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No Fear: GM's Trucks Will Survive
No Fear: GM's Trucks Will Survive

The big news from General Motors this year hasn't been its great new trucks and cars. It's been a constant drumbeat of dire news, down to the "substantial doubts" about its ability to stay out of bankruptcy. There's no need to fear, though. As long as there is a General Motors, there will be Chevy...Read More»

Bob Lutz and 50 Cent
GM's Bob Lutz To Retire in '09, Moves To Senior Advisor Role For Now

Today GM announced that Robert A. Lutz, 76-year-old GM Vice Chairman for Global Product Development and visionary behind breakthrough vehicles like the Pontiac Solstice, will retire at the conclusion of 2009. In the meantime, effective April 1, he will serve GM as Vice Chairman and Senior Advisor...Read More»

2009 Pontiac Vibe GT
Quick Drive: 2009 Pontiac Vibe

General Motors and Toyota have been cooperatively building cars for decades. The 1985 Chevrolet Nova was one of their first co-manufacturing efforts, and at the time, it was GM's best small car. (That's not saying much if you remember Chevette and the original J-Cars.)The Pontiac Vibe is another...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»

2010 Pontiac G8 ST
2010 Pontiac G8 ST Is DOA

We predicted it a few weeks back--or at least suggested it would be a grand candidate for the scrap heap. Now GM's gone and cancelled the 2010 Pontiac G8 ST, according to our buddy Mike over at PickupTrucks.com. The latter-day El Camino was to be spun from the Pontiac G8 sedan chassis.  It was due...Read More»

2009 Pontiac G8 GT
Pontiac Might Pare Down to Just One Vehicle

We've said it before, and we'll say it again: There's just nothing exciting about a Pontiac Aveo G3. GM's bastard child of badge engineering is finally, according to AutoWeek, being let off the hook for carrying weak models that don't agree with its stated mission of driving excitement. Holding six...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 Might Kill Saturn, Pontiac, Saab Says Rumor Mill

According to Bloomberg News on Wednesday, by way of Detroit News, GM is considering eliminating its Saturn, Pontiac, and Saab divisions. The move would ostensibly help it receive as much as $12 billion in federal assistance. As of late Wednesday, GM spokesman Steve Harris had no comment on the...Read More»

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Chapter 11 Could Decimate Big Three Dealers

Dealership lawyers predict that Chapter 11 filings by any of the Big Three would "kill many of its dealerships quickly" even if the companies successfully reorganize, says Automotive News. The situation would place dealerships into an immediate cash shortage from which many would simply not...Read More»

2009 Pontiac G3
Pontiac G3 Emphasizes Economy, "Sporty Styling"

Still trying to decide if it is GM's excitement division, economy department, or swoopy styling central, Pontiac brings us the Daewoo-designed Chevy Aveo G3, which it claims "emphasizes value without compromising a fun driving experience." Uh-huh. This is brand engineering at its worst. Didn't they...Read More»

2009 Pontiac G6 Coupe
GM Enhances Pontiac G6 for 2009

GM makes significant tweaks to its mid-size G6 lineup going into a rather bleak 2009 model year. Actually, GM says these changes are for the "2009.5" Pontiac G6, set to arrive at dealerships in January. Visual and powertrain enhancements are meant to bring the G6 more solidly into Pontiac's...Read More»

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 in the U.S., slowdowns in other mature markets around the world, and continued losses at GMAC Financial Services (GMAC)."...Read More»

2010 Pontiac G8 ST
SEMA: 2010 Pontiac G8 ST Keeps on Truckin'

The 2010 Pontiac G8 ST is surely one of the less likely new product choices made by General Motors since Bob Lutz took the reins of product development. A truck spun from the Pontiac G8 platform, it's powered by a 361-horsepower, 6.0-liter V-8 that's good for a 0-60 time of 5.4 seconds. A six-speed...Read More»

2009 Pontiac Solstice GXP
SEMA 2008: 2009 Pontiac Solstice Coupe Is Still Standing

The Pontiac Solstice has had a short, tumultuous life: highly praised by enthusiasts for its looks, not so loved for its finish and feel. Then came the rumors of it being left on the cutting-room floor as GM recasts its future car lineup around high fuelers like the 2011 Chevrolet Volt. Not so, GM...Read More»

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 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»

2009 Pontiac G8
Pontiac G8 Die-Off Rumored

Carscoop, via Edmund's InsideLine, report an unnamed source's claims that the rear-drive, Holden-based Pontiac G8 will not be kept in production after it lives out approximately five more years of production. Along with rumors, they claim, of the demise of Lutz's baby, the Pontiac Solstice...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
2011 Chevy Volt: Lost in Translation?

The 2011 Chevrolet Volt doesn't look as much like the concept version, and that has potential customers complaining. Earlier this week, we showed you the first photos of the 2011 Volt and unleashed a whirlwind of coverage that--to our surprise--has led to a lot of speculation on the Volt's...Read More»

2008 Cadillac DTS
GM Brings Back Employee Pricing

It's ready to clear out its remaining 2008 models--so General Motors is offering shoppers its employee discount to move the metal. GM says effective now through September 2, you'll be able to get the same price a GM employee would get for a 2008 model-year vehicle--or even some 2009 model-year GM...Read More»

2010 Pontiac G8 ST
2010 Pontiac G8 ST: The Initials Stick

The winning name for the Pontiac sport truck shown at auto shows earlier this year is a simple one: G8 ST. Pontiac announced this morning that its 2010 light-duty truck would wear the initials it bandied about when it first showed off the V-8-powered two-door truck. In the meantime, it's been...Read More»

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