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Chevy, Buick, GMC Get 'Butts In Seats' Via Stadium Drive Days
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»

1952 MG TD
Marilyn Monroe, Volvo S40 And V50, 1939 Plexiglas Pontiac: Today's Car News

This Saturday Marilyn Monroe's car will roll across the auction block. This car graced the backsides of Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher, Cary Grant, and Marilyn Monroe. [MotorAuthority] Women drivers protested the Saudi driving ban by circling the embassy in Washington, D.C. [TheCarConnection] Have...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 GMC Acadia Denali
GM's Full-Size Crossovers Get Minor Changes For 2013

If you’re looking for a major redesign on the 2013 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse or GMC Acadia, it appears that you have a bit longer to wait. The Lambda-platform crossovers are getting a few improvements and updates for the 2013 model year, but big changes to the product line...Read More»

Dan Akerson
Gas Tax: Should We Pay $1 More? #YouTellUs

Gas taxes are a sore subject this week, whether you're the president of the United States or the CEO of GM. The economy is staggering, and gas prices are fluctuating near $4 a gallon. And still, this past week, GM CEO Dan Akerson said he thinks we should raise the gas tax so people will buy more...Read More»

Dan Akerson, GM CEO as of September 1, 2010
Blunt-Talking GM CEO Akerson Calls For Higher Gas Taxes

When GM CEO Dan Akerson told the Detroit News last week that the federal gas tax on vehicles should be raised as much as $1 per gallon to encourage consumers to buy more fuel-efficient vehicles, it was not just what he said but how he said it that made news. It’s been a while since the auto...Read More»

Dan Akerson, GM CEO as of September 1, 2010
GM CEO Akerson: Raise Taxes On Gasoline

General Motors CEO Dan Akerson would like to see a federal gas tax of as much as $1.00 per gallon, as it would drive consumers to purchase more fuel efficient vehicles. Akerson believes that such a move would be more effective than raising corporate average fuel economy standards, as the government...Read More»

2011 Cadillac SRX
2013 Cadillac SRX Plug-In Hybrid Killed, But Reasons Are Complex

Last week we told you that General Motors had pulled the plug on development of the Cadillac SRX plug-in hybrid. At the time, it looked like production costs were behind the decision, and if GM couldn’t sell the plug-in hybrid Cadillac crossover at a profit, it made no sense to proceed with...Read More»

U.S. Capitol
GM, Chrysler Bailout Loans Could Cost Taxpayers Up To $16B

A report from the White House National Economic Council shows that the Obama administration expects to lose less than $16 billion on the bailout of General Motors, Chrysler, Ally Financial and Chrysler Financial. Of the $80 billion invested, some $40 billion has been recovered to date, already an...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
May Car Sales A Mixed Bag: Toyota, GM Down; Ford Even; Chrysler Up

New-vehicle sales for May are rolling in today, and the overall numbers are mixed as automakers absorb the double whammy of fewer cars to sell, and lower incentives cutting into demand. Reuters estimates the annualized rate for sales in May will check in around 12.6 million units, a strong increase...Read More»

2011 Buick Enclave
The Stories New (Buick Enclave) Tires Could Tell

Ever wonder how the original equipment tires wind up on your family vehicle? It’s not that they were a bargain and the automaker thought they’d save a few coins here and there by snapping up huge lots. Of course, car companies do have their buyers negotiate the best deals possible with...Read More»

2010 Cadillac Escalade
GM Planning New Full-Size SUVs for 2014

GM is planning a major overhaul of its full-size SUV fleet for the 2014 model year. The automaker said today that it will spend $331 million to renovate its assembly plant in Arlington, Texas, home to its current crop of GMT900-family SUVs, including the GMC Yukon, Yukon Hybrid and Yukon XL; the...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Elantra
May Auto Sales: Hyundai And Kia Take Third Place, Ahead Of Toyota

Hyundai and Kia are this month expected to pull ahead of Toyota and Honda, to be the third top-selling brands in the U.S. market after only GM and Ford. Even more to the point, Hyundai and Kia are expected to be the only major brands with sales up versus April. According to the pricing-intelligence...Read More»

Newt Gingrich
GOP To Detroit: We're Still Not That Into You

The 2012 Presidential campaign has already started, and yes, it looks like the bailout of the auto industry could end up being one of many points of debate. Chrysler's earlier-than-expected repayment of $7.5 billion in federal loans—on top of a recent strong financial performance from GM...Read More»

2009 Saturn VUE Hybrid
Automakers Learn That Closing Brands Costs Customers

What happens when automakers like GM shutter brands such as Pontiac and Saturn, or when Ford closes Mercury? In a perfect world, customers loyal to these brands would stay with the parent: Saturn and Pontiac customers would shop for their next car from Chevrolet, while Mercury owners would heard...Read More»

Top Gear Stage Another Electric Car Stunt
Top Gear's Electric Car Stunt, Ferrari Crash: Car News May 13, 2011

BBC's Top Gear is at it again with electric car stunts. After already having its fun with the Tesla Roadster, Top Gear was caught filming a dead Nissan Leaf. We can't wait to see the electrifying footage. [AllCarsElectric] Furthering our notion that a campaign for saving the Ferraris is needed...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Malibu
GM Posts Best Quarter In Years, Buoyed On U.S. Product

General Motors [NYSE: GM] is proving that it's truly back in the black. For the fifth straight quarter since emerging from bankruptcy, it posted a net income. In fact, it's not just GM's best financial performance since the 2009 bailout; it beats the company's results for many years prior. For the...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Impala LTZ
Chevrolet Impala: No Redesign Until 2014 Model Year

In what has to be a blow to Chevrolet’s contention that their recent new product offerings symbolize the revitalized Chevrolet, Automotive News’ Rick Kranz, in a recent posting, took exception to the bow-tie brand’s claim. In Kranz’ view, as with many astute industry...Read More»

GM honor badge for military personnel
In May, GM Extends Military Discounts To Spouses & Retirees

If you're one of America's men or women in the armed forces, you probably know that General Motors offers discounts to military personnel, but for the next few weeks, the automaker is extending those price breaks to military spouses and retirees, too. If your purchase is a Chevrolet, GM will go one...Read More»

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