly three-month strike at mega-supplier American Axle might soon be over, the giant automaker is facing still more walkouts at factories of its own. About 1,500 employees at a metal stamping...Read More»

GM Slashing Truck Production; Worse May Be Coming

The worsening U.S. economy is forcing General Motors to slash production of its big pickups and SUVs. It will trim operations at four key truck plants, reducing production by a whopping 143,000 vehicles. Even barring further cutbacks – which industry observers fear could follow – those plants...Read More»

2010 Buick LaCrosse Spied, Inside and Out

Once again, TheCarConnection.com's spies have stumbled upon the 2010 Buick LaCrosse -- but this time they managed to get some interior views, as well as (for the first time) a look the production exhaust tips. Looking closely, it appears the new LaCrosse will have some Enclave-like styling cues...Read More»

U.S. Automakers Score Big in China

Things may be slack at home, but the Big Three U.S. automakers are going gangbusters in the world’s fastest-growing new car market. First-quarter data from China shows that Ford Motor Co. saw a 47 percent increase in sales during the first quarter of 2007. Ford “has now achieved four...Read More»

Can Detroit Export to the World?

It hasn’t been a good year for Chrysler, not that 2007 was much better. The smallest of the Big Three has been steadily losing market share, as domestic demand for its cars, trucks and minivans declines. But one thing looks good, amidst the bleak terrain: Chrysler’s overseas sales set a...Read More»

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