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What Cuts Will GM Announce Tomorrow?
What Cuts Will GM Announce Tomorrow?

The news is apparently going to be big - big enough that General Motors not only put out a series of media advisories, but made sure to call just everyone up and down the journalist food chain to ensure they know about CEO Rick Wagoner’s big announcement Tuesday morning. What’s in store? The...Read More»

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GM's Wagoner: "No Bankruptcy"

General Motors has no intention of declaring bankruptcy, despite the dire warnings of some leading industry analysts worried about the worsening health of the domestic auto industry in general and GM, in particular. "We have no thought of (declaring bankruptcy) whatsoever," said the automaker's...Read More»

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Could GM Be Ready to Trim More Brands?

How deeply will GM plunge the knife? As it struggles to halt the hemorrhaging, the ailing automaker is considering just about every option available, and that could include still more job cuts – and the sale of one or more of its brands. “Nothing is off the table,” a well-placed source tells...Read More»

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Humma-HUMMER

Our colleague and friend, Katie Merx, from the Detroit Free Press, has taken an interesting look at the future of General Motors’ troubled HUMMER brand. We won’t summarize all the specifics, as you might be better heading to the Freep.com site for her take on the story. But here are a few...Read More»

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GM Has a HUMMER Problem

This morning's shareholders' meeting with General Motors held a few surprises, with GM CEO Rick Wagoner announcing a new Chevrolet compact car to be produced in the U.S., and confirming that GM's board had funded production money for the Volt plug-in hybrid. Mentioned almost off-hand, but to no...Read More»

HUMMER Greens Up With E85

You can color HUMMER's H2 a little greener for the 2009 model year. General Motors says the large SUVs will be offered with a flex-fuel, E85-capable engine for the new year. Both the H2 and the truck-bedded H2 SUT are ready for ethanol power in 2009. And by 2010, HUMMER general manager Martin Walsh...Read More»

Pic Tease: 2009 HUMMER H3T Alpha

Back in January, we showed you all the photos of the 2009 HUMMER H3T we could score from GM's massive public-relations mothership. We also previewed HUMMER's baby truck in advance of a review we'll bring you soon. Until then, we'll just tease you by proxy. GM released a wad of new high-resolution...Read More»

IIHS Crashes Cars, Video Servers, While Murano Looks Good

Car crashes make for good viewing fun--how else to explain TruTV's nightly lineup? But they also make good fodder for car shoppers--and today's results from the latest crash tests from an insurance industry research group gives SUV and crossover shoppers some vivid video to study. The Insurance...Read More»

More Hot Server Action: Your Ten Most Popular Vehicles

With last month’s Detroit auto show and its hordes of concept cars, production cars, and high-resolution photography, it’s understandable why all the top vehicle searches in January at TheCarConnection.com were vehicles shown in Detroit. Maybe TCC readers are looking for a Jeep alternative, but...Read More»

HUMMER Web Site Nabs New H3T Truck

It's embargo time again for Chicago's auto show - and the new HUMMER H3T is the latest victim to fall. HUMMERguy.net's Web site says this photo was taken in anticipation of a Detroit show debut, but of course HUMMER had an HX concept for the ongoing Cobo affair earlier this month. The new HUMMER...Read More»

What Do HUMMER and Saab Have in Common?

GM Chairman, Rick Wagoner, made it very clear that in GM's opinion, ethanol is the bridge fuel that crosses the imposing canyon separating today's petroleum needs with tomorrow's hydrogen-powered electric hybrid promises. To make his point, GM introduced two E85-powered "concepts." One was the...Read More»

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2008 HUMMER HX Concept

General Motors is known to have had its eye on the niche occupied by the Jeep Wrangler. And at the Detroit auto show next week, it will reveal more of its intentions to field a Wrangler competitor in the shape of the HUMMER HX concept. HUMMER's general manager, Martin Walsh said, "We've made our...Read More»

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2010 HUMMER H2 SUT Spied!

Judging by this prototype caught under test, it looks like the HUMMER H2 SUT is on the verge of a growth spurt. This H2 SUT tester — parading around in what appears to be a faux army paint scheme (complete with star) — has clearly been lengthened behind the rear doors. It appears that a good...Read More»

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Power: Younger Buyers Avoiding Domestics

A new study from J.D. Power & Associates offers some new insight into the steep cost American carmakers are paying for what is seen a sluggish response to rising fuel prices. The new Power study also underscored the importance of perception in consumer attitudes toward various vehicles and...Read More»

HUMMER Wedding Unites Couple, Marketing

The trend of underwritten weddings—think Star Jones’ shameless sponsor-shopping—is taking on a distinct odor of gasoline this weekend, when a Nevada couple is united in holy matrimony in the beds of HUMMER trucks, hopefully with hundreds of press in attendance. A skimpy press...Read More»

2009 HUMMER H3T Spied! - The Car Connection

Codenamed GMT745, the long-anticipated HUMMER H3T was spotted over the weekend, sporting a crew-cab configuration. Our spies are talking about an August 2008 model launch. We recall two HUMMER chief executives ago, being polled on which truck we'd first put a HUMMER badge on. Should this one be...Read More»

Prius Versus HUMMER: Exploding the Myth

Over the past year, there has been an explosion of stories raising questions about the real environmental cost of hybrids. One of the most misleading ones, which has been spread by countless blogs over the past several weeks, and cited without verification by several sources that appear reputable...Read More»

Caddy Donates Big Eight to H2

Cadillac’s awfully generous these days. It’s slapped its name on a Saab 9-3, it’s lending its marvy multivalve V-6 to Buick and Saturn, and now it’s giving the HUMMER H2 the courtesy of its whomping 6.2-liter, 393-horsepower V-8. In the H2 the excess displacement does a few...Read More»

Eight Cylinders, and the H3 Makes More Sense

Pardon us for not getting too excited about the HUMMER H3. We tried five-cylinders back in the Audi days and in terms of power and sex appeal, “flat” became a keyword. Now HUMMER’s fixed the primary failing of the H3 and stuffed its 5.3-liter V-8 under the hood. And where V-8s make...Read More»

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