General Motors

The Road Ahead: Auto Insiders Predict Big Gains For Detroit's Big Three
The Road Ahead: Auto Insiders Predict Big Gains For Detroit's Big Three

Yesterday, we spent a little time looking back at 2010, so it's only fair that we now turn 180 degrees and look at what the future holds for America's automakers. Thankfully, the folks at KPMG LLP are one step ahead of us: they've already distributed their annual questionnaire about tomorrow's auto...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2010 Sales Stats Are In: A Look At The Winners & The Losers

If you're old enough to read this, you're old enough to remember 2009's slumping auto market. Economists and auto analysts predicted that the U.S. would see a rebound in 2010, but now that the year has drawn to a close, inquiring minds want to know: were the pundits right? Let's take a look. The...Read More»

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GM Preparing Big Social Media Campaigns For The New Year

This past year has been huge for social media marketing. With Twitter's popularity through the roof and Facebook effectively adding a "like" button to the Internet, there is no question what direction marketing is headed. GM recognizes this, and is set to launch some big social media campaigns in...Read More»

2011 GMC Sierra
GM Recalls Cadillac Escalade, GMC Sierra, And Chevy Avalanche, Silverado For Axle Flaw

General Motors has issued a recall for 2011 models of the Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Avalanche 1500, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, and GMC Sierra 1500. At issue is a manufacturing flaw that affects the rear axles of those vehicles, which could result in sudden loss of control while driving. According...Read More»

Chevy Volt components made from recycled BP oil spill booms
Chevy Volt Gets Even Greener, Uses Parts From Recycled BP Oil Spill Booms

We've spilled a lot of ink on the Chevrolet Volt, its intriguing powertrain, and its potential sales stats. But today, a different spill is fueling buzz about the newest hybrid on the block -- namely, the BP oil spill. In a story that's part head-scratcher, part publicity stunt, General Motors has...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt outside Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant
Trending In Social Media This Week: Chevrolet Volt Hits The Street, Chrysler And Volkswagen

Social Car News has partnered with real-time online buzz tracker OneRiot to bring you a weekly report on what's trending in the automotive social media world. Each week we monitor discussions across all platforms, including but not limited to Twitter, Facebook, Digg, MySpace, and blogs, to bring...Read More»

Charitable giving
'Tis The Season: General Motors, Mercedes-Benz Announce Major Grants

While many of us cruise the interweb (and, less enjoyably, the malls) for perfect holiday presents, two automakers have announced great giving plans of their own: General Motors and Mercedes-Benz USA have launched new philanthropic initiatives, and both earn big points in our book. The General...Read More»

Sue Morales From The Buick Enclave Engineering Team
Video: GM Offers Owner's Manual Tutorials On YouTube

The owner's manual is quickly becoming old school, what with the reading and the paper, it's just so dated. Now we have things like smartphone applications, OnStar, YouTube and so much more. GM is still including owner's manuals with each and every car, but they want to enhance the ownership...Read More»

General Motors' Robonaut 2
Video: General Motors Does The Robot, Dreams Of Moonwalking

The words "General Motors" conjure up different images for different people. GM's fans think of Cadillac, Chevy (not Chevrolet), the Camaro, baseball, Detroit. Detractors think of HUMMER, Saab, bankruptcy, bailouts. But few people think of robots -- and yet, that's just what GM is working on these...Read More»

YouGov analysis of GM brand
Survey: America Loves GM Again

Say what you will about General Motors -- and you've probably said plenty the past two years -- but things may finally be looking up for America's largest automaker. A new survey from research firm YouGov indicates that there's light at the end of GM's tunnel, at least as far as the company's...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt Z-Spec
Trending In Social Media This Week: GM Goes On Electric Hiring Spree, Hyundai And Toyota

Social Car News has partnered with real-time online buzz tracker OneRiot to bring you a weekly report on what's trending in the automotive social media world. Each week we monitor discussions across all platforms, including but not limited to Twitter, Facebook, Digg, MySpace, and blogs, to bring...Read More»

Porsche 918 Spyder clay model production teaser
*UPDATED* Porsche Hits The One Million Fan Mark on Facebook

UPDATE: We were able to get in touch with a spokesperson for Porsche regarding how they acquired the one million fans. We were told that the majority of the fans came organically, though Porsche did run one small ad campaign. The campaign resulted in less than one percent, or about 11,123 of the...Read More»

Teen driver
41% Say 'Buying American' Is Most Important When Shopping For A Car (But What's 'American'?)

Each of us has a slightly different set of criteria when we go shopping for a new ride. Some are obsessed with horsepower, some want airbags, and some marketing folks believe that cupholders are still the key to many buyers' hearts. But for 41% of Americans, the most important criteria is simply...Read More»

2004 Toyota Prius accelerator pedal after being shortened as part of sudden-acceleration recall
Trending In Social Media This Week: Toyota Sticky Pedals Again, GM And BMW

Social Car News has partnered with real-time online buzz tracker OneRiot to bring you a weekly report on what's trending in the automotive social media world. Each week we monitor discussions across all platforms including but not limited to Twitter, Facebook, Digg, MySpace, and blogs, to bring you...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
Chevrolet, Ford, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, And Toyota Named Nielsen Finalists For Green Marketing

Like any trend, the "green" movement has fallen in and out of favor, but for the past few years, it's been especially popular -- maybe as popular as it was when it first gained mainstream momentum during the hippie movement of the 1960s. And perhaps because of that popularity, Nielsen has decided...Read More»

Mr. Goodwrench coloring book
Goodbye, Goodwrench

When General Motors introduced Mr. Goodwrench to the world in 1974, it was a bold marketing move. The friendly, nerdy guy sporting chunky, horn-rimmed glasses was GM's way of assuring millions of Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Oldsmobile, and Pontiac owners that they had a place to turn for...Read More»

2011 Cadillac DTS
GM Recalls 2010-2011 Cadillac DTS and 2010-2011 Buick Lucerne For Wiring Problem

General Motors has issued a recall for 2010 and 2011 models of the Buick Lucerne and the Cadillac DTS. At issue is a wiring flaw, which could result in the loss of power steering -- or worse. The recall applies only to those 13,780 vehicles equipped with V8 engines. According to a bulletin from the...Read More»

Chevy Cruze T plays a giant game of Pac Man
In China, The Chevy Cruze T Plays A Giant Game Of Pac-Man

It's no secret that China is the world's biggest auto market. Thanks to Beijing's more capitalist-friendly ways, a strong national economy, and a growing middle class, car ownership in China is on the rise. (Cash-for-Clunkers-esque government subsidies haven't hurt, either.) The problem is, despite...Read More»

Duramax & Allison
Video: Chevy Silverado Loads Up On Funny In New 'Max & Al' Campaign

Marketing to truck fans can be tough. They tend to be well-informed shoppers and very brand loyal, so convincing them to switch brands or models has to be more than smoke and mirrors; automakers have to talk the talk and walk the walk. That's exactly what Campbell-Ewald is hoping to do with its new...Read More»

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