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Former GM Marketing Guru Joel Ewanick Heads To Fisker
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»

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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»

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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»

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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»

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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»

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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»

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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»

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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»

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GM To Dems & GOP: No More Cars For Your Conventions

Since 1980, General Motors has provided cars to both Republicans and Democrats for their national conventions -- and it's done so free of charge. But according to a report in Detroit News, that policy has come to a screeching halt. Typically, GM has supplied the conventions with several hundred...Read More»

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Posting Car Complaints Online? Chrysler, Ford, GM Are Listening

So, you're driving along, minding your own business, when your car starts making a funny noise. Or there's a gap in the upholstery that you hadn't noticed before. Or your windows won't roll up properly. You get home, and like most tinkerers in this day and age, you fire up the interwebs and do a...Read More»

New OnStar buttons for select 2013 General Motors models
OnStar Mirror Gets A Minor Makeover

In America, we often believe that bigger is better. We don't eat hamburgers, we eat Whoppers and Quarter-Pounders. We don't sip sodas, we slug Big Gulps. And who's going to waste time on a home improvement show that doesn't feature an extreme makeover? With that in mind, the revamped OnStar buttons...Read More»

Pedestrian-detection system from General Motors, using Wi-Fi Direct
GM's Intriguing New Pedestrian-Detection System Uses Wi-Fi

Pedestrian-detection is nothing new -- automakers like Volvo and Mercedes-Benz have been developing such safety systems for years. So what makes General Motors' new pedestrian technology interesting? For starters, it works via your smartphone. GM's pedestrian-detection system is based on Wi-Fi...Read More»

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GM Nixes Support For Conservative Lobbying Group

Once upon a time, corporations seemed pretty adept at keeping their political activities quiet. But as reps from Lowe's, Kraft, and Chick-fil-A will quickly tell you, that ain't the case no more: thanks to the internet and today's 24-hour news cycle, corporate lobbying maneuvers are increasingly...Read More»

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Toyota Regains Title Of World's Best-Selling Automaker

Last year was rough for Toyota. Like businesses and individuals across Japan, the company suffered devastating setbacks following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Later in 2011, there were production problems due to immense flooding in Thailand. And of course, Toyota continued to fight customer...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic
General Motors Is Tops In Customer Loyalty, Ford A Close Second

It's one thing to attract a first-time customer, but quite another to get that customer back. According to new data from Experian Automotive, no automaker in America does that quite as well as General Motors -- though Ford comes awfully close. #1 and #2: GM and Ford During the first quarter of...Read More»

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