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Switchgate Update: GM On Trial & On Capitol Hill

Switchgate Update: GM On Trial & On Capitol Hill

If you follow the news, you've heard about General Motors' current recall fiasco -- the one dubbed "Switchgate" in the media because of the faulty Chevrolet, Pontiac, and Saturn ignition switches that have been linked to at least 31 accidents and 12 deaths. On the off-chance that you expected... read more

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2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

GM Asks NHTSA For Permission To Skip Recall Of 2014 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra

As weeks go, this is not a great one for General Motors. First, came news that the automaker was adding more than 580,000 vehicles to a massive recall of Chevrolet, Pontiac... read more February 27, 2014 by 


 
2007 Saturn Sky Red Line

2003-2007 Saturn Ion, 2006-2007 Chevrolet HHR, Pontiac Solstice, Saturn Sky Join GM Recall

Two weeks ago, General Motors issued a recall for the 2005-2007 Chevrolet Cobalt and the 2007 Pontiac G5. Those vehicles contain a dodgy ignition switch, and if drivers carry... read more February 26, 2014 by 


 
2007 Chevrolet Cobalt SS

2005-2007 Chevrolet Cobalt, 2007 Pontiac G5 Recalled For Faulty Ignition Switch

The Chevrolet Cobalt and the Pontiac G5 were retired years ago, but that doesn't mean they can't be recalled. As proof, General Motors is recalling nearly 780,000 of them to... read more February 14, 2014 by 


 
LGBT-inclusive ad for the Chevrolet Traverse (debuted during the Sochi Winter Olympics)

Chevrolet Launches Two LGBT-Inclusive Ads During Winter Olympics Broadcast From Sochi, Russia

At noon Eastern, Chevrolet unveiled two commercials on YouTube: one for the all-new Chevy Traverse, the other for Chevrolet, the brand. "Why should that matter?", you ask... read more February 7, 2014 by 


 
Toyota FT-1

Toyota Zips Past GM To Remain World's Biggest Automaker, Setting New Goal

For the second year in a row, Toyota has driven to the top of the auto industry heap. According to Detroit News, the Japanese car company sold a record-setting 9.98 million... read more January 23, 2014 by 


 
BringGo app, in 2013 Chevrolet Spark

J.D. Power: Shoppers Think Of Chrysler, Ford, GM As High-Tech Innovators

Good news, Detroit fans: according to J.D. Power, America's new-car shoppers are turning increasingly to the Big Three for high-tech innovation. That revelation comes... read more January 17, 2014 by 


 
Toyota Prius navigation screen

Carmakers Know Where You Go -- And You Can't Get Them To Delete The Data

Big data is a very big deal. To be sure, it has plenty of useful applications, like helping us navigate traffic jams and tracking down criminals, all thanks to the aid of GPS... read more January 8, 2014 by 


 
Google Android

From CES: Audi, GM, Honda, Hyundai Will Put Google Android OS In Cars This Year

The Detroit Auto Show doesn't start until next week, but car fans are already feasting on lots of great auto news thanks to the Consumer Electronics Show. One of CES' biggest... read more January 7, 2014 by 


 
Australia's coat of arms

The Death Of An Auto Industry: Ford, GM Pull Out Of Australia, Toyota May Follow

Two days ago, General Motors announced plans to stop manufacturing cars in Australia -- or, as GM put it in a carefully worded statement: As part of its ongoing actions to... read more December 12, 2013 by 


 
Car lot

November Auto Sales Will Rise Almost 4%, Largely Due To Black Friday Deals

If you're planning to give the ol' credit card a workout today, you're not alone. Most analysts are predicting brisk Black Friday sales at shopping malls, big-box stores, and... read more November 29, 2013 by 


 
Blind driver Steve Mahan in Google's Self-Driving Toyota Prius, March 2012

NHTSA Attorney Calls Autonomous Cars "Premature"

Autonomous cars are on the fast track: Toyota has promised to launch early versions of self-driving vehicles by the mid-2010s, with other automakers to follow. But at least... read more November 21, 2013 by 


 
Car lot

Transaction Prices Climb In October (And GM Is Happy To See It)

If you went shopping for a new car last month and found the prices higher than usual, you weren't imagining things. According to KBB, transaction prices climbed a full... read more November 1, 2013 by 


 
GM's Dan Akerson with the 2015 Chevrolet CNG-Capable, Bi-Fuel Impala

2015 Chevrolet Impala Will Run On Gas...And Natural Gas

Forty years ago today, the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries launched an oil embargo against the U.S. in retaliation for America's support of Israel during... read more October 17, 2013 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

GM Raises Prices On 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra

If you're looking for a sweet deal on a new pickup truck from Chevrolet or GMC, the pickings just got a bit slimmer. According to AutoNews, GM has raised prices on 2014... read more October 15, 2013 by 


 
Screencap from Tesla website, included in complaint to California DMV from dealers

GM Follows Tesla's Lead, Plans To Sell Directly To Online Shoppers

Tesla has made plenty of headlines the past couple of years -- not just because its Model S sedan is selling better than critics expected (despite the occasional fire), but... read more October 7, 2013 by 


 
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