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Saab Taking Its Toys And Going Home, Maybe

Saab Taking Its Toys And Going Home, Maybe

Saab is the red-headed stepchild in GM's family, and the General has been trying to unload it for some time. (Alas, two decades of losing money hasn't endeared the brand to potential buyers.) Then last week, GM's Bob Lutz threw out some very ominous words: "Saab is a luxury that we can no longer... read more

January 22, 2009 by  - 4
 
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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... read more December 12, 2008 by  3


 
GM 3.6-liter DI VVT V-6

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... read more December 12, 2008 by  2


 
GMC Envoy XUV

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... read more December 2, 2008 by  0


 
blank checkss

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... read more November 25, 2008 by  5


 
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... read more November 19, 2008 by  4


 
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... read more November 18, 2008 by  0


 
Impala On Fire

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... read more November 7, 2008 by  0


 
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... read more October 28, 2008 by  9


 
2010 Pontiac G8 sport truck

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... read more October 27, 2008 by  8


 
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... read more October 23, 2008 by  2


 
2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer 4-door 2WD LS Side Exterior View

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... read more October 14, 2008 by  6


 
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... read more September 15, 2008 by  1


 
2008 GMC Acadia FWD 4-door SLT1 Angular Front Exterior View

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... read more August 26, 2008 by  0


 
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... read more August 12, 2008 by  0


 
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... read more July 24, 2008 by  3


 

 
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