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Chevrolet Cruze Diesel owners take GM to court
Chevrolet Cruze Diesel owners take GM to court

Earlier this week, Chevrolet announced some impressive fuel economy figures for its newest Cruze Diesel sedan. Meanwhile, a federal court in Michigan has given nine owners of previous Cruze Diesels the green light to continue their joint lawsuit against Chevrolet and its parent company, General...Read More»

2017 Opel Insignia Grand Sport
GM in talks to sell European Opel division to French automaker

Detroit-based General Motors has confirmed discussions with France's largest automaker over the future of its troubled Opel division. In a statement, GM confirmed that it and PSA "are exploring numerous strategic initiatives aiming at improving profitability and operational efficiency, including a...Read More»

US Air Force airmen install a fence along the US-Mexico border east of San Luis, AZ
Trump's tariffs: good or bad for the auto industry?

During the run-up to America's presidential election, Donald Trump issued a number of controversial proposals, but few garnered as much attention as the wall he suggested building along the U.S.-Mexico border. This week, Trump made it clear that he's ready to build that wall, both physically (with...Read More»

General Motors ignition assembly parts, packaged and shipped Thursday, April 17, 2014
GM Switchgate scandal, Tesla Autopilot probe both wind down

Last week, Volkswagen and Takata reached major settlements with the U.S. government over their respective misdeeds, and many suggest that the timing--coming one week before the swearing in of Donald Trump as president--was no coincidence. By most accounts, the companies wanted to finalize those...Read More»

BOOK by Cadillac
Cadillac launches BOOK, a $1,500-per-month car-sharing service

Within three months of taking the corner office at Cadillac, Johann de Nysschen announced plans to move the brand's longtime headquarters from Detroit to New York. Why did he do it? De Nysschen had been hired to reinvent General Motors' struggling luxury brand, and to achieve that goal, he wanted...Read More»

Cadillac in China
China fines General Motors $29 million for price-fixing

Here in America, the president-elect has spent plenty of time talking about his plans for de-regulation. Across the Pacific, however, there's no sign that China has any such intention of scaling back government oversight. In fact, Beijing regulators are now gearing up to fine General Motors 201...Read More»

General Motors' Rear Seat Reminder
GM offers 'Rear Seat Reminder' on a growing number of vehicles

If you have children or pets, it might be hard to imagine accidentally leaving them in your car, but sadly, people do. This year alone, 39 children have died from heatstroke in vehicles--either because they were left in cars accidentally or because they got into a vehicle when adults weren't...Read More»

Uber driver (photo by Uber)
Want to work for Uber but don't have a car? GM will rent you one

Well, this is weird. Earlier this year, General Motors invested $500 million in ride-sharing service Lyft. Two months later, GM said that it would rent cars to prospective Lyft drivers for cheap--in some cases, even for free. Now, the automaker is making a similar offer to people who want to work...Read More»

Johan de Nysschen
Cadillac weeds out smaller dealerships with $120,000 buyout offers

Cadillac's head honcho, Johan de Nysschen, loves to ruffle feathers, so it shouldn't surprise anyone that his grand vision for General Motors' premium brand is bold, brash, and a little controversial. However, critics charge that de Nysschen's plan isn't just unorthodox, it may be illegal. De...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, yellow
GM recalls 3.64 million Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC vehicles for airbag issue: full list

General Motors is recalling more than 3.64 million Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC vehicles registered in the U.S. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the software that controls the airbags on those vehicles may not deploy the devices during collisions. The problem...Read More»

Volkswagen Plant, Wolfsburg, Germany (photo by Richard Bartz)
Volkswagen Dieselgate update: Troubles worsen abroad, but VW execs finally wise up

Volkswagen continues its efforts to leave the global Dieselgate scandal behind. Will the company's long, slow slog turn into a death march, or will it end in a victory parade? Check out these recent headlines, and judge for yourselves: 1. VW sales sink even further, but other brands keep rising: No...Read More»

2016 Buick Envision
2016-2017 Buick Envision, 2011 Buick Regal recalled: nearly 48,000 U.S. vehicles affected

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has posted two recalls of Buick vehicles--one for the 2016-2017 Buick Envision, the other for the 2011 Buick Regal. Combined, they affect nearly 48,000 vehicles registered in the U.S. RECALL #1: 2016-2017 Buick Envision UNITS AFFECTED: 4,558...Read More»

2016 Chevrolet Malibu
Recalls: Buick Encore, Regal, Verano; Chevrolet Cruze, Equinox, Malibu; GMC Terrain

General Motors is recalling 7,620 vehicles in the U.S. that may be equipped with faulty electronic park lock levers. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, those levers may allow drivers to remove their ignition keys without their vehicles being in "park"...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet Impala
2009-2010 Chevrolet Impala recalled for airbag problem: 289,000 vehicles affected

Nearly a year ago, General Motors recalled the 2014-2015 Chevrolet Impala for a problem affecting the car's passenger detection system, which activates and disables the passenger-side airbags, depending on whether an adult is riding shotgun. Now, Impala models from 2009 and 2010 may be experiencing...Read More»

Gavel. Image: Brian Turner
GM dodges some, but not all, Switchgate lawsuits

Last week was something of a roller coaster for General Motors and its legal team. On Wednesday, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that GM could indeed be sued for damages stemming from the faulty ignition switches installed on vehicles made before GM's 2009 restructuring. Because those...Read More»

General Motors ignition assembly parts, packaged and shipped Thursday, April 17, 2014
Bankruptcy, schmankruptcy: Switchgate plaintiffs can sue new General Motors for old GM's mistakes

With all the news about Volkswagen, Takata, and Tesla these days, you might have forgotten about General Motors' Switchgate fiasco. That scandal began in February 2014 and seemed to wrap up last summer, when Ken Feinberg determined that 124 deaths were caused by the company faulty ignition...Read More»

UK flag (aka the Union Jack)
Brexit & the auto industry: brace yourselves

Last week, voters across the United Kingdom trudged to the polls to determine whether the UK should remain a part of the European Union or go it alone. When the ballots were counted, 52 percent had opted for independence. After a brief, shocked pause, panic ensued. Financial markets collapsed...Read More»

Cadillac House
Are there too many luxury cars? Cadillac needs to know

Cadillac is in the process of reinventing itself--or at least its public face. The question is: what will it become? And perhaps more importantly: where will it fit in today's crowded luxury market? Auto market losing steam (again) Not so long ago, Planet Earth's major economies had a major...Read More»

Uber driver (photo by Uber)
Toyota & Uber take on GM & Lyft

Everyone is talking about "mobility" these days, especially forward-thinking folks in the auto industry. That's because car companies know that huge changes lie ahead, including electrification, autonomization, and the arrival of tech firms in the auto marketplace. (Looking at you, Apple, Google.)...Read More»

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