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Kia, GM Report Strong Sales...Elsewhere
Kia, GM Report Strong Sales...Elsewhere

If you didn't laugh years ago when Kia entered the marketplace, you have officially lost your chance: in the face of a tanking global economy, the automaker is reporting an 8.4% jump in sales for calendar year 2008. Pushing that number skyward? Sales in China, which surged a whopping 34.2%. Also...Read More»

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GM Going Green And Very Lean

The Scottish poet Robert Burns once said, "The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry." Why bother planning then? Well, as Congress made abundantly clear during the Big 3 bailout talks last fall, you have to have some kind of plan in place before you can expect any help. (Unless, of course...Read More»

Honda Accord converted to run on garbage
Link Love From The Car Connection

Weary of auto show news? Probably not. But just in case, here's a little miscellanea to round out your day. In case you hadn't guessed: GM and Chrysler are broke--at least that's what the Center for Automotive Research is saying. You shouldn't believe everything you read, but this is pretty...Read More»

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GM Takes Drastic Action, Announces Record Production Cutbacks

"Reeling from a 41 percent drop in its November U.S. sales," says Automotive News, and not quite sure where the money to stay afloat will come from after yesterday's rejection of the domestic auto bailout deal, GM will cut about 30 percent of its North American production capacity during the first...Read More»

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GM 3.6-Liter V-6 Makes Ward's North American Ten Best Engines List

GM might be an ailing patient, but its technological heart beats strongly with engines like the 3.6-liter VVT, direct-injected V-6 found under the hoods of products like the Cadillac CTS, STS, and GM Lambda crossovers (Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, Saturn Outlook, and GMC Acadia). This engine...Read More»

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GMT 360 SUVs Go Out Ignominously, with Cracked Blocks and Spraying Fuel

The New York Times’ Autos section recently reported on two TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins) quietly released by GM in September that detailed problems with its GMT 360 mid-size SUVs, which the company will stop producing on December 23. Short of manufacturer recalls, TSBs “are information...Read More»

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No Blank Check for Automakers, Says President-Elect Obama

While agreeing that the U.S. government must play a role in helping the struggling auto industry, President-elect Barack Obama cautioned that "we can't just write a blank check to the auto industry," speaking in the Detroit News. Obama also agreed with Congress' decision to wait until the Big Three...Read More»

2009 GMC Sierra Hybrid Crew Cab
GMC Announces Pricing for 2009 Sierra Hybrid

GMC claims its 2009 Sierra Hybrid pickup combines the fuel efficiency of a mid-size sedan with uncompromised full-size truck capability. And while the first claim is a bit of a stretch--at least on the highway side of things at 22 mpg--the 21 mpg city rating is indeed competitive with powerful...Read More»

2009 Ford F-150 Platinum
PickupTrucks.com Rates F-150 Best Overall Half-Ton Pickup

Over at PickupTrucks.com, they take trucks pretty seriously. Far from mall-crawling and tarmac-only duty, they put trucks through the paces, off-road and on, fully loaded, and basically through every imaginable test that potential owners might inflict on their pickups. They just concluded their...Read More»

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GM Releases Third-Quarter Results

Alongside its decision not to pursue a purchase of Chrysler, GM released its third-quarter 2008 financials, which they claim reflect "rapidly deteriorating market conditions in the U.S., slowdowns in other mature markets around the world, and continued losses at GMAC Financial Services (GMAC)."...Read More»

2009 Cadillac Escalade
GM Axes New Suburban, Tahoe, Escalade Platform

In further signs of the times, the New York Times reports that General Motors executives didn't give a second thought to axing the planned $2 billion development of a brand-new platform, the now stillborn CXX. It was to underpin next-gen Suburbans, Tahoes, Escalades, and Yukons, "brawny tanks that...Read More»

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Pontiac Pushes Forward with G8 'Ute Despite Tough Times

The continued production plans for the kinda-odd, kinda-cool Pontiac Amino pictured to the left is a surprising bit of verve from GM given its cost-slashing, factory-closing spasms of late. Yes, the G8 ST (sport truck) is still planned for 2010, and it shares a platform (with a wheelbase stretched...Read More»

Charles F. Kettering
Charles Kettering Is Alive and Well

Or the spirit of GM's genius engineer from the early 1900s, anyway, seems to be burning brightly in the R&D laboratories of General Motors. Automotive News explained that GM has now revealed more impressive technical details of its in-development 4.5-liter Duramax diesel V-8, to be installed in...Read More»

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TrailBlazer, Envoy Latest Casualties of War

GM has confirmed that the Moraine, Ohio, plant that builds GMT360 SUVs (Chevy TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy, Saab 9-7x) will be shuttered just in time for Christmas. That's the lump of coal that 1,100 Moraine workers will be getting in their stockings this December 23. Originally, the plant was supposed...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid
GM Next-Gen Duramax Diesel Boasts Engineering Tricks

GM's next-generation Duramax diesel is coming--and it boasts a host of new technology tweaks to help it deliver better gas mileage. The Duramax name is about the only thing that GM's new ultra-efficient diesel engine, in final phases of development, shares with the current iteration. The diesel...Read More»

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IIHS Gives GM Crossovers the "Top" Nod

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)--the industry-funded group that mashes cars into walls so that you don't have to--says GM's big crossover vehicles are so good at protecting passengers, they're giving them the Top Safety Pick designation. The TSP award goes to cars and trucks that...Read More»

2009 GMC Yukon XFE
GM Trucks Add 1 MPG with "XFE" Editions

GM says a new XFE version of its big pickups and SUVs adds 1 mpg to their fuel economy ratings, by adopting some aerodynamic and tire tweaks. The changes to the Silverado/Tahoe and Sierra/Yukon lineups improve fuel economy by 5 percent on the highway and 7 percent in the city, and improve the...Read More»

2008 Toyota Tacoma
IIHS Tests Small Trucks--And Most Are Left Wanting

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has tested the crashworthiness of compact trucks in side impacts--and the Toyota Tacoma is the only truck to emerge with its safety reputation intact. The Tacoma earned the IIHS's "good" rating for side-impact protection in the test of 2008 models...Read More»

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Lutz: New Invicta, Caddys, Chevys on the Way

This morning's announcements from GM were met with a big public-relations offensive which included a special bloggers-only conference call with vice chairman Bob Lutz. TheCarConnection.com and Gaywheels.com were invited to be on this very limited call, the highlights of which appear below in brief...Read More»

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