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GM Sells More Cars in China Than in the U.S.
GM Sells More Cars in China Than in the U.S.

GM is celebrating this week--along with the Independence Day holiday here, it's celebrating some huge sales numbers in Asia. Behind the power of its Buick brand, General Motors sold 1.21 million cars in China in the first six months of this year--which means the automaker is now selling more cars...Read More»

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The Benefits Of Direct Injection

Modern direct injection systems use a high pressure design, though some of the earlier models used a low pressure system. There are a couple of benefits to using a high pressure GDI (gasoline direct injection) system; the primary of which is greater control over the fuel. Under a high pressure...Read More»

Buick 'Regal Remix' invitation
Summer Fling: GM's Coming-Out Party For The 2011 Buick Regal

Earlier this week, we told you about Buick's new digital campaign to hype the all-new 2011 Regal and youthen the model's fusty image. But sometimes, the web isn't enough, so GM is also putting the Regal smack-dab in front of the 30/40something influencers it's targeting by throwing a series of...Read More»

Auto loan
GM Looking To Offer More Loans To More Customers

When General Motors sold off control of GMAC, it lost more than its in-house financing arm. It lost the ability to offer loans to a broad range of consumers, particularly subprime borrowers. As a result, GM also lost market share. Now, the automaker is chatting up two major Wall Street players --...Read More»

Chevrolet Volt to be featured on Xbox Kinect "Joy Ride" videogame
Video: Amping Up Videogames With The 2011 Chevrolet Volt

For decades, advertisers have spent a good bit of time and energy (not to mention cash) placing their products in movies. Who could forget ET's Reese's Pieces or, as a more recent example, the Audi R8, which has co-starred alongside Robert Downey Jr. in the Iron Man films? For its part, General...Read More»

2011 Buick Regal
Truth Or Consequences: Buick Prepares For The Slings And Arrows Of Social Media

Here's a sentence you might not have expected: Buick is planning a major social media offensive for the 2011 Regal sedan. Sales of the revamped Regal began last month, and in July, Buick will start marketing the sedan in earnest. Shortly after the traditional onslaught of print, broadcast, and...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
It Looks Like The Big Three Are Back

There's no denying that Detroit automakers have had a rough couple of years. It was about this time in 2008 that gas prices began climbing toward $4 a gallon, which brought about a dramatic change in vehicle demand and explains why there are so many hybrids and compacts in the pipeline these days...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Golf
The Golf, Again, Or Who Framed The Volkswagen Rabbit?

The word Golf has had an intriguing year. The word conjures up an immediate mix of unfortunate associations, from the media sensation of the Tiger Woods scandal to the heartbreaking oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico--yes, just change one letter and you have a car name that sounds exactly like the...Read More»

Chevrolet ad on the Yahoo log-in page
Chevrolet Parks Itself On Yahoo's Log-In Page

If you logged into your Yahoo.com account yesterday -- or if you plan to between now and Wednesday night -- you might see something unusual: the site's normally stark white log-in page has been papered over with wall-to-wall images of Chevrolet vehicles. It's part of a three-day U.S. campaign for...Read More»

2010 Cadillac CTS-V
Ed Whitacre Hosts Extreme Makeover: Cadillac Edition

Since emerging from bankruptcy a year ago -- June 10, 2009, to be exact -- General Motors has been trying to buff its tarnished image. Some of the company's work on that front has been controversial, like CEO Ed Whitacre's recent commercial touting the fact that GM repaid its federal loans months...Read More»

2009 Cadillac Escalade
GM Recalls 1.5 Million Buicks, Cadillacs, Chevys, GMC, HUMMERs, Saturns For Fire Hazard

General Motors has issued a recall for over 1.5 million  cars, trucks, and SUVs from across seven GM brands and four model years. According to notices from the automaker and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the vehicles in question feature a heated water fuel system (HWFS)...Read More»

The Chevy Baseball App for iPhone, iPad, and iPod
GM Says Just Stop with the Chevy, Already--It's Chevrolet [UPDATE]

  The car world loves a nickname: Volkswagen is "VW," Mercedes-Benz is simply "Benz," and BMWs are commonly called "Bimmers." If General Motors' new marketing braintrust has its way, though, you'll stop using the word "Chevy." The New York Times reports that Chevy marketing execs sent a memo to...Read More»

Ford Syncs Google Maps Destinations For Free Through The Cloud
Cloud Commuting: Google Maps Will Be A Key Feature On Ford, GM, Audi Rides

We've talked a lot about Google Maps and how it can make drivers' lives easier. We're happy to report that several major automakers have fully embraced Google's free service and are working hard to integrate its unique features into their vehicles' existing telematics systems. Ford is a great...Read More»

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GM Finally Considering Entering The Compact Pickup Market In The U.S.

According to sources leaking information to PickupTrucks.com, GM is considering entering the compact pickup truck market. The Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon twins are due for replacement, possibly in 2012. It’s unknown at this time if the rumored compact truck is a replacement for the...Read More»

2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe
Pricing For 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe Announced

As much as we’ve all missed Bob Lutz in the few weeks since his retirement from GM, it seems that the folks over at the automaker are still managing to do some things right. For example: the recently announced pricing of the upcoming 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe.   Scheduled to go on sale in early...Read More»

Ad for the GMC Terrain using the likeness of Albert Einstein
Today In Lawsuits: General Motors Is No Einstein. No, Really.

General Motors has a problem. Not its recent bailout. Or its endless personnel shakeups. Or even the public's lingering doubts about GM production quality. No, GM has a problem with its marketing, and it's very, very serious. When GM entered bankruptcy court last summer for its quickie...Read More»

2008 HUMMER H3 4WD 4-door SUV Alpha Front Exterior View
It's Really Over: Last HUMMER H3 Rolls Off Louisiana Line

It's really, finally over. Yesterday, the very last HUMMER H3 rolled off the production line in Shreveport, Louisiana, part of a special order for rental-car company Avis. After a lengthy and ultimately failed effort to sell the quintessential maker of sport-utility vehicles to a Chinese company...Read More»

2010 Land Rover Range Rover
How GM Should Have Saved HUMMER

_How GM Should Have Saved HUMMER     I am saddened and angered by the demise of HUMMER. A uniquely American creation, HUMMER could have been SO much more than what it became.   I believe that the people who ran HUMMER got too caught up in striving to one-up Jeep. HUMMER wanted to be...Read More»

Screencap showing the Chevrolet Volt app for Android
Video: GM Brings Apps To The Volt, With Help From Google's Android

Yesterday, Viknesh Vijayenthiran mentioned General Motors' plan to release a mobile app in conjunction with its upcoming hybrid EV, the Chevrolet Volt. Today, there's a video to show off that app, and it's so completely gee-whiz, we just had to share it. The video demonstrates what GM's press...Read More»

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