General Motors

Interactive Windows: A Possibility For Future Family Vehicles?
Interactive Windows: A Possibility For Future Family Vehicles?

No, it’s not a laptop computer, but new interactive window technology that General Motors is exploring with the help of researchers and students at Israel’s Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. The “windows” in question are those in the rear of family vehicles. The idea is an...Read More»

2011 Saab 9-5
LGBT License Plates, Saab, SOPA Effects MegaUpload Founder: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, companies are still interested in saving Saab, and Nissan sold a lot of Leafs. LGBT equality license plates are coming to some states, and we drive the 2012 Fisker Karma. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. SOPA may have stumbled, but...Read More»

Chevrolet's worldwide sales performance in 2011
GM Back On Top With 9 Million Unit Sales In 2011

Fueled by record worldwide sales of its Chevrolet brand, General Motors has achieved 2011 sales of 9.03 million units, surpassing both the 8.16 million sold by Volkswagen and the 7.9 million estimated by Toyota. Like other Japanese automakers, Toyota was impacted by inventory shortages caused by...Read More»

The GM Test Track at Disney's Epcot Center
Vacation Alert: GM To Revamp Disney World Test Track Ride

Heading to Disney World this summer? We've got good news and bad news. First, the bad news: Disney is shutting down the 13-year-old GM Test Track thrill ride at Epcot Center. Now, the good news: the ride will reopen later this year (probably fall/winter) as the Chevrolet Design Center. Okay, at...Read More»

'Generations', a 30 second Chevrolet ad by William Kirkley
GM Goes For A Clever End Run On Super Bowl Advertising

Advertising during the Super Bowl is like trying out a new stunt at the Olympics: you can nail it and win big, or you can fall flat on your face and ruin your reputation for good. It's no surprise, then, that companies who buy time during the big game do their best to ensure success. That's what GM...Read More»

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Analysts Predict A Booming Auto Market In 2012 (Except In Europe)

The dust is still settling from 2011, but early figures indicate that the U.S auto market recorded significant growth over 2010. Analysts at Polk Research say that upward trend will continue across much of the globe in 2012 -- though alas, not everywhere. THE WINNERS China: Though some have...Read More»

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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»

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