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Beyoncé, Super Bowl XLVII, And The Case Of The Missing 2014 Chevrolet Corvette
Beyoncé, Super Bowl XLVII, And The Case Of The Missing 2014 Chevrolet Corvette

None of us expected to see an ad from General Motors during Sunday's Super Bowl broadcast. In fact, the company announced months ago that it would bypass the costly commercials associated with the big game. But Chevrolet's communications chief Michael Albano had been dropping hints that GM's bowtie...Read More»

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Auto Incentives Dropped 12% In January, But Transaction Prices Fell, Too

Incentives continued their long, slow decline in January, but according to TrueCar, transaction prices fell, too, which could soften the blow for bargain-hunters. On average, incentives slipped 12.2% between December 2012 and January 2013, coming to rest at $2,274 per vehicle. The pickings are...Read More»

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Saab Owners: Warranty Protection Is Just A Few Clicks Away

Own a recent Saab? Worried about your warranty now that the automaker has gone belly-up? Well, put those concerns to rest, because Saab Automobile Parts North America (SPNA) has just announced the Saab Secure program. Saab Secure is geared toward owners of Saab vehicles from 2010 and 2011. (The...Read More»

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GM Is First U.S. Automaker To Sell 1 Million 30-MPG Cars In A Year

People in the health and fashion industries are fond of saying things like, "30 is the new 20". Now, automakers are saying it, too -- at least when it comes to fuel economy. Thirty miles per gallon is a sweet spot in the auto industry -- far better than the underwhelming 20 mpg threshold, but not...Read More»

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GM Buys Back $5.5 Billion In Stock From The U.S. Government

General Motors has announced plans to buy back some of its stock from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, reducing the federal government's stake in the automaker by 40%. In a press release, GM says that it will purchase 200 million shares of common stock from the Treasury -- a significant chunk...Read More»

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Hurricane Sandy Heightens Sales Divide Between Detroit & Foreign Automakers

Five weeks after Hurricane Sandy made landfall, life across much of the northeast has returned to normal (or a rough approximation thereof). But some automakers have followed an easier road to recovery than others. Reporting on the strong state of the U.S. auto market, Detroit News mentions that...Read More»

Mayan motor mayhem: end of the world clearance event from the Humberview Group
Mayan Motor Mayhem: Canadian Dealer Offers Free Cars If The World Ends

We're just a few weeks away from the big event -- not Christmas, not Wright Brothers Day, but the end of Planet Earth. Well, at least if Mayans are correct. Most of us seem to have forgotten about the whole world-ending-on-December-21 thing. Maybe we were distracted by a contentious presidential...Read More»

Joel Ewanick at the 2010 LA Auto Show
Former GM Marketing Guru Joel Ewanick Heads To Fisker

We don't usually report on personnel matters in the auto industry. Most of you come here looking for details about current and upcoming vehicles, so we typically leave stories about hirings and firings to other news sites. However, the firing of Joel Ewanick by General Motors last July was anything...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Volt
GM Plans To Make 500,000 Electrified Cars A Year By 2017

Yesterday, General Motors made a provocative announcement: by 2017, the company plans to produce 500,000 electric and partially electric vehicles each year. To put that in perspective, in 2011 GM sold just over 9,000,000 vehicles worldwide. If the U.S. auto industry continues its rollicking pace --...Read More»

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Hurricane Sandy’s New And Used Car Toll: Up To 200,000 Vehicles Could Be Scrapped

The floodwaters may be receding and the massive cleanup in progress from the worst Atlantic storm ever recorded, but it’s just the beginning of getting back to normal for automakers and consumers who lost vehicles due to flooding or other storm-related damage To-date, automakers have lost...Read More»

Renderings for the new Test Track at Walt Disney World
At Disney World's Epcot, GM Test Track Reopens December 6

Back in January, we broke some very bad news: the beloved GM Test Track ride at Walt Disney World's Epcot was being closed for renovations. But there was an upside: the upgrades were scheduled for completion later this year. Once the doors reopened on the newly christened "Chevrolet Design Center"...Read More»

Damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast
The Auto Industry's Response To Hurricane Sandy

One week ago, after Hurricane Sandy's violent landfall, residents along America's eastern seaboard awoke to starkly different landscapes than they ones they'd known a few hours earlier. Homes and offices had been destroyed, mementos and landmarks ruined, lives changed, taken, forever altered. But...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Silverado Custom Sport Truck
Chevrolet Gives 50 Trucks & Vans To Hurricane Relief Efforts

Here's a bit of good news related to Hurricane Sandy: Chevrolet has donated 50 Silverado pickups and Express cargo vans to the American Red Cross. They'll be used in relief efforts across the Eastern seaboard and in other areas affected by the storm. What's more: General Motors' OnStar unit is...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Volt
2013 Chevrolet Volt Gets Software Update To Avoid Stalling

Like it or not, car tech is changing. And as that technology changes, so does the way that we maintain and service our vehicles. As proof, look no further than a problem currently affecting the 2013 Chevrolet Volt. According to the Detroit News, General Motors has begun contacting owners of the...Read More»

Corporate and brand loyalty, Q2 of 2012, cropped (from infographic via Experian Automotive)
Toyota Owners Are Most Loyal, But Chevy Sonic Is Top Model

How much do you love your car? Enough to buy another of the same make when it's time to upgrade? Or at least enough to buy another from the same automaker? If you drive a vehicle from the Toyota family -- including Scion and Lexus -- chances are pretty good that your answer to that third question...Read More»

2013 Buick Encore
2013 Buick Encore Priced, GMC Canyon Lives, Paris Auto Show: Car News Headlines

Today at The Car Connection, Audi announced the new 2014 S3 hatchback and GMC confirmed a new Canyon mid-size truck is coming. Buick priced the 2013 Encore and we have more details regarding the upcoming SRT Barracuda. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. General...Read More»

General Motors' Vice President for Global Quality and U.S. Customer Experience, Alicia Boler-Davis
General Motors Works Overtime To Keep Customers Happy

Back in January, J.D. Power and Polk released some interesting data about customer-retention rates in the auto industry -- or, in everyday language, brand loyalty. The two research firms came up with slightly different statistics, but both agreed that companies like Ford were making real progress...Read More»

2013 Buick Enclave
2013 Buick Enclave Priced From $39,270

The popular, three-row SUV known as the Buick Enclave received a makeover for the 2013 model year -- and so did its pricing. The Enclave now starts at $39,270, which is a bit higher than the 2012 model's current sticker price of $36,500. Of course, as Bengt Halvorson points out in his review of the...Read More»

Michelle Obama at a soundcheck before the 2012 Democratic National Convention
Democratic Platform Says: We (Re)built This Auto Industry

Last week, the GOP issued its official Republican Party platform, and in that long, winding document were several items of interest for drivers -- namely, a statement against pay-as-you-drive taxes for motorists and harsh criticism of the Environmental Protection Agency. Hopefully, you had the...Read More»