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2013 Cadillac Compact Luxury Sports Sedan Confirmed: Codenamed ATS
2013 Cadillac Compact Luxury Sports Sedan Confirmed: Codenamed ATS

The official announcement confirms what’s been suspected for quite some time: Cadillac will introduce a new compact luxury sports sedan in the summer of 2012. For now, its codename is the Cadillac ATS. Impetus for the new rear-wheel drive ATS sports sedan is Cadillac’s intention to...Read More»

State Farm's In-Drive telematics system
State Farm Launches OnStar Competitor: In-Drive [UPDATED]

It's no secret that car shoppers are smitten with technology, and nothing is hotter right now than the mix of navigation and concierge services known generally as "telematics". GM has made a bundle with OnStar, and now State Farm has partnered with Hughes Telematics to grab its own slice of the pie...Read More»

OnStar Family Link
OnStar Family Link Pilot Program Helps Parents Track Teens

Parents have it tough, trying to keep track of their teens driving the family car. With a new system from OnStar called Family Link, however, the job could get a whole lot easier. Of course, for now, the program is just in the pilot stages. But there’s obviously a great deal of interest in...Read More»

OnStar Family Link
Need To Keep Tabs On Your Teen? OnStar Could Soon Help

Parents of teenagers have it rough -- the backtalk, the defiance, the growth spurts. Perhaps worst of all is having to worry about young, inexperienced drivers, but General Motors is working on an update to OnStar that could put parents' minds at ease. GM is testing a new OnStar service called...Read More»

100 Years of Chevrolet
Chevy Turns 100: Vote For Your Favorite Chevy Of All Time

It's hard to believe, but Chevrolet is about to hit the 100-year mark -- and to celebrate its centennial, the company wants you to help pick the best Chevy of all time. In true sporting fashion, Chevy has selected 16 of its own fave rides and put them into brackets. The models span the full length...Read More»

GMC's updated website with Facebook integration
Buick, GMC Now Let You Share Your Dream Ride On Facebook

General Motors' marketing team have working overtime to make the company's brands attractive to tech-friendly consumers. A couple of weeks ago, the company announced that its popular OnStar system would finally come to non-GM vehicles on July 24 (i.e. yesterday), and now the automaker has unveiled...Read More»

2011 Cadillac SRX
Groupon Works For Cupcakes, Not Cadillacs: Why It Failed

Last week, we told you about LaFontaine Buick GMC Cadillac's experiment with Groupon. It was the first time that the popular online coupon service had been used to sell new cars, and folks throughout the auto industry held their collective breath, wondering if it would work. If you were one of...Read More»

2011 Cadillac SRX
Cadillac Joins The Groupon Gang With $300 Savings Offer

If you consider yourself a bargain-hunter, chances are good that you've used one of today's popular online coupon or group-buying sites to save cash. Now, for the first time ever, a major U.S. automaker has joined the fray, using one of those very services to gain customers. The brand in question...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze
J.D. Power: Chinese Avoid Chinese Car Brands (But Love GM)

A couple of weeks ago, we mentioned a survey that showed Americans' growing dissatisfaction with domestic brands. On the other side of the Pacific, there's a similar story to tell in China's burgeoning, booming auto market. According to a recent study from J.D. Power, Chinese shoppers are wary of...Read More»

2011 Cadillac CTS Sedan
GM Offers One Year’s Free Car Insurance to Buyers In Washington and Oregon

Anyone on the fence about buying a new vehicle certainly has many items to consider, auto insurance being one of them. General Motors is now offering consumers in Washington and Oregon a free year’s worth of car insurance – if they buy a new 2010, 2011 or 2012 GM product between now and...Read More»

Auto workers adjusting the chassis of the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD
Need A Job? The U.S. Auto Industry Is Hiring

It seems like just yesterday we were the bearers of nothing but bad news: plant closures, salary cuts, and countless layoffs. But today, the auto industry has turned the corner, and some car companies in the U.S. are on a hiring spree. Why the sudden jump? Because after record low sales figures...Read More»

YouGov Impression scores for International, Domestic, Mid-Market, and Luxury cars, May & June 2011
Study: Detroit's Image Dinged, Foreign & Luxury Autos Shine

Last week, we reported on June auto sales stats, which showed big gains for America's Big Three, as well as for German and Korean marques. But a new survey from YouGov hints that Detroit's triumphs may be short-lived if automakers don't begin to address some serious image problems. YouGov is a...Read More»

2007 Chevrolet Impala
Chevrolet Impala Owners File Class-Action Lawsuit

In what’s sure to be a nightmare for the GM legal team, a class-action suit has been filed against General Motors involving 2007-2008 Chevrolet Impalas. The suit complains that GM knew about and fixed “rear-end problems” on Impala police versions for those model years, but not for...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ
“Main Street in Motion” Puts the Public Behind the Wheel of GM's Latest

It's a surprisingly well-kept secret that major automakers sometimes invite prospective customers to test-drive their cars at staged events held in large parking lots around the country. The companies only send out invitations to these events to a limited number of people and it isn't exactly clear...Read More»

Ryan Dunn
Jackass Star Ryan Dunn, Hybrid Popemobile, John McGee: Today's Car News

Jackass star Ryan Dunn died last night when his Porsche crashed. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends. [MotorAuthority] John McGee, state senator for Idaho, has been booked on charge of DUI and grand theft. [TheCarConnection] Will General Motors' 2011 Chevrolet Volt become a costly dead...Read More»

Chevy, Buick, and GMC 'Main Street in Motion' drive event, CitiField, NYC, June 2011
Chevy, Buick, GMC Get 'Butts In Seats' Via Stadium Drive Days

Let's say you're the largest U.S. automaker, and you have a little problem. You're building cars that get good reviews for features, fit, finish, and fuel economy, but half the world still thinks you build lousy cars like you used to, and the other half shuns you as "Government Motors" due to a...Read More»

General Motors employee appearing in "It Gets Better" video against bullying of LGBT youth
GM Employees Make 'It Gets Better' Video For LGBTQ Youth

Last September, the suicides and vicious bullying of half a dozen gay teenagers made national headlines. It led columnist Dan Savage to found the It Gets Better Project, a series of videos aimed at convincing gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer teenagers that despite bullying and worse...Read More»

2011 Saab 9-4X
Is It Last Call For Saab? #YouTellUs

In case you've been in a coma the last few years, Saab is in trouble. It was on the brink of being shut down forever when at the last minute, General Motors sold it to Spyker. Then Spyker started losing massive amounts of money on Saab, and ever since, it's been trying to right the ship. The list...Read More»

Opel Astra GTC three-door hatchback
Opel CEO: Talk of Opel's Sale is 'Pure Speculation'

Despite reports in German magazines Auto Bild and Der Spiegel that GM’s management was questioning the long-term viability of the Opel brand, Opel’s CEO shot down rumors of a sale as “pure speculation.” In an internal memo, Karl-Friedrich Stracke, Opel’s head, told...Read More»

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