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Chrysler, Ford, Toyota Score 100% On LGBT Workplace Equality (Updated)
Chrysler, Ford, Toyota Score 100% On LGBT Workplace Equality (Updated)

UPDATED: One of our contacts at GM wrote in with a couple of important clarifications. See the note below. The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest advocacy group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights, and for ten years, the organization has been ranking companies on their...Read More»

'Generations', a 30 second Chevrolet ad by William Kirkley
Share Your Fave Chevrolet Commercial, Win A Shot At $10,000 (Or Something)

Last week, we told you about Chevrolet's "Route 66" Super Bowl ad contest, which will give one lucky independent filmmaker 30 seconds of Super Bowl airtime. But there's a way for you to win, too: share your favorite video from among the 35 finalists, and you could walk away considerably richer. The...Read More»

GM Renaissance Center American flag
GM Drops Big Fuel As Social Media Agency

After a short year-long relationship, General Motors is dropping Big Fuel as its social media agency of record. In early November, GM announced it would begin an overall agency review, in an effort to become more efficient in the way its agencies of record are handled. The review wasn't limited to...Read More»

The Great Wall of China
Starting Today, China Slaps Tariffs On U.S.-Made Vehicles

Car shoppers in China got an unpleasant surprise this morning: the Chinese government announced plans to impose tariffs of up to 22% on all vehicles made in the U.S., starting today. U.S. auto manufacturers aren't especially happy about the news either -- not only because it makes their vehicles...Read More»

2011 Saab 9-5
GM Says 'No' To Saab Sale: We Recap The Saga's High Points Up To Today

The long, strange, saga of Saab may finally be coming to a close. Even though there's a shaky deal with Chinese investors in the works, GM has said that it will block any sale of Saab that involves the sharing of GM technology. As a result, Saab's reorganization administrator is once again pushing...Read More»

2012 GMC Canyon SLT
GM Announces Recall Of 2012 Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon Pickups

General Motors is recalling some 5,220 model year 2012 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks, to repair a potentially loose connection on the driver’s seatbelt warning system. Trucks affected by this recall were manufactured between September 9 and October 19, 2011. On certain...Read More»

General Motors Google+ Brand Page
General Motors Takes Unique Approach To Google+

Google finally got around to unleashing brand pages, and automakers have flocked to the new social media site in an effort to find yet another way to connect with fans. While many automakers are still working to differentiate how Google+ is used in comparison to other social media site, General...Read More»

Dan Akerson, GM CEO as of September 1, 2010
GM Says New Fuel Rules Are A Big Win For U.S. Automakers

On Wednesday, the Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency announced new fuel-economy rules for vehicles manufactured during the 2017 - 2025 model years. While those regulations will invariably lead to higher car prices for consumers -- around $950 at a minimum -- the...Read More»

2012 Cadillac CTS
2012 Cadillac CTS Recalled For Potential Brake Failure

General Motors has issued a important recall for the 2012 Cadillac CTS. At issue: a flaw that could render the vehicle's brakes useless and dramatically increase the risk of a crash. The problem centers around a single nut on the CTS's power vacuum brake boost pushrod. According to a memo from the...Read More»

2009 Pontiac G8
2008 - 2009 Pontiac G8 Recalled For Airbag Delay

General Motors is recalling Pontiac G8 vehicles from model years 2008 and 2009. In certain circumstances, the airbag systems in those cars can suffer from a slight delay, meaning that the airbags deploy more slowly and offer less protection during crashes. According to a bulletin from the National...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Colorado Show Truck concept
Costco Offers Discounts On Chevy & GMC Vehicles Until Jan. 3

Planning to purchase a new Chevrolet or GMC vehicle in the coming months? If so, you might want to head over to Costco. According to a report in Automotive News, the wholesale club is offering special deals on select light trucks through January 3, 2012. Shoppers who purchase a Chevy or GMC during...Read More»

2012 Chrysler 200 sedan
October Auto Sales: The Leading Edge Of An Economic Rebound?

While U.S. economic news is hardly good, somehow auto sales again proved to be a bright spot in October. As the housing sector remains on a downward slide in much of the country, manufacturing growth slowed, and economists wondered how Greece's nearing economic meltdown will affect the global...Read More»

Handing over car keys
Ally Offers Consumers A New Car Loan With Guaranteed Buy-Back Price

At a time when family car buyers are searching for every great deal they can get their hands on, Ally Financial has come up with what may be a very compelling proposition. The company is offering “Buyer’s Choice,” a new type of car loan that guarantees a buy-back price at the end...Read More»

General Motors' OnStar
Robocalls: New Threat To OnStar? What To Do If You Get One

There we were, driving along in our 2012 Chevrolet Sonic test car, when it spoke to us. "You have an incoming call," it said. Which was startling, since our prehistoric, coal-powered mobile phone is incapable of pairing with anything beyond a headset. Ah, yes, right, it's the built-in OnStar...Read More»

Handing over car keys
New Type Of Car Loan Designed To Give Buyers Peace Of Mind

A car loan is a fairly straightforward financial transaction; to buy a new car, you agree to pay a lending institution a monthly amount to cover the principal and interest over a set period of time. What isn’t simple is that some cars depreciate faster than others, which potentially changes...Read More»

2011 Toyota FT-86 II Concept
Toyota To Topple As World's #1 Automaker, VW & GM Ride To Top

Volkswagen is bound and determined to become the world's largest automaker, and it promises to do so by 2018. According to industry analysts, VW could meet its goal this year -- seven years ahead of schedule -- but it may not stay on top for long. In terms of sales volume, Toyota is the world's...Read More»

GM's smartphone-based vehicle communication app
GM Develops Technology To Prevent Crashes

Safety technologies to help drivers minimize collisions on the road are a tremendous advancement, no doubt about it. But perhaps an even better solution is technology that can prevent crashes from ever occurring. At the recent Intelligent Transport World Systems Congress in Orlando, Florida...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Spark minicar unveiled in Detroit, October 2011
GM Network Hacked To Make Fun Of Rivals At 2013 Spark Unveiling -- Update

General Motors' web-wide blast of new cars and technology today has made quite an impression, but a prank--or at least what is being called a prank--at the company's Detroit headquarters today has left a different sort of mark--both on GM and on the prankster. A Wi-Fi router providing Internet...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Corvette Centennial Edition
2011 - 2012 Chevrolet Corvette Recalled For Liftgate Flaw

General Motors has issued a recall for Chevrolet Corvettes from the 2011 and 2012 model years. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the vehicles suffer from a problem with the hinges on the rear hatch, which could pose a safety hazard in the event of a...Read More»

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