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Trending In Social Media This Week: Toyota Sticky Pedals Again, GM And BMW
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»

2010 Aston Martin V12 Vantage
Today at High Gear Media: Best Cars to Buy, EPA's Top Ten

Our Best Car to Buy awards are looming large--today, we're talking SUVs, crossovers and green machines. [TheCarConnection] The lucky dogs at MotorAuthority, meanwhile, are pressing the Aston V12 Vantage for their #BestCarToBuy honors. [MotorAuthority] While GCR weighs in on its nominee, the 2011...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»

Social Car News and OneRiot
Trending In Social Media This Week: Another Toyota Recall, Ford And GM

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»

2010 Chevrolet Impala
Chevy Hands AARP Members $1000 Toward A 2010 or 2011 Impala

If you've reached the Big 5-0 and you're in the market for a new sedan, you might want to renew your AARP card: for the month of November, GM is offering AARP members a $1,000 discount off the price of a new 2010 or 2011 Chevrolet Impala. At a time when much of the auto world is marketing to...Read More»

General Motors Renaissance Center, Detroit, Michigan
Things To Know About General Motors' IPO

General Motors' initial public offering is just a few weeks away, and the company is expected to make some announcements today that should be of interest to investors, analysts, and car fans. Here are a few details, some of which we already knew, and some of which have leaked out in advance of GM's...Read More»

OnStar engineer demonstrates OnStar MyLink for mobile phone applications.
GM, OnStar Handing Out Free Smartphone Apps

Ever forget where you parked the car? Or wished you could pre-heat your vehicle in below zero weather? Smartphone apps solve those problems, and more. Owners of 2011 Chevrolet models will be able to access their vehicle information and OnStar services right from their smartphones, via free download...Read More»

Empty dealership
GM's Wound-Down Dealerships Finally Shuttered. What About Their 6.7 Million Customers?

General Motors caused quite a stir last year when the automaker trimmed over 1,500 dealerships from its network. In fact, some U.S. legislators are still clamoring for hundreds to be reinstated. (Whether they'll keep clamoring after tomorrow's mid-term elections is another matter.) But like it or...Read More»

General Motors' OnStar
GM Wants To Give OnStar Subscribers A Break -- On Insurance

General Motors' OnStar service has been popular with consumers, but it's facing stiff competition from other providers that offer many of the same services -- often, for free. How can GM stay competitive? By scoring insurance rate reductions for OnStar subscribers. GM has been working to secure...Read More»

Screencap from Chevrolet's 'Chevy Runs Deep' ad
Video: GM Reverses Course, Gives 'Chevy' Back To America

Remember a few months ago when word leaked out that Chevrolet was trying to put the kabosh on the word "Chevy"? It turned out that GM's marketing team was trying to tidy up the brand, and wanted employees to use only the word "Chevrolet" in official communications. The backlash from fans was huge...Read More»

2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe
GM Expanding in Michigan for 2013 Cadillac ATS

GM is expanding an assembly plant in Michigan, where it will build the new small 2013 Cadillac ATS. The Detroit News reports a formal announcement will come today for the expansion. GM will invest $190 million in its Grand River Assembly plant in Lansing, Michigan, and will add 600 workers to...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Camaro
Will GM's New Oil Standard Mean 10,000-Mile Changes?

The 2011 model year brings with it GM’s introduction of dexos oil. This is more than a type of oil; it's actually a standard for motor oil. Previously the gold standard for rating oil has always been the API (American Petroleum Institute) ratings, but with dexos, General Motors is following a...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet New Sail hatchback, sold in China
Chinese-Made Cars Edge Closer to the United States, Via GM

The U.S. auto industry has long feared an onslaught of cheap cars from Chinese brands like Chery, Geely, and BYD. But it's more likely that established global automakers will be the first ones to bring Chinese-made cars to the Americas. The United States market poses tricky political problems for...Read More»

Ed Whitacre
Ed Whitacre's IPO Offense Explained

Many people probably missed Ed Whitacre's chatter about General Motors upcoming IPO. It happened smack in the middle of a very busy week, in the aftermath of "Voltgate". Heck, GM didn't even bother clarifying Whitacre's statements until Friday afternoon, when most sensible people were goofing...Read More»

BP fail whale
AdAge Lists The Worst Social Media Screw-Ups Of All Time, Two Automakers Make The Cut

We can get a little feisty when we're talking about marketing campaigns. Some people get amped about football, for others, it's flan, and for us, it's how navigable your Facebook page is. So when we see a marketing campaign that could've been awesome except for a few tragic flaws -- as we did with...Read More»

2010 Mahindra TR pickup
Today in Car News: Tacoma, iPad and Mahindra

Former GM CEO Fritz Henderson has completed his brief consultancy for the automaker, so he can go to work for Sunoco. [Detroit News] We've shown you the new Benz iPad installation; now take a read at how dealers will use the magic-hypno-tablet to woo new customers. [KickingTires] Toyota wants truck...Read More»

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